Frequently asked questions & Contraindications
Over a week to appointment
These must be avoided at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
facial/chemical peels of any kind (glycolic, hydroxyl acid, salicylic acid, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, etc.)
These will require a doctor's written approval if you;
have diabetes and under doctor care;
have been in remission from cancer for less than one year;
have high blood pressure; and/or
are using blood thinning prescriptions.
One Week Prior to appointment
all blood thinners, including ibuprofen, Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin, etc.;
oil supplements: fish oil, vitamin E oil;
antibiotics, iron supplements, magnesium;
strong/harsh skincare products such as Retin-A, benzoyl peroxide, and strong acne treatment products; and/or
any mood-altering drugs such as Adderall, Xanax, etc.
Day of appointment
Consume food 20-30 minutes prior to your PMU appointment; this helps keep your blood sugar steady and will help ease you during the procedure and you will most likely be less sensitive. Ensure you block at least 4-5 hours on your schedule to accommodate service time.
Avoid caffeine 2-3 hours prior to the procedure as caffeine is a stimulant and will increase your sensitivity.
Consume food at least 2 hours before your Body Contouring treatment. Drink at least 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces at least 4-6 hours before session, same applies during sessions and following last session for about 1 week.
If you bruise easily, consider using Arnica prior to the procedure. You will receive proper aftercare cream to help with the healing process.
Ensure your paperwork have been completed.
DO NOT BOOK...
Ultrasonic Cavitation- If you are menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding, have infections and diseases of the high or unbalanced cholesterol, thyroid disease, and other hormonal disorders, any chronic diseases, immune diseases, heart disease or pacemakers, autoimmune diseases, HIV or AIDS, cancer in any form at any time, severe high blood pressure or circulation problems, liver or kidney disease, treatment with anti-inflammatory, anticoagulants, antibiotics, or you are under the age of 18 (persons under 18 must be accompanied by their parents and form signed.)
Temporary Makeup- Henna, Brow Lamination, Brow Tinting-If you have sensitive skin or have skin allergies to ink, dyes or certain plants such as Henna Plant.
What is Permanent Make-Up?
Permanent makeup is intended for anyone over the age of 18 (persons under 18 must be accompanied by their parents and form signed.) In order to successfully perform the treatment, the skin must not be in the regeneration process, i.e. it must not be damaged. Such as eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, pimples, or any damage in the eyebrows area. Pain during the treatment is relative. Scared clients usually compare such pain with the one that they feel when tweezing out their eyebrows. In addition, with women having their menstrual cycle, there is an increased sensitivity to pain, so it is not recommended to do the treatment during this time. Aphros Beauty uses light anesthetics, in the form of cream/gel, to eliminate pain during the treatment. Abrasive treatments such as peelings, fruit acids, chemical peels, laser treatments, and similar should be avoided a month before the treatment. Also, one month before the treatment, Botox or fillers should NOT be used. The pigment is applied manually in the surface layer of the dermis. The pigment is determined according to the natural color of the eyebrows and hair. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hair growth in order to achieve a hyper-realistic eyebrow look. Treatment is done by using disposable tools, while pigments are of the highest standard, touch up is done 4-6 weeks after the treatment as 10-15% of strokes are lost after the first treatment. The inserted pigment is very dark during the first 5 to 7 days. 7 days later, it loses up to 40% of its intensity. If you think that pigment is too dark, do not try to fade it by yourself. Be patient, wait for 7 days until it fades away naturally. For how long the pigment will be retained mostly depends on the skin's oiliness. The oilier the skin is the shorter pigment retention is. Sweating and sun exposure also affect pigment retention. On average, the expected time until new refreshment of pigment is 10 to 12 months. If the skin is oily, it takes up to 6 months. Healing is completely done 28 days later and then it is necessary to add the pigment that was lost in the meanwhile. If the skin is problematic and oily, several such corrections can be made. Post-treatment care makes 70% of total treatment success. Please follow Aphros Beauty's after-care regime given after treatment.
