Semi-permanent and permanent makeup can stunningly define your facial features, and you may never have to apply makeup again. This a procedure by which pigment is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin to create a natural looking enhancement to your features. You can have perfectly shaped brows, lipliner and smudge proof eyeliner as well as full lip colour and other advanced treatments that will last up to 5 years.
What is Semi-Permanent Make up?
It is a process where advanced pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin, which (after their second visit), should last for several years. Clients are patch tested prior to the first procedure to see if they my have any allergic reaction to the pigment or anaesthetic. 99.9% of people do not have any reaction at all.
How Long Does it Take to Have a Treatment?
You will need to allow 1.5 hours for your first procedure. If you intend to have a “full face” (3 procedures together) then you should allow 3 hours in total.
How Long Does it Last?
Semi-Permanent Make-up should last for several years. Over that time the colour will fade and break down. It is suggested that you come back to us for a top up” procedure every 18 months/2 years to keep the look complete and fresh. A “top up” appointment is half the current full treatment price.
Does It Hurt?
Some clients feel no discomfort at all – others feel minimal discomfort. We use topical anaesthetics to control pain tolerance. Clients say that having a procedure is similar to having their eyebrows plucked or their legs waxed. Once the procedure is complete there is no discomfort whatsoever.
Will I Be Able to Go Out Without Everyone Noticing?
After a procedure the area treated will be darker, more intense. This will last for a few days until the area exfoliates and the true colour emerges. Generally it is only you who notices the darker colour. If anaesthetic is used you may swell slightly – this will go down usually by the end of the day. It is suggested that if you are having an eyeliner procedure that you bring a pair of dark glasses with you (as you may look as if you have been crying). A little inconvenient but the long term results are well worth it.
What About After Care?
You will be given a comprehensive after care guide after the treatment, along with verbal instructions.
Gail is fully qualified in Semi Permanent Makeup (SPMU), Medical Tattooing and a member of The British School of Dermagraphic Art (BSDA) and also a trainer for Finishing Touches who have a reputation for being the best in their field.
Finishing Touches are constantly pioneering micro pigmentation, with the emphasis on semi-permanent make-up, which is a treatment that has advanced faster than any other beauty treatment over the last few years. Gails involvement with Finishing Touches enables her to use only the best products and micropigmentation systems available.
Gail has been involved in the health and fitness industry for the last 20 years and has enjoyed helping people to improve their self esteem and confidence through exercise, Gail has always been interested in the cosmetic side of the industry and along with her passion of working with people spurred her on to qualify as an SPMU technician and Medical Tattooist.
Gail first came across SPMU fifteen years ago, fed up drawing on her eyebrows every day she looked into having them tattooed on. Gail couldn’t believe the difference such a simple procedure made to her face and wanted to be able to do this work herself. SPMU is beneficial to many different types of people from sports people, models, people who have unfortunate premature hair loss, to ordinary people like Gail who just wanted to improve on what she already had.
With features in major magazine articles such as Marie Claire, Harpers, Tatler etc and presentations on television shows such as Good Morning with Richard & Judy and The Gloria Hunniford Show, micro pigmentation is fast becoming the must-have treatment of the millennium. Plus the increase in demand for cosmetic surgery makes Medical Tattooing Scar Camouflage and dry Needling a must for post-surgery patients.
Cosmetic and Medical Tattooist
Trainer for Finishing Touches
Development Training Manager for F.T.
Graduate of The American Academy of Micropigmentation
Member of the British School of Dermagraphic ArtA