While all clients need to be informed that there is no guarantee of any certain outcome because of the unpredictability of human skin when it comes to any invasive cosmetic procedure, it’s highly unlikely that tattoo removal will generate scarring if performed properly and the client has been screened as a suitable candidate for the procedure. […]
Any kind of cosmetic facial enhancement is an art form. Minor differences on the face can be made to give off a different first impression. Where a subtle change or minor tweak can make a person look more attractive and youthful, too dramatic of a change in one area can send the opposite message. Multiple […]
“Microblading” is a popularly coined term that refers to a cosmetic tattooing technique that is used to create simulated hairstrokes for the eyebrows. It is also synonymous with other creative marketing terms surrounding the eyebrow craze such as “eyebrow feathering,” “3D eyebrows,” “eyebrow microstroking,” and “eyebrow embroidery.” The name “microblade” refers to the name of […]
Even if someone may seem blessed with dark, thick eyebrows, there may still be noticeable gaps or the shape may not be framing the eyes and face as well as they could be. Giving the brows a boost with a nicer shape and adding extra hairs in areas that are sparse or lacking will give them a […]
The FDA has recently posted a consumer update on tattoo safety entitled Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe? The article is reminder that there is no such thing as an FDA-approved ink or pigment for injection into the skin for cosmetic purposes. While tattooing seems safe for the vast majority of us who get them, […]
Although much has been written on how climate change affects social, economic, and health systems, only a few studies exist about its effects on the skin. We rely on our skin to protect everything else inside our bodies, and yet as the most highly exposed organ to the environment it is on the frontline to climate change. The World Health […]
Trying to camouflage dark circle under the eyes via cosmetic tattooing is not recommended. Dark circles under the eyes are a symptom of any number of wide-ranging issues, from something temporary such as fatigue and allergies to something that is ongoing and irreversible such as heredity or thinning skin that is a normal part of aging. Trying to […]
Thank you to all my wonderful clients who’ve kept me busy all year. But now it’s time for me to take a break for maternity leave. From now until January 2nd, 2017, I will have limited time for responding to individual inquiries. If you have questions pertaining to getting any kind of cosmetic tattooing, correction, […]
Monika’s full menu of esthetic services is now up on her website: www.alloraskincaresf.com Appointments are available Sundays through Wednesdays and can be conveniently scheduled online. Pamper your skin with a knowledgeable and experienced professional or give a gift certificate for the holidays to someone you love!
Technology certainly make things more convenient, but as of right now, a good old fashioned in-person consultation remains vastly more helpful than a virtual one. A two-dimensional screen does not allow me to fully assess a client’s skin tone, skin condition, and any previously existing color or condition. (Sorry, but even your best close-up shots […]
I will be out of the office on vacation beginning July 29th and back to work on August 11th. As usual, the online calendar remains available 24/7 for anyone looking to make or reschedule an appointment. See you when I get back!
What’s the difference between 3D and 6D eyebrow tattooing is a valid question, however I have no idea what the answer is as I do not claim to perform 3D or 6D eyebrows. As far as I know those terms are not technically accurate descriptions that would be applicable to any tattoo because all tattoos […]