Fibroblast and Plasma Non-Surgical Facelift

Have you been thinking about plastic surgery, but concerned about the down time? Complications? Price?

Well we have a solution for you! Plasma Lifting is a non-surgical solution, used to tighten loose skin and activate the Fibroblast Cells in the dermis; causing these cells to create high levels of Collagen and Elastin. It is completely NATURAL process that requires no injections, no chemicals, and uses your own bodies defense systems to create new collagen and tighten the skin. 

How Does the Treatment Work?

The treatment is performed through tiny spots made with the device to stimulate instant contraction and tightening of skin fibers. Plasma causes sublimation which is the process of turning a solid straight into a gas so results are instant and there is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues to cause damage. The treatment is performed without causing bleeding and more importantly without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue.

Is It Safe? Is It Painful?

Local anesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes to an hour prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort and the procedure is then virtually painless. The treatment may feel hot in places and there may be a tingling or burning sensation afterwards. PLASMA technology has been used worldwide for several years. There have been occasional reports of temporary post-treatment hyper pigmentation (darkening of skin) but no other adverse events have been reported. However, with any procedure involving the skin there is always the possibility of scars.

What are the Side Effects?

Following PLASMA treatment, tiny dark brown/black spots may appear or there may be an appearance more typical of a burn. Swelling is common and often lasts several days and can be quite significant around the eyes. The area will often be red and warm immediately after the procedure and can be quite tender for a few days. Clients may experience a tingling or burning sensation. Crusting or a scab can develop and it is important to keep this clean, dry and protected from intense sunlight and other sources of UV light to prevent uneven pigmentation as the treated area recovers.

What about Aftercare and Downtime?

Immediately after treatment, there may be a burning sensation. This will usually resolve during the remainder of the day although if it is particularly uncomfortable or persists for a longer period, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken. Swelling is common. This can be significant around the eyes and can last for several days and may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. Anti-inflammatory medica­tion and/or anti-histamine may help alleviate the swelling. Crusting will usually develop over the treated area, this will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin and flake off over the following days. It may take over 2 weeks to completely disappear. To maximize the effects of your Plasma treatment we advise to keep the crustation/ discoloration intact for 5-7 days and not rub them off immediately. Keep the treated area clean, away from excessive moisture and protected using a broad spectrum sunscreen. Mineral make-up may be applied from the third day of the treatment onwards. Avoid exposing the area to extremes of heat or cold until it has healed .. If any doubt, contact the clinic for further advice. One of the major advantages of fibroblast is that it offers a much less invasive/expensive alternative to surgery as well as the time it takes to carry out. This does not mean there is no downtime, but by comparison it is minimal. You can experience significant swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area this diminishes over a 2-5 day period. The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. These on average are gone between 5-7 days. They may also be covered over to reduce their visibility. These are cosmetic issues only, technically there is no real downtime if these visual effects are of no concern to you.

As you can see in the picture, this procedure REALLY works! We are running a special through the month of June, 25% Fibroblast Plasma Lift so call today  or visit us at Londonbrows.com to book your appointment.

Posted: June 1, 2019 By: Comment: 0

Cyanoacrylate FREE Lash Adhesive? Are Polyacrylates the Answer?

I see companies advertising cyanoacrylate free lash adhesive. From personal experience exploring this avenue of cyanoacrylate free adhesive, I know that this is the dream for lash artists worldwide. Our team has been working on this for 4 years plus and we are still a few years out. We have the best minds in the world working on this program. It’s not easy!

First things first! Always ask for the SDS sheets for these NEW miracle adhesives! Why do I say this? Companies are using another ingredient instead of cyanoacrylates, something far more dangerous! It is called polyacrylate or acrylate polymers. This ingredient is used in nail polish and paint to name a few.

Sodium polyacrylate is toxic if swallowed and exposure to the eyes should be avoided. Polyacrylate crystals can be harmful to nasal membranes, and should not be inhaled. Wow! This ingredient is going to cause more problems than cyanoacrylate ever did. If you think you saw reactions in your clients before, this NEW breakthrough adhesive, will cause unprecedented problems in our industry.

Why did I write this note? I’m horrified that companies are taking advantage of lash artists, believing we are stupid enough to fall for this gimmick! Please, please do your research before you jump on any bandwagon and just follow the crowd.

Cyanoacrylate is still the best option world wide for lash extensions. Research teams  have spent many years and invested millions of dollars to find a substitute, and there is still no better ingredient out there, yet! Those who know me personally, know that I have integrity first, and will always find the best products for my clients and customers.

Posted: May 24, 2019 By: Comment: 0

Taking Care of Your Lash Extensions

Taking Care of Your Lash Extensions

Taking care of your lashes is extremely important. With proper care, you will have beautiful, longer lasting lash extensions. In todays blog we will go over a few tips to keep your lashes clean and full, what products are safe for your lashes, and what to avoid. As well as some facts about what can happen when you don’t properly care for your lashes.

At your lash appointment your lash tech should give you an aftercare kit at the end of your appointment, it should include a lash brush and lash cleanser. Other things you may see include lash serums and instruction pamphlets. After your appointment you should avoid getting any water on your lashes for at LEAST 24 hours, this means avoiding pools and steam rooms. This will allow the adhesive to fully dry so your lashes can last unit your next fill. If you swim in chlorine pools or in the ocean, remember to rinse off under a quick fresh water shower.

One of the most important things you need to do to take care of your lashes, is cleanse them. Make sure to avoid any products containing oil as this will break down the adhesive. You should be able to purchase a cleanser though your lash tech or salon. Our most popular cleanser is called Fresh Start, its oil free and works best to cleanse and extend the life of your lash extensions. We also carry Fresh Start in a gentle formula; for those with sensitive eyes and skin, this is the perfect alternative. We recommend you use this daily. Start by dampening you face with water, then add a pump or two of the Fresh Start cleanser in your hands and gently wash your extensions and eye area. Then thoroughly rinse with water and gently tap dry your eyes and extensions. Keep your eyes closed while product is on your face to avoid getting the cleanser in your eyes. This is the best way to keep your lashes clean and beautiful.

Here is link to buy our London Brows Fresh Start cleanser, and the Fresh Start Gentle. https://londonbrows.com/shop-lashes/

You will need to brush your lashes at least once a day, this is important to keep lashes from sticking together and to remove lashes that have naturally shed during your lash shedding cycle. After removing all makeup and debris from your face gently brush your lashes. For best results take your brush and start at the base of your lashes and softly brush up through the tip of your lash extensions. Make sure to take your time and fully brush though all of your extensions to get the best results. Another important tip is to make sure you use a clean brush on your lashes, a dirty lash brush can spread bacteria and germs. ALWAYS brush your lashes when they are dry as wet lashes are heavier, and can lead to more lash extension loss.   

Another important step is to make sure you get regular fills. This is when you go back to your lash artist a few weeks after your initial visit so they can touch up your lashes. At this appointment they will add the lashes that have naturally shed since your first appointment. We recommend getting a fill every 2 weeks. This is important, because your lashes naturally shed and when that happens the extensions will shed with your natural lashes. We lose 3-5 natural lashes per day. this means you will lose 45-70 natural lashes in 2 weeks. Along with proper care, regular fills will help keep your lashes looking full and beautiful.

As you can see it is very important to clean and maintain your lashes, unfortunately there are some scary things that can happen if you don’t properly care for your lashes. Blepharitis is a condition you can get from not taking proper care of your lash extensions. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid that affects the eyelashes and can impact tear production. This occurs when the small oil glands in your inner eyelid become inflamed. Symptoms to look out for include red eyes, irritated eyes, itchy eyes, a burning or stinging sensation, a gritty feeling like somethings stuck in your eye. If you have any of these symptoms its recommended you see a doctor immediately. Unfortunately there is no cure for this disease, although it can be treated. We believe the best way is to avoid it all together by taking the time to properly care for your lash extensions.

Lash extensions have been an up and coming trend lately, they provide you with beautiful, fuller looking lash line. As long as you properly care for your extensions and get regular fills your lashes will last as long as you’d like to keep them.

