About permanent makeup

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is an increasingly popular treatment in beauty and in medicine. Women all over the world are choosing this procedure to enhance and compliment their features. Permanent makeup can visually diminish natural flaws such as asymmetrical features and discoloration. Permanent eyeliner or lip colour looks more natural than regular makeup. Medical cosmetic pigmentation can camouflage and disguise imperfections. This procedures such as areola pigmentation can be life changing such as areola re-pigmentation (after breast reconstruction) Areola procedures are FREE of charge in Elite Permanent Makeup Edinburgh.

Who benefits from permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup has incredibly wide range and can benefit most of us. Busy women in all walks of life are getting permanent makeup including many famous women, movie stars, athletes, politicians etc. Imagine how great it would be not to ever worry if your makeup will run or stain your clothes. However, as with medical procedures permanent makeup has its limitations and sometimes we are not able to perform the treatment. We will make sure this is all covered during first initial consultation.

How long does a procedure take?

Most procedures take around 3 hours to perform. We never want to rush this process, as the final outcome is extremely important to us and our clients. First of all, we want to make sure we create perfect shape before we start the procedure. Therefore, the time may vary from patient to patient depending on the difficulty of the treatment.

Is the procedure painful?

We will take every precaution to reduce discomfort, we will numb the area until you feel comfortable. We all have varying degrees of pain tolerance, so some of us may find it more painful than others. But when you see your new beautiful look, you will quickly forget about the discomfort.

How safe is the procedure?

This is something that is extremely important to us. Cleanliness and a sterile environment during permanent makeup application is a must. It not only protects our clients but also keeps us safe. Therefore, strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed and single use sterile needles are used with each application.

How fast will it heal?

Depending on the area of treatment, it will heal within 2 weeks. Straight after the procedure you may experience a little swelling but this should go down between a couple of hours to 2-3 days. Over the following 2 weeks you will have to make sure you follow our aftercare routine, as this will have a great impact on the final result of your treatment. It is natural for your permanent makeup to scab and shade, even fade. We can observe the final outcome of the procedure after the pigment has properly settled in to our skin. We recommend to book your retouch session after 4 weeks from the first procedure.

Important information before booking your treatment with us.


▪ You are not sick (cold, flu, etc.) and are not on any antibiotics
▪ You don’t have herpes (cold sores) on your lips/face
▪ Do not have issues with diabetes, thyroid (all of this kind of information must be provided before booking in your treatment)
▪ Do not drink any alcohol or take any medication/drugs the day before!
▪ Do not use sunbeds for 7 days before th ofe treatment
▪ Make sure that if you do take any sort of medicine, it does not cause any blood changes (paracetamol, Nurofen, aspirin )

❗If you are taking antidepressant medication please provide a doctor’s note stating that you are allowed to get permanent makeup done ❗

▪ Do not use any kind of conditioner for the eyebrows and eyelashes
▪ Do not get tinting or waxing done for at least 2 weeks before the treatment


▪ Pregnant or breastfeeding as there is a risk of infection which can be harmful to both mother and baby
▪ You have psoriasis (especially around the face)
▪ There is an inflammation around the face
▪ You have lash extensions (applies only in the case of PMU eyeliner)
▪ If you have viral infections or diseases
▪ Blood Clotting Disorders/Haemophilia
▪ If you are taking Accutane medication
▪ Medically diagnosed Keloid Scarring
▪ Hyperpigmentation
▪ Allergy for pigments

If you have had permanent make up done before, please let us know about it (send us a photo so that we can check if we can fix it) otherwise your deposit will be lost

▪ Once we set the date for your appointment, you will have up to 3 days to pay a deposit of £70

▪ Please put your name and surname in the title and send me a confirmation text as soon as you get it through.
▪ If you do not pay the deposit on time, you will lose your appointment.
▪ The deposit will be deducted from the total payment on the day of your appointment.
▪ If you do not attend the appointment, you will lose the deposit.
▪ If you really need to change your appointment, it must be cancelled within 48hrs of the start time.
▪ If you change your mind after you pay, you will also lose your deposit. Make sure to think about your decision.


▪ Leave your natural eyebrow hairs for 2 weeks before your appointment hair.
▪ It will help me see the natural line and direction of your hair when I’m drawing out your shape.
▪ The whole treatment procedure takes about 2hrs.


▪ The dosage depends on the individual customer’s needs.
▪ Lips are known to cause the most discomfort, but you must know that the less anaesthetic you use, the healthier and better it will be for you and your pigmentation.
▪ The pigments I am using are my absolute favourite, they are safe, natural and from the highest standard.


The result will always be different for every individual. It will depend on your skin type, health, hormones and many other different factors. Permanent makeup should last for up to 2 years.
▪ Caring about your skin’s help is very important if you want your permanent makeup to last.


▪ You should have a top-up appointment in 4-8 weeks after the initial pigmentation. We can then establish whether you need more colour, volume, etc..
▪ If you do not attend your top-up appointment, that will mean that your permanent make up is not finished.