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Permanent Makeup In Maine

Transform and Enhance. Permanent Makeup & Cryoskin in Maine.

Pmu Brows

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What is Microblading?

Microblading is designed to resemble realistic hair like strokes. You would want Microblading if you have little to no brow hair to give your brows a more natural look. It is placed with a hand tool that has 12 tiny pins on it and almost resembles a razor blade. Basically, we are creating little tiny papercuts with pigment deposited in each one. Sounds awful, but it doesn’t hurt because you are numbed 20 minutes before the procedure begins. Total healing time is 6-8 weeks. Microblading is dry heal, you cannot sweat/exercise or get them wet while healing. A light oil is applied daily to help the skin to heal. Sounds intense but it is a very easy process and following after care instructions will give you stunningly beautiful, realistic brows that can last up to 12 months.  

What is combo brow?

Combo Brow AKA Blade & Shade. The "Combo" is a combination of a manual shading technique and the hair stroke Microblading technique. This technique is perfect for the clients who like the look of a soft penciled or powdered eyebrow or for clients wanting a more defined look throughout the entire brow. The healing process for this type of brow is the same as Microblading since we will be putting some Microblading strokes in where there is hair missing. Results from combo brow will make you wake up smiling! 

what is ombre brow

Ombre is a powdered brow technique for clients who prefer fuller results than hair strokes, but still want them to appear very soft. This look resembles daily makeup done with an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow shadow.   It is good for all skin types especially oily skin with large pores.  

How Long Does PMU Brows last?

Microbladed eyebrows last a year to 18 months for most people, before it usually needs a touch up. Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 11 months to 15 months. Those who did not follow after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups. Combo Brows and Ombre Brows will last longer at 2-4 years but will still need a touchup every 2-4 years. Everyones skin is different. 

Does it hurt?

We use three different types of numbing to help alleviate any discomfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. 

How long does it take to heal?

Your brows will take 10-14 days to heal. During that time frame, it is encouraged you to let them naturally exfoliate off. DO NOT PICK AT YOUR BROWS! You would also be encouraged to keep them out of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the scabbing phase passes, the brows will appear lighter, and their true color should come out after 4-6 weeks. It is also recommended that if you go outside, wear a hat. You don't want your new Brows to be damaged by the sun while they are healing. As long as you’re good at following the aftercare instructions provided, there shouldn’t be a problem going to work or being out in public. 

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You're too expensive, I found someone cheaper

Permanent Makeup is an extremely meticulous procedure. Remember, this is your face and permanent. Ashley has trained with the top Microblading and PMU artists in the world. She also graduated from the best Micropigmentation school in the USA: Nouveau Contour USA out of Orlando, Florida. When looking for an artist, do not nickel and dime your face. Permanent Makeup in the state of Maine is not regulated, therefore, anyone can do it. Please please please, research your artists and most importantly look at their work before you book an appointment because paying less might end up costing a lot more in the long run to fix. 

Is this procedure permanent?

Because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off it is considered permanent. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, making it fade over time and requiring future touch ups.  

How should I prepare for my appointment?

 

  • Do not work out 48 hours before procedure
  • Discontinue any use of Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Alpha Hydroxyls, any chemical, anti-aging exfoliant, eyebrow growth serums or any "brightening" skin care at least 2-3 weeks prior*
  • Botox and filler should be avoided at least 2-3 weeks prior to procedure
  • Avoid sun and tanning beds at least 2 weeks prior as your skin exfoliates a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it
  • Do not take any Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, or Advil 48 hours before your appointment
  • Avoid blood thinning supplements like garlic, turmeric, or fish oils
  • No alcohol 24-48 hours before procedure and no caffeine the morning of your appointment
  • No brow waxing, tinting or threading at least one week prior to your appointment
  • Come with your brows penciled in so we can see how you like and are used to having them

*ANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR YOUTH, REPAIR, ANTI-AGING, WRINKLES, ACNE, TONE CORRECTING, BRIGHTENING ARE LIKELY TO HAVE THESE INGREDIENTS

Will you draw the shape on first?

Yes, we won’t start on you until you agree with the color selected and the shape. 

