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