Considering Eyelash Extensions? Read This First.

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Having long and fluttering eyelashes is every woman’s dream. In fact, in a survey conducted by CoverGirl, nearly 50 percent of women revealed that they would choose a mascara if they are given a choice of using only one makeup product. But what if your lashes already looked long, lush and dark without using mascara? I am talking about eyelash extensions- you must try them. I decided to opt for the best quality lashes and got them applied to the patient and talented expert. It’s almost t a week now since I have applied them and I already feel well acquainted with them. The lashes though not very suitable for the wash- and — go type of women are nonetheless quite amazing. In fact, I have learned four things from getting permanent eyelash extensions by The Naked Truth.

Disclaimer: When you look at my before and after photos, you may not find them extremely drastic, but this is the look that I had requested. However, it is worth mentioning that I am wearing a mascara in my first photo and have not applied any eye makeup (except for some serious under eye concealing) in the second one. Women looking to sport longer eyelashes like those of Kardashian’s eyelashes can opt for longer extensions.

Top 5 Things to Know About Lash Extensions

1. Keeping your eyes closed and still for about three hours is difficult. The more I made an effort to keep them closed, the more I found it impossible to do so. I tried making lists of the things I had to finish for the day and the questions I had regarding the process and writing this post mentally. All this activity in the brain leads to the twitching and fluttering of my lids that it made the professional enquire whether I was thinking hard. But what else I could do to keep my eyes closed for hours, perhaps just take a nap, I guess.

2. They have unique designs. Lashes are available in numerous length, curls, and thickness and I was thoroughly impressed after having a look at their collection. Before deciding on a design that would be most suitable for me, the expert did examine my natural lashes and also enquired if I had any personal preferences. What’s more, eyelash extensions are available in a myriad range of colors. While I chose to go with natural brown-black, you can opt for any color under the sun.

3. Eyelash extensions require high maintenance. Along with my new look, I was given a set of rules and regulations to be followed and was handed over certain tools required for the care and maintenance of the extensions. To keep the extensions well- maintained, it was important that you comb it daily with a clean spooley brush and avoid getting them wet for the first 24 hours. Wearing the extensions also made it difficult for me to remove my eye make- up. Using make- up wipes became a must, as using cotton pads left behind lint on my lashes, leaving me picking them off the lashes for 15 minutes. I also realized that no matter how gently you handle these extensions, they will gradually and discreetly fall off just like the natural eyelashes. So far, I have managed to conceal the gaps using a bit of mascara.

4. Wearing eyelash extensions can become an addiction. After wearing the extensions, I realized that I should not have waited so long before giving eyelash extensions a shot. I can’t imagine how dull my natural will look once the eyelash extensions are all gone. Generally, extensions last for about three to four weeks and require you get them filled, which I am planning to do. I have been receiving loads of complement from friends after getting the lash extensions and have accepted them gracefully. Try them today.

Why You Should Shave Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by reacting with the melanin or color in the hair itself. For best results, the laser needs to reach the part of the hair follicle that is at the subcutaneous level. Shaving the hair removal area before the procedure will enhance the lasers ability to reach the melanin inside the hair follicle that lies under the skin. This will improve the results of the procedure.

There is another benefit to shaving the hair removal target area. If there is no hair at the skin surface level the laser will react with the follicle only. This prevents skin damage and minimizes the pain felt during the procedure.

When and How to Shave Before Laser Hair Removal

Shaving is the best method to use as it minimizes skin irritation The best time to shave is the day prior to your scheduled procedure. This will allow enough time for your skin to settle in the case of any irritation due to shaving yet not enough time for new hair growth.

Exfoliate your skin lightly before shaving. Use a hydrating shaving gel to shave as it will minimize razor burn while moisturizing the skin. The gel also acts as a lubricant between your skin and the razor blade, minimizing friction. Avoid using any type of soap product if possible. Hair conditioner is a terrific alternative if you do not have a shaving gel.

If you have sensitive skin there are a couple of tips that can minimize irritation. Do not shave with hot water. Use cool or lukewarm temperature water to shave. Hot water will soften the skin and make it easier to cut and irritate. Another way to minimize irritation is to use an electric razor to shave. The blade will make a blunt cut that lessens the risk of ingrown hairs during regrowth.

Do Not Wax, Use Hair Removal Creams, or Pull

First of all, all of these methods cause skin irritation, but there are other reasons not to use these methods. All of these methods remove the hair from the skin, at the follicle level. In order for hair laser removal to work, there must be some hair, that contains the melanin, remaining in the follicle for the laser to target.

If you are curious about laser hair removal, contact us today! We have specials every month and also feature a happy hour special that is often for this procedure. Ultimately, the costs incurred for laser hair removal will be far less than a lifetime of hair removal procedures and products.

The Naked Truth Skin Care
12409 Harris Rd #111, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2J5
(604) 757-7772

Get Rid Of Ugly Hair With The Laser Hair Removal Process

Ranked second only to wrinkle relaxing injections, laser hair removal for unneeded hair is unarguably the leading cosmetic surgery carried out in the United States, considering the number of cosmetic procedures performed. The laser hair procedure involves focusing concentrated beams of the laser at specific frequencies, designed to penetrate the hair follicles to be absorbed by the pigment in them, destroying the hair within that particular hair follicle in the process.

Scientists have developed a wide variety of lasers, emitting light at different frequencies for laser hair removal. Although the procedure was originally designed to remove dark hair from white skin, recent developments in laser technologies allow surgeons to use this method to remove hair safely from dark-skinned persons and individuals with other skin tones. Surgeons employ various types of lasers for hair removal process, the most common of which include intensely pulsed light sources, neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, and alexandrite.

a sexy female who's had laser hair removal done

Why opt for laser hair removal

Individuals prefer this process as it effectively removes unwanted hair caused by health-related conditions that cause the growth of excess hair or simply, the desire to attain a new look. Individuals seeking laser hair removal will have to undergo several sittings with the professional to remove all of the unwanted hair. The light sources and lasers used for permanent hair reduction, or hair reduction over time, is FDA approved. The time involved in the process differs from one individual to the other. Some might require several years for removal of hair, while others may require maintenance treatments over time to maintain the degree of their hair loss.

It is not possible to predict the number of treatments an individual will require and the duration before which the hair starts appearing again. As mentioned before, laser hair removal used to work efficiently with fair skinned persons having dark hair. However, the latest types of lasers allow surgeons to carry out this process successfully on any individual irrespective of their skin tone.

Possible risks

Laser hair removal, like any other surgery, is not risk-free. However, the degree of risks in minimized if an experienced ASDS dermatologist performs the surgery. Some of the risks involved include:

• Skin pigmentation problems
• Blisters
• Scarring
• Burning
• Pain

Preparing for the procedure

The specialist will review the medical history of the patient and conduct several physical exams. He will also explain the potential risks and results of the procedure to the patient. Patients should also:

Avoid sunbathing, chemical peels, tanning beds, or collagen injections two weeks prior to the process. They should avoid skin irritants like deodorants and sprays pre and post surgery. Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, as well as herbal supplements.

What to expect post-treatment

• Redness of the hair follicles
• Discomfort and pain… to be treated with OTC pain medicines
• Apply topical antiseptic cream as prescribed by the surgeon
• Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight at least for a week following the surgical procedure.

If you’re interested in never having to shave again, you should consider contacting us at The Naked Truth Skin Care Clinic in Pitt Meadows, BC. We won’t let you down.