Permanent Makeup

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1Is the Permanent makeup procedure available at all branches?
  • 2What is Permanent makeup?
  • 3What area's can be done with Permanent make-up?
  • 4Who benefits from Permanent makeup?
  • 5How long does the procedure take?
  • 6Is it painful?
  • 7Is the permanent makeup procedure safe?
  • 8Are there any side effects?
  • 9How is the Permanent makeup procedure done?

Yes, the permanent makeup procedure is available in Gauteng at Parkhurst, Fourways, Rivonia, Morningside, Sandton, Bedfordview, Irene and Brooklyn.

Permanent makeup is now also available in Cape Town at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Willowbridge, done by Romi Immermann.

Permanent makeup is a revolutionary method of applying pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It is also known as Intradermal Pigmentation and Permanent Cosmetics. The technique is medically proven and specially designed to be completely safe. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner as well as lip color.

Permanent makeup is not just about coloring your eyes and lips. Other permanent makeup procedures include scar camouflage, areola and nipple restoration, aimed at improving the injuries such as burns, trauma scars, surgery scars, cleft lip, hairline enhancements, to name a few.

  • Eyebrows-Intradermal pigmentation mimics the appearance of the hair in the brow line. It creates fullness You can do sport or wipe your forehead without losing your eyebrows. Never use a brow pencil again.
  • Eyeliner- From very natural lash enhancements to a more defined line, the choice is yours. Never worry about smudges again. This procedure is popular with both male and female clients. Ophthalmologists recommend this procedure for those who are allergic to conventional makeup and for those who wear contact lenses
  • Lip Liner/Color- Change the size and shape of the lips as well as the color. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. Many prefer a very natural look. Others may desire a more dramatic effect. A cleft lip can also be concealed

Additional Procedures:

  • Scar Camouflage- The process of camouflaging scars is a simple process of blending natural pigment colors into the discolored area. The final result dramatically reduces the appearance of scars. This procedure is popular to conceal face-lift scars, stretchmark's, surgical and accidental related scars. Conceal burns or scars, all to help create a natural look.
  • Lip Augmentation- This procedure is used to create a visually fuller and healthier lip without any surgical procedure. Balance out the shape of your lips, even out a cleft lip, or you can simply want richer color lips.
  • Mucosal Coloring- This is the art of adding color to the inner mucosal tissue just below the eye. The coloring of the mucosal tissue adds depth and vibrancy. Not suitable for dry eyes.
  • Vitiligo Camouflage- This is a dermatological condition which can vary from patches of skin discoloration and pigment destruction, to one or two white spots on the skin to large areas of depigmentation. Permanent makeup can camouflage this spots to make it less visible.
  • Alopecia/Hairline- Alopecia is the lacking of hair where it would usually grow, especially on the head. Permanent makeup can fill in these patches by coloring the skin or imitate hair.
  • Color Corrections- We can do any color corrections and fix shapes of old permanent makeup procedures. This might take time and may need more than one procedure.
  • Areola Reconstruction- After surgery, such as breast augmentation, the areola and nipple area of the breast can become lighter over time or following surgery. Areola reconstruction brings back the natural look for the areola/nipple.
  • Tattoos- Small body tattoo

Men and woman who wish to look their best all the time. Anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to his or her appearance would benefit from this treatment. It is especially beneficial to those with allergies and skin sensitivities as well as active sportswomen and those with medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and arthritis.

Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin, as well as people that have a visible scar from trauma or surgery. As well as people that need hairline enhancements.

The initial procedure can take anything between 1hr and 2.5 hours.

There are different methods, which assist in pain management as well as various topical anesthetic ointments, anesthetic locals and nerve blocks, which need to be administered by a doctor. Topical anesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize the discomfort. Discomfort may vary to each individual's pain threshold as well as the skills of the technician.

Yes, if the proper sterilization techniques and sanitary guidelines are met permanent makeup should be completely safe.

A slight swelling and redness can be expected post treatment, which will subside quickly. The eyebrows might show very little after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling and could last from 2 to 48 hours. During the procedure there may be slight bleeding or bruising and there is usually tenderness a few days post procedure. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes three weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches the final color.

Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using various methods, including the traditional tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method.


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