What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent synthetic mink eyelash’s that are attached to your natural eyelashes one by one. Eyelash extensions are very different from “individual” or “strip” lashes. This method does not damage the lash or stop your natural lash from growing. The extensions come in different colors, lengths, & width. In today’s fashion forward world everything is becoming a fashion accessory. Women are wearing eyelash extensions as if they are wearing high-heeled pointy Christian Louboutins for the eyes.“Strip” or “individual” lashes were originally meant to be worn for only one day. However, many people use different types of adhesives such as nail glue or glue intended for hair weaving to attach the lashes so they will last weeks at a time. This “off label” technique can be applied quickly; however, it can be very damaging to the natural eyelashes. It prevents various phases of the natural lash growth cycle from growing.

What are the benefits of eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions will give you a longer, thicker, fuller & darker eyelash. You can ditch your eyelash curler and mascara and still wake up every morning batting your lashes like Bambi. The lashes are water resistant, weightless, and they give you a very natural but glam appearance. The extensions will not collect debris from your eye shadow giving you that cakey look. Your eyes will appear to be more open and attractive, giving you a fresher and youthful look.

How long do the eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent. They will last up to two months, but in order to maintain a full lash you must come in once a month for a “re-fresh” appointment. Eyelashes grow just like normal hair, with the exception that the lashes cycle out every30-60 days. Unlike the hair on our head, the length of our lashes is predetermined. Eyelash lifecycle includes a growth, rest and shedding phase. The semi-permanent eyelash will shed with the cycle of your natural lashes.

Are the eyelash extensions safe? Will they damage my natural lashes?

When your eyelash extensions are applied by a trained, licensed Eyelash Extensionist they are completely safe and harmless. In fact, they grow, rest and shed right along with the natural eyelash to which they were applied, so there is no damage to neighboring eyelashes.

What is the eyelash application procedure?

Receiving a full set of eyelash extensions is a two-hour procedure. An eyelash re-fresh is a one-hour procedure. First, you will fill out a client consultation form and then we will discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. After we have addressed all of your questions you will then lay back and relax on a comfortable massage table while closing your eyes. I will then apply collagen anti wrinkle gel pads on your eyes to cover your lower lashes. The gel eye pads will leave your under eye feeling soft and rejuvenated after your lash application. Falling asleep during the procedure is encouraged and if your twenty-one or older I can even offer you a glass of wine to take the edge off. Then I will start applying the eyelash extensions one at a time to one single eyelash with sanitized tweezers.

May I apply mascara to my eyelash extensions? Or eyeliner on the top of my lash line? What type of eye makeup remover should I use?

Yes, you may wear mascara on your lash extensions. Although the extensions will make your natural lashes look darker. I strongly recommend that you use a oil free based mascara and apply the mascara from the middle of the lash to the tip of the lash. Do not apply any more then two applications of mascara; you do not want to get the mascara clumped into your lash extensions. Do not use oil-based or waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascara is very drying to the natural eyelash & extensions. It will dry out the adhesive and the eyelash extensions resulting in shedding sooner then later. Any oil based mascara or makeup remover has the same effect on the eyelash extensions. You can also apply gel eyeliner on your top lash line; a pencil liner may dry out the lash extensions. Again, avoid all oil-based eye products including eye makeup remover.

What should I do to prepare for my eyelash extension appointment?

Whether you are getting a full set of lashes or getting a lash refresh time is of the essence. Because you are allotted a certain amount of time during your appointment, I would rather spend your appointment time apply lashes and not removing your mascara. I ask that you please have the mascara removed before your appointment.

How do I select the proper eyelash extensions to enhance my eyes?

Just like most other beauty services, eyelash extensions are not a “one size fits all” service. There is an enormous variation in the size, shape, texture, quantity, color and length. The length of the extensions should fit your personal style as well as your lifestyle. I will discuss with you how natural or dramatic you want your lashes to look. Also, keep in mind I am about keeping your natural lashes healthy & in tact. Once I evaluate your natural lashes, we will then select the best extensions to fit your lifestyle and your lashes.

How do I maintain and take care of my eyelash extensions?

1.) Avoid pulling, touching, picking, or rubbing your lashes at all time.

2.) Do not wash or get eyes wet for twenty-four hours after your lash application. After twenty-four hours have passed you will then be able to get your lashes wet.

3.) Sleeping on your side or back is recommended. If you sleep face first you will smash the lash extensions and they will become tangled and worn. I can recommend a special pillow to help maintain your lashes while you sleep.

4.) Do not use oil based eye makeup removers or facial cleansers. Use only gel-based cleansers to remove makeup and cleanse your lashes. Only use a water-based mascara to ensure that the product will easily wash off without scrubbing.

5.) Do not use an eyelash curler. Since your eyelash extensions are already curled and long you will not need to curl your extensions. Eyelash curlers are extremely harsh and will break both your natural lashes and your eyelash extensions.

6.) Use warm water and suggested gel based cleansers to clean your lashes and remove eye makeup. Wipe gently around the eyes without scrubbing and pat dry. Do not use Q-tips or cotton, as remnants will be caught in your lashes.

