Cecile, Semi-Permanent Make-up expert
What is Semi-Permanent Make-up?
This is a tattooing technique that allows the redrawing of facial features for the eyebrows, eyes or mouth. It is done with an electric pen and a sterile needle with natural pigments that are “tattooed” under the top layers of skin (between the dermis and the epidermis). As the deep layers of skin are not involved, the pigmentation is temporary. It will take 2 years for the design to disappear, although this may vary from person to person. This temporary aspect allows an adjustment of the design to the morphology of the face as it changes with age.
Is it painful?
This is a question all customers ask themselves… I am not going to say that it is pleasant but wouldn’t call it painful either, it is bearable. It all depends on the area being worked on: for instance, the eyelid is more sensitive than the eyebrow.
"Today, the trend is for very discrete and natural make-up."
Which areas may be treated?
Eyebrows, lip contour, eye-liner, some scars subject to a test. Breast areola, beauty spot, …
What if I don’t like the result? And if it deforms my face, my look? And what if it doesn’t look natural?
This is the second main fear of our customers. I’m fighting the caricatures: Semi-Permanent Make-up today is nothing like it was many years ago! Gone are the highly contrasted lip contour, very thick eyeliner or eyebrows completely filled in like a marker pen…The techniques and the demand has evolved. Today, the trend is for very discrete and natural make-up.
For the eyebrows, does all the hair have to be epilated?
No! We leave a maximum of the hair to give relief. That makes it look most natural.
"All the designs we create are unique and adapted to the facial features."
Is there a risk of allergy? Contraindications?
have never encountered any cases of allergy, but for safety, a test may be done
before the pigmentation. It is important to note that we work with natural
pigments of vegetable or mineral origin and that the device used is loaded with
a single-use sterile needle.
There may be slight swelling that lasts for up to 48 hours, particularly around the eyes. But this is the exception.
On the other hand, Semi-Permanent Make-up is not recommended for diabetics, haemophiliacs, anyone taking anticoagulants, as well as people suffering from an autoimmune or progressive disease except with medical advice to the contrary. People prone to herpes should take their usual treatment recommended by their doctor for 2 weeks beforehand. In fact, an outbreak of herpes on the day itself will result in postponement of the session.
As a general rule, for any hesitation relating to the aforementioned medical problems, we recommend seeking medical advice prior to implantation.
How long does it take to do the make-up?
It takes about 2 hours including the morphological study of the face, the pencil outline and finally, the pigmentation work, as all the designs we create are unique and adapted to the facial features. A touch-up should also be planned within 15 days (included in the price). In fact, the skin will naturally reject the pigments during the first 5 to 6 days. We will also provide retouching at a preferential rate in the 2 years following initial pigmentation.
What colours are used?
The range of colours is broad and each profile will be able to find the corresponding shade. The colour chosen will depend on the customer’s taste, their natural pigmentation, their natural hair colour, the area to be treated, the desired result, etc. All within the aim of achieving a transparent and natural result.
"The skin will naturally reject the pigments during the first 5 to 6 days."
When can Semi-Permanent Make-up be done?
At any time of year, by appointment. However, it should be noted that all activities of the sauna or steam room type and exposure to the sun is prohibited for 3 weeks following implantation.
What about diseases?
In the event of hair loss, for instance following chemotherapy or alopecia areata, Semi-Permanent Make-up will give life back to the face. In this case, I will work in a completely different way and the support will be more particular. Medical agreement is required.
Some examples of Semi-Permanent Make-Up:
Don't hesitate to contact us, if you need some advice.
MARTINE WUISBEEK01 November 2018
Bonjour, Cécile, grâce à son grand professionnalisme, réalise un maquillage semi-permanent des sourcils très naturel. Sa gentillesse, sa simplicité, sa douceur permet de supporter ce soin sans douleur.