GENERAL PMU QUESTIONS
This section applies to both brow and lip PMU
Permanent makeup (PMU), also known as cosmetic tattooing, is the same procedure as traditional tattooing. A technician uses a needle to insert pigments into the dermis layer of the skin to change the skin’s appearance. The most common changes are made to the lips and brows to imitate the look of cosmetics like lipstick or brow powder/pomade.
Everyone wants to look the best they can, naturally. Just think, how convenient it would be to enjoy perfectly shaped eyebrows, wide-awake, pretty eyes and beautifully contoured lips, without the effort of time-consuming makeup rituals? All subtle, soft and perfectly in place with no smudging, no mess, no problem.
With permanent makeup you have the confidence of knowing you look the best you can look, right round the clock.
You will look like yourself, except that you will have a professional makeup application done every single day; either mild soft, makeup or sophisticated. The choice is yours. Prior to the procedure, we will guide you and provide professional advice. We will show you exactly how you will look like at the end of the treatment. We will adapt the best look for you, according to your age and style, your face structures and shape.
The healed result will look very natural.
You should be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the skin heals. This process can take up to 14 days.
We use a numbing agent, so discomfort is very minimal. Throughout your eyebrow tattooing treatment we will check with you to see if you’re in any pain. Our clients usually rate the discomfort as about 2 out of 10, if that.
As long as you’re not currently pregnant, breastfeeding or undergoing chemotherapy then you should be fine for the treatments. A medical history form will need to be completed and you will need to let us know what medication you are taking. Once this is completed, we will be able to advise as to whether or not permanent makeup is suitable or safe for you to have done.
Permanent makeup is considered as micropigmentation, similar to tattoos. It involves using a needle to place pigmented molecules beneath the upper layers of the skin. Most procedures are done after applying an anaesthetic to the skin.
It is totally safe. A patch test is carried out before treatment starts to ensure you’re not allergic to the pigment or the anaesthetic. The treatment is carried out using sterile individually packaged items which are one use only, so are disposed of straight after use.
After the initial procedure, touch-up might be required but no sooner than one month and as much as three months later.
Permanent makeup is generally considered safe. It carries the same risks as other tattoos. The most serious is the risk of infection from improperly sanitized tools and equipment.
Side effects to the treatment are usually localised to the treatment area. Any swelling or bruising that occurs usually subsides within 24 hours of the initial treatment. Flaking of the area is also normal during the healing process, all of which is fully explained in the aftercare sheet we provide post treatment.
Any unusual side effects such as heat, blistering and extreme itching are extremely rare and although a patch test is carried out a minimum of 48 hours prior to any treatment an allergic response/reaction could still occur at any time post treatment, even years after. If any unusual side effects occur, then please seek medical advice straight away and inform us.
No. The treatment is not complete and does not present a final result until a top up appointment is done within 4-6 weeks.
You will have your top up visit booked right away in our studio after your main PMU treatment.
The treatment is not complete and does not present a final result until a top up appointment is done within 4-6 weeks.
This is because after your first treatment some of the colour may not have stayed, this happens because the skin tries to reject the pigment. This can be corrected at your top up appointment.
PMU will gradually fade over time. Results vary from person to person: eyebrow tattoos can last from one to three years.
Lighter colours will fade faster than darker ones. The tones used for eyebrows are usually soft and natural, making them more susceptible to fading.
Fading eyebrow tattoos are sometimes caused by a few external factors like exposure to UV rays, pigment removal by the body’s immune system, some anti-aging face products and natural cell rejuvenation.
Everyone is different, but as a general rule the surface skin heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface.
We will provide you with aftercare instructions and a special aftercare balm to use after your treatment. Looking after your permanent makeup as it heals is not difficult or time consuming – all you will need to do is follow our simple steps.
We recommend that you do not apply makeup, expose the skin to extreme heat, cold or moisture, kiss, apply certain petroleum-based ointments etc immediately after your treatment. We will explain these requirements in full and provide you a printed copy of these aftercare requirements on your visit.
The colour will appear darker straight after treatment but will lighten as the healing process takes place. If you don’t like the final result after your 6 week top up there may be a few things that weren’t considered during the consultation process. We try to make the consultation process as thorough as possible to avoid any miss communication. Permanent Makeup is an art, not a science, so results can vary from person to person and no guarantees can be made related to the final outcome.
How your skin heals after permanent makeup is out of our control, however we will take great care to discuss treatments we know will enhance your face or body the way you want it to.
Of course, it would be a pleasure for us to help you correct any imperfections you don’t like and restore your natural desired look.
You can wear mineral cosmetics immediately after the treatment, however, you need to wait until the treatment area has healed before wearing traditional cosmetics.
Current guidelines from the National Blood Service require anyone with permanent cosmetics to wait for 4 months after their treatment before giving blood.
This depends on the treatment you are considering and its location. You will need to take advice from your therapist or surgeon. It is important to remember that some of these procedures can alter the shape of your lips and eyebrows.
Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip and brow treatment, if the removal affects that area. Simply inform your laser technician that you are wearing permanent cosmetics prior to the treatment and they will act accordingly to accommodate for this.
Strong sun can impact the success of the result during the immediate healing phase. If you are going on holiday it is recommended that you wait 4 weeks before having your procedure from when you get back. Or have your treatment 4 weeks before you go away. Having a tan within 4 weeks of treatment either side will cause the pigment to heal darker than expected.
It is advised that you do not drink alcohol the night before, or on the day of, your treatment. This can affect pigment retention.