Is the touch-up APPOINTMENT necessary?

For any PMU brows, at least one touch-up appointmentis needed, 6-8 week after your initial procedure. Touch ups are done no earlier than 4 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 8. You will be required to schedule your touch-up within 8 weeks of your initial procedure which will be complimentary to your procedure. You will be required to pay a touch up fee outlined in the touch-up schedule if it is after 8 weeks. It is absolutely imperative to complete the touch up treatment. Without it, the results will not be optimal. At the touch up, we assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder and add more density and correct any irregularities in your brow during the complimentary touch-up.

What should I avoid after my procedure?

DO NOT use any Retinols, Glycolic Acids, AHAs, Salicylic acid* 

DO NOT use peroxide or Neospirin on ANY areas.

DO NOT scrub or pick the treated areas.

AVOID working out and/or sweating for the first 14 days.

DO NOT expose area to sun or tanning beds for 3-4 weeks after procedure.

DO NOT dye or tweeze eyebrows for 10 days after procedure.

DO NOT use makeup on the eyebrows for at least 14 days. 

AVOID sleeping on your face/ brows for 10-14 days

AVOID steam rooms, pools, saunas, hot shower/bath, jacuzzi for at least 10-14 days 

*ANY SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR YOUTH, REPAIR, ANTI-AGING, WRINKLES, ACNE, TONE CORRECTING, BRIGHTENING ARE LIKELY TO HAVE THESE INGREDIENTS

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After You've healed

 

  • PMU Brows can last anywhere from 1-4 years depending on the clients lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. 
  • When you are outdoors always apply sunscreen to the brows once completely healed.
  • Maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your microbladed shape by tweezing, waxing, threading or razoring. 
  • Do not laser around the brow area as some lasers can change the color of the pigment. 
  • Additional brow makeup application may still be required post microblading to achieve your desired look. 
  • For further sun protection, wear hats and sunglasses. 
  • Yearly touch ups are recommended to maintain your results.

PLEASE NOTE: THE RESULTS ARE NATURAL, FULLER LOOKING BROWS. INITIALLY THE BROWS MAY APPEAR DARKER BUT FADE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE FIRST TWO WEEKS. ALTHOUGH WE USE PREMIUM PRODUCTS AND PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE, ALL CLIENTS HEAL DIFFERENTLY AND MANY FACTORS LEAD TO VARIED RESULTS. IT IS CRUCIAL TO TO HAVE A TOUCH UP DONE AS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT HOW WELL YOUR SKIN WILL RETAIN THE PIGMENT. DUE TO THIS AND OTHER VARYING FACTORS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS.  

I had my brows done somewhere else, can you do the touch-up?

If you have had PMU done elsewhere and need a touch up the full service price will be charged as if you are a new client. I will also need to see you for a consultation before hand to see if you are a good candidate for my services. Microblading CANNOT be done as a corrective. At that point you can only choose Combo or Ombre Brow and that will be assessed during your consultation. 

Cryoskin

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What is Cryoskin?

 Cryoskin is non-invasive and used for slimming, cellulite reduction, and toning. 

How does it work?

The session lasts for 28 minutes and is done manually through a massage technique. The session begins with 2 minutes of heat and then a decrease in temperature to -8 degrees for the duration of the session.  

How quickly will i see results?

The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment. 

Is it safe

Cryoskin is very safe and non-invasive. Many guests visit us during their lunch break or immediately before or after a workout with no down-time after the treatment. 

How long will results last?

Depending on the individual and on their lifestyle and diet, results can last several months to several years. It is recommended to have 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results. 

how many sessions do i need?

For the best results we recommend five sessions over a ten week period. 

Keratin Eyelash Lift & Tint

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What is a Keratin lash lift?

The Keratin Lash Lift procedure has revolutionized old, inadequate perming techniques. The effect is achieved by using a silicone rod covered in a keratin formula, this new technique can lift, straighten or curl, and lengthen your own natural lashes to create a brighter, fuller, wide eyed look. No need for extensions and the associated aftercare, this will last you 6-8 weeks. 

How do i need to prep for the treatment?

