FAQ

Eyelash Extensions

 

  

Who is not a Candidate?

Anyone that has had an allergic reaction to eyelash extension adhesive or gel pads.

Anyone with sensitive eyes prone to watering, itching, swelling, or redness.

Anyone with an eye infection or medical condition that impacts your eye and lash health

Anyone that has recently undergone eye surgery or cosmetic eye treatments such as LASIK, eyeliner tattoo, lash perm.

Anyone that is not able to lie still on their back for a long period of time due to back problems or pregnancy.

Anyone that cannot keep their eyes fully closed.

Anyone that is unable to follow the advised aftercare Instructions.

Anyone using oil based make-up and cleansers that can affect longevity of the lashes.

Anyone that has unrealistic expectations about eyelash extensions (the thickness and length of extensions that can be applied will be limited to the strength of your natural lashes)

What should you know?

This procedure requires single synthetic eyelashes to be adhered to each of the client’s natural individual eyelash. Eyelash adhesive may contain Water, Rubber Latex, Cellulose, Sodium Dodecyl benzenesulfonate, Ammonium, Hydroxide, Perfum, Coumarin, methyl Cyanoacrylate, poly isocyanate, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Formaldehyde, and Iron Oxides which may cause irritations.  Common irritations may include tearing or swelling of the eyelids, redness, itchiness, dryness, or burning.  Clients should immediately inform the technician of any irritations that may arise during the procedure. Complications may also result in sclerosis, allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, or a common sty. 

  

How long does each procedure take?

We allow up to 2 full hours for each client. We want each client to receive the time that they deserve. A full fill service may consume the full amount of time to give each client desired and long lasting results. It is extremely important that clients should keep eyes closed during the entire procedure until instructed by the technician. Opening the eye during the procedure can have many potential risks. By following as directed, the process will go by in a matter of time! The Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes which is typically 6-8 weeks, so it is advised to schedule a fill within that time frame in order to maintain the desired look. If clients schedule for a lash fill within 3 weeks after each initial appointment, then the average appointment time may only consume up to 40min-1hr. 

  

How do you care for your Lashes?

· It is essential that the lashes do not get wet until 24 hours after your application or touch up. Avoid swimming, showing, or any physical activates until the following day. 

· It is not advised to wear Mascara. If eyeliner is desirable, make sure it is water based. 

· Avoid hot steam or saunas as well as cotton balls, pads or q-tips on lashes. 

· Lightly brush your eyelash extension daily with the clean mascara applicator provided to you at your appointment. 

· Avoid rubbing your eyes, pulling on your eyelash extensions or sleeping face down.

· Book your lash fill appointment every 3 weeks to maintain the desired look. 

·  If your lashes get wet, you may pat you eyelashes with a lint-free clothe and brush them with the clean mascara applicator that is provided to you at the time of your appointment. It is important to lightly brush them daily. 

  

  

What can cause the eyelash extensions to fall out?

· Oily skin and using skincare products containing oil – the oils contained in products prevents the lash adhesive to hold. 


  • Lack of cleansing - the eye area is naturally oily. Not washing the area can cause buildup of oils secreted by the skin, which can weaken your lash growth and make the extensions fall off quickly.
  • By not rinsing your makeup remover off - many clients choose to use an eye makeup remover using a pad or a makeup remover wipe and forget to rinse after. These products contain emollients to avoid drying out your delicate eye area. This film must be washed off afterwards with a foaming cleanser or it will have a similar effect to using an oil product on the eyes.
  • Excessive touching – your fingertips contain oil 
  • Lifestyle factors - extensions never last as well on people who regularly sweat, go swimming, do hot yoga etc. Clients with a more active lifestyle might be required to schedule touch ups sooner than others.
  • Heavy makeup - extensions also never lash as well on people who wear a lot of makeup (especially eye makeup) compared to someone who wears little or no makeup. 
  • Lash cycle - many factors including hormones, season and diet can affect the speed of your lash cycle. It is quite normal that sometimes your lashes naturally shed quicker than other times.
  • Lash design - the extensions selected may be too long  and/or too thick for your natural lashes, causing them to twist or fall off prematurely. The design chosen may also not be well supported by how your lashes grow naturally.

Please keep in mind it is completely normal and healthy to lose around 3 lashes per day whether you have extensions or not.

Permanent Makeup

  

Who is not a candidate?

Anyone suffering from severe acne.

Pregnant/Nursing Women.

Anyone with a history of Keloid scaring.

Anyone with skin irritations such as Psoriasis or a simple sunburn.

Anyone with allergies to Nickel or Latex.

