Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect?
Prior to the enhancement procedure you will receive a comprehensive consultation during which you will have the opportunity to discuss the results you wish to achieve and how permanent make-up can enhance your appearance.
As an expert in the field of colour analysis I will identify the micro-pigmentation shades that work with your hair, skin and eye colour. I will also analyze your facial features to determine the most complimentary look for your individual requirements.
Using conventional cosmetics I will also re-create your unique look visually so that you can approve the enhancement before the micro-pigmentation pigments are infused into your skin. This ensures the finished result is exactly what you want.
Does it hurt?
Before the permanent make-up process begins, a topical numbing agent will be applied to your skin to reduce the level of discomfort felt during the procedure.
How are the procedures done?
Hypo-allergenic pigment’s are infused into the dermal layer of the skin using state of the art computerized micro-pigmentation equipment that meets international health and safety requirements.
What side effect are there after the procedure?
Immediately after the infusion process your permanent make-up enhancement will display mild redness and swelling that lasts no longer than 24 hours. The enhancement will also appear a darker shade than the desired result for approximately 1 week. After your procedure, you will be given strict aftercare instructions.
What about follow up sessions & enhancements?
The follow up session is generally 4-6 weeks later which allows me to refine your enhancement by paying particular attention to fine detail.
The enhancement will gradually fade over a number of years leaving a barely there haze of colour in the skin. Most people opt to do a booster to their permanent make-up enhancements every 12 months in order to refresh their look, referring to their enhancement as ‘low maintenance make-up’. The booster procedure is charged at a low cost maintenance price.
What other procedure can be done?
Specialist medical tattoo techniques are also available for scar camouflage, correctional techniques and areola reconstruction/cleft palate reconstruction.
I am worried about doing any permanent make-up enhancements as I’m afraid I will wake up one day and decide I do not want it anymore?
The pigmentation of permanent makeup may fade over time, particularly under the effects of sunlight or when using colors like light brown tones for eyebrows. It usually lasts for a 3-5 years or more before fading significantly. Touching up the enhancement may be required to restore the original colour as early as one year after the original procedure. Many procedures can last a lifetime with little to no intervention, but a lot of fading so adjusting the enhancement of eventual fading is not a problem.
Where do you do the professional make up trials and how long does it take?
I conduct trials during the week - Mondays to Fridays at your home or office or alternatively on Saturdays by prior arrangement. It normally takes just under 90 minutes.
How far in advance do I need to book for my wedding make-up?
I'm booked months in advance (especially on weekends), so please book me ASAP to avoid disappointment.
What do they look like and how do they feel?
With proper application, Xtreme Lashes® look and feel completely real. They are weightless and beautiful and very natural.
How long do Xtreme Lashes® last?
When applied properly, semi-permanent Xtreme Lashes® can last up to 2 months, depending on the natural growth cycle of your client's eyelashes and the expertise of the technician applying the eyelash extensions. Most clients will want touch-ups every two to four weeks. Xtreme Lashes® HP-3 High Performance Bonding Agent is specially formulated with a unique waterproof bonding agent to last longer than most other adhesives. You will find that the right bonding agent is of critical importance. Xtreme Lashes®HP-3 High Performance Bonding Agent has just the right blend of properties, including safety, bond strength, drying speed, lack of odor and maximum shelf life.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the expertise and experience of the professional applying Xtreme Lashes®, it generally takes between 2 - 3 hours to apply one set. Touch ups will depend on how many lashes need to be replaced.
What if I travel alot ?
Xtreme Lashes® truly is worldwide. There are branches in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, USA, Baltic States, Poland, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic and the list is growing. So where ever you are in the world you can maintain your Xtreme Lashes®.
What type of Thread is used for Threading?
A 100% anti-bacterial cotton thread imported from India is used for Threading. This thread allows strength but resilience during the technique whilst reducing the risk of infection.
What areas can be 'Threaded'?
Threading is mainly performed on the face e.g. eyebrows, upper lip, chin, sides of face, nose, ears, neck, sideburns and forehead but can be used all over the body.