Frequently asked questions....
Who is it for?
Those with sparse or non-existent eyebrows as a result of over tweezing
Those who suffer from alopecia, Parkinson's disease or following chemotherapy
Clients with poor eyesight or an unsteady hand who have difficulties applying their make-up
Those who regularly participate in sports, your make-up won't run or come off during your class or in the pool
Those who have very little or no time to apply make-up
Contact lens wearers
Those seeking to correct asymmetrical facial features
Those who have lost their natural lip line due to the ageing process
Those with allergies to regular cosmetics
Does it hurt?
Some discomfort is to be expected due to the nature of the procedure but topical numbing creams can be applied prior to the treatment to keep this to a minimum. Some people feel nothing but the vibration of the machine while others will feel a slight scratchy, burning sensation...just remember that the end result is worth it!
Are there any risks?
Because this is an invasive procedure, there are risks as well as benefits. These include infection, allergic reaction, misplaced colour, scarring, undesired result or colour. Only sterile needles are used for each procedure and are disposed of immediately at the end of the treatment, rest assured Laura adheres to health and safety regulations and hygiene levels are maintained at all times.
It is important to do your research and ensure your chosen technician has completed rigourous training.
As with any treatment an allergic reaction is always a possibility, however this is extremely rare. A consultation will be carried out prior to any procedure this comprises of a comprehensive medical questionnaire and a patch test. Aftercare advice will be given and should be followed for successful results.
Please note that with a lip procedure, if you carry the Herpes virus, then it is advisable to use an anti-herpes treatment prior to your procedure, you should continue for 5 days after to reduce the risk of a breakout.
What is the recovery time?
There may be some swelling and redness following your treatment that usually subsides over the first 12/48 hours but this would rarely interfere with your normal schedule although you are probably best not to arrange your treatment on the same day as a big event!
For the first few days your treatment will appear darker than your desired results but do not panic, this will fade over the next 7 days, sometimes looking like it has disappeared completely. This is due to the colour being obscured by the healing skin, the colour will come back over the next few days and will show the true result in around 4/6 weeks.
You will receive written aftercare instructions to ensure optimal care of the treatment over the healing period.
How long does it last?
Skin types and external factors contribute to the length of time that permanent make-up lasts. Generally, darker colours remain unaffected in your skin for longer. Natural or lighter colours are often more vulnerable to the effects of the sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response.
Other factors that contribute to fading include medications, smoking, metabolism and lifestyle. You may want to refresh permanent make-up anywhere from 9 months onwards although generally 12/18 months can be expected.
Will it look natural?
The equipment used by Laura is state of the art and very precise meaning that delicate strokes can be achieved leaving a natural result to enhance your features. This is unless you are looking for a stronger, more 'made-up' result which can be easily achieved.
Can I still wear make-up?
Yes, you can use your make-up to further define the work for a stronger look but the beauty of permanent make-up is that you don't always have to reach for the brushes to have a fresh looking appearance!
Do you have to shave my eyebrows?
I often get asked this question and the answer is no! We work as much as possible with the natural brow hair to ensure the best results.