• Aura Beauty & Wellness Clinic
  • 87 Bingley Rd, Saltaire, Shipley
  • BD18 4SB
cancer and permanent makeup, oncology, eyebrows and eyeliner

Hearing the words “you have cancer” can be a life-altering experience, turning your world upside down. Amidst this challenging journey, one of the most significant desires for cancer patients is to maintain a sense of normalcy. When everything feels uncertain, holding onto familiar aspects of your daily life can be grounding and empowering.

A cancer diagnosis brings profound changes, including transformations in your daily routine and appearance. At Debbie Clifford PMU & Laser, we understand the emotional impact of these changes, particularly the loss of hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes due to treatment. Many of our clients share how disheartening it can be to look in the mirror and see a reflection that doesn’t match how they feel inside.

Chemotherapy often leads to hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Our micropigmentation techniques help retain the facial structure and balance that eyebrows and eyeliner provide. Permanent makeup not only enhances your appearance during treatment but also helps avoid uncomfortable questions, supports intimacy, boosts self-esteem, and builds confidence—essential elements in facing the illness with strength.

It’s vital to inform clients about micropigmentation early in their diagnosis, ideally before starting chemotherapy. This ensures that the treatment is in place, recreating lost eyebrows and eyelashes once chemotherapy is complete. Many patients wonder, “will eyebrows grow back after chemo?” While hair typically does regrow after chemotherapy, micropigmentation offers a way to maintain your appearance throughout the treatment process, providing a continuous sense of normalcy.

Creating realistic eyebrows and eyeliner involves sophisticated techniques, using various needles and shades, and should be performed by highly experienced professionals. Here’s a step-by-step overview of what to expect:

Eyebrows and cancer treatment

We begin by transferring the design through brow mapping and reference points, outlining the treatment area. Depending on your preference, we can create brows that mimic realistic hair or opt for a powder brow look for a light makeup effect. This is particularly beneficial for maintaining the appearance of eyebrows during chemotherapy, helping to keep facial features defined.

Eyeliner and chemotherapy

Subtle eyeliner enhances the natural definition provided by eyelashes, creating a focal point that aids effective communication. We apply eyeliner to both the upper and lower lash lines, offering a natural look that many clients find makes them feel and appear healthier during treatment.


We recommend scheduling your micropigmentation treatments soon after receiving your cancer diagnosis. Given the sometimes short window between diagnosis and treatment, early appointments ensure the best healing results. As cancer therapy can affect your immune system and healing responses, a second session is typically scheduled four weeks later. However, if treatment has already begun, we advise the second session six months post-treatment.

Consultant Recommendations

It’s crucial to follow all guidance from your oncology team. We require written consent from your oncologist before proceeding with treatment. This ensures safety and compliance with insurance policies, as we cannot perform the treatment without oncologist approval.

The Emotional Impact and Empowerment

We understand that undergoing cancer treatment is not just a physical battle but an emotional one as well. The changes in your appearance can sometimes feel like an additional burden to bear. That’s why we place great emphasis on providing not only physical but also emotional support through our services. By helping you maintain your appearance, we aim to provide a sense of control and normalcy in an otherwise tumultuous time.

Our clients often report feeling a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment following their treatments. This boost can be incredibly significant, as it influences not just how you see yourself, but also how you interact with the world around you. Feeling good about your appearance can improve your mood, enhance your social interactions, and contribute positively to your overall well-being.

The Technical Expertise Behind Micropigmentation

The process of micropigmentation is both an art and a science. It requires a deep understanding of facial anatomy, color theory, and precise application techniques. Our team at Debbie Clifford PMU & Laser is highly trained and experienced in these areas, ensuring that you receive the best possible results.

Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs, considering factors such as skin tone, facial structure, and personal preferences. The goal is to create a natural look that complements your features and restores the balance and symmetry of your face. The pigments used are carefully selected to match your natural hair color, and the application techniques are designed to mimic the appearance of real hair and natural eyeliner.

Long-Term Care and Maintenance

Post-treatment care is crucial to the success of your micropigmentation. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and longevity of the results. Regular touch-ups may be needed to maintain the appearance of your brows and eyeliner, especially as your body continues to recover from chemotherapy.

We also offer ongoing support and consultations to address any concerns or questions you may have during your recovery process. Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the initial treatment, as we strive to be a constant source of support and care throughout your journey.

Community and Support

At Debbie Clifford PMU & Laser, we believe in the power of community. We encourage our clients to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Sharing stories, tips, and support can be incredibly beneficial and provide a sense of solidarity and understanding. We regularly host events and support groups to foster these connections and offer a safe space for our clients to share and learn from each other.

In conclusion, our goal is to help you reclaim your sense of self and confidence during a challenging time. Through our specialized micropigmentation services, we aim to provide not just aesthetic benefits but also emotional and psychological support. At Debbie Clifford PMU & Laser, you are not just a client; you are part of a caring and compassionate community dedicated to helping you look and feel your best as you navigate your cancer journey. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of brows and eyelashes during chemotherapy or wondering if your eyebrows will grow back after chemo, we are here to support and empower you every step of the way.

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