Please come in make up free. If you wear contacts, they must be removed. 

Can a lasH lift be used to compliment other treatments?

Yes! A Lash Lift is enhanced when you use an eyelash growth product, or a semi-permanent mascara (lash tint). While your lashes grow longer, our process controls straight or overly curly lashes by giving them a uniform lifted look. 

Is a lash lift the same as an eyelash perm?

No the Lash lift is a new, improved procedure, overcoming the ‘over curled’ look of its predecessor . Whilst the chemical procedure is identical to a perm, the difference is in the results. By ditching the old fashioned perm rollers which curled back the lashes to the extent of the ‘dolly look’, the silicone pads used for this new procedure lifts the lash from the root in either a straight or curled, upwards fashion that produces length and a bright eyed enhanced look. 

Does the lash lift procedure hurt?

No the procedure is totally painless. You will have your eyes closed for the entire treatment and although it may feel a little strange being unable to open your eyes for this time, it offers you a chance to relax during the treatment. 

is the procedure safe?

Yes. Lashes are lifted onto our specially shaped lifting pads before products are applied. 

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Will thE lash lift damage my natural lashes?

No. Your lash procedure will be performed with the utmost care and proper technique. The product never touches the skin during the process. Redness around the eye may occur due to the product removal process (wiping the eyes with cotton rounds) but should disappear within a few minutes after the procedure. 

How long does a lash lift/tint take?

Keratin Lash Lift takes approximately 45 minutes and the tint takes approximately 30 mins. Together it will take about an hour.  

How long will a lash lift/tint last?

A Lash Lift can last 6-8 weeks but can vary from person to person. There is no need for any maintenance appointments in between but you will need to have the process repeated every 6-8 weeks to lift the new hair growth. There are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, use off harsh products or heat. If you find that your lift does not last the full 2 months, you can repeat the treatment after a minimum of 6 weeks of having the initial treatment, but not before. 

Will I have a reaction to the lotion?

Very few people have a reaction to the lotion but that doesn’t mean you won’t be one of them. What one person reacts to, another is fine with. This is why you can opt to have a patch test 24 hours beforehand. A patch test is quick and simple but it will need to be done 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. It consists of us placing 2 drops of lotions behind the ear for 15 minutes. Wiping it off and waiting to see if any subsequent irritation occurs over the next 24 hours such as redness, itching or inflammation for example. 

i wear contacts. Can i have this procedure?

Yes. However, we will ask you to remove them temporarily during the treatment. 

Can I wear makeup after my lasH lifT/tint?

Yes but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift. 

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Can I get Lash Lift/Tint The same day as my Eyeliner PMU session?

We recommend if you'd like to get this done on the same day as your Eyeliner PMU session that it is done before the PMU session. After care instructions will be provided also before you leave our salon/tattoo shop. 

Can i use an eyelash curler?

No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result than using a curler, But more importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes. 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for the Keratin Lash Lift and Tint treatment and must be disclosed prior to the treatment:


Eye Infections/disorders

Recent Eye Surgery

Allergy to product

Very sensitive eyes

Hay fever sufferers/Watery Eyes

Conjunctivitis

Stye

Dry Eye Syndrome

Using prescribed medicated eye drops

Pregnancy – during the 1st trimester

Medication – Thyroxin (in some cases can prevent lashes from curling)

Contact Lenses – must be removed

post care instructions:

Keep your lashes dry and free of makeup for 24 hours after the treatment.

Avoid any oil based creams and lotions for the first 24 hours after the treatment.

Do not use waterproof mascara.

Do not irritate or rub your eyes while you have a Lash Lift


If you decided to do the PMU Eyeliner the same day as your Lash Lift/Tint do not use any makeup at all for 7 days. Dry healing is a must for your PMU Eyeliner. This will also be gone over extensively before you leave my salon/tattoo shop .

Teeth Whitening

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How white will my teeth get?

After undergoing whitening with our DaVinci Teeth Whitening System, teeth shades will brighten up to 14 shades, An average improvement of five to eight shades with each 20 minute session. Individual results will depend on your current tooth shade, treatment time, and the composition of your teeth. Your end result will be a whiter, healthier smile. Everyone's teeth are different and will have a natural stop point. We recommend 2-3 sessions for optimal results and to remove all layers of staining.

