About permanent makeup

Until only a few years ago, permanent makeup was just simply eyebrow tattooing. The procedures were painful, results were dark or blue eyebrows and not natural looking at all. Nowadays, the technology used for permanent makeup is much more advanced. The procedures are pretty much painless and results are enhancing naturally beautiful features.

At Tsedeq™, we use the best pigment the world has to offer – Premier Permanent Pigments. Premier Pigments manufactures the world’s finest permanent cosmetic makeup. Only the highest quality materials, which are required to meet the rigorous safety standards of the Alliance for Safe Practice in the USA are used. The colours are specially formulated to be hypo-allergenic, MRI safe and fade resistant. Premier Pigments have earned their reputation as the permanent makeup industry’s leading researcher and innovator of permanent makeup pigments.

Brows Ombré / Microblading R2,400
Brows Shaded / Powdered look R2,250
Eyeliner Natural (top OR bottom) R1,300
Eyeliner Natural (top AND bottom) R2,500
Designer eyeliner (top) R3,000
Full vibrant lips R3,400
Designer Blended / Ombré lip liner from R2,200
Touch Up (on our own work) from R650
Vitiligo Coverage from R650
3D Areola Re-creation R3,350
Scalp (hair tattoo) from R950
Permanent Makeup Tsedeq Beauty Clinic
Permanent Makeup Tsedeq Beauty Clinic
Microblading - Permanent Makeup Tsedeq Beauty Clinic
Microblading - Permanent Makeup Tsedeq Beauty Clinic

What is microblading?

Microblading is a manual form of permanent makeup resulting in a semi-permanent brow fix, preferred which has enabled millions of women worldwide to have the eyebrows they always wanted. Microblading is the latest trend because of the hyper realistic results. With this technique small, realistic hair lines are drawn in the brow, mimicking real individual hairs, creating fuller, natural looking and beautiful brows. Microblading is done using a hand-held tool and is also known as Eyebrow embroidery, 3D or 6D or Hair stroke brows. The term “3D/6D” refers to the visual effect of distinct hair strokes, as opposed to the traditional “powdered brow”, which creates a more solid effect. This technique allows us to create crisp, fine hair strokes that fill in thin brows, brows with bald spots, cover scars in brows, total brow reconstruction and alopecia. Annual colour refreshing is recommended to make them last indefinitely.

A microblade procedure will take about 120 minutes. In this, the preparation and design takes the most time, as this is the most important step. An eyebrow shape that is best for you will be designed and drawn, and the colour that will go best with your natural skin tone and hair colour will be recommended. This process will not be ended before you are completely satisfied with how you will look. With your approval, we will begin the process of microblading.

Microblading is not painful and will not damage your natural hair.

Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medication and other factors. Touch ups are recommended annually to prevent fading and to make it last indefinitely.

Advantages of this technique
    • Hyper realistic looking natural brows
    • Semi-permanent (lasts 1-3 years)
Please remember
  • NO blood thinning / anti-coagulant medication, vitamins & supplements, Omegas, Herbal, green, detox teas, NSAIDS (Ibrufen, aspirin, etc.). Please consult physician if these have been prescribed.
  • NO Botox, Fillers, Tanning, Acid peels, AHA, Retin A, Sunburn 2 weeks prior to appointment.
  • Strictly NO swimming, saunas, jacuzzis, exercise, sunbathing, heavy sweating whatsoever allowed for 7 days after the procedure.
  • NO tinting, waxing or tweezing area for 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • NO electrolysis for 3 weeks after procedure.
  • Avoid environments that could cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
  • Avoid any harsh soaps on the area for 1 week.
  • Avoid scrubbing, rubbing or scratching the area. Using patting motions with clean tissue until healed.
  • Avoid peeling or picking at crust as this will cause scarring and pigment loss.
  • Avoid exposing area to full pressure of shower until all scabbing has come off completely.
  • Avoid anti-ageing products and services containing acids, lighteners and exfoliators, as they will cause premature fading of pigment.
  • Avoid ablative and non-ablative lasers as these may cause pigment to turn black.

If you:

  • are planning on having laser hair removal, inform the laser specialist that you have permanent makeup so that this area can be avoided by the laser.
  • are having an MRI, please let them know that you have permanent makeup.
  • are planning a chemical peel, please let them know that you have permanent makeup.
  • if you donate blood, you will not be allowed to donate for the following 12 months.

