treatment process



Is Semi-Permanent Make-Up safe?

Yes, It is extremely safe. Meticulous standards of hygiene are undertaken with the use of disposable implements throughout the treatment. I guarantee only hypo-allergenic, pharmaceutical grade pigments will be used, of which are selected for their complete purity and proven safety.

Does it hurt?

Lips can be a little more sensitive then eyes and eyebrows. This is mainly because the surface area is larger, therefore has a greater blood supply. However, rest assured, this process has minimal discomfort and I use the very best topical numbing cream throughout the treatment, to ensure maximum comfort.

How long will it last?

Lips, eyes and eyebrows can last for years, as long as both the first and second treatment has been completed. We recommend having a colour retouch after 12 to 18 months to ensure vibrancy and longevity.

What can I visually expect post treatment?

The colour will be more intense than desired for approximately 7 days at which point the skin naturally exfoliates to reveal the 'true colour'. There may be a little swelling or tenderness for a few days.

Can I wear make up after?

Immediately after the treatment you should not apply makeup directly onto the treated area until it is completely healed. Anything between 5-10 days, depending on the area you have had done. Once healed, you can wear as much or little conventional make up as you desire. Although you should not feel the need to!

Can I play sport or go swimming immediately after?

Semi-Permanent makeup is perfect for sporting types, especially swimmers, however it is advised to stay away from sports the same day as your treatment, thereafter is fine. You must avoid swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms or sun beds for at least 6 days post treatment as the area needs to have minimal exposure to water. If not, it can affect the final results.

What company did you train with and are they and their equipment credible?

I trained with one of the leading experts 'Finishing Touches'. They have worked closely with HABIA to establish new NVQ standards in Micropigmentation and have been accreditted by both BABTAC and VTC. Their training is approved by FHT, Professional Beauty and leading Medical Insurers.

Their brand is one that you can trust. Their innovative approach ensures that their training and products are one step ahead. Everything is carefully researched and tested before they bring it to the market place. One of the company's greatest successes has been in the Medical Tattooing sector. Since 2006, they have been working towards creating a modern and progressive medical tattooing market. They have trained and now supply over 140 NHS hospitals and private clinics in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Their machine is the only digital machine to carry class 2a medical certification and is the choice of surgeons, nurses and Advanced Micropigmentation Technicians.

What are the health and safety issues related to semi permanent make-up and the general guide lines to consider when choosing the right technician?

The Government amended the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 by means of the Local Government Act, 2003 (Section 120), to give Local Authorities specific powers to regulate businesses providing cosmetic piercing (ear piercing or body piercing) and semi-permanent skin-colouring (e.g. micropigmentation, semi-permanent make-up and temporary tattooing). This change in the law was brought into force on the 1st April, 2004. This extends the powers that local authorities already had in relation to tattooing, ear piercing, electrolysis and acupuncture.

Semi-permanent skin colouring/Cosmetic Tattooing businesses will have to:

-Register with their local authorities

-Follow strict bylaws on the cleanliness and hygiene of practitioners, premises and equipment to protect customers against the risk of infection.

It is an offence to carry out such a business without being registered, to carry out such a business in a premise that is not registered for that purpose or to breach the bylaws.

Emily has been granted certification and holds current licences with several councils in Hertfordshire, proving the approval of her licence to carry out micro-pigmentation. Emily also follows all byelaws set out.

Can semi-permanent cosmetics on the lips cause cold sores?

Semi-Permanent cosmetics do not cause cold sores, however, if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the body and can be aroused by the treatment.

Can I have a lip treatment if I've had cold sores in the past?

I advise you to contact your GP to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks, if you have a history of the Herpes Simplex Virus. You should use the medication for one week before and one week after your treatment. This can help to minimise an outbreak.

If I have a cold sore on my lip at the moment; can I still have my lips done?

Unfortunately not. The outbreak must be fully healed and the course of medication completed in order for a lip treatment to be performed.

My lip needs waxing, when is the best time to do this, before or after my treatment?

Any form of hair removal (waxing & threading) or bleaching should be done at least two weeks prior or two weeks after your lip treatment.

How do we decide on the best colour for me?

I have a number of different colour pigments to choose from and during your consultation we will discuss what shade will suit you best. You are more than welcome to bring your own lipstick, as I can custom blend several pigments together to achieve the look you want and have your colour recreated as best we can. You will lose about 60% of the colour after your first visit, however we can always go darker on the second visit if required.

What foods should I avoid after the treatment?

Try and avoid eating spicy and salty foods until the area has healed. They can be a little discomforting, as the lip area will be more sensitive. It is also advised to drink any liquids through a straw immediately after the treatment, to avoid getting the lips too wet.
Eye brows

Should I bring my brow pencil?

Yes, it can be handy to see what colours you have been using for your brows and so we can try to match as closely as possible. It would be ideal if you can arrive to the appointment with your eyebrows already pencilled in so I can get an idea of what your daily style is.

What should I do if my Eyebrows need waxing?

Any waxing or threading should be performed at least 48 hours before the treatment. During the treatment I may need to pluck a few hairs to achieve the desired result.

Will any of my natural brow hairs need to be removed?

I will work with whatever brow hairs you have. Brow hairs do not need to be shaved off for permanent cosmetics treatments, this is a common myth. I may need to remove any stray hairs which need tidying up with tweezers, to achieve the desired result.

Will my brows look very dark after the treatment?

The colour intensity will be significantly darker immediately after the treatment, however this is completely normal and as the skin heals, this intensity of colour will subside and become lighter. You would normally lose about 40% of the colour after the first treatment. The healing process can take up to 10 days.

Will I need to remove my eye makeup for the treatment?

I would prefer for you to arrive to your appointment with your usual makeup, so I can get an idea of what your preferred style is. Before the procedure this makeup will be removed.

Should I bring my favourite eyeliner pencil?

Yes feel free to bring any specific eyeliner pencil that you would like to be replicated. This will enable me to custom blend an appropriate pigment colour.

Can I have my eyelashes tinted / permed before having the eyeliner treatment?

Any eyelash tinting or perming should be carried out at least one week before, or two weeks after the treatment.

If I have eyelash extensions in, can I have the treatment?

No, unfortunately you will have to have the eyelash extensions removed prior to having an eyeliner treatment The procedure involves adding liner through the lash line, therefore if not removed the lashes will get in the way. You can have them put back on after the healing process, 2 weeks later.

If my eyes are sensitive will they water a lot during the treatment, will this be an issue?

This is nothing to worry about. It is very common for eyes, sensitive or not, to blink frequently and water. Eyes are generally closed throughout the treatment, so discomfort is kept to a minimum.

Will my eyes swell a lot after the treatment?

Slight swelling & redness is very normal, however relatively minimal and usually occurs for up to 12 to 24 hours after the treatment. To help minimise this you can use ice packs or a cold compress.

Will my eyeliner look very dark after the treatment?

The colour intensity will be significantly darker immediately after the treatment, however this is completely normal and as the skin heals, this intensity of colour will subside and become lighter. You would normally lose about 40% of the colour after the first treatment. The healing process can take up to 10 days.

Can I apply makeup after the treatment?

You should wait until the eye line area has completely healed before applying any make-up. A new mascara maybe applied however I would personally recommend my Semi-Permanent lashes for a real glamorous look.