Victoria's Healthy Aging & Wellness Centre
In Royal Oak, District of Saanich, Victoria, BC
Permanent Makeup - Microblading
About Our Micropigmentation Artist - Clinician
At Age Less Laser Centres, our Clinical Artist has received multiple advanced Certifications from 2 Leading Academies with a continued commitment to investing in ongoing advanced training. She is Certified and experienced in the revision & removal of incorrectly placed, poorly shaped and badly coloured procedures using a variety of techniques and technologies. She is an amazing portrait artist, Professional Makeup Artist & a Paramedical Skin Revision Expert, so with her artistry & skill your permanent cosmetic procedures & eyebrows will look truly spectacular & enhance the architecture of your face and won't be cookie cutter or look like large caterpillars-:)
Over the past 17 years, she has performed thousands of procedures on clients, many who have flown in from various parts of the world. Having worked as a Makeup Artist in Britain for a French Cosmetic House for 3 years she became known as Canadas’ Eyebrow Queen, with past clients eagerly returning for their refreshing procedures when needed.
If you've searched for 'microneedling near me, or brow tattooing near me', you know how frustrating it can be to find a reputable facility. If you're reading this, you've found one!
You are in Good Hands at Age Less Laser Centres
We invite you to come as you are and leave as you want to be!
Feel Confident Stepping Out Without Cosmetics
You can now wake up with your make up always beautifully applied and not feel naked going out the door without first applying topical cosmetics. Having these procedures done is a long term investment in your appearance and will also enhance
your confidence and increase you self esteem. We often get the thumbs up from spouses; who seem quite glad that their ladies can now get out the door much more quickly since they no longer have to fuss with putting on their brows and other cosmetics. It's just so freeing!
Text us at 250-514-7032 or Call us at 778-433-8300 Today
"Find out why clients fly in from all over the world for our customized
permanent makeup procedures"
MOVIE STAR BROWS CAN BE YOURS
To address the various brow concerns we offer you three customized Brow Enhancement procedures in two different styles- Powdered or Dimensional with our proprietary Multi Dimensional Method an eyebrow procedure may take on the appearance of real hair or a softer more blended look can be achieved by applying colour underneath existing lighter eyebrow hairs.
GORGEOUS BROW OPTIONS . . .
- BROW FILL
- BROW DESIGN
- BROW REVISION
Brow Fill - best for brows that are already in the correct shape and position but are sparse or light . . . From: $449.
Brow Design - our most requested Permanent Makeup Eyebrow procedure. This exclusive Microblading 'Plus' Technique offered here at Age Less is used when brows require a complete makeover. As we tend to be creatures of habit often we become accustomed to a specific shape of brows, even though that look may no longer be the most complementary. To provide the most flattering look to highlight your face and uplift your eyes, this more comprehensive procedure allows us to re-position the brows, adjust the arch, determine whether a curved or angular brow will be more flattering to the architecture of your face and adjust the thickness, colour and brow length, for that more youthful, movie star look we all deserve. From: $549.
Brow Revision - a more complex procedure that might require up to three sessions after removal of bad colour or shape with a few sessions of laser brow removal. Is used when previously applied Cosmetic Tattooing applied elsewhere requires correction to colour, shape or positioning. We do a lot of brow revisions at Age Less Laser Centres and see many disappointed clients who thought they were saving money by going somewhere cheaper only to have it cost way more in the end, both from a monetary perspective as well as emotional distress & the additional inconvenience and time to get their brows corrected. From: $699.
MAGNIFICENT EYE LINER OPTIONS . . .
What are my options regarding Eyeliners?
We can provide a delicate Lash Enhancement process for a subtle look that makes the lashes look fuller. Or we can provide a Fine Liner usually to the bottom lashes and a Thicker more Dramatic Liner for the upper lashes. These can be done to look crisp and defined or softer and smudgier looking. An array of colours are available, however most clients prefer a neutral shade as they can still add other colours over their existing look when they require a change.
LUSCIOUS LIPS OPTIONS . . .
