NYC Permanent Makup Tips: Five Things to Know About Trichotillomania


The compulsive hair pulling of trichotillomania can really take over your life. Self-esteem issues resulting from the hair pulling disorder can really put a hamper on your beauty routine, making you feel that even the best NYC makeup tips won’t be enough. What’s a girl who wants to look and feel better about herself to do?

Love yourself, and get to know your disorder:

1. You are not alone.
Trichotillomania effects both men and women, starting at any age, from infancy to adolescence, with the pulling of hair from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, beard, or pubic area.

2. Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder.
Effected individuals cannot resist the temptation to pull, growing increasingly tense and experiencing feelings of pleasure on completion, followed commonly by guilt or embarrassment at the act.

3. Anxiety can worsen symptoms.
This includes both good and bad stressors – financial issues, relationship problems, buying a home, or planning a vacation can all result in increased pulling which is often worse during downtimes such as watching TV, sitting at the computer, or reading a book.

4. There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment.
Each individual’s circumstances and medical history determine the most effective forms of treatment, which may involve education, medication, and behavioral therapy. Underlying skin conditions must also be ruled out.

5. There are ways to regain your confidence.
The best NYC makeup tips for those suffering from trichotillomania often include hats, hair pieces, and wigs, however camouflaging with permanent makeup can offer a more comfortable, permanent solution.

Looking for the latest in NYC makeup tips to keep you looking your best? If you’re suffering from trichotillomania, The Whitney Center has you covered. Contact us today.

NYC Permanent Makup Tips: Five Things to Know About Scar Camouflage

Scar Camouflage
Scar Camouflage

If you’ve got it, flaunt it? Not when it comes to scars. Take them off display with the help of scar camouflage. Are you ready? Know before you go with the help of these NYC makeup tips …

Scar camouflage facts:

1. It’s not the same as a tattoo.
Tattoos are made to stand out. Scar camouflage should disappear. Advanced training and skills are necessary for effective treatment.

2. It can change your life.
Scarring, particularly on the face, can lead to stress, isolation, and depression. Scar camouflage can help burn victims, cancer patients, those with military injuries, and men and women alike, gain back confidence and again enjoy an active social life.

3. It can help hide a variety of scars.
What types of scars  can scar camouflage cover? Fully healed scars from plastic surgery, injuries, burns, cancer surgery, vein surgery, and hair transplants are ideal candidates. Scars that are lighter in color than surrounding skin obtain the best results.

4. It’s a simple process.
Pigments, applied just below the surface of skin, will be slightly darker for 6-10 days, softening and lightening with healing. Additional applications may be necessary to achieve the desired results, and touchups may be necessary with time and sun exposure. Side effects are mild, only temporary swelling and tenderness.

5. It’s not for everyone.
If your scar is dark or you are looking to camouflage vitiligo or stretch marks, schedule a consultation with a Whitney expert to determine if you are a good candidate for scar camouflage.

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Five Beauty Boo-Boo’s That Chase Men Away

Beauty No No's
Beauty No No’s

Are your beauty choices making a bad impression on the opposite sex? Draw him in – don’t send him packing – with these NYC beauty tips.

Avoid these five beauty blunders:

1. Base thicker than his morning pancakes.
Layers of foundation, concealer, and powder will ring not only your collar – but his. Stick with well-blended, lightweight foundations and spot-touch blemishes  with concealer to conserve those clothes – and your crush!

2. Lashes that trigger arachnophobia.
Avoid flaky, clumped on mascara that’ll have your lashes looking like they’re ready to crawl away. Add a few falsies at outer corners instead for a look that’s wide, innocent, and sexy.

3. Lip gloss that catches bugs.
Wear thick, gluey lip gloss and you’re sure to get that dreaded end of night peck on the cheek. Instead enhance lips using a moisturizing gloss with a subtle sheen.

4. Taking eyes from smoky to full-on forest fire.
Pile on too many heavy, dark shadows and things will get ugly fast. Keep smoky eyes subtle by slightly smudging black eyeliner along rims.

5. Bold lipstick
Lip color that screams will have your man screaming too – in fear of “clown face.” Stay kissable with neutral nudes and pinks.

What are men looking for in your beauty routine?

  • Laid back styles…
  • Glowing skin – not caked on foundation.
  • A natural, kissable lip look.
  • Natural looking lashes.
  • Eye colors that aren’t too bright, like smoky eyes or no shadow at all.

