Beauty clinic, specialising in
Semi-Permanent make up
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frequently asked questions
What is Semi-Permanent makeup (SPMU)?
What is SPMU? Simply put, it is cosmetic tattooing.
The treatment usually takes 1½ to 2 hours, where a highly qualified technician deposits pigmentation beneath the surface of your skin on the dermis layer. In medical terms the exact same process is referred to as
Micro-pigmentation. Micro-pigmentation is the term used for applying
coloured pigments into the dermal layer of the skin.
It is extremely safe as all pigments are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic and hypo allergic properties.
With the advanced techniques of SMPU we can correct, add, lift, enhance
and construct your desired look in around an hour.
Why have SPMU?
We all want to look our best and save time. SPMU applied to eyebrows, eyeliner, lips or all three will certainly give you a little extra time each day. Some of us also struggle with precision and accuracy, SPMU ensures
that you have perfectly polished make up all day long. In addition to this,
during your day to day activities you may find that your make up runs or smudges but won’t with SPMU.
How long does it last?
Although pigment molecules stay in the skin indefinitely, the colour remains visible for several years but will gradually fade. This is variable depending upon the client’s age, skin type, colour choice and lifestyle. Typically a client should see the shape/colour last for around 12-18 months.
Is the procedure painful?
Every client is different but with advanced new equipment and techniques, discomfort is minimal.
Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Do I have a choice on shape and colour?
Absolutely! The client is in control every step of the way from desired
shape to colour selection. The shape is drawn on in pencil before the procedure starts to give you an idea of the thickness and positioning.
How long does the procedure take?
You should allow a minimum of 1 and ½ hours for the first treatment.
What is the difference between micropigmentation and microblading?
Microblading is the technique of implanting pigment after the creation
of fine incisions in the skin. Micropigmentation is a semi-permanent make up method and is done with a digital machine, rather than a fine hand-held blade. The colour is implanted deeper into the skin and as such lasts longer than microblading.
Is there anything I should/shouldn’t do before my appointment?
• Avoid taking ibruprofen, asprin (unless medically advised) and drinking alcohol the night before your treatment.
• Any tweezing, waxing, threading and tinting should be carried out at least 3 days before your appointment.
• If you are having eyeliner treatment you should not wear eyelash extensions on the day or have mascara on your lashes.
• If you are having lip treatment and are prone to cold sores it is likely that the procedure will cause an outbreak. Take necessary cautions to avoid this.
Do I need a patch test?
A patch test is not compulsory but you can of course come
for a patch test if you wish.
What happens after the procedure?
Immediately post procedure the area treated may appear swollen and the colour will appear darker and more intense. How long this lasts varies from client to client but typically 3 days and the healing process takes 10-14 days. Complete healing can take up to six weeks for the pigment to mature in the skin and the true colour to emerge.
If you give blood or are thinking of giving blood, The Red Cross advise against it for 4 months post procedure.
If you have an MRI scan post treatment, please inform your radiologist that you have had semi-permanent make up.
It has been known for pigment to show up on a scan and some clients may experience a tingling sensation during the scan.
Is there anything that would make me unsuitable for treatment?
Certain medications and medical conditions can determine
if you are suitable for treatment so please do check with
Jemma at the time of booking
Ladies who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
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