Am I a Good Candidate for Lash Lift?

Am I a Good Candidate for Lash Lift?

Is Keratin Lash Lift for everyone? Truth is…..

Ok, I am going to answer this question from my personal opinion based on hundreds of lash lifts I have done over the years.⠀My answer is “NO”, it is not for everyone. While it can be done pretty much on everybody, due to tiny contraindication list, the results look good only on lashes that have good length. ⠀

When you see pictures used to show off amazing results from lash lift, it is always models with long natural lashes and volume. Even when companies who manufacture these type of product call for models to do demos, it is always a requirement that models need to have lashes with good length.

In my experience, I have done it on short lashes, but clients were not thrilled with the results. And to be honest neither was I. So every time I had a new client who wanted lash lift but her eyelashes were not a perfect candidate, I would be honest and explain the procedure and set the realistic expectations for them. Some of them decided not to get it or did facial treatment instead and we’re very thankful for my honesty and treating them right, as a person and not just like a money bag.⠀

️My philosophy is that I believe in and love what I do, and I would never recommend anything I would not wish or do for myself. I believe in and stand by every product and service that I offer.

Olessya Slivko

Premier lash artist in Las Colinas Irving. Best keratin lash lift in Dallas, Irving Las Colinas.

Best Facials for Rosacea

Best Facials for Rosacea

     At Olessya Slivko Skin Therapy & Lash Studio of Charlotte, we offer Rosacea Facials and customized home care for our guests to help with this skin disorder. We have knowledge of rosacea and experience working with people with this skin condition. We understand that every case of rosacea is completely individual, it doesn’t have the exact same effects on every patient. This is why we tailor our treatments and home care to our client’s individual needs and requirements.

    All our Rosacea Facials are formulated specifically for hypersensitive and rosacea-prone skin.

Redness/Rosacea Control Signature DERMAWARE Bio-Targeted Facial $85 (60 min)

Redness/Rosacea Control Signature Bio-Targeted Facial is both corrective and tailored to your skin’s individuals needs for maximum results. This signature treatment includes a deep cleansing enzyme exfoliation, light extractions, followed by a Bio-Targeted treatment mask and corrective nourishing serums. Relaxing neck and shoulder massage is included to complete this wonderful treatment.

SilkPeel Microdermabrasion Dermalinfusion $120 (60 min)

If you have rosacea, but always wanted to try microdermabrasion, then SilkPeel Diamond Dermalinfusion is for you. Skin Hydrating Pro-Infusion Solution uses Hyaluronic Acid to re-hydrate chronically dehydrated skin moisturizes, plumps skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It will revolutionize your skin. It is completely unique, non-invasive skin perfecting procedure in which skin shows immediate and noticeable improvement in volume, hydration, tone and texture. This treatment exfoliates the damaged top layer while simultaneously infusing condition specific and anti-aging serums deep into the skin. Each treatment includes one pass on the neck area, 2 passes over the face and concludes with lip and eye treatment. Custom mask and post-treatment product application included to complete this amazing treatment.

Advanced Ultrasonic Facial $100 (75 min)

This high-tech facial is performed with the ultrasonic machine that emits high–frequency sonic waves to exfoliate, repair and stimulate the skin. Ultrasonic facial is gentle, non-invasive treatment that is suitable for all skin types, from acne to rosacea. Your pores will appear smaller, skin firmer with all over healthy glow. This treatment includes a deep cleansing enzyme exfoliation, ultrasonic soft peel, light extractions, infusion of intensive corrective serums with ultrasonic face massage, followed by a Bio-Targeted treatment serums customized to your skin’s needs.

The COUTURE Facial $150 (90 min)

The ultimate in luxury and science to target all signs of aging. The most effective anti-aging ingredients combined with modern esthetic technology make this facial ideal for those who want it all. Your treatment includes: enzyme peel followed by Ultrasonic soft peeling, extractions, oxygen infusion therapy, then intensive corrective serums with high concentration of active ingredients infused into your skin with Ultrasonic massage for maximum benefits and glowing skin. Custom mask (algae/O2) and luxurious lip and eye care included to complete this amazing treatment. Indulge yourself to pampering and relaxing neck, shoulders along with anti-aging hand treatment.

Come see us for a Rosacea facial or a consultation on a skin care products for Rosacea skin to use at home.

