EYELASH EXTENSIONS

What are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash Extensions are individual synthetic, silk, faux mink or siberian fur minks lashes. They are attached to your eyelashes individually and not to your skin. It is a very enhancing beauty service and you do NOT need to use mascara while wearing these Eyelash Extensions. It is a very meticulous and intense service that requires skill and precision. Once properly applied, these lashes are so natural looking it is difficult to tell even up close that you have extensions on. We offer 30 different unique lash options to customize your look. Our lashes offer 6 degrees of curl, 5 different thicknesses, and 16 different lengths. They are virtually weightless.

Will it damage my natural lashes?

If the technician is not properly trained and qualified, Eyelash Extensions could possibly damage your lashes–leaving you with ugly “bald spots.” The Eyelash Extension process is meticulous; your results depend first on the skill of your technician and, secondarily, the product used. There are people who call themselves Eyelash Extension specialists, but who have not actually obtained training, much less are they certified. Even if they are certified, very few “extensionists” do eyelashes more than once a month. This procedure is new to the United States and not yet regulated, which makes it easy for unscrupulous opportunists to call themselves Eyelash Extension specialists. Don’t be fooled! Do your research. Ask for before/after photos of actual clients of their own. Ask to see their certification. Ask to see their cosmetologist or esthetician license. Many salons use manufacturer “stock” photos…so the photos aren’t representative of what the salon’s skill level is.

How long do the Eyelashes last?

It is totally an individual process. The Lashes will stay on your lashes for your remaining natural lash life; 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. We also grow a new lash to replace the one that fell out. These Lashes can stay on up to 60 days with proper care and forever with monthly maintenance. However, general after care will affect how long the lashes last.

Will it damage my natural Eyelashes?

No, not at all!— Our lash adhesive is created by a polypeptide bond, specifically for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. The 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 the Eyelash Extensions on your own.

Can I wear mascara with my Eyelashes?

These Lashes naturally darken your lashes, your lashes will look vivid and mascara is NOT necessary. Rubbing directly on the lashes, or using mascara remover will weaken the bonding. This may also twist the extensions or make them fall out. We strongly recommend that you avoid wearing mascara, curling and rubbing your Eyes or pulling the Eyelash Extensions, however you may wear water-soluble mascara if desired.

Can the Eyelashes be removed?

Yes, at any time and for any reason. They can be easily removed by a Vedette Beauty & Skin Care extensionist. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own—you can damage your natural lashes this way.

What should I do before my Eyelash Extension appointment?

  1. Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with mild, oil free cleanser or our lash artist will do it for you.
  2. Please don’t use oil based makeup removers to clean your lashes prior to the application.
  3. Please don’t put on any mascara the day of your appointment; we’d rather spend your time working on perfecting your lashes.
  4. Please remove contact lenses and wear glasses to your appointment, or bring a lens case and remove them when you arrive at your appointment.
  5. Plan to set aside 2 to 3 hours for your full set appointment & 1 hour for your fill appointment. Many of our clients fall asleep during the procedure. They are always amazed when they wake up with gorgeous looking lashes.

After-Care — I got my lashes! What now?

The first 24 hours following your application are most crucial. Care must be taken not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch. Also, any creams, eye makeup removers, lotions, or cleansers containing oils can loosen the bond of the lash extensions. Care must be taken to apply eye cream sparingly with avoidance of the lash line area. In the shower, you should avoid direct water spray on your extensions, do not allow use a steam bath, swim, or wash your face directly with hot water during your initial 24 hours of the application. It is not necessary to use an eyelash curler, your Eyelash Extensions will curl your lashes; do not use a regular Eyelash curler, it may break both the lash extension and your natural lashes. Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face, gently clean around the Eyes with a lint free applicator or fingers. Do not pull on your lash extensions, it may take out your own natural lash as well.

What happens if a lash should loosen or become dislodged?

Do not pull on the lash; contact Vedette Beauty & Skin care to make an appointment to have them replaced. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need fills every 2-3 weeks as your new lashes grow in. As your natural lashes become accustomed to the extensions and with a little practice maintaining the lashes, the time between refills can be extended.

How Long is the Eyelash Extension Application time?

Application time can vary depending on the “look” you are trying to achieve. Please block 2 1/2 hours from your schedule for your initial application. On average a full set can take up to 2-3 hours or less.

Can I have caffeine before my appointment?

We encourage our clients to limit caffeine intake prior to application for a well deserved beauty rest.

What are so other information I need to know before my appointment?

