Semi-permanent make up – choose a PROFESSIONAL

April 16th, 2014

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Semi-permanent make up procedure at MBNS and Qutis Clinics

An article this week in the Daily Mail highlighted the growing popularity of semi permanent make up  in the UK.  It follows the trend in the USA by many A List Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Gwen Stefani who are fans, and the lure of having a hassle free make up routine draws many people to going down this route.

The results can be amazing if done well by an experienced professional.   It lasts about 1-2 years and a top up is required to keep the colour perfect.

Unfortunately, along with the rise in popularity, comes an influx of practitioners who lack skill and experience.  Training courses run for only a couple of days  and as the industy is unregulated, the technicians can work on anyone willing to pay.  Also and along with discount offers from places such as Groupon, the service is devalued.  This should start the alarm bells ringing in the ears of anyone wanting to go down this route.

Steps you should take before having semi permanent make up:

1.  Firstly and foremost, you must choose an experienced semi-permanent make up artist.  This procedure takes a great deal of skill that is gathered over time.  Ask to see their before and after photos of the brows, lips and eyes they have done previously.

2.  Ask them about their experience, training and testimonials from other clients.

3.  Ask to see their certificates.  Semi-permanent make up artists should also be regulated by the local district council.

4.  Never be lured into big discounted offers – they usually are too good to be true.

5.  Ensure that the location is sterile and professional.   The equipment must be sterile and disposed of correctly also.  It is never a good idea to go to someone’s house for treatment.

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Fay Verney – semi-permanent make up artist

We here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics have our own Semi-permanent make up artist, Fay Verney.  Fay has been in business over ten years with many happy clients who keep coming back.  Existing clients also refer their friends too, and her business has grown greatly over the years.

If you would like to find out more about semi permanent make up, or any of the other treatments we offer at MBNS and Qutis such as wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers and permanent hair removal, kindly call us on 01844 213007 for MBNS and 01993 70405 for Qutis.  Alternatively, if you would like to contact us by email click HERE for MBNS and HERE for Qutis.  Fay Verney can also be contacted directly on 07876496901.

Male Botox or ‘Brotox’ up 25% in 2013

December 10th, 2013

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Male clientele for aesthetic treatments is up 25% on previous year.

An article in the Daily Mail last week delivered the message that male Botox , or as it is becoming known as ‘Brotox’ is on the substantial rise!  You can read the  full article HERE.

It states that clinics are reporting an increase in  treatments for males by 25% over the previous year, and MBNS clinic in Thame, Oxfordshire would agree to this statistic.

MBNS has been treating both female and male patients for over 17 years.  The male perspective is really no different from the female one:  both want to look well rested and refreshed, without looking ‘done’.   The experienced nurse professionals at MBNS give treatments that provide a natural look, the aim being to make  you look your natural best at all times.

It is nice to see the increase of partners coming for Botox treatment together, where maybe in the old days, there was  a little more secrecy.

Whether it is Botox for frown lines, hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) or Bruxism (teeth grinding), this multi faceted medicine is so effective.  Coupled with dermal fillers and treatments for the removal of sun damage and age spots, all treatments result in a fresh faced, and above all, natural look.  It is nice to see the increase of partners coming for treatment together, where maybe in the old days, there was a little more secrecy.

The regular male clientele are often happy to talk about their experiences also,  and MBNS have dedicated an area to their website all about the male perspective, see HERE.

If you would like to make a consultation with one of the nurse professionals, kindly call 01844 213007 or alternatively, fill out the contact us form HERE and we will get back to you swiftly.  We look forward to welcoming you and your partner to MBNS.

 

Only a Nurse or Doctor should only be allowed to inject Dermal Fillers

April 26th, 2013

Marea trainingThe Cosmetic Industry has been all over the news this week, in fact the chief medical officer for of the NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh has called for an overhaul that includes tougher regulations to the purchasing and injecting of treatments such as Dermal Fillers.

MBNS is still concerned with the outcome of this report.

Although the general outcome is positive for our industry as a whole, as many unqualifed people will be weeded out, a very important area was missed.   The report still states that a Non Healthcare Professional can inject Dermal Fillers and Botox!  This is an area we are greatly opposed to.  MBNS has four Aesthetic Nurse Specialists including two Nurse Prescribers and we have been in clinical practice over 15 years.  Injectibles such as Botox and Dermal Fillers should ONLY be injected by a Nurse or a Doctor, both of which  have a formal qualification and have their names on a professional register.  Elsewhere, non healthcare professionals have been injecting these cosmetic procedures and they DO NOT  have a formal medical or nursing qualification or a thorough and advanced knowledge of the face, the muscles  anatomy and physiology.

This report had the opportunity  to say that only doctors and nurses must do these treatments.  THE OPPORTUNITY WAS MISSED!

All nurses are answerable to a governing body:  The Nursing and Midwifery Council,  but Non Healthcare Professionals are not answerable to a professional governing body, so if they were negligent, they could not be struck off a register.  Our nurses are on the NMC register, as are doctors (GMC). They are accountable to a very strict code of conduct. This code is there to safeguard patients.

This report had the opportunity  to state that only doctors and nurses must perform these treatments.  THE OPPORTUNITY WAS MISSED!   Nurses were not even represented on the review body for this report.  There are over 650, 000 nurses in this country, and within aesthetic medicine, it is thought that  60% of injectors are nurses, a great body of expertise and more importantly advocates for vulnerable patients seeking medical cosmetic treatments, so WHY were there no nurses on the advisory committee?

Our lead Nurse Marea Brennan Thorns spoke on Radio Oxford yesterday to express our views on this important report.  You can listen to the full interview below: