This lash lift care information will help you take care of your lash lift. This articles reviews frequently asked questions.
Q: What is a LASH LIFT?
A: Lash lifts are a gentle form of lash perming that curls the natural lashes along the lash line. It gives the appearance of longer more feminine lashes.
Q: How does it work?
A: The first step is to open the bonds in the hair, giving flexibility within the mid shaft where the curl is found. The second step sets the lashes into position and seals the hair shaft. The third step reintroduces moisture back into the lashes.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Lash lifts can last up to 12 weeks depending on after-care products used and thickness of lashes. Minimize rubbing and use gentle products on eye area. Thick lashes are more resistant and will fall faster than thin lashes.
Q: How do I care for my lashes after the treatment?
A: Avoid water for 48hrs, therefore, coming to your appointment with freshly washed hair will be of benefit.
You must also avoid makeup, and pressure on the lashes for 48hrs. It is recommended to sleep on your back in order to avoid bending the lashes overnight. Using a lash comb to lift and operate the lashes will help set.
Afterwards you can return to your regular routine and products.
Q: Will the lash lift damage my lashes?
A: It is recommend that clients wait 12 weeks between lash lifts. This allows you hair to recover and regenerate new growth.
Q: Are there any allergies I must be aware of?
A: It is rare for reactions to occur as the products are kept strictly on the lashes. People who have sensitivity to latex are not recommended to have the service, as the adhesive used does contain latex.
If you have ever reacted to artificial lash glue used for strip lashes, you are at risk of having a reaction. Typical allergic reaction will cause the eyes to swell for up to 72 hours.
Achieve the brows you have always dreamed of with the dérmica’s Microblading brow feathering treatment. Your brows are skillfully etched into shape by combining dérmica’s signature brow design with top-of-the-line brow feathering products and techniques. Your eyebrows are designed by our experts using your natural facial structure, measurements, and any desired personal touches. Each individual hair stroke is carefully placed on the skin, building a beautiful and natural brow that lasts up to 3 years.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR Microblading ONLINE.
Retinol (2% or higher) – Avoid usage for 3 days prior to appointment. If prescribed, consult with physician
Acne medication (topical/oral) – Consult with physician
Contraindications- RECENT PROCEDURES:
BOTOX and dermal fillers (brow/forehead/eye area) – must wait 2 weeks following injection date.
Skin peels – Skin must be completely recovered prior to procedure date (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
IPL or LASER treatments – Skin must be completely recovered (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
Tanning – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your tanning session.
Waxing – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your waxing session.
Potential side effects:
Downtime required: 2-8 days
Time frame: Scroll down to see Booking Procedure
LEVELS & PRICING
Microblading- Level I : Increase the definition of your brow line, add density to thinning areas, fill small gaps and scars, or balance the overall brow shape. Includes 30% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $350
Microblading – Level II : Remodel your brow shape, balance highly uneven brows, fill-in gaps, scars, increase density and thickness in sparse brows. Includes 60% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $450
Microblading – Level III : Restore your brows from tip-tip and top-bottom with a complete coverage of severely thinned brows or missing brows. Includes up to 100% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $550
Microblading Refresher: (under 12 months since last session) Hair strokes are refined and color is intensified or refreshed. No reshaping. $150
Consultation: 30 minutes. During your consult, your desired brow shape and color, and overall appearance is discussed. After your consult you will receive your PreTx Guide to prepare you for the procedure. Please attach a note on you online booking if you would like your procedure done on the same day of your consultation. Deposit may be required.Procedure: 2hrs. During your Microblading session your brow area is numbed to ease discomfort during the procedure. The procedure time can range from 1-2 hours depending on the amount of restoration required. You will receive a detailed PostTx Guide and products to care for your brows during the recovery phase.
Refresher: 1.5 hrs. Optimal results are achieved with this complimentary refresher session; it ensures that every stroke is vibrant and extends wear. A minimum of 40% of the initial shape must be present for your Refresher. This time varies per person. The refresher can be booked anytime from 6 weeks to 12 months following the initial procedure.
