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Intense Pulsed Light is a technology where light is converted into heat energy.
Lasers have been used in surgery for years. The IPL is an adaptation of the laser, more suited to the beauty industry. The biggest difference between laser and IPL, as far as treatment is concerned, is the coverage. The laser beam is very narrow, only covering a small spot at a time, while IPL coverage is several times the area, and therefore treatments are much quicker. The surface area of the Chromolite IPL applicator head is 7.5 square cm – one of the largest on the market.
Lasers produce light from one specific wavelength, or colour, for a very specific target. The light emitted from the IPL is composed of a spectrum of colours from different wavelengths, enabling selective photo-absorption (light absorption) to different targets. In other words, using the IPL is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light targets the colour pigment (melanin) in the hairs. Therefore white hairs can not be treated. Dark hairs on fair skin have the best and quickest results. Fair hairs will require extra treatments with lesser results. Caution is required when treating hairs on darker skins; this is explained below and would be discussed more fully during your consultation.
Skin Rejuvenation: How does it work?
Skin Rejuvenation is also known as photo-rejuvenation – the non-invasive, non surgical face lift.
Pigmentation marks slowly come to the skin’s surface and are shed naturally.
A course of 5 to 10 treatments is usually required to treat hairs at all stages of the hair growth cycle, at 3 to 6 week intervals; which varies depending on hair type and colour, and the location being treated. Fair hairs will require extra treatments. White hairs can not be treated.
A maintenance session may be necessary from time to time, due to the development of new hair growth appearing, as our hormonal balance continues to change with age, or due to the influence of stress, illness, disease and drugs i.e; steroids or contraceptive pills.
It is difficult to predict the number of sessions required, as it depends on the nature of the lesions to be treated and their size, plus the client’s skin type, condition and colour. Some conditions may require maintenance treatments from time to time. This will be discussed during your consultation. Different types of skin rejuvenation require different numbers of treatments.
Fine lines & wrinkles, enlarged pores, minor pitting & scarring,etc
Facial redness, broken capillaries, spider veins, etc
Freckles, sun spots, flat birthmarks, etc,
Results are profound, but these hormonal conditions may return.
Your first appointment will be a comprehensive consultation to answer all your questions and to check that there are no contra-indications to IPL treatments, such as medications which cause photo-sensitivity, and to ascertain the degree of recent sun or UV exposure on the area to be treated. The colour of your skin and the condition to be treated must be assessed, then a calculation is made to determine the appropriate setting.
It is very important to be honest about medications and your recent sun or UV exposure. Clients with photo-sensitivity problems may develop some adverse reactions such as blistering or mild burning sensations. Your first test patch flash will be set on a low setting in order to avoid this. The setting may be raised if appropriate.
The treatment area is re-assessed, wiped with a mild antiseptic lotion to remove all traces of oils, etc., and ultrasound gel is then applied. Both the operator and the client will wear glasses to protect their eyes from the bright flashes of light, then treatment may commence. The flash light lamp at the head of the hand piece is held against the client’s skin and the intense light is pulsed at the trigger of a button. The lamp is moved to cover the entire area, with a minimum of 2 seconds between each flash. Once the treatment is completed the gel will be wiped off and a cooling gel will be applied, plus sun block where appropriate.
If your appointment is for hair removal; in areas of course hair growth the treatment area is obvious, but sometimes it is not so obvious, so it is therefore appropriate to allow the hairs to grow just a little, so that the operator may clearly see the area needing treatment. This area will then need to be shaved before your IPL treatment begins, because it is imperative that the light is targeted down the hair shaft to the bulb. We don’t want to treat (and heat) hairs on the skin’s surface. Where the treatment area is obvious, you may shave the hair yourself before you arrive for your appointment.
Some treatments have little or no sensation at all, but for other treatments, clients may feel a slight sting, similar to the flick of a rubber band against your skin. It is certainly not unbearable, and we can always reduce the intensity if you feel the need. Immediately after some treatments you may feel a mild heat for a few minutes, or a couple of hours, but after most treatments you will feel next to nothing at all.
In most cases there is no visible reaction and you would be expected to be able to return to work and resume your normal activities immediately after your appointment. However, IPL causes heat in the target tissues; therefore it is quite acceptable for the area to be slightly reddened immediately after treatment, but this would normally dissipate within half an hour. It is possible for the skin to appear slightly red for a couple of hours and up to 24 hours. If a reaction is visible after 48 hours it is imperative to contact your IPL operator for further advice. For those people concerned about wearing make-up immediately after treatment; provided there is no adverse reaction, (which is very rare), we can apply a mineral foundation to your face after your sun block. After hair removal treatments is also common to see a slight swelling at the mouth of each hair follicle, similar to goose bumps. This appearance should disappear within the same frame time as with reddening.
Please note: In darker skinned people, these responses may be delayed for up to 24 hours.
You can NOT be treated if you have had ultra violet (UV) exposure from the sun or sun beds within the past 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore prior to your treatments you must cover well with clothing and hats and sun block to prevent extra activity of the melanin cells in your skin. Melanin cells are responsible for tanning. Your tan slowly ‘wears off’ as those cells reach the surface of your skin in the normal skin- shedding activity, known as skin renewal.
For hair removal treatments, allow the hair to grow just a little, ( 2 mm is enough) immediately prior to your treatment day. It is advisable to shave between appointments, as waxing or plucking would remove the hairs that we are hoping to target in your next session.
SHAVING DOES NOT CAUSE FUTURE HAIR GROWTH TO GROW MORE RAPIDLY OR TO BECOME COARSER. Only the actual shaved hairs will become coarser, but they will shed, and new growth will be normal.
These products should not be used for at least one week before IPL treatments.
These products should not be used for at least one week before IPL treatments.
In extreme cases blistering may occur, which heals in a few days. Cooling, healing gel or ice-packs should be applied frequently to alleviate discomfort. Treat this situation as you would for sun burn.
Blanching or hyper-pigmentation will only occur if strict guidelines regarding settings for the different skin types and colours have not been adhered to; OR if the client has not disclosed all contra-indications, medications. or the full extent of their sun or UV exposure during the month prior to treatment. Usually blanching or hyper-pigmented scars will heal and fade over weeks or months, but in extreme cases, especially on darker skins, they could be permanent.
Light produced by laser and by IPL is absorbed by the colour pigment, melanin, which is present in our hair and skin. Caution is required when treating people with dark skins, Asian skins and some other skins which tan very easily. Hyper-pigmentation or blanching of the skin is likely to occur if there is too much melanin present in the skin. It is possible to treat medium to medium/dark skins on a low intensity. The consultation process will determine whether each individual can be treated. Strict guidelines must be adhered to, when treating darker skinned people, using only low levels of intensity at each session, and therefore more treatments will be needed to achieve a result.
No, ultrasound cavitation is a painless treatment. The patient will hear a light vibration "ringing" during the process. Treatments are quite relaxing and are similar to getting a warm message.
Yes, it is safe and effective. It is a nonsurgical procedure without anaesthesia. It is noninvasive and there is no downtime after the treatment. You can go right back to your regular routine.
Common areas to get the treatment on include: thighs, abdomen, buttocks, back fat, and double chins but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body that can be treated.
The treatment yields immediate and long lasting results. Most clients experience a loss of 1/2 or more after a single session with increasing results after each visit. Proper diet and increased physical activity will improve your results and help to maintain the loss of inches.
Results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones.
The body moves the liquefied fat through your lymphatic system and it get eliminated as waste. Your body eliminates the fat of a single session in approximately 3 days, so we recommend an interval of at least 72 hours between each session.
Non-Invasive Liposuction can be considered as a treatment alternative to surgical liposuction. Both treatments are designed to reduce fatty tissues. However, Liposuction is 'invasive' while our treatments are non-invasive.
No. Our procedures removes layers of fat a little at a time. If you gain weight you will gain it proportionally and you will not look unbalanced. Whereas liposuction procedures remove all of the fat from an area and may cause you to look unproportional if you gain weight.
Yes, ultrasound cavitation generally works well on cellulite by focussing the ‘cavitation effect’ on the superficial fat tissue. Best results are obtained when the ultrasound is applied in conjunction with the ‘radio frequency’ (RF) treatment which helps to tighten and tone the skin. Cellulite is the appearance of dimpled skin.
You can achieve ‘volume reduction’ of fatty tissues. The results are gradual over a number of weeks as your body clears the broken down fatty tissues. The results can be long lasting provided you follow a healthy diet and exercise program. However it is very easy to deposit fat again into the tissues if you over-eat, consume too much alcohol or don't exercise.
Ultimately the result may vary depending on the individual’s different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medication, and changes in hormones.
