Permanent Make-Up

 

 

 

 

 

(Semi-) Permanent make-up by Kristina

Kristina studied for the art of microblading at the Phi Academy. She is also skilled in powder brows, lip color tattoo and faux freckles. All services are offered on both locations, Bussum as well as Haarlem. 

Microblading
The entire procedure takes about 2 hours.

The shape of the eyebrow is being measured with a special tool. With this tool the shape of the face is taken in consideration for the perfect eyebrow shape.
The chosen color by our expert is always the same as the natural color of your eyebrows.
With a more oily skin the result will fade quicker. Also facials as well as exposing to the sun will fade the result quicker.
The result will last about 1 to 2 years.

Lip color tattoo
The full procedure will take about 1 to 2 hours.
The healing period is around 4 weeks.
The skin of the lips rejuvenate quickly, the result will last 6 till 12 weeks.
Incase you’re prone to cold sores, it is more likely you will get it after the treatment.
Use a cold sore creme 2 days prior and 3/4 days after your treatment.

Faux Freckles
The full procedure will take 1 till 1,5 hours, this depends on the amount of freckles that is desired.
The result will last about 2 years. It will slowly fade out, this process will speed up due to sun and facials.
The duration of the healing process depends on how quick your skin rejuvenates. On average, the end result is visible after 1 to 2 months.

 

Price information

Eyebrows microblading €300,- incl touch up after 4 weeks
Microblading + Powder brow €400,- incl touch up after 4 weeks
Touch up after 1 year is half of the original price.

Lip tattoo contour €200,- incl touch up after 4 weeks
Lip contour + full lip color €300,-/€400,-* incl touch up after 4 weeks
* price depends on the size of the lips

Faux Freckles €200,- , touch up not needed
Build up to the effect is half of the original price.

AFTERCARE & RISKS

AFTERCARE EYEBROWS

 

For the next few days you are responsable for the following:

Don’t touch your brows with your hands. (Only Q-tips, napkins and cotton pads) 

Day 1: 30 minutes after the treatment, the eyebrows must we washed/cleaned with baby wipes without alcohol (perfume). Then apply a thin layer of Carl&Johan with Q-tip.

This procedure should be repeated every two hours at least 5 times a day to prevent crust, the last time just before going to bed. Use BROWS PATCHES only the first night after treatment and remove them in the morning.

Days 2 and 3: Use Carl&Johan twice a day (morning and evening). Always remember to wash carefully with baby wipes first.

Day 4: Don’t use Carl&Johan anymore.

After treatment: Use only recommended cream/skin candy. Do not use other creams that are not recommended/given to you. This is to avoid reactions such as infection and allergies.

The first two weeks after the treatment, this must be avoided:

Public pools, Sun exposure, Solarium, Sauna, Skin/Beauty treatments, Intense workouts that cause sweating and contact with dust (housework and similar).

The artist is not responsible for any mistakes made by the customer in the post-treatment process.

AFTERCARE FRECKLES

Within minutes after your procedure the freckles will begin to oxidize and appear darker. This happens when your body forms a scab! The darkness will last for however long it takes for your body to repair itself. Some areas will begin to flake around day 3 or 4, and will take about 5-7 days for the remaining dark freckles to flake off completely (sometimes this may take longer if you’re a slow healer). DO NOT PICK AT THEM! This is extremely important. Picking at the freckles before they’re ready to flake off on their own will almost always result in pigment loss. The areas that flake will first appear shiny or “foggy”, or sometimes like the freckle is totally gone since the skin now covering the pigment is brand new, it hasn’t finished settling yet! Your tattoos will deepen back up and be completely healed about 4-6 weeks from the day of your appointment.

I recommend using Carl Johan pmu healing cream. After cleansing gently your face with a natural soap, apply a small amount of the cream all over your new freckles. Repeat 2-3 times per day for 14 days. 

DO NOT apply ANY makeup or skincare products over your healing freckles. This will almost always result in either infection, or pigment loss. Skincare/makeup can effect the way that the newly implanted pigment bonds with your skin. Once you see that the freckles have all flaked (you may not notice the flaking, they might just appear lighter) you can apply makeup over them. You will want to wait at least 2 weeks before using any harsher skincare products over the area, and will want to avoid any ingredients that cause photosensitivity because they will cause the freckles to fade even faster than they normally do

DO NOT pick at your new freckle tattoos during the first stage of the healing process. This will result in color loss and could possibly even cause scarring. Allow your body to naturally exfoliate and regenerate on it’s own. The flaking will start around day 3 or 4 and will be finished 7-10 days after the day of your procedure.

