Permanent Makeup in Billericay

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Who Am I

Andrea

Owner/Artist

Hi, I am Andrea, owner and artist at Brows by Andrea. I have a fully licensed and insured home based clinic in Billericay, Essex, offering various permanent Makeup treatments and removal.

Having had a successful career in the city, I stepped away to raise my son. My journey into Permanent Makeup  began when my son started secondary school.

I had my own brows Microbladed and could see the benefits of having them done. It saved me time and money and I didn’t have to worry about putting makeup on every morning which took time and effort.

I started in microbladinding and progressed onto machine PMU. I am fully qualified and constantly training in new treatments and different ways of implanting pigment ink. Continued training is so important. Permanent makeup (also known as PMU, SPMU, semi Permanent Makeup, microblading, micropigmentation, cosmetic tattooing) can help even up your brows, fill in sparse and non existent brows, enhance eyes and give the effect of fuller more sumptuous lips.

I love working with people and to give my clients confidence and make them feel beautiful, whilst doing what I love, is just amazing!

Thank you for visiting my website

Andrea

Permanent Make Up Services

Permanent Brows

  • Microblading
  • Powder/ombré
  • Combination

Permanent Lips

  • Lip Blush
  • Full Lips
  • Lip Liner

Permanent Eyes

  • Lash Enhancement
  • Traditional Eyeliner
  • Bottom Liner

Removals

  • Suitable for all skin types and colours
  • Removes all colours of pigment
  • The kindest non-laser removal method

Benefits of Permanent Make Up

  • Benefits of Permanent Makeup
  • Reconstructs over plucked eyebrows
  • Redefines eyebrows after injury or surgery
  • Produces fuller/longer eyebrows
  • Camouflages scars and burns
  • Natural looking
  • Adds body and colour
  • Increases personal confidence
  • Saves time
  • Saves money
  • Relatively quick treatment
  • No smudging or smearing
  • Wake up with makeup
  • Makes lips look fuller
  • Accentuates the eyes
  • Redefines the lip line due to the ageing process
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A Collection of My Work

Here you can view some of my previous work. A more extensive gallery is available upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find a list of some of the questions from frequently asked by my clients

Are there are parking spaces available?

Yes you can park on my drive or on the road outside.

What happens in a consultation?

  • A full consultation is carried out before any tattoo procedure to ease any anxieties you may have.
  • I discuss what you wish to achieve including shape and colour. If you have a picture of your desired look please show me.
  • You can ask any and all questions you can think of and I will guide you with my advice and expertise.
  • All consultations are held via FaceTime or zoom.
  • Consultations are free.

Can I bring a chaperone?

Unfortunately not as this is ruled out by my insurance.
Your chaperone can of course wait in the car outside.

Do you offer brow removal?

Yes I offer a saline treatment to remove eyebrows. ‘Botched Ink’ can be used for removing microblading, Permanent Makeup and scalp pigmentation.

Do you offer colour correction?

If you require colour correction please contact me for a FaceTime consultation so that I can assess your needs.

Does permanent make up affect hair growth?

There is no evidence to state that permanent make up can affect hair growth, in fact it has been known to stimulate hair growth.

You will still need to pluck/thread/tweeze as you always have.

What is the difference between permanent make up and semipermanent make up?

There is no difference between them. It is described as semipermanent as natural pigments are used which may fade with time, but the pigment will remain permanently in the skin.

Is permanent make up the same as a tattoo?

No, a tattoo is permanent as it uses a different pigment ink which is inserted into a deeper level of the skin, whereas with permanent make up the product is designed to break down naturally over time.

Do I need a patch test?

Absolutely, although allergic reactions are rare, this is a medical procedure and I will not take chances. The patch test takes seconds and should be carried out at least 48 hours before the procedure.

Please note that without a patch test I cannot perform Permanent Makeup on you.

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a manual method used to deposit small amounts of pigment ink in the superficial layer of the skin. It mimics natural hair strokes and gives definition, enhances fullness and changes the overall appearance of your brows.

Can I wear make-up after the procedure?

Keeping the area free from bacteria is vital to prevent an infection. Cosmetics should not be used on or around the treated area until it is closed and fully healed.

Am I ready for an annual colour boost?

