Here are some frequently asked questions.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent Makeup is a type of cosmetic tattooing (also known as Micropigmentation or semi-permanent cosmetics). The most common treatments are available for eyes, brows, lips. The effects available can range from a natural enhancement to subtly improve the facial features to the imitation of make-up.
What does the treatment involve?
An initial consultation will be used to discuss your requirements and help you decide on the result that will best suit you. Everything from your lifestyle, image, hair, skin tone and facial features will be taken into consideration. we will then custom blend colours to perfectly match your requirements –their skill as artists coming to the fore during the design stage.
The treatment itself involves gently implanting microscopic particles of pigment into the reticular layer of skin.
Will it look natural?
Yes, the healed result will look very natural indeed. you will see that the results can be tailored to whatever look, colour tone or strength best suits you.
How long will it last?
This varies from person to person because skin type, diet, genetics and environmental factors can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained. For instance, sun bed use and sun exposure have a bearing on the pigment retention, but this can be prevented with proper protection.
As a guide, it could be anything between one to five years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time. Once the colour starts to change you will know that you are ready for your refresher colour boost.
We offer discounted colour boost rates from 6 – 18 months after the initial treatment. It is important to remember that permanent make-up is a “low” not a “no” maintenance treatment.
What if I want to have cosmetic surgery at some point?
Whether you have had cosmetic surgery, or are considering it at some point in the future, that is not a problem.
What if I have medical issues?
A full assessment of your medical background will be made prior to the treatment. While there are some occasions when people are not suitable for permanent cosmetics –due to medical matters –this is uncommon.
Are there any risks involved?
At Cosmetica we adhere to the highest standards of health and safety. You can be assured that all risks are minimised and that you are in safe hands. However, because the treatment involves implanting pigment into the skin, that means it is invasive. While this is what provides permanent cosmetics with its long-lasting benefits, there are also some risks. As with any form of tattooing, these can include allergic reaction, undesired result or colour, misplaced colour, infection or scarring.
Can I drink alcohol prior to my treatment?
It is advised that you do not drink alcohol the night before, or on the day of, your treatment. This can affect pigment retention.
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