AURORA East Midlands to offer treatments from UK’s leading technicians

Published – August 2016

Derby is set to welcome the city’s first dedicated Semi Permanent Make-up Clinic with the opening of AURORA East Midlands, located at Friar Gate Studios, delivering treatments by leading Micropigmentation technicians from the award-winning Finishing Touches Group.

The clinic aims to deliver results for women wishing to obtain cosmetic enhancement and ‘wake up to Semi Permanent Make-up’ as well as those experiencing facial disfigurement or hair loss due to alopecia or cancer treatment.

A Preview Day was held on Monday 15th August, to introduce clients from across the East Midlands to the range of Brow, Lip and Eye enhancement treatments.

Visitors were able to watch treatment demonstrations by trainer and technician Jackie Samways as she performed Micropigmentation, also known as Semi Permanent Make-up or Medical Tattooing, which involves placing medical-grade coloured pigment into the top layer of the skin in order to enhance brows, eyeliner and lips.

Performed using a topical anaesthetic, treatments are painless and completed in around 90 minutes delivering results which can last between six and 24 months.

The clinic aims to expand its treatment offering to include Scalp Micropigmentation as a solution for hair loss in men and women, Dry Needling for scars and burns, and Mesotherapy.

AURORA East Midlands has been established by local businessman Scott Marson, who has a decade’s experience working in the beauty and aesthetic sector. He was inspired when he witnessed the results that Micropigmentation can achieve on burns victims and survivors of torture, as well as for cosmetic enhancement.

He says: “I was privileged to watch Jackie Samways work on clients at the Aurora Centre of Excellence in Kensington and was amazed at the results that could be achieved in evening out skin tone, replacing eyebrows and defining eyes using the Micropigmentation techniques which the Finishing Touches Group have developed. I knew that I needed to bring the treatments to the East Midlands. We are thrilled that the Finishing Touches’ team will be performing the procedures here, meaning that clients from the region will no longer need to travel to London for treatment.”

Mr Marson continues: “Our treatments will offer a solution to women with busy lifestyles where one, two or three less things to worry about will be most welcome. Plus, for those concerned by ageing, the treatments can really enhance lips, brows and eyes to create a more youthful appearance.

“Aurora East Midlands is about offering clients the chance to feel themselves again, to look in the mirror and recognise the person looking back at them.”

The clinic will be offering their full treatment list from Monday 5th September.

AURORA East Midlands is located in Studio 5, Friar Gate Studios, Ford Street, Derby DE1 1EE, with onsite parking available.

For any information, please contact:

Jonathan Gray, AURORA East Midlands

T: 01332 742 678



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About Finishing Touches Group –

Since its formation in 1996, Finishing Touches Group has made an enormous contribution to Micropigmentation not just in the UK but throughout the world, and are a leading product supplier and provider of Semi Permanent make-up training, medical tattooing courses and digital skin needling. Managing Director Dawn Forshaw is often called upon to speak at training events across the world, and the company have been integral in developing a modern and progressive medical tattoo service for the NHS and private hospitals.