F.A.Q's

Most Common Questions

DERMAPLANING

DESCRIPTION:

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, simple, and safe skin rejuvenation treatment which exfoliates the epidermis while removing dead skin cells and finevellus hair (peach fuzz), leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant. Dermaplaning is a quick procedure with very few to no adverse effects.  Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the technician simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feather strokes.

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Who is dermaplaning recommended for?

Everyone! Especially clients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the bloodstream, and may be transferred to the baby. It is also a first choice for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This often causes buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client healthier looking skin.

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What is the benefit of adding dermaplaning to other services such as peels and facials?

Hyperkeratosis is a buildup of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. By removing this initial layer with dermaplaning, the procedure to follow (chemical peel or a facial) can penetrate deeper into the dermis resulting in a more effective treatment. The conjunction of dermaplaning and a chemical peel or facial leaves the skin deeply refreshed and rejuvenated. Together they promote new skin growth and target problems such as aging, sun spots, and environmental damage.

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After Care:

Please avoid swimming, steams, saunas, sun, or intense sweat for at least 72 hours after treatment.

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Will this make my vellus hair grow back thicker?

It is merely an old wife’s tale, if the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

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How long is the treatment? How often can I have it done?

Dermaplaning takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days’ worth of dead skin, so it is important to let your skin rejuvenate before your next appointment.

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What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?

Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin, microdermabrasion also exfoliate the surface of the skin, but not as thoroughly or deeply as dermaplaning does.

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Contraindications:                                None           

Active Ingredients:                                None

 Pre-Appointment Prep:                        None

EYEBROW TINT

DESCRIPTION:

Tinting is such a great way to make your lashes and brows stand out and to enhance your eyes by getting rid of the whites/greys. Colors generally last about 2 to 3 weeks. The correct shade is chosen from a variety of colors to complement any skin tone and match your natural hair/brow color. All tinting services are performed using a professional color line specifically formulated for the eye area.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EYEBROW HENNA AND EYEBROW TINT ON YOUR MENU?

With the tint, you’ll be using a traditional dye and peroxide mixture and it is designed to only tint the hairs, not the skin. Henna will not only dye the hairs, but will leave a stain (shadow) for approximately up to 2 days on the skin behind the brow, giving the brow a fuller and filled in look. In terms of longevity, tint lasts up to 3 weeks on the hair, Henna can last up to 2 weeks on the hair.

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HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE I MIGHT WANT TO BOOK?

If you are someone who does not normally wear any brow cosmetics (or very little) and prefers a subtler look to your brows, then start with the tint. If you are accustomed to a very defined and filled in eyebrow and like a richer color, go with the henna.

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AFTER CARE:

You will want to go easy with your eyebrows when cleansing to extend the life of the dye. Also, exercise caution when applying any type of skin care products containing exfoliators (topical acne medications, retinol, lightening products, alpha hydroxy acids, etc.). Keep them away from the brows as they will strip them of their color.

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MY EYEBROWS HAVE BEEN MICROBLADED. IS IT STILL OK FOR ME TO TINT THEM?

Absolutely! If you have completed all your microblading appointments (the initial appointment and the touch up appointment) and are completely past your few weeks of healing, it’s totally fine. Clients still tint even though they have permanent make up. Sometimes, if you have really blonde or grey hair, it can start to look a bit strange with the microblading or permanent make up and we will try our best to match up the color of your dye to the color used for your microblading.
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Contraindications:                       Anyone sensitive to ammonia

Active Ingredients:                               traditional dye and peroxide

 Pre-Appointment Prep:                         NONE

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