Below is a picture of Blepharitis and the bug mites that create the damage to your eye.

Posted: May 1, 2019 By: Comment: 0

Adhesive Sensitivity and Our Solution

So as I sit at the airport at 2am in the morning, I get the chance to write my clients lash extension journey. This gorgeous woman walked into my salon the first time to get a Microblading appointment on 9/22/2018. She took one look at Penny whose set of lashes I had just completed, and fell in love. She asked if I could give her a set of lashes as well and I said yes! 

After advising her that I had to first remove her brows in order to redesign the shape, we used the time to give her her first set of lash extensions. We were both super happy with them, and she went home a happy camper. 

I got a text from her that evening saying her eyes were bloodshot and almost swollen shut. I asked her to come in the next day so I could remove them. She loved those extensions so much that she said she would try tough it out and see if it got better. Her eyes remained swollen, both upper and lids for 3 days, as per the photos. After 3 days she said she felt much better and loved the look of her lashes. Who can argue with that? She booked another appointment 2 weeks later. 

This time I decided to use my Saran Wrap method, that’s also on this blog, that’s usually a problem solver for me. I also misted frequently throughout the appointment. Initially we both thought YES it’s worked, but by that afternoon she was swollen again with bloodshot eyes. We texted back and forth and she once again decided to tough it out. This lasted 2 days this time around, and she was happy that they finally went down sooner than the last appointment. 

I then advised her to use Benadryl before her appointment. She used the liquid capsules as they are fast acting. As the Saran method had not worked previously I decided to work without this method. Instead I misted her throughout the appointment, and after I was done, she went to the basin and washed her lashes with Fresh Start. I told her retention may not be optimum but I wanted a solution. Yet again, this did not help. Her eyes were swollen and red for 2 days. 

I asked her to add Flonase at this stage before her appointment, along with the Benadryl. We also decided to add eye drops to coat the eye while I worked. She places these drops in her eyes just before I start placing her eyes pads under her eyes. I continued to mist her throughout her appointment. We also decided that we were going to do mini fills (1/2 hour) and lash each eye for 15 minutes and be done! This strategy was after 2 months of adverse reactions and we needed something to change. I will also say that she came to her appointments on Fridays so she could hid from the world while her eyes looked like this on the weekends. 

She went home after the mini appointment and had little adverse reaction. We continued to do mini fills each week for 6 weeks, until finally her eyes were completely clear after each appointment and she didn’t have a reaction after getting home. At this stage I advised her that maybe we should attempt an hour long fill again. We started hour long fills a month ago, and she has had NO reaction! Hallelujah! 

We continue to follow our regime. Benadryl capsules and Flonase before each appointment. Eyes drops (see photo) into her eyes before I start lashing. I also only place one pad on her eyes at a time. When I’m done with the eye, I mist like crazy, and she holds the lashed eyelid down, while I place the pad on the other eye and start to lash it. Time and patience on this clients part has worked miracles lash relationship! I love her and so happy this has worked out for us. It has been a 6 month journey to get to where we are now, and we will continue with our established protocols. 

Now for the products I use during this process!

I did not use the Sensi Addy as the retention is not good, but many lash artists have had success using this product. Instead I stuck to our amazing Clear adhesive and we have finally overcome her sensitivity issues. 

Posted: April 7, 2019 By: Comment: 0

Plasma Fusion/ Lift Training and Services at London Brows

I am beyond excited to be able to offer the worlds BEST machine for Plasma Lift in the USA. The difference between the other machines sold in the USA and our Ecuri machine is visible to the eye.

  1. Plasma pens in the USA makes 4mm dots on the skin. Our pen will make a 0.1mm dot!
  2. Our pen will reach the dermal layer which will give a better result every time.

We can treat the whole face, pigmentation, couperose and warts. This pen can also be used on the body, such as stretch marks and flabby arms.

Read more about this amazing service here

https://en.ecuri.com/plasma-pro-lift/

If you are interested in training write to us at admin@londonbrows.com

 

Posted: October 26, 2018 By: Comment: 0

BROWN is the NEW Black in Eye Lash Extensions.

