brow lamination

BROW ENHANCEMENTS: WHAT TO KNOW STRAIGHT FROM THE EXPERTS

Brow enhancements broadly refer to the range of treatments, which aim to naturally or artificially enhance your eyebrows. These treatments have been around for decades now, and it is one of the most popular types of semi-permanent makeup in the beauty industry. 

These professional treatments are available in different options; while some only last for a few days, there are other permanent options. With so many treatments available you can get confused about what to get when you visit an eyebrow clinic

Here are some of the professional treatments explained: 

Eyebrow lamination

This treatment has become the new hype in social media, and well enough, it offers several advantages that have made it a favorite among people. It is a semi-permanent treatment and is like a perm for the eyebrows. This treatment will give your eyebrows a slick, brushed look. 

Procedure

At GA med spa, the brow artists apply a lifting balm to the brows and cover it with a cling film. After a few minutes, the excess product is removed, and a volumizing solution is applied. The solution helps to hydrate the eyebrows, and the duration of treatment depends on the hair type, but on average, the procedure takes up to two hours. After completion, you can get a tint to make the eyebrows look darker and fuller. Finally, a nourishing serum is applied. Generally, the treatment lasts for six to eight weeks, but this is again dependent on the hair type. 

The hype around this treatment is justified, as it is a great option for most eyebrow hair. It is good for thick eyebrows as it tames the hair and makes it adequately smooth, due to which maintenance becomes easy. It is also a good option for curly hair, which grows in different directions as it smoothes the hair and lays it in a uniform direction. 

Microblading 

Microblading has been around in the beauty industry for a long period and was popularly known as eyebrow tattooing. Currently, the procedure is more refined than it was back in the ages, and it meets all safety protocols as the eye area is sensitive. It is now one of the most popular methods of cosmetic tattooing. 

Procedure

Microblading is different from the typical tattoo experience as it uses iron-oxide based pigments and is placed superficially on the skin, which makes the treatment semi-permanent. The process takes between one to two hours depending on the hair type, and it can last between 18 to 30 months, during which you can get touch-ups. 

Other Treatments

Eyebrow Tinting: It is one of the least invasive procedures to enhance your eyebrows. Tinting is an easy way to add fullness and define your eyebrows. 

Growth serums: Growth serums are expert-approved treatments for your eyebrows. These serums help to nourish the brows and add depth with constant use. It is a simple way to grow your eyebrows. Be careful about the serums you use as not all products are suitable for the eyebrow area; go for products, which will not cause irritation or other adverse effects. 

Different eyebrow enhancement treatments are available, and each has its characteristic feature. Study the treatments before finalizing treatment for your eyebrows. Visit the experts at GA med spa to determine a treatment, which is suitable for your brow concern. 

eyelash-extentions

TIPS ON HOW TO DETECT THE QUALITY OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Eyelash extensions glorify your lashes by making them look thicker and longer. These extensions have become a vital part of makeup as they complete any look by highlighting the eyes and making them appear more youthful. However, not all eyelash extensions are suitable, and some can even cause more harm than good.

While purchasing eyelash extensions, make sure to check the quality by examining the following:

Brushing the eyelash extensions: If you cannot easily brush through the lash extensions, it means that they are of low quality and could potentially damage your natural lashes. Good eyelash extensions can be easily brushed through without causing any discomfort. 

Hard material: Eyelash extensions should not be made of harsh, synthetic material that twists and irritates the eyes. The skin around the eye area is very delicate and can be easily damaged. 

Lash extensions that suit you: While picking out the lash extension of your choice, make sure to select something similar to your natural lashes in terms of length and thickness. When you pick out lash extensions that do not go with your natural lashes, you are likely to end up with an unnatural look. You always want the lash extensions to blend with the natural lashes to give an overall naturally beautiful appeal. 

Same length from inner to outer eye: Lash extensions are not supposed to be uniform from the inner to the outer eye. A skilled technician will consider your eye shape, lash length, and width before finalizing extensions that match your feature. The technician is expected to mix two to three lash lengths to create a gradient look that suits your eye shape. 

Burning sensation: Lash extensions may cause slight tearing of eyes right after application, but they are not supposed to cause prolonged discomfort. Lash extensions that cause a burning sensation or a lot of irritation indicate that the glue quality is not good, or the eye pad might be rubbing on your eyes. 

Short-lived lash extensions: Your lash extensions may be short-lived if the technician is not spending enough time to provide long-lasting lashes. This means that the expert is not applying sufficient numbers of extensions onto your eyelids.

A good lash extension treatment takes between one and a half to two hours, and a full set of lashes should include lashes on all of your natural lashes. Any application that runs shorter than one and a half hours indicates poor service, which will most likely result in short-lived treatment effects. This means that your eyelash extensions will wear off within a week, and by two weeks, all of the lashes will fall off.

The duration of your lash extensions also depends on the quality of your natural lashes. If you have sparse, delicate, and fragile natural lashes, your extensions may not last for a very long time as the extensions will fall off with the natural lashes. 

However, with proper care, the lash extensions are supposed to last for three or more weeks. You can get your refill done once every two to four weeks to keep them looking voluminous and fresh. 

