How long will it take?
In general, most procedures take 1.5 to 2 hours, with the topical anaesthetic taking 15–30 mins to take effect.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is 100% safe. We use state-of-the-art digital machines for precision and hygiene. The pigments used are iron oxide and titanium dioxide, which are safe, non-reactive and specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin. Our technicians are fully trained in hygiene and blood bourne pathogens with diplomas in permanent makeup.
We use new equipment for every procedure and buy all our supplies from reputable licensed manufacturers in Australia, Europe and the USA.
Will it hurt?
Each client is different, but usually there is little to no discomfort felt during a procedure. We use anaesthetic to numb the area before the procedure starts and maintain the application of anaesthetic during the procedure for your comfort.
How long will it take to heal?
Healing time is minimal, usually 4–10 days for permanent makeup. A small percentage of people experience some swelling and tenderness, but this is hardly noticeable. We will provide you with a take-home cream to apply to the area to reduce peeling. Most people walk out the door and back to their life with no interruptions. Pigments will initially be stronger and will soften over the following weeks.
How long will my procedure last?
The degree of permanency depends on the client. In general, due to the natural ageing of the pigments, environmental factors and the client’s unique chemistry, the colour will need refreshing from time to time.
We recommend 1-2 yearly visits to maintain perfect colour
Can I have permanent eyeliner if I wear contact lenses?
Absolutely. You will find it convenient to not have to apply your eyeliner every day and knowing that it will always look perfect. Make sure you bring your glasses so you can take your contacts out for the procedure.
Why do I need a follow up appointment?
A follow up is a colour enhancement to ensure your permanent makeup looks exactly how you expected it to and lasts for a long period of time. With permanent makeup, we like to commence lightly with the colour to see how your body processes it. During the follow up, we can make any colour or shape adjustments. Most procedures need at least 1 follow up, with lip procedures sometimes needing 2–3.
Is there a Cancellation Policy?
For all cosmetic tattoo treatments, any cancellation made within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will incur a $100 cancellation fee.
I suffer from cold sores, can I still have a lip procedure?
If you have ever had a cold sore, even if it was a long time ago, the virus will still be in your system, so it is important that you complete the following steps. Take a course of Lysine tablets at least one week prior to and after the procedure. Zovirax cream can also be applied to the lip area prior to and after the procedure. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold sore.
Am I a good candidate for permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is for anybody who wears makeup or doesn’t like the time and effort required to apply, re-apply and remove it every day. If you are someone looking for an easier way to achieve a consistently beautiful appearance that looks natural, then you would be a good candidate.
Basically, you will be investing in a great way to save time and look good 24/7. Permanent makeup is also a perfect solution for anybody who has allergies to ingredients in topical makeup, vision problems or difficulties with their motor skills. Permanent makeup will make your life easier.
How do I prepare for cosmetic makeup?
Keep in mind, this is not surgery. You can eat or drink anything you want prior to your procedure. Clean eyes without contact lenses for eyeliner, and a clean face without makeup for eyebrows and lips. It is okay if you wear your moisturiser. We advise you stop using products that contain Retin A or AHA.
If you are having Botox injections make sure you have them 1-2 weeks before the procedure and if you are having Fillers in the area to be tattooed it is advisable to wait 1 month.You can drive yourself to and from any procedure, and you can return to work right after we’re done or take the rest of the day off. If you are feeling nervous, take a paracetamol to help you relax. It’s up to you.