How to choose the RIGHT kind of ? Vitamin C serums and creams?

How to choose the RIGHT kind of  ?  Vitamin C serums and creams? 


It has been proven by many researches that Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen in the skin’s dermal tissues, what leads to firmer, more toned skin.  Who doesn’t want that?

This antioxidant vitamin suppress free radical activity and prevents our skin from many forms of oxidative stress.  Sun exposure cases increase in free radical activity, so using Vitamin C is as much important as applying SFP.  Also Vitamin C helps our own defense mechanisms against UV radiation.

Also, Vitamin C suppresses melanin production and works as a natural lightning agent helping to fade all types of hyperpigmentation, including post-acne brown spots.  This amazing ingredient thanks to its various super powers can be used by absolutely any age group.

But have you ever wondered, why is it that all these Vitamin C products vary in price, when technically, they all have the same ingredient? If yes, I have the answer for you.

Forms of Vitamin C used in cosmetics are vary. Vitamin C has very unstable molecule and in order for it to work when used on the skin, vitamin C’s molecule has to be protected from oxidation.  Some forms of vitamin C are more stable than others.

Most Vitamin C products out on the market use Vitamin C in a form of Ascorbic Acid. The problem with these acid types of Vitamin C is that they are highly unstable. If you read the label and you see that your serum/cream has ascorbic acid or any other acid form of vitamin C in it, it does not really mean that you will get all the results that the use of vitamin C promises. Because this is unstable ingredient it has to be formulated correctly, so it is protected from oxidation, and stay stable until it used on the skin.

Microencapsulation is the method used to make unstable ingredients stable. Think of it as of delivery system for unstable ingredients. There are different types of microencapsulation, some more effective than others and the most advanced microencapsulated delivery systems allow controlled time release of the ingredient into the skin to optimize results.

The more stable and thus effective forms of Vitamin C are:

  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
  • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
  • Ascorbil Palmitate
  • Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Research indicates that Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is the most stable form of Vitamin C.  It was first used in Japan as a skin lightening agent when it was discovered to also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. If you’re someone who hasn’t been able to use Vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic Acid because it irritates your skin, then you should be using a formula containing Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, like the one in DermAware Vital C Cream.


I hope that the knowledge I shared will be useful to you, and the next time you are shopping for Vitamin C cream or serum you will be able to make a smart choice and choose the better option among available for you.  And remember that the difference in price between all these Vitamin C products is based on the type and concentration of vitamin C used and how good is the microencapsulation delivery system.

Good Luck and “C” the difference!


What should you know before LVL KERATIN LASH LIFT


Things you should know before LVL Keratin Lash Lift

Thinking about getting LVL Keratin Lash Lift? Read this to learn how to prepare for treatment, contraindications and aftercare.

 Before the treatment

It is highly recommended to avoid using eye makeup, oils and heavy creams around the eye area 24 hours prior to LVL Keratin Lash Lift treatment. It is important to have clean lashes to get the best results possible.


  • recently done eye surgeries
  • ongoing eye infections (conjunctivitis, trichotillomania, psoriasis around the eye)
  • severe allergies (patch test is required)
  • contact lenses are to be removed prior to treatment, and can be placed back after the treatment

☝ Pregnancy is not a contraindication. Patch test for allergic reaction is required before the treatment. ☝


Do not allow the eyes to come into contact with water for 24 hours after treatment, which means no showers, swimming or doing anything that will expose them to steam. Also following the treatment you can’t wear eye makeup and try not pull or pick lashes. After the 24 hours you can resume your regular activities, there is absolutly no rstrictions.

5 Reasons to fall in love with LVL Keratin Lash Lift


5 Reasons to Fall In Love With LVL Lash Lift

LVL stands for Length Volume and Lift and is the latest technology in eyelash treatments. We offer the best Keratin lash lift in Dallas, Irving Las Colinas. It is a fantastic alternative to eyelash extensions. LVL Lash Lift is a truly transformative lash treatment that will give you the effect of curled, mascara-like lashes and more wide-awake eyes, without any makeup. After one LVL Lash Lift treatment, you’ll be hooked. And here is why…

