Microblading, Fibroblast, Sugaring, Spray Tanning

Microblading

+ What is Microblading?

Microblading is the art of placing hair-like strokes into the brow area using semi-permanent ink to create or enhance your brows. This process is completed with a sterile microneedle to simulate the appearance of natural hair.

+ What is Manual Shading?

Manual shading is a method that involves the application of thousands of tiny little dots of pigment, inserted into the skin, gradually building up color and defined shape. This is done with a special grouping of ultra-thin needles and done with diluted pigment. The shading is done only to the top layer of the skin, so the effects are more temporary lasting about 6-9 months.

Manual shading is often a complementary procedure done in combination with Microblading to give your brow a more substantial “Powder Brow” look. It’s also how the Manual Ombre Brows are created.

+ How long does microblading last?

Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos (they are considered semi-permanent), the area naturally fades. Microblading will typically last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on many factors (skin type, age, skincare routine, lifestyle). To take care of your brows follow your aftercare instructions and touch-up schedule.

Results are never guaranteed and will vary depending on the individual client. A follow-up appointment is recommended between 6-8 weeks, so I can assess your color retention and make the appropriate adjustments.

+ Is Microblading Right For Me?

Microblading heals the best on normal to dry skin types. It’s designed to blend with your natural brown hair, so the more brow you already have the more realistic it will appear. That doesn’t mean that a sparse brow will look unreal; however, you may require more than one session to achieve your desired result.

If you have very oily skin, large pores or are looking to cover up an old permanent cosmetic tattoo beware that it's more difficult to get a defined hairstroke look.

Microblading is not right for the following clients:

  • Using Accutane or have within the last year
  • Have a heart condition or using heart medications
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Have skin disease or irritations
  • Are on blood thinning meds or antibiotics
  • Are currently undergoing cancer treatment
  • Prone to keloid scars
  • Have had Botox, chemical peel in the last two weeks
  • Freshly tanned or sunburned face
  • Allergic to lidocaine

+ Will Microblading hurt?

A topical anesthetic is applied for comfort during the procedure. In my space, it is Zensa Cream which contains a 5% lidocaine. If you have any allergies, please make sure that you advise before your appointment.

+ How should I prepare for my appointment?

Here are the things that you can do before your appointment:

  • Wax/thread your brows (3-4 days before)
  • Wash your face
  • Tint your brows (3-4 days before)

Here are the things you cannot do (at least 2 weeks prior)

  • Botox
  • Fillers
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Use Retin-A near your brows (or after the procedure)

Here’s what can cause bleeding and affect the result of your microblading:

  • Working out the day of your appointment
  • Taking medication (unless it’s prescribed by your doctor) the day of (e.g., Aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E)
  • Drinking caffeine within 12 hours
  • Drinking alcohol within 24 hours

You will also need to avoid salt water and extreme sun exposure for at least two weeks following your appointment.

+ What is the healing process like with Microblading?

Within the hours following your microblading appointment, your brows will appear quite a bit darker and bolder than the final result. The color will also appear warmer than you may have been anticipating.

It’s possible that you have redness and some swelling around your brow, but this should disappear within 48 hours.

Flaking and minimal scabbing will appear on the treated area. Please do not pick at these areas as this will result in a loss of pigment in these areas. As your brows begin to heal the color may appear patchy (lighter/darker in certain areas) as you heal. The skin will return to normal over 4-6 weeks and pigment should appear more clearly across the surface.

When your brows are fully healed (4-6 weeks), the pigment that has not returned can be touched up during your follow up appointment.

+ Do I need a follow-up appointment?

Hell yes! The Microblading appointment is a two-parter for a reason. The first step is to get you set up with a color and shape that is right for you, with the second step to perfect it for you (6-8 weeks later).

During this follow up we can layer on the pigment, touch up any areas that may have faded and make any necessary adjustments. This follow up is also imperative in maintaining the longevity of your Microbladed brows.

+ How long does the Microblading procedure take?

The initial appointment takes approximately 2 hours. This includes the consultation, design process, numbing the area and the actual microblading procedure.

