Today’s Beauty Report

Women want answers at Profiles by Alisa


Women want answers to these 2 most commonly asked questions, “What can I do about these lines on my face and how do I get rid of all this facial hair?” The solution is closer than you think!

Did you know, how we feel about ourselves on the inside shows up on the outside? Most of us experience stress as we do a balancing act trying to keep up with everyday life. And if you are like me and my clients… we are wanting the best way to achieve the quickest results when it comes to unwanted expression lines, and removing fuzzy, annoying hairs on our cheeks, chin and upper lip.

This is not only embarrassing, but can interfere with our conventional makeup going on smoothly; costing us more time and money as we apply layers of makeup to cover up these areas of concern, striving to give our faces the illusion of a fresher appearance.

Derma planing Facial Treatments are exactly what is needed to get you those quicker results! This treatment removes dead, unwanted skin cells that leave behind a dull appearance. By removing these unwanted cells your makeup will go on smoother giving you a more even coverage, and your application time is quicker with less product. This saves you time and money while helping your face look and feel fresh.

You will notice immediately after your Derma planing Facial that your moisturizers and your targeting serums go on smoother, and with greater ease and penetration. This results in diminishing fine lines and improving the texture of your skin. Your products will last longer because you will use less of them and achieve greater success in a shorter period of time.

Ultimately, you will receive just what you were looking for, your face will feel smooth with a more radiant, healthy glow!

If you are a woman wanting to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and get rid of unwanted facial hair, call Alisa today to schedule your Derma Planing Facial Treatment at 419-680-1486  

Add a Resurfacing Scrub Mask to your Derma Planing Facial for FREE. This gets even deeper into those target areas such as the corners of your nose, mouth, chin and forehead. By removing the summer debris that has collected, causing your pores to enlarge, you will allow your skin to enter into FALL with your face feeling more alive with its fresher, smoother texture. This special add on treatment is normally $45.00, but you can get it FREE with your Derma Planing Facial Treatment by taking advantage of this fast action response that will be gone in 5 days. Get your appointment scheduled today by calling Alisa at 419-680-1486 and say, “I’m In” to get your FREE Resurfacing Scrub Mask with the purchase of your Derma Planing Facial Treatment.

For more information on Derma Planing and it’s benefits you can click on the picture to the left or go to profilesbyalisa.com

Today’s Beauty Report

What are these hard white bumps on my face and how do I get rid of them?

Many women who come to me for Dermaplanning facials are wanting to know what these white things are on their face, and the most common response I have for them is, “You have milia but the good news is, I can help you with this, and it is normally very treatable with speedy results.”

Then I go on to explain what milia is, how it forms and what to do to get rid of it. So let’s take a few moments to inform all of my readers on milia with today’s beauty report.

Milia is the small, hard, seed-like cysts, normally white in color that form on the skin’s surface from keratinized dead skin cells that get trapped underneath the surface of the skin.

Milia is commonly found on babies because their skin is learning how to exfoliate, or slough off the dead skill cells. As the skin reproduces and leaves behind these dead cells they rest on the skin and get trapped in the pores causing these tiny bumps. Sometimes these bumps can also be called Comedone’s, which is a Dermatologist term for clogged pores.

I have found most of my teen and adult clients who are experiencing these outbreaks of milia or comedones have similar stories such as: stress, lack of time to spend on their skin, hormonal imbalances, and unhealthy eating habits. Ultimately, leaving them feeling frustrated from trying to find a solution that works!

How can you take action?

Here are some tips to preventing and helping to get rid of milia and comedones.

