Also known as permanent make up, semi-permanent make up or micro pigmentation LONG-TIME-LINER® Conture® Make-up is a long-lasting cosmetic procedure which deposits colour pigments into the first layer of the skin called the epidermis.
As with all cosmetic procedures, certain conditions do not allow such treatments. These include:
Skin types and external/environmental factors contribute to the length of time that the pigments last. Eyebrows usually last around 1 year. Lips 2-5 years. Eyeliner 5-8 years.
Before performing the procedure, it is essential to avoid sunbathing for one week. Avoid waxing or tinting the eyebrows for about 3 days before the treatment. Avoid chemical peels.
Absolutely not! The Long Time liner® technique used and the wide spectrum of pigments available allows to create a sensational natural look. Individual hair strokes are drawn for the eyebrows imitating their own hair, this technique gives a much more natural result than conventional tattoo. Permanent makeup should not be considered a total make-up replacement. As we age and styles change it is best to subtly enhance your features so that you always look your best, but still allowing you to apply regular cosmetics over your permanent make-up if a more dramatic look is desired.
During consultation, Patricia will recommend the best colour and shape to complement each individual. Before the procedure, she will do a pre-drawing of your desired shape using a matching coloured makeup pencil. Only when you are completely satisfied with this pre-drawing, the procedure will take place. During touch-up you will have the opportunity to make minor changes in colour and shape.
Every client is different, however a topical anaesthetic is used prior and during the treatment. Some find it uncomfortable yet bearable.
Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. The initial treatment requires a follow up to achieve the desired result. The treatments should be spaced four weeks apart. The first procedure usually takes longer as pre-drawing takes time. Touch-up procedures usually do not require as much time.
If you balance out the cost against the lasting results that permanent cosmetics give you, the treatment offers excellent value for your money and should be regarded as an investment. Cheaper treatments usually mean cheaper products used, which can lead to poor results.
You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Although some people will have mild to moderate swelling or redness this will soon disappear. The colour will be more intense for approximately 5 days after which the skin naturally exfoliates to reveal the desired look.
Entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.
Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. Often even with proper care, clients may lose original hairstrokes which make brows look uneven. It is absolutely normal. That’s is the reason why most customers need a touchup after 6 weeks.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. When using foundation, be aware when applying to avoid your healed eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter.