What are Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions?
Semi-Permanent Eyelash extensions are an exciting new way to extend the length and thickness of your own eyelashes. They are applied on a hair by hair (lash by lash) basis to your own eyelashes for a natural look.
Are Eyelash Extensions safe?
Absolutely! Eyelash extensions are totally safe and painless. There is no waxing or plucking required. The adhesive is formulated from many of the same products that are included in the medical suture-less wound closure technology
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Touch-ups are recommended every two to three weeks after your initial application depending on the growth cycle of your lashes and your after care maintenance.
How long will the eyelash extensions application take?
The eyelash application can take anywhere from 2 hours to 3 hours depending on the fullness of your natural lashes. The more lashes you have the more extensions, thus for fullness! This is a meticulous process that requires patience and concentration; therefore it is important not to rush the process so the you can leave with a perfect set of lashes! You will be relaxing with your eyes closed. So many of our clients are so relaxed that they often fall asleep.
Can I still wear makeup with Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, but many clients don’t feel the need to wear mascara since the extensions give the lashes the appearance of mascara being worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You can now get out of bed in the morning looking great. In fact… nothing about your day to day changes. With your eyelash extensions you can swim, steam, snorkel, even scuba. Nothing in your life changes. You may still use eyeliner and eyeshadow as usual, along with our special formulated mascara made just for your extensions, as long as you remember to remove your makeup with a product that does not contain oil of any kind that will affect the longevity of the adhesive.
What is Lash Lift?
A lash lift is an advancement on the old fashioned “lash perm”. Unlike the perming rods used in the past, new specially created silicone pads lift the lashes from the root only, creating a subtle, natural looking lift, giving the illusion of length, and making the eyes appear more open.
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is an aesthetic procedure similar to tattooing, designed to benefit anyone who wishes to have a natural enhancement to his or her appearance without the use of makeup. Some of the other names this process is known by include micropigmentation, demographics, or micropigment implantation. It can be used for eyebrows, eyeliner above and below, eyelashes, lip lines, full lip color, scar camouflage, beauty marks, or as an imitation of hair.
Many people also choose permanent makeup for hiding burns, covering scars following surgery, replacing pigment lost from vitiligo, reconstructing areolas, or redefining weak facial features. Those who are extremely physically active but want to maintain a better appearance can do so with permanent makeup. It is especially beneficial for people who suffer from makeup allergies and can’t wear traditional cosmetics.
How is Permanent Makeup performed?
During cosmetic implantation, tiny individual implants of pigment are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin. There are several methods used today, including the traditional tattoo machines, the pen or rotary machine and the manual or hand method.
How much does Permanent Makeup hurt?
Because of the nature of the permanent cosmetics procedure, some patients may experience some discomfort according to their pain tolerance. There are ways of reducing discomfort, which you must discuss with the professional who is performing your procedure.
Is Permanent Makeup like getting a tattoo?
Yes, Permanent Makeup is the same as getting a tattoo.
How much does Permanent Makeup cost?
Price varies greatly across the country and depending on the area where the permanent makeup is applied. Areas such as the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner cost between $400-$600 and for full lip color expect to pay between $600-$900. Those prices generally include two applications, the initial one and a touch up. Other, more advanced options such as areola pigmentation or scar camouflage do not generally have a set price but rather are‘by the hour. Prices for these procedures range from $200-$500 per hour.
What is the difference between Tattooed Eyebrows and Microblading?
Permanent makeup is the most common phrase used but terms such as Micropigmentation and permanent cosmetics are also used to describe the same procedure. For permanent eyebrows, a cosmetic tattooing machine is used to gently implant pigment into the skin using a variety of fine needles. It’s different from a regular tattoo machine in that the frequency is much lower meaning the pigment is implanted closer to the surface. Some would say the sensation feels like an electric toothbrush pressed against the skin; a little uncomfortable but not too painful.
There are a variety of looks you can opt for when choosing your permanent makeup treatments. If it’s a dramatic powder brow you are looking for to mimic the look of makeup, you’ve got it. If it’s more realistic brows you’re looking for go for a procedure using individual strokes to create your desired brow shape, go for it...the choice is yours!
Microblading is a slightly different technique that’s still firmly in the tattooing family, meaning pigment is implanted into the skin, but a precision hand tool is used instead of a machine. The beauty of microblading is that the hair-like strokes you can achieve are so fine that it’s the most hyper-realistic treatment yet, it’s no wonder that it’s often referred to as ‘eyebrow embroidery’.
A microblading technician meticulously draws each hair stroke onto the skin to follow the direction and length of the existing hairs. If there are no hairs present, not to worry, a skilled technician can create beautiful brows that suit your face shape and mimic that of a natural brow. The channels created by the microblading technique are closer to the surface then when using a machine and the needles used are even sharper, meaning even more precise and finer hair strokes can be created. If you want the most natural looking treatment that no one could ever guess you’ve had, this is ‘the’ treatment to go for.
What are Powered Brows?
Powder brows are meant to create a powder look much like topical powder make up. They are not for creating hair strokes at all and are best for clients that want a more solid looking brow or have brows but want a base color.
What is Eyebrow Threading?
Eyebrow Threading is a practice of shaping the eyebrows using a cotton thread. The twisting action of the thread traps the hair and lifts it out of the follicle. It’s a very gentle, sanitary, and painless way of removing unwanted facial hair. It is a common method used in India, China, and other Eastern Countries. Threading is also used to remove hair from the upper lip as well as other areas of the face. This method of hair removal is more effective and less painful than tweezing and waxing. Hair re-growth becomes finer and more sparse after regular treatments.
In distinction of waxing, the top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized in the process. The result… a safe, simple, rapid, and highly effective method of hair removal. Because there is minimal chance of irritation, it is very well suited for the sensitive skin. Overall, Threading is the inexpensive and effective method of hair removal without the increased chances of wrinkles and peeled skin unlike waxing. It also is an excellent option for those guests who cannot wax – such as those who are using Tetin-A, Accutane, Renova, etc.
Why is Threading better than Waxing or Tweezing?
Threading is more precise and hair grows back finer and slower. There is no burning, peeling, irritation, and is a great remedy for ingrown hair. Facial threading is a good alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin people who are on Retin A and accutane. Eyebrow threading not only removes unwanted hair around your eyebrow, but also helps to get a precise and defined eyebrow shape according to your facial features. Most of all, threading exfoliates the skin, giving you a mini facial while the hair is being removed.
Does Eyebrow Threading last longer than waxing?
Yes, brow threading lasts longer than waxing. We are able to thread off more hair than waxing. And it also exfoliates the skin at the same time leaving the threaded area much cleaner. Perfect for clients who are sensitive to wax or those who are on medication that thins the skin.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. It can only be done in doctors office. Katrina is a Certified Clinical Educator for Ultherapy and can help you determine if Ultherapy is right for you.
What is Dermaplaning?
This non-invasive procedure is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin, and to re-generate new skin cells. The skin is first prepped, taking all the oil off of the top layer of skin, (epidermis) and an instrument, a derma tone is used to scrape off all of the dead skin cells. Approximately, seven to twelve layers of skin comes off depending on the individual’s skin.
There isn’t any down time which is the best part, however if you choose to go a bit deeper for various reasons, sun spots, wrinkles, or acne, a chemical peel can also be used in conjunction with the derma planning. It depends on your skins needs are.
By your mid thirties, your skin doesn’t slough off dead skin cells as rapidly as it did in your twenties, and it does get more sluggish with age. You may notice that your skin does not have that glow, or appears sallow, while the surface may feel rough to the touch. This procedure helps speed the skins cell turnover rate leaving the skin glowing, radiant and more youthful.
What is Microneedling/ Dermarolling?
Dermarolling remolds the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin, increasing the formation of new tissue by activating the body's wound healing cascade (hemostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodeling). The micro-channeling causes the release of growth factors that promote scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen. The fibroblasts are responsible for collagen production. The exact mechanism how this happens is complex and not yet completely understood. New collagen and elastin forms.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
- Crow's feet
- Sun damaged skin
- Sagging skin