• Lash Extension FAQ

    Q
    What are lash extensions?
    A Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
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    What happens if glue gets in your eyes?
    A Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye. To avoid any irritation, however, the first safety precaution you can take is to be sure that the glue is safe for your eyes and doesn’t contain anything that can harm them, like formaldehyde. Minky’s Glue is Formaldehyde free and tested to be safe, however individuals can have allergic reactions.

    Additionally, it’s important to understand the difference between an allergic reaction and an infection. A licensed and experienced lash technician will not let an infection occur, but if you’re allergic to the glue, you’re still going to be allergic — this doesn’t mean the glue is inherently harmful.

    Q
    How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
    A Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes (Express Set) are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.
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    What are the most common lash extensions?
    A There are three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and 100% mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 18mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity.
    Q
    Can you go blind?
    A No. Your technician should be trained properly to apply the adhesive and lashes in a way that is completely harmless. Your eyes are closed the entire time of the procedure. No matter how bad an allergic reaction may get, you will never go blind. The worse case scenario is that you need to go to the eye doctor to get specific eye drops to treat an allergic reaction.
    Q
    What happens when you cry?
    AIf you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, this is a huge red flag and you should certainly speak up. You may need to have your technician use a mister or a fan. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.
    Q
    What are the pros and cons of wearing Minky’s lashes?
    APeople want all different kinds of looks — some people go for drama, and some opt for something more natural. The benefits of Minky’s lash extensions are that they are more feathery looking and lighter in general, so they put less pressure on your lashes.
    Q
    How often do you need to get your eye lash extensions redone?
    ALash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash growth is somewhat variable (just hair growth), I suggest lash maintenance every two to three weeks.
    Q
    Do lash extensions fall out over a certain period of time?
    ASince each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every two to three weeks.  Also, if harsh products not made for lash extensions are used it can cause the glue to breakdown and the lashes will fall off faster.

    When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, he or she often applies one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes, causing clumps or the lash to break and fall out. In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big no-no. But if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact.

    Q
    Can you shower or swim right away? Are there products you should absolutely avoid?
    AKeep water away from your lashes for the first 12 to 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it is set and cause lashes to fall off. The after-care varies depending on the glue used. For instance, with the lash glue oil-based products or makeup removers around the eye area are not recommended. Using water-proof mascara on the extensions is not recommended for any type of glue, as it is hard to remove and can actually pull off the lashes prematurely when trying to take it off.

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    Q
    Is it okay to also wear mascara?
    A If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use approved mascara that will not weaken the lash glue or cause it to be clumpy.
    Q
    Will your natural lashes get harmed or damaged?
    AThe biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.
    Q
    What questions should you ask when searching for a reputable salon or professional?
    ABecause of the sensitive nature of the lashes and the surrounding area, finding someone who is certified to apply the lashes is definitely a must. Professionals use professional products and have been properly trained to apply the lashes without damaging your natural lashes or more importantly, your eyes.

    Just like you would with a hairstylist, research who you want to go to and how long they have been working as a technician. Look at before-and-after photos, read reviews and always make sure they are licensed and lash-certified.

    Minky’s Certified Lash Extentionist have completed our training course and passed a test with one of Educators to ensure proper application, safety and product knowledge.

  • Facial FAQ

    Q
    How Does Microcurrent Work?
    AMicrocurrent is a skin therapy modality providing electric current in millionths of an ampere. Using the Microcurrent provides little to no feeling of electrical stimulation, this is because it runs in milli-amp vs. amps. Because a micro current flows at one millionth of an ampere it is delivered on the same scale as the current body produces on its own in each cell, it is therefore physiologic. The Microcurrent is sub sensory and cannot be felt while it is being delivered because there is not enough current to stimulate the sensory receptors. This current is being more biologically compatible than any other electrical stimulation device and has the ability to penetrate the cell – as opposed to passing over the cell as other stimulation devices do. It works on Arndt-Schultz law which states: “Weak stimuli increases physiological activity and vert strong stimuli inhibit or abolish activity.” As we age, our body loses much of its’ natural electric energy. Microcurrent treatments help to “recharge the battery.” Your immediate, refreshed appearance is yours for days. Treatment effect is cumulative and lasts longer as a series of progress sessions. After your initial facial, you will observe the new look for 48-72 hours, after 4-5 treatments it can last for up to 3-4 dats, after 6-10 treatments the muscle memory takes over and boost treatment will only be needed every 4-6 weeks.
  • Peels FAQ

    Q
    What is a chemical peel?
    AA chemical peel is a treatment used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin on the face and body. It works by dissolving the upper layers of the skin. As the tissue dissolves, a wound is created on the skin which stimulates the body’s healing response, causing new tissue to emerge.
    Q
    What can be treated with a chemical peel? 
    AChemical peels can be used to:

    • Improve the texture and look of the skin
    • Treat wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage and aging
    • Improve the appearance of mild scarring
    • Treat certain types of acne
    • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark pigment due to hormones (melasma)
    • Help reduce the risk of skin cancer
    Q
    How does a chemical peel reduce the risk of cancer?
    ARoutinely receiving chemical peels can reduce the risk of skin cancer by exfoliating the mutated cells up and off of the skin. Areas of sun damage, which may contain pre-cancerous keratoses may improve after a peel treatment. Following treatment, new pre-cancerous lesions are less likely to appear.
    Q
    Is a chemical peel right for me?
    ABefore having a chemical facial peel, it is important to know if a peel is the right treatment for the problems you have. Peels are good at improving certain conditions, however, there may be a superior treatment for what ails you. The best thing to do if you are looking to improve your skin is consult with our skin care team who has access to many treatment options.
    Q
    Does a chemical peel hurt?
    AYou should expect to feel a slight tingling sensation, warmth, and tightening of the skin during a peel treatment. The deeper the chemical peel, the more activity you will feel, sometimes a stinging or pin-pricking sensation is experienced. Your aesthetician uses an activity scale from 1 to 5 to gauge your sensitivity to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
    Q
    Is there recovery time?
    AThe recovery time for a patient who has had a chemical peel will depend on the type and strength of the peel they have had. Treatments may cause redness, tightness, peeling, flaking, light scabbing or dryness. Some patients may not experience anything other than smooth, radiant complexion following treatment, each individual is different. It is recommended that extended sun exposure to be avoided, especially two weeks after your peel. With every peel you receive a post treatment kit of products to help heal the skin and decrease your recovery time. Usually after 7-10 days, your skin fully recovers.
    Q
    What is the difference between a chemical peel and a facial?
    AChemical peels and Facials are very beneficial treatments for your skin, but they are different in many ways. The chemical peel applications that we perform at Revive are all medical grade peel solutions that help to correct a variety of skin conditions and maintain your skin’s health by increasing your cellular renewal rate and stimulating the deeper layers of live epidermal tissue. A facial is much more relaxing, superficial treatment that is done to maintain healthy skin that is not in need of much correction.