Frequently Asked Questions
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Makeup imitates perfectly applied cosmetics, with natural-looking results that can be as subtle or as dramatic as you want! You may have heard it also referred to as Semi Permanent Makeup, Micro Pigmentation or Cosmetic Tattooing.
The effect is achieved in by infusing hypo-allergenic specialist pigments into the dermal layer of your skin, where they remain all day, every day.
The results fade gradually over 2-3 years, with a colour boost procedure recommended 12 - 18 months after the initial application to maintain a fresh appearance.
The most common procedures are Eyebrow Tattoo and Eyeliner Tattoo. Sara also specialises in Areola Reconstruction and Scar Camouflage, a revolutionary procedure designed to infuse pigment into scarred areas in order to subtly blend into the unaffected skin, camouflaging its appearance.
What can I expect?
After a consultation during which your face shape, skin tone and hair colour are analysed Sara will “pre-draw” your enhancement using conventional cosmetics. This ensures that the correct colours and styles are chosen for you and the finished result is exactly what you want.
Because client comfort is of the utmost importance, numbing agents are applied prior to the pigment “infusion” process, during which an electronic hand piece is traced over the “pre-drawn template” allowing specialist pigments to be precisely infused into your skin.
Most appointments take around 2 hours depending on the procedure and Sara's clients describe the sensation as “like having your eyebrows tweezed” or "a tingling sensation".
Unless you have paid a discounted price, a complimentary tune-up where necessary is included in the price. Please check when booking.
Is it safe?
Sara follows a strict code of practice that ensures a safe treatment. Sara also uses strictly "one use only" disposable products that are completely disposed of at the end of your treatment.
Sara chooses to work only with hypoallergenic pigments that meet European medical standards and an allergy test will always be prior to the treatment, usually this can be done during your consultation or if you prefer, Sara can post a patch test kits and instructions to your home along with pre procedure advice and medical questionnaire.
Sara also uses the highest quality sterile needles, which are disposed of immediately after the treatment is completed.
Does it hurt?
The procedure is performed with your comfort in mind. A numbing cream is applied to the skin before the procedure to assure you have the most comfortable experience possible.
What can I expect post procedure?
The colour will be apparent for the first 3 days and will generally start to fade thereafter. You can expect the healed result to be approximately 30% lighter in the case of brows and eyeliner and 60-70% lighter in the case of lips. Healing takes approximately 4 -12 weeks and is dependant on factors such as age and adhering to the advised aftercare.
What should I do before my procedure?
You will need to complete a full Medical Questionnaire along with some other forms. You will also need to complete a sensitivity test (patch test) prior to your appointment, this can be issued at your consultation or of you prefer, the documents can be posted to you along with a sensitivity test kit and instructions. Please complete the contact form to make an enquiry.
How do I book an appointment?
If you would like to book a consultation, or if you feel confident enough and you are happy to make an informed decision and book your procedure you can get in touch via the form on the contact page or if you would like to speak to me then please feel free to call me on 07736 428509. Please read the pre-procedure advice before making contact.
Where are you located?
My main clinic is located at Church Street Therapy Rooms in the heart of Maidstone in Kent. I also run monthly clinics at Ascott Beauty Clinic in Beckenham, Kent and in South Molton Street, just a few minutes walk from Marble Arch and Bond Street underground stations. Please get in touch to find out the most convenient location for you.