“I Woke Up Like This” – In Praise Of Semi-Permanent Makeup

Popular with celebrities and sports lovers, semi-permanent makeup (sometimes known as permanent makeup or micropigmentation) is becoming much more common – and much more affordable. If you love the way makeup makes you look, but always seem too busy to apply it properly, this treatment is the ideal solution. You wake up already looking your best, and don’t even have to worry about taking it all off at the end of a long day. Semi-permanent makeup is also perfect for people with poor eyesight, or medical conditions that make applying makeup difficult, such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease.
How does it work?
The semi-permanent makeup process involves inserting small amounts of pigment into the upper layer of the skin. In other words, your makeup is basically tattooed on.  The most popular treatments are for eyes and lips, although it can also be used for scar camouflage, areola reconstruction and to disguise hair loss.
How long does the process take – and how long does it last?
Depending on the area in question, treatment usually consists of two to four applications, with a top-up every 18 months to keep the pigment looking fresh. Semi-permanent makeup can last for up to five years, but results do vary according to factors such as sun exposure.
Which areas can be treated?
The most common treatment areas are the eyes and lips, with semi-permanent eyebrows the most popular makeup procedure. Strong brows remain very much on-trend, and eyebrows really do frame the face. Unfortunately, brows can lose hair and shape due to age, illness or over-plucking, but happily semi-permanent makeup provides a long-lasting solution. At Courthouse Clinics we offer three different techniques (Natural Hair Stroke, Dusting and Block), for a customised eyebrow look. Another popular procedure is semi-permanent eyeliner, to further enhance and define eyes. There’s a choice of colours, and it can be applied through the top, bottom or both sets of lashes, to give either a strong or subtle effect. If you’re keen to perk up your pout, why not try semi-permanent lipliner and/or lipcolour? Whether you want to define or correct uneven lips, discreetly enhance your natural lip shade, or go bold with colour, there’s an option for everyone. In addition to cosmetic facial procedures, semi-permanent makeup can also be used to disguise scars and camouflage alopecia, male pattern baldness and other forms of hair loss. In short, semi-pigmentation is a versatile, cost-effective treatment that helps people look better for longer and save time. Call 0203 907 8828 for more info, or to book a consultation.