Makeup: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is it really permanent?

A. While this procedure is long lasting, some may need touch-ups after a few years. 

Q. Does it hurt?

A.  Some people usually experience a little discomfort described as a  slight stinging sensation. An anesthetic  cream is used to numb the area  during the procedure. 

Q. How many sessions are needed?

A.  One application is initially applied to achieve desired look,  however a second application may be necessary with in 1 to 2 years for a  more permanent result . 

Q. What should I expect immediately afterward?

A.  Eyelids will appear slightly puffy for 1 to 2 days; lips will swell a  bit, with peeling 3 to 4 days later;  eyebrows will appear darker for 4  to 5 days, then soften. Applying an icepack to the area should   significantly reduce puffiness. 

Q. Is the procedure safe?

A.  As with any micro pigmentation procedure dermal disorder can occur.  However, provided the client follows the post-treatment instructions,  this result is unlikely. Further, the equipment used is very  sophisticated and  continually updated, and all instruments are  disposable.

Q. Why Karyn Smith?

A.  Unlike many beauty  professionals, Karyn will never impose her personal preferences on her clients. She meets with each person individually, and together, the best look suit for your skin-type, facial structure, and most  importantly, personal desire is determined.

Electrolysis: Frequently Asked Questions

Number of Treatments?

Electrolysis  does require more than one treatment. As each hair follicle is treated  individually, there are several factors which determine how many  treatments are needed. How large is the area to be treated is; the  amount of hair in the area; which temporary methods of removal were used  prior to the treatments; pain tolerance; the condition of the skin  before and after the treatments. Most areas can be fully completed  within 12 months. Taking into consideration that the hair grows in a  cycle, you need to allow one full year to remove any hairs that still  need to grow ( classified as dormant hairs )

​Cause for unwanted hair
Everyone  comes into the world with a pre established pattern for hair growth;  this pattern is inherited from our parents. however, there are many  other factors that contribute to unwanted hair growth.
Hormone  Stimulation - Changes in hair growth can be classified as systemic.  this means that they have been brought about by a change in the chemical  structure in the endocrine system. Normal systemic changes occur during  pregnancy, puberty, and menopause. They may also be caused by defective  glands, disease, infection, tumors, and dietary deficiencies. Hair  growth patterns can even be affected by medication and emotional stress (  in such cases a physician or endocrinologist should be consulted).

Topical  Causes - Wherever there is irritation, there is and increase in the  blood supply to the surface on the skin. when the blood supply reaches   hair follicles it will accelerate hair growth because blood is the main  source of nourishment to the hair follicle. tweezing, waxing, and  shaving are all the forms of irritation and therefore, are not only  temporary methods but can actually promote increased or even excessive  hair growth in an area.

How electrolysis works 
the  electrologist slides the needle into the hair follicle right along side  the hair shaft. A minimum amount of electrical current is then applied  which thermally releases the hair follicle by cauterizing the dermal  papilla. ( a separate organ attached to the base of the hair follicle  containing a blood supply and other elements essential for hair growth  of hair). the client should not feel a tug or pull of his or her hair  during the removal. instead, a slight sting at the moment of  cauterization is experienced.

Standard electrolysis involves the  use of an un-insulted needle. An un-insulated needle will discharge  electricity at any point along its length, resulting in a reduction  of  current which impairs its ability to completely destroys the dermal  papilla. This adversely affects surrounding skin by potentially exposing  it to an unnecessary amount of heat. In the early 1980’s the  electrolysis process was enhanced through the introduction of a device  called the insulated needle. the insulted needle is mechanically  superior and more effective than any other probe used for electrolysis.  One advantage is that it has a bulbous tip rather than a pointed one.  This type of tip facilitates entry directly into the follicle, this  increasing accuracy. Structurally, the probe is technically superior, as  well. it is filled with silicone or teflon which results in a high  concentration of heat precisely and solely where it is required. With  this technology, ninety-five percent of hairs treated are destroyed the  first time.

Areas of Treatment
Almost  all areas of the face and body can be treated, treatments are not  performed on the inside of the nose or too close to the eyes.