Ambal Cosmetics

DISCOVER YOUR INNER BEAUTY

Permanent Makeup FAQ

Be prepared for the color to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the tissue heals. This process can take up to 14 days.

Periodic touch ups are recommended to maintain the desired look. Following the treatment and continuously for 4 days afterwards. Sunblock will greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.

If you are scheduled to have a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics. Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for a year post application.

Do not consume alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure as it will cause more sensitivity and possible bleeding. No ibuprofen, aspirin, or "blood thinners" 3 days prior to the procedure.

Permanent Lip Blush & Lip Liner

If you are having a lip liner or lip blush procedure and have EVER had a cold sore, fever blister, or shingles, an antiviral treatment is recommended prior to and after the procedure.

Eyeliner & Eyelash Enhancements

Do not dye or perm lash a week prior to your procedure. Do not wear mascara or eye makeup on the day of the procedure. Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after. Do not dye brows 2 days prior to procedure.

Eyebrow Shading & Microblading

Do not work out 24 hours before the procedure and avoid dying your eyebrows, waxing them, tinting them, or threading them one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!). Avoid chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or facials for 4 weeks post-procedure.

This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold. Topical anaesthetics are used to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Most people describe a mild pricking sensation or no pain

  • Everyone, from the youth to the elderly, who desires a soft and natural appearance enhancement.
  • Those who suffer from Alopecia areata, or universalis and have lost some or all of their facial hair, including eyebrows and/or eyelashes.
  • Individuals with Vitiligo a condition where there is a loss of pigment in certain areas.
  • People who have hectic schedules.
  • Individuals with sparse or very light eyebrows or eyelashes.
  • Contact lens wearer.
  • People who have visual limitations.
  • Chemotherapy patients with full or partial hair loss.
  • Individuals that are novices at applying cosmetics.
  • Those who cannot wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities.
  • Men who want a natural feature enhancement.
  • Women who want to look their best all the time, even when they wake up.
  • People who have imperfection or flaws in their skin.
  • Athletes who want to look their best in sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don't want to worry about sweating off‚ or reapplying cosmetics.

Usually, permanent makeup lasts 3 to 5 years, some may not fade for as long as 10 years. A variety of factors influence the longevity of permanent cosmetics. Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs, excessively dry skin, and smoking are all factors that may affect this.

Alpha hydroxy, Retin A, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas. These kinds of substances slough away top layers of the skin and eventually the layer that the pigment has been deposited into. Use of these kinds of substances will require additional maintenance in years to come.

Sunblock will greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures. Periodic touch ups are recommended to maintain the desired look. You can also choose to change colors of your permanent makeup. For instance, a nude lip color can be modified to a peachy pink or a brown eyeliner to a black or navy hue.

A typical procedure averages 2 to 2.5 hours, but may vary depending on the individual's sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity, and overall condition of the skin.

Allow time for anaesthetics to take effect, time for pigment to hold, and additional fine tuning during the procedure.

Eyeliner & Eyelashes

  • No soap, cleanser or shampoo on the treated area for seven (7) days.
  • All cleansing should be done with a clean Q-tip dipped in cool water and gently dabbed on the treated area. Do not rub the area in any way.
  • No makeup on eyes for at least 72 hours.
  • A new mascara must be used after the 72 hours period to avoid infection.
  • No need to apply aftercare balm on eyes as eyes are naturally moist.

Eyebrows

  • Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
  • Do not wear makeup for at least a week. This is because the pigments are still settling in to the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
  • Do not pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.
  • Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
  • Keep your hair away from your brow line.
  • Apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided by your technician as directed.

Lips

  • Drink through a straw for the first few days.
  • Apply balm as necessary to keep lips moist.
  • Eat clean dry foods or with cutlery to avoid getting the lips dirty and avoid spicy and salty foods.
  • No kissing until scabs have completely come off.

SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation)

Do not use shampoo or moisturiser. Moisturising the head area is recommended after 4 days post treatment. Matte lotions/anti-shine lotions are recommended for guys and ladies can use hair care product such as argan oil.

