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Catrina Valentine is a fully qualified semi permanent makeup technician covering Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex & surrounding areas.

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“Results are really great, made my eyes stand out. Catrina made me feel at ease. I would certainly have my eyebrow procedure done again and would recommend Catrina to other people.”

Beverley Blenkins, Waterlooville, Hampshire

How safe is the procedure?

How long will the make up last?

How long do the treatments take?

Do I have a choice on placement and colour?

Do I have to wait for an allergy test?

Is the procedure painful?

Why is it necessary to have a second visit?

What will I look like after the procedure?

What is the healing period like?

Can I wear conventional make up over my semi permanent make up?

Will it affect an MRI scan?

Will I be able to have injectables and fillers?

Can I have facial Laser Treatment?

Why Catrina Valentine?

Safety is of the utmost importance and only the strictest hygiene

and sterilisation standards are followed. Vacuum packed ‘single use’ cartridges are used.

This varies with every client. Colour can last from 2 to 5 years dependent on factors such as age, skin type colour choice and lifestyle. The colour will gradually begin to fade over time, and it is suggested that clients who wish to maintain the colour intensity of the enhancement will return every 12 – 18 months for a ‘refresher’ treatment. This treatment will not be as lengthy as the initial procedure therefore the price will reflect this. Sun block can be used to prevent exposure to UV rays which may help increase the life span of the colour.

This varies according to, which procedure is being carried out. You should allow 2 to 3 hours for the initial procedure bearing in mind that the anaesthetic will take 45 to take effect and it takes time to discuss personal preferences and to create the shape and colour.

Most certainly! The client is in control every step of the way from desired shape to colour selection.

This is not essential but is always offered. You are given the choice to have the test or waiver it. If you proceed with the test, this would have to take place 24 hours prior to a treatment. Reactions are extremely rare and almost never occur but should you feel concerned and apprehensive, you can discuss this during your initial enquiry.

Every client has a different comfort level so the sensation is variable. This is also dependent on the procedure performed. Some clients feel very little but  conversely others do feel some discomfort in the form of a scratchy/prickly sensation. To minimise discomfort cream anaesthetics are applied before and during the procedure. 45 minutes should be allowed for the full benefit of the initial anaesthetic.

The initial treatment will not give you the entire desired result. The pigment is placed under the skin into the dermal layer, over a period of approximately 8 days it will migrate down into the epidermis and thus fade slightly. A layer of skin will heal over. On the second procedure when the pigment is once again placed into the dermal layer it will stay there and give you your final desired result.

Additionally, it is deemed best to err on the side of caution with both colour and volume. You can always add but you can never take away. Less is Best. On the second visit you can always go darker or thicker and it is at this stage that the shape and procedure is complete. Lip blush, full lips and heavy eyeliner may need subsequent work which would be chargeable.

Immediately after and for the first few days the colour will intensify and will appear darker and but will subsequently lighten and become softer. There will be a mild redness, and swelling may be apparent for the first couple of days, however, normal activity can be resumed immediately following the procedure.

On the second or third day following the procedure, a light crust will form which will feel dry to touch. During this time the pigment site may look darker than the colour you decided on. Over the next few days this crust will exfoliate and it is common for the colour to lighten by up to 35%.


Yes. Semi permanent cosmetics are designed to be an enhancement of your natural features, but once the procedure area has healed you can always add conventional make up for extra definition.

Not really, although you may feel a slight tingling sensation. It is recommended that you inform the specialist prior to a treatment that you have had micro pigmentation.

Yes, but it is recommended that you have these procedures either 6 weeks before or 6 weeks after the treatment.

Yes, but you must inform the specialist that you have had micro pigmentation and insist that he avoids the treated areas. If the Laser was applied on the treated area it would alter the colour.

Very simply. Catrina takes great care with every client and the quality of her work speaks for itself. Past clients are always available for advice and recommendations.