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How does Microblading Work?

How does Microblading Work?

how microblading in new jersey works

Microblading is the biggest trend in beauty right now. Compared with eyebrow tattooing, microblading creates very natural looking brows using small strokes of a microblading pen. Even with the growing popularity of microblading in New Jersey, we still see a lot of people come in who are extremely hesitant and nervous about the treatment. That’s why we wanted to ease your minds by explaining exactly what you can expect if you come in for a microblading appointment at ANU Medical Spa:

  1. Tell us what you want – everyone has different goals for their microblading appointment. Discuss with your aesthetician whether you want thicker brows, you want darker brows, or you want to focus on a particular area or shape. If you need inspiration, just ask for recommendations based on your facial structure.
  2. Prep eyebrows – your natural eyebrows will be cleaned, brushed, trimmed, and plucked to remove any stray or unruly hairs that won’t be a part of the finished product.
  3. Pick color – as you know, not all eyebrows are the same color. Based on your microblading goals, a color will be selected that will look natural and good with your skin tone.
  4. Outline – using a brow pencil, an outline is then created in the ideal shape for your eyebrows. This outline will serve as the guide for how thick and long your eyebrows will look when the treatment is over, so make sure you are satisfied before continuing.
  5. Numbing cream – it’s no secret microblading does feel a little painful during the procedure. To negate and minimize that pain, numbing cream is applied to your eyebrows and sits for several minutes, so it has time to kick in before the treatment begins.
  6. Microblading – once your eyebrows are numbed, the treatment begins! Similar to tattooing, tiny needles with pigment are dragged along the skin. Unlike tattooing, microblading uses very small strokes. Rather than a loud tattoo gun, a pen-like tool with several straight needles is scraped along the skin in the shape of the outline. The pigment remains on the skin until the entire treatment is completed.
  7. Enjoy – the pigment is wiped off the skin to unveil your beautiful new brows! Your eyebrows will initially look dark, but they lighten to their permanent color in about two weeks.

Are you ready to wake up every morning with beautiful, natural, perfect brows? Kristine Blesi, our resident microblading expert, will create eyebrows that compliment your face and look amazing. Make your microblading in New Jersey appointment here, or check out our microblading specials here.

The Difference Between a Medical Spa and Day Spa

The Difference Between a Medical Spa and Day Spa

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If you’re planning a spa day, you may be wondering whether a medical spa or day spa is a better match. Believe it or not, there are some huge differences between these types of spas, including available treatments, equipment, and staff training. Learn more below:

What’s the difference between a medical spa and a day spa?

Day spas are far more common and offer services that promote relaxation. Typically, day spas offer a wide-variety of massages and basic facials as well as manicures, pedicures, mud wraps and minor peels. On the other hand, a medical spa is a combination between a day spa and a skin care clinic. Rather than solely focusing on relaxation, medical spas seek to improve your skin or body in a drastic way. They offer treatments designed to improve your appearance as well as the same services offered at a day spa.

What are the differences in staff training?

The staff at a day spa often attend cosmetology school or massage therapist/aesthetician training (depending on what service they will provide at the spa). Because staff members at a medical spa operate medical equipment, there must always be a specially-trained and licensed physician overseeing the treatments. Physicians will administer the injectable and invasive treatments. However, for the other medical spa treatments, a licensed medical aesthetician or registered nurse are the other people cleared to perform the services.

What services can’t a day spa provide?

Since there isn’t a licensed physician on staff, day spas can’t perform any procedures or treatments that require medical equipment or invasive techniques. If you’re looking for any of the following procedures, you’re going to need to visit a medical spa:

  • Botox injections
  • Dermaplaning with a surgical blade
  • Filler injections
  • Kybella injections
  • Laser Genesis
  • Laser hair reduction
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Microneedling
  • Pearl Fractional
  • Permanent makeup
  • PICO Genesis
  • Pelleve
  • truSculpt
  • Ultherapy
  • Velashape

Most day spas also can’t offer the more effective facials and peels. Remember, day spas promote relaxation while medical spas are for seeing positive changes in your skin and body.

Are there benefits to choosing one over the other?

The short answer is no. If you’re trying to pick between visiting a medical spa or day spa, the treatment you’re looking for will ultimately decide for you. If you’re looking for a relaxing classic massage, a day spa will offer that atmosphere and services. If you want to reduce acne scarring and wrinkles, a medical spa has several treatment options. Maybe you find a medical spa you love and you’ll want to get all treatments there, including facials and massages – it’s up to you! Just make sure if you’re getting injectables or treatments requiring medical equipment that you know the facility has a licensed physician on staff.

Ready to take the plunge and give a medical spa treatment a try? Now is the perfect time! We are currently running September specials on some of our most popular physician services, including Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, and truSculpt! Take a look at our specials here and book an appointment today.

10 Common Problem Area Terms

10 Common Problem Area Terms

Love Handles are a common problem area

Turkey gobble, bat wings, crow’s feet. Are we talking about a body or a zoo? Any industry comes with its own terminology, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are no different. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you navigate the terms for problem areas you may hear your aesthetician talk about during your consultations and treatments.


1) Bat Wings

Bat wings are the extra skin and/or fat that hangs down when you hold your arms out straight. As you can imagine, this problem area gets its name from the fact it often starts looking like a wing. It is a common problem, especially amongst women. As our skin get older, it loses elasticity. As we gain and lose weight, this area stretches out and sometimes needs some help regaining its shape.

2) Crow’s Feet

Around the eyes, fine lines start to appear as we get older. These lines are often referred to as “crow’s feet.” They get their name because these lines look like a bird stepped next to your face and left their footprint behind. This area of the face is moving thousands of times a day when we blink, smile, squint, and talk. These facial movements cause creases and wrinkles in this problem area.

3) Decolletage

This old-fashioned word refers to the part of the body revealed by a low cut shirt or dress. It includes the upper chest and cleavage as well as the shoulders and upper back. This problem area has thinner skin, so it produces less of the compounds that keep your skin looking young. It is also an area on the body that is exposed to a lot of sun but isn’t often treated with moisturizers and sunscreen like the face.

4) Double Chin

Double chin refers to the fat and extra skin that sits below the lower jaw. While it is commonly tied to weight gain, that is not necessarily true. Genetics and aging can cause people with lower body fat to have a pocket of fat form in this problem area.

5) Jowl

The double chin’s next door neighbor is the jowl. This is loose skin that forms around the cheeks, lower jaw, or throat. Jowl is also just another word for cheeks, but in this context, it is used to refer to sagging skin in this problem area.

6) Laugh Lines

This happy sounding term refers to the wrinkles and fine lines on your face that are formed by repetitive facial movements, like laughing. Usually, they appear around the eyes (hello crow’s feet!) and around the mouth.

7) Love Handles

Love Handles refer to the fat deposits around the waistline. This fat is often stubborn and hard to get rid of once it is there and is a common issue for many adults.

8) Neck Bands

Have you ever been making weird faces in the mirror and seen what looks like thin pillars sticking out from your neck? These are called neck bands (or scientifically, platysmal bands). They are the muscles that connect your head and your torso, and as we age, they tighten and become more prominent.

9) Spare Tire

Spare tire is another popular word for the same area of the body as love handles. It is the fat that deposits around your waistline.

10) Turkey Gobble

Turkey gobble refers to the area below the lower jaw (much like the double chin) when there is excess skin that hangs down.


Those are the top ten problem areas people ask us to define. Are there any others you have encountered that you would like to know about? Are there other terms your aesthetician uses that you have been wondering about? Let us know!

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Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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