Trendco's Semi Permanent Make-Up Expert
Nicole trained primarily as a make-up artist before moving into the world of Alternative Hair. Nicole received her Diploma in Excellence in micropigmentation from the well renowned Finishing Touches LTD. Nicole works at Trendco London and has worked for the established charity My New Hair.
Nicole is trained in:
- Semi-Permanent Make-Up (Eyelash enhancement/Basic Eyeliner/Lip Liner/Lip Blush/Full Lip Colour/Hair Stroke Eyebrow/Block Eyebrow/Powder Eyebrow)
- 3D Areola Reshaping and Pigmentation
- 3D Nipple Post Breast Reconstruction
- Burns, Scars and Stretch Marks Natural Relaxation
- Shallow and Mosaic Pigment Camouflage
What is Semi-Permanent Make-Up?
Semi-Permanent make-up, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing is an innovative method of inserting small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin using a very thin needle making incredibly fine and accurate strokes in order to enhance or recreate features. It is used to create the perfect eyebrow shape, eyeliner for extra definition, lip liner to define shape and full lip colour which can enhance the appearance of fuller lips.
Who can have the Semi-Permanent procedure?
Procedures are suitable for all clients, whether you want to enhance your eyebrows, alter the shape, define your eyes or for someone with hair loss due to medical conditions such as Alopecia. It is also a great solution for people with over plucked or thinning eyebrows who has little time to apply make-up.
If you are going through Chemotherapy and/or Radiotherapy treatments, please check with your GP first.
Semi-Permanent Make-Up benefits
- Individual eyebrow hairs can be imitated by using a fine needle hair stroke technique to enhance eyebrows. By adding eyeliner to the eye lids, it gives the illusion of thicker eyelashes and also adds definition to them. Lip Liner is perfect to define the lip shape and by adding full colour to enhance fuller looking lips whilst having a "lipstick" that lasts all day and every day without having to top up.
- All ages, sex and ethnicity can benefit from the application of the procedures whilst enjoying beautiful refined features.
- It is smudge free and waterproof.
- It can create a natural look without the need to use conventional make-up.
- It saves time by not having to apply make-up such as eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, lip liner or lipstick.
- It is long lasting as it can last as long as 2 or 3 years*
How long does it last?
Semi-Permanent Make-Up can last up to 2 or 3 years however to keep the results looking at their best, it is recommended that you undergo a top-up treatment every 12 months or so depending on your skin type, age, health, facial products used, environmental and individual factors (such as exposure to the sun) to keep the look fresh and complete.
What is Medical Tattooing?
Medical tattooing is an innovative kind of cosmetic tattooing and may improve the appearance of individuals with medically-related physical imperfections. The process for medical tattooing is similar to permanent cosmetics, although the treatment techniques used may vary due to medical considerations. There are a wide variety of medical tattooing available however it requires advanced education, training and experience to offer these different treatments.
3D Nipple Post Breast Reconstruction and 3D Areola Reshaping and Pigmentation
The nipple and areola form a key role in the aesthetic look of the breast in both men and women. Often the areola fades or becomes discoloured over time, also surgical procedures such as a mastectomy or breast reduction have a significant impact on the areola area by altering the natural appearance of it. By using specific techniques on the reconstructed breast, it is possible to recreate a very realistic 3D nipple and areola area. Specific shading and highlighting techniques are used to produce the perception of depth and detail.
Scars, Burns and Stretch Marks Relaxation and Improvement by MCA Techniques and Digital Skin Needling
Dry tattooing (also known as MCA Micro Needling) is an exciting alternative treatment that works directly on damaged skin, relaxing and smoothing scars and can also reduce stretch marks.
Any micro needling treatment use a digital tattoo machine which is a very quick and precise process. No pigment is tattooed into the skin, however pigmentation begins to normalise as a result. Dry tattooing can firm stretch marks by making the skin tighter. It will also bring new life to damaged tissue and with some sunlight will allow natural pigmentation to return. Scars are smoothed and their pigmentation returns over time.
Scar and Burns Camouflage Coloration
Damaged skin from cuts, burns or punctures form scar tissue which is thicker than normal skin, more distinct and turns white once healed. Camouflage coloration involves re-pigmenting the scar tissue with a natural colour, similar to the rest of the skin surrounding it, to easily blend in. The process can involve micropigmentation which divides the scar tissue and the use of specific colour blends to carefully match each individual’s natural skin tone.
Shallow and Mosaic Pigment Camouflage
Shallow and mosaic pigment camouflage treatments are carried out on areas of the skin that have experienced pigmentation loss. The process of micropigmentation is where pigments are implanted into the skin. The shallow and mosaic effect gives the tattoo a very natural appearance.
LD and Tram Scar Flattening and Pigmentation
TRAM flap surgery entails breast reconstruction from the lower abdominal skin. LD and TRAM scar flattening treatments can utilised medical tattooing to smooth the scars post breast reconstruction. Smoothing the scars assist in the natural restoration of the pigmentation. Additionally pigments are implanted into the skin to give it back a natural colour.
Skin Graft and Vitiligo Pigmentation
Vitiligo is a skin disorder characterises by the loss of skin colour on small or widespread areas of the body. The process of micro-pigmentation implants pigments into the skin by using a variety of techniques and pigments. Although it is challenging to perfectly match the natural skin colour to that of the surrounding region mosaic technique can be introduced to give natural variation in skin pigment and colouring.
All the above techniques are suitable for all skin-tones and ethnicities.