  1. Cleanse with Salicylic Face & Body Wash a micro-exfoliating cleanser with 2% salicylic acid for enhanced dead cell removal and coconut oil to balance the skins moisture levels. This is 100% fragrance & sulfate free. Unclogs pores and improves pigment while clearing those unwanted bumps from your face, back of arms & elbows, shoulders & back, and anywhere else you want to smooth the skins texture.
  2. After cleansing tone your skin with Dual Action Toner to help refine skin’s texture and dissolve oil & debris inside the pores. Daily use will give the skin a gentle microscopic exfoliation and leave it with a healthy radiance.
  3. You can catapult your results by adding Green Tea Antioxidant Serum to your daily regiment.
  4. While using a moisturizer is vital to helping preserve the elasticity of your skin clients report that they have a hard time finding a moisturizer that doesn’t feel heavy or cause more breakouts. Clarifying Moisturizer may be your answer. This oil-free hydrator will improve & brighten overstressed skin.
  5. Remove these dead that rest on your skin by taking action:                                                                            A.   Apply small amount of cleanser then use a nylon buff ball, that will not scratch the skin, and make circular movements to cleanse and remove debris, rinse with luke warm water.  B.   Apply a small amount of cleanser to an exfoliating glove and make upward circles to slough of dead cells, rinse with luke warm water.
  6. Go to a trained professional to have Derma planning Facials that will slough off these dry, dead cells that just rest on your face creating havoc. After having a derma planning facial and all the excess debris is removed, this is when your skin will benefit the most by using a mask to super charge your results. Leaving your skin feeling nourished from essential vitamins and nutrients to allow oxygen to have a clearer pathway to regenerize you!

 

Today is the day for you to get started on getting that New Healthy Glow, call Alisa Florio at 419-680-1486 or go to Profiles by Alisa and click the category on the upper left corner to begin your search of my online skin care store and see products and videos that will help you discover the best solution to get the skin care results you are looking for today!

 

Thank you for clicking into TODAY’S BEAUTY REPORT and you have a wonderful day!

Alisa Florio

Today’s Beauty Report

 

Are you tired of dealing with unwanted acne? In July’s 2017 edition of, Today’s Beauty Report we will dig deeper into the causes and cures of acne outbreaks by summing up years of experience with studying and helping clients understand what causes acne and how to respond to outbreaks to achieve clearer, more beautiful results.

You will discover the 5 most common causes of acne breakouts my clients have been concerned with over the past 30 years. Following this list you will also discover the 5 most effective solutions that have helped these same clients feel more confident, and experience the results they have been searching for.

  The 5 Main Causes of Acne Breakouts:

  1. Eating & drinking habits      Did you know that caffein and fried foods is probably the #1 culprit of causing acne, especially in teens? It is very important to incorporate drinking at least 2-3 large glasses of water afterward to help flush the bad elements left behind from your system.
  2. Health, Stress & Medication     Many people who take medication for both health and recreational reasons experience the cause and effects on how their body responds to these medications. Depending on the need for these medication, they can cause acne because of the chemical imbalance or even balance they put a persons body into.                                                                                                                 
  3. Environment & Cleansing habits     Some people’s work place has little ventilation and they’re around fumes, dust, dirt or wear protective covering which cause them to sweat or prevent their skin from breathing. Working in the elements of nature can also cause acne from the free radical pollutants floating freely in the air. It is important for clients working in these environments to have a good cleansing routine before and after work to remove the residue left behind. Certain work conditions and lack of good cleansing habits can cause your pores to enlarge from trapped debris under the surface of the skin, creating irritation and resulting in unwanted acne breakouts.                                                                                        
  4. Pre-Teen & Teen Acne     The stress levels for our teens today is huge! The pressure to fit in and have a sense of belonging weighs heavy on many, if not most of them! Poor eating habits are also a concern. Teens tend to lean toward fast food or foods they can grab & go, energy drinks and caffeine to keep them charged. This is one of those times in life when hormones are going wacky and creating the body to respond with acne breakouts that turn frustrating. Many teens tend to pinch and prod at the breakouts causing more irritation and even scarring.                                                                                                                                            
  5. Pre & Post Menopause    Many women will come to me and say, “Why am I having acne breakouts at my age?”  Women can experience menopausal breakouts even a few years before they are in full blown menopause. Normally these breakouts will begin around the chin area and as they are approaching the final stages, or “POST” menopause, the acne seems to spread more upward on the cheek line. Again this is stress related due to the whacky hormonal activity taking place in her body. Exercise and drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and vegetables can be very beneficial.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Now that you have a better understanding of how different age groups, life choices and physical as well as mental conditions can cause unwanted stress and acne breakouts, let’s shift our gears to learn more about how we can make the choices that create effective solutions.

