Why am I sensitive to eyelash extensions? Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon talks about eyelash extension sensitivity.Read Now
There are many ways your body can tell you if you've had an allergic reaction. Here are the most common symptoms of eyelash extension sensitivity.
Irritation and redness can occur if you are sensitive to the glue, tape or under eye pads the technician is using. Pad irritation usually shows up on the lower part of the eye rather than the top. If you are sensitive to shellac or acrylic nails, you can be sensitive to the glue for extensions.
Inflammation and swelling occurs because of glue, tape or under eye pads. Swelling is usually traced back to glue. We recommend taking a month break and then possibly trying again.
Infection,Extensions can trap dirt and bacteria, leading to serious infections, including pink eye if not cleaned properly! Cleaning eyelash extensions is the most important part of eyelash extensions! Simply cleanse with baby shampoo every day to avoid any infections.
As always, we recommend only seeing licensed Aestheticians and licensed lash technicians to avoid any of the above problems. If you would like to schedule an appointment, we recommend scheduling a patch test and consultation at least 48 hours before to check for any allergies.
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What brow shapes are right for me? Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Beaverton, Oregon talks about brow shapes.Read Now
There has been a lot of marketing and promotion about different brow styles which makes it very challenging for the consumer. How do you know what is right for you? Find a technician that is also a makeup artist and has studied classical brow shapes and the different facial structures. Ideally your brows should follow the flowing arch from the top of the nose that curves up onto the brow bone. This flow point is the ideal starting point. Brows should then follow the bone structure. Floating above the bone structure can create a “Mrs. Spock” alien appearance. The brow should flow up the bone and then back down so that the tip of the tail is no lower than the base of the brow where it starts near the nose. If it is allowed to drop lower at the tail it will pull the face down resulting in a more aging appearance.
Solid dramatic brows are one brow style. They have a very “done” makeup look. While some people prefer this look, care must be exercised as it can be a harsher look on a mature face. This style of brow can last the longest between re-enhancements.
Powder brows are a much softer look. The appearance is less of a pencil and more like a bit of brow powder was added to fill in the brows. They last well and can be re-enhanced typically every 2-5 years.
Hair stroke brows incorporate single hair strokes added one at a time with a very fine needle. To keep the fine hair look less pigment can be implanted or the hair will get thicker giving a heavier look. While this style can look very realistic, this is harder to achieve if there is no existing hair. Hair stroke brows require annual re-enhancement since much less color can be implanted to maintain the look.
Blended brows incorporate the hair stroke technique with some powder infill. This style still maintains the individual hair appearance but with a denser look that requires much less maintenance. The brows are filled in more densely where they tend to grow more dense – on the inner half of the brow and the lower 2/3 of the brow. It is a very natural realistic looking brow for those who want a hair stroke look with ease of maintenance. Like the powder brow this brow will need re-enhancement typically every 2-5 years.
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Can medications affect my cosmetic tattooing service? Judith Culp, cosmetic tattoo artist at Red Lotus Skincare Salon in Portland, Oregon talks about how your medication effects tattooing.Read Now
This is a common question clients often ask and the one word answer is Yes, medications can affect even the most simple skin care services. Many medications have effects on the body aside from the reason they are being taken. This is easily demonstrated – just listen to one of the many television commercials for prescription medications. The list of possible side effects is rather staggering. Of course not every person has these side effects but they can happen. Be sure to let your esthetician or permanent makeup artist know about all prescription and non-prescription drugs, supplements, topically applied products, eye drops, etcetera. The more they know about what you use, the better an outcome they can help you achieve. Do NOT stop taking your medications. Depending on the problem there are often workarounds. If your medication is a contraindication to doing the desired service your technician will probably recommend you talk to your doctor. Or they may request you confirm with your physician that having this procedure is safe for you. Your health and safety is our number one concern.
Cholesterol and blood pressure medications while not blood thinners, work to make the blood platelets not stick together. In permanent cosmetics this often means there may be more chance of a blood droplet coming to the surface. The down side is this molecule is bigger than the tattoo pigment molecule and can wash some of them away. This leads to more color loss than would experienced on a client not on these medications.
Clients on thyroid medications often need permanent cosmetic procedures re-enhanced a little more frequently. We have noticed that for whatever reason their color fades a little more quickly.
Blood thinning medications can also cause issues with permanent cosmetic procedures. You may be referred to get clearance from your physician.
