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Crazy Good Duo™ Slope® Needle makes debut!

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Duo_closeupDuo_Eyeliner_Week_2Lydia_eyeliner_DuoMeet DUO™ Needle for the new Nouveau PRO handpiece. Look at the tips which are sloped on two edges; one with 4 needles and one with 2 needles.  You can use the top needle as a single needle.  This means you can do lining and shading with a single needle.  The first thing I noticed was how easily the color went into the skin.  The needles were out less than the thickness of a dime and I used firm, even pressure with my NC 1000 machine speed at 120.  Kolorsource NuBlack pigment.  The skin, as you can see, was very smooth JUST AFTER (R eye photo middle).  The photo of the Left eye was taken 2 weeks later (HEALED). This was an ULTRA-THICK eyeliner on the top.  You can see how swollen the upper eyelid got. I made a movie of the whole procedure and will post it on Youtube.com when completed. I am following this case day by day.  Zero color loss on healed eyeliner.  Zip.  Nada.  Hooah!  Click here for more information.

Finally! the 5-Square "DICE" needle is back.

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5_Point_Dice_NC_NeedleAt last!  After two years of waiting patiently, we've got our 5-Square "DICE" Shader Needle back.  It's so exciting because each needle is the same distance from every other needle near it so this is what is called a "PERFECT CONFIGURATION".  I really want to thank Bob Waters and Michelle Masline for going to bat for me to get this needle back which I had when Harmonix was still in business.  I use the 5-Slope® most of the time but this "DICE" 5 point Shader is great for eyeliner and the "wetline" as well as some lipcolor.  It's just a good needle because it carries so much color.  Click here to order a 10/pack of the "DICE" Needle.  Available in 1, 5, 10 and 15 packs too.

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Brow Video Tutorial by Dr. Dixon on youtube.com

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Click on photo for youtube.com tutorial on this brow correction case first procedure.  She had her brows done in Texas about 5 years ago and they had turned orange.  (Hello?)  Anyway, she wanted the orange completely covered so we used Blonde NuBrown and then, for texture, added some hairstrokes with Dream NuBrown.  After two weeks, she was pretty well healed but had some orange still visible so we did a touchup visit and I'll show you the healed photos soon.  Thank you very much.before_after


Hair-Like Look for Brows

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 Paula Pilmanis is the inventor of the first patented handtool "pen", the Dermagraphics Pen, with slanted needles.  She has also invented the Brow Stamp and Lip Stamp.  See stampmefabulous.com.  At bootcamp Las Vegas, Oct 9-12, Paula demonstrated the proper choice and placement of her Brow Stamp and her hand-tool technique.Brows_Pilmanis_CindiA  legend in permanent makeup, here you can see Paula's "brow hair" look on Cindi Mathis.  Paula used her patented Brow Stamp® No. 4 to mark Cindi's brows and then completed the brow with Kolorsource Deep Brown and her patented handtool (single row of 10 needles). This is a natural looking brow that works to put glamour back into Cindi's eyes.  Thank you, Paula, from all of us at the October Las Vegas Bootcamp.


3 Tips from "Bootcamp" Breast Tattooing

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Bilateral_AreolasBootcamp_areolas_lasvegas_beforeTip #1:  Breasts are seldom perfectly symmetrical.  In the above case, we made the Left areola slightly smaller than the Right areola to compensate for the differences in size of the breasts.  Colors used:  Kolorsource Baby Lips.  Highlights: Neutral Flesh; Shadow: Brown Sugar.  The new Dixon DITTO™ needle was used in the Nouveau PRO handpiece which will be available November 2nd.  The Ditto™ is two-rows of 5 Slope® needles.  Twice as much of a good thing.

Rohlfs_Nancy_RNTip #2: Nancy Rolfs RN, of Michigan, joined us in Las Vegas for Bootcamp Breasts on October 11th and shared an interesting "tip" on how she approaches areola tattooing.  She sends her patients home with Band-Aid Round "Spots" and has them place them on their breasts where they would like to seeBand-Aid_Round_Spot_bandage them.  When they come in for their procedure, they have the bandaids placed where they like them and Nancy uses their choice as a guide.  Search term online:  Band-aid Round Spots.  They're 7/8" round.  Keep a box of 100 spots handy.

Tip #3:  If you've ever wondered how breast cancer reconstruction surgeries are done, go to this website: Click here: http://www.breastreconstruction.org  You'll appreciate what your client has endured for her breast cancer treatment and understand her scar placement.  They also have a link for Insurance Coverage for Breast Reconstruction.


What can be used instead of lidocaine if a person has an allergy to it?

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QUESTION:  What can be used instead of lidocaine if a person has an allergy to it?Lidocaine

ANSWER: Find out more information.  The questions to ask your client are: 

1)  Who told you that you are allergic to lidocaine?  The dentist? 

2)  What happened when you got the lidocaine?

3)  Have you ever had a reaction to a cream with lidocaine?


Anything is possible but allergic reactions to lidocaine are so rare as to be reported in the medical literature.  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/572120_4.  This study identified 1.4% of patients who reacted positively to lidocaine over the 5-year period of their study.

A rapid heart beat and sense of impending doom just after the dentist injects the local anesthetic is from epinephrine injected into the blood stream and not an allergic reaction to lidocaine.

If your client gets a rash or redness a day after they have applied a lidocaine product such as an anti-hemorrhoidal preparation, then they should be "patch-tested" by a doctor.  Histamine is released in an allergic reaction which results in redness and swelling of the area.

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS OVER 43 Years:  I have yet to see a patient allergic to lidocaine.  I've heard of one case of latex allergy (gloves), several from Bacitracin, a few from A&D Ointment and so on.  However, a preservative in lidocaine, methylparaben, can and does cause dermatitis from the PABA metabolite.    What do I do?  I take a careful history to rule out any proven allergy to lidocaine.  Then I put a dab of the topical anesthetic with lidocaine only and cover it with a band-aid, check it after about 30 minutes and then send them home with instructions to remove it the next day and report to me if their skin is itchy or red.  If I determine that they were told by their dentist that they have an allergy, chances are I just proceed as normal (with caution) to apply the topical anesthetics and complete the procedure.  People can have sensitivity to local anesthetics but most often the skin gets red and swollen because the anesthetic numbs the nerves to BOTH pain and to the blood vessels.  Topical anesthetics are not absorbed rapidly as a rule and the small amount we use for permanent makeup is not going to cause problems.  The alternative to lidocaine is tetracaine (Numfast Green Cream).  There is no cross sensitivity between these anesthetics.

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