Good looking appearance is one of important components of success in the modern world.
To emphasize your natural beauty and to give to your skin health and shiny look,
in our cosmetology office you will be able to choose different types of esthetic procedures of any orientation.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures:
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Stopping the aging process and living eternally has been an enduring human desire, sought by Egyptian pharaohs, Chinese emperors, and Ponce de Leon’s search for the Fountain of Youth. Cosmetic medicine has developed a number of nonsurgical procedures that can camouflage the effects of sun exposure and the passing years. These procedures seem to be gaining in popularity versus surgical procedures.
Three different forms of botulinum toxin are available (Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin) for the injection of facial muscles. This bacterial protein temporarily paralyzes the muscle that received the injection. Certain types of wrinkles, such as those on the forehead and at the corners of the eyes, diminish if the muscles producing them cannot contract normally. A thin needle and a small volume of toxin minimize the pain of the injection .
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
Intense pulsed light (IPL) technology exposes human tissues to broad spectrum (non-laser) light sources that produce sufficient heat to destroy colored molecules that can absorb the light. In the case of human tissue, this involves melanin (skin pigment) and hemoglobin (blood pigment). When used appropriately on aged or pigmented skin, IPL can improve the skin’s appearance.
Cosmetic Filler Basics
Cosmetic fillers add substance to skin in order to lift up areas that are sinking. Certain wrinkles, depressed scars, and hollows can be camouflaged using this technique. The substances that have been used are varied and include one’s own fat or fibroblasts, poly-L-lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, polymethylmethacrylate beads, and even silicone. Some of these substances produce improvement by enhancing collagen in the area injected, which adds volume to the tissue beneath the skin, and helps smooth the appearance of lines or wrinkles.
Many, but not all, fillers disappear over a period of months, so it is necessary to reinject them to retain the desired appearance. The benefit of this is if too much of the filler is injected, producing an undesirable puffiness to the tissue, this swelling will diminish over a period of months. On the other hand, repeated treatments are needed to maintain the desired look. Injection with fat cells often yields permanent results. Polymethylmethacrylate is another filler that produces permanent results.
Permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, is a fast-growing part of the health and beauty industry.
If you have faint eyebrows, no eyebrows, or partial eyebrows, a cosmetic tattoo can help. A lip tattoo can reduce “lipstick bleed,” and give definition to the lip line. With a colored lip tattoo, lip scars disappear, plus you can kiss lipstick good-bye. After an eyeliner tattoo, you can put away your eye pencils for several years.
Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications, such as improving the appearance of a nipple afterbreast reconstruction.
How Permanent Makeup Is Done
The process is just like getting a tattoo. The person applying permanent makeup uses a needle that penetrates your skin and releases pigment.
Proper sterilization, techniques, and licensing are key.
Getting Permanent Makeup
Before getting permanent makeup applied, you’ll get a patch test on your skin to check on whether you have an allergic reaction to the pigment that will be used.
After that, you will choose the color, based on advice and suggestions from the makeup artist. The technician will then use a sterile surgical pen to sketch the area to be tattooed and then put an anesthetic gel on your skin.
Using a hollow, vibrating needle, the technician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates the skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You will feel a slight stinging.
After getting permanent makeup, it takes about three weeks for the color to fade to its permanent shade.
At first, the color will likely look dark and shiny, and the surrounding tissue will be swollen and red.
You can use a cold compress to reduce swelling and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Strict sun avoidance and use of sunscreens that block the entire ultraviolet light A and B spectrum for several weeks is important to prevent post-inflammatory color changes. Complications are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions to the tattoo dye.
Lovely red lips, perfectly shaped eyebrows, and flattering eyeliner. Permanent makeup holds the promise you’ll work all day, go to the gym, dance all night, and wake up in the morning with makeup in place. Nothing, it seems, will phase these cosmetic tattoos.
In the hands of a skilled person, the procedures are generally safe. But state regulatory agencies haven’t kept pace with the growth of the permanent makeup industry, and there are lots of unqualified people wielding needles.
Permanent makeup is considered micropigmentation, similar to tattoos. It involves using a needle to place pigmented granules beneath the upper layers of the skin. Tattooing and medical restoration, which corrects imperfections from scars and vitiligo (lack of natural pigmentation in the skin), are similar procedures. “They’re the same procedures but used for different purposes,” says ophthalmologist Charles S. Zwerling, MD, who coined the term micropigmentation.
Permanent makeup for eyeliner is the most popular cosmetic enhancement, followed by eyebrows and lip color.
You can’t be sure what the color is going to do, and if you get an allergic reaction, you’re dealing with a large surface area. You’re talking about major reconstructive face surgery.”
Most procedures are done after applying an anesthetic to the skin. Zwerling says after the initial procedure, touch-up might be required but no sooner than one month and as much as three months later. Practitioners include dermatologists, cosmetologists, aestheticians, nurses, and tattooists.
How Safe Is Permanent Makeup?
Adding permanent makeup to your skin may sound easy and convenient, but like any surgical procedure, there are risks.
Making the Decision
The perception that nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are less risky than conventional scalpel surgery is not entirely accurate. The choice of the best procedure to fix a particular problem requires careful consideration by both the patient and physician. It is important for the patient to have realistic expectations regarding the outcome.