 

 The 5 Most Effective Solutions

  1. Eating & Drinking Habits    Try to limit boxed, package and fried foods. Work towards incorporating more fresh raw vegetables and fresh fruits. Make drinking 3-4 tall glasses of water a day part of your daily routine for healthier looking skin. Cranberry with Pomegranate Juice is an effective antioxidant for flushing out your body. My personal favorite is a blend of cranberry, orange and pomegranate juice. I have gotten into the habit of making my own smoothies as a great way to blend the more healthier foods in with my unhealthy favorites to get clear skin results and a balanced eating habit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         One of my favorite smoothy recipes: 1 cup of vanilla yogurt, 5 leafs of spinach, 2 small carrots, mixed handful of frozen blueberries, cherries, strawberries, 1 banana, 1 tbs. crunchy peanut butter, squirt of honey, 1 tsp cinnamon  YUMMY! Here is a link to some other smoothy recipes for you to try.
  2. Health, Stress & Medications    I want to start out by addressing those of you who are using medications as a form of recreation, if you are struggling to find your purpose know that you are not alone. Their are many stories of those who have turned to drugs as a way to cope and have found out the hard way that this is not a solution. Each of us is the author of our life and we are also the directors. Yes there are struggles and circumstances that come our way that are out of our control, BUT, we CAN control how we get through them. We can control our thoughts and you need to know this, our thoughts are who we are and lead us to were we are going! If you are in a personal struggle with health, drugs, heartbreak, divorce, loss of a loved one, no financial freedom, fighting cancer, mental illness or many other life conditions and you are wanting to find your way through these struggles and create a better life; please click on this book to order your copy today! You will learn tools which when they are applied, can help you achieve success!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It is very important to get proper rest! Our bodies require an average of 6-8 hours of sleep daily to regenerate and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Many of us may even need a 20 minute cat nap to help reboot your energy level by mid afternoon. Taking a vitamin that focuses on your age frame, your energy level and health needs, is also vital to living a fuller life. If you are pregnant you will need a vitamin to focus on you and the baby. If you are over 50 and active you will need a vitamin to help you maintain your stamina throughout your day. Most of us need daily vitamins to supplement what our bodies require to feel healthy and sustain a natural energy level.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Do whatever you can to eliminate unnecessary stress and taking of medications! Some medications are necessary but try to reduce them, if you can, by how you eat, rest and exercise. I have found that if I focus on the good in life and keep clear of things that I or others do that make me feel a restriction within myself, my stress level is significantly lower. When we shift our thoughts to how we can help rather than what is wrong, it is almost automatic and without fail that our bodies feel a lift, shifting and releasing unwanted weight from our shoulders.
  3. Environment & Cleansing Habits      Have you ever worked outside in your yard or cleaned a dusty basement and looked in the mirror and seen a light mask of dirt? This is actually how our pores look after environmental exposure unnoticed to the naked eye on a daily basis. When our pores get clogged with debris this sets us up for acne, blackheads and whiteheads. There are two things my mom showed me to do when I was a little girl: #1 Clean my face at the end of the day to remove all makeup and debris. #2 Apply a moisturizer that helps to protect and keep the elastin healthy and strong to prevent pre-mature aging. Mom always said, “A good moisturizer will keep you from aging early!”                                                                                                                                                                                                             Finding a cleanser that promotes acne clear skin can be challenging for those who are more prone to breakouts. From experience, I have learned that if you are going to purchase a cleanser from the market, plain old fashioned Dial seems to be gentler than most. However, most acne prone people will need the extra help from a targeted cleanser to meet their needs. Salicylic Face & Body Wash is my most popular selling acne and all purpose cleanser I offer. 5% BP Cleanser is a Benzoyl Peroxide based cleanser that also helps clear acne prone skin. These cleansers are very concentrated and people normally get months of use from 1 bottle. Using a moisturizer for both the hydration and prevention of elastin breakdown is vital to your daily regimen. If you are wanting to even out your skin tones and build strength, my top selling soy based, multi-purpose moisturizer, Ultra Benefit  delivers extraordinary results. And for those individuals who have oily skin there is Oil Free Moisturizer. My #1 selling Pumpkin clarifying Mask frees you from unwanted blackheads and whiteheads, clears clogged pores producing smoother, brighter skin.                                                                                                  
