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Do you dream of always having beautifully emphasised eyebrows? Do your natural eyebrows leave a lot to be desired? Are you not able to even existing asymmetry? You don’t have the time to do your eyebrows every day and henna only lasts a few days? The solution is permanent make-up.
Eyebrows define our face. Depending on their shape and colour, they can give us friendly or sinister appearance. Apart from the lips, they are the most striking feature of the face.
The shape of the hairs above the eyes plays a key role in appearance, giving character and emphasising the qualities of beauty, so it is worth taking care of appropriate framing of this part of the face.
Pigmentation techniques allows for achieving from very natural to clearly visible and strong eyebrow make-up.
Depending on the applied method, we can create a delicate shadow, imitate natural hairs or produce a more pronounced ombre effect or Inta Brows.
During the consultation, we analyse a natural shape, predispositions and features of the face and perform a colour analysis to select the best pigment colour for the type of beauty. In this way, each make-up is individually tailored and meets the requirements of even the most demanding individuals.
This make-up produces the effect of perfectly drawn eyebrows. For a few years now this specific way of gradually shading the eyebrows has been the most fashionable eye make-up. The eyebrows are lighter and gradually darken to produce a beautiful ombre effect.
A powder method produces the most natural effect, making the make-up almost invisible, and significantly thickening the eyebrows and emphasising their shape. It consists in making thousands of tiny dots, which, when put together, produce a powder effect on the skin.
A method very similar to ombre, but with a stronger effect of perfectly drawn eyebrows in the style currently promoted by fashionistas. Great for those who like expressive make-up and spectacular effects.
This method involves drawing hairs that mimic natural ones with a permanent make-up device or a microblade. Although it looks beautiful at first, staining can become unsightly, which is why we only use it to complement other make-ups.
Classic permanent eyebrow make-up. It consists in drawing the shape of eyebrows in a colour perfectly matched to the type of beauty. This make-up gives long-lasting effects and allows us to enjoy perfect eyebrows for two to five years. However, you should seriously consider this method as the effect is not natural.
We usually combine several methods, for example the ombre and the hair stroke methods, so that the make-up is individual and perfectly adapted to your type of beauty. This allows for perfect correction of minor imperfections and achieving the effect of carefully groomed eyebrows. Each make-up is tailored to individual needs!
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Before each pigmentation we make a preliminary drawing and the procedure will be performed only when in our opinion it is perfect.
We do not recommend creating thread-thin, unnaturally curved eyebrows with a “Mephisto” effect, angular or other shapes that contradict aesthetic principles. It is often the case that ladies who have been wearing the wrong make-up for years get so used to their everyday make-up that they find it hard to open up to other suggestions. This is why trust is so important: look at the work done at Princesse; if you like it, you can be sure that the linergist’s suggestion will objectively be the best complement to your look.
Remember that eyebrows should not be pigmented with a raven black colour. The black dye used for eyebrow pigmentation always turns blue or greenish after time and resembles a prison tattoo. If you are a dark brunette, a very dark brown or graphite will be used.
One month before the treatment, do not use henna or depilate your eyebrows. A natural shape of the eyebrows and a direction of hair growth are important for a lingerist, so that she can choose the shape and colour best suited to your natural predispositions and gently correct any natural imperfections.
Permanent eyebrow make-up cannot be performed if you have had a facelift within 6 months or have had Botox injections to your forehead or eye area within less than 2 weeks.
The procedure is performed under anaesthesia and lasts for approximately 60-90 minutes.
Eyebrow make-up lasts for up to 2-3 years. When pigmenting this area we use mainly brown hues. When the effect starts to fade, the eyebrows are sometimes tinted in warm tones, such as salmon colour or pink. This does not always happen, but you have to be aware that it is possible. This is not a result of wrongly done make-up, but a normal process that occurs in certain pigments. A sign of a make-up error if such colours start to show as soon as the make-up heals. In the correct process, such warm highlights may start to become visible after about 18-24 months; this is also the time when the make-up gradually starts to fade. Therefore your eyebrow make-up should be refreshed every 1.5 to 2 years. At Princesse we offer a 50% discount on refreshing make-up procedures within two years from the basic procedure.
