PERMANENT MAKE UP FAQ'S

Does having Permanent Make up hurt?

Eveyone's experience and threshold is different, whilst many find it pretty painless as  we use a topical numbing cream, it is common to experience some slight discomfort

How long does it last?

Typically it can last 18 months to 5yrs, however, some clients  retain pigment better than others and some treatments last longer than others, the same with certain pigment shades. Therefore it is recommended you get 12-18 month top ups to keep the colour looking its best and fresh

What's the difference between Semi-Permanent Make-up (SPMU) and Permanent Make-up (PMU)?

Nothing! There are many terms used to describe these treatments like those just mentioned as well as others including Cosmetic Tattoo,  Micro-pigmentation, Permanent Pigmentation etc. Whilst results often will and do fade, they are still deemed permanent as  pigment is being implanted into your skin

Is Microblading a Tattoo?

Yes - it is still a form of Permanent Make-up, rather than a machine/electronic device, a manual tool is used instead

What happens after the procedure?

After the procedure you may notice some slight redness, even a little swelling, this is normal and will subside usually over the course of a few hours. The colour will look darker and more intense initially due ti the increased blood flow  and redness in the area.

What will my treatment look like during the healing period?

It will go through a healing journey, something like this as a guide:

Immediately after - tattooed area will seem darker and more intense as mentioned, possibly a little red and sore and swollen.

The next few days as it begins to heal, it will feel a little tight, darker in colour still but the redness and welling will begin to settle.

Typically around days 7 to 10, you will be noticing a thin crust/flakey skin both appear then begin shedding (do not pick!). As these patches come away your tattoo will appear often VERY light - don't panic, it is normal.

After the shedding is complete, around week 2 onward to week 4, slowly, your pigment will pull through and the final result will show .

PRE PROCEDURE INFO

Before your Permanent Make-up appointment:

  • Avoid alcohol, caffine, asprin and Ibuprofens at least 24hrs 

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for ideally 7 to 14 days

  • Botox of Fillers should ideally be carried out 4 to 6 weeks before your treatment date

  • Use a Coldsore cream daily in the week leading up to your appointment for Lip Tattooing as a coldsore break out can happen post treatment, especially if you are prone to them

  • Remove eyelash extensions for Eyeliner treatments and contact lenses

  • If you are planning to have your brows waxed/tinted, it is advisable to do so 3 to 5 days before

  • Avoid the use of Retins, AHA's, Vitamin derived products for approx 5 days

  • Avoid blood thinners including natural blood thinners 24-48 hours before your procedure, such as (to name a few): Ibuprofen, Turmeric, Ginger,  Cayenne peppers, Vitamin E, Garlic, Cassia cinnamon,  Ginkgo biloba, Grape seed extract. DO NOT STOP MEDICATION WITHOUT DOCTORS CONSENT

CONTRAINDICATIONS

(reasons you may not be able to have the treatment)

Cosmetic Tattoo's are not permitted if you are:

  • Pregnant, Breastfeeding or only recently given birth

  • Current or history of cancer,

     or pre-cancerous lesions or after recovery from cancer till off medication for 6 months and have GP approval prior to commencing treatment
  • Any active infection

  • A history of recurrent Herpes Simplex - especially for Lip tattoos (you may have treatment but will need to seek treatment for coldsores the week leading up to your appointment), Systemic Lupus

  • Erythematous or Porphyria - active skin conditions

  •  Immuno-suppressive diseases including AIDS and HIV infection or use of 

    immuno-suppressive medications
  • Diabetes unless under control - with a note from GP

  • History of bleeding (i.e. Hemophiliac Disease) coagulopathies or use of anticoagulants

  • History of keloid scarring

  • A history of heart disease (Angina, heart pacemaker, taking anti-coagulant 

    drugs)
  • Dermatological conditions/products in the previous 3 months for the treatment of acne or other Use of oral or topical Roaccutane or Retin A, vitamin A 

  • Recent surgeries 

  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse

  • Prone to deep bruising 

  • Any active infection, cold, Flu or Fever 

  • High or low blood pressure

  • Liver disease and/or any medication that affects the liver function

  • Metal implants/plates or pins

  • On regular prescription medication - requires GP approval

  • Pacemaker fitted

  • Poor circulation (blood and lymph)

