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Permanent Makeup
Permanent Makeup – What is it?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as "micropigmentation", "micropigment implantation" or "dermagraphics". The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
How are Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Performed?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines), and the non-machine or hand device. The process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow-up visits for evaluating the healed design work and color of the pigment.
How Long Does Each Procedure Take?
The initial procedure will generally take approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and color to discuss; numbing process; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss. Follow-up or color refresher procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.
Is It Painful?
Most people experience some minor discomfort. This will vary according to each individual's pain threshold. There are different methods available, however, to help with discomfort management, including various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional should discuss these methods with you to determine which one is appropriate. To put this in perspective, thousands of body art tattoos are performed annually, possibly millions. As a rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use any anesthetics for their tattoo procedures. Anesthetics for permanent cosmetics are more of a tattoo service luxury because of the nature of the tattoo location and the fact that permanent cosmetics fall into the beauty treatment category. Other factors such as menstrual cycles also affect the level of sensitivity.
Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?
People who meet minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent cosmetics. Interest in this service spans the young to the more mature; those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can't wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don't want to worry about "sweating off" or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent Cosmetics also benefit the visually challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics; and others with dexterity-related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and busy people who don't have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening.
Is it safe?
If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following
IMPORTANT Things To Look For:
-All Needles should be new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.
-Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.
-Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.
-The technician should be clean and neat.
-Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client.
-The room or treatment area should be in an area free from other contaminants.
EYELASH EXTENSIONS
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic fibers that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Our lashes are thicker at the base and taper to a fine point. They are applied on to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look to lengthen and add fullness to the existing lashes. Eyelash extensions are for professional application only. Self-application and application by untrained individuals are strongly discouraged.
What do lash extensions look like and how do they feel?
With proper application, eyelash extensions look and feel completely real. Each application is customized to suit the individual. We offer six thicknesses of lashes and four different curls with lengths ranging from 7mm to 18mm in a variety of colors for highlighting effects. Varying individual synthetic lash lengths are chosen to carefully replicate the shape and frame of a natural lash line. The thickness of the eyelash extension applied is determined by the health and thickness of your natural lashes as well as your personal preference. The overall effect is added curl, thickness, and length, opening up the eye for added definition.

Eyelash extensions are designed to be indistinguishable in size and weight to human lashes. They are flexible yet crimp-resistant, and they move with your natural lashes. As long as you keep up with the touch-up applications, it is almost impossible to tell that you are wearing the extensions.

Because an eyelash extension is an exact replica of an eyelash, it weighs about as much as a natural lash: practically nothing. You will not notice the addition of the extensions to your lashes and they will not cause your natural lashes to fall out ahead of their natural cycle as other enhancement methods can. Please feel free to review our client testimonials and before/after pictures for additional information on the look and feel of eyelash extensions.

How long do eyelash extensions last?
It is an individual process. We lose between 1-5 eyelashes almost every day. We also grow a new lash to replace the one that fell out. Lash Extensions can last indefinitely with proper care and maintenance. However, factors such as eyelash growth, lifestyle, and general aftercare will affect how long the lashes last. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need refills when new lashes grow. At first, you may find you need a touch-up every 3 weeks. As you become accustomed to the extensions and with a little practice maintaining the lashes, we will determine if the time between touch-ups can be extended to 4-4.5 weeks.
Will eyelash extensions damage my natural eyelashes?
To be completely honest it is not a simple yes or no answer. It depends on the application, the lashes used, and how one follows the aftercare advice given by the stylist. Eyelash extensions will not damage your natural lashes if applied correctly. There are two important facts that you should be aware of before you decide which lashes are best for you.

Long, thicker extensions are not always the best - The extensions used should be slightly longer and thicker than your natural eyelashes. Most of those who have experienced damaged lashes have had the wrong type of lashes applied by an uneducated stylist. Excess weight and length can cause stress on the natural lashes and result in the natural lashes breaking or prematurely shedding.

One extension should bond to one natural eyelash only - An experienced stylist would fully isolate a natural lash and adhere only one extension(or one volume fan) to that natural eyelash. This method allows your natural lashes to grow and shed freely and not be restricted by being stuck to other lashes. Damage to eyelashes is caused by the incorrect application and can result in itching, pinching, and massive clumping. To relieve any discomfort, the client would likely pick or pull out the offending extensions resulting in damaged natural lashes or even worse bald eyes.

Can I apply eyelash extensions to my own eyelashes?
No. Only a trained professional will be able to safely apply for eyelash extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, lash damage, or unnatural-looking lashes. Eyelash extensions are applied one lash at a time to your individual natural eyelashes to achieve long, thick, and natural-looking eyelashes. The procedure involves bonding the synthetic extension to your own natural eyelashes and should be performed only by professionally trained Lash Stylists only.


How much are Lash Extensions?
Lash extensions vary in price based on multiple factors, such as
  • where you get them done - at a reputable eyelash salon that specialize in everything lash related prices might be higher than at a nail salon or with someone who works from a home setting.
  • the skill level of the lash artist - the more experienced and skilled the artist is the pricier it can get.
  • products used - places that use premium quality products tend to charge more for the services they provide
On average the full sets for classic lashes in Toronto can be priced anywhere between $75 to $200 with refills between $40 to $120.
Volume and Mega Volume lashes are more expensive with full sets ranging from $100 to $350.