If you have old permanent make-up in the area of your planned pigmentation, you need tell us at the time of making a reservation. Laser removal may be required before re-pigmentation. We will invite you for a consultation in person or online to determine feasibility of the procedure. If you do not inform us, we may refuse to perform a procedure when you come for your appointment.
Not every technique is appropriate for every skin and beauty type, which is why we make a final decision on which pigmentation method to choose at your pre-treatment consultation. It is not worth insisting on a certain method, just because you liked it in another person. An experienced linergist can assess what will look good on you and bring out your beauty.
Permanent make-up is not evening make-up. Therefore, we do not use bright colours on the lips or very dark eyebrows. Micropigmentation is supposed to emphasise nature, make you look fresh and pretty when you get up in the morning and cover minor imperfections, but it is not meant to replace classic make-up.
Properly applied permanent make-up is not a tattoo. Lip and eyebrow make-up should last for 2-3 years, eyelids for up to 5 years. If the make-up lasts longer, it is a tattoo and it means that the make-up has been performed unprofessionally. Over the years make-up trends change, our face also changes, we get older, the skin falls. Make-up lasting too long would start to deform along with the aging skin. Never be persuaded to go for super long lasting make-up; in the world of professional permanent make-up these are unacceptable.
You do not have to be afraid of pain during the procedure. A strong anaesthetic will be administered before and during it.
Do not take common over-the-counter painkillers 2 weeks prior to the scheduled procedure, and avoid eating onions and garlic in large amounts to avoid blood thinning, which does not favour pigmentation.
If you are taking NSAIDs or blood thinners, consult your GP and ask if you can discontinue them two weeks before the procedure. If your GP refuses, don’t discontinue your medication on your own! The procedure can still be performed, but you have to accept the fact that additional corrections may be necessary. The price of the procedure always includes an obligatory correction performed after about 5 weeks. Additional corrections cost PLN 200. Usually they are not necessary even if you are taking anticoagulants, but you have to take into account that they may have to be performed in order to achieve a perfect effect.
Do not sunbathe for at least one week before the procedure.
Make-up correction after 4-6 weeks is necessary even if you think it is not. This promotes longevity of the make-up and proper colouring in the future.
Micropigmentation is a gentle, yet invasive procedure for the skin, which causes some side effects. Swelling and redness at the treatment site are normal. Remember, the pictures of fresh make-up you see online are usually taken in professional lighting and redness is covered up with concealer. Swelling is usually greatest on the second day, especially on the eyelids and lips. It can also be uneven and your make-up may seem asymmetrical. There is no need to worry, this is a physiological condition that will pass within a few days. You may also feel a slight itching associated with the healing process, which will last for up to 10 days. Remember that you must not scratch yourself during this time.
After the procedure, your make-up will appear dark and exaggerated. This is normal. After healing it will be 30 to 50% lighter.
For the first day, do not heavily soak the permanent make-up or lubricate it with anything. By day 3, you should wash the make-up twice a day with a water-soaked cotton swab both in and against the direction of hair growth. Do not rinse the pigmentation site with running water or use any detergents. When rinsing, be very careful not to break off the scab that is forming, which could destroy the pigmentation effect. This helps to remove plasma that appears on the surface of the pigmented site. Its colour may be transparent through red to slightly yellow.
From day 3-4 the make-up should be lubricated 3 times a day with a very thin layer of ointment received in the clinic. Lubrication should be continued until the scabs come off completely.
During the entire healing process, you must not tear off the forming scabs, because it may lead to damage to the make-up and even to formation of scars. Also, during the healing process, classical make-up cosmetics, such as fluids, powders, crayons or lipsticks must not be used in the pigmentation site.
Up to 10 days after pigmentation, you should avoid the sauna and swimming pool, and try to sleep on your back so as not to accidentally tear off forming scabs.
Up to 30 days after pigmentation, you should not sunbathe.
Permanent make-up heals in about 7-10 days.
