The most popular treatment in Semi Permanent makeup. Microblading originated in Asia over 20 years ago and has gone by many names: eyebrow embroidery, feather touch, microstroking . By 2015, microblading became popular in the United States. Unlike a regular tattoo, Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Even though it's not as deep as the regular tattoo, it's still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin. But unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists apply each hairstroke with a handheld microblade. This produces a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hairstroke is hand drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair. With a strong artist at the helm, the results can be gorgeous and very lifelike.
Ombré eyebrows, sometimes known as shading, are the next trend in PMU and these are techniques done manually or by a machine.
When we create an Ombre Brow we use the stippling movement in such a way that creates a graded shadow. With Ombre Brows the color varies in intensity and is graduated from light to dark throughout the brow. The effects will be waterproof, smudge-proof and completely realistic. It lasts longer than Microblading, typically around 2 years on average, depending on the client's skin type, lifestyle and various other factors. Over time, pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows behind.
Microblading Powder Combo
Combining the Microblading and Powder shading method to create a more solid look. The brows will be microbladed with hair strokes first, the shading will add to areas that are needed to blend everything together. It's typically add to the body and the tail of the brows and benefit most for clients with less hair to none.
Can help change the shape of your eye. When applied properly it can make eyes to look bigger and more noticeable. Eyeliner can also be tricky to apply. For a simple long lasting solution, semi permanent eyeliner can help. This is a simple treatment that involves adding a fine line to your top or bottom lashes, using a pigment colour of your choice. And unlike using a pencil or liquid liner, the effect lasts for about 3-4 years.
These simple yet effective treatments redefine your lip shape, volume and Cupid’s bow. In a little over an hour, this treatment will make your lips look fuller and more define. Semi permanent lip liner is available in a choice of colours and shades that complement your complexions so that your lips look luscious with or without make up.Not only does the procedure perfect the shape and symmetry of your lips, but also it is smudge proof and cannot be licked off, thus ultimately saving you from time spent endlessly reapplying lip colour.
Advanced Dermapen Micro-Needling with Growth Factors
Micro-needling, also known as “collagen induction therapy” (CIT), is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation. It involves the use of a micro-needling device, (manual or electronic) to create controlled micro-injury which, in turn, helps the skin to help itself. Simply put, microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. The micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. But if the prospect of multiple needle wounds sounds slightly ominous, rest assured, the punctures are more like pin-pricks that enter only skin deep.
Each fine needle creates a channel, or micro-wound to the dermis. This controlled micro injury triggers the body to stimulate the wound healing response. Fibroblasts and growth factors are stimulated to fill these micro-wounds with new collagen and elastin. In addition, new capillaries are formed leading to greater oxygen and nutrient absorption for a brighter complexion. A course of 3- 6 treatments leads to a reduction of scarring and stimulates skin rejuvenation, with improved skin texture, firmness and pigmentation. Creating controlled micro injury to the deeper layers of the skin, without the removal of the healthy surface layers, as with other resurfacing techniques, means there is rapid healing time and the preservation of protection from the environment.
There are various needling devices and at The Brows Academy, we prefer to use an electronic micro-needling machine, known as the Dermapen. The Dermapen a device that is proven to provide less discomfort, with minimal to no downtime and provides greater results than a roller. The added advantage of the pen is that the depth of needle penetration can be altered during treatment. This enables us to provide a truly bespoke treatment plan to minimise discomfort and maximise results around sensitive and not so sensitive areas. The tip of the pen is small, allowing it to pass closer to the eyes and nose for a more effective treatment in those areas that are of great concern to many. The vibration of the Dermapen also helps to minimise discomfort.
Growth factors are a group of specialized proteins found in many different cell types within the body. They have many functions, with the most important being the activation of cellular renewal. Their job is to turn essential activities within the cell ‘on’ or ‘off’ to help each cell function as it had in its prime. Playing a variety of roles, they help to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance by increasing cell renewal, cell defense, blood circulation and collagen and elastin production. Growth factors are large proteins that aren’t likely to penetrate intact skin. Therefore, growth factors should be used when the micro-channels are open (up to 20-plus hours after the micro-needling procedure). One study found that micro-needling allowed growth factors to penetrate into the dermal tissues instead of sitting on top of the skin’s surface.
At The Brows Academy, we recommend using AQ Recovery Serum as part of your micro-needling procedure to magnify the results of the needling procedure. This pharmaceutical grade serum contains a high concentration of growth factors and other active ingredients to enhance the skin’s natural process of regeneration and repair. These processes promote collagen production, healthy circulation and encourage cellular renewal, which makes the AQ Recovery Serum the perfect addition to the micro-needling treatment.
