Q. Who can benefit from permanent makeup?
A. Anyone who feels more confident with a little color on their eyebrows, eyes, or lips would love permanent makeup. Women of all ages, especially those over 30, experience loss of definition or color in one or more areas of their face.
Q. What are some of the reasons for having permanent makeup?
A. Poor vision, unsteady hands, allergies to traditional makeup, active lifestyle, frustration with makeup that runs or wears off, desire to look better, arthritis, chemo therapy, alopecia, post-mastectomy, cleft-palette lip
Q. How long does it last?
A. Technically, the color is permanently in the skin. However, all pigment will eventually fade. It is not reasonable to know exactly how fast or how much your color will fade, because every person is different. Generally, the lighter the color, the faster it fades. To keep color looking fresh, we suggest a yearly maintenance visit.
Q. How long does it take?
A. At Cosmetic Solutions, each procedure is done in less than one hour.
Q. Does it hurt?
A. We use topical anesthetics to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Q. What is the recovery time?
A. Most people are able to resume normal activity immediately. Clients having eyeliner or lips may experience mild swelling or irritation for 24 to 48 hours afterward. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce this. The color will also appear more intense for the first week. Each day the color gets softer and more natural looking.
Q. Does it really look natural?
A. When you choose the right technician, the results are amazing! Permanent makeup is actually more natural looking than traditional makeup.
Q. How do I know what color to get?
A. When having permanent makeup, a natural look is always suggested. Your technician will help you decide what would be best.
Q. What should I look for in a technician?
A. There are many things to look for in a good technician. Some of the most important ones are: artistic ability, cleanliness, and experience. It is a good idea to ask the following questions: How many procedures has the person done? Have you seen their work in person? Will they be around in a year when you need a refresher? Are they following proper sanitation and sterilization rules? How much training have they had? Do they attend continuing education?
Q. What is Color Enhancement?
A. At Cosmetic Solutions, we take a unique approach to applying permanent makeup that ensures a beautiful result every time. We refer to our technique as Color Enhancement because it is so truly natural looking.
Q. Why should I consider whitening my teeth?
A. Everyone loves a whiter smile! Studies have shown that there is a correlation between having a higher self esteem and having a whiter, more confident smile.
Q. What kind of results can I expect?
A. Depending on the type of discolorations you have or how white you desire your teeth to be, we recommend having a 30 to 60 minute treatment. Most clients experience anywhere from 2 to 6 shades of whitening in just one session!
Q. How long will the results last?
A. Each person responds to whitening differently. The longevity of your results depends on the length of your treatment, the types of food and drink you consume, and how well you maintain your results. We offer Teeth Whitening Pens for use after exposure to things that stain your teeth.
Q. Is whitening for everyone?
A. Teeth whitening is the #1 cosmetic demand today. Since its introduction, millions of people have used some form of teeth whitening product. Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant mothers or children under the age of 16.
i-Lipo in Pittsburgh
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. To see maximum results a course of 8 treatments are recommended, per body area. These treatments should be twice a week at regular intervals.
Q. Which areas of the body can be treated?
A. i-Lipo can be performed on calves, knees, thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms and chin. i-Lipo is a multi-pad system that makes treatment fast and efficient. Typical treatment times are 20-30 minutes.
Q. What inch loss can I achieve from this treatment?
A. This will vary from person to person, depending on your size, but the results from the treatment will be greatly improved by your commitment to the treatment. A healthy diet needs to be enabled so that the released fat can be used up as energy. This should be done the same day as your i-Lipo treatment. Many clients see a reduction of 1-3 inches at each treatment session.
Q. Does it hurt?
A. The i-Lipo is a low-level laser also known as a cold laser, as most people feel very little when it is used on them. i-Lipo is a comfortable relaxing treatment where the typical sensation felt is a just a slight warmth where the pads are in contact with your skin.
Q. Is it suitable for men and women?
A. The i-Lipo treatment works equally well for both.
Q. Can everyone have the treatment?
A. As with most treatments, there are a few medical conditions that would be prevent us from performing the treatment. Your i-Lipo therapist will go through a full health and medical questionnaire with you before your first treatment to ensure that you are suitable.
Q. How long will the results last?
A. Booster treatments are not necessarily needed with the i-Lipo, as long as your weight, diet and exercise are maintained. One treatment performed now and again is a good incentive to keep you in control.
Q. What is the difference between i-Lipo & Ultra?
A.The function of i-Lipo is to reduce inches and encourage weight loss. It utilizes a cold laser to release fat from the fat cells. The function of Ultra is to smooth the appearance of cellulite. Ultra can also enhance the results of i-Lipo. Ultra utilizes a vacuum which is combined with a cold laser.
Q. What is the recovery time from i-Lipo?
A. The great thing about i-Lipo is there is NO recovery or NO down time.
Fusion 3D Lift / Photofacial
Q. How many treatments are required?
A. An initial treatment course of 6 treatments is recommended for optimal results, followed by monthly maintenance treatments.
Q. Are the treatments painless?
A. The treatment is painless. In phase one the exfoliation has a mild scratching sensation, phase two and three are completely painless with perhaps only a mild warming sensation.
Q. Are the treatments safe?
A. The technology incorperated in Fusion 3D Lift is well established and proven safe and effective.
Q. What is Mircodermabrasion?
A. Microdermabrasion skin resurfacing is performed with a special hand piece that sprays tiny crystals across your facial skin for gentle abrasion and polishing. The crystals remove lifeless, sun damaged, dead and flaking skin cells to uncover your silky new skin just below the surface. At the same time we polish and resurface your skin, the hand piece gently vacuums away the crystals and dead skin. We carefully exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin to reduce wrinkles and correct pigmentation and other fine imperfections. This popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure also stimulates the production of fresh skin cells and collagen for softer, more supple skin.
Q. What can Microdermabrasion do for my skin?
A. Exfoliate dull, dry skin·Resurface leather, sun damaged skin·Clean and reduce clogged pores·Minimize enlarges pores·Vacuum away blackheads·Polish away mild skin imperfections·Retexture skin surface·Increase circulation· Smooth Skin·Reduce Fine lines·Improve mild acne scarring·Erase skin age spots· Eliminate stretch marks ·Stimulate production of new young skin and collagen·Enhance absorption of skin care products.
Q. What does a Microdermabrasion treatment feel like?
A. Because the procedure is a noninvasive and does not wound your skin’s surface, there is virtually no discomfort during or after treatment. You may feel a slight stinging sensation during the treatment; however, anesthesia is not necessary. After treatment, we clean your skin to remove and remaining crystals. Then after drying, we will apply a special healing moisturizer.
Q. How soon will I see results?
A. If you are like most clients, after your first treatment your skin will have a soft, pink, healthy glow. The benefits increase as your treatment plan progresses until your skin has a sleek, even texture.
Q. Will I need more than one Microdermabrasion treatment?
A. The condition of the skin will determine how many Microdermabrasion treatments may be recommended. In some cases, four to six treatments performed every two weeks may be suggested for optimal results. In many instances, individuals opt for subsequent Microdermabrasion treatments because of the way the skin feels and looks for days afterwards.