Right after the procedure, make-up has a dark, intense colour. You should not be afraid of this effect. After healing, the make-up will be 30 to 50% lighter.
On the first, and especially on the second and third day, the pigmentation site may be swollen (even significantly if it is the eyelids or lips) and reddened. This is normal and depends mainly on your body’s natural predispositions. Swelling gradually goes down for up to a week.
On the first, and sometimes on the second day, plasma oozes from the pigmentation site. In the subsequent days, a delicate scab starts to form. After some time the scab starts to come off in parts. Do not tear it off, because you may destroy the make-up effect! As it comes off, the scab reveals the finished, lighter make-up underneath.
When the scab comes off, the make-up may be a little too light, sometimes in too warm or cold tone. This should not be a concern. Over the next 28 days, the pigment will stabilise in the skin to reveal its final colour.
After about 4-6 weeks you will undergo pigmentation touch-up. You should come for this appointment. Your make-up may look nice, but only a professional lingerist can judge if certain areas need extra pigmentation, so that the make-up lasts long and comes off evenly. It is also normal to have uneven colour distribution and lack of pigment in certain areas prior to pigmentation touch-up. During the basic procedure we are not able to predict how the skin will react, so we work carefully. The purpose of pigmentation touch-up is covering possible lacks and to even out the colour.
Some symptoms may indicate complications. If you notice any symptoms listed below within a few days of the procedure, please let us know immediately, we will organise an on-site or online consultation. Remember there is no reason to panic, the following symptoms may or may not indicate a complication. A professional linergist will assess it and guide you on the further steps.
Conditions of concern include:
Permanent make-up changes over time. Depending on the pigmentation site, original appearance lasts from 1.5 to 3 years.
If you want your make-up to retain its original colour for as long as possible, avoid sunbathing and peeling in the pigmentation site.
When make-up fades, it may change its shade and colour. This is a completely normal process and is not due to an incorrectly chosen pigment. It happens because our epidermis has a specific shade. The less pigment underneath it, the more the skin colour blends with the make-up colour.
In case of eyebrows, brown can become pinkish or salmon-coloured, while graphite tends to take on an olive hue. Black eyeliner may get slightly dark blue. Of course, make-up may keep its original colour until it disappears completely, but we can never predict this before the procedure.
To keep your make-up beautiful, saturated and fresh, you should have it refreshed every one to two years. If make-up has been done with us, such refreshment within 2 years from the first pigmentation costs only 50% of the price of the procedure! The condition is pigmentation touch-up done within 3 months after the basic procedure.
If many years pass, facial features may change and skin texture may deteriorate. It may lead to make-up distortion. That is why at Princesse we always try to anticipate the way your skin will age and shape your make-up to look good years later.
Unfortunately, we are often contacted by people who had make-up done 10-20 years ago and it still remains on their faces, despite passage of time. Such make-up is an artistic error: it is a tattoo, not micropigmentation. What can be done in this situation? We may use various camouflage methods and, in extreme cases, laser removal.
Permanent make-up will never let you down. It will not be smudged by rain, sweat or tears. Its effects can last for several years if you take good care of it. What more could you want?
Permanent make-up will help you save the time you spend daily getting ready to leave the house. And you won't have to do any touch-ups during the day!
Trust the experts! If you choose Princesse, you will get beautiful make-up that meets the highest standards of aesthetics and quality, confirmed by years of experience and hundreds of customer reviews!
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO PERMANENT MAKE-UP
Taking anticoagulants or NSAIDs.
These medications thin the blood, which can cause increased bleeding during the procedure and, consequently, much weaker pigment deposition. If you are taking the above mentioned medications, consult your GP and ask if you can discontinue them two weeks before the procedure. If your GP refuses, don’t discontinue your medication on your own! The procedure can still be performed, but you have to accept the fact that additional corrections may be necessary. The price of the procedure always includes an obligatory correction performed after about 5 weeks. Additional corrections cost PLN 200. Usually they are not necessary even if you are taking anticoagulants, but you have to take into account that they may have to be performed in order to achieve a perfect effect.