In Perfection Laboratory our full sets for classic lashes start at $75 and for volume lashes at $110

LASH LIFT
How is lash lift done
1. After you arrive and fill out your paperwork, your lash lift specialist will thoroughly cleanse your lashes and place gel pads on your bottom lashes. Your eyes will remain closed for the entire process.

2. Depending on the length of your natural lashes, a rod (small, medium, or large) is placed on top of the eyelids to determine which size best suits your lashes to achieve the best lift.

3. Once the size is determined, the rod is placed onto your eyelids and a gentle adhesive is applied to lift the natural lashes up onto the rod.

4. Once lashes are on the rod, a setting solution is applied for 5-10 minutes on each eye.

5. The setting solution then gets removed and a neutralizer solution is applied on both sides for 5-7 minutes. If desired, this step can be followed by applying lash tint to darken the natural lashes for more dramatic results. (A tint is highly recommended for those with light-colored lashes)


What's the aftercare for lash lift
For 24 hours following your appointment, it is recommended to avoid applying makeup, oils, or water near the eye area. After the 24 hours have passed, you can resume normal daily activities/product use.
Will lash lift damage my natural lashes?
No. When performed properly, a lash lift/tint should never damage the natural lashes. Careful consideration is taken during the service to ensure the product is not coating the tips of the lashes and is only left on the lashes for the recommended time to avoid over-processing.
Is lash lift painful?
No, there should be no discomfort associated with the service. If at any point you feel discomfort, notify your lash specialist immediately.
How long will the effect last?
The lift can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks, depending on how rapid your hair growth cycle is.

We lose between 1-5 natural lashes per day (on each eye) As your lifted natural lashes shed, a new lash will grow in its place that will be in its natural state (in most cases, straight). In order to maintain your lift, it is important to schedule an appointment every 5-7 weeks.

What is the difference between a lash lift and lash extensions.
A Lash Lift is the lifting and darkening of your own lashes. There is no maintenance required for 6-8 weeks. They offer a very natural and beautiful look. Lash extensions are thicker and more glamorous. They require touching up every 3-4weeks. Also, they are additions to your natural lashes, not an augmentation of your natural lashes.
Can everyone get a lash lift?
Lash lifts are NOT recommended for clients with:

• Chronic Dry eyes

• Conjunctivitis

• Trichotillomania

• Glaucoma (consult your physician)

• Lasik Surgery (at least 4 months post-op)

• Blepharoplasty Surgery (1-year post-op)

• Damaged or sparse lashes (if you have visible gaps within your lash line, a lift will potentially make them more noticeable)

• Chemo Patients (1 year after last treatment)



When in doubt, please consult your physician.
Brow lamination
What is Brow Lamination?
Brow Lamination or Brow Lift is a new treatment that came to North America in late 2019 from Eastern Europe. It is like a keratin treatment for your brows. Brow lamination is a three-step process for taming tough and unruly hairs as it sets them in place so every hair lies in the same direction, giving a just-combed look.
After brow lamination tour eyebrows will appear thicker, fuller, straighter, and combed up into the desired shape.
How is Brow Lamination done?
  1. When you arrive we will discuss your preference and find the perfect brow shape that compliments your face.
  2. Unique brow lamination solutions are applied to make the hair straight and flexible and then fix them in the desired direction. Your brow lamination technician will choose an appropriate processing time for your skin and brow hairs. After the process is over, the nourishing serum is applied to replenish moisture in the hair.
  3. After the lamination is completed we tint and shape your eyebrows (that's optional). The shade of the tint depends on your hair color, skin tone, and your personal preferences.
What's the aftercare for Brow Lamination?
Aftercare for Brow Lamination is simple!
Keep your freshly laminated brows free from water, steam, and any products for the first 24 hours. After that, you can apply a small amount of oil to your eyebrows daily if needed to moisturize the skin and brow hairs. Anything from castor oil to your favorite face oil does the job.
Then just brush, brush, brush. Finish them with a clear brow gel if needed and you're good to go!
Will Brow Lamination damage my brows?
No! When performed properly, Brow Lamination should never damage the natural brow hairs.
All our technicians are properly trained in Europe and are experts in Brow Lamination. The technician will make sure that the solution is left on your brows for a perfect amount of time in order to give the desired effect but not damage the hair.
How long does the Brow Lamination last?
Brow lamination can last anywhere between 5 and 8 weeks, depending on how fast your hair growth cycle is!
Brow lamination restructures the internal bonds in your brow hair so it stays in that direction until it's time for the hair to naturally shed and a new one grows in its place. For most of us, it takes around 2 to 3 months for our body to replace all the brow hairs which means that every three months we basically have a brand new set of brows.
Does it hurt to get Brow Lamination?
No, Brow Lamination itself is pain-free! However, some people with more sensitive skin might experience a very slight tingling or stinging sensation for a few minutes when the solutions are on.
Can everyone get a Brow Lamination done?
Brow Lamination is NOT recommended for clients with:
  • eczema or any other condition that causes compromised skin in the brow area.
  • someone who got a chemical peel done in a recent week
  • severe acne in the brow area
  • who experienced an allergic reaction or sensitivity in the past to hair perm, lash lift, or ammonium thioglycolate.
Please note: For someone with very thin over-plucked brows Brow Lamination might not give the desired look and we highly encourage you to send us the picture of your brows with no make-up to info@perfectionlaboratory.ca before scheduling an appointment.
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