All the answers you need to frequently asked questions about permanent make-up procedures.
Q. What is permanent make-up?
Permanent make-up is a procedure that uses micro-pigmentation to deliver fantastic results for your appearance.
Our professional micro pigmentation specialist Caron uses state-of-the-art equipment to place hypo-allergenic colour pigments under the uppermost layer of your skin, known as the dermal layer, using a series of micro-needles.
Caron’s extensive experience and use of precision equipment ensures minimum trauma to Features for Life clients , while ensuring maximum safety throughout.
Q. Who are permanent make-up procedures suitable for?
Permanent make-up procedures can meet the needs of anyone over the age of 18 who is seeking a natural and long-lasting enhancement to their features.
Whether you are looking for fuller lips, well-defined eyebrows or to disguise scarring that may have occurred as a result of an accident or injury there is a permanent make-up procedure that will fully suit your needs.
Permanent make-up may also be suitable for cancer patients who have had reconstructive surgery following treatment for breast cancer, such as a nipple tattoo procedure, or who have experienced hair loss as a result of chemotherapy treatment.
Permanent make-up is also suitable for burns sufferers, vitiligo sufferers or those who have allergies to traditional make-up.
Q. What are the benefits of permanent make-up?
Permanent make-up procedures offer a number of benefits including enhancing your natural features to give you full confidence in your appearance.
Permanent make-up can also help to leave your skin looking revitalised and evened out, as well as giving definition and colour to your eyes, lips and eyebrows.
Instead of spending hours each week applying and reapplying your make-up, permanent make-up will leave you looking groomed year-round, saving you countless hours each week.
Q. Will a permanent make-up procedure hurt?
Caron will apply a topical anaesthetic cream to the area to be treated before the procedure, and antiseptic soothing cream will be applied to soothe the area once the procedure is complete.
This will ensure that you experience the minimum of discomfort before and after your procedure, although you may feel a slight sensation as the procedure is being carried out.
To ensure that you can continue to care for the treated area once the procedure has been complete, you will also be given a sachet of Vaseline and an aftercare sheet.
Q. How will I look after a permanent make-up procedure?
Immediately after your first treatment session you may experience some redness or swelling, but this will soon fade.
Your colour pigments may also take some time to settle, and may appear darker in the first few days before lightning up to achieve your desired look.
The second part of your procedure, scheduled for between four and six weeks, will also help to top-up any areas to ensure you get the most from your treatment.
Ultimately, your permanent make-up procedure will leave your features looking enhanced, yet completely natural, helping you feel and look your best.
Q. How long will a permanent make-up procedure last?
A permanent make-up procedure can last up to two years, and this will depend on factors such as skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle.
Caron advises clients to plan for a top-up session for around 18 months after the procedure, to ensure that any fading in the colour pigment can be refreshed.
Q. Are permanent make-up procedures expensive?
Research has shown that women spend an average of £100,000 on cosmetics during their lifetime, and with cosmetics procedures costing just a few hundred pounds and lasting for up to two years, they make a cost-effective investment for your beauty regime.
Q. What expertise does Caron have?
Caron Vetter has been carrying out micro-pigmentation procedures for surgeons both private and within the NHS for the past 20 years in areas including Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Caron has completed a course in Paramedical tattooing in America, and was one of the first in the UK to provide areola restoration to patients who have suffered from breast cancer and have required a reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Caron’s customer-focused approach and commitment to raising standards within the cosmetic tattooing industry ensures that she achieves maximum results for her clients.
For further information about permanent make-up procedures contact Features for Life today.