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Semi Permanent Make up

The London Cosmetic, Knightsbridge Laser Clinic is happy to introduce Cosmedic® and Medical Micro-pigmentation at our premises in Central London.

The development of micro-pigmentation has grown tremendously and has become a preferred treatment in the cosmetic and beauty industry.

Individual and customised applications are designed for every patient and the results are a convenient ‘quick fix’ with long lasting results, appropriate for today’s busy life styles.

Semi-permanent cosmetic enhancement is a revolutionary beauty treatment used to define eyes, brows and lips to give a soft, natural finish that imitates perfectly applied make-up. There are various techniques and brow enhancing treatments available. Many are very similar and may be referred to by different names e.g microblading; semi-permanent make-up; micro pigmentation; pmu etc

Natural looking pigment, especially developed for cosmetic and medical purposes, are deposited by a single needle below the epidermal/dermal junction of the skin. This is managed with a hand-held machine, much like a tattoo pen to achieve realistic hair strokes or misty finishes for the eyebrows and defined, blushed lips that can last for 12-18 months.

The micropigmentationmechanical microblading; semi-permanent make-up  are much more superficial treatments than the more permanent tattooing. The pigment is deposited into the border between the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and the dermis (middle layer of the skin).  For this reason, pigment may migrate to the surface and exfoliate away requiring either a top up session or a colour boost when needed.

Micro pigmentation. semi-permanent make-up or mechanical microblading  also make use of much more natural shades of colour. The natural pigments used do not easily change colour in the skin, like the permanent tattooing, and the colours tend to fade into lighter shades of the original colour or fade away completely. This prevents the oxidation process of inks causing them to turn blue or red with time.

The micro-pigmentation, mechanical microblading; semi-permanent make-up methods are extremely popular amongst our male and female patients. This is due to the natural brow enhancements created and the low risk associated with this treatment. The pigments fade or fade away between 12-18 months and there are various factors associated with the length of retention of the colour, but generally most patients tend to come back for a colour boost at these times.

We believe in working with your natural features to create a long lasting look that enhances your natural beauty.

General Pre Advice

  • Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, you are advised not to make social plans on the day of your enhancement.
  • If applicable please wear your normal make-up to your enhancement appointment.
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 2 days prior to your enhancement.
  • Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
  • Keep alcohol intake to a minimum 2 days prior to your enhancement.
  • Do not use 1% Retin A skincare products close to the area to be treated for 6 weeks prior your procedure.
  • Do not use AHA skincare products close to the area to be treated for 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Avoid professional chemical peels close to the procedure site for 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Please be aware that the National Blood Service does not accept donations of blood for 4 months after micro-pigmentation.

Eyebrow Enhancement

  • Waxing and threading treatments should be performed no less than 1 week prior to your procedure.
  • IPL laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Eyebrow tinting should be performed no less than 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Eyebrow hair stimulating products should not be used for 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Muscle relaxant treatments in the brow region should be performed no less than 2 weeks pre procedure.

Lip Enhancement

  • If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) and are scheduling a lip enhancement we advise you to use anti-herpes medication for example Zovirax ointment that can be obtained from a chemist. Use the preparation 1-week prior and 1-week after your enhancement 5 times a day to reduce the incidence of outbreak by 50%. Oral anti-herpes medication (available on prescription) will control the incidence of an outbreak more or less completely. Micro-pigmentation does not cause cold sores, however if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the nervous system and can be aroused by the infusion process.
  • IPL laser hair removal around the mouth should be carried out no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Waxing and bleaching treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Dermal fillers in the lip should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.

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THE TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

2 hours

Duration

30 min

Anesthetic

1 week

Down Time

2 weeks

Time to See Results

15-18 months

Treatment Lasts

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