Eyelash Enhancement – Get the latest trend now!

We have all seen the increasing popularity of eyebrow treatments rocket, with procedures like Microblading and Cosmetic Tattooing driving this to the forefront. Well, now in addition to creating the perfect brows, we want the perfect set of eyes to match!

Introducing the Eyelash Enhancement; the latest trend set to soar in a bid to help those looking for the ultimate beauty goal – perfect brows+perfect eyes!

Eyelash Enhancement – What is it?

An eyelash enhancement is a treatment using pigments and micropigmentation techniques to fill in among the eyelashes, creating definition and enhancing the lashes. This action lifts the lashes, creating volume and body, which can have fantastic results for your overall appearance and frame of the face. Below demonstrates just this in some before and after images.

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Eyelash Enhancement – How does it work?

Pigment is implanted into the skin using a very fine needle and a power supplied hand piece. As it is placed in-between the lashes the lengthening illusion is created. The pigment can be implanted in a micro-thin line, or a more fuller line, this is at the request of the client and at the agreement of your practitioner. Together this will be decided before beginning in order to achieve the best possible results. You will need two treatments around four to six weeks apart, with a yearly maintenance treatment.

If you would like any further information or would like to book in for a Free Consultation or for treatment, then please call Whitethorn Fields MediClinic on 01296 614441, or you can email us at enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk





Cosmetic Tattooing vs Microblading


Whats the difference?
Cosmetic tattooing has been around for many years now, with it’s popularity exploding all around the world within the last five years. With this, a new form of tattooing was introduced to the market recently that has caught the attention of thousands of women around the world; Microblading. So, what exactly is Microblading and why would you choose this new treatment over the original machine led Cosmetic Tattooing?

Cosmetic Tattooing
Cosmetic Tattooing is also popularly known as Semi Permanent Make Up, or Eyebrow Tattooing. This procedure uses an electronic hand held device to implant tiny particles of pigment into the skins surface. It is different to a permanent tattoo because the pigment particles are not inserted as deep into the skin and is therefore not permanent.

Cosmetic Tattooing is used for Semi Permanent Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lip color. It can also be used for Eye shadow procedures. With different needle configurations available and a sea of pigment colors, you can create definition, shape and even replace completely missing features such as eyebrows. Clients can request whether they want thick block brows, or natural light hair stroke brows.

Microblading is the same principle as Cosmetic Tattooing, but is carried out with a blade, instead of a handheld machine. It is still pigments being placed into the surface of the skin, and is still only semi permanent. The difference lies in the kind of results you can achieve, and who a possible candidate would be. Very fine delicate blades are used to pierce the skin with the pigment, leaving immaculate individual hair strokes in its wake. These can be used to add definition to thinning or sparse brows, or they can add depth and texture to already big brows that just want that little bit extra WOW factor!

Both procedures use the same pigments, and both procedures are only semi-permanent. If you are unsure on which treatment is the one for you then book in for a Consultation with your experienced Micropigmentation Specialist and they will be able to guide you in making the right choice for you.

Cosmetic Tattooing at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic

Meet Caron Vetter




G&T Peel – what exactly is in it for me?


You may have heard a lot about our new G&T Peel of late, but do you actually know just what we are offering you and the benefits you could receive? If not have a quick read at this very helpful breakdown!

YOU GET:  x 6 in-clinic facial peels and a home-use product pack with over 10 weeks stock

AT-HOME PRODUCT PACK: There are two different types of packs you can take home depending on your skin type. These packs are worth alone over £164 and £216! They contain high medi-grade skin care products that assist in your peeling programme.

IN-CLINIC PEELS: You receive 6 in-clinic peels over 10 weeks. Every two weeks your peel goes up in strength as your skin improves and develops.

WHAT CAN IT TREAT?: The G&T Peel is kind to all skin types and there is hardly any down time due to the soothing taurine used in the peel. It is fantastic for mild acne, pigmentation, open pores, black/white heads, poor overall skin complexion. You may experience some dryness and flakiness a day or two post peel but no severe peeling will take place. All the action is going on underneath the skins surface!

COST: The Rejuvenation Package costs £360 for your 6 peels and at-home product pack. The Pigmentation Package costs £390 for your 6 peels and at-home product pack.

This fantastic treatment programme is brilliant value that delivers brilliant results! For further information or to book your peel programme or a free consultation please call the clinic on 01296 614441 or email enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

Cryolipolysis – Fat Freezing – What is it and how does it work?


Cryolipolysis, also known as Fat Freezing, is a non-invasive procedure which selectively targets and removes localised fat deposits. It is the cooling of subcutaneous fat cells, which induces lipolysis – the breaking down of the fat cells, without damaging any of the surrounding tissues or skin. The fat cells are crystalized and over a period of 2-4 months are slowly removed via the body’s natural metabolic (lymphatic) system.

Becci Sutcliffe will be joining the team at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic providing Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), Radio Frequency (skin tightening) and Ultrasonic Cavitation (removal of fat and cellulite). Returning to work after starting her family Becci will be at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic on Thursday evenings from 1st October 2016.


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 Frequently Asked Questions…

Who is Fat Freezing for?
Fat Freezing is not a substitute for invasive body contouring, nor should it take the place of a healthy diet and lifestyle. It is used to target troublesome areas of fat eg: abdominal pouches for a more toned look. Clients should be fit and healthy, and within 10-20% of their ideal weight. A full consultation will be carried out to determine if it is the right treatment for you.

How is a treatment carried out?
The treatment is carried out using cryo-cups, which are used to suck in, and cool stubborn fat-bearing areas. The procedure is carried out gradually without causing any harm to the surrounding tissues.

How does it work?
Precisely controlled cooling is applied through the skin to the fat layer. Cooling is maintained for a pre-determined time period to cause damage to the fat cells. The cells crystalize and disperse, and they then begin a natural removal process via the body’s lymphatic system, this process continues for several months, this natural process results in the gradual reduction of the fat layer.

How long does it take?
A treatment can take anywhere between 40 minutes and 2 hours, depending on your individual needs.

Where can be treated?
The most common areas to be treated are, the tummy, love-handles, arms, thighs and back, but we are not limited to only treating these areas.

How much and how quickly will I see a difference?
You can typically expect to lose between 20-40% of fat in the treated area, although results can vary from person to person depending on personal circumstances. Some people notice a change as soon as 2-3 weeks after treatment, however your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 months after your treatment therefore meaning this is when you would get optimum results.

How many treatments do I need?
Many people only need one treatment on their chosen area, others may decide they require more, I will carry out a thorough consultation in order for us to put together a plan that best suits your needs.

How long does it take to recover?
There is no down-time with this treatment. It is entirely non-invasive, and most clients will even return to work straight afterwards, this is why the procedure is also known as lunch-time lipo.

Are there any adverse after effects?
Some people may experience numbness and swelling, tenderness, bruising , tingling , soreness, however all after effects are temporary and will completely resolve.

Will I put the fat back on?
Our bodies contain a fixed number of fat cells, and therefore will not reproduce. Providing you do not excessively increase your calorie intake the results would be permanent, should you have an unhealthy lifestyle change the remaining fat cells could increase in size but otherwise the results are permanent.

If you would like any further information or would like to book in for your consultation please call us today on 01296 614441 or email enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk




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@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

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 enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk 


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 enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk