Hair today, gone tomorrow: Everything you need to know about laser hair removal

If you're sick of shaving, tweezing, or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an ideal solution for you. This popular cosmetic procedure uses concentrated beams of light to target and destroy hair follicles, with minimal discomfort and downtime. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about laser hair removal, from how it works to what results you can expect.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle with concentrated beams of light. The heat from the light destroys the follicle, which prevents future hair growth. Laser hair removal can be used on any area of the body where unwanted hair grow, including the face, chest, back, bikini line, arms, and legs.

Is it effective?

Yes! Laser hair removal is considered to be very effective. In most cases, it permanently removed unwanted hair. However, it is important to note that it requires multiple treatments. Additionally, some people may experience some regrowth after treatment, sometimes due to hormonal changes or medications that can new hair growth. Nevertheless, laser hair removal is much less time consuming than other methods of hair removal such as shaving, waxing, and plucking.

The varied number of treatment sessions required and occasional regrowth can also be thought of in terms of the nature of the treatment itself. Because the treatment targets individual hair follicles, rendering them unable to produce hair after being exposed to the heat, some can be missed. Imagine how many hair follicles are on the human body! Immeasurable. Still, the laser will reach far more than any razor.

Is it safe?

Yes! when performed by a trained professional using proper equipment, laser hair removal is safe for both men and women of all skin types. However, side effects may occur. These can include temporary redness and swelling of the treated area, and in very rare cases, some blistering to changes in skin coloration. Nevertheless, these side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within a few days or weeks.

Additionally, laser hair removal at Deco De Mode is quick and painless. Our Alma Saprano Ice machine works in swift, continuous motions over the skin to ensure the patients' comfort. This also includes a cool shot feature, wherein your technician can do a cooling pass over an area that feels a bit too warm for comfort, similar to a cool shot button on a hair dryer.

A Comprehensive Guide to Permanent Makeup Techniques

Are you considering permanent makeup? With so many options available, it can be tough to know where to start. This guide will give you a rundown of some of the most popular permanent makeup techniques so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.

Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing, is a great way to save time and effort on your beauty routine. If you're someone who likes to look put-together but doesn't have a lot of time in the morning, permanent makeup could be a game-changer for you. And even if you do have time for a full beauty routine, there are certain things that can be difficult to achieve with makeup alone—things like perfectly symmetrical brows or eyeliner that never smudges. That's where permanent makeup comes in.

Permanent makeup is created by using a special needle and pigment to deposit color into the upper layer of the skin. The needles used for permanent makeup are much finer than those used for traditional body tattooing, which helps minimize discomfort during the procedure. Permanent makeup can be done on any area of the face, although the most popular areas are the eyebrows, lips, and eyes.

There are several different techniques that can be used for permanent makeup, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Factors like your desired results, skin type, and budget will all impact which technique is right for you. Here's a brief overview of some of the most popular techniques.

Permanent make up techniques.

If you're tired of spending hours in front of the mirror every morning, permanent makeup can be a time-saving solution. Imagine being able to roll out of bed and head out the door without having to worry about your makeup! Permanent makeup can also be a lifesaver if you're always on the go and don't have time to touch up your makeup during the day.

Microblading: Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing technique that uses fine needles to deposit pigment into the skin in hair-like strokes. This technique is best for people who want natural-looking results or who have sensitive skin. It typically lasts 1-3 years before fading.

Powder Brows: Powder brows are similar to microblading, but instead creating specific lines to imitate hair-like strokes, this technique creates a stippled, powdery effect-- think a permanent brow tint. This technique is ideal for people who want bolder brows, who already have thicker brows and want more definition, or loyal brow-tint enthusiasts who want a more permanent result.

Lip Blushing: Lip blushing is a semi-permanent lip tinting technique that gives your lips a natural flush of color that lasts several years. This technique is perfect for people who want their lips to look fuller and more defined without looking like they're wearing lots of lipstick.

Permanent Eyeliner: Permanent eyeliner can be done either along the waterline or with a slight wing at the outer corners of the eye. It typically lasts 2-5 years before needing to be refreshed. This technique is ideal for people who want to save time on their eye makeup routine or who have allergies or sensitivities that make it difficult to wear traditional eyeliner formulas.

Freckles: Freckles are small brown spots that often appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin (like across the bridge of the nose and the plumpest parts of the cheeks). They can be created with permanent makeup by using a very thin needle to deposit small amounts of pigment into the skin. This technique is perfect for people who want to add a bit of personality and pizzazz to their look without going over-the-top.

Permanent makeup can be a great solution for busy people who want to save time on their morning routine or those who want a waterproof, smudge-proof makeup solution. With more options than ever before, there's sure to be a style that's perfect for you. So why not give it a try? You just might find that it's the best decision you've ever made!