  4. Pre-Teen & Teen Acne    One of the most important questions I get from my clients is, “How do I get my teen to use the products they need to clear their skin and prevent scarring?” The best thing you can do for them is to have the products they need available and within their reach. You can also use these multi-purpose products as a testimony. Although I am recommending a regimen to promote clear skin, these products work exceptionally well for cleaning deep within your pores to create healthier looking skin. By using these cleansers and a gentle face buffer you will be removing debris which in turn closes down those large pores. Remember to reduce, if not totally eliminate, all junk foods such as: chips, fried foods, chocolate, caffein, soda… I think you get the idea. Have lots of water to help flush toxins free from your body. Teens who are experiencing heavy breakouts may have to wash their face at least 2-3 times a day to help reduce the active sebaceous oils.                                                                                                        
  5. Pre & Post Menopause    I remember at the age of 38 I asked my mom why I was having acne breakouts and hot flashes and she said, “You are probably in the Pre stages of Menopause!”  I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Mom went on to tell me that she started menopause at the age of 38 as well and by the age of 40 she was finished. Never had another female cycle again. So there you go ladies, we never know how young or old menopause may begin or end. But, what I do know are some things we can do to help us get through this transition a little smoother. Although some woman may choose hormone therapy I chose to work through the transition with vitamins, exercise and healthy sleeping and eating habits. I am one of those rare people that require 5-6 hours of sleep a day and have a high metabolism. But when I crash, I crash. My body requires 3-4 tall classes of water daily to prevent leg and body cramping. Green leafy vegetables help with energy and to balance out my overall wellness. I have started eating more salads with a mixture of red and green leaf lettuce, spinach, carrots, mushrooms, onions, cilantro, orange slices, strawberries with a few nuts and very, very light dressing. I like to start off my morning with 1 egg and a little cheese for my protein and sometime throughout the day throw in some chicken, fish, salmon or other small amount of meat. Another quick protein snack is lightly toasted multi-grain bread, spread with crunchy peanut butter, honey, and 1 tsp. of cinnamon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   During this time of pre & post menopause women start to notice a more rapid breakdown of the elastin in their skin. Many times this produces not only reliving those teen years with acne outbreaks but also the onset of wrinkles getting deeper and more profound. I have learned that although daily vitamins are very effective to help with maintaining healthy bones and stamina it may also be necessary to add Vitamin A and Flaxseed oil to our normal regime of vitamins. Vitamin A and Flaxseed have proven to help control acne outbreaks in women going through menopause.  Many women like the feeling of the sunshine and being out in comfortable temperatures, usually around 70-80 degrees to get a healthy dose of natural sunlight. Using sunblock protection is very important and can help preserve the health of your skin.              If you are looking for a skin care regime that will deliver results here is my #1 selling kit available to help repair and restore new skin cell reproduction. This kit contains your ChamomileFace & Body Wash, C-Stem (which is the only Vitamin C on the market to combat the pollutants automobiles put into our environment that is causing great concern for our skin). And Ultra Benefits Moisturizer.                                                                                                                             With this skin care line you are promised to receive 30+ years of expert experience from Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists from around the world to address your skin care concerns. You will be treated on an individual basis so that you can express your concerns and receive expert advise to target you specific needs. If you would like to get started today on any of these skin care items just lick on their links or the pictures proven within the text and it will take you directly to the desired page. If you need help to place your order or make decisions on what your specific needs may be please feel free to contact Alisa Florio at 419-680-1486. Get started today on products that will produce the results your have been searching for by placing your order here!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Today’s Beauty Report

