Cosmetic tattooing also known as semi-permanent makeup, micro-pigmentation, permanent cosmetics and is a process by which hypoallergenic specialist pigments are injected into the dermal layer of the skin to give the illusion of makeup. Our highly qualified cosmetic tattooist Lyndsey Allen, has trained with renowned global industry experts and has performed hundreds of procedures to satisfied customers. Using only the best pigments and equipment, she achieves amazing results that look natural. Treatments include: single hair- stroke eyebrows, highly defined powder eyebrows, simple lash enhancements, thicker Latino eyeliner, lip-liner and full lip colours. Lyndsey also specialises in removing and correcting unwanted or poor quality semi-permanent makeup.
Unfortunately the standard or cosmetic tattooing varies hugely and often people are left with unflattering, unsightly tattoos that need to be removed or covered up. Lyndsey Allen is one of the few people in the country that is qualified to remove semi-permanent makeup using laser. She also offers other correction methods to lighten, improve shape and neutralise unsightly colours. If you have been left with unsightly or unwanted semi-permanent makeup then Lyndsey can help.
How long does it take?
Treatment times vary depending on the procedure, and each person’s individual needs. Most treatments will take around two hours.
How long does it last?
There are many factors that affect how long a semi-permanent makeup treatment will last. Darker colours will remain visible in your skin for longer than lighter colours. Sun exposure, swimming, smoking, medications, skin rejuvenation creams and each person’s individual rate of skin exfoliation will also affect how long the treatment will last. Most people will need a retouch every 6 to 18 months for eyebrows, 12 to 36 months for lips and 12 to 36 months for eyeliner. There is a chance that pigment can stay in the skin permanently.
Does it hurt?
Numbing creams are used before and during each procedure to minimise discomfort. On a scale of 1-10 most people rate the pain as 0-3 and describe it as a scratching or tingling sensation. Lips can hurt more as they are more sensitive.
Do you remove my natural hair?
Only the hairs that fall outside of the new shape will be plucked.
Is it a tattoo?
Yes it is a tattoo, but the pigments are different to tattoo ink. They are designed to fade over time. Lyndsey uses a digital, medical grade machine, which is more precise than a regular tattoo machine.
Who can’t you treat?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18, taking roaccutane, have a skin condition in the area to be treated, or suffer from an infectious disease then you cannot be treated.
What is the recovery time?
Most people will be quite happy to carry on with their normal routine after a treatment so there is no down- time as such but you may experience some swelling and scabbing. The full healing process takes 3 to 4 weeks for your skin to return completely back to normal. Eyes and lips can swell much more than eyebrows. Lips will look very dark initially and will noticeably scab more than eyebrows or eyeliner.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience minor swelling immediately after the treatment but this should subside within 48 hours. For 3-7 days the colour will appear quite dark and exact but then as the healing layers of skin exfoliate, the colour will lighten significantly. During this time the colour can almost disappear but don’t worry this is completely normal. It is due to dead skin cells masking the pigment. After this period (3 to 4 weeks) the colour will reappear and you will see the finished result. If it is still too light then a darker colour can be chosen for your re-touch.
Is there anything that I need to do before or after the treatment?
There is nothing that you need to do before your eyebrow or eyeliner treatment but if you suffer from coldsores please obtain an oral prescription medicine like Aciclovir before having a lip treatment. For 2 weeks after you will need to avoid sunbeds, strong sunlight, swimming, saunas, steam baths, very hot showers, certain skin creams and cleansers. You will be provided with aftercare cream that will need to be applied daily.
Will eyebrow colours turn orange, blue or green?
Lyndsey uses a range of pigments called Li. They are the most popular pigments within the industry and fade out very nicely with no orange, blue or green tones.
What training have you undertaken?
Lyndsey has trained with world-renowned artists including Mary Richardson, Teryn Darling, Andrew Stassi, Tracy Fensome and many more. She also holds several skincare and laser qualifications. Each year Lyndsey continues training to keep up to date with new techniques and trends.
Are there any risks?
As with any invasive procedure there are risks to consider before going ahead with a treatment. These include infection, misplaced pigment, allergic reaction, scarring, and undesired result. Health and safety guidelines are followed strictly to minimise these risks.