Diabetic clients who are insulin dependent often do not heal as well and may be at a heightened risk for infection. They may need clearance from their physician for permanent cosmetic services, waxing or other more aggressive skin care treatments.
Use of retinoids (Vitamin A) or acids like Glycolic, Lactic or blends work to thin the dead skin of the epidermis. This means that a service like waxing, microdermabrasion or other exfoliating therapy increases the risk of skin irritation or even creating a wound. Be sure to discuss use of any of these products, prescription or over the counter with your technician.
Restasis is a new concern as it has been observed that those who use it have increased sensitivity of the eyelid to the point that a permanent cosmetic eyeliner procedure is not well tolerated. Your technician may want you to discontinue use for 30 days before doing the tattoo procedure. Do not restart use of the restasis for at least two weeks after your technician has determined it is completed. (Wait until all follow up work is finalized.)
Patients on chemotherapy drugs have a compromised immune system and may not heal well. All of these drugs need your doctor’s written permission that this procedure is safe for you.
Botox and injectables are extremely popular today. Any skin care or permanent cosmetic procedure is fine before having botox or injectables. If you have had either a neurotoxin or filler injectable wait at least 2 weeks before having a facial massage, other skin care treatment, waxing, or permanent cosmetic. The manipulation of the skin has a small potential for affecting the outcome and lasting of your injection site. For a lip coloration procedure the best timing is before any fillers are injected. This has been clinically observed to produce the best most predictable outcome.
Herbs and supplements can also have an impact on the skin. Some can cause blood thinning or skin thinning. Be sure to provide your technician with a complete list of everything that you take so that we can avoid unexpected complications and make sure you have the safest procedure with the most positive outcome.
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How to calm down inflamed acne conditions with skin peels and b vitamins, with Red Lotus skin care in Portland, Master aesthetician talk about how Niaciamide or B3 is a secret ingredient not talked about too often.Read Now
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 found in a number of foods including meat, fish, eggs, green vegetables, nuts, beans, and cereal grains.
This all-important organic compound has been used to treat diabetes and certain skin conditions, as well as for improving digestion and circulation, and lowering blood pressure. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it has also been used in the treatment of osteoarthritis as it improves joint flexibility, and reduces pain and swelling.
Internally, the body converts niacin to niacinamide only when an adequate amount of niacin has been consumed and the body has obtained all it needs. The two B vitamin forms are necessary for proper function of fats and sugars in the body, and to maintain healthy cells.
Incidentally, niacinamide performs a similar function in the skin – maintaining healthy cells.
Some of the most powerful functions of niacinamide include decreasing water loss, strengthening the skin’s barrier, and improving the appearance of aging by stimulating protein and collagen synthesis. Another key characteristic of niacinamide is its ability to inhibit the transfer of melanosomes, which helps brighten the skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots.
One other noteworthy trait of niacinamide is its ability to help reduce the severity of acne. It does this by inhibiting sebaceous gland lipid production and reducing inflammation. For clients with aging, blemished or dehydrated skin, consider adding niacinamide to their arsenal to help bring the skin back to optimal health.
Find it in our Rhonda Allison products like, ChronoPeptide A, Blemish Serum and Blushed Wine Gel.
Please contact us to help you decide if this is right for you .
Is your skin and body feeling dry, stressed and weak. Are health signals that go unnoticed by most woman as a serious health sign? Judith Culp, cosmetic tattoo artist at Red Lotus Skincare in Beaverton, Oregon, talks about Women's health.Read Now
WOMEN NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR BODIES WORK DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN’S TO BEST PROTECT THEMSELVES AND RESPOND TO UNDIAGNOSED HEALTH ISSUES PROMPTLY AND APPROPRIATELY. THE FIRST AND FOREMOST SIGNAL IS “CHANGE” IF YOU NOTICE A CHANGE IN YOUR BODY OR HOW IT OPERATES, THIS CAN BE A CLUE THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE CHECKED.
As women we are trained from youth to take care of those around us. Unfortunately, this can mean we disregard our own health signals and this can lead to serious consequences. In the past most of the symptoms for serious health risks we those for men. It wasn't noted how women’s bodies were different and that their symptoms were often more obscure. Now that this information is coming to light, it is important to educate ourselves, and if you are a service professional, be able to respond appropriately if your client has concerns or you note changes in their health. While we cannot self diagnose, or diagnose medical issues in others, we can learn when to get something checked.One of the tricky parts is that different medical challenges can often have similar symptoms. This is reinforcement that if we see the symptoms, we need to get them checked. In this blog we are going to cover 4 important conditions that can lead to serious medical issues if not checked and treated: dehydration, anemia, heart attack and sleep apnea.