Important information & FAQ

FAQ about permanent makeup

Micropigmentation, sometimes referred to as ‘permanent makeup’ or medical tattooing’ or Intradermal Pigmentation, is a revolutionary method of applying cosmetic pigments into the papillary layer of skin, producing designs that resemble makeup for cosmetic and or corrective enhancement.

This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements and corrections, such as eyebrows, eye liner and lip liner / colour. Other permanent makeup procedures include vitiligo (uneven pigmentation), scar camouflage, areola restoration and reconstruction and even to correct the appearance of bald spots and hair loss through hairline enhancement and many more.

Permanent makeup mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow hairs, eyebrow powder and eyeliner. It’s done through a process called micropigmentation, where a tattoo pen is used to inject permanent ink into the skin. Each procedure takes between 90 and 120 minutes and a local anesthetic is used to numb the area being tattoed.

It is important to be aware of the fact that colours appear brighter, darker and more sharply defined immediately after the procedure. As the healing progresses, colour will fade and soften into a natural look (from 40 – 60%) in approximitely one week. Some swelling may occur immediately after the procedure, but this will subside quickly. Every skin is different and will therefore heal differently. Factors such as skin tone, age, medication, sun exposure, etc may all have an effect on the end result

The safety and comfort of our clients are of the utmost concern. We strictly adhere to international standards in hygiene and care. Sterile, disposable individually packed, single use, consumables are used for each procedure.

Colour pigments are made in the U.S.A. and approved by the FDA. All pigments have been safely used on even the most sensitive of clients with no allergic reactions ever documented.

Points to remember if you are considering permanent makeup
• Allow enough time for healing if you have an important event.
• Follow aftercare instructions carefully – this will ensure the best healing results.
• Pregnant, nursing and diabetic clients should avoid the procedure all together.

Leading up to your appointment, you should
• Avoid plucking or waxing your brows, because your technician will be designing your new brow based on current shape and measurements.
• No alcohol and caffeine before the procedure.
• If you are wearing lash extensions, you cannot wear them pre, during or post procedure until your eyeliner has completely healed.
• Lip procedures – if you ever had a fever blister or cold sore, shingles or chicken pox, it is recommended that you obtain a prescribed antiviral medication script from your physician for a full 5 day course (starting 3 days before and 2 days after your procedure).
• Avoid using exfoliators 72 hours before the procedure. This applies to any skincare products containing glycolic acid, Retin A, Renova, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) since they may inflame the skin.
• Stop taking any blood thinning medication (e.g. Aspirin, Niacin, Vit E or Omega oils / fish oils) 2 days before your appointment, unless prescribed by your physician.

Permanent makeup is for you if
• You want to wake up every day with your ‘face on’. You can swim, exercise, shower and wake up still looking put together and ready to go. It can be ideal for the woman who is constantly on the go.
• You’ve lost hair due to chemotherapy, alopecia, old age, genetic imbalances, accidents, burns or cosmetic surgery.
• You have a difficult time applying makeup due to age or medical conditions & poor eyesight or contact lenses.
• You have allergies to traditional makeup or have sensitive skin.
• You want to enhance facial features or correct asymmetrical features.
• You are tired of smudging in summer causing darkness around the eye area.
• You want to disguise scars and white spots in the skin.

Your comfort is very important to us. Topical anesthetics are applied before and during the procedure, resulting in a 95% pain free experience. The sensation to pain will vary between individuals. Once the topical anesthetic takes effect, many clients report that they feel no discomfort during the brow procedures. Some clients experience a slight irritation during eyeliner procedure. No injections are required.

The cosmetics implantation technique deposits colour pigment into the papillary layer of the skin and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body, permanent cosmetics professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink. Permanent cosmetics pigment is more delicate and designed to work with the skin’s undertones and to obtain results that looks natural. Every person’s skin is different with regards to pigment retention. Factors which affects longevity of permanent pigments are: colour selected, age, thickness of skin, scarring of skin, use of skin care products, injectables, laser treatments, medication and sun exposure. You will need periodic refreshing of colour, depending on how light the shade of implanted pigments, as well as factors mentioned above.

A touch-up is a colour refresher. Powdered eyebrows, eyeliner and lipliner may require a touch-up, depending on the desired end result, client’s skin type, environmental factors and health. Touch ups are charged at R500 (on our own work). Full lip colour will require a minimum of 2 procedures if a solid lipstick effect is required.

It is recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks before your touch-up, so your initial procedure has time to heal properly.