- LIP LINER
Lip Liner, Lip Colour & Lip Augmentation
Lip Liner not only enhances the existing lip line, but may improve lip symmetry or camouflage any scars, such as hair lips. Lip Augmentation (Volumizing) increases the size and fullness of the natural lip line while creating a poutier, more dimensional look without the need for ongoing costly injections. Loss of natural lip colour through the aging process benefits dramatically from this procedure as well as from Full Lip Staining. It is important to note that full lip colour cannot be applied without first having lip liner. Our aim at Age Less Laser Centres is to give you a healthy looking natural and more lush mouth. You may still want to wear lipstick or gloss from time to time to coordinate with your wardrobe, but you won't need to.
Lasting Lip Augmentation With Permanent Makeup - Without Injections
Now you can prevent the feared "Trout Pout" (overfilled upper lip) or "Duck Lips" look (Overfilled around the edges without inner volume) & remove the demand for pricey injectable fillers every 4 months by having your lips made brighter, dimensionally fuller & normally more specified, using the most comfortable Permanent Makeup application innovations with double intensity pigments & medical strength topical anesthetics that can last 2-5 years.
YOU DESERVE THE BEST!
The final result will be visible within 10 days post your final session, and will look approximately 50% lighter at that point. Experience the difference expertly applied Cosmetic Tattooing can make to your appearance, when our highly trained & experienced Para-Medical Permanent Makeup Artist combines several leading edge European technologies, along with our large array of custom blended pigments, & with Age Less' proprietary Multi Dimensional techniques to further enhance the beauty of your face.
Text us at 250-514-7032 or Call us at 778-433-8300 Today
"Find out why clients fly in from all over the world for our customized
permanent makeup procedures"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?
Other than esthetic enhancement and definition, cosmetic tattooing has many other benefits. The visually impaired, physically challenged, those with allergies to cosmetics, the very athletic client who perspires a lot, and patients suffering from alopecia will benefit tremendously by implanting pigment underneath the skin. Other areas that will benefit from micro-pigmentation are scars resulting from burns, plastic surgery hairline face-lift scars, stretch marks, breast reduction areola scars and creating the illusion of areolas and nipple restoration after mastectomy.
How is it done?
After an application of medical grade topical anesthetic, & using a variety of sophisticated digital European technologies, specialized hand held devices with disposable - sterilized needles, in a multitude of configurations & sizes, at Age Less Laser Centres we implant a custom blended colour into the dermal layer - the second layer of skin.
Is it painful?
Highly effective medical grade topical anesthetics are applied to the area before and during the session, to numb and provide comfort. Our clients tend to comment on how comfortable the treatments actually are. Although it is not advisable to have these procedures performed the week prior to the beginning of your menstrual cycle; as at that time it can indeed be uncomfortable for most ladies.
How many methods exist for performing Micro-Blading 'Plus' & Micro-Pigmentation procedures at Age Less Laser Centres?
There are as many different ways and methods of applying Cosmetic Tattooing as there are styles of application. None are better than the any other, with the exception of artistry being a talent that should be required of all Micro Pigmentation Artists. Some clients prefer a heavier more painted look, and there are technicians who promote that look, we however feel that a softer more natural approach is more flattering and more youthful; as such at Age Less Laser Centres we tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to enhancing a face with something that is difficult and costly to remove if done over the top as it can take several years to fade.
Is specialized training to perform Cosmetic Tattooing mandatory by the government?
Unfortunately it's not. As a result many technicians have little to no proper training as many can obtain their 'training' inexpensively from a DVD while practicing on banana peels or pigs ears instead of real live skin and real live models. Depending on the training taken by the technician, and many do not have any formal training from accredited Academies as this is not a licensed field in Canada. Also without any make up artistry or colour theory training, their perception of what looks best and their ability to apply the pigments in a flattering manner, often result in procedures that are caricature like and heavy, rather than subtly enhancing; which is what we aim for at Age Less Laser Centres.
What to look for in a Permanent Makeup Artist?
Not all methods for performing Permanent Makeup or Microblading PLUS are the same, and the training, experience & skills of the technicians vary greatly, so be sure to ask the following:
Any testimonials and before & after pictures of their work?
How long has the therapist been doing this work?
Where did they take their initial training/was it a registered institution, that provided Certification - using live models? Or did they take a video course & practice on pigs ears, banana peels or fake rubber skin?
How long was the training? (a few hours, a weekend course, a week long course)
Have they continued to take any further advanced training?
