For those of you who love your lashes, you know the difference that lash treatments can make. They help to add tone, depth and make them look longer and fuller. No wonder it’s one of our most popular treatments, especially when they say that eyes are an attractive feature to the opposite sex …
Yet what type of treatment is best? Which one will make your eyes sparkle and stand out from the crowd? Well primarily, you’ve got 2 options: Eyelash Extensions and Lash Lifts. We’re here to help you figure out which one is best for you.
So, What’s the Difference?
Whilst both lash treatments aim to make your lashes longer and lovelier, they work differently. Eyelash Extensions, for example, work by adding extensions to your lashes to make them physically longer and thicker.
A Lash Lift, on the other hand, is where your lashes are naturally curled to make them appear longer and fuller. Because it’s your natural eyelashes which are being used, Lash Lifts can look a lot more natural, whilst Eyelash Extensions have a more dramatic effect. It really depends on what you prefer.
Lash Lifts: The Benefits
It’s already been mentioned that one of biggest benefits of Lash Lifts is that they just look more natural. Lash Lifts are also great for helping to sort out any problems with longer, untamed lashes. If your lashes seem to crisscross or are twisty, a good lash lift can help to make them straighter and more manageable.
Lash Lifts are also free of maintenance (apart from returning for another one every 6-8 weeks), and because you’re using your natural lashes, they are free of irritation.
Lash Lifts: The Drawbacks
The only real obstacle with a Lash Lift is that some people’s eyelashes can’t be lifted due to being too short. You’re really limited by what your natural eyelashes are capable of. If they are too short, then no amount of curling is going to help achieve an effect you want. That said, Medik8 Lash serum may be used to help nourish and stimulate the lashes to improve their growth.
Eyelash Extensions: The Benefits
Eyelash Extensions have gotten a bit of a bad reputation since Lash Lifts have become popular. They can be branded as fake and unnatural. Sure, a poorly done Eyelash Extension treatment does the opposite of enhancing your eyes, but one done well (by Nik at Mojo Beauty for example) will look amazing,
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Eyelash Extensions are great for those looking to give their eyes a dramatic look. They can also make mornings a lot easier by giving you a mascara look without even having to get out of bed! Fantastic for weddings, formals and any special events.
Eyelash Extensions: The Drawbacks
If you are considering Eyelash Extensions, you need to do your homework and find a proper professional lash artist to do the best application for you. If they haven’t been professionally applied they may appear clumpy, stuck together, excessive amounts of glue and may cause your natural lashes to be pulled out.
Which one is right for me?
This really depends on what type of look you’re going for and what type of lashes you already have. If yours are particularly short, the eyelash extension is a great option. It’s also perfect for those looking to achieve that dramatic lash effect.
If, on the other hand, you want something more natural and longer lasting, then the Lash Lift is probably going to suit you much better. Making your lashes look fuller and longer.
Are you at a loss trying to find a treatment for acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and enlarged pores?
At Mojo Beauty, we offer Skin Needling which is the perfect solution to all of the above concerns. Skin Needling can be used to effectively achieve a fresh and rejuvenated appearance. Nik will discuss with you the best plan forward for the best results, that may include a Medik8 peel and a series of dermal needling sessions. Medik8 skincare including Retinol (for a more aged skin) would be recommended for the best results.
Skin Needling is a procedure that has been performed for a number of years and used in a variety of methods has helped many of our clients with their skin concerns on various parts of the body. Skin Needling is fast becoming popular as it can be performed on the face, hands, chest, neck, back and legs.
Skin Needling penetrates deeply into the underlying layers of skin triggering the body’s natural wound healing response within the skin, producing and distributing new collagen in the area that requires treatment.
Skin Needling is based on acupuncture and involves a stamper being pressed over the area being treated numerous times to induce thousands of microscopic puncture wounds to the skin. The Skin Needling procedure uses multiple needles that differ in size depending on the area being treated. These needles pierce the skin creating tiny puncture wounds. These wounds encourage the production and distribution of new collagen and elastin that will progressively build healthy, thicker and firmer skin in the scar, stretch mark, or wrinkles being treated making them less noticeable and in some cases disappearing altogether.
As abrasive as Skin Needling sounds, Mojo Beauty provides our clients with an anaesthetic/numbing cream which is applied 20 to 30 minutes before treatment to minimise discomfort. Nik includes a LED treatment following every treatment to help sooth and heal the skin and a take home Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Intense moisturiser for best healing and hydration.
There is minimal downtime once Skin Needling is performed. Our clients will experience mild to moderate redness, swelling and sensitivity that can last 12 to 48 hours and the skin will start to feel dry and tight.
A few days after the Skin Needling session your skin will start to flake and/or peel, this is normal as the dead skin cells are making way for new ones. Your skin will have a healthy, fresh glow and will feel soft, smooth and appear more even.
A few weeks after your micro dermal skin needling treatment, you’ll start to notice a vast improvement in skin tone and texture and after a few months it will improve even more. After you continue with a few more Skin Needling treatments, whatever your skin concern, you’ll notice a reduction in fine lines, smoother skin texture, improved skin tone, reduction of scars and an improved stretch mark texture.
Mojo Beauty offers a complimentary initial consultation to all our clients interested in Skin Needling.
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