what is spmu

What is spmu? Semi Permanent Makeup is also called micropigmentation. It is a new breakthrough procedure that enhances the appearance of eyebrows, eyeliner, lips and scalp as well as camouflages scars and other skin discoloration. It is a form of light penetration that gives a natural looking cosmetic effect.

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Cream anaesthetics are used prior to procedures and then extremely tiny amounts of natural pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin. The result is a desired cosmetic effect, which will fade gradually over 2-3 years.

A “touch up” is recommended 1 month after your treatment to fix the initial application. A further touch up is required after 12 months to boost the colour and maintain a fresh appearance.
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Imagine not having to spend time each day wrestling with your makeup. No matter the occasion, you’ll always look your absolute best!

For perfect and long lasting results in semi permanent makeup treatments depend not only on quality of the product and skills of the technician but also on the pre and post procedure care.


Our semi permanent makeup specialist will explain to the client about the treatment and procedures offered at Oliyah Joseph Beauty & Training Centre. Together with the client a colour will be chosen, along with the design of the brows or lips. The client will be asked to sign an agreement, stating that they accept the colour and design that was offered by the specialist.
Cream anesthetic will be applied on the area where the treatment will take place to minimise any kind of discomfort. The client may choose to rest or even sleep during the procedure.
Recommendations before semi permanent makeup treatment: Do not take coffee, tea or energy drinks (beverages which are high in caffeine) before the treatment to prevent bleeding during the procedure. Women should not have treatment while on their menstrual cycle. Once these requirements have been explained the specialist will implement the chosen colour on the skin following the design agreed upon. It is important to know the appearance of the initial procedural area will appear darker at first. All permanent cosmetic procedures will initially appear somewhat darker than the subsequently healed version. The following explanation will provide the reason why this is so: To apply pigment in the upper dermis location of the skin, it is necessary to implant through the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. The epidermis layers of the skin collects, then exfoliates dead skin cells as new cells are produced. As the dead skin cells are exfoliated, tiny particles of pigment that are trapped in the epidermis are also discarded. When the total process is complete only the pigment in the dermis will remain. As a result, the density of the pigment is less and the appearance of the healed procedure naturally appears lighter. Also, these new skin cells cover the procedural area causing it to be less visible than when initially implanted.
50% of the final result will depend on post care of the client. Our semi permanent makeup specialist will explain to you about post care treatment and will supply you with a cream to be applied on the treated area to help speed up the healing process. Also note during the healing process a scab will develop on the treated area, which we advise you not to scratch off or pick at. Once the lymphatic scab comes off the pigment underneath might appear faint but the colour will return shortly after.
A ‘touch up’ procedure at Oliyah Joseph Beauty & Training Centre is already included in the price of the treatment. Touch ups must be done within the first two months of the treatment. Afterwards it will be chargeable, 30% of the cost of the treatment.The skin regeneration cycle is 28 to 30 days. Mature skin takes about 45 days. That is how long you must wait in order to have the next treatment on the same area. If the client is satisfied with the final result, on the next visit our specialist will decide if a touch up is needed.
Things NOT recommended after SPMU treatment:
  • Visiting a sauna or steam rooms before the scab comes off.
  • Contact with water inside 24 hours on the treated area.
  • Makeup application in areas of micropigmentation.
  • Peeling or scratching treated areas, or pulling the scab itself.
  • Having skin care treatment before healing process completed.
  • Sun bathing can cause loosening of the pigment.
Semi Permanent Makeup is not applicable for:
  • Pregnant women.
  • Inflammatory skin diseases, wounds and blisters.
  • People with infectious diseases.
  • People under the age of 18 years.
  • People on hormonal medication.
  • People under influence of alcohol.
  • People with diabetes.

People who meet the minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds will benefit from semi permanent makeup. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities or active people who want to look their best.