Semi Permanent Makeup Frequently asked Questions

What is Semi Permanent Makeup?

Semi-permanent make-up is also known as permanent makeup or micro pigmentation. Semi-permanent makeup is well established and a proven safe beauty procedure. The make-up is perfectly safe and has been approved by doctors and very favourably reviewed by many respected beauty writers. Specially formulated pigments are placed in the upper layers of the dermis wherever it can remain for up to three years. A choice of colour of pigment can be chosen from or by mixing colours created, giving you the natural look you require.

At Luci Bruce Aesthetics & Beauty we use only superior pigments, that are safe, hypoallergenic, gamma ray tested and provide the best long term colour power and stability.

How long does Semi-Permanent make-up last?

Semi-permanent make-up is considered permanent since the implanted pigment cannot be washed off and remains perfectly applied. In time however fading will occur and some or the entire colour will need to be reapplied and a colour boost should be taken annually to keep the enhancement fresh.

Does the treatment hurt?

For most clients its fine and and I have even had people fall asleep! For others it can be a little uncomfortable depending on the individual’s pain threshold and time of the month,  However anaesthetic creams are applied prior and/or during treatment and continued throughout to keep any discomfort to a minimum. Many clients are very surprised at how little discomfort they experience.

Is Semi-Permanent make-up safe?

Yes, the strictest hygiene and sterilisation standards are followed and pre-packed, sterile needle cartridges are used for each client. No chemicals are used, only minerals and glycerine. Clients are offered an allergy test prior to treatment, though this can be waivered in the majority of cases clients with some acute or chronic medical conditions or those known to be highly allergic would need a test 24hours prior to treatment. You need to inform me of any allergies or medications you have as it could affect treatment.

Who can benefit from semi-permanent make-up?

- Anyone and everyone who desires a natural enhancement that gives freedom from the daily application of make-up.
- Alopecia sufferers who have lost some or all their facial hair including eyebrows or eyelashes.
- Chemotherapy patients who may loose facial hair would benefit from semi-permanent make-up before or after treatment.
- Vision impaired people who have difficulty applying make-up.
- People with unsteady hands who cannot apply make-up.
- Anyone of the millions of people who suffer various allergic or sensitive reactions to conventional make-up.
- Professional women and men, entertainers, media figures, models, actresses. 

- People who need to look their best all the time.

Semi-permanent make-up after care procedures

You cannot get your eyebrows wet for 7 days post treatment but You may resume most normal activities straight after treatment. There will be a slight tenderness, swelling and redness to the area which will normally cease in 24 hours. The treated area will always appear darker immediately after the treatment this will lighten and soften over the next 7 to 10 days. There may be slight flaking over the area during healing. A retouch appointment is included in the price of your initial application, This needs to be taken within 3 months and is used for any finishing touches that may be required to adjust density or colour.


Treated area will be more prominent and intense when first treated.The skin will take 5-10 days to return to normal,it is normal to loose 30% of the colour during this initial period.
Always use a sunscreen on make-up to prevent colour change and loss, you cannot get the treated area wet for 7 days post treatment and its advised to stay out of the sun or sunbeds from 2 weeks(so never book around a holiday, pool, chlorine, excessive sun exposure, etc). Wait 2-4 weeks after botox or fillers before getting Semi Permanent Makeup applied. I do not treat anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding or on blood thinners , warfarin etc or has any other contra indications (please call to discuss if any medical issues apply).