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The Three Most Popular PMU Services

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Permanent Makeup | 0 comments

The Three Most Popular PMU Services

Beauty trends are constantly evolving. Just look at eyebrows for example. A few years ago, thin eyebrows were all the rage. If it looked like you filled in your eyebrows with a literal pencil, you were golden. Now, thin eyebrows are considered a makeup faux pas and thick brows are in. 

Similar to eyebrows, makeup application has changed dramatically over just a few years. Today, permanent makeup, offered from places like DC Micro, has become a popular staple in the beauty industry. If you’re interested in trying out permanent makeup for yourself, check out three of the most popular permanent makeup services down below.

Microblading. If you have ever heard of permanent makeup before reading this post, you’ve probably heard of microblading. With this procedure, tiny, semi-permanent micro pigments are applied to the eyebrows with a microblade. Hence, the name “microblading.” It is a process similar to tattooing.

The initial microblading procedure takes about 2-3 hours. Before the initial treatment, you’ll meet with a technician for a one-on-one consultation to discuss the shape and color you would like your eyebrows to be. Once you’ve completed the first procedure, your eyebrows may look a bit dark and scab a little bit, but those symptoms should last only a few days. Then, you’ll come in 30 days or so after the first appointment for any touch ups.

Why get your eyebrows microbladed? It saves people a lot of time doing their makeup in the morning, as eyebrows are often the most tricky part of any makeup routine. With your eyebrows already done, you’re free to focus on the other parts of your makeup routine and can get out the door quickly. 

Permanent Eyeliner. Are you one of those people who cannot go a day without wearing eyeliner? Then permanent makeup eyeliner might be for you. Similar to filling in your eyebrows, applying eyeliner can be extremely difficult. Not only do you have to worry about getting a straight, smooth line on both of your eyes, you have to make sure that the eyeliner on both of your eyes is even. 

Permanent eyeliner can help get rid of some of that stress. Similar to microblading, you’ll go through a one-on-one consultation and the initial treatment which can last 2-3 hours. Then, you’ll come back in after 30 days for a checkup. Your eyelids may also swell and scab slightly.

Permanent Lipstick. Many women complain about having thin lips, and this procedure is a solution to that pesky problem. A permanent lipstick tattoo can be used to plump up lips and correct any symmetry issues. Additionally, it can help darken the lips, but not in a way that looks overly done up. Many with permanent lipstick also layer on their favorite lipstick products for a more dramatic look. This is a great alternative to lip fillers and other plastic surgery procedures. 

Including the consultation, the procedure usually lasts around 2-3 hours. It is common for lips to swell slightly after the procedure and scab.

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Is scalp micropigmentation a tattoo?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Is scalp micropigmentation a tattoo?

Scalp micropigmentation has a lot of similarities with a tattoo, the most notable of which being the application process. Much like a tattoo, scalp micropigmentation relies heavily on permanent ink. Both procedures use tiny needles to deposit ink into the skin for a permanent change.

However, traditional tattoos go fairly deep into the skin. This helps with longevity. The needles used during a micropigmentation session only penetrate the first few layers, and don’t go far past the epidermal layer. As a result, the ink is less likely to turn blue over time. This also makes it easier to perform touch ups, should they be needed later on as the client continues to lose hair. The longevity of the micropigmentation application, along with the ease of touch ups, make it a more long-lasting approach to hair loss than other methods. More information about the procedure can be found at https://www.mcracademy.co.uk/training/smp/.

Another bonus that comes along with such a shallow application is lessened pain. Although local anesthesia is often used with this sort of procedure, it’s not required. Staying within the top layers of skin reduces the amount of pain that client is in during his or her scalp micropigmentation session. Most scalp micropigmentation applications that cover a large area of the scalp occur over two or three sessions, so a speedy recovery is a must for the client.

Is it right for me?

This method of combating hair loss, while satisfactory for most, is certainly not for everyone. Prior to the session, the artist will perform a patch test, placing a small amount of ink onto the client’s skin and waiting for any sort of reaction. If such a reaction does occur, the artist will then either have to use an alternative ink or the client will have to seek a different method to cover up their hair loss.

If someone has an extremely low pain tolerance, this might be too painful for them. While it’s typically not too painful for most people, a few people cannot tolerate any level of pain or discomfort. What might be a slightly sore scalp for some is an intense agony for others. This makes going to multiple sessions for hours each unbearable. For the most part, these people should seek ways to cover up their hair loss that are completely pain-free.

Alternatives to scalp micropigmentation

If scalp micropigmentation isn’t for you, there are always alternative methods to choose from! There’s no shortage of ways to fight back against hair loss. New ways are being tried and tested every day, making the future of hair restoration look bright.

