Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.

Permanent makeup

This technique involves using permanent and decorative cosmetics. Permanent makeup is the creation of wash and wipe-proof eye lines, eyebrow extensions, lip lines and lip colours. As it takes a few years until it fades, it is advisable to go for a natural look and take time prior to the procedure to think about it. It is applied using very thin needles to the top derma layer of the skin only, unlike traditional tattoos, which penetrate the skin’s deeper layers.

Initially a detailed consultation is done. Before the treatment the beautician draws the shape of the permanent makeup. During a local anaesthetic, the pigments are inserted through an ultra thin, sterile, disposable needle. Through the needle mineral and synthetic colour pigments are injected into the top surface of the skin above the small blood vessels. The pigments are then tested in a laboratory prior to the treatment to avoid any allergies. Two to three weeks later you are given a follow up appointment. Any corrections are then made if the colour pigments are found to be irregular or any of the lines need to be corrected. Within the first or second week after the treatment, the skin may appear flushed and some mild swelling may occur. Visiting saunas, solariums or being exposed to direct sunlight should be avoided. The treated areas must be cared for with a special cream.