PMU Treatment FAQs

Although pigment molecules stay in the skin indefinitely, the colour will remain visible for 1-5 years. After this time, colour will gradually start to fade. Colour retention varies from person to person. This can depend on your age, skin type, colour choice and lifestyle. A colour boost is recommended every 18- 24 months. Please note there is no guarantee pigments will completely disappear over time.

Everyone tolerates pain at different levels, but with advanced new equipment and techniques, discomfort will be minimal. We will ensure you remain comfortable at all times.

You can purchase a topical numbing cream from the pharmacy if you are worried, but this isn’t usually necessary.

Please allow 2.5-3 hours for new treatments and please allow 1.5-2 hours for a retouch. Scalp Micropigmentation appointments will vary.

We ask for your medical history to check for any reasons why you may not be suited to permanent makeup. But don’t worry, most people can however of course your health comes first!

Generally any conditions you have that affect the function of the heart, blood or immune system will need pre authorisation from your doctors before treatment takes place. This also applies to medical skincare or steroid use.

Immediately after the treatment, the area may appear swollen and the colour will appear darker and more intense. This will last for several days, swelling should subside within a few hours. Complete healing can take up to 6 weeks for the pigment to mature in the skin and the true colour to emerge. It’s important you follow the aftercare advice given to ensure maximum results.

Laser Treatment FAQs

With Laser Services, certain machines are better suited to different skin types and can be effective at tattoo removal or skin rejuvenation etc. I am happy to send you out what is known as a Fitzpatrick scale questionnaire to help determine suitability for the treatment.

When higher amounts of melanin are present in the skin this can cause the laser to be attracted to this as well as any ink which can then lead on to hyper/hypopigmentation of the area. Sometimes this is temporary but sometimes it can remain. My machine in the Clinic unfortunately is currently only safe to treat clients who fall between a Fitzpatrick score of 1-3 due to the pulse length. This will be something i hope to broaden in the future. Any questions please do get in touch, and i can help you further.

Yes, all laser services require a patch test.

There will always be risks associated with Laser. Most clients notice the hairs lose colour and tend to go lighter. But that colour normally returns after a few weeks.

Laser is not a pain free treatment but it is a fast treatment, it is tolerable.

Yes, all laser services require a patch test.

Laser treatments on clients with melanin rich skin is to be carried out by a specialist machine and technician. At the Quaye Clinic we are able to treat clients up to a Fitzpatrick 1-3. For help with your Fitzpatrick scale there are many examples available online or we can help you with a quick quiz.