  • Longer, thicker and darker lashes with up to 30% more volume. No false extensions are required. LVL Lash Lift is a completely natural, low maintenance treatment.
  • It is a therapeutic SPA treatment for your natural lashes. Serums’ formulations contain vitamins, proteins, and organic components to make your lashes stronger, thicker and to stimulate eyelash growths and to give your lashes a healthy glossy look.
  • LVL Lash Lift gives you the most lasting effect of all treatments with natural eyelashes in the world. Your natural lashes will promote the benefit of LVL LASH LIFT for 6-8 weeks.
  • LVL Lash Lift is a great alternative to eyelash extensions. LVL LASH LIFT does not require any maintenance in between\ treatments and have no restrictions in lifestyle or what you can and cannot do with your lashes like eyelash extensions do.
  • You can forget about mascara and start saving time in the mornings! Your eyes will acquire remarkable expressiveness and depths with LVL Lash Lift, so you are always ready to go.

Myth Busting Tuesday #9

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Myth #9: Daily exfoliation will make your skin young and clear.

Exfoliation is a core part of a healthy skin regimen that solves many skin problems and concerns. Your skin’s appearance and overall health can be dramatically improved by regularly removing dead skin cells and revealing new healthy ones.

Exfoliation provides smoother texture, brighter looking and glowing skin. It is the number one method in fighting signs of aging, acne and dry and dull complexion. If you do not exfoliate or do it only once in a while, you are missing out on all these great benefits.

There is a great selection of exfoliating products available today. Enzyme peels, acids, scrubs, rotating brushes, and retinol significantly affect the skin.

Should these products be used every day? Or is exfoliating on a daily basis too much for the skin?

Truth: Exfoliating products are curative treatments and when used daily skin becomes overworked and over-exfoliated. Exfoliating too much is harmful to the skin and will result in:

  • a stripped moisture (lipid) barrier layer resulting in dehydration, flaking, redness and inflammation-dryness (moisture will seep out of the cells)-aging due to chronic and prolonged inflammation
  • aging due to chronic and prolonged inflammation and as a result less smooth and firm skin
  • stimulation of melanin activity possibly leading to an increase of hyper-pigmentation
  • products to sting and irritate the skin (due to a stripped barrier function).

Be gentle to your skin, do not use powerful and aggressive exfoliating products daily. You simply cannot scrub away wrinkles and pimples.

Skin type, age and skin conditions determine which exfoliation product to choose and how often to use it. I made this chart with general guidelines to hep you with you exfoliation routine.


Myth Busting Tuesday #8


Myth #8: The Higher the SPF (sun protection factor) the better the protection.

Almost 100 years ago Coco Chanel started a new trend in fashion and lifestyle. Golden brown tanned skin began to represent beauty, health and became a sign of higher social status. At the time, only wealthy people could afford leisure time in the sun.

Nowadays, golden brown skin still trends. In the last 100 years, we learned that 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation also causes eye damage, immune system suppression, and up to 90 percent of the changes commonly attributed to aging, including wrinkles, leathery skin, and brown spots.

An interesting fact is that French woman started Tanning fever and the company that brought the first sunscreen to the market was also from France. L’Oreal introduced the first sunscreen in 1936.
Using sunscreens is the best way to prevent damaging effects of the sun on the skin.The SPF number varies from 4 to 50 and represents how long a person can be out in the sun without burning. Does the age-old adage of “the bigger, the better” actually applies to SPF? Does the higher SPF factor grantees, the better protection?

Truth: a higher SPF does not mean better protection. Look at the chart below:

  • SPF 2-4 – blocks 50-75% UV
  • SPF 4-10 – blocks 85% UV
  • SPF 10-20 – blocks 95% UV
  • SPF 20-30 — blocks 98% UV
  • SPF 50 – blocks 99% UV.

A higher SPF gives a false sense of security. An SPF of 50 is only marginally more protective than an SPF of 15; an SPF of 30 has only 3% more protection than an SPF of 15, and SPF 50 has only 1% more than SPF 30.

While giving you only 1% more of protection the concentration of chemicals in sunscreen formulation with SPF 50 is significantly higher than in SPF 30.

To give you that additional 1% of protection, cosmetic companies add more active ingredients to the sunscreen formulation. If the sunscreen that you are using contains mainly chemical sunscreens, then it means more chemicals on your skin and a higher risk of skin irritation.

Choose you SPF lotion not based on the higher SPF number but based on optimum protection. There is no need in using SPF 50 daily, SPF 15 or 30 will be a better choice because higher SPF also means the introduction of more potentially harmful chemicals to the skin.

Myth Busting Tuesday #7


Myth #7: You can use your face cream instead of the eye cream around the eye area.

The skin around the eye area gives away people’s age like nothing else. This is the first thing I look at when trying to guess somebody’s age. This area is the first to show the signs of aging due to us blinking 10,000 times a day, squinting and smiling and also because it is 10 times thinner than skin on the face and has a very different structure.

If you want the delicate skin around the eye area to stay younger looking for as long as possible, it is very important to treat it with the proper skin care products.

Some people believe that eye creams are not essential for their skin care regiment, so they do not use them at all or use face cream/moisturizer instead.

Truth: Face cream/moisturizer/serum should not be used on the around the eye area unless manufacturer suggests so. A lot of the times you will find “avoid eye area” written in the description. The skin around the eyes differ in structure, thickness, permeability, pH levels and even cell turnover rate compare to the rest of the face. It has no oil gland but filled with blood and lymphatic vessels.

The whole purpose of using corrective skin care products is to address the needs of your skin. And what your eye area needs is very different from the needs of the skin on the face. So, for example, when the face moisturizer is formulated to address aging concerns, the concentration of its anti-aging active ingredients might cause irritation reaction on the delicate skin around the eyes.

Bottom line is: you should be using creams that are specially formulated for the skin around the eyes. There are different types of creams for different parts of your body for a reason. Face cream should not be used around the eyes, body lotion should not be used on the face and feet cream cannot be applied to the face.

Myth Busting Tuesday #6

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Myth #6: “All Skin Types” product is suitable for anyone.

Let’s make another shopping trip to the store. So many choices… And every company promising you a solution to any problem or concern you have. Do you feel lost?

Take a deep breath and start looking at the labels. You already know a few tricky claims that cosmetic companies make and you should be cautious about. But here is something new: label reads suitable for “All Skin Types”. Hmm…

How often do you see suitable for All Skin Types label on a jar with moisturizer or for All Hair Types on the shampoo bottle? Do you feel like this can be the best choice? What can be wrong with such a universal product?
Let’s use our logic and think of these claims. Can the same moisturizer help to get rid of acne and regulate excessive oil production in oily skin while be moisturizing to dry skin? Or can the same bottle of shampoo help someone with oily hair and scalp and be a good choice for someone with dry hair at the same time? The answer is NO.

Truth: There are no universal moisturizers or shampoos that would be suitable for all skin or hair types. We all have different needs determined by our skin or hair type, gender, age, specific concerns and etc..

You are unique, and you should be getting a personalized approach in choosing what skin care product is right for you. And my job as your esthetician is to advise you about the best way to care for your individual skin type.

Need expert advice from a licensed esthetician? Schedule a free consultation to get customized advice in person.

Myth Busting Tuesday #5

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Myth #5: “Hypoallergenic” cosmetics will not cause allergic reaction.

These days when allergies are on the rise, it seems like everyone is allergic to something. Even when it comes to skin care products and makeup, there are a lot of people who t

To avoid these unpleasant allergic reactions one might think that Hypoallergenic cosmetics are the safer and gentler option for sensitive skin.

Truth: Hypoallergenic only means that the product does not contain most common allergens, ingredients that are known to cause allergic reactions. But anyone can be allergic to anything, so Hypoallergenic does not mean Nonallergenic.

Another claim that is synonym to Hypoallergenic is “100% Allergy Tested”. All it means that some of the product ingredients that are common allergens were tested on a group of people who tend to get allergic reactions, and none of the test group members got a reaction.

It is absolutely impossible to guarantee that cosmetic product will not cause the allergic reaction in someone. We are all so different, and you never know how your body is going to react to certain things.

Legally manufacturers cannot put Nonallergenic on the label this is why Hypoallergenic term was created. So this is just another way to make cosmetics more appealing to buyers and to make them think that it is a better choice for sensitive skin because it might be gentler.

For those of you who have sensitive skin that is prone to allergic reactions, I highly recommend that you always do a patch test before you try a new product.

I understand that it can be challenging to sort it all out and stay educated about the skin care and makeup ingredients and claims, especially when one source telling you one thing and another source will tell you the complete opposite. But I hope you will find a professional who will help you and who you can trust and I hope that you find that with me and my company, Olessya Slivko Skin Therapy & Lash Studio.