WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is a process which is similar to pigment implantation, but without using pigments (ink). A “dry needle” is directed through the center of crevices (wrinkles) or acne scars to draw a light bloodline. As the brain recognizes trauma to that area, it responds by generating collagen and elastin directing it to the affected area.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling or Skin needling, also known as (CRT) Collagen Rejuvenation Therapy is a revolutionary new way of reducing wrinkles and tightening aging skin through stimulating the production of new collagen under the skin. This is a wonderful alternative to laser re-surfacing and chemical peels in that the epidermis – the protective outer layer of your skin – is not destroyed in the process as it is with these other procedures, thereby avoiding such very real potential problems as hyperpigmented (dark) marks on the skin, persistent redness and sun sensitivity.
The downtime is much shorter than with these other alternatives, usually only 24 hours to 2 days before you can go out with any remaining evidence of the procedure covered by makeup.
Contrast that with the typical weeks or even months before your appearance returns to normal when you have laser re-surfacing or chemical peels. A serum is used specific to your skin type. The time it takes is dependent on how much of your face you would like to do.
As with other procedures, I use topical anesthetics which, depending on the area of microneedling and your individual comfort level, make the procedure almost discomfort free. I divide the face in to 3 main areas – the mouth and chin area, the eye area and the forehead. Each area typically takes about 1/2 hr to 45 min to needle. If you have extensive wrinkling, it could take up to two hours to accomplish. Each area is priced independently (see Pricing page), or if you opt to have a full face needling the price is reduced. And the best part is that it’s much less expensive than these other procedures! Certainly, an important consideration to most of us!!
WHAT IS SCAR RELAXATION?
Scar Relaxation is a process that releases fibrous bands of scar tissue from the patient’s affected area. This procedure was discovered in 1988. Scar Relaxation is the application of repetitive circular tattooing movements to create a softer skin texture and to soften the fibrous bands of collagen (scar tissue) to give the patient more flexibility in their movements. This procedure works well on all contracted tissue with exceptional results on hands. With Scar Relaxation procedure fibrous bands of scar tissue needled promoting the ability to move and stretch the skin where it was once tight.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE THIS PROCEDURE?
To have more maneuverability in the contractured tissue, this procedure will achieve that. The tissue will be flatter, giving the patient range of motion that was only possible with surgery prior to this procedure.
I’ve had unsolicited comments, when they noticed I’ve had brow microblading, of how my brows look great, including a saleslady at a Macy’s cosmetics counter. She was surprised to hear it was performed locally, as this is the first one she has seen done well locally. I appreciate Tammy’s clear instruction sheets regarding preparation, expectations and after procedure care. I highly recommend Tammy’s services.
Tammy has exceptional skills! I am incredibly happy with my eyebrows and I would recommend Lasting Beauty to anyone. After my microblading appointment, I didn’t experience any pain, scabbing or peeling. I can’t believe how great they heeled and how natural they look!
I have been looking at micro-blading my eyebrows for 3 years and terrified to do it! I found Tammy and read a bunch of reviews. While still nervous as it is my face, I made the appointment. I honestly only thought of permanent make-up as a vanity thing, but I severely underestimated it! Tammy was extremely thorough in making sure the eyebrows were even and in line with my face…she spent more time measuring to get them perfect, than the actual micro-blading. Everything was extremely clean and well organized. There was some pain in the beginning, but Tammy did warn me in advance, but she used some numbing medicine that she wiped on and before I knew it, there was no pain at all. It was a very easy procedure, thanks to Tammy. I cannot tell you how many people have asked me what I use on my eyebrows, because they are so perfect and when I tell them they are micro-bladed, they have a hard time believing me, because they look so real…I have even been called a liar, when I told them they are micro-bladed. Thank-you Tammy for your professionalism and expert work!!
I absolutely love my eyebrows! I asked myself why I waited so long to get them done. Waking up for work and not having to do my eyebrows is such a time saver. Tammy is amazing at what she does. I won’t go anywhere else, I do believe she is the best. Her Bio alone says it all! Thanks Tammy! See you for my touch-up.
It seems like every time I noticed a friend’s groomed and shaped eyebrows, they’ve said the same thing: “microblading” “microblading” “microblading”. Figured I’d get them done next time I was in NYC since that’s where a lot of those friends lived and where I figured I’d have the best chance of finding someone good. I was wrong! Did a little research and found Tammy in town. No flight required (see Covid)! I am positive I could not have found a better artist ANYWHERE and her prices are very reasonable. She was METICULOUS. I LOVE my brows. They look polished every day with the most minimal effort. My only regret is now I’ve locked myself into keeping them up . HIGHLY recommend.
Great experience with eyebrows & eyeliner, very clean and professional atmosphere! Tammy is truly an artist!
Love my brows, they look great and the experience was exceptional! Tammy is very gentle, kind, loving, kind and talented. Great experience.
I wanted to let you know I love my eyebrows and they look great!
The most professional job I have ever seen and had done, love the liner, hope my friends will give it a try also. Tammy is so enjoyable to spend time with. I am pushing 70, and said I probably won’t be back at 80, and yet never say never, maybe a lighter liner. Thanks so much Tammy, hope to see you again.
Thanks again for fitting me into your schedule. I love my eyebrows….great ‘hair lines’! I will definitely be calling you in the spring.