Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup - Interview

Interview

Feeling beautiful at all time

9 days ago

We're all constantly looking for the "longest-lasting" eye, lip, and face products that we know will stay on all day, but there's one procedure pretty much guaranteed to take things to a whole other level: permanent makeup. But what is permanent makeup exactly? Also commonly referred to as "cosmetic tattooing," "dermapigmentation" or "micropigmentation," the process involves implanting pigment into the upper layer of skin around the eyes, eyebrows, and lips.

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Cylex: How long does 'Permanent' makeup last?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: Permanent makeup usually lasts between 3 and 5 years, however a colour boost is recommended every 12 to 18 months to ensure the enhancement is looking fresh. The colour boost appointment is also an opportunity to change the shape or colour of any permanent makeup enhancement as it will fade over time. The lifetime of a permanent cosmetic enhancement can also be affected by exposure to the sun/sunbeds, lifestyle, medication and any medical conditions.

Cylex: What does the treatment involve?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: After a consultation and patch test, the enhancement will be drawn with a makeup pencil. Only when the client is 100% happy with the design will the treatment commence. It is a non-surgical process whereby pigment is inserted into the upper dermal layer of the skin using a very fine needle or cluster of needles (depending on the treatment). Sometimes called cosmetic tattooing, permanent cosmetics involve the same process but the machine and needle used allows for much greater precision and the creation of fine hair strokes that resemble natural hairs. A topical anaesthetic is applied before and during the treatment and most clients experience very little discomfort. The client then returns to the clinic 4 – 12 weeks later for a free top-up, which involves checking the enhancement and pigment retention and adding more pigment if necessary.

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Cylex: Does permanent make-up work on everybody's skin?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: Yes. Before any treatment a medical questionnaire is completed to ensure that the client is suitable for a permanent makeup procedure. In very few cases, a client may have a medical condition which means they cannot have permanent cosmetics. Pregnant women and nursing mothers cannot have permanent makeup, and treatments can only legally be performed on clients over the age of 18.

Cylex: Is there any chance of infection?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: As this is an invasive process, there is a very small chance of infection. However, I adhere to the strictest infection control procedures and only single use needles are used. I am fully qualified and insured to carry out permanent cosmetic treatments. All treatments are carried out at my clinic in Annesley, Nottingham so that I can ensure a sterile environment and the safety and comfort of all clients is my priority – for this reason I do not visit people's homes to carry out procedures.

Cylex: How are the procedures performed? What is the recovery period like?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: After a consultation and patch test, the enhancement will be drawn with a makeup pencil. Only when the client is 100% happy with the design will the treatment commence. It is a non-surgical process whereby pigment is inserted into the upper dermal layer of the skin using a very fine needle or cluster of needles (depending on the treatment). Sometimes called cosmetic tattooing, permanent cosmetics involve the same process but the machine and needle used allows for much greater precision and the creation of fine hair strokes that resemble natural hairs. A topical anaesthetic is applied before and during the treatment and most clients experience very little discomfort. The client then returns to the clinic 4 – 12 weeks later for a free top-up, which involves checking the enhancement and pigment retention and adding more pigment if necessary. Full written aftercare instructions are provided after every treatment and the application of a healing balm for the first 7 days is essential to expedite the healing process. Most people find that their enhancement has fully healed within 5-7 days. Initially the colour will appear about 40% darker and any hairstrokes will be more defined, however this will fade as the skin heals and the healed result is very natural.

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Cylex: What if someone has pre-existing permanent make up that has been done elsewhere? Can you still work on it?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: This depends on the individual client. There is an increasing amount of correction work in the permanent makeup industry, and for this reason it is vital that anyone considering permanent makeup ensures that the practitioner is suitably qualified and you should also meet them and see their working environment before committing to any treatment. In some cases, where permanent makeup has been implanted incorrectly, it is necessary to have a course of laser treatment before further permanent makeup can be applied.

Cylex: What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Enhanced Perfection Permanent Makeup: Having had permanent makeup myself after years of unsuccessfully trying to pencil my eyebrows in, I know first hand how life changing it can be to have beautiful natural looking brows. My aim is to make every client feel beautiful and confident again. The buzz of giving someone that gift and seeing how this changes how they feel about themselves is the reason I chose permanent cosmetics as a career.

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Permanent makeup can alleviate the hassle of doing your makeup every day. However, it is a serious cosmetic procedure and it's important to weigh the risks along with the benefits.