Unique methods include hair restoration surgery, wigs, biotin supplementation, and growth serums such as Rogaine. Of course, be sure to consult with your doctor before making any major changes to your body. Your doctor can help you weigh your options and come up with a solution that’s right for you.

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Trauma and Hair Loss

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in HLI SMP | 0 comments

Trauma and Hair Loss

Trauma, no matter how we experience it, can have a dramatic effect on our lives. Those attempting to process may deal with a variety of issues such as anxiety or depression. The trauma may have such a hold on their lives that they find it difficult to hold down a job or stay on track in school.

Trauma can also have physical effects on our bodies, too. One of these physical effects that hair loss can have upon us is hair loss. If you or a loved one has experienced a trauma, you may notice your hair falling out more than usual. Continue reading to learn more about this phenomenon.

How does Trauma Cause Hair Loss?

Trauma-induced hair loss occurs through a temporary condition called telogen effluvium. In this condition, the hair on top of the scalp begins to thin and shed. The stress caused by trauma, no matter if that trauma is surgery or an extremely painful death in a person’s life, causes a disruption to the hair growth cycle. This disruption leads to hair shedding and less hair on your head.

Unfortunately, the pain that can come from losing hair can make one’s trauma even harder to deal with.

What to Do

First and foremost, if one is experiencing a form of emotional trauma, it may be beneficial to reach out to a professional counselor or therapist for your emotional needs and support.

To combat hair loss, you have many options at your fingertips. You can ask your doctor to prescribe you certain medications or shampoos that are designed specifically to encourage the hair to grow. You could try the scalp micropigmentation services offered by Hairline Ink and watch pigments fill in your hairline in just a few easy treatments.

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Tips for Staying Cool in the Summer

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Tips for Staying Cool in the Summer

On hot summer days, we all want to spend as much time as possible outside, soaking up the sun and making memories. While there’s nothing wrong with this, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated and keep cool. If you struggle with staying cool during the summer, here are some tips on how to avoid heat exhaustion!

  1. Get rid of some hair

Excess hair can trap heat and sweat in, making it difficult for your body to regulate its temperature. If you want to go bare this summer in order to stay cool, make sure that your scalp is protected against the sun by applying a high-SPF sunblock.

If you want to go bare but are worried about maintaining the hairstyle, Rejuvenate SMP recommends scalp micropigmentation to even out any potential areas that are patchy or uneven.

  • Sip, don’t chug water

Chugging water will make you nauseous faster than it will hydrate you. Sipping room temperature water will hydrate you without making you feel sick. Keep your bottle full at all times so you don’t have to worry about dehydration.

  • Limit time outside

You can follow every tip and trick out there to avoid heat exhaustion, but they can all only go so far. When it comes down to it, you shouldn’t push your limits in the summer heat. Limit the amount of time you spend outside and take frequent breaks to prevent any catastrophes from occurring.

  • Eat a balanced meal

While hot dogs and funnel cakes are staples of the summer, they shouldn’t be the only thing that you eat. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables this summer so that your body is well-prepared to deal with the rising temperatures. Many fruits, like watermelon, contain a lot of water – you’ll stay hydrated while enjoying a snack!

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Dealing with Hair Loss at Young Age

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Dealing with Hair Loss at Young Age

When we think of hair loss, we usually imagine someone in their later years. Many people don’t know that you can begin losing your hair at a young age, even in your teenage years!

I decided to research more about hair loss at a young age for myself. Keep reading to see what   I found!

Can You Really Lose Hair at a Young Age?

Unfortunately, it is possible for young people to experience hair thinning. One blog post I found told the story of a boy as young as 10 years old going to the dermatologist for a bald spot appearing on the crown of his head. Of course, most people experiencing hair loss at a young age experience it during their early twenties.

No matter where it happens, hair loss in young people is caused by a variety of different reasons.

Causes of Hair Loss at a Young Age

I came across a ton of different reasons why young people may be losing their hair. Check them out below:

  • Extreme hormonal changes
  • Genetic History
  • Stress
  • Disease and illness
  • Medicine or medical treatments (such as chemotherapy)
  • Extended pressure on the hair (from hats, hair bands, or certain hairstyles)
  • Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)
  • Autoimmune Disorders (such as alopecia areata)

Make a visit to your dermatologist to better pinpoint the exact cause of your hair loss.

Treating Hair Loss at a Young Age

Finding out exactly what is causing your hair loss is the first step in figuring out what treatment plan to pursue. Your doctor may suggest the following:

  • Medicine
  • Topical Treatments
  • Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoos
  • Scalp micropigmentation from companies like Scottsdale Hairlines (fills in hairline)
  • Hair transplant

Again, speak with your doctor to find the best course of treatment for you!

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