Frequently asked questions
Do you offer microblading?
No, I don't offer microblading. If you require more information about this service place check out this fact sheet by The Society of permanent Cosmetic professionals.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, is an innovative procedure, in which carefully applied hypo-allergenic pigment is gently implanted using disposable micro-needles, into the dermal layer of the skin. Unlike body tattoos which go a little deeper. It is permenent but designed to fade naturally over time. This is essential as skin and hair colour change over time. A colour boost can be performed every few years to refresh the pigment.
What is microblading?
Please take a look at this fact sheet for more information on microblading. Please ensure your microblader is well educated before you make a decision.
Will it look natural?
Yes, if you go to a reputable and highly experienced technician. Your permanent makeup should look natural and attractive. I would describe my work as a natural enhancement rather than makeup.
Who would benefit from permanent makeup?
Anyone who wants to look their best anytime and anywhere would benefit from permanent makeup. You will look younger, fresher and more attractive and will save valuable hours every week by not having to apply and re-apply your makeup. It is ideal for people who take part in sport, have difficulty applying makeup or are allergic to cosmetics. It can also help to camouflage scarring and can bring life-changing benefits to people with alopecia or hair-loss due to cancer treatment.
Am I suitable for permanent makeup?
Most people over the age of 18 from the young to the elderly, who desire a soft, natural appearance will benefit from permanent makeup. During your consultation I will discuss specifically which procedure will suit you taking into account your expectations and any of your features you wish to enhance.
Does it hurt?
There is nothing to worry about. Prior to your procedure a numbing cream is applied so you do not feel any discomfort.
What features can you improve?
I can enhance your eyebrows and create a beautiful definition to your lips. I can help people who have suffered hair loss due to alopecia or cancertreatment.
How long does it last?
Consider it permanent although it is designed to fade naturally over time. The pigment can be affected my things such as exposure to the sun, skin type and medications.
What will it look like directly after treatment?
Some people may have a little redness or swelling to the area. For the first few days it will look a little darker than desired. You will be given aftercare advise and will be educated as to what to expect.
What health and safety standard do you have in place?
I use the latest state of the art equiptment and single-use disposable needle cartridges. My treatment room has been inspected by Chorley Borough Council and conforms to all their health and safety requirements. I am also fully insured with Hiscox Insurers.
Can I still wear conventional makeup?
Once the procedure area has healed you still have the option to wear conventional makeup.
Is permanent makeup expensive?
Not really, if you balance out the lasting results permanent makeup can offer you. The treatment offers really great value. Remember permanent makeup should be considered as irreversible - for this reason quality and service should be your main priority rather than deciding on price alone. Alays make sure you go to a technician who puts professionalism and safety above everything else.
What other credentials do you have?
Twenty seven years in the beauty industry.