FAQ

Permanent make-up

Is the procedure sore?

It is more an irritation than what it is actual pain. Sensation varies from person to person. A numbing cream is used which leaves the area with decreased sensation. It does however get sore if the cream is not re-applied during the procedure as the area gets sensitive with more passes. Ensure your therapist uses the correct topical anaesthetics!

How long does it last?

You should have a touch up between 2 and 3 months of your first treatment to ensure the pigment is evenly in the skin, the pigment holds longer and that the colour has healed correctly. Thereafter we recommend you come when the area starts loosing colour or when you feel you need to use your pencil again. This can be anything from a year to five years or even longer.

How long does it take?

The appointment is an hour, the local anaesthetic is put on for 15 – 20 min, the procedure is done and completed in the hour.

Do u have to remove the eyebrows when doing eyebrow tattooing?

No – we only remove the hairs which are outside the normal brow line, the rest are left which gives a more natural appearance.

Why do some peoples fade more than others?

Everyone has a different skin type, skin texture, colour, moisture level and condition as well as the part the client takes in her aftercare. For example a dry skin fades faster than an oily skin as the oily skin has a constant oily protective layer over it while the dry skin exfoliates more resulting in colour loss.
Some advice and aids:
• Proper aftercare ensures better results
• If you are unsure – don’t do it – it is permanent so be certain you want it done.
• Eyeliner and Lip-liner enhance the eyes and lips, eyebrows frame the face.
• Perfect candidates are sportsmen and woman, those who struggle to see properly to apply make up themselves and those living rushed lives as it is get up and go!
• Skin stretch around the eyes is minimised as you don’t have to apply eyeliner daily
• Ensure you have referrals of the permanent make-up artist who is going to perform your treatment
• Rather underestimate than overestimate – you can always go darker or thicker with your touch up

Chemical Peels

A Chemical Skin Peel: What is it, how does it work and is it right for you?

The chemical peel is one of the most honest skincare treatments around. It doesn’t hide behind fancy name. It is what it says: a chemical solution that harnesses your body’s natural processes of renewal, which can largely be summed up as “discard old skin cells to make space for new ones.” In other words it causes the skin to peel so that the new skin can grow in its place.

The idea of peeling away small amounts of skin might sound scary initially, but chemical peels are one of the most common treatments for correcting skin and achieving visible results – especially in winter, when skin needs a bit of a lift – simply because they have proven so very effective in rectifying damage and renewing skin.

How do chemical peels work?

To understand the science behind peels, what conditions they can help alleviate and to be able to make informed decision, it’s best to start at the beginning: how renewal naturally happens in the skin. Different chemical types have their own properties, but generally, chemical peel acids penetrate the skin and break the bonds between the layers of skin, so the top layers will start peeling off. The type of peel, its concentration and the exact chemical composition will determine how deep it penetrates (and thus how deep the peel is). Always, but always have a peel done by your expertly trained and trusted skincare therapist. You’ll go for assessment first, as one specific peel or combination peels and concentrations might be best for your individual skin. Your therapist will know just what’s right for you.

How much skin do we shed?

It’s estimated that we have around 1,6 trillion skin cells on our bodies (estimated by how much of your bodyweight skin accounts for, because no one has managed to sit down and count them all yet). And we shed around 30 000 to 40 000 of them every hour – that’s around a million a day, or 3,6 kg per year.

The purpose of chemical Peels

• Erase imperfections
• Remove damaged skin
• Improve skin tone and texture
• Allow new skin to grow

What conditions are treated with chemical peels?

Chemical Peels are used to treat:
• Acne
• Ageing
• Hyper-pigmentation
But they are also great for:
• Firming and tightening
• Rejuvenation
• Resurfacing of skin
• Improving complexion
• Stimulating healthy new tissue growth

How long does a treatment take?

The peel itself is usually no longer than five minutes. But there is usually prepping and care involved, so bank on a at least 15 minutes.

What does it feel like?

It depends on the product used. Alpha and Beta peels cause only some tingling, while a TCA peel is slightly more intense. Any discomfort subsides after a minute or two, though.

What about after the treatment?

On average, with Alpha and Beta peels, your skin will look youthful and glowing. It may be a little red, but that will subside very quickly. With a TCA peel, some recovery time will be needed.

How long do the results last?

With proper home care, months or even years.