  Clients have come to me for over 34 years seeking solutions related to the beauty industry. I feel honored that so many people trust my experience to help them find answers to their concerns. It was through clients, family and friends asking these questions that helped me realize how much knowledge I had stored in my brain over the years, along with my hunger for continuous research in this field, and desire to grow.

It has been through seeking answers to solve questions for myself, wanting to target things about my skin and body as I try to age gracefully at any age. My children needed teen acne regimens, clients wanting skin care solutions along with questions on permanent makeup, colors, techniques, and many more questions that has led me to put together Today’s Beauty Report page.

So, for the women, men, and teenagers wanting to target specific concerns when it comes to skin care, regimens/treatments, or questions about conventional all the way to permanent makeup, please leave me a message and I will do my best to help you find answers to your questions.

Since we just celebrated Mother’s Day 2 days ago it seems fitting to start this adventure off with a big thank you to my Mom! Without her I would not be who I am today. It is with great honor, love and respect that I have come to know this talent God has placed in me, and for this I will be forever grateful! As I was building my skills traveling and training 3-4 times a year from the time I began in this industry, mom helped watch my children so I could achieve the success I have achieved in my heart today. I would like to share a quick story with you…I remember as a little girl sitting in the bathroom watching mom go through her skin care regimen before applying her makeup, and one day as she began to answer my daily questions she said, “If there is only one thing you do in your daily routine always make sure it begins with applying a good moisturizer.”

So this led to the first tip on the beauty report ….. Always make sure to apply a moisturizer on a daily basis to help replenish what our environment strips away from us. There are moisturizers to target what it is your skin needs, such as:

  1. Oil Free Moisturizers for acne prone skin
  2. Even Skin Tones to brighten those dull areas
  3. Soy Based products for sensitive skin
  4. Anti-Aging hydration to help diminish fine lines
  5. Vitamin-C formulations to defend skin from environmental damage
  6. Night Creme with a super enriched therapy to rejuvenate and smooth
  7. Collagen Boosting Antioxidants with marine algae to boost immune system

You can see there are different types of moisturizer to target your personal needs. Thank you and I look forward to the next time we spend together for “Todays Beauty Report.”

6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MICRO NEEDLING

Micro needling also known as “Collagen Induction Therapy” is used to improve the skins texture and tone, surface scarring from acne and injury, stretch marks, and wrinkles by stimulating the skins natural ability to heal itself. Micro needling utilizes the bodies own natural healing mechanisms so the results are very safe and natural. During this healing process it produces Collagen and Elastin. Doctors are saying, “It’s almost as if something so simple couldn’t possibly work, right? But we’re finding that this simple action of creating a tiny wound without heat or any other high technology (such as laser) works remarkably well!”

This minimally invasive treatment is basically painless and incredibly effective. The primary appeal of micro needling is its ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. Some doctors would even go so far as to say that the procedure is the most powerful way to stop aging in its tracks, and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming.

How does it work?  Micro needling is a treatment that involves using a tool with tiny needle tips to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin, which can be adjusted by the professional between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. The treatment creates tiny punctures from the needles in your skin. Your body treats a small wound the same way as a large wound, and sends fiber blasts to create more collagen in the affected areas.  I explain to my clients, “It’s like when you get poked with a tiny needle tip, our body sends these little soldiers to the invaded area wanting to heal the intrusion. This in turn creates new collagen and elastin growth that may no longer be active to these targeted areas.” We are basically fooling the skin into believing it has been injured, as a result, we are thickening the skin and improving the texture with this procedure.

  There is no tissue damage with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the needle penetrating the skin you may only see redness, or you may experience some pin point blood that comes to the surface; which stops almost immediately. At this point, where the blood comes to the surface, it triggers a signal to the body to release the collage and elastin. This is very necessary to get the amazing results that Doctors and Professionals are raving about! Instead of looking good for a few days after a facial, your skin is smooth and radiant for much longer.

What areas can be treated?  Micro needling is not only for the face, although this has proven to be a very effective way to smooth out wrinkles, fill in acne scars, eliminate small bumps from clogged pores, and stimulates collagen & elastin growth, this treatment can be done anywhere the skin on your body needs to be thickened. Even for those who have scars and stretch marks found on the arms, legs, chest, and butt. 4-6 sessions on an average usually will do the trick.

Does it hurt?  Many professionals use a numbing creme. This allows us to go to either a lighter surface depth of 0.5 or as deep as 2.5 millimeters to achieve the best results.

