I just purchased the MSB, a handheld LED device that has multiple benefits! This small but powerful tool, enhances product penetration, reduces redness and inflammation, stimulates collagen renewal and skin rejuvenation, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores!

 

There are 6 different settings on this amazing handheld LED device!

The first setting omits a red LED light, along with thermal heat therapy and an ultrasonic vibration. Thus giving a deep cleaning and exfoliation, along with anti-aging benefits. The red light penetrates into the subdermal layer, promoting collagen renewal.

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Lash Lift

What is  a lash lift you ask?

A lash lift is a semi-permanent treatment that enhances your natural lashes, making them look fuller and longer.There is minimal after care, good for short or long lashes, nourishing and conditioning. I use the Elleebana lash lift system, which takes half the time to process, so about 40 minutes with a tint. The Elleebana lash lift is the best in the industry. The solution is gentle, yet effective. It contains keratin, which helps strengthen the lashes. This process is very simple and even relaxing too! I attach a small silicon rod on the lash line, lift the lashes on the rod, apply the lash perm, apply the setting lotion, then the tint. It’s that simple! The lift last for 6 to 8 weeks, even up to 12, depending on how you care for them.

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The reason I started Sova Skin Solutions is to help people achieve their skin care goals and make them feel beautiful again. I honestly care about making a connection with my clients, getting to know them and making them feel comfortable. I love hearing all about them. By listening to them, I feel like a therapist of sorts. I believe that you can really make an impact and change someones day! I’ve had many tell me that they feel so much better, more relaxed and that they really needed that.

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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the removal of the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring, while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It creates the perfect smooth canvas for makeup application too! This blank canvas allows products and serums to penetrate deeper into the skin, showing great results.

Dermaplaning is performed with the use of a specialized sterile surgical instrument. After the skin is prepped, the Esthetician holds the skin taut, and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45 degree angle. An enzyme mask, as well as serum, moisturizer and SPF is applied after the dermaplaning. Read more

I recently had 2 of my clients mention that they went somewhere else to get their faced waxed and they both broke out in a red itchy rash. They both stated that the tech double dipped in the wax, and didn’t cleanse their faces before or after. This got me to thinking, it is important to educate the public on what to look for to ensure the place of business is following the safety and sanitation laws. It is our responsibility as licensed professionals to follow these laws for the safety of our clients and ourselves. Please read below for some tips to look for the next time you go get a service at a spa or salon.

 

 

1.When receiving a waxing service, are they wearing gloves, prepping the skin and using a new stick each time in the wax pot?

~ It is important for the service provider to wear gloves to protect you and themselves. Also, that they are cleansing the skin of any makeup, etc before and after. Prepping the skin is key so that the skin is clean and free of bacteria. When facial waxing, I apply oil as a barrier so the skin is protected. During any waxing service, the service provider should be using a new stick each time they dip in the pot. The wax pot is a breeding ground for bacteria, and the temp is not hot enough to kill any germs. The only time it is acceptable to double dip, is if they are using the whole can of wax on one client only!

 

2. Is there a tool container with a lid to soak the tools in disinfectant? No product, wax on equipment?

~ Per the state board, there must be a tool container with a lid to soak and disinfect the tools. This kills any blood born pathogens, etc. The service provider needs to ensure to soak the tools for 10 minutes at least. Look around for any  product all over the equipment, wax all over the pot, dirty sheets. The room should be wiped down, including all the equipment. This ensures that they are not spreading any diseases to their clients.

 

3. Is the service provide re-using disposable tools on you?

~The service provider is required to use new, unused tool on each client. Take a look at the tools before they use them on you. Are they laying on a towel, paper towel, etc. Tools should never be laid out on the cart or counter. Is there any dirt or debris on them? So many diseases can be spread from client to client. Ever contracted pink eye from sharing mascara? Yep, it’s the same concept!

 

Thank you for reading. I hope this info is useful to you and will help you when choosing an Esthetician!

 

~Stacey Sova 

 

chemical peel

Fall is the best time to start a chemical peel series. Due to there is little to no sun, it makes a perfect environment to start. What is a chemical peel, and does it hurt? I get this question a lot. I use the PCA Sensi peel, which is very gentle, with no down time. The treatment starts with a client consult, along with skin care goals, expectations. It is a short treatment,takes about 20 minutes total. The PCA peel is self-neutralizing, so it stays on the face overnight, and then gets washed the following morning. The PCA Sensi peel contains TCA, which helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles, Kojic Acid to help promote an even skin tone, Azeliac Acid to promote a clear complexion and even out the skin tone. As well as Latic Acid, which is an AHA, naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skins natural moisturizing  factor, which helps moisturize the skin.

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