A patch test is required to be performed at least 24 hours before each appointment. Without one, I'm unable to go ahead with the treatment.
You are welcome to pop in and have me perform the test on you, which literally takes seconds, or I can post one out to you with full instructions.
It is a very simple test and can either be done by yourself, or with someone to help you.
It is incredibly rare to have any reaction at all to the pigments as they are mostly organic in compound, but it is still possible - hence the need for a test.
You will be patch tested for all the products that will be used on and in your skin; the pigments and the lidocaine (numbing gel/cream).
Consultations are done on the day of the procedure before any work goes ahead. We will talk through your options and discuss what will work best for your skin and your desired outcome.
During the consultation we will chat through what outcome you would like to achieve, the best technique to achieve this based on your skin. I will do the pre-draw so you can see the new shape we will be working from, then discuss pigment colour.
Separate consultations are available upon request and are charged at £50 which will go towards the cost of the treatment booked.
Separate consults are not necessary to have and are always done before all treatments go ahead, but they can be arranged if you would like to to go away and think about it some more before booking.
CLIENTS WITH PREVIOUS SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP:
If you have previous permanent makeup/tattoo on your brows, eyes or lips, then you will need to email me a photograph showing what you currently have, as clear as possible, so I can determine whether I will be able to cover up, or work over it.
Not all previous work can be covered up or worked over for a few reasons:
If there is still a lot of pigment in the skin as the skin just won't be able to take any more pigment - just like filling a bucket full of water.
If the previous work is poorly shaped, then designing a new shape over the top has to be considered carefully.
If the previous work has changed colour to a blue/greenish tint or red/orange tint. Again, depending on the level of the saturation, will depend if more pigment can be added to the skin, or colour corrected, without the previous work showing through once healed.