Permanent Makeup FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Permanent Makeup Procedures

Here is a selection of the permanent makeup Frequently Asked Questions that I’m commonly asked by clients to my permanent makeup London clinic.
Are Your Practitioners Certified?

All our practitioners are fully certified by the SPCP.

The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals is dedicated to promoting, professional standards by providing education, certification, and industry guidelines.

Permanent makeup is all about transforming lives and giving people confidence. This internationally recognised qualification CPCP enables the technician to show their clients and professional bodies that they are a true pro!

The CPCP certification shows that the technician has been tested in all aspects of permanent cosmetics knowledge, with particular focus on safe working practices.

For clients and insurers alike, it also provides reassurance that the technician has continued to develop their skills and also conform to the highest ethical standards, as set out by the SPCP.

Who Can Benefit From Permanent Makeup?
  • Busy people who have little time to apply makeup.
  • People with allergies to conventional makeup.
  • Athletic, sporty people who cannot continuously reapply make up.
  • Anyone that has concerns about facial asymmetries.
  • Partially sighted or blind people.
  • Anyone with a physical disability who finds it difficult to apply makeup.
  • People who have lost eyebrows and eyelashes due to alopecia or chemotherapy.
What Is Semi Permanent/Permanent Makeup?
Semi Permanent Makeup or Permanent Makeup are exactly the same and can also know as Micropigmentation, Permanent Cosmetics, Facial Tattooing etc. It is a non surgical procedure that introduces hypo-allergenic medical grade pigments into the dermal layer of the skin.
How Is The Procedure Carried Out?

A minimum of 24 hours before the treatment, a ‘patch test’ will need to be performed by placing a small amount of pigment into the skin to ensure there is no allergic reaction to the pigment.

On the day of the treatment a thorough consultation is undertaken including an assessment of your skin colour and face shape. If the procedure is for eyebrows these will be drawn on prior to the procedure and any adjustments made before the start of the treatment. When designing the eyebrows it is important to take into account the colour and shape which best suits your face. Once you are completely happy with the colour and design the procedure will commence.

After the initial treatment you will need a ‘top-up’ treatment 4 – 6 weeks later in order to fine tune the colour density and make sure the pigments are retained evenly.

Does It Hurt?
In order to minimise discomfort a topical anesthetic is placed on the area and left for 10 mins, before a secondary anesthetic is used. Although it’s possible you may feel slight discomfort, most of my clients say they didn’t feel a thing.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
Although the treatment itself doesn’t usually take very long I allow approximately one and a half to two hours per client as I do like to make sure the treatment area is perfectly numb before I proceed.
What Will I Look Like After The Procedure?
Immediately after the treatment and for the first few days the colour intensity will appear significantly darker and more intense but will subsequently lighten once the healing process is complete. Mild redness and swelling may be apparent for a day or two; however normal activity can be resumed immediately following the procedure.
How Long Will It Last?
Semi permanent makeup can last anything from 1 – 5 years depending on several factors such as age, exposure to U.V. swimming etc. The better you look after your enhancements the longer between having a refresher treatment. Usually clients that wish to keep the colour intensity of their enhancements will return every 18 to 24 months but it can be longer.
Health & Safety
The digital technology system used in these procedures is state of the art. The needles used during the procedure are sterile, individually packaged and intended for ‘one time’ use only. The stringent clinical environment ensures that all equipment is covered by protective coverings which are also disposed of at the end of each treatment thus eliminating risk of cross-contamination.

To book an appointment please text or call Janette on 07714 796044.