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WE SPECIALISE IN THE MOST NATURAL-LOOKING SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP TREATMENTS FOR BROW, EYELINER, LIP & LASH.
WHAT IS SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Semi-permanent makeup are treatments that replicate perfectly applied conventional makeup, most frequently on the brows, lash line, and lips. This is done by inserting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. Also known as Permanent Make-up, Micro-Pigmentation, Brow Embroidery, and Cosmetic Tattooing.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
For brows and lip, up to 3 years. For eyeliner, three to five years. Hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle also affect longevity of the results. Occasional touch-ups are a way to refresh the results. Done correctly, the treatments do not change color and fade naturally away with time. For areas such as brows, this allows future flexibility with shape, as standards of beauty change.
IS IT PAINFUL?
We use effective numbing creams that are clinically approved. On a scale of 1 to 10 with “1” being no discomfort, clients often experience between a 2 and 3. Other factors such as menstrual cycles also affect level of sensitivity.
IS IT SAFE?
All our pigments are cosmetic grade, meaning that they are sterilized and purified for cosmetic use. The ingredients used have been approved for cosmetic use. Be wary of products that have not met safety standards, including those that contain “vegetable dyes” that are unstable and may change color after time. In addition, all our tools are single-use and discarded after the treatment. Our specialist Noleen Carragher is highly trained by Gail Proudman from The Finishing Touches Group.
WHAT IS A BESPOKE BROW?
It is our signature treatment, where we create your brow strand-by-strand using lifelike strokes applied directly onto the skin. The treatment replaces eyebrow pencils, and assures perfectly shaped and balanced brows all-day, everyday. The Bespoke Brow lasts up to 3 years ,then fades naturally away without any discoloration.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BESPOKE BROW CONSULTATION?
Brow hair grade and color is analyzed, and the desired shaper is drawn on with a specialized pencil. We will draw each strand to create a symmetrical, natural-looking brow that is custom-made for your bone structure, giving you the chance to see how dramatically new brows change your face. Once you are satisfied with the shape and thickness, the therapist consults with you on color— we mix and match with the hue to ensure we get a shade that is closest to your natural hair color . We will also discuss the procedure, the after-care, how long it takes the skin to heal, and how to ensure the best results. Consultations at Retro are always complimentary with no obligation to proceed with the treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BESPOKE BROW TREATMENT?
The technician will create your brow by hand, strand by strand. A topical numbing cream is applied that stays on for about 20 minutes, and then a special tool is used to make small, hair-shaped incisions in the skin underneath the brow. The shallow cuts are filled with highest-grade pharmaceutical pigments selected to match or darken arches. The treatment takes about two hours, with enough time to assess each step of the way.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
There is no downtime, however the brow will take about one week to fully heal. During this period, after-care procedures should be carefully followed.
WHAT IS THE TOP UP PERFECTING SESSION?
The Perfecting Session, done within two months of the initial treatment, is extremely important to ensure perfect results. We use this session to set the shape and color, and make any small adjustments if needed.
I DON'T LIVE IN IRELAND AND CANNOT RETURN WITHIN TWO MONTHS FOR THE TOP UP PERFECTING SESSION, HOW WILL THIS AFFECT RESULTS?
Some of our tourist clients do not have the flexibility to return within two months for the Top Up Perfecting Session. Please come in for a consultation and we can assess on a case-by-case basis.