If you are new to semi-permanent cosmetics, London’s leading practitioner Renée will take you through some of the questions she is frequently asked.
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What Is Semi-Permanent Make-up and is it safe?

Semi-permanent make-up is a cutting edge beauty treatment which employs the latest techniques to achieve lasting colour or definition for eyebrows, lashes, lips or the eyeline.

The treatment which is technically known as Micropigmentation, is a process of pigment implantation which produces flawless makeup that will last between 1 and 3 years.

The procedure is both safe and medically approved when carried out by a competent technician. The products used at The Dermatography Clinic have a history of long-term use and to date there have been no recorded cases of allergic reactions due to applied pigments. Our products are of the highest quality and were developed in Europe by the leading manufacturers of Digital Machines and Semi-permanent Make-up consumables.

Before working with real clients, Micropigmentataion specialists like Rene’e undertake rigorous training in all aspects of the preparation and application of semi-permanent make-up. London women of all ages are already benefitting from her professional approach and skillful touch!


What treatments are available?

  • Subtle Lashline Enhancement
  • Eyeliner Enhancement
  • Eyeliner Flicks
  • Natural Hair-stroke Eyebrows
  • Lip-liner Definition
  • Lip-liner and Shading
  • Full Lip Colour
  • Natural Full Lip Colour Blush
  • Beauty Mark
  • Nipple Tattooing
  • Scalp Pigmentation
  • Scar Camouflage

Is it expensive?

Not if you look at the long-term cost and effects. It costs more than a year’s cosmetics bill, but is little compared to two or three years of daily make-up expenses. It doesn’t run or wash off and most of all it’s a great time-saver. It’s worth every penny to make the most of your natural beauty. It really is what we’ve all been waiting for.

What are the Benefits?

  • Totally waterproof make-up
  • No more make-up in your handbag
  • No more smudging or running make-up come rain or shine
  • No need to wake up early to apply make-up
  • No need to touch up several times a day
  • Enhance your features and look your best at all times
  • Long lasting beauty treatment lasting 1 to 3 years, sometimes more

Who is the treatment suitable for?


  • Anyone who wants to look their best
  • Image conscious individuals
  • Those with little time
  • Anyone with allergies to conventional make-up
  • People with unsteady hands or those with poor eyesight
  • Anyone with scalp hair loss or thinning and loss of the eyebrows
  • Men and women over 18 years of age

Why Choose The Dermatography Clinic


As one of London’s leading semi-permanent make-up practices, The Dermatography Clinic offers a welcoming environment along with extremely strict hygiene standards. Our number one priority is to make our customers feel comfortable and totally at ease during the time they spend with us.

Our expert permanent makeup artist Rene’e has learned from the best in the industry. The intensive training which she has undertaken with leading industry body Smudge-Free is your guarantee that only the latest techniques and equipment will be used. You can rest assured that your treatment will be highly professional and completely safe.
Rene’e uses the most sophisticated and technologically advanced system in the world to achieve excellent results. We only use disposable cartridge systems which are opened in front of each and every client and our pigments are the purest available, carrying a certificate to verify hygiene and pharmaceutical grade.


How is it done?

FAQ-pigmentSemi-Permanent Cosmetics, also known as Permanent Make-up, Derma Graphics or Cosmetic Tattooing, is a procedure whereby minute particles of natural and synthetic iron oxide colour pigments are implanted a little more than 1mm below the skin’s surface using a hand-piece which holds a sterile needle or needle grouping.

How will it look when it’s finished?

treatmentAfter the semi-permanent cosmetics have been applied, the treated area may look a little darker than desired but this will soften by up to 30% during the healing process. The healing process will generally take between 5 and 10 days depending on the individual’s unique recovery rate and how closely the ‘post-procedure’ care instructions are adhered to.

What about recovery time?

