Frequently asked questions

This is where you will find most answers. Should you have any questions left, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is semi permanent makeup or micropigmentation?
This is the application of placing hypo allergenic micro pigments into the the upper layer of the skin using cosmetically graded needles. The pigment will, after a healing process, stay in the skin for a number of years. It will break down and fade with time, dependent on the patients age; skin type and lifestyle.

This procedure is also referred to as permanent make-up, semi permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing or micro pigmentation.

Microblading or semi permanent make up?
Microblading, semi permanent makeup, digital blading, nano blading, permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing, micropigmentation… so many names, but the end result can be the same and is down to the technicians skill. It’s just a style/technique and a different place of equipment used to perform the treatment. Microblading can be a lot more traumatic on the skin than a digital machine, often leading to scarring after a few treatments yet clients think they are going for the less invasive/less permanent option. This is not the case.
Who can have semi permanent makeup?
Anyone who wears makeup will benefit from semi permanent makeup.

• If you lack colour and shape to your lips or wish to enhance them without fillers.

• If you regularly pencil in your eyebrows, would like to achieve a better shape or fill gaps where they have been over plucked.

• If you want to enhance your eyes or want to effect of the eyeliner without the running and under eye smudging.

• If you are allergic to traditional cosmetics or simply wish to save time in the mornings applying makeup.

Is it safe?
Yes totally, the strictest of hygiene and sterilisation standards are followed.

The components used in each treatment are disposable so you can be assured that your treatment is carried out with equipment opened just for you.

How long does it last?
There is no way to determine before hand exactly how long your colour will remain visible. It depends on your individual skin type, skin routines, sun exposure,,lifestyle, colour choice, medication levels and general health. The majority of people find that the treatment lasts from 1 to 3 years. Here at Simply Embellish, we recommend a colour refresh treatment after 12 months to maintain the perfect results.
Should i bring my brow pencil / lip colour with me?

Yes, it can be useful to establish the colour required.

Do i have all my eyebrows shaved off?
No, we would prefer you keep all your own brow hair and don’t even tweeze them before you come in, as we like to work with your natural brow shape.
What should i do or not do before my treatment?
Avoid drinking coffee, take any ibuprofen or aspirin (unless medically advised) or alcohol the night before your treatment., this will increase the likelihood of you bleeding and result in poor pigment retention.

Please remove any false lashes before attending your eyeliner appointment, or your treatment will not go ahead and your booking fee will not be refunded.

If you wear contact lenses you will need to bring glasses to wear immediately after the treatment.

What will happen on the day of my appointment?
Your treatment will begin with a thorough consultation, during which we will discuss exactly what you would like from your treatment. Your skin tone and type will then be analysed and a colour will be mixed specifically suited to your skin tone and hair colour. Facial symmetry will then be addressed and a shape will be designed to enhance and compliment your features.

When you are happy with your shape, colour and placement, the treatment will go ahead.

What will my aftercare be?
For the best possible results and to avoid
complications. always follow the aftercare advise give by your specialist.
How long after Botox of Fillers can i have a treatment?
You will need to wait at least 21 days after botox or filler before having a treatment. Please note that having botox or filler will alter the shape and symmetry of your treatment. Lip filler also reduces the amount of pigment retention.
How long does it take?
You should allow 2 hours for new procedures and for retouch appointments 1 hour 30 minutes.
How long do I leave before my follow up appointment?
A minimum of 4 weeks must be allowed before any further treatment can be carried out. We advise between 4-6 weeks although if you have medical concerns it may affect the healing procedure and would then advise to wait 6-8 weeks before treating.
Can I have my lips done if I have cold sores?
If you are having a lip treatment and you suffer from cold sores you MUST take Zovirax/Aciclover tablets 5 days before and 5 days after your treatment.
Can i leave my false lashes on?
Your eyeliner cannot be done if you have false lashes on. They must be removed prior to treatment. You must then wait 2 weeks before getting your lashes done again.
Do i require a patch test?
A patch is required 12 to 24 hours before the treatment. This does not however, guarantee that you will not have a reaction to the pigment at any time in the future.
Is the procedure painful?
Everyone tolerates pain at different levels, but with advanced new equipment and techniques, discomfort will be minimal. We will ensure you remain comfortable at all times.
Can I wear makeup after my treatment?
You should not wear makeup in the treated area directly after your treatment and for the next 7 days.

I have known Anne for 20+ years. She is exceptionally professional and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to have treatments from her. Anne knows the industry inside out and was my senior area manager for many years. I learned a great deal from her in that time.

Emma Spencer

I have known Anne for a very long time. I have had my eyebrows and lips done and was very pleased . She is very professional and thorough in her work . Definitely recommend . She is a perfectionist which is very important in this industry.

Tracy Hughes

Anne is amazingly professional, skilled and prides herself in her work. I have just had my eyebrows topped up from having them originally done last year. A year of no eyebrow pencils!

Thank you Anne.

Sallie Evans

Anne is so professional and the results of what she does are wonderful. Fully recommended.

Katherine Hudson