FAQs

for Semi Permanent Makeup

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost for a consultation?

From the 1st September 2016 scheduled 15 minute consultations (and 30-60 min appointments) require a booking fee which is deductible from the treatment cost. Free 5 minute consultations are possible but these are fitted around scheduled appointments and are for walk-in clients on an informal basis performed in LCAS’s waiting room. Please call LCAS reception on 04 375 2393 to arrange a suitable time.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary depending on the semi permanent makeup treatment. Our current Dubai price list can be found HERE. For enquiries please see our contact page HERE.

Who decides the shape and colour?

You do. There is a vast number of colours and we usually recommend a mixed bespoke colour to compliment your natural skin tone for all our semi permanent makeup treatments.

The shape is always drawn on for your approval prior to applying the semi permanent pigment colour.

Is Semi Permanent Makeup safe?

Yes. We follow the strictest standards of hygiene, health and safety to UK, Harley Street standards. We also helped develop local Dubai guidelines for Health and Safety for semi permanent makeup treatments in line with standards used on Harley Street, London.

Is the equipment used sterile and hygienic?

Yes. We only use pre-sterile, individually packed needles made in Germany. Each needle is used once and disposed of in a sharps box. The main unit and handpiece are covered using medical grade film that helps protect against microscopic blood spores and bacteria. The film is only used once and is disposed of after each client.

Is equipment up to current global standards?

Our micropigmentation machines are class 2A medical grade certified which is the highest available. In our opinion, it is the best and most comfortable machine on the market for all our specialist micropigmentation treatments including semi permanent makeup, medical micropigmentation and hair & scalp micropigmentation.

Is the treatment painful?

Some clients feel minor discomfort. Most women compare our eyebrow treatment to plucking eyebrows and feel a little uncomfortable. Many clients feel the years of looking great with perfect makeup and carefree results outweigh any momentary discomfort.

How long is a treatment?

Treatment appointments are 30 to 60 minutes. Consultations are 15 minutes. Skin Patch Tests are around 30 minutes.

A typical 60 minute treatment appointment consists of a 10 – 15 minute consultation, 30 – 45 minute procedure with 5 minute aftercare instruction.

Where are the procedures performed?

Treatments are performed at LCAS, the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in Healthcare City, Dubai. 4th Floor, Block E, Building 64, District 1 (behind Wafi). In the same building as Moorfields Eye Hospital. LCAS location can also be seen on our contacts page HERE.

Choosing the shape and look

We will discuss your requirements and advise on the correct shape. We then draw the shape on with an eyebrow pencil. Points to consider when choosing your eyebrow shape are:

  • choosing pigment colours to replicate individual hairs along the eyebrow – a great solution for sparse, over-plucked or missing brows (eyebrows)
  • defining an eyebrow shape with colour to create a stronger, thicker effect
  • lifting the brow using placement, shape and colour to give a refreshed appearance to the face

Treatment Sessions

Our costs include the required top-up sessions to achieve the best results. More than one treatment session is required to ensure the pigment adheres to your skin correctly and last for as long as possible. Treatment sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to fully heal.

Eyeliner, eyebrow and lip line treatments consist of 2 treatments, 1 initial and 1 top up 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.

Lip Blush and Full Lip Colour treatments consist of up to 3 treatments. The number of treatments required will be discussed at the first treatment appointment. The number of treatment sessions depends on several factors mainly your original lip skin colour and how the pigment implants. Treatment sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to fully heal.

Licence

We are specialist Micropigmentation experts to the Middle East. All our treatments including semi permanent makeup are fully and meet Dubai Municipality and Ministry of Health regulations. We adhere to the highest health, safety and hygiene standards.

Aftercare

Semi permanent makeup treatments cause irritation and swelling in the treatment area. In some cases there may also be redness, however, this will subside very quickly. Normal activities may resume immediately following the procedure. You will be given aftercare instructions at your treatment appointment.

Is Cheap the Best?

A warning about cheap treatments, “You get what you pay for” is a statement very well suited to semi permanent makeup. Cheaper treatments are often poorly done using cheaper machines and pigments usually associated with body art tattoos which often results in the horror stories we have heard about with eyebrows turning blue and green.

Cheaper Micropigmentation machines are not finely tuned and tear the skin causing unnecessary pain and discomfort. Cheaper systems may not be fitted with the necessary depth adjustment to implant pigments into the outer epidermis causing the pigment to be implanted deeper becoming permanent.

Before you know it the “great deal” has turned into a disaster requiring an extensive and expensive course of removals and cost to reapply. We say it is far easier to do your homework and research specialists to find the correct one to perform your treatment. For more information on our semi permanent makeup treatments, removals or corrections please email info@exclusiveaesthetic.com.



		

Who Benefits from Semi Permanent Makeup?

  • Anyone living in the Middle East who likes to wear makeup
  • Women who have little time for the daily ritual of applying make-up
  • Those who have difficulty applying make-up
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
  • Alopecia and Cancer patients
  • Contact lens wearers
  • Those active in sports
  • Ophthalmologists recommended eyeliner especially for women with chronic eye infections
  • Entertainers, actresses and models
  • Anyone who desires freedom from daily make-up applications
  • Anyone over 21 years of age.

Consultation and Appointments

Consultations and appointments require a booking fee to secure the appointment. The booking fee will be deducted from the treatment cost. Free consultations are available however these will be an informal 5 minute “walk-in” chat between scheduled appointments. Please call LCAS on 04 375 2393 for a suitable time.

When making an appointment we require your full name, email and mobile number. Your email is required to confirm your appointment and we will use your mobile number to send 2 reminder texts, 1 at 7 days prior and 1 at 1 day prior.

Please note, 7 days notice is required to cancel an appointment. Less than 7 days notice will result in the loss of the deposit payment. Of course, sometimes there are genuine reasons to cancel however when less than 7 days notice is given a refund is at our discretion.

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