semi-permanent make-up treatments at Beauty Within Killorglin

Permanent make-up is a revolutionary method of applying natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. Also known as micro-pigmentation, semi-permanent make-up, cosmetic tattooing and permanent make-up enhancements.

Treatments available

3D Eyebrow Embroidery

Hairstrokes are strategically placed in the epidermal layer of the skin. Most natural look.


Powder Brow

For a more filled in and more dramatic look.



Can be applied to top and bottom lashes. It opens the eyes and makes them appear larger, it gives the impression of wearing mascara at all times.



The primary purpose of this procedure is to correct the tone and enhance the shape of the lips. Permanent make-up is an excellent way of enhancing the shape and tone of the lips and also prevents lipstick from bleeding. Lip liner in any shade can make the lips appear larger, fuller and more youthful.


Treatment Procedure (Step 1- approx 1½ hours)

Before Treatment

A full in depth consultation is carried out to understand your skin suitability and realistic expectations of permanent make-up (Not everyone is suitable for the procedure).

All colours and shapes are customized to each person, the shape of the brow will be drawn on first so there are no surprises. A consent form will be filled out to ensure we have all the medical information necessary for the procedure. A photo will be taken before and topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to start your numbing process so you will be comfortable during the procedure.

During Treatment

A topical anaesthetic will be re-applied during procedure keeping you comfortable. A manual hand instrument with varying amount of needles (depending on the area being worked on) will be used to implant the dermatologically tested and state of the art pigments into the skin(body art inks are not suitable).

After Treatment

When the treatment is finished some after care cream will be applied. You will be advised on after care and will be given an after care leaflet. The treatment area may feel sensitive. With eye liner or lip.

When the treatment is finished some after care cream will be applied. You will be advised on aftercare and will be given an aftercare leaflet. The treatment area may feel sensitive. With eye liner or lip treatments, you may have some swelling which should settle down within a few hours.

Follow Up Treatment (Step 2- approx 40 mins)

You will be booked in for your follow up treatment to complete the final adjustments. Your skin needs time to regenerate after the application so your follow-up appointment can be any time, 4-6 weeks from your initial treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does permanent make up last?

Some therapists will quote 2-5 years, the truth is, every individual is different. In order to keep a fresh look a ‘touch up’ is advised every 18-24 months. More frequent ‘touch ups’ may be required where the client chooses a lighter shade.

Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

Technically permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the colour is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur requiring periodic ‘touch ups’.

Does it hurt?

Not usually. However, everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anaesthetics are applied during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort.

Will I be able to go out after the procedure without people noticing?

After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense. This will last for a few days until the area exfoliates and the true colour emerges. Generally, only the client will notice the change. Other people may notice that “something” is different, but they are unlikely to identify the source of the difference.

How long does the treatment take?

Procedure will take at least 1½ hours and this includes your consultation. Permanent make-up is a 2 step process:
Step 1 – The procedure explained overleaf
Step 2 – Your follow up which is in 4-6 weeks after your initial procedure.

Who Benefits from Permanent Make-up?

Everyone from the young to the elderly who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance.

Men or women who are:

  • Physically Active – who want to look their best throughout activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.
  • Sensitive and Allergic – to make-up cannot wear other cosmetics.
  • Vision Impaired People – who have difficulty applying their cosmetics.
  • Alopecia – sufferers who have lost some or all of their facial hair, including eyebrows and/or eyelashes.
  • Chemotherapy – recipients with full or partial hair loss.
  • Vitiligo Sufferers – who may have areas of skin which have lost their pigment.
  • Motor Impaired – including arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup.

Men who want feature enhancement that looks natural and not “made up”.

Women who want to look their best all the time, even when they wake up or mothers and other busy professionals who do not have the time for conventional make-up.

Rhona Johnson, Permanent Makeup Artist

Rhona Johnson

Permanent Makeup Artist

Rhona delivers semi or permanent make-up treatments and is a top expert in her field.

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