Semi Permanent Makeup

 

 

Semi Permanent Makeup

Semi-permanent make-up, also known as micropigmentation, is a form of temporary cosmetic tattooing which allows you to have long-lasting eyeliner and lip colour as well as being able to shape and contour your eyebrows. The procedure involves tiny particles of pigment being placed beneath the surface of the skin, much like a tattoo. This pigment will stay in the skin for a number of years, gradually breaking down and fading with time, although the longevity of the results will depend on your age and skin type.

Semi Permanent Makeup Price
Eyebrow definition £300
Lip Liner £270
Lip blush £300
Full Lip Colour £350
Eye Liner Upper £180
Eye Liner Lower £150
Eye Liner (upper + lower) £300

Follow Up Treatments

Above prices include a follow up treatment within 4 weeks of your first visit. Follow up treatments only apply to treatments done at Metamorphosis. 

  •  Top up treatment from 3 months to 1 year – 30% of the current price
  •  Top up treatment from one year to two years – 50% of the current price
  •  Top up treatment over two years – 80% of the current price

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What happens during the procedure?  

Before you decide whether or not to go ahead with semi-permanent make-up you will need to have a consultation with a semi-permanent make-up artist/technician to make sure you are suitable for treatment and to discuss your goals and expectations. A medical history should be taken and you should be asked to fill in a consent form to say you fully understand the procedure and its associated risks and complications. Your practitioner may also take photographs to use as a before and after comparison later.

Your consultation may be done on the same day or on a different day to your treatment. In some cases, a topical anaesthetic may be used to minimise discomfort during treatment. Whether or not you have this will be down to you and your semi-permanent make-up technician.

The practitioner will then usually mark out the area being treatment with a cosmetic pencil to act as a guideline. The pigments are then placed under the skin using a very fine needle attached to a hand held electrical device.

Your treatment may take anywhere between half an hour and two hours depending on the area(s) you are having treated. You will usually need to come in for more than one appointment to achieve the right result as the pigments may be absorbed and need topping up.

Because the techniques used nowadays are more natural and require less pigment, your results may not last as long as in the past where more pigment was used. How long your results last will vary depending on how quickly your body absorbs the pigment but can be anywhere between three months to two years.

Contradictions For Treatment of Permanent Makeup

  •  Inflammation at the area of treatment ( in the case of herpes – Acyclovir )
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Poor blood clotting
  • Hemophilia
  • Allergies
  • Epilepsy
  • A history of eye disease , eye surgeries
  • Advanced Diabetes
  • People with high fever
  • Active psoriasis
  • Taking steroids

Important Information About Aftercare

Your skin will be temporarily sensitised after the treatment and you should adhere to the following instructions for the next 10 days. This will help avoid infection and allow time for the skin to recover.

If you apply make up during the next 5 days following your treatment, you do so entirely at your own risk. You have been advised how to apply safely by covering and protecting the treated area.

Healing can take up to 10 days and it is perfectly normal for small scabbing to appear on the treated area(s). These should be allowed to fall off naturally over a period of a few days.

After the treatment; It is also normal for there to be fading of the colour during the first 2 weeks and patchy sections, as the skin is still healing and the pigment will return to the surface after 2/3 weeks

During the post-treatment period please avoid the following:

  •  GETTING THE TREATED AREA WET – THE PIGMENT WILL PEEL OFF
  •  Touching the treated area (s)
  •  Using soaps, cleansers, creams or make up on the treated area(s)
  •  Facial treatments such as eyelash or eyebrow tinting, plucking, electrolysis etc.
  •  Any abrasive materials such as rough towels or similar. If small scabs appear on the treated area (s), DO NOT TOUCH THEM.  They will fall off in a few days.
  •  Taking hot baths, saunas or other heat treatments.
  •  Sunbathing, using Sunbeds or swimming.
  •  Using any form of bleach or depilatory products

In order to ensure that you receive the very best permanent makeup and achieve excellent results, you will be required to follow our post treatment aftercare advice.

