Chemotherapy vs Eyebrows – who says chemo has to win?

The word Chemotherapy evokes many emotions in different people; fear, sadness, anxiety, apprehension, hope…

A lot of these emotions can be connected with the fear of not only their health but their appearance. As well as coping with the heartache and battle of beating the disease, they also have to face what can be complete turmoil as the friendly happy healthy face they know and love slowly changes before their eyes and the eyes of those they love…

So, is there anything we can stand up to chemo with? To help, even if just a little bit, to make the process easier … Yes there is!

Semi Permanent Makeup is used to tattoo over your existing eyebrows before chemotherapy starts. This means, that when the hair eventually falls out leaving no hair at all, you still have eyebrows in place. The tattooed brows stay in place of the missing hair and help maintain definition and shape. The difference this makes can be astounding.

I come to write this blog after a recent patient of Caron’s wrote in to tell us just how much of a difference this made to her throughout her chemotherapy treatment, which is still on-going. Not only for herself personally but for those around her. The feedback she received from nurses and staff at the hospital as well as her loved ones – they were all simply amazed at just how well she looked and have all concluded this was down to the eyebrows!

Eyebrows are forgettable things that many take for granted. But take them away leaving nothing but a blank space, and the stark difference becomes apparent.

Staff at the hospital were so used to the same heart breaking experience of those they treat, with hair loss changing those they get to know well, among other things. But when Denise started her chemotherapy and the treatments continued, for a while no one could pin point just exactly how or why she looked so good still!

Put together with a fantastic life-like wig, everyone agreed it was down to the eyebrows! Having that definition and shape still in place just helps elevates the strain and stresses that chemotherapy brings with it.

Denise wanted to share her story in the hope of helping others too. We all know chemotherapy is a god awful horrible experience to have to go through, so if this can help some in just a small way – well we think it’s worth it!

Denise is about to undergo her 6th chemotherapy session and here you can see just how fabulous she is still looking! Go Denise, you rock!!

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Here you can see Denise’s eyebrow hair has fallen out as a result of the chemotherapy, but her eyebrows are still in place after having Semi Permanent Makeup before starting treatment. Semi Permanent Eyeliner is also available which can help with the loss of eyelashes, again maintaining a vibrant healthy glow throughout your chemotherapy.

If you are interested in anything you have seen within this article then please call or email the clinic on 01296 614441 –

Bethany Mallinson
Practice Manager
Whitethorn Fields MediClinic

When Semi Permanent Eyebrows go wrong…

As the trend grows and more technicians train in this specialist treatment it is inevitable that there are going to be some bad results at the hands of inadequately trained and/or inexperienced practitioners. When this happens, it can be truly traumatic for the client and can have devastating consequences. So, what help is there available? What can be done once the treatment is complete and you are left with eyebrows that are simply inadequate and you do not want?

Caron Vetter has been carrying out Semi Permanent Makeup for over 20 years and is one of the esteemed experienced professionals within the industry. Now teaching medical tattooing to nurses within the NHS and privately all over the UK, Caron also specialises in Tattoo Removal/Semi Permanent Eyebrow Correction.

After becoming concerned at the growing number of badly tattooed eyebrows she was seeing come her way for help, she decided there must be more she can do to rectify what was becoming a regular problem. After some extensive research and investment, Caron trained in laser tattoo removal and other pigment removal techniques to be able to really help those that needed it.

Starting with a set of unacceptable eyebrows that need improving, Caron can now remove the pigment using laser. Once this process is complete and the skin has settled back down, Caron can then re-tattoo over the area a new set of beautifully arched, natural eyebrows.

Here are the before and after images of a client of Caron’s who found herself in exactly that situation. After receiving treatment from an incompetent practitioner found from an online discount website, Kimberly found herself left with awful eyebrows and was unsure on what to do next. Then she found Caron…

‘A couple of years ago I was reading a magazine and it mentioned cosmetic tattooing, it was the first I have heard of this and it sounded like the answer to all my prayers. As I had been pencilling in my brows every day for years and the idea that I could stop sounded great.