What to expect afterwards?  You can expect the skin to be a little pink, and at the very worst tiny punctate dots that fade in a few days. You will want to avoid makeup immediately following for the rest of the day, if possible, but you can apply it the next day as usual. You can have the treatment done on Friday or Saturday and be back to work on Monday.

How often do I get treatments?  It really depends on the condition of your skin. If you take good care of your skin, once every 5-6 months, someone with severe acne scarring will want to come once a month for the first 4-6 months. You can come in once a year for a touch up or whenever you feel you want to give your skin a kick start to regenerate.

How do I get the best results?  The technique  and serums used by your professional will determine the best outcome. There is no question the effectiveness, and instead of using injectable fillers to repair indented areas, this process kick starts your bodys own natural collagen production. Alisa’s treatments begin by first cleansing the face, then a Vitamin Serum is applied. She will then needle the Serum in, apply another layer, then use a mask over the top to seal everything. By incorporating the use of targeted skin care products her clients experience accelerated results. As these target products are used on a daily basis, in the morning and evening, clients will see continued improvement over the next several weeks. Reducing fine and deep wrinkles and improving acne and other scarring or bumps.

Not only are my clients noticing improvements in their skin after just one treatment, but their Dermatologists are noticing. This is a wonderful treatment with lasting results! Get your appointment scheduled today by calling Alisa at 419-680-1486

What helps a woman feel complete

Many women come to me who have lost their eyebrows and eyelashes, or deal with unwanted facial hair scarring, wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tones & age spots. Some factors that contribute to these concerns are the pollutants from free radicals in the environment along with stress, illness, fatigue, medication, as well as natural signs of aging. So what are some of the things that can be done to help a woman feel complete?

EyebrowsPermanent Makeup, Dermaplanning & Micro Needling

Can add a huge value in the life of a woman who wants to feel confident and is looking for an ease to her busy lifestyle.

Permanent Makeup can be applied to simulate the appearance of natural looking hair strokes in brows, while eyeliner helps with thinning lashes; these two treatments together help to bring brightness back to her eyes.

Dermaplanning is a safe alternative approach to remove dead skin cells and unwanted facial fuzz. This

used along with my doctor grade skin care has resulted in dramatic improvements for many of my clients.

Micro Needling is a growing art that is used specifically in conjunctions with targeted skin care profiles-by-alisaproducts to help aid in improving scar tissue, and to stimulate the reproduction of new healthy skin cells. Therefor helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines as well as those deep facial expressions around a woman’s mouth and forehead.

Although many women come to me for answers on their outward appearance, I am realizing the growing numbers of women who come to get answers to things occurring in their hearts. We can find ourselves in circumstances that we struggle to get through. Feeling alone and possibly hurt by those we love. Some struggle with finding purpose and recognize they are not reaching their full potential but don’t know how to get through the hardships they are faced with. This is why I wrote and published, “No More Tears With Jesus!”

I too struggled with these same questions of finding purpose and working through hurts, illness and loss. I began to realize I was looking for answers from people where answers were not able to be found. It wasn’t until I reached inside the core of who Alisa was, that I was able to finally be free of some of the harboring questions that seemed to keep me captive. Now I am living a life of purpose and expanding on the things that I love to do, and who I love to be. This is my hope for everyone. I want to encourage you; if you feel stuck and are struggling with circumstances and want to expand on finding the greater good that lives in you, now is the time to purchase, “No More Tears With Jesus.”  You can contact me at 419-680-1486 or order online at  profilesbyalisa.com

Thank you for letting me share the beauty of a woman inside & out!

Alisa Florio

                Profiles by Alisa 1450 Oak Harbor Rd. Fremont, Ohio  419-680-1486

How to find someone who does Permanent Makeup?

 Women are wanting their makeup to be stress free!

This is the time of year when women are looking for ways to change up their hair styles, searching for a skin care regimen to bring back that new healthy glow and wanting someone to give them those carefree brows, eyeliner that stays, and lips that have some vibrancy. If you are looking for an answer to:

How to find someone who does permanent makeup or micro blading?

Like any life changing appearance, we want to feel confident and trust the person who is helping us achieve permanent results.

This article will help those of you who are considering having your eyebrows, eyeliner or lip color done so you can wake up looking fresh everyday, and all day. This is especially important during the warmer months when women struggle with keeping makeup on throughout the day.

