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Meeting Dr Des Fernandes - Founder of Environ

November 2nd, 2017

It was thrilling to finally meet Dr Des Fernandes, founder of Environ medical grade skin care and anti aging line. The Anthony Bourdain of Skin Care, Dr Des Fernandes is one of the world's top plastic surgeons and leaders of advance skin care.

Dr Des Fernandes qualified at the Witwatersrand University and then became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh. Des left South Af ...

Foundation-Smudged iPhones Are Now A Thing Of The Past

August 18th, 2016

We’ve all experienced the embarrassment of taking a phone call only to look down and see a huge foundation smudge all over your screen. Well, now there’s a product designed to protect us from exactly that. Enter Oxygenetix Oxygenating foundation.

Hailed as the super-blemish-proof foundation by many a Hollywood heavyweight, Oxygenetix foundation has also been used on the set of shows such a ...

Meet The Foundation That's So Good You Can Sleep In It

August 18th, 2016

We've all been there, those days when you've collapsed into bed after a seriously long day and the last thing you want to do is the leave the warmth of your duvet and traipse to the cold bathroom to take your make-up off. Well we've got some good news for you, because now you don't have too!

Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation, is throwing out our no1 beauty rule - thou shalt never sleep in m ...

Which foundation do all these celebs have in common?

August 18th, 2016



Oxigenetix Breathable Foundation is used by makeup artists and was all over the Oscars red carpet. Fans of the breathable foundation include the likes of Kate Bosworth, Sharni Vinson, Poppy Delvingne, Lisa Kudrow and the Kardashians. Here’ s why...

2016-08-18_1521.pngThis foundation was originally created for doctors to help simultaneously help cover and heal procedural scars, but now it’ s famed for covering ...

Bilateral Areola Permanent Make Up

September 6th, 2013
Today I saw the end result of a patient who came to me for bilateral areola permanent make up. She had a mastectomy many years ago. This patient had no skin protrusion for nipples so what I did today was create an optical illusion and give a 3 dimensional look by adding shading and creating the illusion of a nipple. She is absolutely thrilled!

EliminInk Tattoo Removal Procedure

August 22nd, 2013

On August 13, 2013 I blogged about a patient that got camouflage pigment done on her abdomen to attempt to cover her vitilag o(hypo pigmentation, lighter skin toned blotches) by another technician.

I was mortified when I saw the result last week. So I did an EliminInk Tattoo removal procedure test on a very small area, to pull the orange pigment colour out. Well the test was successful s ...

Camouflage Medical Tattooing on a Male Breast

August 20th, 2013
Treated a male patient today with camouflage medical tattooing. The patient had had two benign cysts in each breast. Subsequently the removal left scars on each areola. He was very self conscious of this. His plastic surgeon sent him to me and I did pointillism on the scar with my permanent make up pen. We did an exact colour match and to complete the circumference and maintain an even sh ...

Camouflage Tattooing for Vitilago (hypo-pigmentation)

August 13th, 2013
Camouflage tattooing for Vitilago is not a good idea. A client emails me pictures of her abdomen with camouflage pigment applied to her vitilago (hypo-pigmentation). I was astounded and shocked. This should never have been done. Camouflage Tattooing can be successful but really best for face lift scars and smaller scars especially for lighter skin. Scars on areola’s or darker skinned peop ...

Medical Tattooing for Scars on Areola’s

August 13th, 2013
Medical tattooing for scars on areola’s has proven to be such a great success. Many women who have had breast reduction or enhancement, augmentation sometimes end up with scars on their areola’s(nipple area). The areola’s are removed and repositioned in this type of surgery and because of this scars are left on the areola. Permanent Make Up is the perfect solution to filling in the scars, t ...

Bilateral Breast Tattooing

August 6th, 2013
Bilateral Medical Tattooing – applied areola medical tattooing to a woman in her 70’s. She had breast cancer approximately 15-20 years ago and got implants. She heard about my work surgeon, Dr. Kruugh. She is absolutely thrilled with her breasts now, complete with areola’s, as a result she feels feminine and confident.

Having applied so many areola’s through medical tattooing to all these ...
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