Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Permanent Makeup Last? 
 ​​1. Microblading: Microbladed eyebrows last between 1-3 years depending on your skin type. For oily skin types Microblading will only last around 1 year and it is recommended to get a colour refresher every year. Microblading last a lot longer on someone who has normal to dry skin. Longevity of Microblading varies for every person as no 2 skin types are the same. 
 2. Ombre Eyebrows: Ombre powder brows last between 2-5 years depending on skin type. Powder brows are suited for every skin type and will last alot longer. 
 3. Permanent Eyeliner: Eyeliner will last between 3-8 years depending on skin type and how you look after your eyes. 
 4. Permanent Lip Tattoo: Lip tattoos can last upwards of 10 years, but estimate on colour refreshers every 3-5 years Please rememember that all forms of Permanent makeup is a form of a tattoo, it will never 100% disappear from the skin. Even though the colour will fade and disappear, the skins texture will change once you have a permanent makeup prcedure.
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How long does each appointment take? ​ 
 
1. Eyebrow and Eyeliner treatments take between 1.5 to 2 hours per session. Touchups take between 1 to 1.5hours 
2. Lip Blush Tattoo treatments take between 2 to 3 hours per session. Touchups take up to 2 hours All sessions include a full consultation, pre-draw, anaesthetic and tattoo process​​    
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How long does it take to heal? ​ 
 
All permanent makeup procedures will take up to 14 days to heal, and special precautions need to be taken during this 2 week period. However it takes up to 4 weeks for the area to completely heal and the colour to settle. After care needs to be followed as accurately as possible to achieve desirable results
Are Permanent Makeup procedures really permanent?  ​​​
 
Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as colour re-enhancement or colour refreshing.
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Is a touchup really necessary? 
 
Yes, Touch-up sessions are strongly encourage as they allow us to complete the permanent makeup process. The skin is a living organ and can be unpredictable at times. Often the skin/body will absorb a few areas of the pigment. Touch-ups allow us to re-implant pigment that may disappear during the healing process. It also allows us to darken colour or correct shape and symmetry. All touch-ups should be done within 6 weeks of the first procedure. 
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Are the procedures painful? ​ 
 
Everyone has a different pain threshold. Different aspects can affect your pain levels, such as where you are in your menstrual cycle, what stresses you have acquired during the day, as well as diet and what you consume during the day. At Touch of Blush we use high quality anaesthetics during all of our procedures to keep clients as comfortable as possible. You can expect discomfort during your treatment, it is not a painless procedure. Also remember anaesthetics affect the overall healed results, so the less we use the better the results.
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Can I get the area wet or workout after the treatment? ​ 
 
No. It is vitally important to keep the area dry for a minimum of 7 days to reduce the risk of contamination or infections and to retain the best possible amount of pigment. It is advised to avoid hot baths or showers until all scabs have come off naturally. Exercising will result in the production of sweat/salt, excess amounts of salt in the body will not allow the pigment to heal properly. Salt is used in permanent makeup procedures to remove pigment.
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