is Permanent Make-Up?
make-up is a procedure of applying pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It is also known as
Intradermal Pigmentation. The technique is medically proven and specially designed to be completely
safe. Permanent make-up is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows,
eyeliner, lip liner as well as lip colour.
Pigment colours can be, either soft and natural looking, or vibrant and dramatic. We choose our colours to
match your skin tone. Permanent make-up should not be considered a total make-up replacement. As we age and
styles change, it is best to subtly enhance your features so that you may look your best, but still allowing you to
apply regular cosmetics over your permanent make-up if a more dramatic look is desired.
Every person is unique and I cannot predict how your make-up will heal. Be assured that I will provide you with the
best service possible however, your co-operation is vital to ensure proper healing and a pleasing original
How long does Permanent Make-Up
If cared for properly, permanent make-up can last a lifetime; however it will soften with age, ultra-violet
exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs and skin peels. Retouching can be done at any time
although one touch-up to maintain the colour and vibrancy.
Who benefits from Permanent
Most everyone, from the young to the elderly, who desires a soft, natural
enhancement to his or her appearance would benefit from this procedure. It is especially beneficial for
who wants to save time and look their best all of the
who want make-up that won’t smudge, smear or wear
allergic to conventional
wear contact lenses
has visual limitations
have arthritic or unsteady
active persons who has little time to apply
athletes who wants to look great before, during and after
How long does a procedure take
and how many appointments will be necessary?
Time vary according to the patient’s
sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity and overall condition of the skin. The initial procedure
can take anything between 1 – 2 hours.
A touch-up is a colour re-enhancement and will perfect the lines. Almost always the
implanted colour is not perfect after the first procedure. These procedures are processes and at least one
follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled. It is recommended that you do not traumatise the skin
again for a minimum of four weeks. Six weeks is better but of course, your individual needs take precedence.
Eight weeks is recommended after a lip procedure. This visit does not require as much time as the initial
This may vary from person to person according to each individual’s pain threshold, but with our prescription
topical anaesthetics, patients find the procedures very tolerable. There are different methods to help with
pain management such as various topical anaesthetic ointments, anaesthetic locals as well as nerve blocks, which
need to be administered by a doctor. Topical anaesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize the discomfort.
When full lips are done, after we drawn the lip liner, you need to visit a dentist first to get an injection to
block the pain.
Are the any after or side
Generally, there is some swelling of the treated area. The eyebrows might show very little after effect.
Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling and could last from 2 to 48 hours. Your eyes are protected and not
in any way exposed to the needle. Your lips will feel very dry and uncomfortable for a few days, but you can the
area with bactroban nasal to prevent infection. If you require a lip procedure and you are prone to fever
blisters, please consult your GP for prescribed oral medication to prevent a
During the procedure there may be slight bleeding or bruising and is usually tenderness a
few days post procedure. The colour will appear much darker immediately following the procedure and for
the first few days, but will lighten to a natural look during the following weeks. You may resume your
normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes three weeks while the
pigmentation matures and reaches the final colour.
There may be other side effects unforeseen due to individuality. Do not pick at scabs
as it will pull the colour out. Soothing gel and cold compresses will help with any discomfort and
Is it safe and
Yes, the permanent make-up procedure at our clinic is applied under
strict sterilization rules. All needles used are brand new and sterile for each and every
patient. All machine parts are thoroughly sterilized and kept in a sanitary way. The procedure is
done by wearing a new pair of synthetic gloves for each patient.