Fat Cavitation is not a treatment for obesity nor is it a weight loss procedure. Rather is a method for ‘reshaping’ and ‘toning’ the body. It is particularly intended to reduce localized fat tissues which are resistant to exercise around the abdomen (love handles), buttocks, and thighs (saddle bags), that won’t easily go away by simple dieting and exercise.
For best results 3 to 6 treatments are recommended, however as little as 1 treatment and as many as 12 treatments can be done per area. Treatments can be done every 3 days.
Treatments are 30 minutes long. Treatment times may vary depending on the area being treated but a typical session will last between 45 minutes to an hour. This includes the preparation, treatment and post treatment procedures.
Have cardiac and vascular diseases
Are pregnant or nursing
Are going through chemotherapy
Have liver or kidney disease
Have a pacemaker
Have metal plates in the treatment area
Are Teenaged or younger
Eyelash extensions are individual synthetic lashes that are virtually weightless and come in 2 degrees of curl, 3 different thicknesses and 7 different lengths. This type of eyelash enhancement is NOT the same as department store strip lashes. They are fibers (sometimes called synthetic mink) attached to each individual eyelash and NOT to the eyelid skin and we use surgical-grade adhesive. They create a fuller, longer look. It is an enhanced beauty service for the eyes which allows you to NOT need to apply mascara while wearing eyelash extensions. This is a very meticulous and intense service which requires the skill and precision of a trained stylist/artist. When properly applied lash extensions are so natural looking that it is difficult to tell that you have extensions on – even up close. Extensions come in various lengths, colors and thicknesses, and can be worn during sleep, showering and swimming.
No, not at all – when applied by CRAZY GORGEOUS LASHES. If the stylist/artist technician is not properly trained and qualified, eyelash extensions could possibly damage your lashes – leaving you with unpleasant receding eyelashes. The eyelash extension process is meticulous; your results depend firstly on the skill of your technician and secondly on the product used. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. Your eyelash extensions will adhere to your natural lashes softly and comfortably, while not damaging your natural lashes or causing the natural lashes to fall out. Please do NOT remove eyelash extensions on your own.
Warning: There are people who claim to be eyelash extension specialists who have not actually received professional training and who are not certified by the state as a cosmotologist/esthetician. We specialize in eyelash extensions and fills and our stylists/artists are experts! All our stylists/artists are legally certified and will be glad to show you their certifications. So, don’t be fooled! Do your research and ask for credentialing.
The eyelash extensions will stay on your natural lashes for your remaining lash growth/shed cycle. A normal lash growth/shed cycle is 30-60 days. Most people shed natural lashes at a rate of 1-2 lashes – per day, per eye, and will grow a new lash shortly afterward in order to replace the one that has fallen out. So, eyelash extensions can stay on up to 60 days or forever with regular maintenance and proper care. Without a doubt, general aftercare will affect how long the lashes last.
Women ages 16 to 90+. This includes, but not limited to: professional women, brides, women who want to save time getting ready everyday and look glamorous at all times of the day, women who don’t want to worry about mascara smears or clumps, busy moms, and women who don’t want the hassle of eyelash curlers.
Eyelash extensions instantly darken and lengthen your lashes so that you will NOT need to apply mascara. Application and removal of mascara will weaken the bond so it is not recommended nor is it necessary to complete a glamorous look. Applying mascara may also twist the extensions or make them fall out. We strongly recommend that you avoid curling and rubbing your eyes or pulling the eyelash extensions. However, you may wear water-soluble mascara if desired and the mascara must be removed with water-soluble remover.
Yes, at any time and for any reason. They can easily be removed by a CRAZY GORGEOUS LASHES stylist/artist. Please do NOT attempt to remove any lashes on your own—you can damage your natural lashes. We are happy to help you with complimentary removal at our facility.
Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with a mild, oil-free cleanser or one of our CRAZY GORGEOUS LASHES stylists/artists will do it for you.
Do not use oil-based makeup removers to clean your lashes prior to the application.
Do not put on any mascara the day of your appointment; we would rather spend your appointment time working on perfecting your lashes.
Remove contact lenses and wear glasses to your appointment or bring a lens case and remove them when you arrive at your appointment.
Plan to set aside 1-1/2 to 2 hours for your full set appointment and 45-60 minutes for your refill appointment. FYI: Many of our clients fall asleep during the procedure and are always amazed when they wake up with gorgeous looking lashes.
