Check out this article on the advancement of Permanent Cosmetics. Although we offer microblading as one of our services, I much prefer creating hair strokes using a tattoo machine. I feel the shading effect gives a more natural look and honestly does not hurt as much as microblading.
Permanent Makeup Is Back — And It Looks Nothing Like It Did 20 Years Ago
Apr 10, 2018, Olivia Muenter / Bustle
When I told my parents last year that I was getting my eyebrows microbladed, they barely reacted. "OK, what's that?" they asked.
"It's basically tattooing tiny lines on my face that look like a perfectly sculpted eyebrow," I answered.
And then they started to panic a bit. For my parents, and most people, the idea of tattooing makeup on your face immediately conjures images of '90s and early '00s permanent and semi-permanent makeup. But what this type of procedure was 20, and even just 10, years ago is not what it is today. Still, make no mistake — this type of makeup is back, and it isn't going away any time soon.
When it comes to tattooing makeup on your face, the misconceptions that stem from what permanent and semi-permanent makeup was in the past are understandably hard to let go of. The tattoo guns and paper-thin eyebrow tattoos that existed in the past have now been (mostly) replaced with microblading — a semi-permanent procedure that involves a tiny, tiny, tiny blade digging into your skin so that ink can fill the tiny cut and tattoo you. The result is a completely natural-looking eyebrow when it's done correctly...
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There are now other options to Microblading. Here is an article on the history of Eyeliner, what to expect from the procedure and other things to consider when you make your appointment.
Permanent eyeliner healing time
Apr 18, 2019, Brow Beat Studios
Permanent eyeliner sounds like a dream. You can wipe your face, sneeze, have allergies, go swimming all with your eyeliner, not ending up on your cheek. But how do we get through the healing time of such a delicate area?
Permanent makeup application has become very popular amongst women over the past five years.
People have been wearing eyeliner since 3000 BC in cultures all around the world. The Egyptians believed that eyeliner would protect them from the harsh sun and that lead-based eyeliner had medicinal properties in the protection from disease. In India, men, women, and children wear kohl around their eyes and on their faces for fashion purposes and religion. Still, they also believe that wearing kohl will ward off unwanted spirits and energy.
In American culture, eyeliner was once considered sinful, and prostitutes and women of sin only wore it. Around the 1930s, makeup became more acceptable, and women of high societies could have it made for them uniquely. It came at a high price, and because of that, it became a sign of wealth and stature. Even George Washington wore lipstick and a powdered wig; it back then it was regarded as an indication of social standing.
The 1960s brought thick eyeliner to the forefront. Women started wearing eyeliner with curved ends designed to illuminate the eye giving an eye a full open illustrious look. The 1970s brought even more changes, with eyeliner moving towards the punk generation where eyeliner represented misfit life.
This phase often signified youths with black liner on tops and bottom. Punk eyeliner meant rebellion, depression, or contempt with modern social ideas. In the ’80s, eyeliner became a free for all with strong music movements fueling fashion and makeup for both men and women. Men could wear eyeliner freely with both New Wave and The Romantic phase becoming extremely popular. Rocks tars such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Stephen Tyler all wore eyeliner as part of their mystery, and sexuality.
Whatever the case, eyeliner is here to stay, we all have our eyeliner style, and most of us feel like we can’t live without it. Eyeliner can be drawn in a multitude of ways close to the eye, winged or in the waterline, each way expressing how we are feeling day to day...
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Aesthetics by Chezza will be moving to:
10193 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602
Aesthetics By Chezza offers a broad menu of full skin care services including permanent cosmetics, microblading, eyeliner, lips, lash enhancements, collagen induction therapy, commonly called microneedling and areola 3D re-pigmentation.
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Permanent Cosmetics for the Auburn, California Area
Permanent cosmetics save you time and money. No more need to mess with make-up every day. For women who have experienced damage to their skin, permanent cosmetics can restore your original look.
POWDER SHADING OR OMBRE BROWS
Powder or ombre 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. Solid brows are similar but usually have more density and often times last longer than just microblading.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that involves a hand tool with tiny needles. It makes shallow cuts on the skin and deposits pigment, creating hair-like strokes along the eyebrow giving the appearance of hair on your eyebrows.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure. It involves a hand tool with tiny needles. It makes shallow cuts on the skin. It deposits pigment, Creating hair-like strokes along the eyebrow giving the appearance of hair on your eyebrows. This semi permanent procedure is for light eyebrows. And for those who dont desire to spend much time on styling their eyebrows
One word....DON'T. Microneedling at home with one of these 'rollers' is absolutely not recommended in the industry no matter how careful you are or how much you spend on a device. You have no control with depth of penetration and proper sterilization techniques. The aftercare needs to be followed to avoid infection and /or hyperpigmentation. Please only have a licensed professional such as a permanent cosmetic technician (PMU), tattoo artist, nurse or dermatologist with special training and proper certification perform this advanced treatment also called collagen induction therapy or skin needling for you.
