ReMake Up is a social business established to help those who suffer psychologically as a result of the physical effects of medical conditions such as cancer, alopecia, or the treatments associated with them.
ReMake Up provides permanent makeup services as an allied health solution, supporting people regaining their confidence and building their self-esteem, when recovering from the loss of hair due to alopecia or cancer, reconstructing nipple & areola after breast surgery due to cancer, etc. These unfortunate events, quite often lead to a spiral of poor overall wellbeing, social isolation, and depression.
ReMake Up aim is to use the profits from beauty focused permanent makeup to offer free, or at a highly discounted rate through subsidised payments or donations, medical permanent make up procedures for those recovering from the physical side effects of Alopecia (loss of eyebrows), Cancer (Areola & Nipple reconstruction), scars or burns, regardless of the patient affordability. The growth of our social business, supported by U-Hatch @GCU, UnLtd, The Lottery and Foundation Scotland, means we are now in a position to offer free treatments to these people for at least one day each week, through our Giving Fridays.
meet the team
Pedro santos - founder & director
Since moving to Scotland in 2011 Pedro has been working in the third sector and developed a special interest in Social Business. In 2015, after receiving the Muhammad Yunus Scholarship, Pedro completed a Masters in Social Business and Microfinance with Glasgow Caledonian University, to further develop his knowledge of the sector. In 2016 Pedro was a Finalist in the Social Enterprise category of the Converge Challenge, and in the Social Enterprise Champion category of the Social Enterprise Awards for Scotland.
cristina bernardino - manager
Cristina prides herself of offering a stellar service from consultation, to treatment and aftercare, based on 20 years of experience in Aesthetics, and an extensive knowledge of human anatomy, a deep understanding of the skin, and most importantly Cristina's constant investment in personal development. Being one of the finalists of the Scotland's Medical Cosmetic Awards 2017 (Highly Commended) & 2015 and Finalist in the Micropigmentation Awards 2017 in the Medical Micropigmentation category, clearly demonstrates a commitment to the industry.
Beverley is a Development Worker with the Voice of Esperience Forum, and has extensive knowledge in the voluntary sector with over 10 years working in advocacy and volunteer led Befriending Services.
The founder and current CEO of GRACE, a social enterprise providing aftercare services for individuals who have overcome any life trauma, and a key partner in our future service delivery.
Currently a Development officer at East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, Graham has years of experience in finance from working in private banking for Tesco Bank.
Permanent makeup is a technique which employs pigmentation on the dermis as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce astonishing natural looking eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to camouflage scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast's areola, particularly after breast surgery. Most commonly called Permanent makeup, other names include dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic or medical tattooing.
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. This minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless and incredibly effective. The micro-injuries created stimulate the body's natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, which are the key to new, youthful-looking skin, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of aging. Micro Needling uses a micropigmentation machine with a needle cartridge. The treatment is safe and does not require anything to be implanted into the skin. It works on exactly the same principle as many other dry needling techniques. This straight forward technique is the most effective treatment for scars. It is precise and targeted and you are not causing unnecessary trauma to unaffected parts of the skin.
zo® by zen obaji aesthetic facials
An innovative, in-office treatment peel targeting melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores and dullness, followed by an at-home treatment that produces longer lasting results than ordinary peels. Suitable for all skin types. Amongst the benefits of this treatment, we would like to highlight; Dual-action; highly effective peel designed to provide skin renewal and stimulation;, Utilizes a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to significantly improve skin health and treat many signs of aging; Supports improvement of skin barrier protection and improves the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself; Provides antioxidant protection as well as anti-irritant benefits
zo® by zen obaji skincare products
ZO Skin Health, Inc. develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes, and exclusive formulations. By providing comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients, ZO Skin Health, Inc. bridges the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care, allowing patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age, ethnicity or unique skin condition.
Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellous hair. Highly effective in minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It's great for prepping the skin prior to peels, enzyme treatments and to increase penetration of active ingredients. It involves controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, surgical blade held at a 45-degree angle for the removal of keratinized cells on the outermost layer of the skin and fine vellous hair.
The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years, but the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows emerged in Asia and was known as feathering or embroidery prior to becoming known as microblading. Similar to permanent makeup eyebrow treatments using a machine, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking. The needles used come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual hair stroke can be customized to each client depending on the width of their natural hairs as to make the microblading process look more natural. he color choice is patient specific and is mixed using a natural selection of micropigments to complement hair color and skin tone.
Created by skin care experts, Genuine Dermaroller products provide a safe and simple alternative to intensive in-clinic micro-needling treatments. Micro-needling has long been used in-clinic to help stimulate the repair processes within the skin in order to tackle textural issues and the early signs of ageing, by using a roller packed with tiny needles to create tunnels in the surface layers of the skin. The success of such treatments has led to the development of less invasive types of skin needling, which use a shorter length needle, to penetrate the skin. This act of puncturing the surface triggers the production of collagen and elastin to fill in these holes, which then has a knock-on effect on other depressions in the skin such as wrinkles and fine lines. These holes in the surface – which can’t be seen by the naked eye – also make it easier for the active ingredients in any serum or cream to penetrate deeper into the lower layers of the skin, essentially enhancing their corrective benefits and guaranteeing users better results in the long term.
scalp micropigmentation - Scalp4h (2018)
A novel remedy for baldness, ‘scalp micropigmentation’ is essentially the process of having your scalp tattooed with tiny dots that resemble the appearance of stubble, giving you that short, ‘buzz-cut’ hairstyle. It’s touted as an ‘effective solution to hairloss’ and there’s no invasive surgery, no scarring and no down time. The procedure can also be used to conceal the scars from hair transplantation or to make thinning hair seem thicker, particularly usefull for male and female pattern baldness. In contrast to tattoos, the procedure does not penetrate as deeply, and the inks used are less prone to colour change over time. ReMake Up is fully introducing Scalp4H as of 2018, but we are accepting models for our trainee until the end of 2017.
This is our flagship programme. Giving Fridays were created to help those who suffer psychologically as a result of the physical effects of medical conditions such as cancer, alopecia, or the treatments associated with them. The suppor from U-Hatch @GCU, UnLtd, The Lottery and Foundation Scotland, means we are now in a position to offer free treatments to these people for at least one day each week, through their Giving Fridays. If you think you can benefit or you know someone that could, just get in touch. We are here to help.
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ReMake UP uses the profits from beauty focused permanent makeup to offer free medical permanent make up procedures for those with Alopecia (loss of eyebrows), Cancer (Areola & Nipple reconstruction), scars or burns, and simply cannot afford them. What does this means for you? Every time you buy a service, product or voucher from us, you are doing so much more than that! Indeed, you are making a generous gift for those you cannot afford the treatment and would actually benefit imensely from it.
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