Frequently asked questions on Semi Permanent Makeup
What is Microblading, Feather Touch & Ombre Brows?
Microblading, Feather Touch & Ombre Brows, are procedures categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing it is less invasive so considered semi permanent.
How long does microblading or semi permanent makeup I take to heal?
The area microbladed/semi permanent cosmetic tattooed will take around 4 weeks to heal fully. This is why top up session is at 4 weeks earliest. After the procedure the colour will appear very dark and the area will be slightly red and swollen. The dark colour will remain and a slight scabbing will develop in the following 5-7 days as area heals, then the colour will fade up to 50% or more. You will notice the colour fade after the slight scabbing on area has come off.
The true colour and effect will reveal itself over the month during the course of healing.
Is top up/touch up necessary?
Yes! A touch up/Top up session is best after 4-6 weeks this is necessary as everyone heals differently so out come will vary. Certain areas may not take and remain after first session so will need to be refilled. Eyeliner can fade drastically after first sitting then at top up more colour can be added to allow it to stay longer. Pigment colour may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and strokes an be added. Most importantly, your top up/touch up is when your brows are refined to ensure it looks perfect and retains the colour for 9-12 months.
If you do not return for top up/touch up the pigment in time will fade drastically to barely there, with some shades that hold red undertones a faint red pigmentation can remain.
Is top up included in first session price ?
No! I charge separately for each session and each area. I charge additional costs on thickness of eyeliner & Lip liner/blush as well as extra for flicks on eyeliner. You can pay for both sittings at first sitting if you like, but I offer option to pay at each appointment. Please note second sitting is required to complete first stage. Its not your paying to correct, each individual heals differently so after first application although it looks vibrant in colour and perfect when you leave salon as you heal some colour may not absorb so at top up I can sort this issue.
Do I need a skin/patch test ?
Yes a skin test is required to rule out any allergic reaction. You can come in to salon at a pre-arranged appointment time for a skin/patch test. If traveling is difficult or you live a distance for some clients I can post out the pigment , aftercare and numbing ointment in pigment pots for you to carry out a skin test at home. A skin test must be done at least 48hrs before your treatment date.