Thinking of booking permanent cosmetics?

Having permanent make-up is a big decision, and its important that you choose the right technician for you.  Do your research; check out photographs (make sure they actually belong to the person presenting them!) and identify what styles you like.  Ensure to check the credentials of any technician prior to your appointment and understand how long have they been doing permanent make-up, if they trained with a reputable training academy and if they are registered and insured.  Keep in mind that permanent make-up should never be carried out on a mobile basis.

Here we seek to answer some of the most commonly asked questions

  • Should I let you know about any medical conditions before I book? +

    Please inform the clinic if you have or have ever had any of the following; • Blood disorders • Thyroid disturbances • Autoimmune conditions • Skin cancer • Chemotherapy • Psoriasis or eczema (particularly if it affects your face/scalp) • Keloid or hypertrophic scaring • ANY allergies • Depression medication • Take regular aspirin or anti inflammatories.
  • What if I have BOTOX™ or lip fillers? +

    BOTOX™ should be administered after eyebrow treatments are completed or at least 3 months prior. Lip fillers should be administered after your lip treatments are completed or at least 3 months prior.
  • Do I have to have a patch test? +

    All new Clients are required to undergo a patch test at their convenience, this will arrive by post shortly after booking and confirming appointments with a deposit. Please ensure you have confirmed ‘no reaction’ by signing the leaflet enclosed in your pack, bring this to your first appointment.
  • What is the treatment process? +

    At your initial appointment (allow up to 3 hours) Carly will discuss with you your expectations of the treatment, discuss your medical history and explain the process. Carly will analyse your colouring and chose several suitable pigment shades which will be placed on your skin together you will effectively decide most suitable colour. Your skin type will be discussed to ascertain the best treatment method for you (for example very oily skin is not well suited to hair stroke technique for brows). Your design will then be drawn using pencil or pigment, and not until you are fully satisfied will any tattooing begin. After your treatment is completed Carly will spend time going through aftercare instructions carefully as this is the most important part of the process in regards to final result. You will return 4 to 6 weeks later for a shorter top up session to perfect your new permanent make-up.
  • How will it look straight after the treatment? +

    Brows tend to leave the clinic looking very natural, but a good few shades too dark! and can look like this for up to a week. Eyes may look a little puffy and red and the tattoo will be sharper than end result for up to a week. Lips will look very intense (like full lipstick) for up to 10 days.
  • How long will it last? +

    Longevity of your permanent make-up is variable on so many factors; skin type, lifestyle and environment can all have an impact on how long pigment is retained in the skin.Permanent make up requires commitment to maintenance and it is strongly recommended that you undertake annual colour boosts (particularly for brows) It is recommended that these are pre booked at your last session or at least 3 months before they are due!There will come a time, usually 3-5 years after original treatment where it may be necessary to undergo a ‘new’ treatment (2 sessions; particularly for brows) and you will be offered a discounted price if this is necessary.
  • Someone else did your Permanent Make-up originally? +

    PLEASE inform us when booking if this is the case. Carly will request that you send photographs for her to review, in some cases she may ask you to attend a consultation so she can assess what needs to be done. In some cases Carly may be unable to to help and reserves the right to decline treatment. please also note that if you have been to another technician after have originally been to GLOW, we are unable to perform any further treatment in this area.
  • Health and safety +

    Having been Nouveau Contour Academy trained, Carly is proud to uphold their strict health and safety standards. Carly works with medical grade gentle devices and always single use sterile packaged genuine needles. With strict procedures to avoid cross contamination and medical grade cleaning practice between each and every client. Permanent Make-up is an invasive procedure and whilst this provides long lasting benefits, with any tattoo procedure there are some risks, not limited to but including, allergic reactions, undesired colour results, misplaced colour or migration, infection, scaring.
  • Ready to book? +

    Contact us here or by phone or email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your appointments. A £50 deposit secures your appointments, you can pay here or by BACS, PayPal or card by phone (all major cards accepted).
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General Advice & Tips

  • Permanent Make-up can NOT be administered to anyone under the age of 18.
  • Permanent Make-up can NOT be administered while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Cold sore sufferers considering lip enhancements, please note: it is recommended you use an anti-herpes medication one week pre and post treatment. This is available from your GP.
  • Children are NOT allowed in the clinic under any circumstances.
  • Do NOT take Ibuprofen or Aspirin on day of treatment. However if these are ongoing medication please discuss with your GP before ceasing.
  • Do NOT drink alcohol the evening before or the day of your treatment.
  • It is advisable to have Permanent Make-up preformed prior to having BOTOX or fillers, otherwise leave a minimum period of 6 weeks before your Permanent Make-up treatment.
  • No waxing within 48hrs of treatment (includes top up)
  • Eyebrow tinting should NOT be undertaken for two weeks prior to any brow treatment.
  • Lash tinting should NOT be undertaken for one week prior to any eye liner treatment.
  • Do NOT wear contact lenses when undergoing brow or eye treatments.

Permanent Cosmetics Aftercare

  • For the first day +

    Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling
  • You may experience the following for 72 hours +

    • Flaking • Tenderness • Dryness and itchiness in the treated area • Swelling • Red skin
  • In addition, for eyeliner treatments; +

    • Eyelashes may stick together, particularly overnight • Puffy eyelids • Redness or bruising around the eyes
  • Daily care to follow for at least one week until your procedure has fully healed +

    Always wash your hands before applying the aftercare healing balm • You will have been advised how often and when to apply. We recommend you use a gentle facial cleanser to clean the face during the healing period • Keep hair away from the treated site to prevent any infection • Some itching is normal • DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH the treated area or the colour may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection • Allow the wound to flake on its own • No makeup should be applied for 72 hours after the procedure • Remember, your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined immediately after treatment but as the healing process occurs the colour will soften and lighten • Do not expose the healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, Jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams or ointments other than what you have been instructed to use for two weeks following your procedure. If the area gets wet, gently pat dry using clean tissue
  • In addition, for lip treatments: +

    • Avoid eating spicy and salty foods and try to drink through a straw • No kissing • Do not pick the crust which forms around the outer edges of your lips - it must be left to flake on its own
  • Long term care +

    • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI scan or other medical procedure, please inform your doctor of your permanent cosmetics • You will not be able to donate blood for 1 year post treatment • To remain at its best your permanent make-up requires maintaining – timescales differ from person to person but generally an annual colour boost yields best long term results
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