What exactly are permanent cosmetics?
The term `Permanent Cosmetics' refers to a specialised form of cosmetic tattooing which implants pigments into the skin to create long-term shape and colour. It is specifically designed to enhance the natural features of your face, or to camouflage scars and signs of surgery. The specialised techniques used for permanent cosmetics are also often referred to as Micro Pigmentation, Permanent Make Up, Feathering, micro blading or a number of other names.
Is it really permanent?
Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because coloured pigment is inserted into the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. Most procedures last one to five years, and some much longer depending on the colour used and the client's individual skin response.
Does it hurt?
Shirley goes out of her way to make sure all her clients are as comfortable as possible. All areas worked on are numbed both before and during treatment by specially imported topical anesthetics. These numbing crèmes and gels are very effective, and most of Shirley's clients experience little or no discomfort.
Does it look natural?
Yes, definitely. Shirley's extensive experience in hairdressing, nursing and beauty therapy has given her an instinctive feel for what colours and shapes will enhance a person's natural features. You can therefore be confident that your permanent cosmetics will look very natural, and you will be happy with the result.
How long does it take?
Most procedures take around one and a half to two hours - but you will be advised of the exact time it will take during your initial free consultation.
What is involved in the recovery?
There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly. You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes up to six weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches its final colour. Each client is given specific instructions as to the expected healing process of their particular procedure, and after care advice is readily available by phone or email.
How do I care for my permanent cosmetics after I go home?
Shirley ensures every client is provided with an After Care Kit and detailed written home care instructions, and after care advice is readily available by phone or email.