Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Here at Cambridge Micropigmentation Centre, we specialise in offering micropigmentation treatment, but we are also happy to offer a range of other services to our clients, including various laser treatments. These include laser hair removal treatments, CPL (Intense Calibrated Light) treatments, and fractional laser resurfacing. Today we are going to focus on fractional laser resurfacing.
What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing Used For?
Fractional Erbium laser technology is able to treat a number of skin issues, including facial lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scars, age spots, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, redness, and large pores. It aims to improve the overall skin quality as it is able to treat both the deep and superficial layers of the skin. The Erbium:YAG laser can be used in various ways to suit mildly photodamaged skin lesions (for example, solar keratoses), mildly atrophic facial scars (for example, as a result of acne or chicken pox); dyschromia (for example, melasma, lentigines), and mild-to-moderate facial wrinkles in the perioral (around the mouth), periocular (around the eyes), and cheek areas. In order to treat patients with deeper wrinkles and scars can be successfully treated, by using longer and variable pulses with the laser.
How Does Fractional Laser Resurfacing Work?
Using the fractional technology, the laser creates micro-thermal tunnels deep into the skin. As only a fraction of the skin is treated, this is where the treatment gets its name from. The Erbium Yag laser is designed to provide clients with the versatility of both deep and superficial skin resurfacing. The wavelength of light emitted is absorbed by water in the skin, with the pulses of the laser vaporising lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots and other irregularities, on multiple layers, including both the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and dermis (the second, thicker layer of skin).
How is Collagen Involved in Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
The process of fractional laser resurfacing has a secondary function that the laser also stimulates production of collagen, as the skin’s natural healing process takes action. New, healthy collagen is produced in the deeper layers of the skin in order to replace the columns of affected tissue. Increased collagen functions to improve the skin’s elasticity. It is a protein found in bones, muscles, skin and tendons, holding the body together and providing strength and structure. As much of the skin is left untreated, there is almost no downtime for this treatment, and once the affected areas are healed, you should notice an improvement in the overall quality of your skin. As the time passes after your treatment, you should see gradual improvements in your skin, which are visible up to three months afterwards.
Contact Us
If you would to find out more about fractional laser resurfacing treatments from our Cambridge clinic in the UK, please get in touch with the team through our online contact form, or by emailing us at You can also talk to a member of our staff directly by calling us on either 01223 662255 or 07525 755530. You can also find out more information from our online blog. We would be glad to help with any questions you may have for us.
Scalp Micropigmentation FAQs
If you’re thinking about Scalp Micropigmentation – otherwise known as SMP – you are likely to know some of the basics about it being permanent hair loss solution that aims to replicate the appearance of hair follicles, rather than replace the hair. At Cambridge Micropigmentation Centre, we want to make sure our clients are have all the information they could need before undergoing any SMP treatment with us, so here you will find a list of frequently asked questions, and at the end, you will see our contact details, if you have further questions for us.

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?
Often described as a kind of medical tattoo, the basic premise of SMP is to replicate your hair follicles, so that typically, it will be impossible to tell that you have suffered from any balding as it offers the appearance of a shaved-head look. SMP works by implanting the pigment into your skin, matching the natural colour of your hair as closely as possible. SMP can also offer increased density for both men and women who have thinning hair. Each treatment session lasts around two to five hours, with the total course delivered after at least three sessions, or sometimes four. Ten days should be left between the first two treatments, with a four-week gap before any remaining treatment sessions.

How is the Hair Design Decided?

In order to design the look of your new hairstyle, we consult with you to find out your desired result and the extent of your hair loss, looking at the pattern and the stage that you are at with your hair loss. We look at any existing hair or photographs that you provide in order to match our chosen pigment with your natural hair. We identify your natural hairline shape, making sure not to start too low to begin the treatment, so that we can build on it. The pigment will also begin slightly lighter than your original hair colour for the same reason, as we then assess how the pigment settles into your skin, before deciding whether to go for a darker pigment.

How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last; Is SMP Permanent?
Although there is a less permanent option (tricopigmentation), our SMP treatment comes with permanent results, so you need to be absolutely certain that you are ready to commit to completing the course and maintaining the look over the years to come. Just one course of treatment can last between two to three years, although the exact results you can expect to see will vary depending on your lifestyle and immune system.
What are the Side Effects of Scalp Micropigmentation?
Post-treatment you can expect to experience some redness on your scalp at the treatment area, showing immediately after the treatment, but fading within the first one to two days following the treatment. It can become tight and itchy, which is why it is vital to avoid scratching your scalp whilst it scabs and then heals.

