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PERMANENT MAKE-UP AUGMENTATION

Lips are one of the elements of the face that attract the greatest attention. Permanent make-up helps to define the lip line, emphasise and optically enlarge it, reduce or even out slight asymmetry and give it a desired shape.

Thanks to permanent lip make-up, you do not only enjoy beautiful lips. It also saves time as there is no need to put on make-up every morning and make corrections many times during the day. You can also eat without worry, it will not smudge.

Micropigmentation is not only considered as a typically beautifying procedure, but also as a corrective one. Many people have uneven shape or colour due to past illnesses or accidents. In such situations, permanent make-up is a great way of restoring original appearance of the lips, and thus improve well-being: in case of both men and women.

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.

PERMANENT LIP MAKE-UP METHODS

1

LIPSTICK EFFECT

Using this method, we obtain an intense, uniform lip colour. The contour is clear and the make-up is very elegant. The pigment is evenly applied on the entire surface of the lips, and the finish is matte. The effect is strong and very long lasting. It is the most classic of permanent lip make-up.

2

3D/OMBRE METHOD

A method of very expressive and beautiful lip make-up. For this make-up, we use ombre shading or two or three colours of pigments, which allows for obtaining a precise shape and shade the lips. This method can also be used to optically significantly increase or decrease the size of the lips.

3

AQUARELLE LIPS

The most subtle of all the permanent lip make-ups. In this method there is no clear contour and the whole look resembles the effect of a slightly fuzzy, semi-transparent lipstick, which makes the make-up look more subtle. Perfect for both very young and mature women.

4

LIP BLUSH METHOD

This method gives the effect of a lipstick, but without a clearly visible contour. This results in a very natural but clear. Depending on the level of pigmentation, the effect can be highly saturated or transparent. At the moment, it is the most fashionable and most frequently chosen permanent lip make-up.

5

MEN PRO METHOD

A method created especially for men who complain about uneven lip contour or pale red lips. It is used to perfectly imitate the nature, providing discreet effects. As a result, the colour of the lips is saturated, but aesthetic interference is not visible.

6

LIP LIGHT

This is an additional service to the basic permanent lip make-up. It adds highlights in strategic areas around the lip contour. It helps to highlight them and also to give them a desired shape. It produces the effect of a very clean and careful lip make-up.

EFFECTS BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY

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INFORMATION ABOUT PERMANENT
LIP MAKE-UP

Make-up should not go beyond the lip contour. Permanent make-up is not a method of lip augmentation. You can see a lot of women with old-type permanent make-up, the contour of which goes well beyond the red lip. It looks unsightly and is an artistic error. Such methods are not used today. If you want bigger lips, make an appointment for safe and professional lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid.

Before the procedure, ask our physician for a prescription for an antiviral medication, such as Heviran, which combats the herpes virus. Start taking it 3 days before the procedure until the 5th day after pigmentation. This will protect you from recurrence of herpes labialis. Follow this recommendation even if you have never had herpes, as you may unknowingly be a herpes carrier and the virus can become active when the epidermis of the lips is damaged.

Don’t go to the dentist for dental anaesthetic before the procedure! Some women do it for fear of pain. In such a case, the procedure will be impossible, because the lips anaesthetised in this way twist in an unnatural way, which could result in an asymmetrical make-up effect.

We discourage nude pigmentation or bleaching of the red lips. Such treatment gives an unnatural effect, emphasises chapped lips and turns yellow over time. If you try to remove it with a laser, it can turn black.

The day before the procedure, perform a gentle exfoliation of the lip skin and use a strongly moisturising balm. Well-moisturised skin absorbs pigment better.

The procedure takes place under anaesthesia and lasts about 1,5 to 3 hours, depending on the conditions of the lips.

Permanent lip make-up lasts for up to 2-3 years, in exceptional cases slightly longer. To keep it looking its best, refresh it every 1.5 to 2 years. At Princesse we offer a 50% discount on refreshing make-up procedures done with us within two years from the basic procedure.

BEFORE THE
PERMANENT
MAKE-UP 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.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF
FRESH PERMANENT MAKE-UP?

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.

HOW DOES PERMANENT MAKE-UP
HEAL?

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.

WHAT SHOULD BE
A CONCERN?

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:

  • Yellow, purulent discharge from the pigmentation site.

  • Severe swelling lasting more than 7 days.

  • Pimples or blisters around the pigmentation site.

HOW DOES PERMANENT
MAKE-UP CHANGE?

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.

ADVANTAGES OF PERMANENT MAKE-UP

DURABILITY

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?

CONVENIENCE

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!

CONFIDENCE

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

CONTRAINDICATIONS
CONTRAINDICATIONS

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.

 

Hyperthyroidism.

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.

 

Diabetes.

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!

CONTRAINDICATIONS
CONTRAINDICATIONS

Active cancer.

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.

Hemofilia.

Epilepsy.

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.

WHY IS IT WORTH VISITING PRINCESSE?

EXPERIENCE

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.

QUALITY

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.

SAFETY

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.

ABOUT PRINCESSE

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.

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