Taking necessary precautions prior to treatment will ensure that your treatment can be performed safely and effectively.
1. Cleanse and moisturize morning and evening. Use a PRE CLEANSER such as our Glô Skin Beauty Gentle Cream Cleanser in the evenings over your brow area.
2. AVOID caffeinated beverages 2 hours prior to appointment as this can cause skin sensitivity.
3. DO NOT consume alcohol 12 hours prior to scheduled appointment as this can cause excessive bleeding and sensitivity during treatment.
4. Apply SPF over brow area before sun exposure. AVOID direct sunlight and extended sun exposure.
5. DO NOT take the following medications/ supplements during the 72 hours leading up to your procedure: **Consult and report with your physician prior to stopping medication**
6. Direct contact with water will need to be avoided for 72 hours following your procedure; therefore make sure to wash your hair prior to your appointment.
The following guide will help you care for your fresh brows and ensure you achieve best results. Your brows may feel sore and bruised immediately following your procedure; this usually dissipates within 12 hours.
Follow the POST-TREATMENT GUIDE until your brows have completely flaked and healed. The healing process can take up to 10 days and varies with each individual.
1. Hot temperatures will irritate your brows during the first 12 hours, therefore remain indoors and fan if necessary.
2. DO NOT touch brow with unwashed hands, doing so can cause infection.
3. DO NOT soak brows. Showers and baths are safe; keep your brows away from direct water contact as this may cause color to fade.
4. Face washing and moisturizing instructions:
Gently cleanse lower half and forehead with your daily cleanser in the morning. When rinsing cleanser, use a warm face cloth avoiding drip from forehead onto brows.
Dampen a clean gauze or cotton pad with your cleanser and gently wipe brows in outward motion. Blot dry with dry gauze/pad.
Once your brows begin scab or flake, apply a small amount of moisturizer over the brows after washing in the morning and evening.
5. DO NOT use ANY makeup or SPF directly over the brow area until brows have completely healed. This may alter color tone or blur strokes.
6. AVOID direct sunlight, this can cause the pigment to fade and irritate the skin.
7. DO NOT pick or lift scabs or flakes from brows, this may pull the pigment prematurely causing fading or gaps in strokes.
8. Brow can be lightly tweezed around area treated but not directly over for 3 weeks. Waxing procedure can be performed 4 weeks following procedure.
At dérmica, our signature microblading service, the 3D SCULPT, lasts up to 3 years.
How does the microblading last so long?
It comes down to the following factors:
DEPTH OF INCISION
The procedure is able to hold it’s colour for so long because we deposit pigment into the epidermal layer, below the surface of the skin. During the recovery period (10 days) the skin forms a light scab over the incisions. These scabs eventually slough away leaving the pigment enclosed in the epidermis. As the skin continues to regenerate through the years, the pigment is eventually pushed up to the outermost layer of the skin and is shed along with the skin. This process can take up to 3 years with proper care and maintenance. Knowing how deep to go when making the incisions is a key factor (along with pretreating the skin and of course, following post care instructions) in the longevity of your sculpt. Making the incisions too deep will cause the pigment to be deposited in the dermis layer of your skin thereby making your procedure permanent and increases the risk of scarring over the treatment site. Not going deep enough will make your brows fade prematurely.
THICKNESS OF SKIN
As skin experts, knowledge of the skin gives Dérmica comprehensive insight of this procedure. Typically, the head area of the brow has thicker skin in comparison to the arch and the tail. Skin thickness varies by sex, age, skin type, skin tone, health, and lifestyle. Thicker skin generally means that there are more pores and the skin is oilier. The skin thins as we age so typically, older people have thinner skin, as well as people with a fair skin tone. Also, because older skin does not regenerate as quickly, it has shown to hold pigment better since it is not as oily. This comprehension helps us use correct amount of pressure of the skin in order to get to the depth we want.
