Virtual Beauty; Camera to Camera

Virtual Beauty; Camera to Camera


The lens that see’s it all

We are living in an age when Zoom meetings and Team calls are becoming apart of our everyday lives. Face-to-face has a whole new meaning when it is camera-to-camera, it sees everything!

After trying to find a position that showcases your best background, the angles, shadows and lighting never seem to help us look our best, and after all, we always aim to impress our fellow colleagues.

The past 8 months have taken it’s toll on all of us in one way or another and for many it has been aesthetically. Stress and anxiety cause physical reactions in the body, and in turn our appearance. The last thing any of us need right now is to start feeling down about ourselves or conscious of being on camera. We want confidence and positivity! There may be things you have noticed that you want help or advise on. So how can Karma House help?


Frown Lines

Location: Frown lines and wrinkles can be found on the forehead, in-between and around the sides of the eyes (known as crows feet).
Treatment: The most effective treatment for unwanted lines and wrinkles is muscle relaxing injections. Performed by a nurse, small doses of botulinum toxin are administered to the face to halt the movement of certain facial muscles that are causing the lines and wrinkles.
Longevity: To maintain your results this treatment needs to be repeated every 12 weeks. Should you choose not to repeat treatment, the botulinum toxin will naturally break down and your muscle movement will return to normal, along with the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatment Time: 30-45 minutes.
Cost: This treatment is cost per area; 1 area is £200, 2 area is £280 and 3 area is £320.


Poor Skin Complexion

Location: Face. Poor skin complexion can affect the entire face or only parts of the face. This could include spots, blocked pores and dry or oily skin.
Treatment: Various options are available for poor skin complexion. From advanced skin peels to IPL skin rejuvenation, we can target the problem with precision and science to help restore your skins healthy glow.
Longevity: Depending on the treatment you will likely need to come into clinic once per month/once every 4-6 weeks to keep on top of your skin health and treatment results. Once an initial treatment plan has taken place to restore your skins complexion, you may be signed off with an at-home skincare routine to maintain your skins health.
Treatment Time: 30-60 minutes.
Cost: Varying depending on your treatment plan, we have facial treatments from £65-£350.


Hooded Eyelids

Location: Top and/or bottom eyelids where the skin has become loose and sags.
Treatment: Plasma Lifting is a non-surgical alternative to blepharoplasty (excessive eyelid surgical removal). Plasmalift therapy uses a device fitted with a microscopic needle to create minute, laser-made incisions into skin that is starting to sag or lose volume. This process heats up tiny columns of the skin, causing the skin fibers to contract and shorten through controlled skin damage. This, in turn, kick starts the body’s natural healing process, boosting collagen production, and leading to the tightening and removal of excess skin. It is minimally invasive, quick, and so effective that the results can only be compared to plastic surgery.
Longevity: Once results are achieved you will not need any further immediate treatment. As you continue to age over the years your eyes may start to show signs of further ageing and sagging and at this point you may want to consider another treatment, however this would be years after your first treatment.
Treatment Time: 60-90 minutes.
Cost: £350-£600.


Missing Eyebrows

Location: Eyebrows.
Treatment: Cosmetic Tattooing is used to naturally rebuild sparse or missing eyebrows. Using natural pigments to create shape and definition, a microscopic needle implants the pigment into the surface layer of the skin. This is what makes it different to a traditional permanent tattoo, that goes much deeper into the dermal layer of the skin. You can choose your style of eyebrow with digital microblading, powder brows or block brows, depending on the look you are looking to achieve.
Longevity: Once your Cosmetic Tattooing has been completed it will last between 12-18 months before beginning to gradually fade. If you want to maintain your tattooed brows, a colour-boost will be required every 12-18 months which will keep them new and vibrant for another 12-18 months and so on.
Treatment Time: 60-90 minutes.
Cost: New Set £350  Colour-Boost £175


Skin Tags

Location: Anywhere on the body, common in areas of friction such as the neck and armpits.
Treatment: Skin Tag removal using thermocoagulation. A very fine heated needle is used to slice through the base of the tag, cauterizing as is does. This will clot the wound to prevent bleeding. Depending on the size of the tag depends on the complexity of the treatment; some smaller tags are removed in seconds with little-no pressure felt, where as some bigger tags may take a few passes to complete the cut off.
Longevity: Lifelong. Once the tags are removed they are gone forever! However, this doesn’t stop new tags from forming just like the removed tags did.
Treatment Time: 15-30 minutes.
Cost: £40-£95 depending on size and complexity of tags.