These are some of the most common concerns I hear from clients when they use their conventional makeup:

  • Eyeliner Smudges and creases
  • Brows sweating off or looking uneven
  • Struggle with creating an arch that won’t droop
  • Lips lose their shape and have no color from natural fading
  • Loss of brows and eyelashes due to illness, medications or stress   profilesbyalisa.com

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Important things to know

  Do your research

Take time to ask for, and see before & after pictures when you go to meet your professional for your consultation.

Ask a lot of questions. Remember this is not like a shirt you can take off if you aren’t happy with the color or shape. Make sure you feel confident with your technicians recommendations and their understanding of the color pallet of your skin and the pigment choices that work best with your natural hair & skin tones.

Ask how the color will react to your skin over the long term. Understanding color theory and how it responds with your skin is a unique science and takes years of practice to perfect. The skin is a live canvas, we have to treat and recognize the characteristics of it.

  Ask for credentials 

You want to know where the technician you are considering received their education. It’s amazing the number of procedures being performed without the proper education and experience.

Corrective makeup procedures was one of the first things I learned in this industry from so many makeup applications that had gone bad and people requesting correction work.

Do not be misled that laser treatments can fix it. Laser cannot get rid of all pigments, multiple treatments are needed and it is very expensive to have done.

Prices for permanent cosmetics are universal according to the skill and demand in which the technician you are choosing falls into. Like many pricing levels, they go from model and beginner pricing to inter-mediate and then you have the top skilled licensees.

Cost should be considered but not your deciding factor, rather the skills are what you want to look for. If you do not feel completely comfortable with your technician then it is not the right time or the right experience.

  Natural is always best

It is always best to go with a more natural look when deciding on your lasting makeup. Trends change and when you choose a more natural appearance, you can add different pencil shades over your permanent color with a conventional makeup to create a change or to add a dramatic or trendy evening look.

Many people like to use conventional makeup to extend the outer corners of their eyeliner with additional color when they are wanting a soft enhancement. With permanent lip color you can add any pencil or creme overtop the permanent lip color to change the vibrancy that will compliment any occasion or color of clothing. Brow pencil can be added for dash of change to your look also.

  Are touch-up visits needed?

When you have your makeup procedure done you should follow up with a touch-up visit, this allows for any additional color or hair strokes that are needed. Normal touch-up visits are scheduled for 5 -6 weeks from the date you have your makeup done. Experienced technicians will wait for this full process to take place. It is very important to allow the proper healing and implantation of the color before going for your touch up visit.

The skin consists of layers and the pigment goes into the upper dermal layer to its final resting place, after whats known as: the sloughing or exfoliation period and this is where the color placement will remain.

Everyone’s skin takes to the implanting of pigment differently. Most clients will have their initial procedures in one visit and one touch up visit at 6 wks.  Although there are occasions when more visits are required depending on the clients desired outcomes and how their skin accepts pigmenting.

Many clients come to me for help with the silver lined skin or halo outlines from procedures gone wrong and the technician is not allowing proper healing time. It is important to wait the proper timing for your touch up to give the skin a chance to fully heal and to know exactly where the pigment will rest. The canvas of skin on the face is different from anywhere else on the body.

  Refresher visits

On an average clients normally return to freshen up their makeup procedure every 4-5 years. Although there are those occasions when a client asks for specific colors and techniques that require every 2 years.

Most technicians charge a lesser amount for these refresher visits or what’s referred to as a touch up fee, rather than paying the full price again.

These are some important steps to take when you are wanting to go longer between touchups:

  • Apply sunscreen.
  • Avoid anti-aging products on permanent makeup areas.
  • Before going into a pool, hot tub, tanning beds, or the ocean apply vaseline to protect the site from fading.
  • When getting chemical peels, injections, fillers & laser skin care treatments, be sure to stay clear of your permanent makeup sites.

Over the past years I have performed hundreds of procedures and many people have been able to enjoy the benefits of their permanent makeup. Do your research so you can go into this confidently and come away with great results.

If you have any other questions you would like to ask please feel free to contact Alisa Florio at 419-680-1486