In the ever-evolving world of beauty, the desire for convenience and perfection has led to innovations in the field of makeup. One such innovation that has gained popularity in recent years is permanent or semi-permanent makeup (spoiler: it’s the same!). Also known as micro-pigmentation, this cosmetic procedure involves implanting pigments into the skin’s upper layers to enhance features such as eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of permanent / semi-permanent makeup, covering everything from its process and benefits to maintenance and contraindications.
Understanding the Layers of the Skin
Before we dive into the details of permanent / semi-permanent makeup, it’s essential to understand the layers of the skin where this procedure takes place. The skin consists of three primary layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissue. Permanent makeup works by depositing pigment into the uppermost layer of the dermis, known as the papillary dermis. This ensures that the pigment remains visible and doesn’t fade away as quickly as it would on the surface of the skin.
The point is: permanent make-up is not a forever-lasting tattoo, therefore the term ‘permanent’ is a bit misleading. We prefer to use the term semi-permanent make-up but for some reason, permanent makeup became part of the vernacular and many people refer to the procedure that way. Bottom line: permanent makeup and semi-permanent makeup refer to one and the same procedure.
Is Permanent / Semi-permanent Makeup Treatment Painful?
One of the most common concerns people have about permanent makeup is whether it’s painful. Fortunately, the procedure is generally considered to be relatively painless. A topical numbing cream is applied to the area before the treatment to minimise discomfort. Most clients describe the sensation as a mild discomfort or a slight scratching feeling rather than pain.
Who Benefits from Permanent / Semi-Permanent Makeup?
Permanent and semi-permanent makeup can benefit a wide range of individuals. Here are some common scenarios where this procedure can be particularly advantageous:
- Busy Professionals: Those with hectic schedules who want to wake up with makeup or save time in their daily routine.
- Alopecia Sufferers: People with conditions like alopecia, which result in hair loss, can benefit from micropigmentation to restore the appearance of eyebrows.
- Scarring: Individuals with scars, burns, or other imperfections can use permanent makeup to camouflage these blemishes.
- Athletes: Active individuals who don’t want their makeup to smudge during workouts or water-related activities.
- Aesthetic Enhancement: People who want to enhance their features, achieve a more defined look, or correct asymmetry.
Who Permanent / Semi-Permanent Makeup is Not For
While permanent and semi-permanent makeup is a fantastic option for many, it may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some instances where caution is necessary:
- Pregnant or Nursing Women: It’s typically not recommended for pregnant or nursing women due to the potential risks involved.
- Certain Skin Conditions: People with certain skin conditions or allergies may not be suitable candidates. A consultation with a professional is crucial in such cases.
- Unrealistic Expectations: Those with unrealistic expectations should reconsider the procedure. While it enhances natural beauty, it’s not a substitute for traditional makeup.
Before undergoing permanent or semi-permanent makeup, it’s essential to be aware of contraindications. These include:
- Recent Sun Exposure: Avoid the procedure if you’ve had excessive sun exposure, as it can affect the healing process.
- Blood Thinners: Clients taking blood-thinning medications may experience increased bleeding during the procedure.
- Allergies: If you have allergies to the pigments used, it’s best to avoid the procedure to prevent adverse reactions.
How Long Does a Permanent / Semi-Permanent Makeup Last?
The longevity of permanent and semi-permanent makeup varies depending on several factors, including the type of procedure, individual skin characteristics, and lifestyle. On average, these treatments can last anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Periodic touch-ups are recommended to maintain the desired look.
Maintenance and Aftercare – How to take care of your Permanent Makeup
Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the best results and minimise the risk of complications. Here are some essential tips:
- Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight, as UV rays can cause fading.
- Avoid Swimming Pools and Saunas: Stay away from chlorinated water and saunas for a few weeks to prevent pigment loss.
- Don’t Pick or Scrub: Avoid picking at scabs or scratching the treated area to prevent pigment loss and potential infection.
- Use Gentle Cleansers: When cleaning the area, use mild, non-alcoholic, and fragrance-free cleansers to avoid irritation.
- Moisturise: Keep the area moisturised as recommended by your technician to prevent dryness.
The time spent in the chair for permanent and semi-permanent makeup can vary depending on the procedure. Here’s a rough estimate for different treatments:
- Full Lips: Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.
- Lip Liner: 1.5 to 2 hours.
- Brows (3D, Hair by Hair, Ombre): 2 to 3 hours.
- Eyeliner: 1.5 – 2 hours.
Get on the Waitlist and Enjoy Exclusive Discounts
Exciting news! Permanent Make-up Artist Fatma is launching her permanent / semi-permanent makeup services soon at Figaro London Hair & Beauty. Be the first to experience the convenience and beauty enhancement these procedures offer by joining her waitlist. As a special bonus, you’ll receive an exclusive discount on your first booking with Fatma. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your natural beauty effortlessly!
Now, let’s take a look at Fatma’s permanent make-up menu.
Permanent Makeup Treatments with Fatma at Figaro London
3D Eyebrow Permanent Makeup:
Achieve perfect brows that last with 3D Eyebrow Permanent Makeup. Our advanced technique combines precision hair strokes and shading for natural, long-lasting results. Wake up to flawless brows every day, saving you time and enhancing your natural beauty.
Ombre Eyebrows Permanent Makeup:
Ombre Eyebrows Permanent Makeup offers elegance and depth. This technique seamlessly blends soft, lighter tones at the start of the brows with a gradual darkening toward the tail, creating a graceful transition. Elevate your look with brows that are strikingly natural and effortlessly chic.
