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Botox, fillers and semi permanent make up – The low down

On Tuesday, I had an interesting chat with a new client…

…She was interested to know about the affects of fillers and Botox on semi permanent make up.

I thought it made a great blog topic so here it is Kim, just for you and your friend who was asking… The low down on Botox, fillers and how these  treatments can work alongside semi permanent make up.

You might be surprised by the amount of people you know who secretly have this type of anti aging treatment, even in good old Hemel Hempstead where I run my clinic from.

But let me tell you, there are a huge amount of people now having a sneaky injection of Botox or a tiny touch of lip filler and you’d never know unless they told you.

It is possible to use both Botox and/or fillers alongside semi permanent make up treatments to achieve a very effective finished look but it is worth bearing a few things in mind.

Botox and Semi Permanent Make Up

It is generally a good idea to have your semi permanent make up applied before you have Botox for the first time. Or at the very least, wait until it requires topping up to have your SPMU treatment carried out.

The reason for this is that semi permanent make up pigments remain in the skin for far longer than any injectable anti-aging treatment.

If a technician carries out a SPMU treatment without being told that the client has had Botox, it can seriously affect the placement of the pigment. This could mean that as the Botox wears off, you are left with brows that are incorrectly placed or eyeliner that droops.

This is manageable if you keep having Botox top-ups, but if you become immune (which does occasionally happen) or simply choose to stop topping your Botox up, it can be a big problem.

The clinic in which I work also has a visiting aesthetic Doctor who is qualified to carry out various non surgical aesthetic procedures.

If you think you might want both semi permanent make up and Botox, we can work together to define a treatment plan for you to ensure you are able to have both, and achieve great results.

At the very least, you should always wait for 21 days either before or after having injectable anti-aging treatments to have a semi permanent makeup treatment carried out.

If you do choose to have both cosmetically enhanced eyebrows and Botox, ask your aesthetic Doctor or Botox nurse (props to the lovely Lucy – my own Botox angel!) about a non-surgical eyebrow lift.

Here, Botox is used to freeze the muscles in the forehead in a very precise way which lifts the brow.

The result is sometimes called ‘The Diablo Effect’ or, as I prefer to call my very own non surgical eyebrow treatment on my tattooed brows ‘The Jack Nicholson Eyebrow’!

I speak from experience when I say it is a highly effective way of expressing your dissatisfaction in a non-verbal way when your child spills their breakfast on the floor and you are due in the clinic in 20 minutes…!

Fillers and Semi Permanent Make Up

Fillers, such as Restylane are a fantastic anti-aging product. They generally contain hyaluronic acid, a substance which naturally occurs in our bodies.

Often it is used in the lip to create fullness and tackle asymmetry. Most of us have slightly uneven lips and this can become more prominent as we age.

While semi permanent lip liner and blush can deal with small imperfections, sometimes a little extra help is required to really smooth things out.

It is important to carry out semi permanent lip treatments on ‘virgin’ skin (or just before your top-up is due if you already have fillers) and then have the filler implanted afterwards to deal with any areas where it is not possible to improve with pigment.

Carried out together as part of a careful treatment plan, the results can be absolutely stunning.

So again, if you have lip filler and want a semi permanent make up treatment, its best to have the SPMU done first and the filler no less than 21 days afterwards.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that having SPMU on recently filled lips can make the treatment more painful which of course is something I like to avoid where possible!

One key thing to remember when it comes to fillers is that it is possible to correct misplacement with an enzyme injection which dissolves the hyaluronic acid over a day or two. So, if a mistake does occur, it can be reasonably simple, although still costly, to rectify.

This is less possible if SPMU is incorrectly applied over filled lips. Generally, as the filler dissolves and it becomes apparent that the lip liner or blush has been incorrectly placed, laser or Rejuvi removal will be required for correction.

So there you have it. The low down on Botox and fillers and how they can work alongside semi permanent make up to give you that youthful look desired by so many people.