Dehydration happens when the water levels in the body drop to unsafe levels. When we become dehydrated more water is moving out of our cells and the body than we are taking in. With the water loss comes salt loss. Salt loss can cause the body to become out of balance and severe dehydration can even lead to death. Existing medical health conditions, diseases that cause diarrhea and/or vomiting, no access to water or a severe injury can all lead to dehydration.
If you note any of these symptoms is is important to seek medical advice. In the mean time get the person seated and comfortable, try to cool the person down and get moisture in them via water, popsicles, ice chips, sports drinks. If this doesn't help, get medical assistance.
Anemia is caused by a lack of adequate red blood cells. It is sometimes challenging to address as there are over 400 different types. Medical assistance is important. We know anemia is common in women in childbearing years, but there are women who are genetically predisposed to this condition and fight it their entire life. Anemia can also be caused by internal bleeding. This might be triggered by medications being taken for another condition, such as aspirin or ibuprofen for headaches or other aches and pains. Or it could be caused by other medical conditions. Anemia can have sneaky symptoms that are often confused with other disorders.
The most common symptoms of anemia include:
Since there are lots of potential causes that need unique treatments, if someone is experiencing potential anemia symptoms it is important that they see a physician. It is not something that can be addressed by self medication and could make the problem worse.
Heart attacks in women can be very different from those in men. Part of this may stem from the way a woman’s body handles cholesterol build up different from her male counterpart. When men develop a plaque buildup it occurs in the major arteries. They tend to carry their excess fat in the belly. We women on the other hand are hiders and smoothers. We send the excess cholesterol to the tiniest little arterioles where the blood oxygen interchange is supposed to take place. We smooth it away across all of our body. We are excellent at hiding the problem. So when the body does go into a heart attack while the symptoms can be similar as a mans, more frequently they are not. This is because the problem causers are not in the same place. In a CPR First Aid class I recently took, one of the attendees, a woman told of having a heart attack 8 years ago. She never had any chest pain. She had indigestion. Then she had it again. She did notice some tiredness and a bit of tightness but mostly indigestion. Her husband finally took her to an emergency room to get checked up. The technician on duty noticed her pallor and too intervention steps. She was having a heart attack.
Web MD says there are 6 symptoms for heart attack in women and if you have one or more signs you should call 911 and seek immediate medical care.
Those symptoms include:
Sleep Apnea is a really sneaky disorder and can be even sneakier in women. Typically tied into loud snoring this symptom is very typical in men. With the slightly different structural differences in women this symptom can present, come and go, or be completely absent. A big part of the symptoms will be dependent on the cause. In most people one side of the nose and sinuses is slightly larger. If the person sleeps with this larger side up there are less breathing issues. But if they sleep on their back or other side, symptoms may be more pronounced. If the problem is being caused by a physical structural blockage these symptoms may be absent.
This problem is one I had a rather personal encounter with. In the past I used to have a problem with sometimes loud breathing that was generally not prolonged but rather interrupted with perhaps gasps. But as a physical blockage in my throat became enlarged the symptoms changed and I quit snoring almost complete. Problem cured Not exactly. It just morphed. Instead of snoring I had morphed into the more insidious symptom. I quit breathing. Thank goodness a friend alerted me. They had sleep apnea and recognized it for what it was.
At first I wanted to blow it off, but when I researched it online and saw the health ramifications: high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, asthma, acid re-flux, and car accidents.
I made the call and saw a specialist in sleep disorders. I found out that I was stopping breathing for 30-60 seconds many times an hours. My blood oxygen levels were dropped from the normal 99-100% (normal is above 90%) to 60%. In the educational discussion I realized that my falling asleep sitting on the sofa at night was probably sleep deprivation from not sleeping anywhere near normally. I underwent a sleep study, spending the night at the sleep center wired into a computer via probes all over my head and upper body. They actually interrupted the study after only about 2 hours and pronounced the problem and hooked me up to a fine trickle of oxygen. When they woke me in the morning it was the first time in a very long time I had gotten up without a headache – another symptom of the oxygen deprivation. They put me on a fast track and in a week I had a device to help assure good airflow and elimination of the problem. I fully admit it takes a bit of getting used to but the health benefits are well worth it. By the follow up visit the doctor tested my blood oxygen and it was 99%. He even assured me if I missed a night or didn't have a full night sleep with the device it was just fine. I was very concerned how this would impact my personal life but found it has not been an issue. It has however left me with elevated blood pressure which is now being treated and monitored.
