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Gillian is the proud pioneer of her treatment for webbed toes, being published in the British Medical Journal in 2015. With semi permanent make-up, she creates the look of separated toes.


What is semi permanent makeup?


Semi permanent makeup, also known as micro pigmentation, involves inserting small amounts of pigment into the skin. Pigment is inserted into the top layer of skin where the cells rejuvenate, which is why the makeup fades over time and needs topping up.

The difference between semi permanent makeup and tattooing is the depth of penetration of the pigment. For tattoos, the ink goes deep into the hypodermic level, whereas semi permanent makeup only penetrates into the dermis. Typically, semi permanent makeup technicians refer to the colour as pigment, whereas tattooists call it ink.


Do I have to top it up?


In order to keep your procedure looking fresh, we recommend that your colour is refreshed between 1 to 2 years. We offer a reduced top-up rate for this procedure, which will be discussed at your initial consultation.


What is the treatment process?


Prior to any webbed toe treatment, you will first have a consultation to discuss the treatment and answer any questions you may have. You will work closely with Gillian to discuss the desired look, with the pigment being matched closely with your skin tone. Once you are happy, an appointment will be booked to create your semi permanent eyebrows.

Your webbed toes will be treated using cosmetic tattooing pigments, where a thin needle inserts pigment into the top, dermal layer of the skin.

Immediately after the treatment the pigment may appear darker, however after a couple of days this will fade to the desired shade.


Does having semi permanent makeup treatment hurt?


Semi permanent make up is not as painful as a regular tattoo. In fact, discomfort is usually only very minimal, the majority of our clients only reporting a slight discomfort or describing a tingling sensation. Whilst some may feel a little sore afterwards, this does not last for long.

What are the pigments made of? Are they safe?


The most common ingredients in the pigments we use are: iron oxides, titanium oxides, glycerin, ethanol, alcohol and distilled water.

A patch test is performed prior to your treatment to test for any reactions. Whilst this cannot 100% guarantee you will not have a reaction at a later date, this is extremely rare.


What do I have to consider before my treatment?


Do not drink tea, coffee or alcohol or take any drugs, (unless life saving) on the day of the procedure.


Is there any danger of infection?


Any instrument used in contact with the skin is disposed of after each use. This is especially important with the needle and the needle holder. All areas are sterilised, at least twice, with a specialised skin and instrument disinfectant.

After web toe correction
Before Web Toe correction

Topical numbing cream for treatment

If you wish to independently purchase some topical numbing cream (e.g. Emla), you can do so from a local pharmacy. 


Apply a thick layer to your lesion area only and cover with a plaster one hour prior to you appointment.



This is to help with any possible discomfort you may experience during your treatment.

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