What about sanitation & sterilization methods - Is everything a one-time use? You can't be too safe these days!
What types of pigments are being used, vegetable or mineral? (Only mineral based pigments should be used))
Are the pigments FDA or Health Canada approved & do they custom blend them or use one colour straight out of a bottle?
What is the pain factor? Do they use appropriate anesthetics?
If so what type are the anesthetics & how are they being applied? Injected anesthetics can only legally be applied in a dentist or doctors office & oral gel anesthetics are not appropriate for the eye area.
Have they had any art or make-up artistry training prior to deciding to offer permanent cosmetics; their ability to understand shape, proportion, symmetry & colour theory as well as how colours develop & change under the various skin tones are extremely vital to a successful procedure - when you see ladies with blue eyebrows it is usually because black & white pigments were mixed together to try to obtain charcoal but due to the haemoglobin in the blood it turns the colours blue (those with proper training know this).
What type & variety of equipment do they use? Beware of those using only inexpensive, disposable, plastic, and/or battery operated cordless pens, as this equipment is not able to deliver pigment consistently to the dermal layer of the skin, and therefore the treated sites usually fade within 1-2 years even after 2 applications.
Can anyone have Cosmetic Tattooing?
Some individuals are not candidates for Cosmetic Tattooing. Those with bleeding disorders, skin allergies, highly inflamed or broken skin on the areas requiring treatment, as well as some individuals on blood thinners. We cannot apply Cosmetic Tattooing in the form of makeup over moles or cholesterol deposits or certain scarred tissue. Those with very fine, delicate or crepey eye skin may not retain Eye Liner pigment at all. Those under high stress levels whose immune systems can be in fight flight mode, may actually absorb pigment through increased macrophage activity. If this happens, after the first session we recommend looking at relaxation methods as well as taking calming herbs to sooth the central nervous system for a period of time before attempting a second session. We have found this to be most effective in pigment retention. A comprehensive consultation is required prior to scheduling any procedure.
What is involved after the procedure?
Mild redness, slight swelling for the first couple of days post treatment may be visible immediately following the procedure, which disappears quickly. Some oozing can also occur for the first two nights. There is usually no downtime. Applying a cold gel pack is helpful for some. Keeping the area moist by applying a special zinc ointment for 7 to 10 days after each procedure is critical to avoid scabbing and pigment loss. Avoiding sun exposure is also important.
Will I need more than one appointment?
To achieve the softer, longer lasting, multi dimensional, natural look we are renowned for, each procedure is performed in two separate sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart. We do not do ''touch ups'' as these are not very helpful in assisting in longer colour retention. At this second session we are able to see how your initial pigment application has developed, whether you have rejected or absorbed any pigment and whether the colour developed warmer or cooler, so that at the second session we can fine-tune, reinforce & perfect the procedure with this double deposition of pigment for a two to five year pigment retention, versus the 8 to 12 months with regular Microblading, so that the final look gives you the most natural, flattering & lasting effect possible.
How long can I expect this procedure to last?
Unlike regular microblading which tends to only last 8 to 12 months, our two part - more natural looking Microblading 'Plus' application methods we offer at Age Less Laser Centres here in Victoria, BC tend to require refreshing every
3 - 5 years to stay looking fresh. Depending on your skins thickness, the level of inflammation, the age of the skin and the amount of cortisol and stress your body is experiencing, some clients may see fading more quickly than others. This is not something that can be controlled by the therapist. In a few rare cases some clients may require a third application if their body absorbs some of the previously applied pigment. No guarantees can be made with regards to how long your procedure will last before a refreshing session may be required, as the look will continue to soften slightly over time.
What is the pigment composed of?
Pigments for Cosmetic Tattooing of the face are different from those applied to body art and are made from natural mineral, iron oxide base colorants. These colorants and dispersing solutions are FDA & Health Canada approved.
Corrective Procedures For Incorrectly Applied Pigment
Restorative treatments can effectively enhance an uneven shaped mouth along with repair previously incorrectly used long-term makeup i.e. poorly shaped, incorrectly placed or the wrong colours, (we do a lot of corrective procedures from badly applied micropigmentation done at other facilities) & can also enhance the look of vitiligo, cleft lips, facial & body scars while creating realistic areolas after breast reduction & reconstruction surgical treatments.