With The Dermatography Clinic treatments there is rarely any swelling and if there is it is minimal. Because the needles we use in the application of our semi-permanent cosmetics are so fine and are made using the latest technology in laser-cutting techniques, trauma is greatly reduced and no scarring will occur unlike with a lot of inferior products still in use today.

Our products are hypoallergenic, so allergy risks are reduced even further. However in the unlikely event that you do experience some swelling, ice packs can be used for short periods to reduce this and it should not last for more than a day or so. You can continue with your schedule as you normally would with no down-time.


Is the procedure painful?

is-it-painfulTo greatly reduce any discomfort, we numb the procedure location with very effective topical anaesthetic before the semi-permanent cosmetic treatment begins. Most people will feel nothing at all, while a few feel a slight, prickly sensation. Also, the needles we use are so fine that trauma is kept to an absolute minimum and there is no bleeding.

Is there a risk of infection?

At all times, we adhere to the strictest hygiene and sanitation procedures. We only use sterile, disposable needles, which are opened in front of each client, and are used for your complete safety.

After care

In the initial two weeks after treatment, care should be taken not to expose the treated areas to strong UVA rays, chlorine, salts and saunas, as these will reduce the life of your treatment.

As an ongoing precaution we would recommend a total sun block on the treated areas when going on sunning holidays and when using artificial tanning aids since the UVA will eventually bleach out the pigment. To keep your semi-permanent cosmetics in tip-top condition with true colour retention we would recommend a colour booster every year to 18 months.


What is the healing period like?

On the second day after a procedure is performed, a light dryness will form which is only dry to the touch which will fall off in a few days. During this time the pigmented area will look a little darker than your desired shade. However, after the dryness flakes off, the colour will lighten by up to 30%.

Will a retouch be required?

A retouch is not always required.  In the unlikely event the result still remains too soft after 4 weeks, then a second visit may be necessary to further define your final colour. At The Dermatography Clinic we include a free retouch, if necessary and if needed must be taken within 12 weeks of treatment.  No retouch will be carried out before the 4 week period as the skin needs to heal first.


How soon can I go out?

Immediately! As mentioned earlier, the colour may appear a little darker than required for the first few days. With our techniques the dryness is hardly visible and will not be noticeable to others.

Does it look natural?

FAQ-2The results will appear very natural and your features will look more defined. Your overall look will be brightened and refreshed. Your friends will never know what the difference is unless you choose to tell them. These treatments offer a major breakthrough in semi-permanent cosmetics. When applied correctly they can give the impression of a mini facelift making you appear 10 Years Younger without surgery.

Rene’e’s creative expertise and up-to date knowledge of pigment implantation will always result in a natural and realistic enhancement complementing your features.



What is Microblading?

Microblading is a primitive method of cosmetic tattoo for the eyebrows.  Pigment is applied into the skin by using a hand tool with a series of needles and dragging it through the skin to create tiny cuts which mimic fine strokes.

How is Microblading different to Permanent Makeup?

Pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine.

In the last few years it has been hyped by the media as the latest technique for cosmetic eyebrow treatment.  As with permanent makeup alike, it produces ultra fine hair strokes to fill or create the perfect brows.

Does The Dermatography Clinic offer Microblading?

As an expert in Cosmetic Tattoo Artistry The Dermatography Clinic offers Microblading as well as Permanent Makeup.

Why chose Permanent Makeup for your Eyebrows

Here at The Dermatography Clinic we use specially developed needles pioneered and exclusively produced to create ultra crisp strokes and together with expert technique there is no difference in the immediate outcome when using the machine.

With Permanent Makeup hairstrokes can be crossed over which gives a more natural and realistic overall effect.

Results last 1-3 years and you can go out immediately after.

Is Microblading for me?

If you want something that does not last as long then perhaps yes this is for you.  Microblading is more aggressive and eyebrows are very pink immediately after.  Microblading will last 6 – 12 months.

Click the following to view the Eyebrow Enhancements Gallery these are all done using permanent makeup and results are immediately after.

Meet Renée and find out more about The Dermatograghy Clinic
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