I mentioned this to a friend who then told me she had seen a deal online for a local place that was doing eyebrow tattooing so I booked in straight away.

I did attend a consultation and talked about colour choices so I was quite happy to go ahead. But once the work was completed I was utterly horrified, the colour was black and the shape was uneven.

I was reassured that the colour would lighten & fade out loads over the coming few weeks and not to worry so I tried to stay calm.

Unfortunately this never happened, I left it 2 months and the awful black colour didn’t lighten or change, so I contacted the person that did the tattooing and she offered to go over the colour again with another lighter colour. This sounded to me like it would make a bad situation worse and she wouldn’t guarantee a better outcome so I refused. She still stated that the colour would get better over the next 2 months, it didn’t change at all.

This started to affect my confidence as I knew I looked a mess and other than spending ages covering the brows each day with make up which was near impossible due to the colour I could do nothing.

At this point while looking online for solutions I came across Caron Vetter and her work at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic. 

Being very worried after my last experience I was nervous but Caron was sure that she could help me sort out my eyebrows.

I have been coming to see Caron for a year now, she has used laser removal on the area 3 times and has just re-tattooed my brows for me.

I can wholeheartedly say I’m completely happy with my new eyebrows now and truly wish I had discovered Caron and Whitethorn at the start as the whole experience with them has been great.’

Before – the original brows were left solid, black and unsuitable for Kimberley’s natural features, facial shape and colour tone.

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After – following 3 treatments of laser tattoo removal Caron then re-tattooed over what was left of the original treatment, creating new softer more natural brows that help frame Kimberly’s face and enhance her features.


If you would like any more information on Tattoo Removal or Eyebrow Correction please call the clinic on 01296 614441 to book in for your free of charge no-obligation consultation, or email us at 


Disguising scars with Medical Tattooing

Breast Augmentation. Breast Enlargement. Breast Uplift. ‘Boob Job’.

These are common place words within our society today with thousands of women opting for this cosmetic procedure to enhance their natural breasts in some way every year.

Although they undertake such procedures having had explained to them the risks of surgery and the side effects that come with it, many women are left very unhappy with the scarring that is left behind as a result from surgery.

It is an inevitable fact that if you undergo surgery, and your skin is being physically cut in some way, you will be left with a scar. This information is given throughout the entire consultation process for any cosmetic procedure, yet the reality of the scarring once the surgery has been completed for many is a huge shock and leaves them feeling disappointed and unhappy with the final results.

So, what is the next step post surgery? Are the scars you are left with what you have to live with? Can they be improved in any way? Or will they get worse?!

This is where Medical Tattooing comes in, in particular Scar Camouflage.

Caron Vetter has been carrying out Medical Tattooing for over 20 years and was one of the very first to provide this treatment in the UK after training in America in 1993. After building herself a successful private clinic she now teaches medical tattooing to nurses throughout the UK, both privately and within the NHS.

Caron’s experience has enabled her to work with many variations of scars over the years and she has crafted her technique to enable her to achieve the best results possible for scar camouflage.

So what IS scar camouflage?

  • Scarring placed around the areola post surgery can be camouflaged to match the surrounding skin tissue to lessen its appearance in the skin.
  • Using pigments the scar is blended into the areola, creating the illusion of no scarring but just an areola.

This treatment is very straightforward and can be completed in 1-2 procedures. Below demonstrates just how this procedure can enhance the results from any breast surgery procedure and help to camouflage the scars left behind.

Befroe1Before – white scarring can be seen around both Areolas.

After – Taken IMMEDIATELY after treatment, the treatment area is still a little inflamed and dark. This will settle down and the white scarring as seen before will now match the areola skin tone and will be successfully camouflaged.

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Before and Immediately After – the redness will reduce and an even areola with no scarring will remain.

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Before and Immediately After – the redness will reduce and an even areola with no scarring will remain.

What’s involved? 
1-2 treatments lasting 60 minutes each.
Each treatment is charged at £150 and will be booked between 4-6 weeks apart.

