The day of your treatment will start with a consultation where I will carefully analyze your features and colouring and review your requirements and expectations. I will test suitable colours on your skin and draw your enhancement on using conventional cosmetics. Together we will fine-tune all aspects of the colour and shape, and only when you are fully satisfied with the ‘template’, I will proceed with the Permanent Cosmetics procedure.
High grade topical numbing agents are applied to the procedure area beforehand, and continually applied throughout the treatment keeping you completely comfortable for the entire duration. Hypo-allergenic pharmaceutical grade micro-pigments are then carefully implanted into the dermal layer of the skin following the agreed pre-drawn ‘template’, ensuring that the Permanent Cosmetics finished result is perfect and fully meets your expectations as well my exceptionally high standards. The procedure usually takes around two hours.
Immediately following the Permanent Cosmetics procedure, the enhancement may display mild redness and occasionally a slight localised swelling. This usually subsides within 24 hours, and should not hinder most normal day-to-day activities. The colour will also appear substantially more intense – about 30-50% brighter or darker than desired, but this will lighten and soften as the skin heals, usually within 6-10 days. It generally takes between three and four weeks for the final color to ‘bloom’ and settle, and it is only at this stage that the true color of your Permanent Cosmetics procedure can be fully assessed and appreciated.
Following your Permanent Cosmetics procedure, you will receive written instructions for the aftercare of your specific enhancement, as well as complimentary aftercare products to help you care for your enhancement at home.
The treatment area should be kept clean and moisturised with a thin film of the recommended cream to assist the healing process. It is recommended that make-up to the site be avoided for a day or two while the skin heals. Any tiny scabs that may form should not be scratched off as this may dislodge pigment before the skin has had time to heal.
Permanent Cosmetics is a two-step process. A Complimentary ‘Perfecting’ or ‘Retouch’ Session is given as a matter of course, and should be taken between 4 and 6 weeks after the first procedure. This is when any minor adjustments to colour or shape as initially undertaken will be made, and any imperfections corrected ensuring that your enhancement result is nothing short of perfect. A Colour Boost is recommended 12 – 18 months post procedure to keep your Permanent Cosmetics enhancement looking fresh and beautiful.