  • Avoid touching, showering or shaving the treated area
  • do not use moisturiser
  • Avoid any activities or heavy excercises that would cause you to sweat excessively
  • Avoid direct sunlight exposure
Take sensible precautions in the sun - Male clients should avoid direct exposure by using SPF 50 Usage of sunblock is recommended if you go on a sunbed


Microneedling FAQ

The esthetician will use a technique that involves multiple tiny sterile needles that puncture the skin to cause physical trauma. This physical trauma will prompt the derma (a deeper layer of the skin) to rebuild through new collagen. It can also help old scars and pigmentation fade due to the increased blood flow at the site of the trauma.

Pain levels will vary between individuals, but most patients only experience a mild prickling sensation of the small needles of the device. The microneedling procedure is generally considered painless by most people and numbing will be applied accordingly.

  • People with pitted acne scars (box scars, rolling scars, ice pick scars, etc.) on their face and back
  • People who need help with collagen production (especially so in the areas that are prone to showing wrinkles faster like the face, neck, etc.) to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
  • People who have stretch marks and want to make them less noticeable or disappear completely.
  • People who have skin pigmentation issues (hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, etc.). The increased blood flow prompts the skin to heal itself faster.
  • People who want a more even skin tone and a younger, bouncier appearance to the skin.

* Please note that microneedling is usually not recommended for people who have current active acne lesions on their face. This is due to the possibility of rupturing the acne during the procedure or the possible spread of bacteria.

Results for pitted scars or pigmentation generally last longer whereas collagen production will sometimes need to have maintenance appointments. Please note that results will only last if you follow the proper after care, wear sunscreen, and do not pick at future acne spots. Sunscreen will help prevent future sun damage and not picking will help reduce the amount of scars and pigmentation the acne leaves behind.

The times for each procedure will differ from individual to individual - but most microneedling appointments will last generally around 1 to 2 hours. Please keep in mind that the appointment time will differ depending on your skin and the number of areas that you wish to target.


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) FAQ

Platelet-Rich Plasma is a natural therapeutic treatment for skin, scalp, and hair stimulation/re-growth. It usually involves 3 steps:

  • Patient’s blood will be drawn.
  • Patient’s blood will be processed so that the plasma of your blood is separate from the rest.
  • Patient’s plasma from their own blood will be injected into the scalp or used along with microneedling to heal scars, pigmentation, and so forth.
PRP works to trigger the natural growth of your hair and also increases blood supply to the hair follicles - thus increasing the strength of your hair and the thickness of the individual hair shafts. This treatment can sometimes be combined with other procedures or medications.

Recent research has proven the effectiveness of PRP for hair growth and has been applied in various other health institution clinics across the USA for 3 decades.

Microneedling and PRP

Microneedling combined with PRP treatment enhances the stimulation of collagen production and scar healing. Combining both treatments results in healing scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and so forth.

some things to note

  • Avoid unprotected and excessive sun exposure (or tanning) a few weeks before and after your appointment.
  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated on the day of your appointment.
  • If necessary, be sure to arrange a ride home after this procedure.
  • Arrive with a bare face. You may cleanse your skin in the morning but avoid wearing makeup, moisturizer, or sunscreen the day of your appointment.

Recovery for this procedure is easy and going back to school or work the next day is okay. There may be some leftover redness and minor irritation signs, but don’t be tempted to apply too many products onto the skin. Just cleanse your skin once a day and then moisturize if you are feeling dry. Try to avoid wearing makeup, but if it is unavoidable, be sure to use non-comedogenic products and a tinted moisturizer or lighter foundation. For recommendations, feel free to ask your doctor.

Be sure to avoid alcohol-based products, fragranced products, and physical or chemical exfoliants during recovery. Sun protection is necessary post-procedure to prevent sun damage (a recommended SPF of 30 is the norm). Until the recovery process is over (or for at least 72 hours after treatment), avoid intense activities that will cause excess heat and sweat production (ex: running, heavy workouts, etc.). Sweating will cause additional irritation and intense activities will increase the risk for swelling or bruising.

This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold. Topical anaesthetics are used to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Most people describe a mild pricking sensation or no pain

  • People who are going through paternal hair loss will find that PRP helps with the regrowth of hair.
  • People who are going through baldness that don't want to get Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).
  • People who are getting microneedling for acne scars or increase collagen production.
  • People who are allergic or sensitive to other hair loss treatment. PRP comes from your own blood so it is considered little to no risk for most people.

* Please note that PRP may not be recommended to people who have a blood health issue (such as trouble clotting or require blood thinners, and so forth).

