FAQ - Shusha Beauty

FAQ

Permanent Makeup can enhance your brows, eyes and lips with results that last, saving time on your daily beauty routine

Permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing involves the application of pigment into the skin. A professional artist should use specialist equipment and techniques to ensure that the experience is quieter, gentler and less invasive. Although the treatments use needles, these needles are smaller and do not penetrate the skin as deep as traditional tattooing.

Although permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing are a form of tattooing, the pain factor is considered to be less pronounced as these treatments are gentler and less invasive.

We use a digital machine for both Hair stroke and Ombre Techniques, using a number of needles to perfect the procedure. We are also use the Microblading technique for those with the right skin type. This is done by a hand held tool with a number of needles aligned into a fine blade.

Yes I have a range of colours from blondes to brunette, over 30 shades. I will choose a tone to suit your natural hair & skin.

Yes they do. Oily skin types must exfoliate well before an appointment. For best results please do this for up to 7 days prior. Oily skin types will soften the pigment in the skin more so than dryer skin types. Oily skin may require more frequent colour boosts as they are likely to fade quicker. Hairstrokes will hold much better and crisper in dry skin and are less likely to fade as quickly as someone with oily skin.

Please inform us if you are taking any medication, or have suffered from any illness or virus within the last 6 months. You cannot receive permanent cosmetics if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Please let us know if you have or are on any medication/ creams to treat acne in the last 6 months.

Yes, a follow up appointment is included up to 3 months after your initial appointment. Not everyone needs a follow up. After the 3 month period you will be charged as a Colour boost treatment.

Strictly no caffeine/ alcohol/ aspirins or any other form of pain killers 48 hours before your appointment. Please also inform us if you are taking any supplements, for example fish oil tablets, as these will affect how your treatment will heal.

Aftercare – For the first 7 days the brows need to be kept dry, which means no water, no creams or balms and no sweaty exercise. (Further aftercare info can be found at the ‘Aftercare’ tab at the bottom of the page)

You can wear mineral cosmetics (such as freshMinerals), immediately, however, you need to wait until the treatment area has healed before wearing traditional cosmetics. If applying traditional cosmetics elsewhere, ensure you don’t cover the treatment area, as this could lead to healing problems.

Permanent cosmetics are typically used to enhance your natural features, therefore after your treatment has healed, you can wear makeup to complement and enhance your permanent cosmetics.

This varies from person to person because skin type, diet, genetics and environmental factors can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained.

As a guide, it could be anything between one to five years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time. Once the colour starts to change you will know that you are ready for your refresher colour boost. It is important to remember that permanent make-up is a “low”, not a “no” maintenance treatment.

Treatment times vary depending on how advanced or detailed the required result is. Although some treatments may take as little as 1 hour, you should set aside 2-3 hours for your appointment.

Everyone is different, but as a general rule the surface skin generally heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface. Many people will return to work the same day after a treatment, however, we don’t advise driving after a eyeliner / lash enhancement, in case your eyes are a little swollen or watery immediately after the treatment.

Absolutely not. If you have natural brow hairs, your artist will work with what you have, subtly integrating their work to suit your natural brow style.

Brow and eye treatments tend to look darker in colour immediately after the appointment, while lip colours can look more intense. This softens in a few days. Lips are likely to have some residual swelling and can chap. There may be some slight swelling after eyeliner treatments but this is usually limited.

The Shop is on 33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, next to the old Hugo’s and behind Café Uliveto. Parking can be found on the street and in a multi-story car park on Bayswater road just next door, but please give yourself 15 minutes to find a space as it can be busy. Alternatively, you can catch the train to Kings Cross as we are 2-minute walk from the station.