About Debbie

About Debbie

Permanent Cosmetics at GLOW is performed by Debbie Songhurst, Debbie is a highly skilled Elite artist that trained at the prestigious Karen Betts Academy ‘Nouveau Contour’. Debbie’s passion for this industry has led her to develop her skills and qualifications to the highest levels in eyebrows, lips, eyes and medical tattooing. With her artistic background Debbie has a natural flair at recognising that all treatments need to be bespoke to each individual client, paying attention to each clients facial features, shape, structure and skin tones.

Everyone is different when it comes to the end result, whichever treatment you are going for Debbie will always conduct a thorough consultation and medical history with each client. You will work together to discuss shape, pigments and the range of different techniques she can use to achieve the desired results for you.

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Eye Brows

- The Consultation

Prior to every treatment a thorough consultation is conducted, this is usually done as part of your initial treatment, though this can be done before if you prefer. We feel the consultation is a very important opportunity where you can discuss with your technician your desired end result and a full medical history will be conducted. By looking at your individual face shape, features and structure Debbie uses a pencil and callipers to measure up and draw on your brow shape so you can see what you are going to get before we proceed. Our highly skilled technician prefers to work with your natural shape so it is recommended that you keep your brows in your most natural shape, waxing prior to your treatment is allowed but this should be done a minimum of 48 hours before any treatment. It is also recommended that you refrain from any tanning treatments before so we can see your natural skin tones.

Once we have agreed on the perfect shape we than move onto pigment selection. Debbie has an extensive range of globally acclaimed pigments for you to chose from and can be mixed together to create a perfect tone to suit you and your skin tone. By swatching the different pigments on the skin you will be able to see how the colour will heal and we do not proceed until you are completely happy with the design and colour selection.

- The Treatment

The Nouveau Contour machine is a specialist machine that is designed to to suit facial and medical treatments. It works at a low frequency to allow the pigment to be applied gently into the skin using advanced fine needling techniques. The pigment is applied only as deep as the second layer of skin unlike traditional “tattooing” techniques. You should not feel any discomfort during the procedure and people often associate it to a light vibration tapping across the skin. The actual procedure normally takes around an hour but this varies from person to person. Immediately after your brow treatment you should expect the area to look around 40-50% darker tan the colour you have chosen in your consultation, as the skin heals this will start to fade within 3-5 days.

- The Top Up

A second appointment is usually required 4-6 weeks after your first treatment. This is a complementary procedure where we go back over the brow and boost any areas that need extra pigment implanted. It is completely normal to require a top up as everyones skin heals in different ways, although not everyone requires a top up, Permanent cosmetics is a two part procedure so it is always advised to come back to the clinic for your technician to look over your brows and preform your retouch if needed.

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Eyes

- The Consultation

As with each treatment a though rough consultation and medical history is done prior to treatment. Debbie has a wide range range of pigment colours for you to chose from. Most people tend to go with black or soft blacks and greys though some people like to play with colours and chose pigments that will complement their eye colour and make a stronger feature of the eye. By looking at the individual eye shape and face shape Debbie will work with you to create the beautiful look you desire. As with all these bespoke treatments the shape will be drawn on prior to treatment so you can see how the end shape will look.

- The Treatment

There are a few different techniques clients like to chose from when doing eye treatments, these will give you the different affects each individual is hoping to achieve. ‘The Lash Enhancement' this is where a small amount of pigment it run along the lash line only. By placing the pigment along this area it will help make the appearance of thicker eyelashes a bit like an eyelash tint, there will not be a definite line when looking straight at the eye as the look achieved is a more subtle affect. 'The Baby Liner', this is the same as a lash enhancement but we now implant the pigment above the lash line so to create a more obvious and defined eyeliner and can be finished off with a gorgeous baby flick. For those looking for a stronger look this can be created by going for ‘The Latino’ this is a more dramatic look for those wanting a thick more obvious eyeliner. Due to Debbie's level of training as an Elite Artist, we are now able to also offer 'The Shaded Eyeliner' this is where we can offer a softer line by using advanced shading techniques this can be applied to the top or bottom line and offers a beautiful finished result. Again The Nouveau Contour machine used is a specialist machine that is designed to to suit facial treatments. It works at a low frequency to allow the pigment to be applied gently into the skin using advanced fine needling techniques. After an eye treatment it is likely that your eyes will be slightly puffy and sensitive and this can continue for a few days after.