Hair Stroke + Ombre Eyebrows Combination Permanent Makeup:
Experience the best of both worlds with our Hair Stroke + Ombre Eyebrows Combination. This artful fusion combines hyper-realistic hair strokes with softly blended ombre shading. Achieve brows that are both natural and gracefully defined, enhancing your facial features.
Permanent Eyeliner Enhancement:
Our Permanent Eyeliner Enhancement service defines and enhances your eyes with lasting results. Save time on daily eyeliner application and enjoy smudge-proof, captivating eyes. Customized to your style and preferences, this service adds elegance and allure to your gaze.
Permanent Lip Liner Enhancement:
Discover the secret to perfectly defined lips with our Lip Liner Enhancement service. This transformative technique outlines and enhances your lip contour with precision. Say goodbye to smudged lipstick and hello to beautifully framed lips that effortlessly enhance your natural beauty.
Full Lips Permanent Makeup:
Transform your lips into a captivating work of art with Full Lips Permanent Makeup. Add volume, colour, and definition for sensuous and confident lips. Choose your desired lip shape and colour, and enjoy long-lasting results that boost your confidence and overall facial harmony.
Permanent / semi-permanent makeup is a game-changer in the world of beauty. Whether you’re a busy professional, someone dealing with specific conditions, or simply looking to enhance your natural beauty, this procedure can be a fantastic option. With proper aftercare and maintenance, you can enjoy your enhanced look for years to come.
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Permanent Make-up Treatments
Permanent Make-up Treatments with Fatma
Permanent Make-up Consultation
|20 mins - £ 20|
The Permanent Makeup Consultation service is the perfect opportunity to explore the world of semi-permanent cosmetics, allowing you to wake up every day with effortlessly flawless brows, defined eyes, or luscious lips.
During your Permanent Makeup Consultation, Fatma, a highly-skilled technician will guide you through the entire process, helping you understand the benefits, procedure, and expected results of permanent makeup. Here's what you can anticipate during your consultation:
Price as a Deposit:
To secure your future booking for the permanent makeup procedure, the cost of the consultation will serve as a deposit. This means that the amount you pay for the consultation will be deducted from the total price of your chosen permanent makeup treatment when you decide to move forward.
3D Eyebrows (Hair by Hair) Permanent Make-up
|2 hours - £ 250|
Are you tired of spending valuable time each day trying to perfect your eyebrows? Discover the transformative beauty of 3D Eyebrow Permanent Makeup, a revolutionary service that will redefine your look and simplify your daily routine.
What is 3D Eyebrow Permanent Makeup?
This 3D Eyebrow Permanent Makeup service is designed to create natural-looking, beautifully sculpted eyebrows that stay flawless around the clock. Using advanced microblading and shading techniques, Fatma, a highly-skilled and qualified technician will meticulously craft the perfect arch, shape, and thickness, resulting in eyebrows that frame your face with precision.
Why Choose 3D Eyebrow Permanent Makeup:
Ombre Eyebrows Permanent Make-up
|2.5 hours - £ 300|
A cutting-edge service that delivers impeccably shaded, gradient brows for a polished and effortlessly chic look.
What are Ombre Eyebrows?
Ombre Eyebrows are the epitome of eyebrow artistry. This technique seamlessly blends soft, lighter tones at the start of the brows, gradually darkening toward the tail, creating a graceful transition that mimics the effect of makeup application. The result? A stunning, gradient brow that flatters your face and enhances your natural features.
Why Choose Ombre Eyebrows Permanent Makeup:
Hair Stroke + Ombre Eyebrows Permanent Make-up
|3 hours - £ 400|
The ideal balance between the hyper-realistic look of individual hair strokes and the softly blended ombre effect. It's the ultimate choice for those seeking brows that are defined, yet elegantly graceful.
Why Choose This Combination:
Eyeliner Permanent Make-up
|2 hours - £ 200|
A cutting-edge technique that defines and enhances your eyes, ensuring they remain captivating from morning till night.
What is Permanent Eyeliner Enhancement?
Permanent Eyeliner Enhancement is a cosmetic tattooing procedure that involves the precise application of pigment along the lash line. This technique delivers defined and alluring eyes without the daily hassle of applying eyeliner.
Why Choose Permanent Eyeliner Enhancement:
Lip Liner Permanent Make-up
|2 hours - £ 200|
A transformative technique that defines and enhances your lips, ensuring they remain alluring and perfectly shaped.
What is Permanent Lip Liner Enhancement?
Permanent Lip Liner Enhancement is a cosmetic tattooing procedure designed to outline and define the contour of your lips with precision. This technique not only adds definition but also enhances the symmetry and shape of your lips, allowing you to wake up with beautifully framed lips every day.
Why Choose Permanent Lip Liner Enhancement:
Full lips Permanent Make-up
|3 hours - £400|
Transform your lips into a captivating work of art with our Full Lips Permanent Makeup service—a revolutionary technique that offers lasting volume, colour, and definition to enhance your natural beauty.
What is Full Lips Permanent Makeup?
Full Lips Permanent Makeup is a cosmetic tattooing procedure designed to create the illusion of plump, full lips. This technique involves the precise application of pigment to enhance the shape, color, and fullness of your lips, providing a striking and long-lasting result.
Why Choose Full Lips Permanent Makeup:
|Gap in between Brows (correction)||2 hours - £ 200|
|Top-up within 1 month||Free|