Please remember that the colour is up to 50% DARKER immediately after the treatment. It will start getting lighter after 4-7 days. The true healed colour will not show until approximately 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
During the healing process, the colour may seem to have disappeared as it is obscured by the healing layers of skin.
Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.
If you had a lip treatment and suffer with cold sores presently (or at any time in the past), use anti-herpes medication five times daily.Continue use for the next 7 days. This will hep prevent an outbreak, which could cause discomfort and scarring.
Daily Aftercare -Follow this routine for at least 1 week following the treatment or until it has healed-
the first 2 days, very gently, wipe your brows using a baby wipe or a cotton pad with water.
Apply the balm provided a couple of times a day, just a tiny bit! Use a cotton bud to apply it with.
Keep hair away to prevent infections.
If the area gets wet, gently pat dry using a tissue. Do not rub.
Don’t apply foundation too close to the brows and if you had an eye treatment, use a new mascara.
Don’t expose the skin to extreme heat, cold or moisture for two weeks following your treatment. This includes, direct sun, tanning beds, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, skin creams or ointments other than the one I have given you.
Some itching is normal, DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH the treated area, this may result in the colour healing unevenly and you could risk scaring the skin.
If you had a lip treatment, you should also avoid easing spicy and salty foods, drink liquids through a straw and refrain from kissing.
You may experience the following for 2-5 days following the treatment:
Dryness and itchiness in the treated area.Swelling and redness.
After eye procedures, eyelashes may stick together and eyelids appear red and puffy.
If you are feeling less than 100% healthy, it may take longer for your skin to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.
Long term care
In order to keep your semi permanent cosmetics in perfect condition, it may be necessary to have a maintenance procedure about every 12-18months, though this will vary for each individual. The cost of these procedures is roughly half that of the original procedure.
To avoid pigment fade for as long as possible, avoid excessive exposure to the sun and use a sunscreen of at least an SPF 15.
Take care when using moisturisers and skin products that contain glycolic or fruity acids as they can fade semi permanent make up.
Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, you may not be eligible to give blood for four months after the procedure.
Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip or brows.
Semi permanent cosmetic treatments normally require multiple treatment sessions. For best results, you will be require to return for at least one retouch treatment between 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the tissue heals. This process can take up to 10 days.
Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or coumadin for two days before and two days after the treatment. However, you must not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
Do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment.
Any waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the treatment.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for two weeks prior to the treatment.
Any lash tinting or perming should not be undertaken for a week before or two weeks after the treatment.
You may experience some swelling, please have someone drive you home.
Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately after the treatment. Remember to bring your glasses.
If you have a history of cold sores, we advise you contact your doctor to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent outbreaks. Alternatively, obtain medication such as Zovirax and use one week before and one week after your treatment. This can help minimise an outbreak.
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.
Lip wax or bleaching should not be undertaken for two weeks prior to the treatment.
I first trained in semi permanent make up 3 years ago, back then, microblading wasn’t so popular. I then, trained in microblading with Rebecca Chung in February 2016. To this day, my preferred way of creating brows is using a machine, for me, it’s the method I find creates the finest hairsrokes.
Microblading has boomed in the last couple of years and it’s the word people now use for eyebrow tattooing, this confuses quite a lot of people, so I’ve decided to put these three methods together and compare them for you.
I will start with tattooing…
Tattooing is done by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, into the dermis layer of the skin using a manual or electric device to create artistic designs. The designs last forever as the body cells and parts of the skin, such as fibroblasts, suck up the tattoo ink. Traditional tattoos placed on the face can fade dramatically in a very short time, instead of fading out naturally, they can turn blue/green and generally looking terrible quite quickly. There are people out there claiming to do semi permanent make up brows and what clients are getting is a real tattoo, please do your research!
Then we have semi permanent make up (spmu)…
Semi permanent make up is a form of tattooing, the similarity between spmu and tattooing is the process, which involves applying pigment into the skin with needles, the skin then heals, leaving the pigment residue where you placed it. The cosmetic pigment used is specifically made for the face. But it is most definitely not the same as a tattoo. Spmu is intended to be natural looking enhancements, whereas tattoos are designed to look very visible on the skin. The machine used is not as powerful as the traditional tattooing devices and the pigment is placed on the upper layers of the skin, that allows the pigment to fade over time, and is the reason why spmu doesn’t last forever. A spmu treatment done by me will last up to 2 years and a colour boost every 12-18 months is recommended to refresh the colour and shape of brows.
(NOUVEAU CONTOUR DEVICE AND 1 LINER NEEDLE)
(BROWS DONE BY ME WITH NOUVEAU DEVICE)
And finally, microblading…
Microblading consists in implanting pigment into the skin with the use of a manual tool (like a pen) and a blade formed by 9-18 super fine needles. It uses the same pigments that artists have been using for semi permanent make up treatments since the 80’s, the one I use is LI Pigments, they heal beautifully soft and don’t change colour as the brow fades over the years. Microblading lasts up to 2 years and a yearly colour boost is recommended.
(MICROBLADING TOOL AND BLADE)
(BROWS DONE BY ME WITH MICROBLADE)
Like I said at the beginning of this article, my favorite way of creating brows is by using a machine and a 1 point liner needle, 95% of my work you see on my social media is done by machine, I can microblade if you are very specific about it but the machine method is the technique I have mastered, love and guarantee great results with when it comes to hairstrokes.
I hope this clarifies the different methods of semi permanent make up available out there. Do your research before booking a treatment, you want to look for high hygiene standards, insured professionals, loads of updated before and after pictures.
Love, Nay x
Unlike a traditional lash perm, Lash Lifting lifts your natural lashes at the root, creating the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. Plus with an added lash tint creates a mascara-style effect, so your lashes are perfect from the moment you wake up.
This treatment is ideal for clients seeking a natural look and can also be beneficial for clients looking for an alternative to semi permanent lashes.
The procedure takes as little as 60 minutes but the effects are instant and lasts up to 6-8 weeks! Little maintenance is also required once you leave the salon.
For more information and appointments please contact Daniella on 07468520284