Most women wear makeup every day and spend almost an hour getting ready every morning, so it isn’t surprising that many are looking for ways to save time and effort, and a fantastic way of doing this is with semi-permanent makeup. At our Knightsbridge-based clinic we offer a range of long-lasting semi-permanent makeup treatments to help you look your best every day.

One of our popular treatments is our semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos. Using a very precise technique and high-quality pigments, we create the illusion of individual eyebrow hairs to add thickness, fill in gaps and add definition to the eyebrows. This gives great definition to your face without having to pencil your eyebrows and we carefully match the colour so that it looks natural.

We also offer semi-permanent lip liner which not only adds definition but can help make your lips appear fuller and make them look more even if you have a thinner or an uneven lip. Our semi-permanent lipstick gives the effect of colour and you can still wear makeup on top of it to change your look.

Semi-permanent makeup not only saves you time from your makeup routine, it can help to boost your confidence, make your features look more defined and symmetrical and can even help to hide small facial scars. If you are interested in our semi-permanent makeup treatments or would like to book your free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Why Choose Semi-Permanent Makeup?

Your eyebrows can transform the entire appearance of your face, highlighting the bone structure and enhancing other features. Not everybody has thick, lush eyebrows like Cara DeLevine due to over-plucking, hair loss or fair colourings so if you’re tired of pencilling your eyebrows every day, you can have micropigmentation treatment at the London Cosmetic Clinic to give you semi-permanent defined, attractive eyebrows.

Unlike the old method of tattooing eyebrows which left people with thick, edged brows, we use tiny amounts of pigment and work with your natural colourings and face shape to achieve a natural looking effect. Prior to your treatment we advise that you do not use eyebrow tints or hair stimulants for at least 4 weeks beforehand and avoid IPL hair removal or electrolysis in that area prior to the treatment. The procedure is quite similar to tattooing and can be uncomfortable so we apply a numbing gel before starting.

Straight after the treatment your eyebrows may look extremely dark but try not to be alarmed! As the skin recovers and the pigment settles the colour will appear around 30% to 70% lighter. You should be careful when cleaning your face after the treatment and don’t rub or pick at the area. Any redness or swelling will subside within 48 hours and you should make sure you use skin care with an SPF. If properly cared for, the final result will last for about 18 months but you can have a colour boosting session after a year.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about eyebrow micropigmentation or to book a free consultation.

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Transforming your Eyebrows with Micropigmentation

Summer is here and that means revealing clothes, sunny holidays and weddings so, understandably, you’re more likely to consider cosmetic treatments to ensure that you look good for special occasions and to boost your confidence. Most treatments require some recovery time for your skin afterwards and may take a few days to see results so you need to consider this when deciding what treatments to have done.

For example, many people choose to have Botox injections before weddings and other big celebrations to smooth out fine lines so that they look their best in photographs as well as injections for excess sweating so they do not ruin their outfits or makeup but you shouldn’t wait until the day before to get them done. Botox injections take 2-3 days to start to work and around 7-10 days to see the full effect so you need to plan ahead to make sure your skin looks fantastic for the big day. Likewise, semi-permanent makeup is great for holidays as you don’t have to worry about your makeup smudging in the hot weather or running in the pool as well as not having to pack as much makeup with you. It does however require a few days’ healing time as well as 1-2 weeks for the pigment to settle down to its final colour so shouldn’t be left to the last minute before you jet off!

As well as just timing your treatment so that you get the best final results in time for a special occasion, certain skin rejuvenation treatments such as IPL skin rejuvenation and chemical skin peels can leave the skin more vulnerable to UV damage whilst it recovers and heals itself. If you do go sunbathing or get too much sun exposure straight after a treatment it can make your tan come out patchy and give you uneven pigmentation. It is always recommended that you use a high SPF sunscreen after these kind of treatments and this is good practice to keep up after your skin has fully healed so that you don’t run the risk of prematurely aged skin.

When you have your consultation you should let your practitioner know if you are about to go on holiday or if you are having the treatment done in preparation for a special event so that they can advise you on scheduling it to get the best final results in time as well as your post-treatment care. Make this summer your most beautiful ever!

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What Treatments Can I Have During Summer?

Strong, defined eyebrows are a perfect way to define your face, highlight your eyes and enhance your facial bone structure. However, some women lack this definition as they’re fair haired, have previously over-plucked their eyebrows or have lost hairs due to illness, medication or age. Instead of spending time and effort using eyebrow pencils or powders every day, you can get long lasting definition with the use of semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos, also known as micro-pigmentation.

Using a tattooing technique, tiny amounts of pigment are deposited into the skin to either simulate the effect of hair strands or as a fine colour mist depending on your existing eyebrows, face shape and colourings and desired results. Before treatment, a numbing agent is applied to the area to minimise discomfort and you should avoid certain treatments such as eyebrow waxing, eyebrow tinting, muscle relaxant treatments and hair removal treatments in the weeks leading up to your eyebrow enhancement treatment.

Do not be alarmed if the colour appears to be very strong or dark after your eyebrow enhancement treatment; the colour will settle within a couple of weeks. It is advised that you apply a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly to aid the healing process and use a strong SPF as the skin around the area may be more prone to UV damage and over-exposure to the sun’s rays can break down the pigment. Any redness, itching or swelling should subside within 48 hours of the treatment and it is important that you do not scratch or pick at your eyebrows.

You can enjoy your new look for 3 to 4 years and then can decide whether or not to have a top-up treatment. Your eyebrows can instantly give you a striking, glamourous new look, boost your confidence and liberate you from applying makeup every day.

Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos

Semi-permanent makeup has been gaining more and more popularity in the past few years to help define and accentuate features, minimise the appearance of flaws and help to save time in people’s morning routines. There are various types of semi-permanent makeup that you can choose including semi-permanent lip blush which gives the appearance of wearing lipstick.

Semi-permanent lip liner has been around for a while and it is popular because it gives lips definition and can make them appear fuller but the advantage of lip blush is that it is an all-over colour so it gives the impression of more colourful, healthy lips whilst giving definition and shape. Semi-permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation, is applied by implanting pigment into the skin, much like having a tattoo but closer to the skin’s surface.

Before you have your treatment done, you can discuss the kind of result you are looking for with your practitioner who will go through various options and discuss what will suit you. Your lips are an extremely sensitive area, but a numbing agent will be applied, as with all semi-permanent makeup treatments. It is recommended that you wait at least two weeks before having semi-permanent lip blush applied if you have had IPL laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing, bleaching or dermal fillers on or around the area. If you suffer from cold sores, it is also recommended that you use an anti-herpes medication such as Zovirax for a week prior and a week after treatment. This is because the treatment, whilst not causing infections at all, can trigger outbreaks in people who are already prone to them.

Whilst your lips are healing, apply a very thin layer of Bepanthen or Vaseline every day and make sure you don’t scratch or pick at them. Your lips may look very dark to start with but the pigment will settle and become lighter. Remember to wear a lip balm with UV protection to stop the pigment from being broken down by the sun.

After time, micro-pigmentation will fade naturally and it should last between nine and eighteen months and then you can decide whether or not you want it retouched. Your lips will look fuller, more defined and more youthful looking without you having to apply makeup every day.

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Semi-Permanent Lip Blush- Adding Definition and Colour.