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Lash + brow Artist
Services Provided by Our Lash and Brow Artist
Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point.
Microblading is a semipermanent technique for enhancing the appearance of the eyebrows, in which pigment is scratched into the skin in fine, short strokes resembling hair, using a hand tool with a blade formed of tiny needles.
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Frequently asked questions
You may or may not be a good candidate if
- You suffer from seasonal allergies or just find you have the tendency to rub your eyes frequently.
- You have sensitive skin. Although the extensions are not applied directly to the skin, allergic reactions are possible from the adhesive or under-eye pads.
- Have a common cold or sinus infection. This can cause irritation and/or eye secretions which can cause inadequate bonding of the adhesive and premature loss of your eyelash extensions.
- Have recently or are undergoing chemotherapy.
- Have severe alopecia or suffer from trichotillomania or thrichosis.
- Have an eye condition where the eye does not look healthy.
- Have no natural eyelashes
Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions will last indefinitely with routine relashing every 2 or 3 weeks. The natural eyelash grows in, matures and sheds on a natural cycle, typically every two to three months. The lash extension will shed with the natural eyelash.
The following list of conditions and/or situations are contraindicated for microblading and will determine whether or not you are a candidate:
- Eczema (in the eyebrow area)
- Psoriasis (in the eyebrow area)
- Keratosis Pilaris (in the eyebrow area)
- Dermatitis (itchy and flaky skin in the eyebrow area)
- Moles/Bumps/Piercings, Raised Skin (in eyebrow area)
- Trichotillomania (in eyebrow area)
- Botox (must wait 3 weeks following botox if in brow area)
- Sunburn/Suntan (in brow area – must wait until skin returns to normal color)
- Vacationing (make sure to plan your vacation at least two weeks following your microbladed eyebrows so that they have time to heal before “fun in the sun”)
- Blood Thinners (microblading will create excessive bleeding)
- Heart Conditions (oftentimes taking blood thinners)
- Hemophilia (excessive bleeding if microbladed)
- Pregnant (Absolutely not!)
- Breast-feeding (Absolutely not!)
- Rosacea (skin too sensitive and will not hold color)
- Sensitive Skin (skin too sensitive will not hold color)
- Chronic Acne/Excessively Oily Skin (hairstrokes will blur together)
- Large Pores (in eyebrow area will cause hairstrokes to blur together)
- Natural Redhead (skin is too sensitive and will not hold color)
- Thin-Skinned (skin to fragile and hypersensitive)
- Previous Permanent Eyebrows (microblading will not implant properly)
- Accutane (severe acne medication creates tissue-thin skin – must wait an entire year following Accutane usage to regain skin integrity)
- Retin-A (creates very thin skin and must wait one year following usage of this product)
- Retinol/Vitamin A (discontinue the use of these products on forehead/brow area for at least 30 days prior to microblading procedure)
- Autoimmune Diseases (such as Lupus, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia – skin health is too compromised for microblading)
Microblading, unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, is less invasive and is considered to be “semi-permanent”. Microblading is designed to generally last 1-3 years, depending upon your age, skin type, skin health, how well you follow your aftercare instructions, your usual skincare routine and environmental factors, particularly sun exposure. As a result, it will be necessary to be sure to include “maintenance” microblading procedures as part of your (approximately) yearly routine.