PRETREATMENT AND POST CARE OF THE SKIN
During your microblading procedure, we use a fine sharp blade to make incisions into the skin in order to insert pigment. Because of this, your skin experiences a bit of trauma, which is why preparation and post care play such an important role.
By providing you with Pre-Treatment guidelines and a Care kit, we encourage you to take necessary precautions prior to treatment to ensure that your treatment can be performed safely and effectively, and increase the success rate of your microblading.
Do you meet the criteria for this procedure? Find out by clicking HERE.
Q: What are the contraindications for the microblading procedure?
A: Microblading, like all other forms of tattooing, has risks associated with the procedure that though uncommon- such as the transmission of blood borne pathogenic organisms or reactions to pigment ingredients- must be reviewed.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING CONTRAINDICATIONS TO ENSURE YOU MEET CRITERIA.
CANCER – Cannot treat while undergoing medical treatment and must be in complete remission. Consult with physician prior to booking; approval is required.
DIABETES – Must be controlled for a minimum of 1 year before procedure. Anticoagulant and other medications may interfere. Consult with physician prior to booking; approval is required.
BLOOD CLOTTING ABNORMALITIES – Consult with physician prior to booking; approval is required.
KELOID SCARRING – cannot have procedure due to increased risk of developing scar tissue.
HERPES – cannot have active breakouts during time of procedure. Prescribed medication must be taken for 3 days prior to procedure to reduce risk of infection. Consult with physician.
SKIN DISEASE or DISORDER – must be cleared of infection prior to procedure. Consult physician.
PSORIASIS or ECZEMA –Brow and forehead region must be clear.
ACNE – Brow and forehead region must be clear of breakouts. If taking prescribed topical or oral acne medication, consult with physician prior to booking.
SUNBURN – Wait 2 weeks after occurrence.
SENSITIVITY or ALLERGY to ANAESTHETIC – Topical anaesthetic is used to numb the area during the procedure. Procedure can be performed with the exclusion of anaesthetic. Consult with physician regarding alternatives for pain relief.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASER AND IPL? A: IPL and Laser are light-based treatment methods used in the skincare and med esthetics industry to treat a variety of common skin conditions and permanent hair reduction.
The IPL and Laser equipment deliver their results by emitting a specific range of light energy towards a specific target in the skin. In a successful treatment the light energy is absorbed by water, blood, or pigment in the skin, which are eradicated without causing disruption the surrounding tissue.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
IPL technologies project flashes of light energy onto the surface of the skin. The handheld device is placed directly on the skin and flashed at set intervals. The device emits a broad band of light energy into the skin, which is then quickly absorbed by the target. The diameter covered by the spot size varies and is ideal for larger areas.
IPL treatments are said to have less discomfort involved during the procedure, and require shorter recover periods and visible down-time. The peak temperature during these sessions is typically lower than that of Laser, making it ideal for treating heat sensitive skin conditions such as Melasma and Rosacea.
LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)
Lasers operate by emitting a single wave of steady or pulsed laser light into their target. Depending on the manufacturer of the Laser equipment, some lasers are not suitable for all skin tones or skin conditions; therefore the technician is required to use different attachments or machines for treatment.
The spot size used to treat with laser is more concentrated, therefore smaller, and procedure time can be longer. For treatment of skin conditions, Laser tends to have a longer period of recovery and visible down-time following sessions. Lasers are said to be ideal for treating leg veins and tattoo removal.
IPL and Laser are both safe and effective treatment methods for treating skin conditions and permanently reducing unwanted hair. It is important to remember that results vary with both methods, there are specific guidelines to follow pre/post treatment, and number of sessions can range from 4-12.
For clients who meet the skin and/or hair criteria for IPL or Laser, the success of treatment is also influenced by the quality of equipment being used, and the technician’s knowledge of operating light-based technology.
In summary, the major difference between the two IPL and Laser is the range of light energy emitted by the device. Regardless of whether you choose IPL or Laser, it is always best to do your research.
Love, Peace, and Great Skin! Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
As some of you may know, “Ask Dermica” is featured on our website, dermica.ca, as a way to answer any Skincare questions you may have.