When you start applying colour with pencil or lipstick to your existing Permanent Makeup it is probably time for your colour boost. I recommend an annual colour boost to keep the area looking fresh and on point.

Is a 6 week top up necessary?

Yes, certain areas may not pick up pigment ink during the initial process and will need to be filled again. More strokes can be added to give a fuller, thicker brow.

This is a 2 step process and until you have had your top up, your procedure is not deemed finished.

Does it hurt?

Although numbing cream is used to minimise pain, each person’s pain threshold is different. Some have slight discomfort whilst others feel absolutely nothing.

Which technician should I choose?

Choose a technician carefully by considering training and experience. Check that they are registered with a local council and are insured. Ask to see certificates and ‘before and after’ pictures. Are they answering your questions adequately and are you satisfied with the answers. Have they offered you a consultation and patch test.

Do not choose a technician just because they are cheap, there is usually a reason why they are cheap. This is your face!

If you have any red flags then the technician is not for you.

Do you remove my brow hair?

I tidy around the area but work with as much of your natural hair as possible.

Is it safe?

  • It is very safe if aftercare is followed properly.
  • I regard hygiene and safety as extremely important.
  • All my needles are new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles will be opened in your presence.
  • All sharps are disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.
  • PPE is used for one client only and changed during the procedure as needed. Disposable one time use chair and bed covers for each client are used. The treatment room is cleaned and sanitised after every client.
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Healing Process

First 10 days:

  • Avoid sweating, sweat may expel pigment from the dermis
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach so your face won’t touch the pillow
  • Keep your hair pulled back
  • Don’t use make up or skincare products
  • Don’t do any type of hair removal

Other Instructions:

  • Keep the area dry for the first 6 hours. Take a clean tissue and gently dab the brows every 30 minutes to get rid of any lymphatic build up (clear/sticky fluid)
  • You may have swelling or blanching in the brow area and this is totally normal and will subside.
  • After 6 hours gently wash the brows with a gentle non perfumed soap and pat dry.
    When brows are completely dry, apply the aftercare ointment twice a day with clean hands or a Q-Tip. Do not stand facing the showerhead during the healing process.
  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let it heal naturally, otherwise, there might be scarring or pigment loss.
  • No facials, chemical peels for 1 month.
  • Avoid sweating, saunas, pools or steam rooms for at least 3 weeks.
  • If you are concerned or think you may have an infection please contact me immediately.
  • Failure to follow After-care instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discolouration.
  • Apply aftercare ointment up to 3 times a day with clean hands.
  • Your lips will be swollen overnight, sometimes for 48 hours. The fuller your lips naturally, the more evident this will be.
  • For the first 2 days, use a straw when drinking liquids
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid hot and spicy food
  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let it heal naturally, otherwise, There might be scarring or pigment loss.
  • During the peeling process it may look like there is not much colour there. Colour is more apparent by the second week.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks.
  • No soap, cleanser or shampoo on the treated area for 7 days. Soap and cleansers are designed to remove any foreign substances.
  • No make up, skincare products or wetting the area for two weeks. You can resume your make up routine after this period.
  • Avoid saunas, pools, steam rooms for at least 3 weeks.
  • When brushing teeth for the first 3 days, coat lips with a lot of ointment before brushing and using minimal amount of toothpaste.
  • If you are concerned or think you may have an infection please contact me immediately.
  • Failure to follow after-care instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discolouration.
  • Apply ointment to the treated area twice a day for 1 week. No eye make up, eyelash extensions, strip lashes or wetting the area for 1 week. You can resume your make up routine after this period.
  • Do not dye, perm, or use eyelash curlers for 2 weeks.
    Any tools touching the treated area must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected first.
  • Sleep elevated for the first night to combat swelling.
  • You can ice the treated area at home by placing ice cubes in a clean bag or paper towel and ice for a few minutes. Do not place ice directly on the skin.
  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hours after.
  • Have sunglasses available. Eyes might be still light sensitive afterwards. The sunglasses are also handy for hiding puffy eyes.
  • Permanent make up will appear extremely intense and thick immediately after the procedure.
  • If you are concerned or think you may have an infection please contact me immediately.
  • Failure to follow after-care instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discolouration.

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