The internet appears to be bursting at the seams with stories about permanent makeup with celebs like the Kardashians pouting their way across social media to show off their new lip fillers. With this surge in popularity, it’s inevitable that many myths about permanent makeup have cropped up and there’s a lot of false information out there.
That’s why I’m using this post to separate fact from fiction, offering the lowdown on the most common preconceptions and concerns about permanent makeup, using my skills, experience and knowledge to offer sound advice and quell any unnecessary worries from those who are understandably apprehensive about trying it out.
- Permanent brow treatments are painful – FICTION!
Permanent brows are one of the most popular treatments that I offer, but many of my clients come to our initial consultation with the assumption that the procedure will be painful. It’s not painful, and most people will just feel scratches. I don’t have to shave your eyebrows off. I will also not necessarily need to remove any of your current hair, instead working with your natural hair to create your desired look. If we’re looking to slightly change your brow shape I can pluck away brows that don’t fit within the right areas.
- I can’t get wrinkle and line relaxers because the needle is too big – FICTION!
Many people assume ‘botox’ needles are huge. In reality, they are small and fine in order to ensure the beautician can do a precise job. They actually penetrate the skin less than acupuncture needles. For my clients who are very scared of needles, I simply cover them up so you can’t see what’s going on! Plus it’s all very speedy, as one small area (for example the middle of your forehead) requires just six short pricks. It’ll be over before you know it.
- There’s no point getting permanent brows as everyone ends up looking the same – FICTION!
Some of my clients are initially concerned that they will end up looking “just like everyone else” with the same shape and size brows. In reality, I conduct in-depth consultations before every single therapy to assess the ideal shape, size and colour brow that will suit your face and complement your skin tone. Every person will suit a slightly different shape and colour, and this is a joint decision that I make with all my clients during each consultation.
- The effects won’t last long so there’s no point in having it done – FICTION!
I may recommend a free second brow application around a month after your first session, depending on the colour and tone of the individual client. After this, you won’t need a top up for a minimum of 18 months or two years, or you can just let them fade out gradually. It’s a lot cheaper, easier, more impactful and long lasting than waxing, tweezing or threading.
- Permanent makeup is overly expensive – FICTION!
Granted, permanent makeup sounds like one of those things that only wealthy people would choose to have. Trust me when I say that’s not the case any more.
That said, it’s an investment. If you don’t want someone who’s inexperienced and has a shaky hand or infected needles to work on your face, then you’re going to need to invest in your treatment. I also offer interest-free options to my clients to ensure they can spread the cost and avoid the prospect of a large amount of cash leaving your account in one go. At the end of the day, my treatments are highly effective and last for months or even years so it’s an extremely worthwhile investment and a small price to pay to look and feel confident. I end up doing a lot of correctional work on people who’ve tried to save money by choosing a cheaper option.
- I’m going to look fake – FICTION!
Many potential clients tell me that they’re worried “people will know that I’ve had work done.” I am highly experienced and have gained a strong reputation thanks to treatments that are extremely effective yet very subtle and don’t scream ‘fake’. Many of my treatments are focused on restoring a natural look lost through illness or ageing. They won’t know unless you tell them!
- It’s just for women – FICTION!
I’ve welcomed a diverse range of customers into my clinic, many men among them. My most popular treatments for men include micro-pigmentation, in particular scalp micro-pigmentation. This helps those who suffer from trichotillomania or baldness, a receding hairline or thinning beard. Many of my male clients also have scars from contact sports and my medical treatments help to reduce the appearance of scarring. Male customers will often also choose my men’s eye treatments to help redefine brow shape and restore lashes. It’s really not just for ladies.
- It’s all about vanity – FICTION!
There are many extremely sophisticated permanent makeup treatments that cover a range of medical aesthetics and issues, as well as beauty. I offer laser tattoo removal and scar reduction as well as hair loss and reconstructive treatments.
It’s all about being comfortable and confident in your own skin, using easy, fuss-free methods to ensure you look and feel your best at all times.
I hope this has helped to allay some fears and explain a little more about what I do.