Most Common Concerns| Eyelash Extensions

Are they false lashes? Are mink lashes better? What are they?

 When performing a search for false lashes in Charlotte NC or any lash service salon near you, most people think of the lash strips which use to be everyone "go to" for a fake lash look. Eyelash extensions are totally different in application as well as in the health of your natural lashes. Eyelash extensions are actual lash extensions that are in fact semi-permanent eyelashes created with synthetic fibers in both silk and faux mink lashes (as we are animal cruelty free). We also have silk lashes or other types of lashes various colors sizes and lengths which are also semi-permanent lashes that are made with the same fibers etc except they appear more thicker than your silk or mink lashes as they are designed to be "flattened" but appear wider to help better grasp your natural lash.( Most clients that like fuller lashes prefer these over our silk lashes) Contrary to popular belief mink lashes are to mimic fur therefore has a more natural lash look, you should opt for mink lashes if you want a natural finish set of lashes that mirrors the look of mascara or a conservative lash look. For a more dramatic lash set we recommend our hybrid or volume lash extension sets. Contact us today to find out why we are the best place for eyelashes in Charlotte NC! 

How long is the lash extension process? Describe the lash extension process.

 The eyelash extension process is an hour to two hour process depending on the amount of natural lashes you have and the look you would like to create. Our beautiful natural lash set takes about 1.5 hours whereas a more fuller or volume set of eyelash extensions would take two hours. Your eyes are closed the entire time and your bottom lashes are secured with gel pads (hydro or bio gel) to keep them secured while we are applying the lash extensions. Lashes are applied to your actual natural lash base with adhesive each individually (strand by strand). Its a very relaxing process and we make the lash bed and environment as comfortable for you as possible in a luxurious spa setting.

How long will my lashes last?

Our lash extensions can last up to 3-3.5 before needing an infill but varies per person and depends upon your daily routine and natural lash cycle. We use top brand adhesive that is sweat proof and water proof and premium eyelash extension brands. (Your natural lashes shed daily and the seasons do have an effect on that as well) On average clients usually get a touch up every 3 weeks. The fuller you would like your lashes, the sooner you should get them touched up. Your lash artist will discuss proper after care lash instructions during your visit to ensure you understand how to maintain your beautiful lashes. 

Microblading (Eyebrow Micropigmentation) FAQ

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What is Micro Eyebrow Pigmentation and how long does it last?

  

Cosmetic Tattoo/Permanent Makeup/ hence, Micro-pigmentation involves the use of sophisticated techniques and tools to pigment the skin and create a variety of cosmetic effects. Eyebrow Micropigmentation involves realistic hair like strokes in the brows and/or a soft pixelated brow shading.The pigment can last for up to 1 - 3 years depending on your skin type as well as your life style. (Lighter colors will fade faster than the darker colors which is why touch ups are recommended every 10 months to 2 years).

What if I had previous work done by another artist?

 

It really depends and is viewed on a case by case basis. We will assess and determine the best solution if we decide we can move forward.

Does it hurt?

  

Topical anesthetic is used to numb the area before and during procedure for your comfort although some individuals are a little sensitive than others. YOU SHOULD AVOID BLOOD THINNERS (Ibuprofen, Aspirin etc) atleast 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE  

Are Touch Ups necessary?

  

Absolutely! Touch ups allows your artist to review your healed results and also ensure your expectations were met and adjust the color if necessary to produce longer lasting results. Skin can be an unpredictable canvas, and retention can vary from person to person. 

Should I shave my eyebrows before the procedure?

 NO! We prefer to keep the brows natural and can adjust the shape during the service.

PRE-PROCEDURE ADVICE

  

CANCER/CHEMOTHERAPY - Must have clearance from the doctor

- PREGNANCY/BREASTFEEDING – Cannot receive this treatment


-SOCIAL EVENTS/VACATIONS - Scabbing and peeling of the tattooed area is a normal part of the healing process, and does not make for good pictures. It takes about 2 weeks for the brow area to finish exfoliating, and to be healed enough. Tattooing takes 5-8 weeks to completely heal. During this time, sun exposure, excessive sweating, heat, swimming must be avoided. Please make sure to schedule your procedure around social events such as weddings and vacations as to not compromise your tattoo

-DIABETES - sometimes have trouble with healing

-KELOID SCARRING - It is not advisable

-BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION - Check with your physician first

-ALLERGIES TO LIDOCAINE/BENZOCAINE - These ingredients are found in anesthesia

-HEART PROBLEMS - Doctors clearance is necessary


​-IRRITATED SKIN AND BLEMISHES - Please wait until any irritated skin has healed before booking your appointment. This includes rosacea, eczema, blemishes, sunburns, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, electrolysis, botox and filler procedures

-AHA’s - (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic, hyaluronic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, encourages fading and can discolor your eyebrows. Completely avoiding the eyebrow area when applying these products will help prevent these issues.

-ALCOHOL -  You cannot have any alcohol 24 hours before and prior to your procedure.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PROCEDURE?


- Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure

- Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face

 - Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment

 - Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment

 - Do not work out the day of the procedure.

- Do not have botox 3 weeks prior 

 - Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E two weeks prior (natural blood thinners)

 - Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.

 - In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:

 - Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo

 - Do not consume caffeine before your procedure

 - Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)


Will I need more than one appointment?


Yes, mostly in all cases I recommend a touch up / perfecting session for all procedures within 4-6 weeks. Feather stroke eyebrows need more maintenance.


What should I expect during the healing process?


Swelling may last from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the individual. Aftercare will be covered before your procedure, and an aftercare sheet is provided for you to take home. Cosmetic Tattoo color will appear extremely intense and thick immediately after the procedure, this will fade in 5 to 10 days. Colors will continue to soften over the next couple of months.

On average it takes around 28 days for our skin to fully heal after any trauma but it could be longer for some clients.  :