How Semi Permanent Makeup Helped Naomi Oni After Acid Attack

Naomi Oni was walking home from work when she became the victim of an acid attack. Since 2012 acid attacks have doubled in the UK but what would you do if the attacker turned out to be your best friend? Five years later Naomi has found the strength to tell her story.

On the night of December 29th 2012, Naomi was travelling back home after working a late shift. As she walked from the bus stop she grabbed a takeaway and chatted to her then boyfriend on the phone. Then she felt a presence near her.

“I remember the person’s face being covered, a very cold stare,” Naomi says. Then a huge splash and Naomi ran screaming and staggering to her house.

In March 2014 Mary Konye was found guilty of throwing or coasting corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Half a decade on, Naomi still bears physical scars, but feels strong enough to smile again through them. Naomi has undergone countless facial procedures but there was one treatment in particular that was very important to her which any young woman can relate to – Her eyebrows. You can watch the moment that Naomi revealed her new semi-permanent eyebrows here!

Due to the burns from the acid, Naomi had lost her eyebrows which led to her being extremely conscious which is where Debra and her team of experienced medical semi-permanent technicians came to the rescue.

How can medical semi-permanent makeup treatments help those who have suffered a trauma?

While Micropigmentation is most often known as a method of achieving fabulous brows, eyeliners and lip effects, there are a wide range of medical conditions that can use SPMU as an effective solution.

  • Scars and burns
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo
  • Chemotherapy related hair loss
  • Areola reconstruction following breast surgery

When it came to Naomi’s semi-permanent eyebrows, Debra replicated the hair follicles stroke by stroke to create the perfect defined brows. Permanent Makeup treatments are also increasingly being recognised as a way of helping patients to feel more positive about the traumatic experience and help give back some control at a difficult and distressing time in their lives.

Click here to check out the full ITV News interview with Debra Robson and Naomi Oni.

Scarred skin has different characteristics. It can be thicker, raised or indented, varied in colour and so on. This means that while the actual process for medical tattooing is similar to permanent cosmetics, the treatment stages, pigments and techniques will vary to take these factors into account. If you’re looking for only the very best medical reconstructive procedures, Debra Robson is the name to remember. Get in touch with us today to find out more information on how we can help you store your confidence, because everyone deserves to feel beautiful.

Watch Acid Attack: My Story on BBC IPlayer now.