If you would like any further information or would like to arrange an appointment then please call the clinic on 01296 614441 or email



Your passport to perfect skin

If you want results and you want them now then read on.

Our ‘Passport to Perfect Skin’ is a hard hitting, results delivering complete package that will address real skin concerns, from both the inside and out.

Helping to improve and/or rid of:

  • Thread Veins
  • Pigmentation
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Age Spots
  • Acne Scarring
  • Dry skin/eczema
  • Overall skin complexion

Not only will this package treat the above concerns but it will dramatically improve  your skin’s condition and overall complexion.

Your Passport to Perfect Skin – what it includes:

  1. 3 Months Supply of Skinade (worth £297)
  2. EDS Course of x3 treatments (worth £550)
  3. Perfect Peel x 1 (worth £350)
  4. Cryotherapy x 1 (worth £65)
  5. Veinwave x 1 (worth £80)

Totals: £1342.00
Passport Price: £1050.00
Saving: £292!

To book please call 01296 614441 to arrange your free consultation, or email us at

Throwback Thursday: 1/2 price facial

Throwback Thursdays

This throwback Thursday we want to help prepare your skin for that summer’s glow with a Hydropeptide Facial, Microdermabrasion, Pumpkin Peel or Clarifying Facial – all with 50% off!

Exfoliate, cleanse and nourish the skin with any one of these relaxing facials to leave you feeling and LOOKING replenished and vibrant!

Throwback Thursday Special Offer June 16th 2016 – 50% off any facial.

Microdermabrasion: £28.50 (should be £57)
Hydropeptide Facial: £27.50 (should be £55)
Pumpkin Peel: £33.50 (should be £67)
Clarifying Facial: £27.50 (should be £55)

Book in today or treat the one you love – whilst availability lasts only!

01296 614441 –

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*Whitethorn Fields MediClinic Throwback Thursday: Special offers sporadically throughout the year and/or month with reduced rates available to Whitethorn clients only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Booking required. Offer available only while availability lasts.




CellPro – Now at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic


The very latest skin biotechnology

As you get older your skin’s processes become less effective, which is when it begins to show visible signs of ageing.

Stem cells in your skin become less active and produce fewer fibroblasts – the essential skin cells that create elastin and collagen, which keep your skin tight and firm. The activity of existing fibroblasts slows down, as does the production of your skin’s natural moisturisers and skin plumping agents, while at the surface of your skin, cell renewal also slows down. As a result, your skin becomes less vibrant, it loses elasticity and firmness, and lines and wrinkles are visible.

With Endocare® Snail Technology you can change your skin from the comfort of your own home in ways you never thought possible! Endocare CellPro™ contains the very latest advancements in Endocare Snail Biotechnology, targeting the signs and causes of skin ageing by working deep within the skin, and also the skins surface. The result? Firmer, tighter, plumper skin with fewer lines and wrinkles, and a brighter more youthful complexion.

‘120% increase in collagen fibres in just 90 days’

There are three products in the CellPro range; a Cream, a Gel Cream and an Eye Contour, all retailing at £54.99.

The complete CellPro range is now available at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic – drop by to find our more information and to test the products for yourself!

01296 614441


It’s all in the name.. ULTIMATE

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Youngblood Mineral Makeup is a fantastic range of mineral cosmetics that can be used post treatment and is perfect for sensitive skin. Giving 100% coverage whilst feeding the skin with minerals and nutrients, it should be the only choice of makeup for anyone who wants to take care of their skin.

One product in particular that should be found in every woman’s makeup bag is the Youngblood Ultimate Concealer.

We have always known it is great, but lets look at what makes it ULTIMATE!

The Ultimate Concealer is used to conceal dark circles under the eyes, blemishes and patches of discoloration to the face.  The concealer is formulated from a light-reflective cream which will not settle into any lines or creases. As is all of the Youngblood range, the ultimate concealer is packed with minerals and vitamins to brighten and smooth out the under eye area.

Youngblood Ultimate Concealer – £23