Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup at a Glance

Best Results 2 - 3
Duration of Results 12 - 18 months
Treatment Recovery 1 - 7 days
Risks & Complications Medium
Anaesthetic Topical
Procedure Time 60 mins
Skin Specialist PMU artist
Back To Work Next day

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Is the Permanent makeup procedure available at all branches?

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    Yes, the permanent makeup procedure is available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and Umhlanga and Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal.

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    What is Permanent makeup?

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    Permanent makeup is a revolutionary method of applying pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It is also known as Intradermal Pigmentation and Permanent Cosmetics. The technique is medically proven and specially designed to be completely safe. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner as well as lip colour.

    Permanent makeup is not just about colouring your eyes and lips. Other permanent makeup procedures include scar camouflage, areola and nipple restoration, aimed at improving the injuries such as burns, trauma scars, surgery scars, cleft lip, hairline enhancements, to name a few.

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    What areas can be done with Permanent make-up?

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    • Eyebrows-Intradermal pigmentation mimics the appearance of the hair in the brow line. It creates fullness you can do sport or wipe your forehead without losing your eyebrows. Never use a brow pencil again.
    • Eyeliner- From very natural lash enhancements to a more defined line, the choice is yours. Never worry about smudges again. This procedure is popular with both male and female clients. Ophthalmologists recommend this procedure for those who are allergic to conventional makeup and for those who wear contact lenses
    • Lip Liner/Colour- Change the size and shape of the lips as well as the colour. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. Many prefer a very natural look. Others may desire a more dramatic effect. A cleft lip can also be concealed

    Additional Procedures:

    • Scar Camouflage- The process of camouflaging scars is a simple process of blending natural pigment colours into the discoloured area. The final result dramatically reduces the appearance of scars. This procedure is popular to conceal face-lift scars, stretchmark's, surgical and accidental related scars. Conceal burns or scars, all to help create a natural look.
    • Lip Augmentation- This procedure is used to create a visually fuller and healthier lip without any surgical procedure. Balance out the shape of your lips, even out a cleft lip, or you can simply want richer colour lips.
    • Mucosal Colouring- This is the art of adding colour to the inner mucosal tissue just below the eye. The colouring of the mucosal tissue adds depth and vibrancy. Not suitable for dry eyes.
    • Vitiligo Camouflage- This is a dermatological condition which can vary from patches of skin discoloration and pigment destruction, to one or two white spots on the skin to large areas of depigmentation. Permanent makeup can camouflage this spots to make it less visible.
    • Alopecia/Hairline- Alopecia is the lacking of hair where it would usually grow, especially on the head. Permanent makeup can fill in these patches by colouring the skin or imitate hair.
    • Colour Corrections- We can do any colour corrections and fix shapes of old permanent makeup procedures. This might take time and may need more than one procedure.
    • Areola Reconstruction- After surgery, such as breast augmentation, the areola and nipple area of the breast can become lighter over time or following surgery. Areola reconstruction brings back the natural look for the areola/nipple.
    • Tattoos- Small body tattoo
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    Who benefits from Permanent makeup?

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    Men and woman who wish to look their best all the time. Anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to his or her appearance would benefit from this treatment. It is especially beneficial to those with allergies and skin sensitivities as well as active sportswomen and those with medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and arthritis.

    Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin, as well as people that have a visible scar from trauma or surgery. As well as people that need hairline enhancements.

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    How long does the procedure take?

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    The initial procedure can take anything between 1hr and 2.5 hours.

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    Is it painful?

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    There are different methods, which assist in pain management as well as various topical anaesthetic ointments, anaesthetic locals and nerve blocks, which need to be administered by a doctor. Topical anaesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize the discomfort. Discomfort may vary to each individual's pain threshold as well as the skills of the technician.

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    Is the permanent makeup procedure safe?

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    Yes, if the proper sterilization techniques and sanitary guidelines are met permanent makeup should be completely safe.

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    Are there any side effects?