It is important to remember that immediately following your treatment you may experience slight skin sensitivity in the form of tenderness, redness, swelling, flaking, dryness and itchiness for between 2-5 days. If you have undergone an eye treatment your eyelashes may stick together and eyelids appear puffier than usual. Lip treatments similarly may be sensitive and as an extra precaution we advise that you avoid eating spicy and overly salty foods and drink through a straw for up to a week after treatment, being extra gentle to the area that has been worked on. If at any stage you are concerned don’t hesitate to contact your permanent make-up artist for further guidance.

Please note that the initial colour of the treatment will be up to 50% darker for between 4-7 days immediately after your procedure. After the tissue heals the colour pigment will become lighter and therefore a retouch will be necessary 4-6 weeks later. It is imperative that no further treatments are undergone to the area in this healing period, as the skin tissues will be undergoing the healing process, which may result in the masking of the true pigment under layers of healed skin.

Should you experience any swelling to the area, apply an ice pack covered with cloth to protect your skin to reduce swelling.

If you suffer with Herpex Simples (Cold Sores) it is highly advisable to prevent an outbreak that may be lying dormant by taking prescribed medication from your doctor or chemist before your treatment and for up to 7 days after your procedure, to prevent a re-occurrence and scarring. As with any medication follow the instructions carefully and discuss with your GP, Chemist and Permanent Makeup Artist in advance of and after your treatment.
For 1 week post treatment it is important to apply a thin layer of the balm provided by your Permanent Makeup Artist, with clean hands 4 times daily as part of your aftercare, with a fresh cotton bud or clean micro brush to avoid cross contamination.

Do not use Vaseline or similar types of ointments or balms to the treated area. Remember that organic/natural creams can be stronger so are also not advised. It is advisable however to use a gentle facial cleanser after your treatment for sensitive skins, patting the area dry with lint-free tissue to avoid any unnecessary irritation to the treatment area.


Do not pick, peel or scratch the treatment area. Whilst some itching is normal throughout the healing process any disturbance to the area could result in unwanted scarring or infection.

  • Avoid make up for 72 hours after the treatment using clean brushes and a new mascara or lip gloss/stick on the treatment area, when resuming your daily routine.
  • Avoid excess exposure to heat, cold, water and direct sunlight.
  • Avoid getting the area overly wet and avoid active sports, gym workouts, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools and sun tanning beds for at least 2 weeks after your treatment.
  • Avoid the use of moisturisers that contain glycolic acid in, as these can fade permanent makeup.
    Always use SPF 15 or higher in the sun and keep your treatment area out of direct sunlight.
  • We advise the use of mineral based makeup.
    If you are planning to give blood please inform the practitioner of your permanent treatment and date when it took place, as you may not be able to donate blood for up to four months post treatment.

Book Appointment Today It is important to remember that certain procedures such as fillers and injectables may alter the shape of your lips and brows.

Laser treatment can also change the shade of your permanent makeup so it is important to advise your beauty therapist / medi-aesthetic technician that you have permanent makeup in your pre-treatment consultation.

Annual maintenance procedures may be required to keep your permanent makeup in pristine condition; individual timeframes vary however it is generally advised to consult with your permanent make-up artist for an annual re-touch between 12-18 months after your initial procedure and follow on re-touch treatment.

Your consultation may be done on the same day or on a different day to your treatment. In some cases, a topical anaesthetic may be used to minimise discomfort during treatment.

Whether or not you have this will be down to you and your semi-permanent make-up technician.

The practitioner will then usually mark out the area being treatment with a cosmetic pencil to act as a guideline. The pigments are then placed under the skin using a very fine needle attached to a hand held electrical device.

Your treatment may take anywhere between half an hour and two hours depending on the area(s) you are having treated. You will usually need to come in for more than one appointment to achieve the right result as the pigments may be absorbed and need topping up.

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