And if you decide (like some of my clients do) that Botox isn’t for you, then you can always opt for a Meso Vytal treatment which plumps and smooths the skin beautifully.

It’s not as invasive as fillers or Botox if you don’t like the finished look, but still gives stunning results. Have a look at my special offer page for money off your next facial!

Semi Permanent Lip Liner in Hemel Hempstead

My Semi Permanent Lip Treatment – Part Two!

A few weeks ago I had my first semi permanent lip treatment…

…and reported back on the healing process.

I had my top up yesterday and I am so pleased with the results!

To record the event for ever-more, I made a little video for you to have a look at which contains some footage to the actual procedure.

Hope you enjoy it :)

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Semi permanent make up healed lip liner and blush

Semi Permanent Lip Liner – Smudge free lips… forever.

Semi permanent lip liner is certainly growing in popularity…

…and while it can be a good alternative to having fillers injected, it can also be a fantastic complimentary treatment.

Although many of the clients I see in the Hemel Hempstead based clinic I work from express an interest in having semi permanent lip liner applied, a much smaller proportion of them actually book the treatment when compared to semi permanent eyebrows.

Personally, I think this is because they assume it is going to be quite painful. Having had my own lips treated recently by my fellow SPMU technician Sophie D I can assure any nervous prospective clients that it really isn’t!

Semi permanent make up technicians are trained extensively in the use of topical anaesthetics to help minimise any discomfort and while the first pass of the needle can be a little uncomfortable, once the skin is broken and more of the good stuff is applied, the pain is quite literally non existent… And I am a MASSIVE wimp!

The second reason I believe clients hesitate is that they are worried they are going to be left with lips that are a single colour forever. Or that they won’t be able to change their lip colour depending on their mood.

This is simply not true. Your lips, like the rest of your skin, has its own natural colour and this influences how the pigment appears once it is cosmetically tattooed into the epidermis.

Even a semi permanent lip liner pigment which is a deep dark red in the bottle will fade by up to 50% as it heals. It will also appear almost opaque once it is healed under the top layer of skin.

While a semi permanent lip line will help to stop your traditional lipstick migrating, it is possible to cover it with a different shade which still gives you plenty of options. The over-all benefit of a semi permanent lip liner is that, as your lipstick wears off throughout the day, you will still be left with defined lips with a crisp, sharp line.

And of course, should you choose to not wear lipstick at all, the semi permanent make up pigment will ensure your lips still stand out beautifully.

You can have a look at my own semi permanent lip liner healing journey right here as I created a montage to share with prospective clients.

Semi Permanent Lip Liner in Hemel Hempstead

Finally, I wanted to address the different types of Semi Permanent make up which can be chosen. Generally, you have a choice of three types.

Lip Liner

We outline the lip completely with a strong line, a little like you would do yourself with a lip liner pencil. Imperfections in the lip line can be corrected and the cupids bow, sharply defined. Clients who opt for this treatment usually wear lipstick daily but have an uneven lip line meaning they are given freedom from carrying a lip pencil with them and re-applying often.

Lip Liner and Blush

We outline the lip as described above and blush the semi permanent pigment through the lip, about 3mm to 5mm towards the centre of the mouth depending on the clients natural lip fullness. This gives a softer result. A lip liner and blush is suitable to be worn without any other temporary colour on the lip.

Full Lip

The Lip is outlined as described above and the colour is impanted through the whole lip, well into the center of the mouth. Sometimes a small area right in the middle of the top and bottom lips is left without colour to give the illusion of fullness. A full lip semi permanent make up treatment is most requested by clients who have lost natural colour in their lip. For those people who swim or go to the gym often, this too can be the perfect choice.

I hope this blog has helped you decide whether a semi permanent lip liner treatment is right for you. I’ve added a little video clip of how the procedure is actually carried out for those people who like to research fully what is involved before committing to a treatment!

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