This is not actually a contraindication, but you have to accept the fact that hyperthyroidism may cause permanent make-up to disappear much more quickly.
Being a carrier of the herpes virus.
If you get herpes on your lips from time to time, it means that you are a carrier of the herpes virus. This can be problematic in case of lip pigmentation. Therefore, if you have ever had herpes, ask your doctor for a prescription for an antiviral medication, such as Heviran, and apply it 3 days before and 5 days after the procedure.
Asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
Viral hepatitis often affects autoimmune reactions. It mainly depends on the stage and activity of the disease. Only your primary physician can decide if pigmentation is possible. Ask them for a written consent for the procedure. Ask them for a written consent to the procedure.
In case of advanced diabetes wound healing is impaired. However, when treated and controlled, diabetes is not a problem. If you have diabetes, please ask your primary physician for a written consent for permanent make-up and present it to us on the day of the procedure.
Allergy to lidocaine.
Lidocaine is an anaesthetic that we use to relieve your discomfort during the procedure. If you are allergic to it, the procedure may be performed without anaesthesia. Discomfort you experience is similar to that of a tattoo, but weaker. Lidocaine is a very rare sensitizer; if you have had dental anaesthesia in the past and have not experienced any allergic symptoms, it means that you are probably not allergic to lidocaine!
Cancer that occurred less than 5 years prior to the procedure.
Chemo- and radiotherapy
Autoimmune diseases apart from thyroid disease, acquired vitiligo, and alopecia areata. For example, these diseases include psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sarcoidosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis.
Treatment with Izotec or its substitutes less than 6 months prior the procedure date.
Steroids, except asthma medications and inhaled steroids, taken less than one month prior to the scheduled procedure.
High-dose iron preparations taken less than one month before the scheduled procedure.
Fungal medications or antibiotics taken less than one week prior to the procedure.
Tendency to keloids.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding. We do not perform procedures in pregnant ladies or nursing mothers, even with the physician’s consent. When it comes to children, one can’t be too careful!
Asymptomatic HIV infection or active AIDS.
Skin diseases in the planned pigmentation site.
Creams and preparations with retinoids applied on the skin in the planned pigmentation site less than one month before the procedure.
Fresh scars in the planned pigmentation site
In case of eyelid pigmentation: glaucoma, cataract, diseases of the eyelid, conjunctiva or cornea, false eyelashes on the day of the procedure, surgical correction of the eyelids less than 6 months before micropigmentation, use of eyelash conditioner less than a month after the procedure.
Eyelash conditioners significantly increase blood circulation in the eyelids, which results in increased bleeding, weaker pigment deposition and great discomfort during the procedure, and above all, the risk of pigment migration.
In case of lip pigmentation: active labial herpes on the day of the procedure, injecting the lips with hyaluronic acid less than a month before the planned procedure.
In case of eyebrow pigmentation: Botox injections to the forehead or around the eyes less than two weeks before the planned procedure, upper face lift less than six months before the procedure.
Fever, viral or bacterial infection on the day of the procedure.
Allergy to permanent make-up pigments.
Our clinic was established in 2005, thanks to which we have gained vast experience. We have performed over 30,000 procedures. We are also one of the leading training facilities for physicians and cosmetologists in Poland.
At Princesse®, we use only the highest quality preparations obtained directly from manufacturers. Avoiding wholesalers, we fully reduce the risk of purchasing inauthentic or substandard products.
We have all medical devices that are needed in case of sudden complications and we employ physicians with experience not only in treating aesthetic medicine complications but also in emergency procedures.
Princesse® is a modern aesthetic medicine clinic and training centre. It was established in 2005. Thanks to extensive experience and over 30,000 procedures performed to date, we have been able to select only the best procedures and equipment.
Princesse® employs highly specialised medical and cosmetology staff, who continue to improve their skills by participating in seminars and conferences devoted to the fields they practice, both in Poland and worldwide.
At Princesse®, we focus on naturalness and perfection as well as spectacular effects presented by models and celebrities. We believe that aesthetic medicine procedures are meant not to be a disguise, but to emphasise and highlight the strengths that each of us has.