If you have an MRI scan after having permanent makeup, you should inform the practitioner prior to the scan about your treatment, when you had it and the location. This should not prevent you from being able to have an MRI scan, but is information the practitioner will need to be aware of. Sometimes people with permanent makeup who undergo MRIs experience swelling or burning around the tattooed area, but these effects are rare and temporary.
Rest assured that the equipment used is the latest and most technologically advanced. Like medical equipment, permanent cosmetic equipment is safe by design against cross contamination. All needles are single use only and device parts are autoclavable. We are using only medical grade products.
Every needle and item used for the treatment is opened individually for each client.
Late arrival to your scheduled appointment will result in your stylist being unable to carry out your procedure in order to accommodate appointments that follow yours.
Depending upon how late you arrive, your technician will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be charged 75% of the full treatment value.
However, if there is an opportunity to do so, we will offer additional time for an additional fee.
Out of respect and consideration to the makeup artist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
At Bpermanent, we care about your concerns and any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please email us or contact us by contact form on our website with all your questions & concerns.
All emails will be responded as soon as we are free, we are taking care of every single customer and typically answer within 1-3h between the treatments.
Additional Brow PMU Questions
There’ll be a consultation where we’ll make sure your natural colouring, face shape and desired look are all carefully considered before creating a template for your new, enhanced brows.
We use an electronic handpiece to trace over the template, so the colour is precisely infused.
We’ll take pictures before and after so you can see the amazing differences.
Afterwards we will show you your new look and apply aftercare products to soothe your skin and encourage healing.
Please note that at this stage your PMU is still not finished. You will have your free top up appointment booked at the end of your visit.
A permanent brow treatment can take up to 2.5 hours, but this depends from person to person.
Absolutely. Typically, the area around your treatment may be slightly red, but that should only be the after-effect.
Some people think that they may have to take time off work after the treatment, but this is not necessary unless you choose to do so. You should be able to get straight back to work immediately after your treatment.
Permanent makeup can last years if looked after correctly and if you keep up with your top ups. After your initial treatment you will be booked in for one complimentary touch up approximately 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment. After that you won’t need to be seen for another 12-18 months.
Yes – a complimentary top up visit and aftercare materials are included with your treatment.
Yes, it can be useful to see what colour tones you have been using for your brows.
Any waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the treatment.
You should wait a minimum of five days between having electrolysis and permanent makeup for brows.
No. We prefer you to keep your own brows – don’t even tweeze them before you come in as we like to work within your natural shape if possible.
We will work with whatever brow hairs you have. It’s a common myth that brow hairs need to be shaved off for permanent makeup treatments but this is not the case at all. The only time brow hairs may need to be removed is if there is any errant growth which needs tidying up, either through tweezing or plucking.
Additional Lip PMU Questions
You’ll have a consultation where we’ll discuss exactly what you’re looking for, including the colour and shape. And we’ll take pictures before and after so you can see the amazing differences.
We will infuse the colour into your skin using a pen-like device, carefully shading your lips with tiny molecules of pigment that are deposited below the skin’s surface to create your new lip contour.
A permanent lip make up treatment can take up to 2.5 hours, but this depends from person to person.
Yes. Initially you’ll look as if you’re wearing heavy lipstick, which will then gradually fade over the next few days.
There may be a little swelling and redness directly after the treatment too, as well as some peeling.
Yes – a complimentary top up visit and aftercare products are included with your treatment.
A numbing agent is applied to your lips beforehand, so discomfort is very minimal. Throughout the treatment the technician will ask if you’re comfortable and adjust as needed.
Permanent make up can last years if looked after correctly and if you keep up with your top ups. After your initial treatment you will be booked in for one complimentary touch up approximately 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment. After that you won’t need to be seen for another 12-18 months.
If your aim is to have your favourite lipstick recreated, please bring it with you to the treatment. This will enable the artist to custom blend an appropriate pigment.
Permanent makeup does not cause cold sores, however, if you carry the virus it lays dormant in the body and can be aroused by the treatment.
If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) we advise you to contact your General Practitioner to obtain the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks or obtain and use your regular medication from your local chemist. You should use for one week before and one week after your treatment. This can help to minimise an outbreak.
No. The outbreak must be fully healed in order for a permanent makeup lip treatment to be performed.
You should not undertake a lip wax or bleaching treatment for at least two weeks prior to your permanent makeup lip treatment.
You may experience some swelling and redness immediately after the treatment. After this you may experience tenderness, flaking, dryness, swelling and redness for approximately 2-5 days after the treatment. If you are feeling less than 100% healthy it may take longer for your treatment to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.
If you have had a lip treatment, you should avoid eating spicy and salty foods until the area has healed. You should also drink liquids through a straw.
Currently we are using PayPal as a main payment method however PayPal allow you to pay by most debit, credit or Visa cards.
You can also pay us by bank transfer or cash within the studio prior to your treatment. Read more in our PAYMENTS section at the bottom of the page under USEFUL INFO.
Yes, our website is secured by latest technology, has a valid SSL certificate and is completely safe for payments online.
Currently we are using PayPal as the main payment method, so all the payment transactions are redirected to PayPal and all transactions are made securely on their end.
Please use it during the checkout on our website, you will need to pay in full to have the full amount discounted. If you use your coupon while you are paying the deposit only your coupon will be used only for the deposit amount and can’t be taken off the full payment.
Yes. Just print the email with the coupon you have received from us or show us on your mobile device before your treatment so we can apply the discount for you. Please note the payment must be made before the treatments begins.