  • Recent scarring to treatment area

  • Phlebitis/Thrombosis or Thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders - may require GP consent

  • Under 18 years of age

If you have any concerns about the above, please reach out to discuss in advance before booking

All treatments require a Patch Test within a minimum of 24 hrs prior to your scheduled appointment

AFTERCARE ADVICE

  • Do not touch the area treated immediately after, especially with unwashed hands

  • Follow the cleaning guidelines for the treatment provided to you by The Loft Aesthetics - you must clean your brows with sterile water and clean Cotton Buds or Pads - always wash your hands before doing so

  • Aside from advised cleaning, do not get your brows wet for at least 7 days

  • Avoid excessive sweating and exercise for 7 to 10 days

  • Avoid swimming for 10 to 14 days, as well as Jacuzzis and Hot Tubs

  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area - as the area heals, it is likely you will get some flaking, as tempting as it is, do not pick this, you could risk scarring and removing pigment

  • Ensure you sleep on a clean pillowcase post treatment

  • Avoid skin products that are acid based i.e. Glycolic and Retin based on your treated area both long term and immediately after. Also avoid exfoliants and enzymes on the area

  • After Lip tattoo's continue to use a coldsore cream for at least 7 days

  • Should any irritation or reaction occur you should seek medical advise immediately

  • Avoid Botox and Fillers on  or near treated areas for 4 to 6 weeks

  • Increase your fluid intake to help support your Lymphatic system and its important role in your healing

  • Colour typically will fade approx 30% once healed. Healing takes 4 weeks for the skin to fully settle and replenish, therefore it is this long until you see the healed results. During this period they will be dark, then often flakey, then lighter then the colour will start to pull through around week 2 on wards - PLEASE BE PATIENT

  • Typically, one top up session (included in the price) is required to perfect the treatment, so after the first session, the treatment is not finished, permanent make up is a process and an art that should not be rushed

  • Please be patient and look after your treatment to ensure optimum results as whilst everyone heals differently, following these guidelines and any others given to you by The Loft Aesthetics will only help with your final results

ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL RESULTS

PERMANENT MAKE UP FAQ'S

Does having Permanent Make up hurt?

Eveyone's experience and threshold is different, whilst many find it pretty painless as  we use a topical numbing cream, it is common to experience some slight discomfort

How long does it last?

Typically it can last 18 months to 5yrs, however, some clients  retain pigment better than others and some treatments last longer than others, the same with certain pigment shades. Therefore it is recommended you get 12-18 month top ups to keep the colour looking its best and fresh

What's the difference between Semi-Permanent Make-up (SPMU) and Permanent Make-up (PMU)?

Nothing! There are many terms used to describe these treatments like those just mentioned as well as others including Cosmetic Tattoo,  Micro-pigmentation, Permanent Pigmentation etc. Whilst results often will and do fade, they are still deemed permanent as  pigment is being implanted into your skin

Is Microblading a Tattoo?

Yes - it is still a form of Permanent Make-up, rather than a machine/electronic device, a manual tool is used instead

What happens after the procedure?

After the procedure you may notice some slight redness, even a little swelling, this is normal and will subside usually over the course of a few hours. The colour will look darker and more intense initially due ti the increased blood flow  and redness in the area.

What will my treatment look like during the healing period?

It will go through a healing journey, something like this as a guide:

Immediately after - tattooed area will seem darker and more intense as mentioned, possibly a little red and sore and swollen.

The next few days as it begins to heal, it will feel a little tight, darker in colour still but the redness and welling will begin to settle.

Typically around days 7 to 10, you will be noticing a thin crust/flakey skin both appear then begin shedding (do not pick!). As these patches come away your tattoo will appear often VERY light - don't panic, it is normal.

After the shedding is complete, around week 2 onward to week 4, slowly, your pigment will pull through and the final result will show .