The length and duration of results will differ from person to person. It is also dependent on how closely patients follow the post-procedure cares. For more information, feel free to contact our office and we can provide more details or set up a consultation appointment.

The times for each procedure will differ from individual to individual - but most PRP appointments will last generally around 1 to 2 hours. Please keep in mind that the appointment time will differ depending on your skin and the number of areas that you wish to target.


Fibroblast FAQ

Day of Treatment

On the treatment day, we recommend that you come in with a bare face or at least no make-up on the treatment area. We also recommend some patients to take an antihistamine 30 minutes before your appointment and 2-3 days after your appointment. This will help with the swelling.

An anesthetic will be applied and left to take effect for up to 30 minutes. When the area is numbed, the treatment begins with the Fibroblast tool. Some patients will feel heat in the area and some report feeling slight discomfort and irritation. Treatment takes 10-40 minutes and is dependent on the size to be treated, the type of skin, and each individual patient.

After treatment, the area will be slightly red and swollen. There will be small carbon crusts that will flake off in 7-10 days. The sensation is similar to a sun burn for some patients. Swelling will intensify for some patients and can last up to 2-3 days.

Results will begin to show within 8 weeks. You will be given detailed aftercare details to ensure that the best results possible are attained. Please do not use an exfoliating cleanser in the weeks following the treatment. Instead, use a gentle and mild, pH balanced cleanser(Cerave, Cetaphil, etc.) or soap (Dove beauty bar) to cleanse the face. Please avoid rubbing the treated area roughly or pick at the carbon crusts.

What to Expect

Fibroblast is considered a safe treatment because of it being non-invasive. Minor side affects may be experienced by some patients in the following 7-10 days after treatment. While Fibroblast is considered a new treatment in the USA, it has been used in Europe for a while and has been deemed safe.

To avoid problems like hyperpigmentation or scarring after the treatment, be sure to follow the post-procedure recommendations.

This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold. Topical anaesthetics are used to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Most people describe a feeling a mild sun burn or pricking sensation. A charred smell may occur during the operation and is considered normal.

  • People who are looking to minimize or get rid of wrinkles on their face. These include eye wrinkles, smile wrinkles, forehead lines, and so forth.
  • People who fit on the Fitzpatrick Scale between skin tones I-III (1-3) are best suited for this procedure. Patients who are darker than Fitzpatrick III are not recommended to undergo this operation due to the increased risk of skin pigmentation.
  • People who are looking to tighten their skin so that it may look more youthful. This tightening can be done on the face, neck, arm, and body.

* Please note that clients with pacemakers are not recommended to undergo this operation due to the use of electricity with the device.

The length and duration of results will differ from person to person due to the differences in skin, life habits, and so forth. For more information and a more precise estimate of time for your particular skin and needs, feel free to contact us to set up a consultation or appointment.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments needed varies between each patient. Factors such as what area is being treated, the patient’s skin type, etc. are all factors that need to be considered. Generally, clients will see results instantly with continuous improvement for up to 8 weeks after the appointment. More treatments can be applied to better the results if clients so desire.

The times for each procedure will differ from individual to individual - but most Fibroblast appointments will last generally around 1 to 2 hours. Please keep in mind that the appointment time will differ depending on your skin and the number of areas that you wish to target.


Hyaluron Pen Treatment FAQ

The Hyaluron Pen Treatment injects hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance in our body (that decreases in production as we age), into the skin or lips. The pen uses a pressurized system and a special piston to inject into the skin. This treatment does not use needles and is considered less invasive and safer than fillers.

Each session is fast, safe, and usually pain-free (this is dependent on your pain tolerance of course). The pen and other equipment is sterilized after each use to prevent and reduce cross-contamination.

This may vary according to each individual's threshold for pain. Generally, because this procedure does not use needles, it is quick and painless.

  • People who are looking to plump up their lips or skin but don't want to invest or go through the risks of having botox or fillers.
  • People who can not have fillers or botox but wish to plump their skin and lips.
  • People who want to minimize fine lines and create a quick anti-aging appearance.
  • People who have thin lips who want to plumpen them.

For most patients, a maintenance appointment will be required at around 4-6 months. This time period will, of course, vary between each patient as everyone is different.

The times for each procedure will differ from individual to individual - but most Hyaluron Pen Treatment appointments will last generally around 1 to 2 hours. Please keep in mind that the appointment time will differ depending on your skin and the number of areas that you wish to target.