Touch Up: If you have more than 50% lashes gone you will need a new set of lashes.

No talking to the lash technician during the application.

Silence your phone during the lash application.

No gum chewing.

WAXING/SUGARING

What is sugaring?

A special sugar paste is applied first in the opposite direction of hair growth using the hands (no strips). It’s then flicked off in the the direction of hair growth, so it doesn’t break off the hair. Moreover, sugaring does not adhere to your skin, but only to hairs, so it can be applied to the same place several times, without a fear of the skin being stretched or torn. Sugaring paste is easily heated to the temperature of your body, so burns and irritation are impossible.  Regular body sugaring treatments leads to reduced hair growth meaning less hair, fewer treatments and a decrease in any discomfort.

What is sugaring paste and is it safe?

Sugaring Paste is a unique 100% organic product made of sugar, lemon juice and water (that’s it). It’s so organic and non-toxic that you can even eat it like a candy. You really can! The paste is applied at a lukewarm temperature and feels like a skin treatment. Sugar paste is very easy to remove from the skin, has no smell, and leaves absolutely no marks as its completely removable with a warm water.

Should I shave?

No, shaving stimulates potential hair growth and can strengthen the hair follicle. Shaving also cuts the hair at the hair shaft, which not only re-grows with a stubbly feel it can also itch, shaving allows the hair to re-grow the next day or in some cases the same day.

Does sugaring hurt and is it bad as waxing?

All clients report their sugaring experiences to be less painful than waxing. Also skin redness disappears much faster. Sometimes in 2-3 minutes. Also if you start doing sugaring regularly your hair will become smaller, thinner and eventually, will be almost not visible, much alike to baby’s hair.

How long my hair has to be for sugaring/waxing?

We recommend your hair to be from 1/8″ to 1/4″ long.

How often should I get sugared or waxed?

We generally recommend to get sugared once in 25 days, but depending on your skin and hair type it can be up to 5-6 weeks. The general rule is – the more often you do it, the thinner and more invisible your hair becomes.

ELECTROLYSIS

What are the most commonly treated areas of the body?

For women, the most commonly treated areas are: upper lip, chin, eyebrows, neck, underarms, breasts, abdomen, bikini line, legs and hairline.

How many treatments are required?

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments, depending upon the coarseness and amount of hair. Treatments are more frequent in the beginning and lessen as the process continues.

What are the affect-effects of treatment?

Electrolysis does require a short healing time. During this period some very tiny scabs may form or some small pustules. The effects are temporary.

What causes excesses hair growth?

Superfluous hair growth me be caused by hormonal imbalance, excessive use of temporary methods (tweezing, threading, waxing), medications, certain illnesses and menopause.

MICRO NEEDLING

How does MicroNeedling work?

The device we use has multiple microscopic needles that penetrate the surface layers of skin in a very precise manner. These micro-injuries to the skin stimulate the body’s natural immune response to produce new collagen and elastin – the support system of healthy skin. As the treated area heals, smoother and healthier-looking skin appears.

We use micro-needling techniques for application of topical gel or PRP (Plasma Reach Platelets). Platelets in your blood contain numerous growth factors that stimulate proliferation of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Natural collagen production fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, even pore size while hyaluronic acid has been shown to increase skin tone and volume providing a more youthful appearance. The MicroPen™ can also be used with Hyaluronic Acid and other peptide gels.

What can I expect?

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen. A thin layer of topical gel will be applied to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs will be chosen. Next, in a single motion, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. Treatment time depends on the size of the treatment area and usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

What is the downtime?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The redness may take anywhere from 24 hours to 4 days to go away. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes. Utilizing PRP post treatment will speed up the healing process.

When will I see the results?

Visible improvements to the treated area begin to appear over 2 to 3 weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months following treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require 1 treatment each year. For optimal results, we recommend to receive a series of 3 treatments at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks. More severe or advanced conditions, such as scars or deeper wrinkles, can require up to 8 sessions at 6 weeks intervals.

What is microneedling with PRP?

In simple terms the positive anti-ageing activity of your blood comes from the platelets. These platelets contain an anti-clotting property that enable cells to adhere to each other when an injury occurs. Once the blood is taken from you it is put into a machine that separates the active anti-clotting element to be injected into the skin. The needle creates the ‘injury’ by puncturing the skin and the platelets go about the business of building a platform of clot. The result is a series of growth actions leading to new blood vessel formation, cell and collagen growth and tissue repair. Once this miraculous series of growth factors are activated the resulting skin condition smooths lines, restores glow and tightens skin condition.