Growth Factor (GF) Enrichment is an effective and biocompatible method of using the body’s natural healing power in a highly concentrated manner in order to rejuvinate and tighten skin Growth Factor serum is 400% stronger than any other method including PRP, a small amount is infused into the dermis where it activates powerful growth factors that stimulate new collagen production. The newly produced collagen begins to plump the skin and reverse the visible signs of aging
The benefits of Micro-Needling with the Dermapen
Skin tightening, natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
Improves wrinkles and fine lines
Improves acne scars
Minimises large pores
Improves stretch marks
Helps treat alopecia (when used in conjunction with a topical treatment)
Aids penetration of active ingredients
Improves hair loss
Microneedling stimulates dormant hair follicles.
Which equals new hair growth, confirms Dr. Gohara. In a recent study, 100 test subjects were divided into two groups; one set was treated with minoxidil lotion and the other received minoxidil lotion plus microneedling. After 12 weeks, 82 percent of the microneedling group reported 50 percent improvement versus 4.5 percent of the minoxidil lotion-only group.
Day 1: Possible erythema and red appearance which varies between people.
Day 2: A red or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Light swelling may be noticeable on waking and usually subsides as the day goes on.
Day 3: Skin may still be slightly pink. The slight swelling has usually subsided.
On subsequent days the skin may feel tight and dry.
Your normal skincare program can be resumed after day 3, with more active products being introduced after day 5 or when the skin has returned to normal.
Appropriate skincare will be recommended on the day of your treatment to help accelerate the healing process, protect the skin from the environment and enhance your desired results.
Face with Human Growth Factor Serum 450
Face with Medium Grade Human Growth Factor $350
Face & Neck $550
Neck & Décolletage $450
The growth factor serum can be used on other areas as requested. Prices will be determined during consultation.
Price may vary depending on the number of areas to be treated and the amount of treatments needed
Removal with rejuvi
The e-raze Rejuvi tattoo removal system is a unique method of tattoo ink extraction which is designed to completely remove your tattoo ink pigments from the body. The treatment has been extensively researched, developed and tested for over ten years, and in use worldwide for over eight years.
The treatment utilizes similar methods as having the original tattoo. The removal formula is delivered to the ink using a tattoo or permanent make-up machine, therefore the treatment can only be performed by a trained tattoo or permanent make-up artist or medical professional. The extraction cream is specifically designed to blend with and capture the original tattoo ink.
The formula then forms into a thicker substance which the skin easily pushes out taking the captured tattoo ink with it. A number of treatments are normally required to completely remove a tattoo. After the treatment course is finished the skin should return to its natural state over a period of months*. There are numerous benifits to this method of removal compared to other methods. for more detailed technical information on the remover click here.
The e-raze treatment is substantially less painful than other removal methods and the treatment course and subsequent tattoo removal is typically much faster and more effective than laser removal options, including effective removal of all tattoo colours.
The e-raze system is suitable and effective on both professional, home made tattoos and permanent make-up and on most areas of the body apart from sensitive areas near the eyes or areas where high levels of moisture occur (where special aftercare considerations may be required). The treatment is not colour selective (unlike laser) and acts on all colour pigments equally.
Vicki Nguyen has always loved fashion and beauty from a very early age. She found her talent as a young girl due to her struggles with her " barely there" eyebrows and lanky figure. Finding clothing that fit was nearly impossible. Vicki got creative and started to make her own designs. Vicki turned her hobby into a full-time passion. Vicki was a recognized fashion designer in the Vietnamese community. Vicki was awarded by our very own senator of California Lou Correa for her commitment and dedication to developing and preserving the culture and community service in the Vietnamese Community. She also appeared in multiple Vietnamese TV shows and Magazines. Unfortunately, she had to take a break from her fashion career ..Which lead her to her other passion "make up" .
Vicki has always been fascinated with makeup and skincare. She is a licensed Aesthetician and Makeup artist working for top brands like Yves Saint Laurent. Vicki started having interest in the permanent makeup world since she was tired of filling in her brows everyday. She searched for an artist that was affordable who had good skill sets and who had similar beauty standards, but it wasn't easy. She is a perfectionist and can be quite picky. She started her journey as a certified permanet makeup artist, specializing in 6D microblading and has been fully booked months ahead in such short time. As a go getter with years of experience and multiple business under her belt... She decided to pursue her raw talent and passion with permanent makeup serving Orange County and Los Angeles area full time.
Her designs come from instinct and just a serious passion for whether it's a fun-loving hand-sewn garments or designing the perfect brows for one's face frame. When it comes to designing, Vicki doesn't pay attention to what other artists are doing. This creative freedom is what makes her unique ..Because every woman is unique and each design should be able to reflect their individuality. She found that the most rewarding job for her is to be able to make people look good and feel good.