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    A slight swelling and redness can be expected post treatment, which will subside quickly. The eyebrows might show very little after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling and could last from 2 to 48 hours. During the procedure there may be slight bleeding or bruising and there is usually tenderness a few days post procedure. The colour is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes three weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches the final colour.

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    How is the Permanent makeup procedure done?

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    Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using various methods, including the traditional tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method.

Yes, the permanent makeup procedure is available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and Umhlanga and Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal.

Permanent makeup is a revolutionary method of applying pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It is also known as Intradermal Pigmentation and Permanent Cosmetics. The technique is medically proven and specially designed to be completely safe. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner as well as lip colour.

Permanent makeup is not just about colouring your eyes and lips. Other permanent makeup procedures include scar camouflage, areola and nipple restoration, aimed at improving the injuries such as burns, trauma scars, surgery scars, cleft lip, hairline enhancements, to name a few.

  • Eyebrows-Intradermal pigmentation mimics the appearance of the hair in the brow line. It creates fullness you can do sport or wipe your forehead without losing your eyebrows. Never use a brow pencil again.
  • Eyeliner- From very natural lash enhancements to a more defined line, the choice is yours. Never worry about smudges again. This procedure is popular with both male and female clients. Ophthalmologists recommend this procedure for those who are allergic to conventional makeup and for those who wear contact lenses
  • Lip Liner/Colour- Change the size and shape of the lips as well as the colour. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. Many prefer a very natural look. Others may desire a more dramatic effect. A cleft lip can also be concealed

Additional Procedures:

  • Scar Camouflage- The process of camouflaging scars is a simple process of blending natural pigment colours into the discoloured area. The final result dramatically reduces the appearance of scars. This procedure is popular to conceal face-lift scars, stretchmark's, surgical and accidental related scars. Conceal burns or scars, all to help create a natural look.
  • Lip Augmentation- This procedure is used to create a visually fuller and healthier lip without any surgical procedure. Balance out the shape of your lips, even out a cleft lip, or you can simply want richer colour lips.
  • Mucosal Colouring- This is the art of adding colour to the inner mucosal tissue just below the eye. The colouring of the mucosal tissue adds depth and vibrancy. Not suitable for dry eyes.
  • Vitiligo Camouflage- This is a dermatological condition which can vary from patches of skin discoloration and pigment destruction, to one or two white spots on the skin to large areas of depigmentation. Permanent makeup can camouflage this spots to make it less visible.
  • Alopecia/Hairline- Alopecia is the lacking of hair where it would usually grow, especially on the head. Permanent makeup can fill in these patches by colouring the skin or imitate hair.
  • Colour Corrections- We can do any colour corrections and fix shapes of old permanent makeup procedures. This might take time and may need more than one procedure.
  • Areola Reconstruction- After surgery, such as breast augmentation, the areola and nipple area of the breast can become lighter over time or following surgery. Areola reconstruction brings back the natural look for the areola/nipple.
  • Tattoos- Small body tattoo

Men and woman who wish to look their best all the time. Anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to his or her appearance would benefit from this treatment. It is especially beneficial to those with allergies and skin sensitivities as well as active sportswomen and those with medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and arthritis.

Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin, as well as people that have a visible scar from trauma or surgery. As well as people that need hairline enhancements.

The initial procedure can take anything between 1hr and 2.5 hours.

There are different methods, which assist in pain management as well as various topical anaesthetic ointments, anaesthetic locals and nerve blocks, which need to be administered by a doctor. Topical anaesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize the discomfort. Discomfort may vary to each individual's pain threshold as well as the skills of the technician.

Yes, if the proper sterilization techniques and sanitary guidelines are met permanent makeup should be completely safe.

A slight swelling and redness can be expected post treatment, which will subside quickly. The eyebrows might show very little after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling and could last from 2 to 48 hours. During the procedure there may be slight bleeding or bruising and there is usually tenderness a few days post procedure. The colour is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes three weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches the final colour.

Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using various methods, including the traditional tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method.

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