Tattoo Remorse

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Microblading vs Permanent Cosmetics: Which is best?

 Microblading is a meticulous tattooing process available to anyone looking for a semi-permanent solution to sparse brows. Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing involving the use of ink and a very small blade to enhance the appearance of eyebrows.  The ink is deposited into the upper layers of the skin with the manual tool to look like crisp hair-like strokes which results in a natural-looking eyebrows that lasts up to two years.

 Permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing, is implanting pigment with a machine into the upper reticular layer of the dermis to resemble makeup, such as eyeliner, lips and eyebrows. Permanent Cosmetics procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Permanent makeup can last three to five years without having a touch-up. 

Microblading and Permanent Cosmetics are for people who want a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance, people who can’t wear traditional makeup due to allergies, active individuals or for women who have vision challenges and have a difficult time applying cosmetics.  

What are the Vitalize Peel Side effects and results I can expect?

Chemical peels help improve the skin by causing a chemical peeling to help accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and a more uniform complexion.

The Vitalize Peel combines resorcinol, lactic, salicylic, and retinoic acid to offer dramatic improvement in texture and tone of the skin. The renewal process stimulates collagen production, a smoother more radiant appearance to the skin, improvement in wrinkles/fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

The side effects of a Vitalize peel are peeling and flaking for 3 to 5 days, sun sensitivity, burning sensation, and some skin redness.

Can My 14 Year Old Have Acne Treatments?

There are several options available for the treatment of acne in adolescents. On average most acne starts forming up to 12 weeks before pimples form on the skin, so any treatment option takes time and diligence. Regular, twice daily skin cleansing, toning and treatment with a combination of high quality, prescription grade, acne treatment options such as Salicylic Acids, Benzoyl Peroxides, Retin-A products are the best pl...ace to start. At times prescription antibiotics are also needed to control bacterial overgrowth on the skin. We also offer options to accelerate patient results to improve acne break-outs faster including: chemical peels which help turn the skin over more quickly, bringing impurities to the surface to accelerate healing time or Broad Band Light treatments (BBL) which uses specific wavelengths of light to target acne bacteria destroying it and the redness of inflammation helping to even skin tone.

The best way to get started treating acne is to have a consultation with a Lazaderm skincare Centre provider. At Lazaderm our medical staff are happy to meet with patients to customize a skin care regimen based on the patients individual skin type (oily, dry or combination), type of acne present and severity of acne.