The 21st Century's Fountain of Youth: Intro to cosmetic injectables

Injectables are substances that are injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, plump lips, and improve the overall appearance of aging skin. There are two main types of injectables: botulinum toxin (botox) and dermal fillers. Both have been around for many years and are FDA-approved for cosmetic use. Here is all you need to know.

A little here, a little there.

Botox is a type of neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles in your face. This can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving your skin a more youthful appearance. Botox is most commonly injected into the forehead, around the eyes, and in between the eyebrows.

What is filler?

Filler is a type of injectable that helps add volume to your face. Unlike Botox, which works by temporarily paralyzing your muscles, filler uses particles made from hyaluronic acid—a substance that naturally occurs in your skin—to plump up wrinkles and fine lines from the inside out. This can help give you a more youthful appearance by adding volume to areas that may have begun to sag or hollow with age.

Which one should I choose?

The answer to this question depends on your specific goals. If you're primarily concerned with minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, then Botox may be a good option for you. However, if you're also looking to add volume to areas of your face that have begun to sag or hollow with age, then filler may be a better choice.

The facts and fallacies.

Myth #1: Injectables are only for old people.

Wrong! While it's true that many people who get injectables are older adults who are looking to turn back the clock, injectables are also popular among younger people. In fact, according to Allergan (the makers of Botox), nearly one-quarter of all Botox patients are between the ages of 18 and 34. So whether you're trying to ward off wrinkles or just want a more youthful look, injectables could be right for you.

Myth #2: Injectables are expensive.

This one is partially true—injectables are not cheap. But there are ways to save money on treatment. The cost varies greatly depending on how much one receives and how often they come in for treatment, meaning that using the product conservatively for a natural-looking, youthful plump and by maintaining the results more often (about every 6-9 months, before the product fully metabolizes, i.e., requiring less for a touch up), then you can keep a lower bill. Additionally, we must remember that quality costs -- but it's always worth it.

Myth #3: Injectables are painful.

This is a common misconception, but it couldn't be further from the truth! Thanks to modern advancements in injection techniques and numbing agents, most people report little to no discomfort during their procedure. In fact, many people say the injections feel like little more than a mosquito bite.

No matter which injectable you choose, one thing is for sure: there's no time like the present to start turning back the hands of time! So, if you're considering injectables but aren't sure where to start, schedule a consultation with Deco De Mode today. We would be more than happy to help you choose the treatment that's right for you.

The Low-Down on Gel Nail Extensions

They're strong, they're chic, and they always look put together—no matter if you opt for a long or short style. At some point in your life, you've probably seen a picture of gel nail extensions and thought to yourself, "Wow, that looks amazing! I wish I could get my nails done like that." Well, good news—you can! Gel nails are a type of artificial nail that is much thinner and more natural-looking than the acrylic nails of yesteryear. They are also much more durable and long-lasting than regular polish, which makes them a great choice for busy ladies (or gentlemen) on the go.

What are gel nail extensions?

Gel nail extensions are exactly what they sound like: fake nails made from gel that are applied to your natural nails to give them a longer, fuller appearance. Gel nails are different from acrylics in that they are much thinner and more flexible—meaning they're less likely to break than their acrylic counterparts. Not to mention, they look more polished and sophisticated.

How long do they last?

With proper care, gel nail extensions can last anywhere from two to four weeks. However, it's important to note that you'll need to be extra careful with your hands during this time period. That means no picking at things (we know it's tempting), no peeling off stickers or labels, and no scraping anything off with your nails.

The devil is in the details.

As with anything in life, the devil is in the details when it comes to gel nail extensions. To get the perfect set of nails, there are a few key factors you need to consider.

-The length of your natural nails: This will determine how long or short your extension can be. If your natural nails are on the shorter side, this may indicate that a shorter length is best suited to your lifestyle. Or you can throw caution to the wind and get the claws you have dreamed of, but be careful.

-The shape of your natural nails: Just as with length, the shape of your natural nails will also inform the shape of your extension. For example, if you have wide nail beds, opting for a square or rectangular extension may be best so as not reduce the width of your nail bed too much. This sort of attention to detail can help inform the most flattering set of nails for your hands

-The style: trends or your unique flare, you need to pick the color, shape, design, etc., for any occasion. The world is your oyster, girl.

Ultimately, whether or not gel nails are right for you comes down to personal preference. If you're looking for something that will last longer than regular polish and give your nails a stronger, healthier appearance, gel nails may be worth the investment. However, if you're on a tight budget or don't want to deal with the hassle of removal, a gel polish may be the way to go. Whichever route you choose, we know you'll leave the salon looking clean-cut and chic!

Anna, Founder of Deco De Mode

Meet Anna

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