Here is an interesting submission:
Q: I have had good skin for most of my years, but over the past few months it has been acting up and breaking out. I haven’t been using anything different on my skin or stopped using my regular products. I have though, been going through an ugly break-up. Could this be the reason for my sudden break-outs?
A: As if dealing with the emotional uppercut break-up thrusts your way isn’t enough, most of us will also experience changes in our physical appearance, including the decline of our skin health. The endless nights sobbing will leave your eyeballs and under eyes feeling like a bad rug burn, your complexion starts to resemble the pepperoni pizza you’ve been stuffing your face with, your nose as red as the sorrow drowning wine you’ve guzzled, and your skin feels as tender as the heart that’s been shattered. Now take a moment, dry those tears and listen up!
For those of you going through this emotional rollercoaster, we may not be able to mend a broken heart but we sure can help you mend a broken complexion…
Think of your skin as a reflection of the emotional storm brewing inside your body, it too is suffering with you and needs a little extra TLC. During times of distress we tend to stray away from our daily routine and our “me time” or self-care routine drops down the list of priorities.
Poor diet, skin hygiene, lack of sleep, constant crying, and nervous habits take control of your skin, so what can you do to help your skin through this time? Let’s begin by examining some of the most common skin issues during this period.
ACNE or BLEMISHES
This can be one of the worst things that can happen to your skin during this period. Not only does it take a toll on your self-esteem, but it can leave you scarred for weeks. Diet can play a role in this department, so if you know there are certain foods or food groups that cause you to break out; this is the time to AVOID them.
If your skin has already taken a turn for the worst, you can help reduce and heal the damage by following a regular skin care routine.
Start off with a fresh cleanse using the Purifying Gel Cleanser in the morning, and finish your day with a double cleanse in the evening.
If you normally have a normal or combination skin, use Purifying Gel Cleanser for your evening wash only.
Spot treatment are also great for a quick fix, just be sure to stick only to the areas affected as these products have a higher concentration of active ingredients and can have an extremely drying effect on the skin.
Take a small amount of the Daily Polishing Cleanser and rub into a paste, leave on overnight. The Salicylic Acid will help banish blemish!
A relaxing facial will treat your skin and mind to a much needed “me time”. Your skin will feel refreshed and nurtured after having been purged of the impurities, build-up, and infused with nutrients.
Book your FIX Facial or LUX Facial.
SENSITIVITY OR DRY SKIN AROUND THE EYES
The constant flow of tears, friction, and pressure on your eyes leaves your skin feeling tender and looking tired. This fragile skin is easily irritated and can become puffy or sunken, magnifying fine lines and wrinkles.
It is important to protect and nourish your eye area by using proper eye care products and application.
If you already using eye care, add an extra dab of Eye Restore (dry/mature), or Vital Eye Cream (combo/oily) after applying moisturizer for added barrier. When applying, ensure you are only applying on the ocular bone using your ring fingers in a dabbing motion. Use day and night before applying your moisturizer, and possibly once in between if your eyes are feeling really dry.
Keep products in a cool dark cupboard or fridge for added soothing effects.
REDNESS and BROKEN CAPILLARIES
For those of you that are prone to broken capillaries and Rosacea or Rosacea like symptoms, your skin may flare up during this stressful period.
Soothing skin masks such as Cucumber Recovery Mask , are an excellent way to keep your skin calm and prevent further damage. This step will add hydration, calm redness and inflammation.
After a night of water work, try giving your skin a nice thorough cleanse with Gentle Cream Cleanser based cleanser, then follow up with soothing mask, focusing on the cheek and nose area, as these tend to be the most sensitive. You can also try storing your products in the fridge for added calming and cooling effect.
If the symptoms persist even after you broken heart has mended a great option is the ALIVIA IPL Photofacial. Not only will it help reduce the vascular appearance present in the skin at the time of treatment, but it will also help reduce the severity of symptoms in the future. Book your ALIVIA IPL Photofacial .