DO NOT submerge your freckles under water. You may shower and bathe as normal but do not submerge your new tattoo in the bath, swimming pool, hot tub or most importantly natural bodies of water such as lakes.

AVOID excessive sweating 5-7 days after getting your freckles, as this may effect the healing process and end results.

DO NOT USE tanning beds (or have sun exposure) while you’re actively healing (7-10 days) and limit exposure even after you’re healed. UVA/UVB rays cause tattoos to fade and become discolored.

 

ONCE HEALED:

Although I do everything to ensure a smooth, easy healing process for you – it is your responsibility to follow the aftercare guidelines provided to you and follow them to the best of your ability. Once your skin has healed you must make sure to limit sun exposure- the sun (and tanning beds) will cause fading and discoloration. Any additions to your new tattoo can be done 6 weeks after the initial procedure.

THERE ARE NO IMPLIED OR WRITTEN GUARANTEES IF YOU DO NOT TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEW TATTOO. AND REMEMBER – EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY. HAVE PATIENCE AND LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.

 

AFTERCARE LIPS

The healing process requires patience. Please ensure you’ve read this information as your healed results rely heavily on how well you can follow the aftercare advice.

The Healing Process:
It’s important to wait until your lips are properly healed (after your 6 week touch up appointment) before making a final judgement about them. This treatment is a two-step process requiring patience (with some clients needing a second touch up) to get the full desired look which won’t be achieved until after your 6 week touch up. At your touch up appointment, we can make any changes you want – a lot of clients go bolder as they have had time to adjust to their new lips and feel more confident with the process.
During the first few days, you may experience: swelling, bruising, dryness, tingling and tenderness. This is a fresh tattoo on a delicate area of skin that needs time to close up and heal. During the following few days, dryness and tenderness may continue as well as some tightness. Your lips may feel like they need to crack when you move your mouth. This is normal and your skin healing.
If your lips are kept clean and moisturised then only a thin film (not a scab) will appear. The film will start peeling off by itself around day 3 and may not exfoliate evenly. During this time, your lips may feel tight, cracked, chapped and itchy as the flakes are coming away. Leave the film alone; picking will cause irritation, can lead to scars and will lift colour from the treated area resulting in unevenness and blank spots. Let the area heal naturally for best results and keep your lips moisturised at all times to help soothe and heal them. The colour implanted will fade by 50-60% during the first healing process.

 

Whilst the film is peeling, it may seem as though the treatment hasn’t worked well. The colour may look weak or it may seem as though the ink has disappeared. Why? Lip tattoos are not as deep as a ‘normal’ tattoo – your new healing skin is covering the ink and when your skin and the ink start to settle (between weeks 2-4), you’ll notice that your lip tattoo ‘starts coming back’. It didn’t disappear in the first place; it was just harder to see through a thicker layer of healing skin. If the colour is still weak/patchy at weeks 5-6, don’t worry! This is a delicate tattoo to heal, and is why we do 2 sessions.
Healing is specific to each client and it’s important to realise that you’ll need a colour boost every 12 / 18 / 24 months to maintain the vibrancy of your lip tattoo. When you leave the appointment, your lip tattoo will be intact and I’ll do my best to help you heal properly. Your lifestyle choices, age, genetics, and skin type will contribute to the retention of your lip tattoo. If you regularly bite your lips, use lip exfoliator, use sunbeds, sunbathe, don’t use sun protection, smoke, use anti-aging products (on your lips), or get your lips filled after having your lips tattooed, your lip tattoo WILL fade faster and you’ll need more regular touch ups.

Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Your results will vary and using lip liner, lip gloss or lipstick may still be needed, especially when wearing heavy coverage make up. This is not necessarily a no maintenance treatment, but a low maintenance treatment. No two sides of the face are the same or perfectly symmetrical and whilst trying to obtain perfect symmetry is my goal, nothing is guaranteed or 100% perfect.
Important!
If you’re prone to getting cold sores, I highly recommend using a topical cream two days before the treatment and 3-4 days after the treatment in order to avoid any complications.

