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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Is Semi Permanent Makeup safe?

Yes. Here at Alivia K Wood, we follow the strictest standards of hygiene, health and safety guidelines. We only ever use sterile, individually packed needles and blades for all our permanent makeup treatments . A needle or blade are used once and are safely disposed of immediately in a sharps box. All our machines are covered using medical-grade film that helps prevent cross-contamination. All staff have a minimum level 2 qualification in Infection Prevention and also hold the required qualification needed to perform a permanent make up treatment. 

Q: Will I get to see the shape and colour before the treatment?

Yes, each client will have a comprehensive consultation before a Microblading or Micropigmentation treatment. Our consultations are an opportunity for us to listen to our clients wants and needs.  We always draw on the shape for your approval and swatch a range of pigment colours before applying the semi-permanent pigment colour.

Q: What if I don't know what I want or need?

Don't worry! That's why we are here. We are all hold the relevant permanent makeup qualifications and have a number of years experience in the beauty industry. Therefore, we our specially trained to be able to analyse the structure of your face, skin type and undertone and make professional recommendations in order to achieve the best Microblading or Micropigmentation treatment possible. Our artists will then draw on the shape during the consultation so you can approve exactly what you will be receiving. 

Q: How much does Microblading cost? Why are there different prices?

High quality permanent makeup tools, products and equipment are costly. Lower-cost treatments often use cheaper machines and pigments which may result in lower quality tools, products and equipment. Theses can lead to the permanent make up horror stories we have heard from people we know or have read online. 

Q: How long does semi-permanent makeup last?

The colour of semi-permanent varies in its longevity depending on various factors such skin type, health conditions and treatment technique. Typically, Microblading and Micropigmentation will last approximately a year on average in order to maintain your brow colour. Colour boost are recommended annually. 

Q: Does Microblading hurt?

A large majority of our client base report that both Microblading and Micropigmentation treatment as a pain-free process. Pigments are implanted into the skin with minimal trauma. Client's may find treatments uncomfortable around their menstrual cycle. 

Q: Is there any downtime after the treatment?

There is no need for any downtime after the treatment and you may wish to get back to work immediately after the treatment. Your skin may appear slightly red after the treatment which will decrease within 24 hours. Your makeup artist will fully advise you at your appointment about the aftercare, you will also be given a written copy. For best results, you will need to keep the area treated dry for about a week to 10 days post treatment. You'll be advised on how to clean your face and wash your hair during the first 7 days of the treatment to avoid getting the area wet.


Q: Do I need a 4-6 week top up?

Yes. The pigment will fade up to 70% after the initial treatment. For best results, its important to have a 4-6 week top up to ensure pigment retention. 

Q: What is the difference between Microblading and Ombre /powder brows (micropigmentation)? 

Microblading is a form of manual semi-permanent makeup manual tattooing. It is performed using, a manual handheld tool and a blade (also known as a microblade). The microblade is dipped into pigment and then placed onto the skin whereby the blade is used to create a shallow and fine hair-stroke like in incisions into the dermis layer of the skin. Micropigmentation of the lips, eyeline or brows (also known as shading, powder brows or ombre) on the other hand is performed using a cosmetic tattoo machine and a needle. Similar to Microblading, micropigmentation involves the incision of pigment, however this is done with the use of a machine operated needle. Unlike microblading where each individual hair is drawn onto the skin, Micropigmentation creates a make up look whereby the area treated appears as if makeup is covering the area. To see a visual comparison of the two permanent makeup techniques and for before and after images please see our 'Gallery'. 

Have a question we haven't answered? If you’d like more information, please get in touch using our contact us form, give us a call or contact us for an instant reply using our 'Let's Chat' service located at the bottom right hand corner of this page. 


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