What is Permanent Make Up?

Also known as Micropigmentation (also known as derma pigmentation, permanent or semi-permanent make-up) is a special form of cosmetic tattoo that aesthetically is used to correct, modify, beautify and balance features semi permanently. The most common treatments are available for the eyes, lips and brows and medical tattooing is becoming more popular.  A range of natural enhancements for facial and body features to the imitation of make up is offered at Dermillusion.

What is Microblading? 

Microblading is an innovative semi-permanent make up method it performed using the micro needles by manual deposit of pigment into the top layer of the skin. The color is implemented closer to the surface of the skin resulting in natural looking hair like strokes regardless of the amount of hair present. This brow treatment can last up to 1 year before needing a retouch treatment to redefine the shape and refresh the color. Depending on individual factors and saturation of pigment.

What is medical or paramedical Cosmetic Tattooing?

Medical and/or paramedical permanent makeup up is many forms of advanced techniques used for cosmetic tattoos. Available for people who have experienced a range of medical conditions such as burns, scars, Alopecia, Chemotherapy and breast reconstruction. Advanced certifications by your technician should be attained before performing such treatments.

How long does Permanent/Semi permanent makeup up last?

A common guide is between up to 1-5 years. The treatments that are permanent last between 2-5 years and the treatments that are semi permanent last up to 1 year, neither will wash off.  However, it will fade over time and will require touch ups depending on a number of factors such as: your lifestyle( sun exposure), iron deficiency( the body absorbs the iron oxide as a supplement), the pigment color used( lighter shades fade faster)and exfoliation of the area( chemical peels, scrubs)
Touch- ups, color boosts or refreshes are normal for permanent & semi permanent cosmetics procedures. We provide 3 visits for new treatments. The consultation, initial treatment with a touch up appointment 6 to 12 weeks later for a first time initial treatment.  Some may require an additional appointments

Will it look natural?

Yes, many of our clients stated that their friends and family members did not even know they had any treatments done. We are here to enhance your features and we want to do that in a way that compliments your existing features, not takes attention away from them.

Are there any risks involved?

You can be assured that our team adheres to the highest standards in health and safety. Our private Studio is licensed & receives referrals from Doctors and Nurses. The business was built originally with in doctors clinics and we have honored the clinical aspect for our team and clients.
The treatments involve implantation of pigment into the skin, which categorizes it as invasive. We perform a minute allergy test during the consultation to minimize risk. We do not use organic pigments deriving from fruits and vegetables as they have a high risk of carrying bacteria and causing allergic reactions.

What are the pigments you use made of?

Pigments are ingredient safe for the skin, specially formulated with Iron oxide. Iron oxides used for permanent makeup pigments are essential because iron is the most stable and the most common of all of the elements. It’s nontoxic and we have a variety of colors, shades and tints to choose from. Iron oxides are inert, innocuous and non-reactive. In other words they are safe, harmless and inactive. We will take allergy testing at your consultation for precautionary reasons, yet it is highly uncommon to have a reaction to iron oxide pigments.

I am going on vacation when should I book my appointment?

If you are wanting your permanent make up prior to your vacation so you experience a hassle free make up regime then we suggest having your treatment and touch up complete two months before you leave to assure a complete result, this is if you are new to this service.  If you go away after your first treatment and are exposed to direct sun and salt water this will impact the look. for a refresh, 3 weeks prior is a good time frame.

Can have alcohol, caffeine, aspirin before a service?

No. We advise to clients to avoid alcohol, aspirin( blood thinners) and vitamin E with in 48 hours.  Minimize consumption of caffeine 8 hours before.  

Does the permanent procedure hurt?

A highly effective medical grade topical anesthetic liquid and ointment are used to numb the treated area before and during the session.  Pain threshold levels vary from person to person, some feel nothing at all and others have stated it feels similar to tweezing your eyebrows.  We will make every effort to make sure you are comfortable at all times.

How long does the procedure take? 

The duration of the procedure depends on the technique and complexity of your desired eyebrow look. On average, it can take around 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

 Is the procedure painful? 

We take measures to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Most clients report minimal discomfort and describe the sensation as similar to eyebrow tweezing or light scratching.

 How long will the results last? 

The longevity of the results varies from person to person. Typically, cosmetic tattooed eyebrows can last between 1 to 3 years. Regular touch-ups are recommended to maintain the desired look.

Is there any downtime or recovery period? 

There is usually no significant downtime or recovery period. You may experience slight redness or mild swelling immediately after the procedure, but it typically subsides within a few days.

What is the difference between Microblading and Ombre Powdered eyebrows? 

Microblading uses a manual blade to create individual hair-like strokes, while Ombre Powdered eyebrows involves uses a digital machine pen that goes 2mm in to the skin. It is a technique of soft shading within the brow. The choice between the two techniques depends on your desired eyebrow style and preference.

How should I choose the right eyebrow shape and color? 

Our experienced artists will guide you in selecting the most suitable eyebrow shape and color based on your facial features, skin tone, and personal preferences. We consider your input to ensure you achieve your desired look.

Can I still wear makeup after getting cosmetic tattooed eyebrows? 

Yes, you can continue wearing makeup, but it is recommended to avoid applying makeup directly on the treated area during the initial healing period. Once fully healed, you can enhance your tattooed eyebrows with makeup if desired.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with the procedure? 

Like any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, although they are rare. These may include temporary redness, swelling, or minor pigment fading. Our trained professionals follow strict hygiene and safety protocols to minimize any potential risks.

Will I need a touch-up appointment, and when should it be scheduled? 

A touch-up appointment is typically recommended 4 to 8 weeks after the initial procedure. This allows for any necessary adjustments and ensures optimal results. Regular touch-ups every 1 to 2 years are also advised to maintain the desired look.

Can I get cosmetic tattooed eyebrows if I have existing eyebrow hair? 

Absolutely! Our skilled artists can work with your existing eyebrow hair to create a more defined shape, fill in sparse areas, or enhance the overall appearance of your brows.

Can I exercise or swim after the procedure? 

It is generally advised to avoid intense exercise and swimming for at least one week after the procedure to allow proper healing. Sweating and excessive moisture can interfere with the healing process and affect the outcome of the tattooed eyebrows.

What is the healing process like for cosmetic tattooed eyebrows? 

Immediately after the procedure, you may experience mild redness and swelling. The treated area will go through a healing process, including the formation and shedding of the top layer of skin. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided to ensure proper healing and long-lasting results.

Are the pigments used in the procedure safe and hypoallergenic? 

Yes, we only use high-quality pigments that are specifically formulated for cosmetic tattooing. These pigments are safe and hypoallergenic, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions or allergies.

Can I have the tattooed eyebrows removed if I change my mind? 

While it is possible to remove or lighten cosmetic tattooed eyebrows, the process can be challenging and may require multiple sessions. It is essential to carefully consider your decision and consult with our experts beforehand.

Do you offer consultations to discuss my desired eyebrow look? 

Yes, we offer consultations to understand your desired eyebrow look, answer any questions you may have, and provide personalized recommendations based on your preferences and facial features.