PERMANENT MAKE UP & SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION FAQ's
Does having Permanent Make Up or SMP hurt?
Everyone's experience and threshold is different, whilst many find it pretty painless as we use a topical numbing cream, you may experience slight discomfort - but general speaking, clients report little to no pain agt all!
For SMP numbing is not needed or used.
How long does it last?
In terms of 'wear ability' both PMU & SMP can last 18 months to 5yrs, however, some clients retain pigment better than others and some treatments last longer than others, the same with certain pigment shades. Therefore it is recommended you get 12-18 month top ups to keep it looking its best and fresh
What's the difference between Semi-Permanent Make-up (SPMU) and Permanent Make-up (PMU)?
Nothing! There are many terms used to describe these treatments like those just mentioned as well as others including Cosmetic Tattoo, Micro-pigmentation, Permanent Pigmentation etc. Whilst results often will and do fade, they are still deemed permanent as pigment is being implanted into your skin. We prefer avoiding the term SPMU as ultimately, you are having pigment implanted into your skin as mentioned, as is the fading but elements and particles always remain - hence permanent.
Is Microblading a Tattoo?
Yes - it is still a form of Permanent Make-up, rather than a machine/electronic device, a manual tool is used instead when Microblaiding.
SMP a Tattoo? Does it look realistic?
SMP too is a form of tattooing, using a specialised pigment, deposited into the dermal layer of the scalp. They are often referred to as 'dots' for ease, but in actual fact, when you look closely, with a good artist you will also see that many of these 'dots' actually look textured to give the illusion of hairs coming out the follicle, It is an amazingly skilled and intricate art form. One Kerry loves!
What happens after the procedure?
After the procedure you may notice some slight redness, even a little swelling, this is normal and will subside usually over the course of a few hours. The colour will look darker and more intense initially due to the increased blood flow and redness in the area.
Please always follow your given aftercare for best results.
FILLERS, FAT DISSOLVE & ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION FAQ's
How long does Filler Last?
For most clients, it is a gradual process to build up over a few treatments to safely get to the desired outcome,.
once there, clients can find their results may last anywhere from 6 - 18 months for Fillers, approx 12 weeks with Anti-wrinkle (and the peak being around weeks 8), and they can be permanent with the fat dissolving (full info is provided and elaborated in your consultation),
Are there any potential side effects with injectables?
Yes, as with any cosmetic procedure. The most common is redness or potential bruising around the injection site. Temporary swelling with Fillers and Fat Dissolve can be a little more common. In rare instances with Fillers, there is a risk of possible Vascular Occlusion or Compromise which will be discussed in detail. With Anti-wrinkle, headaches and rarely Ptosis (drooping) can temporarily occur as can allergic reactions.
Can I have Filler if I have had it elsewhere previously?
Yes, but you are advised to speak to Kerry before booking online.
Should I be flexible to suggestions from my technician?
Yes, your technician will always work with you to achieve your desired outcome, however, treatment plans will be advised and recommended with your best interests paramount.
Will I see results right away?
Fillers - Yes, however, some of what you see is also often temporary swelling. Fillers settle over 2 weeks which is when you can see a truer result.
Anti-Wrinkle takes 2 weeks before it 'kicks-in' fully.
Fat Dissolving takes 4 weeks - more than one sessions is highly recommended.
PLEASE BE PATIENT - TREATMENTS AND RESULTS ARE VERY MUCH A PROCESS.
PLASMA FIBROBLAST FAQ's
What is Fibroblast/Plasma and how does it work?
In its simplest terms, it is a non-surgical treatment to lift and tighten skin, or treat other issues such as Stretch Marks and Skin Tags for example.
During the Fibroblast Treatment, a specialist device is used, which has a tip that creates an electric current, causing a 'plasma arc' . These tiny arcs of plasma are created by an electrical discharge between the tip of the pen and the skin, singeing the surface and tightening the underlying tissue. The pen does not touch the skin, but is used in a very close range. The technology involves the use of plasma, formed through the ionization of atmospheric gas (the air), which then works to stimulate the contraction, shortening and tightening of skin fibres. This results in the reduction of the skin surface.
Fibroblasts are principal cells that are within connective tissues, they play a vital role in skin healing and collagen production. When the thermal changes happen during the Plasma treatment, Fibroblasts are activated and wound healing begins.
Does the treatment it hurt?
A topical numbing is used, so generally speaking most clients do not find it painful, more irritating than anything else, you may also feel a little heat in the area being treated. Post procedure, you likely feel a slight sensation similar to that of sunburn.
Is there much downtime?
No. However, the area will appear red and look slightly sore and can swell in areas around the eyes for a few days. It is advised to consider having this treatment when you perhaps are able to have some downtime for a few days.
When will I see results?
Although you might notice a slight change in the area immediately, it isn't until around weeks 8 onward that the results can be seen, sometimes it will be a little longer as the skin continues to heal and tighten over a period of a few weeks
How long do results last?
Like most surgical and cosmetic procedures, the effects of Fibroblast are not entirely permanent as it does not stop any further aging, but the positive results should last years, depending on the area treated, the severity of the treated area and many lifestyle factors. Like any treatment, results cannot be guaranteed
Common contra-indications (reasons you may not be able to have treatment) inlcude:
Undergoing Chemotherapy or radiation / or less than 6 months in remission
Taking Warfarin or other medical Blood Thinners
Diabetes (possible suitable with a signed consent from your Doctor/Nurse
Lupus or other immunocompromising diseases or conditions
Active Viral or Bacterial infections
Serious underlying health conditions
Pace Makers or Heart Conditions
History of severe allergic reactions/anaphylaxis
Blood clotting disorders/severe bruising
History of keloid scarring
Under 18's cannot be treated
Please note this list is not exhaustive so advise your technician of anything you think could be of concern
PRE & POST PROCEDURE INFO
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, aspirin and Ibuprofens at least 24-48hrs before your treatment
Avoid direct sun exposure & sunbeds for at least 14 days after PMU - ideally 30 for SMP
Jacuzzis and Chlorine avoid for 14 days post PMU, SMP & Plasma Fibroblast, 7 days post Fat Dissolving injections and 48hrs post Anti-Wrinkle and Fillers
Botox Should ideally be carried out 4 before your treatment date pf PMU & SMP. Fillers, should be 6 weeks (Lips)
Obtain a coldsore medication such as Acyclovir which you should start the day of, and three days after your treatment for Lip Tattooing. Keep your lips moisturised and use a lip scrub 2 - 3 times the week leading up to your appointment. Coldsore cream is recommended for Lip Fillers too if you are prone to outbreaks
Remove eyelash extensions for Eyeliner treatments and contact lenses. You MUST NOT us lash serums for 3 month prior to Eyeliner treatments
For SMP, keep your head exfoliated and hydrated (coconut oil is great!) and wash/dry/shave (if applicable) your hair the day of treatment
Avoid the use of Retinoids, AHA's, Vitamin derived products (Eg Vit A, Vit E) for approx 5 days prior and post treatments - this is very important due to the effects they have on the skin
For PMU & SMP avoid exercise or sweating for at least 7 days. Anti-wrinkle -24hrs, Fillers & Fat Dissolving 24-28hrs. For Plasma & 3-5 days is advisable but 7 is great!
With any treatment - stay well hydrated before and after
Full aftercare is provided with your consultations and at your appointment