Semi Permanent Makeup
The specialist techniques used to create semi-permanent makeup are often referred to as micropigmentation. This procedure can simply be described as minute particles of coloured pigment being placed mechanically below the surface of the skin.
The most frequently requested procedure is Eyebrows; we specialise in Hair stroke, Powder and Combination / Ombre.
We also offer Lip Liner, Blush and Full lips, Eyes Lash Enhancement and Flick Liner.
Boasting Pharmaceutical blended pigments and the finest safety needles, all procedures are designed to the facial structure and your desired look, however always to subtly enhance your natural beauty.
Common Questions for Semi-Permanent Eyebrows
WHAT ARE SEMI-PERMANENT EYBROWS?
Semi-permanent eyebrows involve depositing an industry regulated pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with the use of a needle, giving the illusion of real hairs.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SEMI-PERMANENT EYEBROWS?
Anybody and everybody! Semi-permanent eyebrows are great for those who may suffer from skin sensitivities to traditional make up/eyebrow tints. Or just simply anybody that wants to “wake up to make up” and have a natural enhancement to their eyebrow appearance. The results of semi-permanent eyebrows give an almost maintenance free, natural look. Some medical/skin conditions and medication are not suitable for semi-permanent eyebrows. If you have any doubts it is always best to seek a doctors attention and ask the technician prior to booking an appointment.
HOW ‘PERMANENT’ ARE SEMI-PERMANENT EYEBROWS?
Technically, any form of tattooing is permanent. However, hair stroke semi-permanent eyebrows are an extremely delicate form of tattooing the skin, meaning they fade at a much quicker rate than an ordinary body tattoo, which is why they are referred to as ’semi-permanent’. Also, it is dependent on how the eyebrows are looked after post treatment. For example, constant/excessive sun exposure/UV rays will result in the pigment fading faster, meaning more top up procedures will be required to maintain the depth of colour and definition of the eyebrows.
WILL A TOP UP BE REQUIRED AFTER THE FIRST TREATMENT?
A second appointment maybe required after the initial treatment, which is often referred to as a ‘top up’ treatment. This appointment allows any adjustments to be made to the eyebrows. However, this is not always required and is totally dependent on the client’s skin and aftercare of the initial treatment.
On average, top up treatments are advised approximately every 12 months to maintain the desired colour depth and shape of the eyebrows.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Everyone has a different pain threshold. However, clients often find the tweezing during the eyebrow tidy up more painful than the actual treatment. The majority of clients say it was not as bad as they were expecting. Subject to consultation we use a topical anaesthetic to numb the area to minimise discomfort.
Alchemist offers a free, no obligation consultation to ensure that all of your questions are answered and results explained. A complimentary review will give us the opportunity to assess and fine tune your results if necessary to ensure a 5 star service.
All new clients must have a consultation to discuss possible treatment and assess suitability.
We cannot treat those who are pregnant, breast feeding or under the age of 18.
We ask for a £25 treatment booking fee to confirm your appointment, this will be deducted from your treatment cost and kept only in the event of a ‘no show’