Faqs

  • WHAT IS SEMI PERMANENT MAKE UP?

Semi permanent make up a form of cosmetic tattooing. It is a process where coloured pigment is implanted into the skin using a sterile needle cartridge that produces a lasting make up effect.

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Usually you should allow 1.5hrs for your first appointment. A follow up top up appointment is required at approximately 6weeks after the initial procedure where the final result will be achieved and a colour boost to perfect the make up.

  • DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?

Before the treatment, Emla topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin. With the help of topical anaesthetics there is minimal discomfort. Some clients feel nothing more than a prickly sensation.

  • HOW LONG DOES SPMU LAST?

Semi permanent make up usually lasts between 1 and 3 years, depending on your age, lifestyle and skin type. A top up is suggested every  12 months to keep the make up looking fresh.

  • WHAT ABOUT AFTERCARE?

The technician will go through the after-care. You will also be given and leaflet with information regarding your after-care and a vitamin A &D  cream for you to apply to the treated area for 7 days after your procedure.

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO AVOID AFTER SPMU?

Sunbeds should be avoided for 6 week after the procedure. Swimming/ sauna/ steam rooms should also be avoided for 7 days after the procedure. Following the after-care given will help you have the best long lasting results from semi permanent make up.

  • WHAT ARE  THE COLOUR OPTIONS?

There are various colours available. The technician will go through theses during consultation and discuss shape and colour with you.

  • WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES RELATED TO SEMI PERMANENT MAKE UP ANF GENERAL GUIDANCE TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A TECHNICIAN?

The Government amended the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 by means of the Local Government Act, 2003 (Section 120), to give Local Authorities specific powers to regulate businesses providing cosmetic piercing (ear piercing or body piercing) and semi-permanent skin-colouring (e.g. micropigmentation, semi-permanent make-up and temporary tattooing). This change in the law was brought into force on the 1st April, 2004. This extends the powers that local authorities already had in relation to tattooing, ear piercing, electrolysis and acupuncture.
 
Semi-permanent skin colouring businesses will have to :

    •    Register with their local authorities; and
    •    Follow byelaws on the cleanliness and hygiene of practitioners, premises and equipment to protect customers against the risk of infection

It is an offence to carry on such a business without being registered, to carry on such a business in premises that are not registered for that purpose or to breach byelaws.


Katy at Face Guru is currently registered with Cardiff county council, and had been granted certification, providing the approval of her licence to carry out micropigmentation, she also follows the byelaws set out.