Are you starting to notice that your skin is becoming dull or has lost its glow? If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from HydraFacial. This nonsurgical treatment is great for addressing a large number of skin concerns for a boost in confidence. Read on to learn more about this treatment option and what it can do for you.

About the HydraFacial

HydraFacial can address many skin care needs, including fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, even tone and vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots, oily and congested skin, and enlarged pores. Almost anyone can benefit from HydraFacial to improve their complexion.

The HydraFacial is a three-step treatment to help you get the skin you want. The first step, Cleanse and Peel, includes exfoliation and resurfacing to slough away dead skin cells. Then comes Extract and Hydrate, which removes dirt from pores using suction, and nourishes with intense moisturizers. Fuse and Protect is the last step, which includes saturating the skin with antioxidants and peptides for a youthful glow.

The HydraFacial treatment can also be tailored to your specific skin concerns with our Growth Factor Boost, Dermabuilder Boost, and Britenol Boost serums.

Following Treatment

After your HydraFacial treatment, there is no downtime needed. You will be able to see dramatic results in the enhancement of your skin for about two weeks. One treatment per month is recommended to see maintain results.

If you are looking to refresh your complexion and restore a youthful glow, contact our Bellevue office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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Now more than ever, non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Bellevue are rising in popularity. And it’s no surprise since these treatments typically require no incisions, stitches, or downtime. One of the most popular nonsurgical options is dermal fillers. However, it is important to understand that not all fillers are the same. Read on to learn more about fillers in Bellevue, and which one is right for you.

Juvederm

There are several Juvederm fillers used at our office, each of which targets a specific area of the face. Juvederm products are made with hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds water to create youthful volume under the skin. Juvederm can be used to smooth facial wrinkles and lines, as well as plump the lips. Juvederm Volbella is specifically made to add volume to delicate areas such as the lips and lines around the lips, while Juvederm Vollure is a great solution for nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Radiesse

Radiesse is made up of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, which are small calcium spheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. Once Radiesse is injected, it provides immediate volume, but also stimulates collagen production. Over time, the gel is absorbed by the body, leaving behind your own collagen for natural rejuvenation. This filler is great for treating smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, lines at the corners of the mouth, and chin wrinkles.

Sculptra

Sculptra is a filler meant to address signs of aging such as smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. It is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is naturally absorbed by the body and stimulates collagen production. This helps to add youthful volume to the skin to smooth and rejuvenate for a more youthful appearance.

There are several other types of fillers that may be best for you. That’s why it’s important to seek an experienced cosmetic injector near you to ensure the best results.

If you are interested in learning more about fillers, contact our Bellevue, WA office today to schedule a consultation!

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We are so thrilled to congratulate Kayla Wiley and Jennifer “Jonesy” Jones who both recently passed their Advanced Xtreme Eyelash Directory Certification.

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Kayla Wiley & Jennifer “Jonesy” Jones

In order to complete their certification, the ladies had to:

  • Submit proof of health/beauty license or credentials.
  • Spend 1 month practicing and successfully complete 12 Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions applications on models.
  • Successfully complete a Certification/Directory Training Program by demonstrating:
    • At least 55 eyelash extensions per eye during the 2 hour application time.
    • Proper use of eyelash extension adhesive
    • Proper eyelash extensions attachment.
    • Proper eyelash extensions styling and design.

This training ensures that our stylists are performing at the  highest level of standards for safety, hygiene and beauty for Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions.

Well done Kayla and Jonesy!

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our certified, friendly and highly skilled stylists today!

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Bellevue permanent makeup

Applying eyeliner every morning, and touching it up before going out in the evening is one beauty routine that takes time, patience, skill and dedication. Granted, it doesn’t take gobs of time, but sometimes, unless you have a deft hand, it looks like you are wearing gobs of makeup! Have you ever dreamed, like so many of us do, of having a personal makeup artist to apply your makeup every day? Not just eyeliner – everything –lips, lashes, eyebrows, eyeliner.

We’re not all wealthy enough to have a personal makeup artist working for us everyday. Perhaps for special occasions we treat ourselves. However, there is a way to have perfect makeup permanently.

Find An Exceptional Permanent Makeup Artist

With the mainstream popularity of tattooing, the art of permanent makeup is making a much welcome come back. Permanent makeup has been around for centuries. According to Cosmetic Surgery Forums, “This procedure is not new, as it dates back to the Egyptian days of Cleopatra (the Queen of Egypt), thousands of years ago. Cleopatra is believed to have been adorned with permanent makeup and Egyptian mummies have been recovered with face and body tattoos intact. Also, the ancient Japanese art of Tebori boasts full-body tattooing intricately done by hand.”

Without a doubt, the primary desire for permanent makeup is vanity. However, the art provides solutions to medical problems as well that can make people feel whole and restore their confidence.

The Natural Beauty of Permanent Makeup Requires Artistry, Skill, and Subtlety

The beauty of permanent makeup is a look that is natural — the result of artistry, skill, and subtlety, as well as an understanding of color and facial symmetry. When selecting an artist for your permanent make up, you will want to consider a variety of factors. Education, state and local certification for safety and cleanliness, and the experience of the artist/aesthetician are crucial and carry equal importance.

A skillful artist can create the most natural look that will make you feel pretty and polished. Be sure to ask for a free consultation with the Aesthetician and ask to see before and after photos. Ask to speak with clients who have had the same procedures you are considering. Ask to see the equipment and where the procedure will be done.

According to Tawnya Lemley, Permanent Makeup Artist, Licensed Aesthetician and Permanent Lash Stylist in the Seattle area, “You want to be sure that the artist you select to do your permanent makeup has the same idea of beauty that you do. You must trust their knowledge of color. Ask lots and lots of questions until you are completely satisfied.” With twelve years of experience as a licensed Permanent Makeup Artist, Tawnya has seen her share of clients who did not ask enough or the right questions and have come to her for corrective work. Fortunately, Lemley’s skill level and artistry is above and beyond the average. Sometimes she can make corrections, but cautions those considering permanent makeup to be patient and thorough in their selection process.

Imagine waking up with your best face on. Imagine going for a swim, doing hot yoga, or dancing the night away in the hottest club with the confidence that your make-up is absolutely perfect. Or imagine having the scar on your lip beautifully camouflaged forever. Imagine being able to have your make up perfectly applied if you have Parkinson’s Disease, MS or any other condition that makes it impossible for you to apply your makeup on a daily basis. Imagine having your permanent makeup artist create symmetrical areolas after a mastectomy. The applications for permanent makeup are far reaching

The point of permanent makeup is to feel confident and beautiful, pretty and polished. Carefully selecting your artist, based on experience, safety, cleanliness, artistic ability, and your personal idea of beauty will far exceed whatever price you pay. And, in the long run, it’s much less expensive than having a makeup artist running around behind you!

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