Shape, colour and intensity are discussed, drawn on and inks mixed, prior to proceeding. If you have a favourite or particular colour make up, bring it with you.
Pigments are hypoallergenic and safe to use on skins with allergies to make up. Needles are sterile and disposable.
Anaesthetic creams and gels are used prior to and during treatment to minimise discomfort.
It is important to note that the colour intensity will initially be significantly darker than what is expected for the final outcome. A fine scab forms which takes approximately three to four days to heal, taking with it a lot of colour. As the scab comes off, it initially looks too light. In the following two weeks the colour darkens a bit. It therefore takes
three weeks for the the final result and true colour to be seen. The intention is to get the desired result in one session.
Some people want to proceed with caution, and prefer to do less and then add if necessary. The end result will also be determined by following the correct after-care procedure with care. If a second session is needed, it must be done within 3 months of the initial treatment to be charged the second session rate. About ten percent of people need a second session.
Lipliner: NB If you have a history of cold sores, use Activar/ Zovirox four times daily; one week prior to and one week after – as a preventative treatment. L-lysine tablets should also be taken.
Eyeliner: eyelash tinting is recommended before treatment as mascara should be avoided for 7 days.
Permanent make-up will have slight fading over the years (UV light lightens colour). People’s colour fades at different rates depending on: how dark we make the initial tattoo, different skin types, acidity, medication, hormones, micropen, lazers. If necessary, touch ups can be done to maintain colour.
Please note if you have EVER had a fever blister/cold sore, you must take preventative tablets before having lips worked on. It is usually a 5 day course, 2 days before and 3 days after. A script is needed for this. These are usually either Accitab, Cyclovex or Zovirax, depending on what your physician prescribes.
It is also good to exfoliate the lips a few days before to get rid of any dry skin. This can be done with a toothbrush or a great exfoliator as a mix of honey and bicarbonate of soda.