If you are going to be adding Shading to your session times will vary so, please contact me for further information.

+ How can I book an appointment with Coco Beautdega?

Appointments can be made by clicking the ‘Book’ button and contacting me directly, or you can click here.

A $50 deposit is required to hold your appointment. This deposit will go towards the final price of your brows. The remainder of your balance is due at the time of your appointment.

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Body Sugaring

+ What is sugaring?

It’s an ancient art of hair removal using a natural paste made from lemon, sugar, and water. The paste is molded onto your skin against the direction of your hair growth, then quickly flicked off. It removes the sugar paste, extracts your unwanted hair and also collects any dead skin.

The hair is extracted in the direction of the growth which means less irritation and breakage. There is less waste as there are no strips or sticks and the paste and gloves are thrown out after you leave.

+ How long does my hair need to be?

The benchmark is 3 WEEKS since you have last shaved.

+ How often do I need to get sugared?

This can vary greatly depending on the body part and your individual hair growth. For areas below the waist, it’s recommended that you stick to every 4 weeks, whereas your underarms and eyebrows often need to be done more than once per month.

The more often you get sugared, the longer the hair will stay away after each visit!

+ Do I need to prepare for my appointment?

Avoid sunbathing for 48 hours before or after your sugaring appointment. Try to not put any moisturizers on the skin 24 hours before treatment. You can also:

  • Exfoliate the area gently before your sugaring appointment
  • Pop a couple of Advil before your appointment to help with the pain
  • Make sure the hair is at least ¼” long (try to aim for ½” - the longer, the better!)
  • If it’s your first time try not to be nervous! It will be just fine

+ Will the hair grow back darker and coarser?

Oh gosh no. It will actually grow back thinner. Sugaring removes hair from the root which discourages hair growth. With regular appointments your hair growth will reduce and new, thinner hairs will take longer to appear.

+ What should I do after my sugaring treatment?

You need to exfoliate in the shower EVERY day. You can use a washcloth with an exfoliating scrub, a natural bristle pad or shower gloves.

+ When is sugaring not for me?

When you’re on Accutane you aren’t able to get sugared (you need to have completed your cycle to get the all clear). Also, if you are using Retin-A, make sure you wait 3-5 days before you book a treatment.

+ Does sugaring hurt?

Yes. You’re having hair pulled out by the root so of course, it’s going to hurt, but it’s just for a split second, and you’re all big boys and girls right? After all, if you want to have beautiful smooth skin, it’s a little pain for a lot of gains - and trust me, the second time is like a walk in the park. Plus, I’m a grown lady, so if you need to drop a couple of f-bombs, I’m all here for it.

 

Sunless Spray Tanning

+ What is Sunless Spray tanning?

The ‘tan’ from most sunless tanners comes from the coloring agent dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a simple carbohydrate. DHA binds to the proteins on the skin’s surface, forming brownish melanin-like molecules called ‘melanoids’ that make the skin appear tan. Unlike UV, DHA does not penetrate beyond the skin surface. It is only active in the skins outermost layer.

+ Why choose Sunnatan Spray tan?

  • Flawless airbrush tan
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Paraben-free
  • Alcohol-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Organic ingredients
  • Green tea and essential oils
  • Hides imperfections
  • Zero chemicals
  • Custom Blended

+ What do you mean by "rinse" and does the timing differ for a "Regular Tan" vs. a "Quickie Tan?"

Rinse Time: and we mean JUST RINSE. You're just getting the solution off your skin. Your tan is still developing so make sure you don't use any products (soaps, scrubs, etc) and don't make the water blazing hot or too cold. A nice lukewarm rinse to get the bronzers off and you'll be laughing.

Regular Tan: 8-12 hours post tan

Quickie Tan: your depth of color is customizable! You can rinse anywhere from 1-4 hours post tan.

Please note: that if you leave your tan on longer than your solution states, you'll be dancing with the Orange Devil.

+ Are you going on vacation soon?

If you plan on being in the ocean, pool or hot tub be sure to arm yourself with some of our touch up products; Keep Me Golden Spray or the Colour me Dark cream with a mitt. We customize your tan to match how your skin would naturally tan in the sun.

