FAQs

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation, is an innovative procedure, in which carefully applied hypo-allergenic pigments is implanted using disposable tiny micro-needles into the dermal layer of the skin (unlike body tattoos which go much deeper).

Does it look natural?

Yes, if you go to a reputable and highly experienced practitioner, your permanent makeup will look as natural and attractive as conventional cosmetics. Because it has been applied by a professional makeup artist it will look sensational.

Who would benefit from permanent makeup?

Anyone who wants to look their best anytime or anywhere should consider permanent enhancements. You will look younger, fresher and more attractive and will save valuable hours every week by not having to apply and re-apply your makeup. Permanent makeup is also ideal for people who take part in sport, have difficulty applying makeup or are allergic to cosmetics. It can also help to camouflage scarring and bring life-changing benefits to alopecia sufferers and to people who have experienced hair loss following chemotherapy treatment.

Am I suitable for permanent makeup?

Most people over the age of eighteen years from the young to the elderly who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. During a consultation with Alison, she will discuss with you specifically which treatments will suit you best taking into account your expectations, and any of your features that may require enhancing.

Does it hurt?

There’s nothing to worry about. Prior to the procedure, a numbing cream is applied you do not feel any discomfort.

What features can you improve?

Alison can give you beautiful eyebrows, eye enhancing treatments and perfect lips, which glow with health. She can help people who have suffered hair loss with alopecia or chemotherapy.

How long does it last?

You should consider it to be permanent although the pigment will gradually fade over time. Alison advises her clients to come in every eighteen months or so for a colour boost, so that the permanent makeup looks complete and fresh. Permanent makeup can last for many years but this is dependent on several factors including skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle.

What will I look like after my treatment?

Although some people may have a little swelling or redness this will soon disappear. For the first few days after your treatment, your makeup will look a little darker but the colours will soon lighten to achieve your desired look and a retouch will be scheduled between four and six weeks to achieve a perfect result.

Health and safety standards?

Alison uses the latest state of the art computerized equipment with fully disposable ‘single use only’ applicator cartridges. All clinic locations comply with the environmental authority regulations set by each council. Alison is also fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services.

Can I still wear conventional make-up?

Yes, permanent makeup is designed to enhance your natural features but you still have the option of applying conventional makeup.

Is permanent makeup expensive?

Not really. If you balance out the cost against the lasting results that permanent cosmetics give you, the treatment offers really good value. Remember that permanent cosmetics should be considered as irreversible – for this reason quality of service should be your main course in deciding rather than price alone. Always make sure you go to a practitioner who puts professionalism and safety above all else.

What other credentials does Alison have?

Alison’s credentials are exceptional with:

* Twenty years experience in the makeup artistry, beauty and skin industry.

* Ten years experience as permanent cosmetic tattooist with hundreds of performed procedures.

* Nouveau Contour qualified.

* Accrued a comprehensive knowledge of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures by working with aesthetic nurses.

Where does Alison hold clinics?

At her home-based clinic in Chorley and at North West Aesthetics, Wigan.

Alison is always looking to expand her permanent makeup services in new locations.