FAQ

What is Semi Permanent Makeup (SPMU)?

SPMU was first introduced into the UK in the mid 80’s and is becoming ever more popular as the techniques become more refined and the equipment more sophisticated. Also known as Permanent Makeup, Micropigmentation, Permanent Cosmetics or Cosmetic Tattooing, it is a cosmetic enhancement procedure that uses advanced techniques to implant hypoallergenic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin (0.5mm) using state of the art equipment.

Why have SPMU?

Naturally, we all want to look out best. Just imagine how convenient it would be to have perfectly shaped eyebrows, beautifully contoured lips or wide-awake enhanced eyes! SPMU gives you the confidence of looking your best at all times – around the clock.

Is SPMU safe?

Absolutely safe. Pigments used in my procedures are from Finishing Touches. They are pharmaceutical grade, made of natural iron oxide, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and have been EU regulated. Only pre-packed, brand new sterile cartridges are used for each client.

How long will my SPMU last?

SPMU stays fresh and beautiful for a number of years, slowly fading in time – depending on skin type, lifestyle and sun exposure. Regular colour refresh treatments are recommended every 12-18 months to maintain perfect results.

Am I suitable for SPMU?

For most, SPMU is definitely an answer and most people are suitable for these treatments. At your one-to-one consultation, Olya will advise which treatment and technique suits you best and discuss your desires and expectations on improving the area/s of your choice.

Is the SPMU procedure painful?

Your comfort is of the utmost importance so a topical anaesthetic – a cream or/and gel is used 30 minutes prior to and throughout the procedure.

How Will The Shape Be Decided?

Decisions are based on the shape of your face, on your personality and your preference. A make-up pencil is used to outline alternatives until the ideal shape is found. The template is then measured and checked for perfect symmetry and balance.

How will I look immediately after and will everyone notice?

When your procedure is completed, the colour will appear darker and more defined than the final result. This is because the colour is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis. The outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself so the colour in the top layer will flake during the healing process. this will soften by up to 30% during the healing process which will be between 5 and 10 days depending on the individual’s unique recovery rate and how closely the ‘post-procedure’ care instructions are adhered to.

•  You may resume back to normal activity straight after treatment

•   Slight swelling will be gone within 1-2 days

•   Slight flaking over the area during healing

•   30-40% of the pigment will fade after initial treatment

•   Additional treatment needed after initial procedure 4-6 weeks later

•   End results will be soft natural enhancement

Does It Look Natural?

The results will appear very natural and your features will look more defined making you look completely refreshed. Your friends will never know what the difference is unless you choose to tell them. The benefits these treatments have to offer is a major break through in Permanent Makeup. When applied correctly they can give the impression of a mini facelift making one appear 10 years younger without surgery. The treatment is long-lasting therefore it cannot be emphasised enough how important it is to go to a reputable practitioner.

What if I don’t like the result?

Much care is taken during your initial consultation, with a template and colour finally approved and sign-off by yourself prior to your treatment. Taking your time to reseach and find a suitable SPMU specialist with a proven past performance and reputation is an important part of the whole process. Olya is proud of her track record and has never had an unsatisfied client. On the contrary;  clients are delighted with the final results.

Is SPMU expensive?

Bearing in mind its long-lasting results and one’s confidence with always having subtle, soft and perfectly in-place make-up, SPMU is in fact a low cost option. Although it is normally at the higher end of the Cosmetic Industry market, it is still lower than dermal filler and Botox, both which require costly and frequent maintenance. The quality of a SPMU technician’s work should be observed, rather than price. Olya made the choice to locate outside Bath meaning lower overheads and cost savings which can be assed onto the client.

Health and Safety Standards

The equipment Olya uses for her procedures is the most technologically advanced available. It’s also used for medical procedures. The  ‘Precision Plus’ by Finishing Touches, is safe by design and safe against cross-contamination. This machine is the only digital machine to carry class 2a medical certification and is the choice of surgeons, nurses and Advanced Micropigmentation Technicians.  The machine uses a sterile cartridge system – “single use only” needles – for better implantation, less discomfort and more accurate results. Only pre-packed, brand new sterile cartridges are used for each client. Olya adheres to strict hygiene standards.

Do I need an allergy test?

A test patch is offered, however if you so wish you can elect to waive the patch test and have the procedure immediately as 99% of people do not have any reaction at all. A test can however also be carried out 24 hrs prior to treatment. If you wish to discuss any medical contra-indications, please feel free to contact Olya, or discuss them during consultation.

After Care

You will be given after-care instructions as well as topical after-care ointment to apply.

What next?

The next step is to arrange an appointment for consultation. Please also refer to ‘What Can You Expect From Your Visit?‘ section on the ‘About’ page of this website.

Pre - Procedural Advice

Please refrain from eyebrow tinting and eyelash curling for a week before your procedure. Also, if applicable, please bring your glasses as you cannot wear your contact lenses for 24 hrs after the procedure.