Disclaimer: You may not be pregnant, nursing or diabetic to receive any PMU treatment.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a relatively new, manual method. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because we’re impacting color closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural-looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering from alopecia or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.
The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them. The results are a natural, flawless, fuller-looking brow. Initially, the brows appear darker but fade significantly over a two-week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch-up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment. Our permanent make-up services include 1 touch-up 4-6 weeks after. If you decide on not coming in within that time recommended any touch-up after 6 weeks is an additional cost.
What are Ombre' Brows?
Ombre' brows or powder brows is performed with a cosmetic machine. This with give your brows a beautiful fuller look, great for very sparse brows, lasts 1-3 years depending on your after care. A touchup treatment is recommended within 4-6 weeks of treatment. Ombré Powder Brows differs from traditional tattooing in that it is surface work—meaning, the application is done on the epidermis layer of the skin. The technique is described by its name, with results being powdery with a faded front and a crisp tail, resembling the look of makeup. Ombré powder brows are achieved using a small machine, which disperses extremely fine dots of pigments even into and across the skin in an airbrush or shading technique. Ombré powder brows are less painful due to the airbrush-like technique we apply, which creates less trauma to the skin vs. the blading technique of microblading. Results do vary based on lifestyle, skin type, health, preferences, etc., but a single ombré powder brows session, using high-quality pigments, can last on average 1-3 years. Ombré powder brows are great for any skin type. While ombré powder brows have a more “filled-in” look, the healed results appear like softly shaded brow pencil or powder. Immediately after the treatment, ombré powder brows can appear more saturated and bold, however, brows will fade 20-30%, leaving a very soft finish and shape that will allow our clients to quickly groom their brows going forward. Our permanent make-up services include 1 touch-up 4-6 weeks after. If you decide on not coming in within that time recommended any touch-up after 6 weeks is an additional cost.
What is Henna?
Henna eyebrows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. Temporary treatment. Lasts 1-3 weeks. Book this session if not ready to commit to PMU and if you are always filling out your brows. Includes brow mapping.
The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrow hair is still present, blend perfectly into them and the skin area of where has been mapped. The results are a natural, flawless, fuller-looking brow. Initially, the brows appear darker but fade significantly over a two-week period. Henna products are made from natural ingredients and of the best quality. Always inform specialists if you are allergic to ink or henna powder.
What is Brow Lamination?
This semi-permanent procedure is perfect if you’re tired of using eyebrow gel every day but want to keep your brows styled a certain way. It’s a great alternative to microblading, eyebrow tattoos, and other permanent makeup. Brow lamination is a painless, brow enhancement procedure that involves a chemical solution to create thicker, fuller-looking brows with minimal cost and effort. Besides producing a smooth and shiny brushed-up look, this procedure can also help fill out patchy brows, address brow thinning, and give unruly brows more shape. The process is similar to perming, but the brows are straightened instead of curled. Brow lamination creates the perfect brow shape by brushing the brow hairs into the desired position with a lamination solution. The brow hair is brushed upwards and outwards to create a full look. This service is paired with a brow tint to enhance the color and add more definition for a flawless result.
Brow lamination is suitable for all skin/hair types. The results last 5-8 weeks with minimum maintenance required. Brow tint on skin will last 3-7 days. Unless you suffer from extreme skin sensitivity, brow lamination is a safe procedure when carried out by our qualified brow artist.
Benefits of Brow Lamination are
It’s a non-invasive, painless, and affordable procedure offering long-lasting results.
It gives natural-looking, fuller brows.
It helps you save time during your morning makeup routine.
You’ll have selfie-ready brows all the time.
Thicker brows generally give you a more youthful look and can help boost your confidence.
What is Columbian Wood Therapy?
What is Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Ultrasonic or ultrasound cavitation is the use of ultrasound technology (sound waves) to break down fat cells stubbornly clinging below the skin. It is a non-surgical method of reducing cellulite and localized fat and has virtually no side effects or recovery time.