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PRE PROCEDURE INFO

Before your Permanent Make-up appointment:

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, aspirin and Ibuprofens at least 24hrs before your treatment 

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for ideally 7 to 14 days

  • Botox of Fillers should ideally be carried out 4 to 6 weeks before your treatment date

  • Ontain a coldsore medication such as Aciclovir which you should start the day of, and three days after your treatment. Otherwise, use a Coldsore cream daily in the week leading up to your appointment for Lip Tattooing as a coldsore break out can happen post treatment, especially if you are prone to them, keep your lips moisturised and use a lip scrub 2 - 3 times the week leading up to your appointment

  • Remove eyelash extensions for Eyeliner treatments and contact lenses

  • If you are planning to have your brows waxed/tinted, it is advisable to do so 3 to 5 days before

  • Avoid the use of Retins, AHA's, Vitamin derived products (Eg Vit A, Vit E) for approx 5 days prior - this is very importasnt

  • Avoid blood thinners including natural blood thinners 24-48 hours before your procedure, such as (to name a few): Ibuprofen, Turmeric, Ginger,  Cayenne peppers, Vitamin E, Garlic, Cassia cinnamon,  Ginkgo biloba, Grape seed extract. DO NOT STOP MEDICATION WITHOUT DOCTORS CONSENT

CONTRAINDICATIONS

(reasons you may not be able to have the treatment)

Cosmetic Tattoo's are not permitted if you are:

  • Pregnant, Breastfeeding or only recently given birth

  • Current or history of cancer,

     or pre-cancerous lesions or after recovery from cancer till off medication for 6 months and have GP approval prior to commencing treatment
  • Any active infection

  • A history of recurrent Herpes Simplex - especially for Lip tattoos (you may have treatment but will need to seek treatment for coldsores the week leading up to your appointment), Systemic Lupus

  • Erythematous or Porphyria - active skin conditions

  •  Immuno-suppressive diseases including AIDS and HIV infection or use of 

    immuno-suppressive medications
  • Diabetes unless under control - with a note from GP

  • History of bleeding (i.e. Hemophiliac Disease) coagulopathies or use of anticoagulants

  • History of keloid scarring

  • A history of heart disease (Angina, heart pacemaker, taking anti-coagulant 

    drugs)
  • Dermatological conditions/products in the previous 3 months for the treatment of acne or other Use of oral or topical Roaccutane or Retin A, vitamin A 

  • Recent surgeries 

  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse

  • Prone to deep bruising 

  • Any active infection, cold, Flu or Fever 

  • High or low blood pressure

  • Liver disease and/or any medication that affects the liver function

  • Metal implants/plates or pins

  • On regular prescription medication - requires GP approval

  • Pacemaker fitted

  • Poor circulation (blood and lymph)

  • Recent scarring to treatment area

  • Phlebitis/Thrombosis or Thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders - may require GP consent

  • Under 18 years of age

If you have any concerns about the above, please reach out to discuss in advance before booking

All treatments require a Patch Test within a minimum of 24 hrs prior to your scheduled appointment

AFTERCARE ADVICE

  • Do not touch the area treated immediately after, especially with unwashed hands

  • Follow the cleaning guidelines for the treatment provided to you by The Loft Aesthetics - you must clean your brows with sterile water and clean Cotton Buds or Pads - always wash your hands before doing so

  • Aside from advised cleaning, do not get your brows wet for at least 7 days

  • Avoid excessive sweating and exercise for 7 to 10 days

  • Avoid swimming for 10 to 14 days, as well as Jacuzzis and Hot Tubs

  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area - as the area heals, it is likely you will get some flaking, as tempting as it is, do not pick this, you could risk scarring and removing pigment

  • Ensure you sleep on a clean pillowcase post treatment

  • Avoid skin products that are acid based i.e. Glycolic and Retin based on your treated area both long term and immediately after. Also avoid exfoliants and enzymes on the area

  • After Lip tattoo's continue to use the oral medication for 3 more days or a coldsore cream for at least 7 days

  • Should any irritation or reaction occur you should seek medical advise immediately

  • Avoid Botox and Fillers on  or near treated areas for 4 to 6 weeks

  • Increase your fluid intake to help support your Lymphatic system and its important role in your healing

  • Colour typically will fade approx 30% once healed. Healing takes 4 weeks for the skin to fully settle and replenish, therefore it is this long until you see the healed results. During this period they will be dark, then often flakey, then lighter then the colour will start to pull through around week 2 on wards - PLEASE BE PATIENT

  • Typically, one top up session (included in the price) is required to perfect the treatment, so after the first session, the treatment is not finished, permanent make up is a process and an art that should not be rushed

  • Please be patient and look after your treatment to ensure optimum results as whilst everyone heals differently, following these guidelines and any others given to you by The Loft Aesthetics will only help with your final results

ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL RESULTS

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