I have been using London Brows Brown lashes in 0.05 C curl for months now. When I am working on my regular clients lashes, I ask them if they would like me to create a balayage effect in their lashes. ALL except 2 have said YES! They absolutely have fallen in love with the look that is created for them.  I mix in half black and half brown lashes while I am working. This helps to create a super natural look. I use longer D curl black lashes in 0.03 to create some major fluff, and then go back and I add in shorter lengths of the C 0.05 brown, to create a staggered, fluffy full look. Everyone of my clients are in love with this look.

I also love to do full sets of brown lashes on my lighter haired clients. Its really hard to see the brown until you get out into the sunlight. These brown lashes will be perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons.

Why not offer your clients something new and up your lash game? It will make YOU look like the lash guru and your clients will appreciate YOU even more!!

London Brows 0.05 Colored & 0.07 Ombre Colored Lashes

 

Posted: August 27, 2018 By: Comment: 0

NEW 5ml Size ADDY Bottles available Mid July 2018

We have decided after many requests that we will now offer 5ml bottles of ADDY. These will be perfect for those lash artists who do not lash continuously, and don’t need a large bottle of adhesive. They will also be perfect for those of you, who like me throw away their bottles each month, ensuring that we are offering our clients the freshest adhesive possible. The 5ml bottles will be available in all 4 of the adhesives and hopefully this will make your lash lives easier.Thank you ladies for your continued support.

Posted: July 6, 2018 By: Comment: 0

Working with Sensitive Eyes Using Saran Wrap

This is the method I use to work with clients who have reacted or have sensitivities to adhesive with great success. Yes I can hear some of you shaking your head and saying ‘I will never do this to my client’. Well our ophthalmologist client says this method has her approval, as we use this method on her as well.

In the 4 years I have used this method I have never had ONE problem with infection with the clients.

I videoed this using a grey blanket so you could see what I was doing. I would normally use a dental bib to prepare my pads and santize everything that I am using to prepare these pads.

Posted: May 29, 2018 By: Comment: 0

The Discovery of Clear Adhesive in the Lash Industry.

We at London Brows have been selling CLEAR adhesive now for over 3 years, and were the FIRST in the industry to do so. Why? I stumbled across the amazing potential of the clear adhesive while I worked with brow extensions. Yes, brow extensions were a thing! Right?

One day I asked a regular client of mine who had the worst retention on the planet, to be my model for an experimental colored lash set I wanted to try. She had very oily skin and she had an appointment every week with me. Now because the lashes were colored I didn’t want to use my normal black lash adhesive and decided to try the clear adhesive I used for brow extensions. I didn’t realize that I was about to stumble onto something NO ONE in the lash industry had even tried.

The client went away with her gorgeous colored lash set and I fully excepted to see her the following week again. After 3 weeks I was worried and called her and asked if she was ill? She told me that she still had almost the full set of lashes and didn’t need a fill yet. I was blown away when she came in after 4 weeks to get her lashes filled again. I was excited and couldn’t wait to share what I had learned.

So I got onto suppliers I knew and begged them to make me a clear adhesive for Lashes! I met with a lot of resistance as the lash industry used cyanoacrylate with added carbon, and this was the way it had been done for 10 years. Finally I found someone that agreed to help me create an adhesive that I would be happy with using. I learned a lot about chemistry during this time. BTW chemistry was my most hated subject at school, but I had to suck it up and really study the properties of the different cyanoacrylates.

Clear ADDY is superior in every way to an adhesive that contains carbon black. Carbon black interferes with the bonding properties of the cyanoacrylate, so retention will always be better using the clear ADDY. Because the clear has less ingredients it also has less irritants and less fumes, which make it ideal for sensitive eyes. We have used it successfully with many clients who were no longer able to wear lash extensions.

All the staff in our salon ONLY use Clear ADDY as they love the fact that there are less fumes and the retention is amazing. Have you tried it? We now have sample size bottles for high and low humidities for only $10.

Posted: April 14, 2018 By: Comment: 0