Health and Beauty

Anne of Bard’Au & Co shares her ideas on health and beauty

Anne - Baud'Au shares ideas on health & beauty

What is Micro-needling?

“Micro-needling is designed to increase collageen and improve the quality of the skin”, says Richard A Korentager, a plastic surgeon who specialises in burn surgery and wound care. “we also use it to help get certain products more deeply into the skin like anti-oxidants and vitamin C. The goal is to smooth out areas where there’s scars, wrinkles and it helps with pore size. It’s a safe office-based procedure”

Micro-needling is a skin rejuvenating procedure in which tiny needles create punctures in the top layer (epidermis) of the skin whith the goal of improving overal texture and appearance.

Dermapen vs Dermaroller. What’s the difference?

We’ve all heard of the term ‘micro needling’, indeed a lot of salons still provide micro needling for skin rejuvenation using traditional ‘derma roller’ devices.

Technology has thankfully moved forward with the invention of the ‘Derma pen’, which is a much more advanced and effective method for skin rejuvenation.

Both Dermapen and Dermaroller are forms of micro needling used to stimulate the prodcutions of new collagen by needling the skin. Microneedling causes micro-injuries to the epidermis, which signals the body to produce collagen to remodel the damaged area, which in effect rejuvenates the skin making your skin look younger and fresher and effective treats an array of common skin concerns such as acne scarring, lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, stretch marks, scars and more …

So, if Dermapen and Dermaroller are both forms of micro needling then what makes them so different?

  1. More precise

Dermapen can easily treat those hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, nose and upper lip whereas it is more difficult to reach these areas with traditional derma rollers

  1. Customised treatment

Needle depth can be adjusted with Dermapen whereas Dermaroller can only reach a single depth.

The benefit of adjusting needle depth allows us to cater to different areas of the face that require different penetration levels for best results.

This is extremely important when treating specific skin concerns such as acne scarring or delicate areas of the face such as the eye area

  1. Less epidermal damage resulting in minimal downtime

The needles in the Dermapen penetrate the skin vertically whereas with dermaroller the needles penetrate the skin at an angle causing more chance of ‘tears’ through the skin leading to more side effects and therefore longer receovery time.

  1. Fast treatment with minimal discomfort

As dermapen has a built in motorised system it is more precise and accurate on its depth of penetration and can  penetrate the skin from up to 100 times per second with an adjustable speed whereas speed can not be adjusted with derma rollers as this is dependent on the handlers technique. Being able to adjust the speed minimises skin damage, pain and recovery time

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Health and Beauty

Anne of Bard’Au & Co shares her ideas on health and beauty

6D Microblading – Wake up with make-up!

With the use of an utra thin needle configuration, we implant pigment into the skin by making small hair-like strokes. The results will last 1-2 years before a touch up is required.

The Significance of Eyebrows

Eyebrows are one of the most important parts of the human face. Eyebrows are considered to be a natural barrier that protects our eyes from humidity, dirt, etc.

However, eyebrows do play another important role – they help people to express emotions. If you remove eyebrows from the face you will hardly catch the emotional message a person is trying to express. Moreover, other facial features will “fade away” as well.

Eyebrows play a significant role in the forming of facial proportions, because eyebrows frame our face. Proper brow shape can help you to correct facial features and conceal certain imperfections, such as a big nose, wide-set or close-set eyes, too round or long face shape etc.

6D Microblading

6D Microblading technique is a hair stroke technique of semi-permanent makeup, which is performed with the help of 6D Microblading needles and natural pigments that minimalize traumatic injuries to the skin. This technique also offers natural and lasting results without undesirable colours such as blue or red.

The technique of ‘eyebrow tattooing‘ originated in Central and South Asia.

Evolution from Tattoo to Microblading Technique

All of this began with drawing pictures with symbolic meanings on the body with the help of needles and pigments. This was done manually. Once this technique was first applied on the eyebrows, it started being successfully applied with this purpose for many years. The technique continued to improve.
Over the course of time certain things have changed, for example: instruments, pigments and needle penetration depth. Soon the procedure started to be performed with the help of a special machine and it was called “tattoo”.

After this procedure, eyebrows look sharper and brighter. Fashion dictates its own rules, emphasizing natural and refined looks. This pushed specialists to bring in tattoo as a novelty in the form of permanent makeup. Although tools and pigments have changed and the effect doesn’t last long; with permanent makeup techniques the eyebrows look more natural. This technique continued to develop into what we now know as semi-permanent makeup with hair stroke effect. Specialists designed tattoo machines for permanent makeup that allowed implanting the pigment into the skin and this proved to produce a more natural effect. For many years this procedure was very popular and is still in demand.

10 years later the 3D technique appeared, which involved the use of Microblading needles, but this time they were modernized and had 6-13 prongs joined together into one line in the form of a fine blade.

A unique scheme of drawing hair strokes which copied the natural hair growth was designed. But even this technique has been modernized over time. The needles have become finer, the ingredients of pigments now contain all natural ingredients and the scheme of the eyebrow styling has become even more natural. The 6D technique guarantees stunning result that will last from 1 to 2 years.

Wake up with make-up! 

Contact Anne, resident expert at bard’au&co, today for your free assessment on 0606651907

Below, you can view the evolution of permanent makeup eyebrows:

Health & Beauty - 6D Microblading