TreatNow’s Treatment of the Week: Semi Permanent Makeup

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With many of us now living life in the fast lane, it means that we are always on the hunt for savvy time-saving techniques to incorporate into our daily beauty regime. Semi Permanent Makeup is an increasingly popular long-term investment and answer to achieving perfect makeup daily without sacrificing precious time. It might sound on the more extreme side of the treatment spectrum, but the treatment is gaining popularity and a place alongside more conventional salon treatments.


The procedure involved in Semi Permanent Makeup, or ‘micropigmentation’, is simple and effective. A fine needle is used to place a coloured pigment below the surface of the skin in the dermal layer. The procedure can be used to fill sparse brows and enhance the lips, eyes and eyelashes. Semi Permanent Makeup can also be used for areola reconstruction for those in recovery and wanting to create a natural appearance. It should be noted that both the needle and ink used is different to that in regular tattoo parlours so it need not be feared. The most commonly used pigment is natural iron oxide meaning that it is extremely safe and hypoallergenic. The pigment can last up to 3 years, however fading varies person to person and depends on things such as sun exposure and the choice of the pigment. Eyebrows in particular normally need topping up every year. The wide variety of pigments available for Semi Permanent Makeup means that it can be matched with your skin tone and natural hair colouring. What’s more, while customers may experience a prickling sensation, the procedure is not as invasive as regular tattooing and discomfort is minimal.


As mentioned before, one procedure of Semi Permanent Makeup can set you up with perfect brows, eyes and lips for years at a time which means that the time saving benefits are massive. Your makeup will look fresh all day long and no touch ups will be required. Not only this, but Semi Permanent Makeup means that those who haven’t quite mastered the art of applying neat eyeliner or evenly shaping their brows no longer have to fight the daily struggle. Customers may opt for Semi Permanent Makeup if they are allergic to everyday cosmetic products or if a loss of hair has occurred through over plucking or illness. Finally, Semi Permanent Makeup requires no recovery time and you can get on with your day upon leaving the salon. It should be noted that the pigment will be darker at first and a slight crust will form but this will heal within a few days.


The growing demand for Semi Permanent Makeup means that it is becoming more widely available in salons and clinics. The celebrity favourite Tracie Giles salon is located in Knightsbridge and offers bespoke Semi Permanent Makeup services including a 3D Hair by Hair Brows treatment for your brows which has become hugely popular with the TOWIE cast. A range of Semi Permanent Makeup treatments are also offered at Debra Robson LDN where you can choose from a wide variety of shapes and colours in order to achieve the brows best suited for your face shape. Hailed ‘the queen of semi permanent makeup’, Debrah’s clinic is located on the prestigious Harley Street. The Aurora Centre of Excellence in Kensington prides itself on having built a team of experts that can provide you with the very best in Semi Permanent Makeup whether you require fuller brows, lined lips and eyes or areola reconstruction.

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