Frequently Asked Questions

What is Long Time Liner?

Also known as permanent make up, semi-permanent make up or micro pigmentation LONG-TIME-LINER® Conture® Make-up is a long-lasting cosmetic procedure which deposits colour pigments into the first layer of the skin called the epidermis.

Who is it suitable for?

How long will it last?

Skin types and external/environmental factors contribute to the length of time that the pigments last. Conture® make-up completely fades away after 1-3 years.

Will it look false and unnatural?

Absolutely not! The Long Time liner® technique used and the wide spectrum of pigments available allows to create a sensational natural look. Individual hair strokes are drawn for the eyebrows imitating their own hair, this technique gives a much more natural result than conventional tattoo. Permanent make-up should not be considered a total make-up replacement. As we age and styles change it is best to subtly enhance your features so that you always look your best, but still allowing you to apply regular cosmetics over your permanent make-up if a more dramatic look is desired.

How is the specific desired look and shades of colouring determined?

During consultation, Patricia will recommend the best colour and shape to complement each individual. Before the procedure, she will do a pre-drawing of your desired shape using a matching coloured makeup pencil. Only when you are completely satisfied with this pre-drawing, the procedure will take place. During touch-up you will have the opportunity to make minor changes in colour and shape.

Is the procedure painful?

Every client is different however a topical anaesthetic is used prior and during the treatment.

How long will the procedure take?

Approximately 1 to 2 hours. The initial treatment requires two follow up visits spaced approximately 2-3 weeks apart. The first procedure usually takes longer as a pre-drawing takes time. Touch-up procedures usually do not require as much time.

Is Permanent Makeup expensive?

If you balance out the cost against the lasting results that permanent cosmetics give you, the treatment offers excellent value for your money... On older client's permanent make up can take years away without the need for surgery!

What can I expect post treatment?

You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Although some people will have mild to moderate swelling or redness this will soon disappear. The colour will be more intense for approximately 5 days after which the skin naturally exfoliates to reveal the desired look. The Long-Time-Liner® technique does not cause deep skin damage; therefore you will have only barely noticeable signs of healing during the recovery period. You will be given a special Long-Time-Liner® after treatment vitamin E cream to minimise any dry skin.

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