Semi-permanent make up – choose a PROFESSIONAL

April 16th, 2014

Semi Perm makeup

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.

The Danger of sunbeds

February 7th, 2014

A story was reported in the Daily Mail this week about a young woman, Anna Taylor, who had used a sunbed every day for three years and as a result,  developed a cancerous tumour which after being removed,  has left her scarred for life.  To read the full article, click HERE.

Anna Taylor - post operation to remove cancerous tumour on her face.

From the Daily Mail online

Although Anna had discontinued using sunbeds for over ten years, the damage had already been done, and at 33 she had to have an operation to remove the basal cell carcinoma in her cheek.

NEVER USE A SUNBED!

We here at MBNS Clinic in Thame are experts in keeping your skin healthy and safe from the damaging rays of the sun and UVA and UVB light that sunbeds produce.  Much has been written about the affect of sunbed UV light on the skin and there are more than 200,000 cases of this type of cancer a year in the UK.

We advocate use of a good SPF factor 50 along with iS Clinical’s antioxidant serums such as Pro Heal and Super Serum to protect and feed the skin.  We advise that you NEVER use a sunbed and when in the real sunshine, always use a good SPF a hat and sunglasses.  If you do want a tanned look, then use a fake tan product such as the FAKE BAKE range, you can get the healthy glow….safely!

Recently, the NHS has brought out a very striking poster showing exactly what damage a sunbed can do to the skin…see below – it is shocking!

If you would like to arrange a consultation with one of our nurse specialists regarding the health of your skin, why not ring us on 01844 213007 or fill out the form HERE and we will get back to you quickly.

MBNS Clinic in Thame offers many treatments for healthy skin such as wrinkle relaxantsdermal fillers, IPL Photorejuvenation (which helps to remove sun damaged skin!) and IPL Permanent hair reduction to name a few.  Our aim is to help you keep your skin healthy and look your natural best.

 

Increase the appearance of wrinkles and the visible signs of ageing?  Use a sunbed

Increase the appearance of wrinkles and the visible signs of ageing? Use a sunbed

Beautician lied about her Botox training qualifications!

November 12th, 2013

A beautician was sentenced to 150 hours’ community work yesterday for lying to Botox clients that she qualified at Harley Street.  Customers thought they were getting a bargain price at £90 a session but in reality Jamie Winter was using cheap Botox that she had bought on the internet.

A visit to MBNS Clinic in Thame, Oxon

MBNS have 5 experienced nurse profesionals who can safely administer wrinkle relaxing treatments.

This story was  reported in the Daily Mail today.  It details how a beautician (not a medical professional such as an aesthetic nurse or doctor) injected Botox,  but was not properly trained to do so.  She lied about her qualifications and put her clients’ safety as risk.

I know I have blogged about this subject previously, but it is crucial that when a person is researching where to go for treatment such as Botox or Dermal Fillers that they seek a  professional:  a nurse or doctor – one who is medically trained to administer the treatment and one who is able provide medical follow up treatment and advice.

We here at MBNS have five experienced nurse practitioners and have been in the aesthetic business for over 17 years.  We have over 5000 patients on our database and our nurses train other medical practitioners in this field also.

It is crucial that when a person is researching where to go for treatment such as Botox or Dermal Fillers that they seek an experienced  professional

Do be aware that if pricing is low, the expertise of the practitioner is most probably low too!   Botox is a POM (prescription only medicine) and you are required to see a nurse prescriber face to face to obtain it.  Only after your full medical history is taken and you are fit and well can you go ahead and have treatment.  It is not ethical to discount this treatment also.

Do your research, and then do please call us on 01844 213007 to book a consultation with one of our specialist nurse team.  Alternatively you can fill out the form by clicking HERE and we will get back to you swiftly.

We look forward to making you  look your natural best.  Rest assured you are in safe hands at MBNS Clinic in Thame.

 

 

 

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: