Local Firm Provides Valuable Services:Ageless Aesthetics Studio
by Scott A. Sumner
Alodie Mergulhao is the Owner/Operator of Ageless Aesthetics Studio located on Court Street and has been a Paramedical & Permanent Make-up Professional for almost 5 years, operating for the last two years in
Thunder Bay, Ontario. She previously operated in Las Vegas, Nevada but has moved back to Thunder Bay to be closer to family. Her services include Scar & Stretch Mark Camouflage, Scalp Micropigmentation, Eyebrow Microblading & Microshading, Lip Micropigmentation, Body Sculpting, Lash Extensions and more.
“I perform Scar Camouflage and Permanent Make-up. Whether it be, recreating eyebrows for cancer patients or due to other medical issues. We use sterilized pigment that is implanted into the skin using a specialized device in a pixelated effect that can take 3 to 5 sessions of several hours each to get the desired result. The scar has to be over a year old and lighter than your original skin tone. I can conceal the scar to a point where it is undetectable. "said Alodie. The pigment used is almost similar to tattoo pigment but is a different sized molecule which doesn’t last in the skin for a long time and is broken down by the body over time, the pigment is implanted into the epidermis level of the skin. It is recommended to apply sunscreen, when in the sun after this procedure to avoid fading and discoloration.
“The main purpose of my work is to make people feel more confident in being able to face the public without worrying about how they look or feel. I have had clients with burn scars on their face or neck area and would avoid going out in public. There is trauma and pain attached to these scars and our services can help create a sense of normalcy for the client, for regular activities in their life.” notes Alodie. “Our work can transform a person's life and I have had people recommending their family members, friends and even get referrals from around the region, who travel here for the services.” The work falls under the category of Paramedical Tattoo or Restorative Tattoo and is done in conjunction with Plastic Surgeons.Alodie received her training from Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy based in Calgary, Alberta.
“ I love my work and what I do. I keep telling my clients I would do it for free if there was no requirement for money to survive in this world. I am an Artist and previously worked for over 15 years as a Business Consultant in the corporate world & an Entrepreneur,” said Alodie. “ I always wanted to get into a creative field and do something that would help positively impact people's lives. I was introduced to this field of work in 2016, through a friend I met while at design school in Toronto. Which led me to secure my training, apprenticeship through The Swiss Color Academy based in Miami, Florida that is world renowned.”The Swiss Color brand stems out of Europe and operates with the highest standards and regulations.
“Scar Camouflage is very artistic work but at the same time it has a human mental health aspect to it. I am an empathetic person and when working on my clients, I feel their emotions. I want to make the world a better place for them and do my little part with the skills I have to help.” said Alodie. “ It has been going very well and I involve everyone. My schedule is filling up but if there is an urgency, I work to fit clients in as necessary.” On the wall, in the reception area at Alodie’s studio is the phrase: “Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is going to happen”
“Always speak about things that you want in your life, not about what you don’t want. Say you will and your mind will project you in that direction. The mind has the capacity to heal your body.” smiles Alodie.
You can find out more about Ageless Aesthetics Studio, on their website: www.agelessaestheticsstudio.com