FAQ

Who is Permanent Makeup suitable for?

Everyone who wants to feel good about herself and confident that her make up application is faultless with an endurance way beyond anything conventional cosmetics can offer. Belleza Wellness also offers life-changing benefit to alopecia sufferers or those who are suffering / will suffer hair loss following chemotherapy. (NOTE – It is advisable to have the treatment done prior to the chemotherapy and the subsequent hair loss, particularly with the eyebrows. The reason for this is so that your natural hair growth patterns can be taken into consideration, so that when your eyebrows do grow back, they will exist in harmony with the tattooed brow).

Is Permanent Makeup safe?

Absolutely! We follow a strict code of conduct that ensures the safety of our clients. Meticulous standards of hygiene are followed with the use of disposable cartridges, gloves etc. We are trained to the highest standards, and only use state-of-the-art equipment and hypoallergenic pigments.

Does it hurt?

Client comfort is an important aspect of all semi-permanent procedures. It does hurt a little, but is rather more uncomfortable than unbearable. Be assured, we use the best topical numbing agents, both before and throughout the procedure ensuring your maximum comfort.

How long do the results last for?

Semi-Permanent Cosmetic procedures can last for many years. The actual length of time is variable and depends on factors such as UV / sun exposure, skin type, beauty regimen, the density of color implanted into the skin (softer enhancements do not last as long as strong, bold enhancements). All enhancements will require a color boost or top up every year or two to maintain their crispness and color.

Can I play sport or swim immediately following the procedure?

We recommend that you avoid sport on the day of the procedure, and avoid swimming (fresh or salt water), saunas and steam rooms for at least 6 days or until the skin has fully healed as this could cause infection and the tattoo to fade.

How quickly will my procedure heal?

Immediately following the Permanent Cosmetics procedure the enhancement may display mild redness and occasionally a slight localized swelling. This usually subsides within 24 hours, and should not hinder most normal day-to-day activities. The color will also appear substantially more intense – about 30-50% darker than desired, but this will lighten and soften as the skin heals, usually within 6-10 days. It generally takes between three and four weeks for the final color to ‘bloom’ and settle, and it is only at this stage that the true color of your Permanent Cosmetics procedure can be fully assessed and appreciated.

How will I look immediately afterwards?

Brows procedures are barely noticeable, usually only appearing slightly darker. Eyes may swell a little, but this generally only lasts for a day. Lips will swell and may remain swollen and chapped in appearance for several days.

Can I wear make-up afterwards?

We advise not to wear normal cosmetics until the skin has healed as this may cause infection and/or hinder the healing process. If you absolutely have to, a light application of newly opened mineral make-up using new / clean brushes and wands is permitted, but we would rather you keep the treatment site hygienically clean and lightly moisturized to promote efficient healing. Once healed you can wear as much make-up as you wish, although you probably will not need to.

How long does the procedure take?

Most procedures take between 1.5 – 2.5 hours start to finish. It is always allow more than enough time so that you and your aesthetician can be relaxed and not be rushed to finish.

Will the enhancement look false or unnatural?

Absolutely not! My signature brows, eyeliner and lips are always natural and appealing. I maintain that a person looks best with a ‘fresh faced’ look rather than a heavy unnatural look.

What if I am on medication – will it affect the procedure?

There are some medications that are contra-indicated. It is vitally important that you discuss medications you are taking with us at your consultation.

Is a Retouch/ Touchup Session necessary?

Permanent Cosmetics is a two-step process, a ‘Perfecting’ or ‘Retouch’ Session should be taken between 4 and 6 weeks after the first procedure. This is when any minor adjustments to color or shape as initially undertaken will be made, and any imperfections corrected ensuring that your enhancement result is nothing short of perfect. A Color Boost is recommended 12 – 18 months post procedure to keep your Permanent Cosmetics enhancement looking fresh and beautiful.

I have suffered with cold sores in the past – will this affect my lip enhancement?

This needs to be discussed with your aesthetician at the consultation. As a preventative measure, you will need to see your doctor prior and take a course of medication to prevent a cold sore break out.

Can my poorly tattooed eyebrows be fixed?

In most cases they most certainly can, however your expectations need to be realistic as results are not always comparable to a fresh, new brow procedure. Poorly shaped, unnatural color brows need to be corrected using corrective pigments and sometimes the use of removal solutions to fade or remove old pigment, and can take several treatments to see an improvement.

Is the Consultation free?

Belleza Wellness will ensure that your Permanent Cosmetics procedure meets your every expectation by offering a Complimentary Concept Consultation to all new and existing clients enquiring about new treatments. Evelyn will discuss your Permanent Cosmetics requirements with you in detail, explaining the various techniques and advising on achievable results. Her warm and approachable manner will instantly put you at ease, and should you elect to go ahead with a procedure, she will make the necessary bookings, check your medical history and offer you some pre-read literature.

What should I expect the day of the procedure?

The day of your Permanent Cosmetics treatment will start with a consultation with Evelyn where she will carefully analyze your features and coloring, and review your requirements and expectations. She will test suitable colors on your skin and draw on your enhancement using conventional cosmetics. Together you will fine-tune all aspects of the color and shape, and only when both you and Evelyn are fully satisfied with the ‘template’, will she proceed with the Permanent Cosmetics procedure.

Are there any Aftercare Requirements?

Following your Permanent Cosmetics procedure, you will receive written instructions for the aftercare of your specific enhancement, as well as complimentary aftercare products to help you care for your enhancement at home. The treatment area should be kept clean and moisturized with a thin film of the recommended cream to assist the healing process. It is recommended that make-up to the site be avoided for a day or two while the skin heals. Any tiny scabs that may form should not be scratched off as this may dislodge pigment before the skin has had time to heal.

Permanent Makeup – It’s All About You!

Permanent Makeup is arguably the most positive and life-changing cosmetic treatment available within the beauty industry today. Permanent Makeup can help you regain confidence by restoring features lost or compromised due to the ravages of time or illness such as correcting symmetry, adjusting fullness, shape, or colour. Expertly applied, natural looking Permanent Makeup can make these ‘corrections’, dramatically altering your appearance in a positive and life-changing way.

Is the technician certified?

Trained and certified in the Art of Semi-Permanent Cosmetics and Paramedical Cosmetic Evelyn Barrera is your talented and caring Cosmetic Tattoo Technician who has mastered the exquisite art of Cosmetic Tattoo. A keen eye for detail, steady hand and patience combined with her technical expertise and artistic skill, ensures that her work is consistently of the very highest standards.

Semi-Permanent Cosmetics are a fantastic way of enhancing any of your facial features to which you normally apply make-up, or to correct features compromised by illness or accident. Imagine the luxury of waking up with perfect arches, gorgeously defined eyes and beautifully shaped lips – every day.

As a Paramedical certified technician Evelyn can help restore the confidence that you may have lost due to surgery scars, burns, alopecia/ baldness, thinning hair, vitiligo, age spots, stretch marks, breast reconstruction scars or larger surgical scars. Different techniques are required for every treatment to give your skin a smoother look by camouflaging your scar and blending it into your surrounding natural skin tone.

Cosmetic and Paramedical Tattoo is an exquisite and precise art form and Evelyn’s intrinsic creative abilities, combined with her attention to detail and technical prowess really give her the edge in Semi-Permanent Cosmetics and her other treatments. She takes great pride in helping her clients to look and feel their best, ensuring that that they leave her studio completely satisfied, and with increased confidence and sense of self-esteem. Book for your Free Concept Consultation today.

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