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SEMI PERMINANT MAKEUP

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Semi Permanent Make-up

 Semi-permanent make-up, also known as micropigmentation, is a form of temporary cosmetic tattooing which allows you to have long-lasting eyeliner and lip colour as well as being able to shape and contour your eyebrows and provide your face with an overall light glow or blush.  Our fully trained, insured and licensed semi-permanent make-up artist can perform these treatments.

“The cosmetic-tattoo industry is evolving, the tattooing of yester year was a solid block of colour that would last well over 10 years but the industry has now turned to ‘topical’ methods that allow for fading and for clients to alter the colour or shape every 12 to 18 months.

 

This is because old ink contained titanium dioxide that the body broke down, leading to horrid tones of pink, green and blue. But all of that has gone now thanks to the new generation of organic pigments.

From Eyebrows to Eyeliner, Lips and Blush, we have it all!

 

Our therapist performs Semi-Permanent Tattooing for the Brows, Eyeliner, Lips and Cheeks alongside Microblading for the Brows.  

 

A 30 minute consultation with patch test will be required first before any treatment can be done,  within the consultation our technician will go through your medical history, area to be treated, what you are looking to achieve and study your skin to look at your colour undertones, blood flow and skin health, knowing and understanding this is imperative in choosing a colour that will appear natural to your face.  

 

We have many clients wanting the natural look, this isn’t exclusive to either microblading or tattooing, this is exclusive to our extremely experienced and talented technician.  You may know what you like or, better said, what you think you like, but is it the best option for YOU?  

 

First and foremost, our skilled technician will let you know if your skin allows for these techniques to be an option, very thin, easy-to-tear, or brittle skin, for example, will not be able to heal well from the trauma of microblading, whilst clients with thickened skin may not be able to have tattooing done. 
 
Our technician is fully qualified not only in tattooing but also cosmetic tattooing or SPMU which are two very different techniques and qualifications which allows our technician to ensure our clients are given her full knowledge, skill and experience in both fields.  

 

Safety and Hygiene are also of paramount importance with these treatments, both our technician and our premises are licensed with Chelmsford City Council for these treatments wherein a yearly audit is carried out which includes health and safety, infection control and hygiene checks are carried out in order to retain our licensing.  The standard requirement of our licensing is that between each client the floors, couch and areas of use including equipment within the treatment room are green soaped and sterilised, this is adhered to religiously.   
 
So, on to the risk, any time the skin is opened there is a risk of infection, any tattoo, whether artistic or cosmetic, requires skill with the needles in use and stringent protocols to ensure the safety of all clients .       
 
Thanks to numbing creams, most clients say both Tattooing and Microblading are similar to very light scratching (be warned with Microblading, you can hear the blade cutting the skin).  With both treatments there is no formal downtime, although it depends from person to person and brows should be kept dry for at least two days after the treatment.  Most of all, do not panic if they look too dark at first – colour fades as they heal and the results last for about a year to two years with tattooing and a year to 18 months with microblading. 

 
Semi-Permanent Tattooing
This is where our technician uses a hand held needle SMPU tattooing device that finely inserts ink into the skin in a tapping motion.  This movement forces the pigment into the skin creating the defined look of the tattoo.  The hand held device uses disposable needles which are changed between each client and click and lock ink cartridges which can only flow into the needles not back up.  
 
Semi-Permanent Microblading
Our technician uses a fine purpose made microblade to make a fine slice into the skin to open it and place pigment beneath to produce the tattoo.  When this cut heals, when done correctly, it creates a thin, crisp line that mimics the natural look and texture of hair. Due to the nature of pigment insertion, a lot of pigment cannot be forced into the skin, leading to a shorter lifespan than more traditional tattooing methods.  

 

Micro-feathering can be done with microblading wherein it mimics natural hair so gaps and sparsely covered areas can be filled in resulting in a very natural look, also Ombre can be done with microblading where the brow is slightly more faded towards the front of the face and sharper towards the arch to add depth. 
 
Brows
There are various looks to be achieved with both Tattooing and Microblading, these primarily are:-

​Hair-Stroke or Feathered Brows: This is the closest to microblading, but it has been around much longer. Typically the hair strokes, once healed, will not be as fine or as crisp as the microbladed brows, but it still creates a natural, soft look and has a much longer longevity.

Soft or Powdered Brows: This look is similar to the look most women get when filling in their eyebrows with powdered make-up. This technique is great for women who want a lot of fullness to their brow colour.
 
Hard or Crisp Eyebrow: This is typically what people think of when they think “tattooed eyebrows.” It is an eyebrow with a sharp, defined line. It is typically the most distinct and artificial-looking brow. It produces a look more like an eyebrow pencil or marker.


Lashes

While semi-permanent eyeliner is popular, the latest trend is to have tiny micro-droplets of pigment nestled in between each lash to give the appearance of thick, fluttery lashes. “It creates undetectable definition for your eyes.  The tattoo machine used is incredibly gentle. It uses light vibrations, so feels more like an electric toothbrush but your eyes may feel sore afterwards and need to be kept dry for at least 48 hours afterwards.

Lips

Replacing lip’s lost border gives a more youthful appearance, it’s also a great way to create the illusion of a fuller pout without injections, while leaving a beautiful hue so you don't need lipstick.   Lip blushes get their name thanks to using a dark shade around the lip line blended with a softer shade in the middle with almost no colour in the centre. Expect tenderness afterwards but aftercare is minimal: refrain from touching lips and regularly apply an antiseptic cream.  Our trained technician will colour match with you at your consultation.
 

Cheek Blush

Semi-permanent blush is a great cosmetic procedure for anyone who has an allergic reaction to makeup and can’t apply blush on a regular basis, or for someone who just simply wants to add a natural glow to their face. The blush is applied using micro pigmentation, or cosmetic tattooing, and will add a light shade of pink to the cheeks without being too noticeable or overpowering. This dusting of pink to the cheeks is soft and subtle yet cute and flirty.  Our experienced technician can apply blush on the skin in a pain-free process. 

​BB Glow Mesmatherapy 
 
BB Glow Mesotherapy uses a Micro Needle Therapy System (MTS) combining skin coloured pigment with niacinamide and peptides along with natural growth factors for effective brightening and anti-ageing benefits leaving fine lines and wrinkles plumped, pores diminished and skin with a tinted glow similar to that of a tinted moisturiser that lasts up to 4 months.  BB Glow is recommended for both Men and Women of any skin tone for the reduction of freckles, age spots, redness and acne induced skin dis-colouration on lighter skin tones. If you are having a one- off treatment or the first treatment of a course allow 60 minutes as this includes dermaplaning dead skin to increase product penetration.
 
One treatment – results last up to 2 weeks
Course of 3-6 treatments – results last up to 4 months


BENEFITS
Effective Skin Brightening
Skin Whitening/ skin darkening
Wrinkle improvement
Reduces skin dis-colouration
Instant and gradual lightening/darkening effect to skin
Promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction
Minimising open pores
Non comedogenic
 
This is generally a very comfortable treatment as it’s superficial micro-needling however some tightness and tingling after treatment is totally normal.  You can go back to day to day life however the BB Glow serums that look like a foundation should be left on the skin for 24 hours.  Powder make up can be added after 6 hours.  Your skin may feel a little dry a few days after treatment this is the skins natural inflammatory response to micro-needling.  This is a great standalone treatment especially for a one-off event or a weekend away however for long term results lasting up to 4 months we recommend building up coverage over a course of 3-4 treatments a month apart.
 

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