When I visited a new PCP in January I was rather surprised to see the signs in the patient room about the symptoms of sleep apnea. Clearly, this disorder is finally being more aggressively treated by medical professionals as controlling it will control many other medical disorders.
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I want a really great lip and brow tattoo. How do I find a really good cosmetic tattoo artist? Oregon has one of the most strict training requirements for cosmetic tattooing. Judith Culp, the cosmetic tattoo artist at Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talksRead Now
Oregon is one of, if not THE strictest in their training requirements for cosmetic and artistic tattoo technicians. There are strict requirements for training, which is actually outlined in the rules and must be followed by all schools. It requires all schools to teach 210 hours of theory and practice before allowing students to work on the public. Then they must complete 160 hours of supervised hands on training on live models including at least 50 completed procedures.
After this they must take a state administered exam to get their certificate that allows them to work. But it doesn’t stop here. They are required to take 10 hours of continuing education every year PLUS they must keep up annual training in blood borne pathogens and maintain their First Aid, CPR/AED certifications.
Judith maintains all of this including attending national or international conferences 3-5 days per year to stay up with current industry changes and modifications. This allows her to bring the very best experiences to her clients both in Portland at Red Lotus Skin Care and at her clinic in Eugene, Esthetics NW.
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Secrets to "Beeting" aging.....Try eating beets. Skin tip from Red Lotus skin salon in beaverton, Oregon and my favorit raw food guru Tonya.Read Now
Raw beets are nutritional powerhouses, containing high levels of fiber, the right kinds of natural sugars, vitamins C and K, and an impressive amount of carotenoids and antioxidants which help protect against heart disease and colon cancer.
Betacyanin is the substance which gives beets their rich red color. This pigment helps to substantially increase the oxygen-carrying ability of the blood
Read more: http://www.beautifulonraw.com/raw-food-blog/anti-aging-system/benefits-of-beets-eye-bag-remedy/#ixzz3WCMiIm3J
Beet Juice For Skin Nourishment
This is the most valuable juice for the formation of red blood cells and to overall purify blood. Beetroot juice also supplies adequate nutrients to skin cells. Mix beet juice with carrot juice and drink 1-2 glasses a day. It will help you to recover quickly after a serious illness, depression or during periods of heavy physical activity. For women this mix is a great source for beauty and a healthy skin glow. It is also a great natural remedy for high blood pressure and neurosis.
Beets to Eliminate and Prevent Cellulite
Grate 3 medium beets, add 3 tablespoons of raw honey and 1 tsp. ground black pepper. Apply this mixture to problem areas, then wrapping the area with kitchen cellophane. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat this once a week. The skin becomes smooth and the visible signs of cellulite disappear.
Reciepe below........ for beat heart ravioli.
How to look younger and spend no money. At Red Lotus Salon in Portland, Oregon it is never to late to start looking younger.Read Now
How to calm dry sensitive skin is all in the moisture, or lack of it. Most sensitive dry skin issues can be alleviated by hydration, says master aethetician at Red Lotus Salon in Beaverton, Oregon.Read Now
More often than not the person who come to me with dry, sensitive and rough skin is very dehydrated, which leads to inflammation and irritation on their skin. They become overly sensitive to anything they put on, adding to there already sensitive condition. First thing I do is start them on a balancing and hydration program to bring there skin back into a normal state. If an aesthetician try to do any type of strong treatment to correct the dryness without healing the dehydration, think twice.
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Tight sore glut, leg and back muscles need heat, streching and lactic acid release. At Red Lotus Salonin Beaverton near Nike world campus, try our hot stone massage this spring.Read Now
Hot Rock stone massage 90 min ..$90.00 speical with massage therapist Haru Dunlap LMT at Red Lotus Skin Salon.
Massage specials for spring.
A good way to manage stress. Studies show that stress is the number one root of a lot of diseases and disorders. Whether it's stress from work, home or dailyactivities, the result is the same: too much stress can lead to health problems. And because we can never run away from it, the only way to deal with it is to manage stress efficiently. A hot stone massage offers some relaxing time for your mind and does wonders in releasing muscular tension. Thus this is one of the best ways to relieve you of stress.
More and more doctors are beginning to recommend this therapy as part of medical treatment of a lot of health problems such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension and musculoskeletal problems.
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