QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
What are the Benefits and Non-Benefits to Permanent Makeup?
Colour tones and skin toning can be customised to suit a client’s needs and races.
It is a very quick procedure and has low downtime to heal.
It is an excellent alternative for people with skin allergies, who need to still wear makeup very day.
After surgery to correct imperfections for the eyebrows, lips, eyeliner and breast areas.
To “Wake up Beautiful” naturally every day without the hassle of makeup.
A person can be susceptible to infection from having a permanent makeup treatment.
Permanent makeup is not easily removed after having the treatment.
The pigment of some inks can interfere with MRI scans.
In some cases, minor scarring can happen in the treated area.
Makeup fades and lightens over time and would require a touch-up or redo at a later stage in life.
What is a Touch-Up?
Keep in mind that a first initial tattoo procedure is not always perfect. It is just the first process of adding pigment into the skin. Touch ups are generally to fill areas, blend, change further imperfections, darken or soften the colours used done on the first treatment, and to make minor corrections if it is needed. The pigments used generally fade by 50% and need further touch-ups to either refresh or enhance the colour required by the client.
Is Permanent Makeup really Permanent?
Most Permanent Makeup Tattoo procedures are considered permanent due to the fact that the pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular dermal layers of the skin, which cannot be washed off. Depending on what types of pigments inks are used in the treatments can mean that the tattooed area can remain permanent. However, fading does occur and a touch-up maintenance of the colour pigment is required at periodic times due to the scientific nature of the pigments.
The fading from the elements of the sun, cosmetics and other agents used on the skin will lighten the tattooed areas and colour refreshment treatments will be required. Clients can change their hair colour and this can influence the outcome of their past makeup colours previously used. Permanent Makeup procedures can fade almost completely over many years, as this is the natural shedding process of the skin.
Do Pigments cause Allergic problems?
Most pigment allergies are generally rare, but people can develop allergies anytime to anything. There is no guarantee that the pigments will not give an allergic reaction further down the road.
Over stimulating or overworking an area of the skin can active a skin reaction of swelling, bleeding and scabbing, which is normal as a reaction to the procedure and not an “Allergic” or “Allergy” problem. Most people who are allergic to cosmetic makeup are usually a person who would consider having a permanent makeup procedure.
All pigments chosen to be used in a practice must meet certain jurisdiction requirements, listed in the ingredients on the pigment bottles. This ingredient can be shown to you should you require to see the pigment content being used in your treatment.
How long does each procedure take to do?
Generally, the first initial consultation and procedure can take in the region of 2 to 2 ½ hours. This is done to ensure that all the client’s needs are met. The technician needs to give an in-depth record and assessment to each client. Photographs, client medical history, colour palette, aftercare, treatment planning and procedure discussions are all done before the treatment may commence. It is the utmost important for the client to have a full comprehensive understanding of all policies and procedure beforehand, as every procedure and client is different to one another.
Follow up appointments generally take far less time to complete (generally 1hr+), unless the colour palette needs to be red-signed for any imperfections that need to be corrected and medical history that might have to be updated on each new appointment.
Is Permanent Makeup procedures Painful?
Clients can generally experience some discomfort during a procedure and others not. This varies from person to person, as there are no two treatments or persons the exactly same. Pain Management is always “KEY” and extremely important for the technician and client, so procedures run smoothly and effectively. Uneasy and painful experiences can bring unfavourable outcomes to the client and this can ruin the procedure and experience.
Topical Anaesthetics have been developed for the tattoo industry to manage pain levels for the client. This Pain management is discussed with you beforehand so that you are not allergic to the “Duracaine Family” properties found in the anaesthetic creams or gel used in your procedure.
Is Permanent Makeup procedures Safe?
With proper sanitation and sterilisation guidelines used in the procedure should be completely safe to have a permanent makeup treatment.
All needles are new, sterilised and discarded safely after each treatment. All needles are opened in the presence of the client to ensure that you are the only client to use the needle for the procedure.
Disposables consumables are used throughout the treatment process to give you complete piece of mind that you are in a safe and sterile environment at all times.
How much does Permanent Makeup Cost?
Costs are generally worked out on the technician’s general costs and time per procedure. A Touch up cost is generally priced into your first initial treatment or as a combined package to ensure that colour changes or touch up areas are completed. See price list. Costs per treatment will vary from one establishment to another, depending on the technicians “skill set” and expertise.