Our technicians at GA Med Spa offer world-class treatment. We strive to provide excellent services to cater to your preferences and have lash extensions of different lengths and volume to highlight your eyes and help you look at the best version of yourself.

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EXPLORING COLLAGEN BOOST: AN OVERVIEW

 

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is one of the crucial proteins in the body, and it accounts for one-third of the body’s protein composition, making it the most abundant protein in the body. It serves various functions and it is the building block of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is also found in other body parts, such as the blood vessels, corneas, and teeth. It acts like a glue that holds all the different parts together.

There are broadly four different types of collagen that each perform different roles such as:

Type I: This type accounts for the most collagen in the body (90%) and is made of densely packed fibers. Its main functions include providing structure to the skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth. 

Type II: This type is found in the elastic cartilage, which cushions your joints and is made of loosely packed fibers. 

Type III: This type functions by supporting the structure of muscles, organs, and arteries.

Type IV: This type of collagen aids with filtration and is found in the various layers of your skin.

With age, the body produces less and lower quality collagen due to which you can notice visible signs of aging of your skin. The skin consequently becomes less firm and supple. Lesser collagen can also affect the cartilages, which weaken with age. 

Treatment Procedure 

There are numerous methods and treatments that offer collagen boosts, however, these methods can be invasive and may damage your skin. A collagen boost treatment aims to repair fine lines, thread veins, age spots, and other signs of premature aging.

At GA med spa, we employ non-invasive light therapy to stimulate the production of collagen at a cellular level. In this treatment, the first step is to warm the skin, and this induces the cells to produce collagen. The collagen smoothes wrinkles and slows down the signs of aging.

When the treatment is regularly done, it helps to even skin tone, thereby making it more uniform in hue. The technicians will also focus on the thread veins and age spots by using light therapy to clear the darker skin cells. 

This treatment uses light therapy that causes gradual heating inducing warm sensations in the areas being treated. The treatments work by inducing a subdermal collagen response that is right beneath the skin. In this process, light therapy removes the top layer of the skin and stimulates its healing mechanism to increase collagen production. 

Aftercare

Follow these instructions to reap the best results from your collagen boost treatment:

  • Avoid the use of perfumed products, makeup, sauna, and pools for at least two days after the treatment.
  • Stay away from products with acids, retinol, and exfoliating beads for a week. 
  • Use a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin and prevent the appearance of age spots.

Contact us at GA med spa to get all the information regarding light therapy to boost the collagen content of your skin today.

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ENHANCE YOUR LOOK WITH A LASH LIFT

A lash lift is the best option to highlight your existing lashes without the help of eyelash extensions or mascara. Eyelash extensions may not be the suitable choice for all as it is harder to maintain, and piling on mascara to your lashes can significantly impact your lash health.

In these circumstances, a lash lift is a favorable option, especially since natural ingredients are used to curl out your lashes. Lash lifts are hugely popular as it is the best way to get perfect, long lashes that will last through all your special occasions. A lash lift does not involve adding artificial lashes or other harmful chemicals but instead curls your natural lashes. 

Benefits

  • A lash lift is a simple procedure, which enhances natural lashes and does not require constant maintenance. 
  • You are free from painful alternatives like lash curlers, lash extensions treatment, and mascara.
  • You do not have to darken the eyelashes with mascara as the treatment includes a lash tint, which darkens the lashes. 
  • Saves a lot of your time as you do not have to apply mascara daily. 
  • The lash lift instantly enhances your appearance and makes lashes look thicker, fuller, and longer. 
  • Your eyes appear large and youthful. 
  • Lash lifts are a better alternative for eyelash extensions because they are not as time-consuming and do not require regular infills. 
  • Lash lifts do not have a lot of aftercare to follow and are generally low maintenance.
  • The results usually last for six to eight weeks, depending on your lash health.
  • It is an ideal option for special occasions like weddings and honeymoons.
  • It is an excellent treatment that provides natural results without the use of synthetic fake lashes. The treatments enhance your natural lashes’ thickness and length, making them appear more defined and voluminous. The lash lift highlights your eyes, giving it a refreshed and youthful look. 

Treatment Procedure

In our bespoke treatment, we use your natural lashes and a lifting serum to lift and highlight the eyelashes. It is a revolutionary treatment that gives you instant and long-lasting results. After lifting the lashes, we tint them and add a surge of moisturizer to condition the lashes to make them appear thick and healthy. No glue or harsh chemicals are used to get the desired results. Each hair is lengthened, volumized, and lifted to give your eyes an enhanced effect. 

The steps of a lash lift are:

  • The technician will straighten the lashes from the root itself, making the lashes look longer and thicker. 
  • We then use a lash lift treatment to stretch the lashes.
  • A single treatment session takes up to 45 minutes; however, it may take longer if you have naturally thick lashes as the technician has to attend to each lash. 
  • Our customized serum pushes the lashes and makes them appear longer. 

Take care of the lashes once the treatment is over and stay away from water, steam rooms, saunas, and swimming pools for 24 hours after the treatment. Also, avoid the use of any eye makeup for at least one day after the procedure.

At GA Med Spa, we offer unique services, and we also use in-house products to achieve optimal results. Contact our team to begin your beauty treatments today.