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LASH ENHANCEMENT LINER

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What is Lash Enhancement Liner?

Lash enhancement, or invisible eyeliner as it’s also called, involves tattooing an ultra-thin black line along the top lash line to create the illusion of fuller, darker, thicker lashes for a natural, youthful, eye-opening effect. Depending on your preference, the bottom lash line can also be subtly tattooed.

We can also opt for a more dramatic line, wing or smokey liner at your request (some examples of the lightest and the more dramatic are shown below)---it's all up to you!

 

How is lash enhancement done?

The device used to deposit pigment is entirely different from the manual tool used for microblading. The Nouveau Contour Intelligent device delicately applies pigment to the skin for natural-looking results. It’s the world's first computerized pigmentation tool that perfects the look of soft, lush lashes.

What does it feel like?

First, we apply a strong numbing cream to the treatment area to alleviate discomfort. Many clients describe the sensation as a "tickle" on the lash line. Your eyes will be closed and the practitioner will gently smooth your lids to ensure a perfect line during the treatment.

 

How long does a lash enhancement treatment take?

Plan to set aside 90 minutes to two hours for your lash enhancement treatment. (This includes time for the numbing cream to kick in.) Every procedure is fully customized to produce the best results based on each client's individual features and needs.

 

How long do the results last?

Post-touch-up results can last up to five years—much longer than microblading. (Just think of all the cash you'll save on lash extensions, eyeliner and maybe even mascara too!)

 

Who is it for?

Lash enhancement can be a great solution for anyone who wants thicker, darker, healthier-looking lashes, including people with naturally sparse lashes or medical conditions that cause their lashes to fall out (e.g. alopecia). Those with Graves' Disease and glaucoma may not be good candidates. You’ll also want to hold off if you’ve recently had eye surgery or plan to have surgery in the near future.

 

What should I bring (or not bring) to my appointment?

Avoid using Latisse on the day of your treatment and remove any lash extensions. Also opt for glasses if you wear contacts.

 

What can I expect afterward?

You’ll likely have some swelling for up to a few days after your lash enhancement treatment. You can apply Ice and black tea bags soaked in cold water to your eyelids to help reduce swelling a few times a day for 5-10 minutes. The first week, it's important to keep the area super clean and dry and to avoid wearing eye makeup.

 

How will the results look?

Similar to microblading, the liner color will typically appear much darker for the first 10 days. A touch-up is recommended four to six weeks after your initial appointment to ensure the pigment is evenly applied for beautiful, long-lasting results.

Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Permanent makeup treatment?

  • Pregnancy

  • Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)After waxing (must wait 3 days)
    After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)

  • Using Retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid, etc. (must be 2 weeks off before service)​

  • On keloids or if you have a tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.

  • Diabetic

  • Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)

  • Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)

  • Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)

  • You're taking blood thinning medication

  • Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)

  • If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.

  • You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)

  • Old PMU (will have to consult and review if it is possible to cover/correct/remove)

  • You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area

  • If you have a sunburn

 

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service?

  • Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.

  • Do not take Omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.

  • Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.

  • No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.

  • No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.

  • Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.

  • No Botox or filler two weeks before or after the procedure.

  • No Retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid, or other strong serums 2 weeks prior to service.

 

What can I expect during my service?

Before the appointment begins, the artist will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment. The artist then draws on the potential work. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size. Liner or lips are drawn and approved by you. Next, the artist chooses the perfect color and will discuss and confirm with you. Initial strokes/passes are placed, then anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort. Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow. After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin. If not microblading, pigment is applied through the permanent makeup machine. Once that's finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly. After the service, the artist will apply a sealing cream that will remain on the skin for 12-24 hours.

 

​Is there any after-procedure care?

Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:

  • Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or Jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.

  • Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.

  • Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.

  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.

 

Make sure you DO:

  • Wash the area with warm/hot water and baby shampoo or Cetaphil the night of the procedure to wash away any lympth/dried plasma. We do not want this to harden and scab. Rub gently as you wash and pat lightly to dry.

  • Apply a THIN layer of aftercare ointment given to you.

  • Repeat the above process 2x a day (morning and evening) for the next 3-5 days.

  • Always keep the area CLEAN and do not touch with unwashed hands.

 

​What happens during the perfecting session/touch up?

The perfecting session/touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment. During your touch up, the artist will fill in any missing hairs or areas that did not take the pigment, add or make hairs longer, or achieve a darker color if necessary. This is only if you feel it requires perfecting, which is totally normal and okay. If they are already perfect once they heal, there is no need for this session! Enjoy your new brows, lips, eyes, beauty marks/freckles or whatever you had done.

 

​What is the healing process like?

Your new eyebrows, lips or liner will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 4-5 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!

 

Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).

 

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or scabs. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

 

Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows, lips or liner.

 

How do I upkeep my permanent makeup?

We advise all clients to continue cleaning up unruly hairs by tweezing or threading, but not waxing. Waxing tends to remove skin cells, and can make the brow color fade faster. Be sure to use facial SPF too (on any permanent makeup), and avoid using harsh exfoliants and ingredients that promote cell turnover on brows.