Powdered brows and eyeliner will initially look very dark even though you may have selected a light colour. The colour will start to lighten and soften in several days. As your body goes through the healing process, for some clients tiny raised areas will form where the pigment was applied. This is what makes the pigment appear dark. As the layers of skin start to slough off, they cover the pigment so that it may appear that the colour is faded. After those layers completely sloughed off, the underlying pigment can be seen.
Definitely! There’s a wide spectrum of colours you may choose from.
Absolutely. During the consultation and procedure you, together with the permanent makeup artist, will decide on design, placement and the colour which will enhance your natural beauty.

At Tsedeq™, we only use Premier Pigments, which is the world’s best permanent makeup pigment. Results for powder brows, ombre brows, eyeliners and lips could last 7 – 10 years (or longer), depending on factors such as skin type, age, aftercare, skin care, products used, sun exposure immune system, mediation, etc. In most cases, the pigments never completely disappears from the skin, but soften as time goes by.

Microblading (hairstroke eyebrows) are semi-permanent and lasts 1-3 years. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medication and other factors.

To facilitate aesthetic healing, we strongly suggest that NO makeup should be worn on the treated area for a minimum of 72 hours.
Yes, permanent cosmetics can benefit any woman of any age or complexion. Darker skins are particularly good candidates for any procedure.
Yes. Once we have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make your look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
Many women choose to have eyeliner procedure done before their face lift so that they look and feel better during the recovery period. If you are considering a brow lift, wait until after the healing process before your brow procedure.
It is very important to stop using any lash growth serum at least 2 months before having a permanent eyeliner procedure.
Lash extensions has to be removed before eyeliner procedures.
There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly. You may resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure.
It is very important that aftercare instructions are followed miticiously. Anti-bacterial ointment should be applied for the first three days following the procedure. Depending on individual healing, the scabs will lift within 7-10 days, but the final healed result will only be in 6 weeks.

You are NOT a good candidate for Permanent Makeup if you are / suffer from

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Diabetic (consult your physician
  • On any blood thinning medication
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiation (consult your physician)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Skin irritations, Psoriasis or Eczema near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (flu, cold, etc.)
  • Had Botox in the past two months
  • Used Roaccutane / Oretane in the past six months
  • Had an eyelift / blepharoplasty or laser eye surgery – wait for about 3 months & consult with your physician

Eyebrows - more information

Please try to avoid taking medication the day of your appointment as it can interfere with the anesthetics and thin the blood.

Please arrive at your appointment with your makeup applied the way you like it best.

Permanent makeup will appear extremely intense and thick immediately after the procedure. The colour may not even look right. Excess pigment sheds off over the next week. Colours will continue to soften over the next 2-3 weeks. In 6-8 weeks, the final, healed result will be seen.

Avoid

• tinting, waxing or tweezing area for 2 weeks after the procedure.
• electrolysis for 2 weeks after procedure.
• environments that could cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
• any soaps on the area for 1 week.
• scrubbing, rubbing or scratching the area. Using patting motions with clean tissue until healed.
• peeling or picking at crust as this could cause pigment loss.
• exposing area to full pressure of shower until all scabbing has come off completely.
• exposure to sun or tanning bed while healing (6 weeks).
• swimming in fresh, salt or chlorinated water for 2 weeks.
• saunas and jaccuzzis for 2 weeks.
• anti-ageing products and services containing acids, lighteners and exfoliaters, as they will cause premature fading of pigment.
• ablative and non-ablative lasers as these may cause pigment to turn black.

Brows

Day 1 – 3

Treated area looks thick and too dark. This is due to the pigment and crust / scab formation. All colours scab 50% darker and thicker. Your result will fade with 50% within the first 3-6 days.

Apply a THIN layer of Bacitracin to treated area in the morning & evening with a clean ear bud or microbud for 3 days only. Keep area moist with Bepanthen / Vit A & D ointment / Preparation H. Start applying one of these moisturizers immediately after the procedure. Do not be alarmed if colour comes off onto microbud / Q-tip / earbud when applying ointment. This is normal.

DO NOT APPLY Bactroban or Zambuk as it will draw out the ink. Anti-inflammatory tablets / painkillers can be taken to subside burn sensation. 2 x Arnica homeopathic tablets can be chewed every 2 hours to reduce swelling and bruising (if any). Wash face as normal, but do not wash the treated area with soap or chemicals. Pat dry with clean tissue. No rubbing. The less you agitate the treated area, the better result you will have.

Please note that smoking can cause infection.