How long will my TeEth Whitening last?

This varies from person to person and depends on your diet and lifestyle. However, with proper maintenance and periodic touch-up treatments every 6-12 months, you can keep your smile looking great for a lifetime. 

Is DaVinci Teeth Whitening safe?

Yes, the DaVinci whitening gel formulation is an organic plant and mineral based product with built in enamel building qualities. Scientific research has shown that the active ingredients in the DaVinci Teeth Whitening Gels are safe and effective. Our whitening equipment is FDA approved and has been used throughout the dental and cosmetic community for years. DaVinci Teeth Whitening does not change or damage the structure of the teeth; it merely lifts and removes the stains, making your teeth whiter. 

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment times are 20 to 30 minutes depending on the discoloration of your teeth and how white you want them. It takes no longer than the time it would for you to have a haircut or a facial - it's really very simple! 

What is the difference?

The DaVinci teeth whitening system uses the latest LED cold laser technology and our signature whitening gel consisting of natural plant and mineral ingredients. Our system has proven to yield superior results with little to no sensitivity when compared to other whitening systems. 

Does it hurt?

No, because our signature laser gel is all natural the treatment does not hurt and most clients experience no sensitivity. A very small percentage of clients may feel some tooth sensitivity, especially if they are dehydrated or consume very cold/hot foods or drinks within two hours after the whitening session. Any sensitivity is short term and gone within 24-48 hours. We do offer solutions for those that are concerned about sensitivity. 

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Will DaVinci Teeth Whitening work on crowns and fillings?

Yes, DaVinci teeth whitening will remove staining from existing dental work and take it back to the original color. Our goal is to clean up the existing dental work and whiten the natural teeth to match for a nice even smile. We cannot whiten them beyond the original color of the material used at the time of placement. If your existing dental work is not in your smile line it won’t matter either way because it is not visible. 

Should I consider DaVinci Teeth Whitening?

Studies have shown that people with whiter teeth look younger and there is a correlation between high self-esteem and a bright, confident smile. DaVinci Teeth Whitening is a great way to instantly enhance your appearance. 

Is DaVinci Teeth Whitening treatment for everyone?

The DaVinci Teeth Whitening treatment provides dramatic results for anyone who wants to whiten their teeth. This includes people with teeth that have been stained by smoking or by substances such as coffee, tea, soda, wine and other consumable items. We also see great results on people with teeth stained by tetracycline, fluoride, and hereditary discoloration. 

Tooth Kandy

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How long will Tooth Kandy Last?

Tooth Kandy will last from 6 - 24 months for the Swarvoski Crystals, Brilliance Crystals and Shaped Crystals. 6 -12 Months for the Real Gold Charms & Real Diamonds (Due to the extra Weight on these Specific Charms) 

Can i feel the tooth kandy jewel on my tooth?

Tooth Kandy jewels are only 0.4mm or 0.9mm thick and 1.8mm to 3mm in diameter. Initially something on your tooth will feel different, but a few days after the application you will get used to the new feeling. 

Will the jewel harm my tooth?

No! The jewel is bonded to the enamel like a orthodontic bracket without any drilling or pain. The procedure and removal can be compared to the placement and removal of orthodontic brackets. When it is removed the Tooth Kandy is simply popped off and the tooth will be polished to remove any remaining bonding material. 

Does the jewel impede brushing?

No, the presence of the Tooth Kandy will not make any difference regarding dental hygiene. However, it is recommended not to use an electric tooth brush. 

What if the jewel falls off and i swallow it?

The jewels are tiny glass crystals or gold. They have no sharp edges. It will basically come out "the natural way" the same as it went inside your body. 

Can I still have my teeth cleaned by my dentist/hygienist?

 Yes, you can and should still have your teeth cleaned by a professional. Tooth Kandy jewelry will not cause a problem for the hygienist cleaning your teeth. The area underneath the jewel is sealed like a filling and will not let in any bacteria. The hygienist can easily polish on top and around the jewel with a soft point.