FAQ

*MICROBLADING*

 

BEFORE PROCEDURE:

-AVOID alcohol, aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 48 hours
-Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
-No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.
-If you have recently tanned this will affect the outcome of the healed color.
-If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area has now more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result. More treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the color.
-Botox should be done 2 months before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
-Avoid exercising the day of procedure as this will open up the pores.
-Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
-No waxing or tinting 3 days prior.

AFTER PROCEDURE:

-NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any products on treated area for 10 days.
-DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.Your goal is to keep the scabs dry, and on for as long as possible! The longer the scabs stay on, the more crisp and even the strokes will be. Picking can cause scarring.
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 2-3 weeks after procedure. Tanning will dramatically lighten or darken your tattoo depending on your skin.
-Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
-NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
-Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
-Clean with Witch hazel twice per day. PAT with cotton round only. DO NOT rub on or scrub area. If oily clean with Witch Hazel and Saline (alternate between both).

1) Can I get microblading?

**YOU MAY NOT IF YOU:**
-are under 18
-are pregnant or breastfeeding
-are prone to keloid scarring
-have been on Accutane within 1 year
-have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, rash, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea,  or sunburn on the area of procedure
-are on Retin-A or Retinols. Please be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after
-had Botox in the past 2 months.
-are Diabetic (please consult your doctor)
-are undergoing chemotherapy (please consult your doctor)
-have epilepsy
-have a pacemaker or major heart problems
-had an organ transplant
-sick (cold, flu, etc. Will affect the healing process, please reschedule)
-generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily
-If your old tattoo is too dark (please send a picture first before booking!)

2) How long does it take?

The entire first microblading session procedure takes 2 hours, I will shape and style your brows, taking into consideration your facial structures. I then follow with pigment color selection. Once YOU are satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place 6-10 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1 hours to complete.

3) Does microblading hurt?

Pain tolerance varies person to person. A topical anesthetic cream containing 5% Lidocaine is used for numbing before and during the procedure for maximum client comfort.

4) How long does it take to heal?

The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. In the following days, you will notice slight scabbing. DO NOT pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows then will appear lighter, or that your eyebrows are fading. Do not worry, the true pigment will come through within 4 weeks post procedure.

5) How long do the results last?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, it is considered semi-permanent and will naturally fade overtime. It’s expected to lasts 1-3 years, depending on your skin type. Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid on the area will fade faster as your skin is resurfacing quicker. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

6) Is a touch up necessary?

The first appointment is about structure, design, and building hair strokes. The touch-up is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve better symmetry, definition, or volume. If you are opting for a fuller and more defined look, then a touch-up is recommended to achieve desired results.

 

*CHEMICAL PEEL*

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE:

-Clients with a history of herpes must pre-medicate with Valtrex.
-Clients with active cold sores or warts, wounded or sunburned skin is contraindicated.
-Clients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment.
-Clients with allergies to salicylates (aspirin) or shellfish may be allergic to certain peels.
-Clients that have taken Accutane or received Chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the past year should receive prior authorization from their physician.
-Clients with Vitiligo should not receive chemical peels.
-Clients with a history of auto-immune disease or any condition that weakens the immune system should check with their physician before receiving a peel.
-Stopping Retin-A aka “Tretinoin, Tazorac, Differin, Triluma, Renova” to name a few, two days before peel appointment is optimal.
-If you just had BOTOX or injectable fillers (i.e. Juvederm, Radiesse), it is perfectly fine to have a peel immediately after. If you choose to have Microdermabrasion with the peel, it is best to wait a few days before getting your treatment. It is fine to have a peel or Microdermabrasion before BOTOX and/or injectable filler.
-Wait a week before or after having facial hair removal (waxing/laser hair removal/electrolysis, and depilatory creams).
-Advise skin care specialist of any skin conditions (i.e.: Psoriasis, Ezcema, Rosacea). Yes, you can have a peel if you have Rosacea. There are special peels for this condition.
-If you have a special event, like a wedding, do not receive any kind of facial or peel treatments for two weeks prior to this engagement.

AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

-Immediately following peel take extra precaution to guard against exposure to sun. This means 30 SPF.
-First night, do not wash face at all.
-Days 2 through 6 avoid harsh cleansers, scrubs, Clarisonic (or any other scrubbing brushes), washcloths, Retin-A, AHAs, or Benzoyl Peroxide.
-Pat skin dry/do not rub.
-DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN, as scarring and hyperpigmentation can occur.
-It is safe to wear makeup the same day depending on the level of peel. Aggressive peels, avoid makeup for 3 days.
-Avoid strenuous exercise (i.e.: Hot Yoga) with aggressive peels, as sweat gets trapped under the skin leaving little water bubbles.
-Do not have any other facial treatments/procedures for at least one week after peel or until flaking stops.

1) How does a chemical peel work?

Chemical peels are usually alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and/or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) based which, once applied, dissolve the dead skin cells on the surface, and penetrate into the lower levels stimulating an injury response. This increases cell turnover, allowing new skin cells to form. Following your esthetician’s recommended frequency of peels and home care protocol are absolutely necessary for the best results.
**Chemical peel helps improve**
-Acne or acne scars
-Age and liver spots
-Fine lines and wrinkles
-Freckles
-Irregular skin pigmentation
-Rough skin and scaly patches
-Scars
-Sun-damaged skin

2)Do chemical peels hurt?

Each individual’s pain tolerance is different. Although there shouldn’t be any pain, mild stinging or discomfort may be expected while the chemical solution is applied to the skin. To avoid irritation or discomfort on your newly resurfaced skin, do not exfoliate for 48 hours afterwards.

3)Is there downtime?

Very little downtime is associated with the peels we offer. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may experience some slight redness and tingling during and shortly after your peel.

4) When will I notice results?

Results of chemical peels are immediately visible, although multiple treatments are usually required for full effect. Superficial improvements are noticeable in as little as 2 weeks, while more dramatic results such as skin tone and texture improvement and wrinkle reduction generally noticeable in 4 to 6 months.

 

*Lash Lift*

 

ABOUT ELLEEBANA LASH LIFT

-Fast application
-Formaldehyde free
-Advanced formulation, nourishing and conditioning
-Lifts lashes from the root
-Reduces over-curling of the lashes
-Creates the illusion of longer looking lashes
-Opens the eyes, enhancing the natural lashes
-Straighten or curl lashes
-Suitable for short (must be 2mm+) or long lashes
-A great alternative to lash extensions

BEFORE TREATMENT

-DO NOT wear eye make up to your appointment.
-Remove contact lenses.
-Inform your Medical Esthetician if you have any eye infections or irritation. You’ll need to wait until after the problem has cleared to perform the treatment.

POST-CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

-Keep your lashes dry and free of makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
-Avoid any oil based creams and lotions for the first 24 hours after treatment.
-DO NOT use waterproof mascara.
-DO NOT irritate or rub your eyes while you have a Lash Lift.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for the Elleebana Lash Lift and Tint treatment and must be disclosed prior to the treatment:
-Eye Infections/disorders
-Recent Eye Surgery
-Allergy to product
-Very sensitive eyes
-Hay fever sufferers/Watery Eyes
-Conjunctivitis
-Stye
-Dry Eye Syndrome
-Using prescribed medicated eye drops
-Pregnancy – during the 1st trimester
-Medication – Thyroxin (in some cases can prevent lashes from curling)
-Contact Lenses – must be removed

1) How long does it take?

This treatment takes 30 minutes, an additional 30 minutes including tint service.

2) Who’s a good candidate for this treatment?

Anyone who is interested in enhancing the look of their natural eyelashes, although not recommended for clients currently going through chemotherapy treatment.

3) How is this different than a perm?

With Elleebana Lash Lift, lashes are lifted from the root rather than curling only at the tips. The Lash Lift gives that just curled look, creating the illusion of longer and thicker lashes. An instant eye opener!

4) Will this damage my natural lashes?

No. Your lash life procedure will be performed with the utmost care and proper technique. The product solution never touches the skin during the process. Redness around the eye may occur due to product removal process (wiping the eyes with cotton rounds) but should disappear within a few minutes after the procedure.

 

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