Location: Anywhere on the body, common in areas of sun exposure such as the face, hands and chest.
Treatment: IPL or Cryotherapy can be used to treat pigmentation, depending on the depth and strength of the pigmentation. Cryotherapy is used on superficial pigmentation that sits in the surface layer of the skin and uses liquid nitrogen to blast the pigmentation patches. IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is used on deeper more established areas of pigmentation and draws on advanced technology and clinically-proven techniques to stimulate new skin growth and reduce redness. The wavelengths from the light cause pigmented areas in the skin to break down into smaller particles, triggering the body’s natural healing process and forming new cells. Your skin will become clearer, brighter and smoother from the very first session.
Longevity: Cryotherapy requires 1-2 sessions, it can be more depending on the individuals pigmentation. For IPL a course of treatment will be needed, on average between 4-8 sessions.
Treatment Time: 15-30 minutes.
Cost: Cryotherapy Initial Treatment £65 Cryotherapy Follow-up £32.50   IPL from £65



Book your Free Consultation today

If you would like to learn more about any of the above or if you are looking for any skin health advise please call us on 01296 614441 and book your Free Consultation with us today. Not only are we an aesthetic and skin health clinic but we specialise in all areas of skin and body health with the following clinics at Karma House:

  • Mole Removal and Skin Cancers: Dermatology with Dr Ravi Ratnavel
  • Hair Loss: FUE Hair Transplantation with Dr Mark Tam and the Hair Loss Clinic
  • Varicose Veins: Sclerotherapy with Registered Nurse Julie Halford
  • Medical Report Screening: Private GP clinic with Dr Salman Waqar


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Microblading v Cosmetic Tattooing

Microblading v Cosmetic Tattooing

The last five years have seen a rise in microblading demand across the globe. It was all the rage when it dropped on the scene and it has since stuck around, but at what cost?

As a Cosmetic Tattooist of 32 years I have seen many crazes come and go; different styles of eyebrows, even different colors! But nothing has stuck around like microblading has. Clients call requesting to book in for microblading with little or even no knowledge about what microblading actually is, and how it is different to cosmetic tattooing.

Here I am going to breakdown the world of Semi Permanent Makeup and with it the misconception of microblading v cosmetic tattooing. I will look at the different methods used, trends on offer and a summary between these treatments, because what has become an apparent ‘mind field’ of semi permanent make-up needn’t be at all!




Cosmetic Tattooing

Cosmetic Tattooing uses a digital machine, with a handpiece that holds the disposable needle. The low frequency of the machine results in the pigment being planted into the skin at a much more superficial level to that of traditional permanent tattoos, resulting in the less permanent result. These digital machines place pigment into the skin using a very fine needle that penetrates the skin in a repeated up and down motion. This method of tattooing is used for all types of semi permanent makeup including eyebrows, eyeliner and lip colours.

Treatment Time: 60-75 minutes
Heal Time: 5-14 days
Longevity: 12-18 months. An annual colour-boost (top-up) is recommended to keep the pigment vivid and fresh.
Comfort: Some mild discomfort may be felt during the procedure with the vibration of the handpiece being felt as it works over the area. This method is non-invasive and therefore is often described as pain-free.



Microblading is used with a very simple disposable handheld tool that holds the needle at the bottom, resembling that of a Stanley knife. The tool is used to slice the skin, creating very fine incisions. The depth and penetration is totally dependent on the treating practitioners pressure, with the pigment sinking into the skin as the incision is made. This method of tattooing is used for eyebrows.

Treatment Time: 60 minutes
Heal Time: 5-10 days
Longevity: 6-12 months. Due to the scar tissue that forms following this treatment, a maximum of 4 treatments should ever be carried out in one lifetime on one individual.
Comfort: Microblading is an invasive procedure as it creates fine incisions into the skin with the blade. These cuts can be felt during treatment as a drag or pull on the skin, often described as a deep scratching.



Individual Hair Strokes

Individual hair strokes are used to build up shape and create natural looking brows. This style is ideal for those with some natural hair and shape in place that can be built on to form the perfect looking brows. It can also be used on those with little – no natural hair left to create an extremely soft and natural brow line. Both cosmetic tattooing and microblading can create very fine individual hair strokes. When the method of cosmetic tattooing is used to create individual hair strokes, it is called ‘Digital Microblading‘.


Ombre Brows

Ombre brows use a blend of block/powder brows with individual hair strokes to create a full yet soft brow look. Starting off soft and often with hair strokes at the front, they blend out into a more pronounced brow finish. Ombre brows are suited to people who have little – no natural hair or shape left.


Block Brows

Block brows are dark and bold with lots of definition and shape. They are suited for those who have little – no natural hair left, or for those who seek a bold brow. Cosmetic tattooing is used to pack in the pigment and form a solid brow line.

Individual Hair Strokes





Both Cosmetic Tattooing and Microblading can create soft, natural individual hair strokes wanted by so many.

As explained above, Microblading can not be deemed as an on-going treatment for the use of semi permanent makeup. After repetitive microblading treatments scar tissue begins to form as a result of the incisions being made into the skin. This is not an outcome that anybody wants and so microblading should be viewed as a one-off treatment, or for someone who knows they do not want to maintain their semi permanent makeup forever. Perhaps they are looking for microblading in the lead up to a special event or occasion.

Cosmetic Tattooing can offer the entire range of styles and trends, including microblading in the form of digital microblading. The results are more stable and permanent and can be repeated for life long semi permanent makeup users.

With a little education and knowledge into the world of semi permanent makeup you can evaluate what you think is right for you before going to see your chosen practitioner. Too often requests for microblading are carried out by inadequately trained practitioners without the clients full understanding of the treatment or the on-going maintenance or affect on the skin.


Learn More

If you would like to learn more about Cosmetic Tattooing or Microblading you can book in for a Free Consultation with one of our Micropigmentation Specialists. To book call us on 01296 614441 or you can book online on our website;