 Do:
• Follow the aftercare properly to allow your lips to heal as well as they should.
• Keep your lips as clean and dry, but moisturised, as you can for the first 5-10 days.
  Too much lymph fluid, water, sweat & oil will result in scabs instead of a film. Scabs will result in patchy brows.
• Keep your lips moisturised with After Inked (provided) or other lip balm for the whole healing process
• Use an icepack (wrapped in something clean) or take ibuprofen if your lips feel swollen and there is bruising present.
• Use a straw whist drinking and avoid salty or spicy food if your lips feel tender for the first few days.

Don’t:
• Touch, bite or scratch your lips – touching or picking could cause irritation, infection & loss of pigment.
• Exercise for at least 2-5 days after your treatment due to sweating. Gentle exercise is okay after the first few days.
• Put lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, cleansers, lotions etc. on or close to your lips for 1-2 weeks to avoid irritation & cross contamination.
• Use saunas, steam rooms or swimming pools for 1 week due to sweating, risk of getting your lips wet & hygiene.
• Have facials or other face beauty treatments done for 1 week to avoid irritation & cross contamination.
• Have lip fillers or use sunbeds, chemical peels or any strong face treatment for 4 weeks as your skin will not be healed enough.
• Use anti-aging creams, chemical peels, acids or retinols on or close to your lips ever!
  These products strip the skin / change your skin and the chemicals in them will react and affect with the pigment / retention.

Other things that can contribute to premature fading:
Frequent exercising & sweating / Oily skin / Fast metabolism / Iron deficiency / Hypo/er thyroidism / Hormone replacement medications / Other daily medications / Smoking / Sunbeds & sunbathing / Not using sun protection / Excessive exfoliating /
Harsh cleansers or anti-aging products

Cleaning – Immediately after until end of tomorrow
With your lip blush complete we want to prevent a build-up of lymph fluid on your lips. Lymph build up on the lips looks like little yellow / white bubbles which can also be mistaken for small cold sores. To prevent this from happening use a wipe whenever you feel your lips need cleansing and then dab dry (probably 4-5 times a day). Apply After Inked throughout the day as often as needed.
 
Cleaning – Day 3 until the film has lifted
Your lips should have a thin film on top of them by now and will be feeling pretty tight and possibly sore (this won’t last long). The film indicates that the skin underneath is healing. At this point, you no longer need to clean your lips unless you want to give them a wipe after eating / drinking, but you will want to keep your lips moisturised with After Inked / other lip balm throughout the day.
 
After the film has lifted
Your lips may stay dry for a few weeks but keeping them moisturised will reduce the feeling of them being tight / chapped / itchy / cracked. Although your lips may feel healed, lipsticks tend to dry your lips out, so if you must wear something on them, a tinted gloss would be the better option. It’s not uncommon to have a ‘second peel’ with lips so just keep your lips hydrated. Your lips will look lighter than when freshly done. Do not panic – you have healing skin over your lips which is thicker than normal skin. You should see some colour pop back through around week 4 once your healing skin has settled. You can return to your usual face washing / make up routine but you still need to be careful with your lips. Although your skin will look healed, it is still recovering under the surface and you need to be gentle for the full 6 weeks. Your skin will be fragile and may still be a bit tender, so don’t exfoliate or use anything harsh that may damage your regenerating skin.

RISK INFORMATION

Putting on permanent make-up carries risks. Therefore, make sure you are well rested and have eaten enough.

Do not apply permanent make-up:

  • In places where you have had plastic surgery or radiation in the past year;
  • On a scar less than a year old.;
  • In a place where permanent make-up was put on less than six weeks ago;
  • In a place where a permanent make-up tattoo was lasered off less than three months ago or where the laser wound has not yet healed;
  • On irritated skin such as bumps, dark moles or swellings;
  • If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • If you are pregnant.

 

In addition, it is not recommended to have PMU if you suffer from one of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Hemophilia
  • Chronic skin disease
  • Allergy to pigments or other materials with which PMU is made
  • Immune disorder
  • Cardiovascular abnormalities

Do you have one of these conditions or do you use anticoagulants or antibiotics? And do you want PMU? Then first discuss the options with a doctor.