Contact Us

To find out more information about the SMP as a hair loss solution and consider the cost of scalp micropigmentation with a consultation and no-obligation quotation, please get in touch with us by completing our online contact form, or emailing us at You can also speak to us directly by calling us 01223 662255 or 07525 755530 and a member of our team will be glad to answer any further questions you may have for us.
Our Permanent Makeup Training
At Cambridge Micropigmentation Centre, we specialise in offering micropigmentation treatment, but we are also happy to offer a number of other services to our clients, including permanent makeup. As part of our services, we offer permanent makeup training courses, suitable for beginners as well as current beauty practitioners. Read on to find out more about our beauty training academy in Cambridge.
The CMC Microblading Course for Beginners
During the CMC microblading course, you will benefit from three days of training that covers both the theory and practical side of microblading. The first day will be focussed on theory, when you will learn about the structure of the skin and all aspects of the microblading technique. This includes how much pressure to apply, colour theory, and carrying out consultations with your clients before the drawing stage, through to the procedure itself. We will also cover contraindications (cases where microblading isn’t possible) and health and safety procedures. By the second day, you will begin the practical element of the course, applying the microblading techniques to paper and fake skin, and you will see demonstrations of the treatment by your trainer. Finally, on the third day, you will not only practice the pre-drawing, but also perform the treatment using live models, with full support and supervision.
VIP One-on-One Course for Beginners
Although our CMC microblading course only contains groups of between three to four people, our VIP CMC microblading course for beginners is also available as a one-on-one exclusive. The course plan is the same, but you will benefit from the undivided attention of the trainer, as well as a completely free microblading treatment by our master trainer, Ania Paterak, along with the half price PMU (Permanent Makeup) and laser treatment offer, which those in the group course also benefit from. Both courses also include a full microblading kit, as well as lifetime support post-training, and business practices and marketing advice.
The CMC Full PMU Course for Beginners
If you would like to expand your skillset beyond permanent eyebrow treatments, we also offer the CMC full FMU course for beginners, covering six days in groups of up to two people. The first three days work in the same way as the microblading course, so by the fourth day, you are ready to progress onto permanent eyeliner treatments. On day five, we cover permanent lip treatments, and on the final day, three months after your training is complete, you will have an assessment day. You will benefit from many of the same features of the aforementioned course, but can choose which free PMU treatment you would like, and get a complete kit for carrying out all PMU treatments.
The CMC Advanced Masterclasses
If you have already completed beginner PMU courses, you may be ready to progress to our advanced masterclasses. We offer courses in Ombre brows, as well as a course specifically designed for microblading eyebrows for men, and a course covering advanced microblading techniques for different hair patterns, layering and shading. We also offer a course specialising in ‘Latina’ eyeliner, where you will learn to obtain the perfect flick. Each of these specialist advanced courses takes just one day to complete.
Contact Us
If you would to discover more about our beauty training academy in Cambridge, please get in touch with the team through our online contact form, or by emailing us at You can also speak to a member of our staff directly by calling us on either 01223 662255 or 07525 755530. You can also find out more information from our online blog. We would be happy to help with any queries you may have for us.
The Best Beauty Salon in Cambridge
Here at Cambridge Micropigmentation Centre, we specialise in micropigmentation, as well as a range of other aesthetic treatments, putting the same skills to use for permanent make-up treatments and microblading, as well as offering a variety of laser treatments. Moreover, we also offer training for any budding beauty technicians. Today we will go through our range of services that make us the best beauty salon in Cambridge.
Scalp Micropigmentation
We gain a lot of confidence about ourselves from our hair, so it can knock it when it starts to thin and dealing with baldness can be difficult. At Cambridge Micropigmentation Centre, we aim to restore your hairline, along with your confidence. Scalp micropigmentation treatment works like a kind of tattoo, either increasing the density of thinning hair, or offering the appearance of a shaved head.
Permanent Make-up and Microblading
We offer a number of make-up services to our clients, including permanent lip makeup. As part of this service, we offer the option for permanent lip contouring, permanent lip blush and permanent full lip colour, so there is sure to be something to suit you. We also provide a variety of eye treatments, including permanent eyeliner both to enhance your eyes subtly or add further definition with a thin to medium eyeliner. We can add definition to your eyebrows with eyebrow microblading, usually enhancing a feminine frame, but we are also able to treat those wanting a more masculine look, for those who may have thinning brows, looking for eyebrow reconstruction.
Laser Treatments
We believe we are the best beauty salon in Cambridge as we are able to offer our expertise in so many different modern beauty treatments, including a range of laser services. In fact, we are the only clinic in the whole of Cambridgeshire to offer Xlase advanced laser treatments, which work to offer permanent hair reduction. Suitable for all skin types, we also offer fractional laser resurfacing, which aims to target various skin issues such as facial lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, age spots, deep pigment, rough texture, redness, large pores and overall skin quality. Additionally, we provide CPL advanced treatments, which refers to Intense Calibrated Light, whereby different wavelengths target different skin complaints, including unwanted hair, acne, rosacea, thread veins, fine lines and wrinkles, and the visible signs of sun damage.
We also offer training at our clinic, which can be completed one-on-one, or as a group. We have training courses that are suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals. We provide training specifically for microblading alone, as well as comprehensive permanent make-up courses. Our more advanced masterclasses also include Ombre brows, advanced microblading, male eyebrows and eyeliner.
Contact Us
If you would to find out more why we are the best beauty salon in Cambridge, please get in touch with the team through our online contact form, or by emailing us at You can also speak to a member of our team directly by calling us on either 01223 662255 or 07525 755530. You can also discover more from our online blog. We would be happy to help with any queries you may have for us.