Simple stated, stay with a small molecule size for best penetration. Microderms, commonly known as Microdermabrasion can often help to slough off old dead skin we need to shed and ultimately provide a better canvas for those high performing ingredients to penetrate like peptides and serums.
Here is some great info from futurederm:
When you apply a serum, lotion, or cream, it encounters the uppermost layer of skin, which is called the stratum corneum. Depending on the size and chemical properties of the ingredients, three different things can happen:
1: Small and Permeable: Absorbed by Skin Cells
If the ingredients in your product are small and permeable, they will be uptaken by skin cells and processed. After a period of time, the ingredients will be secreted out of the skin cells and will enter the circulation. This includes ingredients like L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), and retinol (vitamin A).
2: Large and Non-Permeable: Goes Between Skin Cells
If the ingredients in your product are too large to be uptaken by skin cells, they will move between the skin cells for a period of time. After a while, these ingredients will also enter the circulation and be excreted from the body. These include peptide ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, which have been shown to work at a space between skin cells known as the dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ)
3: Large and Non-Permeable: Is Temporarily Absorbed by Glands
If the ingredients in your product are not absorbed by your skin cells, they may also be temporarily absorbed by some glands in a process known as ”appendageal absorption”. In this process, there are “reservoir effects” in which substances may be stored within the glands for absorption over time before being released into the bloodstream. This includes ingredients like aluminum, which is the reason for some of the controversy surrounding aluminum-containing deodorants.
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Microderm or commonly called Microdermabrasion is a mechanical form of exfoliation, it uses vacuum suction and a diamond tip head with a filter. I often tell my clients it feels like a cat's tongue along the skin. Often you will experience better results with product penetration after a microderm session
Here is an article with lots of helpful information:
Microdermabrasion is a very effective skin treatment that can help to renew your skin and give it a more youthful appearance, if you opt for multiple treatment sessions then the benefits for your skin can be incredible.
Microdermabrasion is a form of deep exfoliation utilizing vacuum suction and a diamond tip head (don't worry it is not painful, think of how a cat's tongue feels) It assists in removing dead skin cells and improve the texture and smoothness of the skin, as well as promoting the production of fresh collagen and cells.
As well as simply creating a youthful glow, it can be used to treat a wide range of skin problems including fine lines, sun damage, flaking skin, enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmentation, dry skin, age spots, stretch marks and more. Microderm assists in helping products to be better absorbed such as serums and moisturizers.
LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF MULTIPLE MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENTS
Although even a single treatment of microdermabrasion will leave you noticing the difference immediately, for the best results you should consider multiple treatments. The benefits of ongoing treatment include:
Sometimes we need more than what we can get from a fruit enzyme...this is when acid peels are very useful. There are several types of acid peels, at Aesthetics By Chezza we use Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic and Salicylic.
Chemical exfoliants rely on the power of the ingredient to soften, lift and delaminate the skin. There are many different types of acid peels and enzymes that fall into this category.
I love using enzymes in my enzyme facials, fruit enzymes such as pomegranate are great for oily or acne prone skin. Lemon enzymes are wonderful for hyper-pigmentation/sun damaged skin and one of my personal favorites is Papaya-Coconut.
Enzymes utilized in skin care primarily include those that digest protein in skin, such as keratin, which is present in high concentrations in the upper layer of the epidermis. Papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple are two of the most common enzymes. Enzymes are generally very safe, because they have a limited reactivity with skin due to the fact that they can only digest the keratin protein they come into direct contact with. The key to success with enzyme systems is keeping the enzyme active before it is applied to the skin. For instance, a single-enzyme product that contains water and enzyme has a very short shelf life, because the enzyme can digest itself. Also, it should be noted that many enzyme products are formulated together with acids, which can make the exfoliation more aggressive. These treatments should be categorized as chemical acid peels rather than an enzyme. Very often, these additives are not disclosed; therefore, skin care professionals should be sure to test different enzyme products and choose the appropriate strength for a specific client.