- The Top Up

A second appointment is usually required 4-6 weeks after your first treatment. This is a complementary procedure where we go back over the area and boost any parts that need extra pigment implanted. It is completely normal to require a top up as everyones skin heals in different ways. Permanent cosmetics is a two part procedure and even if you feel you don’t require the top up it is always advised to come back to the clinic for your technician to look over your treatment and preform your retouch.

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Lips

- The Consultation

Prior to every treatment a thorough consultation is conducted, this is usually done as part of your initial treatment, though this can be done before if you prefer. We feel the consultation is a very important opportunity where you can discuss with your technician your desired end result and a full medical history will be conducted. By looking at your individual face shape, features and structure we use a pencil and callipers to measure up and draw on your desired lip shape. Our highly skilled technician Debbie will work with you to look at the various pigments and decide on the perfect colour for you.

- The Treatment

The Nouveau Contour machine is a specialist machine that is designed to to suit facial and medical treatments. It works at a low frequency to allow the pigment to be applied gently into the skin using advanced fine needling techniques. the usual looks people like to achieve is a ‘Lip Blush’ this is where we work along the lip line to define shape then as we move down and into the lip we contour the pigment into your natural lip colour. This is a beautiful soft result with very natural looks achieved. After lip procedures the you are likely to be swollen and the lip colour will appear much darker and more prominent (around 60% darker than your healed result. However within the few days post treatment these will soften and lighten to a much more subtle intensity, with this in mind is advised that you may want to postpone any social plans for a couple of days afterwards.

- The Top Up

A second appointment is usually required 4-6 weeks after your first treatment. This is a complementary procedure where we go back over the area and boost any parts that need extra pigment implanted. It is completely normal to require a top up as everyones skin heals in different ways. It is similar to painting a wall, it requires two coats. Permanent cosmetics is a two part procedure and even if you feel you don’t require the top up it is always advised to come back to the clinic for your technician to look over your treatment and preform your retouch.

Medical Medical

Medical (Areola, Hair Loss, Cleft Lip, Scars and Burns)

- The Consultation

Prior to every treatment a thorough personal medical consultation is conducted, this is always done before your initial treatment so we can explore your medical history in full detail. In order to ensure the correct outcome, we will need to understand what surgery or treatments you have had or are planning for the future.

We will discuss in depth what your desired outcome will be and by knowing this Debbie will be able to work with you to develop a solution that meets your needs. Before any treatment is conducted the design will be drawn on and we will take in to account other factors such as personal style, skin tone, shape and size. You will be fully involved in this process.

Once you have chosen your perfect shape we than move onto pigment selection. Debbie has an extensive range of globally acclaimed pigments for you to chose from and can be mixed together to create a custom blend to perfectly match your requirements. By swatching the different pigments on the skin you will be able to see how the colour will heal and we will not proceed until you are completely happy with the design and colour selection.

- The Treatment

The Nouveau Contour machine is a specialist machine that is designed to to suit medical treatments. It works at a low frequency to allow microscopic particles gently into the skin, it is refined, quiet and gentle. The length of treatment is variable as the treatment is bespoke to each individual the, but you should set aside 3 - 4 hours for the initial treatment. Any top up appointments are usually half the time

- After the Treatment

After the initial appointment Debbie will advise you on an aftercare routine which requires basic care of the treated area and application of a gentle balm. The treated area will look darker in appearance to start with. However, this will soften within a few days and the colour will lighten considerably. Within a few weeks a pleasing intensity of colour will have settled on the treated area.

It could be that you require more than one treatment, but this is entirely dependant on your individual circumstances and requirements, this will be discussed with you at your initial consultation.