For most people, your skin is darker or closer to your spray tan color by day three of your vacation, so you won't notice the spray tan fading out as you begin to get more sun and darken naturally. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN!

Sunscreen is actually a great way to help protect your spray tan from fading from the pool chemicals or salt in the ocean.Since our tan is organic, lean more towards organic sunscreens as well. This way, you don't have to worry about the chemicals in sunscreen that aid in breaking down your tan.

If your vacation is just a quick getaway (Vegas anyone?) and you just want to look bomb for 3-4 days and don't care about the fading of your tan, go as dark as you'd like! Just let me know what your plans are, and we will sure you've got the right tan for the job!

+ How long does a Sunnatan Sunless Spray Tan last?

Sunnatan spray tan lasts between 5-10 days, beginning to fade evenly after 4-5 days. Best results are achieved when you have your tan 2 days before an event.

+ Will I be tanned right away?

Yes, however, the tan will continue to develop just past the 24-hour mark and then begin to fade slowly and evenly.

+ What should I wear to my tanning appointment?

You can wear loose, dark clothing to the appointment as there might be a little bit of color transference onto clothing within the first few hours.

+ How should I prepare for my Sunless Spray Tan?

  • Don’t exfoliate or shower right before their appointment
  • Make sure to be exfoliating regularly the week prior, to smooth the skin and get rid of any dry, flaky areas
  • The day before your appointment, you can shower, shave, exfoliate and moisturize to best prepare the skin
  • The same day you can have a quick rinse off but avoid applying any lotions or oils to the skin

+ What to wear during a session:

You can go naked, wear a swimsuit, or whatever makes you feel most comfortable.

+ How should I take care of my sunless tan?

  • For the first 12 hours post-tan avoid any activity that would result in sweating.
  • Wear loose, dark clothing to bed. The bronzer may rub off on your bedding and clothing; however, nothing will stain. MAXIMUM airbrush tan results can be expected when you let your tan develop for a full 24 hours.
  • Do not shower for at least 12 hours post-tan. During this time scrub your palms only when washing your hands. Do not rest your fingertips on your face or body, and limit skin-to-skin physical contact with others (cuddling, breastfeeding) to avoid color transfer. The bronzer – not your tan - will rinse off in your first shower.
  • You can still shave while you have a tan; however, we do not recommend doing it daily.
  • Use our mild hydrating SunnaTan body wash, for the duration of your tan. Do not use soaps and body wash with synthetic fragrances containing alcohol.
  • Use lotions that are without synthetic fragrance and alcohol.
  • Pat your skin dry and avoid any excessive rubbing with your towel. Spray perfume on your clothes, rather than directly on your skin. Face cleansers and moisturizers containing salicylic acid and/ or benzoyl peroxide are not recommended.
  • Moisturize twice a day with an alcohol-free, paraben-free lotion. Use SunnaTan skin care products to help extend the life of your tan and prep your skin for your next airbrush tan.
  • Your tan does not protect you from the sun. Please use an alcohol-free sunscreen.
  • When your tan is starting to fade, use exfoliators to help even out your skin tone.

 

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Booking Inquiries

+ Is a deposit required?

A $50 deposit is required for booking Fibroblast Skin Tightening and Microblading/Manual Shading.

+ What is your cancellation policy?

24 hours notice of cancellation is required, however I recognize that not all of life’s unexpected events come with such advanced notice. Please remember to call as soon as you know that you’ll be unable to arrive for your scheduled appointment and I’ll be happy to rebook it for you.

Coco Beautdega reserves the option to administer a cancellation fee, and reserves the right to charge 50% for any appointments that are missed without notice. Fees will be added to your bill.

+ What are Coco Beautdega's hours of operation?

Coco Beautdega is available: Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm/Saturday 9am - 3pm

+ Where is Coco Beautdega located?

Coco Beautdega is located at 181 Albert Street (Upper) in London, Ontario.

+ How can I get book an appointment with Coco Beautdega?

Coco Beautdega can be reached by phone at (519) 871-7842, email at coco.beautdega@gmail.com or book directly here.