7.) Occasional short visits to the sauna or steam room is fine however, daily or excessive exposure to steam cause the adhesive to loosen the extension from your natural lash. If this happens it may require more frequent visits to have, your lash re-touched.

Ultrasonic Cavitation Treatments

Ultrasound- Cavitation Body Shaping is a aesthetic treatment. Using leading edge ultrasonic- cavitation technology it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own filtration system.

The treatment can be followed by a lymphatic drainage with pressotherapy, body wrapping, and manual massage therapy. These are very effective at eliminating liquids.

How it works?

The ultrasound-cavitation filed creates bubbles in the liquid that surround the fat cells, which gradually grow, and implode. As the membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations, the effect of ultrasonic cavitation easily breaks them, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.

What happens to the released fat?

After disruption and emulsification of the fat cells, liquid which makes up the fat cells, in the form of triglycerides, is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells. This fluid is then metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food.

What is the treatment like?

The cavitation treatment does not require any special pre-treatment. It starts with circumference measurement of the target body area and continues with use ultrasonic pads or some time applicator over the treatment site.

The duration of treatment session normally takes around 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer.

Is Ultrasonic Body Shaping a safe treatment?

Yes, the therapist will complete a medical questionnaire with you to make sure it is safe for you to undergo this kind of treatment. It is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia, it is non-invasive (no cutting, leaves no scars or need post-operative course) and it allows for a full social life both before and after the sessions.

Is Ultrasonic Cavitation painful?

No, cavitation is a completely painless treatment.

Can these treatments be performed on male and females?

Yes, of course.

Which are the areas where treatment is more effective?

All those areas with localized fat and cellulite: thighs, abdomen, buttocks, hip flanks, arms and legs.

Is it possible to lose weight with Ultrasonic Cavitation?

Ultrasonic cavitation is NOT a method to lose weight but rather to shape the body. The treatment is used to reduce stubborn fatty pockets that just won’t go away with diet and exercise and to improve the appearance of cellulites.

Must you follow any guidelines before or after undergoing Ultrasonic Cavitation?

We recommend a low calorie diet and to drink at least 1.0-1.5 liters of water before and after the session. After the session we recommend to do a small amount of cardio (brisk walk/jog). Drinking water and half an hour of cardio is a necessary part in order to eliminate the fat.

What are the side effects of Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?

You can go about your normal activities right away. You may continue to experience a residual buzzing or ringing sound in your ears for up to 24 hours. Skin trauma is rare, however the area treated may retain warmth for a few hours afterwards.

It is not uncommon for stool movements to be oily in the days that follow, or for urine to have an unusual smell as excess waste leaves the body. It is absolutely vital to keep water intake high during the days following treatment to help flush your system.

What might prevent me having an Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment?

Cancer: Cancer cells travel via the lymphatic system, as does waste produced by Ultrasound Cavitation. A treatment presents an unacceptable risk of helping to move cancer cells.

Cold or flu symptoms or fever: Ultrasound Cavitation releases toxins from the body via the lymphatic system, and treatments can exacerbate flu symptoms which also leave the body the same way.

Swollen lymph nodes: Treatments cannot be performed in areas where lymph nodes are swollen, infected, or not draining properly.

Oedema: Oedema or localised swelling of limbs indicates poor lymphatic flow. Treatments are not designed to alleviate oedema and may in fact exacerbate the condition.

Active Infections & Immunosuppression: These factors compromise the healing ability of the body, and Ultrasound Cavitation should not be attempted until the infection or deficiency is cleared.

Liver, Kidney, or Heart Disease: Compromises the ability of the body to recover from treatments.

Severe hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, or poor circulation of blood and lymph.

Pregnancy: Sound waves generated by the treatment will very likely harm an unborn child’s hearing and may also result in compromising its immune system.

Breastfeeding: As mother’s milk draws nutrients from the body, there is an unacceptable degree of risk that toxins may pass into the milk and therefore be ingested by a nursing child.

Lymph nodes and joints cannot be treated with cavitation.

The face and neck cannot be treated with cavitation however RF can be.

Menstruation: During a period, the abdomen cannot be treated however other areas can be.

Metallic Implants: People who have metal implanted anywhere in their bodies, such as bone pins or pace makers cannot receive a treatment.

Skin allergies or inflammation: Areas with obvious signs of inflammation cannot be treated.

Minors: Due to the changing hormonal and fat deposits in the growing body during puberty, we do not treat clients under 18 years of age with Ultrasound Cavitation or Radio Frequency.

What after-care will optimise my results from an Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment?

Essentially, Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is designed to destabilise and break down fat into carbohydrates and waste material. If not followed by exercise and plenty of water, the destabilised fat will reform and resettle.

Think of the process in simple terms. Fat and sound waves. If you put a tub of butter in the microwave and heat it, the butter destabilises into liquid. If you leave it to sit however, it solidifies again.

The same applies to this treatment, and that’s why cardiovascular exercise and water are vital.

Cardio afterwards serves two purposes; to burn off the released carbohydrates, and to encourage the contraction and expansion of lymphatic vessels to channel out waste. Meanwhile, the water acts to thin that waste and to hasten its removal from the body through the urine.