This procedure involves applying pressure on fat cells through ultrasonic vibrations. The pressure is high enough to make the fat cells break down into a liquid form. The fat cell membrane is disintegrated, and the body’s natural detoxifying processes take care of the rest. The body can then get rid of it as waste through your urine. The ultrasound frequency used only affects fat cells, so no other tissues are damaged during treatment.
The week following your lipo cavitation treatment will reveal amazing results as your body rids itself of excess fat. For best results, you should undergo a series of 10 to 15 sessions (one session per week), however, you may still get great results with a minimum of 8 sessions. The number of sessions depends on client goals as well as other factors, including overall health, genetics, and diet.
Lipo cavitation is a revolutionary treatment, but it is not for everyone. Cavitation therapy may be contraindicated for those who:
Have/had cardiac health issues
Have/had cancer or chemotherapy within the last 6 months
Are pregnant or lactating
Nursing (must pump and dump for at least 72 hours)
Pacemaker or other electronic implanted device
Advanced untreated diabetes
This treatment is not a weight loss procedure. It is a method to contour the body by eliminating fat from stubborn areas that resist diet and exercise.
Prior to this appointment, it is advised to avoid alcoholic beverages 48 hours before and after treatment. Alcohol dehydrates the body and it is critical that you stay hydrated throughout your treatment. Do not eat for 2 hours before treatment. Maintenance treatments after initial results consist of 1 session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months.
Upon arriving for your appointment you will complete your questionnaire, please tell your specialist about your medical history and any medications you are taking.. If adding wood therapy promises the results you want, then book this treatment at the next available spot as a add on or a separate treatment.
Wood therapy is a dynamic holistic technique that uses wooden, portable tools like rolling pins and vacuum-suction cups to manipulate target areas. It dates back thousands of years to eastern cultures who, with their great expertise, studied the use of wood components in different physical healing methods such as muscular pains, vitality, and mental equilibrium. Wood Therapy is a safe and effective method of body contouring that does not damage the skin or tissue. Each instrument is designed to be used in a specific location of the body. Blood circulation, the lymphatic system, and metabolism are all stimulated as a result of this direct, continuous, and deep pressure on the problem regions, which as a result, starts eliminating fats and liquids. When done correctly, wood therapy may aid lymphatic drainage, which can help decrease cellulite’s appearance, at least temporarily. Massage can also assist to stretch and lengthen skin tissue, making the skin look smoother.
Aphros Beauty uses the wooden tools to disrupt fat cells, reducing the appearance of fat target areas and the appearance of cellulite by then moving the fat and toxins towards the lymph nodes for the body to remove naturally. This treatment:
Reduce fat, tone, and sculpt the body.
Helps improve circulation
No side effects
No limit to treatment per week
Natural method of sculpting and toning body
Helps reduce and diminish cellulite
Target fatty areas, toning and lifting (Butt)
This treatment is not a weight loss procedure. It is a method to contour the body that is close to the desired weight. This works well with ultrasonic cavitation as a add on treatment. Although this treatment is natural and does not have many contraindications, lymphatic drainage is part of the session to allow the body to get rid of fat cells and toxins. The lymphatic system is made up of different glands. This massage aids the body in flushing toxins naturally to expel from the body by sweating or urinating. Drainage aids in fluid retention that causes excess body weight. Fat accumulation and cellulite are results of toxins that were not flushed out from the body due to impairment of the lymphatic system. Successful unclogging can aid in dissolving cellulite. Therefore, those who have congestive heart failure, history of blood clots or strokes, liver or kidney problems and current infections would not be eligible for body contouring without a doctors note.
Prior to this appointment, it is advised to avoid alcoholic beverages 48 hours before and after treatment. Alcohol dehydrates the body and it is critical that you stay hydrated throughout your treatment. Do not eat for 2 hours before treatment. Maintenance treatments after initial results (8-10 sessions) consist of 1 session twice per month for 3 months followed by one treatment every month.
Upon arriving for your appointment you will complete your questionnaire, please tell your specialist about your medical history and any medications you are taking.. If adding cavitation promises the results you want, then book this treatment at the next available spot as a separate service.