Ignore any yellow / mustard / green / pink undertones for the first 5 days. These are pigment toners / stabilizers that will disappear after the scabs have shed. Makeup can be applied over the treated area to soften the appearance. Remove makeup with Vaseline or Coconut oil

Day 3 – 5

Scabs / crusts may start to detach / flake. Colour may look light & uneven or faded. Do not be alarmed, this is absolutely normal, as the skin comprises of 7 layers and it takes 6-8 weeks for all the colour to become complete and even everywhere. The final result cannot be judged until a full 6 week healing period has passed.

DO NOT PICK THE SCABS as picking will lead to fading. Let the treated area heal on its own. Touch ups are an additional fee of R500 should this be required. Keep moist with healing ointment at all times until all scabbing has come off.

Day 10 onwards

Treated area will start to look really nice but still uneven in solidness, colour and undertone. Every week for a total of 6 weeks, the colour will mature and even out and become more visible and solid.

Daily use UVA & UVB block over the area after healing.

Notify your Physician and practitioner at first sign of allergic reaction, infection or any unusual discharge

If you :
• are planning on having laser hair removal, inform the laser specialist that you have permanent makeup so that this area can be avoided by the laser.
• are having an MRI, please let them know that you have permanent makeup.
• are planning a chemical peel, please let them know that you have permanent makeup.
• donate blood, you will not be allowed to donate for the following 12 months.

Eyeliner - more information

Please try to avoid taking medication the day of your appointment as it can interfere with the aesthetics and thin the blood (please check with your physician first). If you are wearing contact lenses, please ensure to remove them prior to the procedure. If you have lash extensions, you cannot wear them pre, during or post procedure until your eyeliner has completely healed. Please arrive at your appointment with your makeup applied in the way you like it.

Eyes may be swollen for a couple of days like you have been crying. Do not be concerned if your eyelid has a slight pink or redness following the procedure.

Notify your Physician and practitioner at first sign of allergic reaction, infection or any unusual discharge.

Avoid

  • environments that could cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
  • scrubbing, rubbing, or scratching the area. Using patting motions with clean tissue until healed.
  • any harsh soaps on the area for 1 week.
  • peeling or picking at crust as this could cause pigment loss.
  • exposing the area to full pressure of shower until all scabbing has come off completely.
  • exposure to the sun or tanning bed while healing (6 weeks).
  • swimming in fresh, salt or chlorinated water for 2 weeks.
  • saunas and jacuzzis for 2 weeks.
  • anti-ageing products and services containing acids, lighteners and exfoliators, as they will cause premature fading of pigment.
  • tinting, perming or using an eyelash curler for 2 weeks.
  • using eyeliner, mascara or other makeup until all scabbing has come off.

DO NOT PICK THE SCABS. Picking will lead to uneven colour retention. Let the treated area heal on its own. Touch ups are an additional fee of R650 should this be required

Lips - more information

Please try to avoid taking medication the day of your appointment as it can interfere with the aesthetics and thin the blood. Please check with your physician first before doing so.

Please arrive at your appointment with your favourite colour lipstick in your handbag! This will help us to choose your desired shade as Premier Pigments offer a wide range of beautiful lip colours.

If you have ever had a fever blister, shingles or chicken pox, please take anti-viral tablets to prevent fever blister formation. Please note that a script is needed from the GP for these. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to prevent fading where fever blisters form.

Avoid

  • environments that could cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
  • scrubbing, rubbing or scratching the area. Using patting motions with clean tissue until healed.
  • waxing or tweezing for at least 2 -3 weeks after procedure.
  • electrolysis for 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • pulling off scab / skin as this will result in uneven colour and loss of pigment.
  • exposing area to full pressure of shower until all scabbing has come off completely.
  • exposure to sun or tanning bed while healing (6 weeks).
  • saunas, jacuzzis, swimming in fresh, salt or chlorinated water for 2 weeks.
  • anti-ageing products and services containing acids, lighteners and exfoliators, as they will cause premature fading of pigment.
  • ablative and non-ablative lasers as these may cause pigment to turn black.

Please note that smoking can cause infection.

Daily use of a good quality SPF containing UVA & UVB filters over the area after healing is recommended.

Should you have a fever blister outbreak after your procedure, you must seek your physician’s care.

Notify your Physician and practitioner at first sign of allergic reaction, infection or any unusual discharge.

If you :

  • are planning on having laser hair removal or diminishing of peri-oral lines, inform the laser specialist that you have permanent lip colour so that this area can be avoided by the laser.
  • are having an MRI, please let them know that you have permanent makeup.
  • are planning a chemical peel, please let them know that you have permanent makeup.
  • donate blood, you will not be allowed to donate for the following 12 months.

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