Are you noticing a theme here?
Want that flawless, natural look that drives men wild? Follow these NYC beauty tips and trim down your beauty routine today with the help of The Whitney Center.

Hot New Looks for Eyeliner for 2015

Eyeliner Trends
Eyeliner Trends

Want the most beautiful eyes on the block this summer? Bone-up on the latest NYC makeup trends and grab some attention with those peepers!

What’s in for 2015?

  • Go bright.
    Bright underliner is in. You decide the intensity. For a bold look, employ a thick slash of bright color at the inner or outer corner. For subtle flash, opt for a bright tint only at the waterline.
  • Go ombré.
    Ombré, graduating in tone from one shade to another, isn’t just in for hair this season – it’s one of the latest NYC makeup trends in eyeliner as well. Specifically the waterline of your eye. Draw white pencil from the inner corner of your eye towards the center. From the opposite, bring in electric blue, letting them mingle in the middle.
  • Go faux.
    Paint on doll-like lashes radiating from your eyeliner. Rim the eyes in black cream liner, then draw in thick lashes, radiating each lash out in a starburst pattern, pointing up and out.
  • Go smoky.
    Accentuate your eyes with a liner-only smoky eye look by running brown-black pencil along the top of lashes, halfway up the lid (like shadow), and along the lower lash line, buffing it out with your finger.
  • Go dirty.
    Sooty to be exact. Create a smudged-on look with layers, tracing a black pencil from the middle of the upper lash to the outer corner, following with a black cream liner, then a black liquid liner. Use a chunky wedge and cream liner to smudge the look out at the outer corner.

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Five Tips to Protect Your Skin from Winter Weather

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Protect Your Skin From The Climate

Harsh winter weather can do a lot of damage to your skin. The cold air outside means you have to turn on the heat inside, leading to dry skin. Cold winds can also irritate exposed skin, especially on your face. Follow these NYC skincare tips to keep your skin in good condition.

Use Moisturizer

One of the best defenses against dry, damaged skin is moisturizer, which helps your skin stay hydrated. Apply an oil-based moisturizer to your skin during winter to reduce the risk of dryness.

Take Warm Showers and Baths

Hot showers and baths can make your skin even more dry. Take lukewarm showers and baths instead, and consider using body wash that contains oatmeal if you have dry, itchy skin.

Pamper Your Feet

Your feet can become dry and cracked during winter, making it painful to walk. Apply generous amounts of moisturizing body lotion to them daily, and use an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin.

Cut Back on Facial Peels

Facial peels can make your skin dry because they remove oils that keep it hydrated. Choose mild facial peels and masks only, and limit how often you use them. Don’t use facial peels that contain ingredients that are harsh on your skin, such as alcohol.

Protect Your Hands

Wearing gloves outdoors in winter can help your hands stay moist and prevent dryness and cracking. If your gloves get wet, take them off. Wet gloves can irritate your skin.

For additional NYC skincare tips and help keeping your skin looking its best, please contact The Whitney Center for Permanent Cosmetics. At the Whitney Center, our services include permanent makeup and medical tattooing.

Popular Anti-Aging Treatments from the Past Decade

The Gift of Anti Aging Treatments
The Gift of Anti Aging Treatments

Cosmetic procedures to help women look younger have been around for a long time. In the past decade alone, there have been several advancements that have made it easier to reduce lines and wrinkles and regain a youthful appearance. Some of the most common NYC anti-aging treatments used during this time include the following.

Tissue Fillers

Tissue fillers are designed to replace volume that’s lost due to the aging process. These injectable fillers reduce lines and can make women look more than ten years younger.

Photo Rejuvenation

Photo rejuvenation uses intense pulsed light to relieve redness, correct pigmentation problems, reduce pore size, treat acne and reverse sun damage, resulting in younger looking skin.

Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup can help correct previous makeup errors that can make women look older. It can also provide women with a younger appearance through carefully applied styles to reduce signs of aging and enhance natural beauty.

Radiofrequency Thermage (Thermitight RF)

Thermitight RF helps tighten skin that has started to sag with age. This procedure is typically used on the face and neck, although it can also be done on other parts of the body.

CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

This form of anti-aging treatment involves using a laser to reduce lines and wrinkles and can be used on all types of skin to make it look younger.

Botox and Dysport

These types of treatment help targeted groups of facial muscles relax in order to provide women with a younger, fresher look.

For information on NYC permanent makeup, please contact the Whitney Center for Permanent Cosmetics. PCNY offers a wide range of permanent makeup procedures, to help you look and feel more youthful.

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