FAQ

How long does PMU last?

Depending on your skin type, permanent make-up lasts between 3 and 5 years. Fading is possible over time and you may consider topping up your colour. Microblading lasts between 8 months and 2 years depending on your skin type and activity.

Is it painful?

At Medivine we work closely with our clients to provide a treatment with outstanding results and minimal discomfort. We also apply numbing gel to the area to reduce any pain.

What is the recovery time?

There is no down-time needed following our treatments and you will be provided with a personalised aftercare plan following your treatment. For the first 10 days we ask that you reduce physical activity and sun exposure.

Who is PMU for?

PMU is for everyone who wants to wake up beautiful; create a stunning, hassle-free look that professionally enhances natural features and saves time.

What is PMU?

PMU is the gentle process of implanting colour into the skin's upper layer, the epidermis. PMU is most commonly used to enhance the eyes, eyebrows and lips.

What is the difference between permanent and semi permanent make-up?

There is no difference. PMU is often known as SMPU, derma pigmentation and micro pigmentation.

Do I need to top-up my PMU?

We recommend a top-up treatment after 1 month to enhance and prolong the desired effects. Over time you may wish to top-up again to boost your look.

What are the side effects?

Your aftercare plan will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. Common side effects include, redness, swelling, itching, peeling and blistering.

Is PMU safe?

Absolutely. Our treatments are carried out in a sterile environment, safe from cross-contamination and in accordance with UK regulations and guidelines. All clients are required to partake in skin allergy testing before any treatments. Medivine operates to the highest standards and uses Permablend Pigments.

Can PMU create bigger lips?

PMU is applied within the lip line to add colour and enhance your look. Our professional practitioners will help you choose a shade and style that’s right for you.

What is the difference between PMU and tattoos?

PMU is applied to the upper layer of the skin to create a natural look. Once applied to the epidermis, PMU will naturally fade over time. Tattoos are created by applying pigment further into the skin’s dermis layers and will only fade slightly, but not entirely.

Can I walk in for a treatment?

For all treatments a consultation and skin allergy test is required. Once we have completed your consultation we will be happy to arrange your appointment.

How is PMU performed?

Your chosen pigment is accurately applied through fine needles into the epidermis, using various machines depending on your treatment. Our most commonly used machines are hand tools and digital machines.

How long does the treatment take?

Please allow 2 to 2.5 hours for each treatment.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a form of PMU, especially formulated for the brows. It is carried out using a hand tool to create natural, fine hair strokes.

What if I don’t like my PMU?

We work closely with our clients to prepare and carefully plan your perfect look. Whether it’s permanent brows or lips, we’ll work with you to turn your dream into reality. Our professional team will help you choose a shade, shape and style that’s as individual as you.

Can I remove my PMU or tattoo?

Yes - we have tattoo lightning solutions for both PMU and tattoos.

What will I look like immediately after my PMU treatment?

During the following 24 hours you may experience some swelling and/or redness in the treated area. For the following 4 to 10 days the PMU colour will be around 40% darker than the look you will achieve.

Can I wax or pluck my eyebrows prior to treatment?

No, waxing or plucking may lead to irritation or infection.

Can I have PMU alongside Botox or fillers?

We highly recommend having your PMU treatment before any Botox or fillers. Alternatively we advise you to wait 6 weeks before having any PMU treatments.

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