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? +
A £50 deposit secures your appointments, you can pay here or by BACS, PayPal or card by phone (all major cards accepted).