Tips on Getting Permanent Make Up In London

Tips on Getting Permanent Make Up In London

There are many ladies who live and visit London who are interested in permanent cosmetics, but who are still unsure of what happens during a treatment, and many wonder if the procedure is safe. The sheer amount of clinics for permanent make up London has to offer can be daunting, but if you follow my tips, you will soon find the ideal salon for this relatively easy and quick treatment.

Here are some answers to the most common questions, which will hopefully allow those who are truly interested in permanent makeup have the confidence to visit a clinic and talk to a technician about getting some treatments done. In essence, getting permanent makeup is the same as getting a tattoo; only permanent cosmetics are meant to enhance the features of the face and aren’t supposed to draw attention to themselves. This idea of tattooed makeup has actually been around for several decades, though for most of its history it was a cosmetic procedure that swam under the public’s radar, since tattooing of any form wasn’t really socially acceptable until quite recently.

Beauticians in the thirties would advertise permanent makeup as a “complexion treatment,” and would describe it as a procedure in which vegetable dyes were injected under the top layer of skin. This is essentially what tattooing is, but many women were assuaged by the logical and normal-sounding description and received treatments. Today tattooing is widely accepted, so the art of permanent cosmetics has been allowed to flourish and the procedure is more popular than ever. The physical procedure of getting permanent makeup is very similar to that of getting an artistic tattoo.

Permanent Cosmetics

A certified and trained technician will be in charge of the appointment. The office will be completely sterilised before your treatment begins, and the technician will be wearing gloves and protective clothing. He or she will prep your skin by gently cleaning all the areas to be treated and by marking the shape and colour of the planned changes with a brow liner pencil. Then the technician will open a brand new set of needles in front of you so that you can verify that it is an unused set. This is required protocol for all tattoo artists, and ensures that nobody will get reused needles: possibly transferring blood-borne diseases between clients. An assistant will likely have applied some numbing solutions to the parts of your face that will be treated, to dull some of the pain from the needles, but be prepared for some discomfort; especially when receiving eyeliner treatments.

The skin on your face is quite sensitive so it is likely to hurt more than getting tattoos on other parts of your body, but fortunately permanent cosmetics generally cover a much smaller surface area so the procedures don’t last as long. After your procedure is complete, your face will be quite swollen for several hours, with residual swelling lasting for several days. The skin that has been treated will need to be cared for with the salves and solutions that your technician suggests, to minimise scarring. You may be alarmed at first at how dark everything looks, but don’t worry; after the tattooed skin heals, the colours will fade to the more normal look you were hoping for. With proper care, your permanent makeup will now last for between five and seven years, and with regular touch-ups may last for many more.

Choosing a Clinic

Before you go in for your treatment, check on the facility’s certification from health authorities. A general beauty therapy qualification is not enough; permanent makeup requires extensive skin penetration, and this means there is a risk of cross-contamination and infection if proper sanitisation procedures are not followed. If the salon or beauty centre you are planning on attending is not able, or is unwilling, to show you their certification; go somewhere else. It is likely that you will immediately see a difference in the level of cleanliness and professionalism, and you can rest assured that your technician will be following the correct procedures


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