Micro pigmentation to enhance thinning eyebrows
Micro pigmentation can be used to enhance thinning eyebrows during menopause and is a safe and recommended treatment. BeingEve spoke to Andrea Grollet, a well established practitioner in the field of Semi Permanent Cosmetics, based at Neville’s Hair & Beauty, Belgravia London and a clinic in Purley, Surrey www.andreagrollet.com
Hair loss is a common symptom of the menopause. Some women may experience very little hair loss but for others, it can be severe and make a big dent in our self-confidence, at a time when other symptoms may also be rearing their ugly head and sending stress levels through the roof.
Hair loss is not always relegated to the scalp; some women may experience thinning eyebrows in menopause as well. And to make matters worse, whilst we may be losing hair in some areas, some unwanted hair shows up in the wrong places!
Luckily, there are several treatments out there that can help. One of these is micro pigmentation or semi-permanent make-up for eyebrows. This technique uses digital equipment, which consists of very fine needles that insert mineral pigments into the upper dermal layers of the skin, achieving a very natural look. The treatment will last between 9 and 18 months depending on the skin type.
‘More than 70% of my clients are women of peri-menopause/menopause age who are experiencing thinning eyebrows and are looking to enhance them with a natural look,’ says Ms. Grollet.
There are no risks associated with this procedure and every client completes a pigment sensitivity test and a comprehensive medical questionnaire beforehand.
‘Reactions to pigments are very rare and I personally have never experienced one of my clients having a reaction following any of the treatments I carry out. Clients love the time-saving element and particularly comment on the improved levels of self-confidence it gives them. 80% of my clients return for periodical re-touch treatments as needed,’ states Ms Grollet.
Tips for choosing a specialist:
- Do your research: Select an experienced technician with a proven record and happy clients.
- Communicate with your technician: Make sure you understand the procedure and be clear on the results you want to achieve.
- Do take proper care post-application: Follow directions on what to do afterwards.
- Don’t over do it: Only re-touch when needed.