Following these important after-care instructions will aid in extending the life of your eyelash extensions. The first 48 hours following your application are most crucial. Here are some easy instructions to practice after application:
Do not rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch them.
Apply eye cream sparingly and avoid the lash line area. Any cream, eye makeup remover, lotion, or cleanser containing oils can loosen the bond of the eyelash extensions.
Avoid direct water spray on your extensions while showering and do not take a steam bath, swim, or wash your face directly with hot water during the initial 48 hours after application of your eyelash extensions.
Do not expose your lashes to any excessive heat such as: an open hot oven (dry heat) or a dishwasher when running (hot steam).
Do not use an eyelash curler. If you do, it will break both the lash extensions and your natural lashes.
Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face. Gently clean around the eyes with a wash cloth or fingers.
Do not pull on your eyelash extensions. This will cause you to lose both your natural lash and your eyelash extension.
Avoid pulling on the eyelash extensions, even the occasional loose ones. You will be given an eyelash brush for occasionally brushing your eyelashes. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth/shed cycle and for best results, you will need refills approximately every 2 – 3 weeks (depending on how fast your lashes grow). Contact us to make an appointment to have eyelashes replaced. As your natural lashes become accustomed to the extensions, and with a little practice maintaining the lashes, the time between refills can be extended.
1. You have radically changed your hair color
For very dark haired people who dye their hair a much lighter color, dark eyebrows can be a dead giveaway. In this situation, tinting the eyebrows one or two shades lighter is an easy and effective way to make the change look more natural. Similarly, blondes and redheads who wish to dye their hair dark may also consider tinting their eyebrows to match. However, you should remember that your eyebrows don’t necessarily have to match your hair color precisely. You are generally advised to keep your eyebrows one or two shades lighter or darker than your hair color.
2. You have noticed grey hairs in your eyebrows
Greying hair is a natural part of getting older. Whereas some people choose to let nature take its course, others prefer to conceal it. Although plucking the odd stray hair from the scalp is fine, plucking hairs from the relatively sparse eyebrow area is likely to produce unsightly bald patches and leave the brow looking misshapen. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the tweezers and opt instead for an eyebrow tint, which simply dyes the grey to match the surrounding hairs.
3. You want thicker looking eyebrows
Pale, translucent hairs can make the eyebrows look thin and straggly. Tinting these hairs could reveal a neat, shapely brow you never even knew was there. Even though the thickness and denseness of your eyebrow hair can of course not be changed in the tinting session alone, the darker color will make them appear naturally thicker.
4. You want to add definition to your face
It’s amazing what a difference a nice pair of shapely eyebrows can make to the structure of the face. Having neat, defined eyebrows frames the eyes, boosts facial symmetry and creates an attractive high-contrast look.
It’s a nightmare scenario – coming out of the salon with big, horrible unnatural looking brows. How do you make sure you avoid looking like your eyebrows have been drawn on? The trick is to choose a shade of that perfectly suits your skin tone and hair colour.
Luckily, your beauty professional will be able to recommend the most suitable shade, while taking your own preferences into account. If you want to achieve as natural a look as possible, you are advised to only ever lighten or darken your eyebrows by one or two shades. Eyebrow tints are available in a range of colours, including:
Eyebrow tinting is a lot safer than attempting to dye your eyebrows at home with hair-dye, which is something many women do. Putting any sort of chemical near the eyes is extremely hazardous and inadvisable. Visiting a qualified beauty professional minimizes the risk of anything going wrong because they have to comply with certain safety measures. Professional eyebrow tinting safety measures include:
Eyebrow tint is described as semi-permanent dye not because the color fades, but because eyebrow hairs have a very short growth cycle. Eyebrow hairs tend to fall out within 6-8 weeks, taking the tint with them.
Eyebrow tinting sessions generally follow the same procedure; however, your beauty professional should also explain each step of the treatment to you along the way. You can expect to experience something similar to the following:
After your patch test and consultation, your beauty professional will rub the area around your eyebrows with petroleum jelly to prevent the dye from staining the skin. They will then comb the tint from the inside corners of the eyebrows to the out, using a disposable applicator. The tint will then need about 5-10 minutes to develop, after which it will be removed using a cotton wipe.
The tint is likely to stain the skin between the brow hairs initially, making them appear darker in the first day or so than they really are. Don’t panic if your brows look strange to you at first – the difference is bound to feel a little odd initially but you’ll soon get used to it.