Anyone that has received Botox or a filler treatment within the last 2 weeks.

Anyone using Accutane within the last year.

Anyone taking blood thinners.

Anyone with severe illnesses, Heart Condition, or Dental Infections/Decay.

Anyone that has experienced Flu like symptoms in the last 48 hours 

  

What should you know?

No Pigments or Topical Anesthetics are FDA approved. Some Inks may even contain Iron Oxide, Mercury, or Nickel which can cause clients to be prone to sensitivity, allergic reactions, and/or scarring. For clients with previous cosmetic procedures, older Black Pigments are made from Carbon, which can cause migration of the ink in the skin. It is possible that Body Chemistry/ PH balance in the skin can change pigment color. Aging of the skin may cause migration/misconfiguration of pigment. It is also known that facial skin may react to pigment differently from other areas of the body because the skin has different elasticity and is more sensitive to hormonal changes in the body. Anyone taking anti-depressants or thyroid medication may not be able to retain pigment or heal properly. For future references, people with tattoos/permanent makeup may experience swelling or burning when undergoing an MRI. The tattoo needles used are made from Stainless Steel while Microblades are made from Nickel. Any client with Nickel allergies would not be a suitable candidate for Microblading. Women on their menstrual cycle or are post-menopausal may not be likely to get numb during procedure. Clients undergoing any clinical needling procedure or derma rolling, skin renewal and collagen building continue for about 40 days after needling.

  

How long does each procedure take?

Microblading:  procedure may take approximately 1-2 hours and is required to have a touch up procedure within 4-6 weeks to obtain desired results.

Permanent Eye brows (Full fill, Hair Strokes, Ombre): procedure may take approximately 1-2 hours.

Permanent Eyeliner: Procedure may approximately take 30min-1hr.

Permanent Lips: Procedure may take approximately 1-2 hours.

Derma Rolling: approximately 30min.

Tattoo Removal: approximately 30min.

Clinical Needling: approximately 30min.

  

  

Does It Hurt?

Yes, there will be some discomfort. Each client has a different pain tolerance. Topical Anesthetics are used to minimize discomfort. Most clients have described the pain as minimal and tolerable. It is not advised that any client should use or receive any alternate resources of numbing before procedure. 

  

How long does it take to heal?

Each procedure should take 4-6 weeks to fully heal and should not be booked for any touch up appointments until fully restored. It is important that each client should properly take care of their procedure to receive desired results. 

Aftercare

Semi-permanent/Permanent Makeup Post Care Instructions

  

· Keep a very thin layer of Vaseline on the treated areas. Please note that too much Vaseline may drown the pigment and too little may cause scabbing that may result in pulling of the pigment around the treated area.

· Avoid contact with location for up to 3 hours after procedure.

· Treated areas may be iced when inflamed.

· Keep treated area free of makeup, lotions and/or astringents for up to 10 days.

· You may gently wash with clean hands, warm water, and mild antibacterial soap. Do not rub hard. Pat gently when drying.

· Use clean pillow case and avoid heavy sweating and hot showers for the first 10 days

· Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning beds until the procedure is fully healed.

· Do not soak brows with water.

· Avoid facials, chemical treatments, Botox, facial scrubs, ext. for 3-4 weeks.

· Consult a physician if you have any signs of infection, green or yellow discharge, and/or fever.

Please do not pick scabbing. This will result in loss of pigment and compromise desired results 

Long term After Care Instructions

  

· Inform physician of any tattoo before any Lasor procedures or MRIs.

· Always use sun screen on tattooed location to prevent fading. Extreme sun exposure will fade pigment.

· Avoid the use of chemical peels, they may result in fading of pigment. 

Maintain proper skin care in order to have longer lasting results!

Tattoo Removal Post Care Instructions

  

· Area should be covered with a sterile gauze for up to 30 minutes immediately after procedure.

· Avoid contact with location for up to 3 hours after procedure.

· Keep treated area free of makeup, lotions and/or astringents for up to 10 days.

Keep area treated with Vitamin E oil daily! It is the body’s natural healing process that removes and lightens the pigment, please do not pick scab 

Derma Rolling Post Care instructions

  

· Avoid contact with location for up to 3 hours after procedure

· Keep treated area free of makeup, lotions and/or astringents. 

· Stay out of direct sunlight.

· Treat the area with vitamin E oil for best results

· Use every other day as shown by technician for 10 days for best results to rejuvenate skin. (only applies to derma roller needle sizes 0.2-0.25 mm)

· Rinse roller with hot water and spray with alcohol after each use.

(Skin renewal and collagen building continues for about 40 days after needling)