|Peterborough and Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada|
Cosmetic Transformations specializes in cosmetic and medical micropigmentation procedures which are waterproof, smear proof and can liberate you from the daily hassle of applying conventional makeup.
Most importantly, these procedures will give you renewed confidence to face and enjoy the world.
Our highly trained and experienced micropigmentation specialist, Kyla Gutsche, is committed to giving you a fabulous artistic result as well as ensuring that the highest safety standards are met and that the equipment and pigments used are the safest available.
Micropigmentation is a sophisticated form of tattooing that can accentuate and define the eyes, brows and lips, and can also dramatically improve the appearance of scars, vitiligo, and features lost due to illness, trauma or surgery.
Micropigmentation procedures implant the pigment into the reticular layer of the dermis (approximately 0.05 mm to 2.0 mm), whereas traditional tattooing goes significantly deeper.
In our society, which places increasing importance on one’s appearance, more and more women and men are opting for cosmetic and medical micropigmentation procedures. Whereas conventional cosmetics sit on top of the skin and can look waxy or shiny, micropigmentation procedures implant the pigments into the skin itself, producing more natural looking and more permanent results.
Micropigmentation lasts between three to five years after application—or even longer with periodic maintenance or ‘touch up’ appointments.
Procedures range from 250 to 1100 dollars, according to their complexity. This may seem costly, but is in fact economical when considered in relation to the money and time that would be spent be on conventional cosmetics over a three to five year time period. And for individuals who are disfigured due to trauma, surgery or the effects of illness, the ability of these procedures to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance are nothing less than a miracle.
Kyla Gutsche is the founder of Cosmetic Transformations. In addition to exceptional empathy and discretion, Kyla has amazing artistic talent that sets her apart from other specialists. Kyla actually began her career as an Oxford-trained university professor in the field of visual arts, but was motivated to change her path by her own experiences with micropigmentation procedures following cancer treatments.
Kyla wanted to combine her artistic talents with the best techniques and materials possible in order to help other people look and feel their best.
In order to do this, Kyla has undertaken advanced micropigmentation training in both Canada and Europe, studying with the most respected and experienced specialists. Kyla has additionally trained with plastic surgeons in Vancouver and London and is highly skilled in medical micropigmentation, including the minimization of scarring and vitiligo, as well as areola re-pigmentation and naturalistic nipple restoration.
“I am committed to giving you the best artistic result as well as ensuring that the highest hygienic standards are met and that the pigments used are the best and safest available."
Because micropigmentation is a form of tattooing and is semi-invasive, proper sterilization procedures and personal protection equipment and clothing are necessary. Rest assured that Kyla is thoroughly knowledgeable about bloodborne pathogen and cross-contamination prevention, having been highly trained by the most esteemed micropigmentation specialists and plastic surgeons, and she observes all of the precautions necessary to ensure your safety.
When you are contemplating a micropigmentation procedure, you should demand the best available equipment – equipment that meets the highest safety standards and that will cause the least amount of pain and trauma to your skin.
Kyla uses the Nouveau Contour Intelligent machine (Medical Edition), internationally recognized as the most sophisticated micropigmentation device available. The Intelligent’s central processing unit consistently calculates the optimal needle frequency (speed) and depth needed to achieve maximum pigment implantation and retention, whatever the skin type or structure. Additionally, The Intelligent has more power than any other rotary device.
The result is cleaner, more predictable results than those obtained from traditional rotary machines – and significantly less pain during the procedure.
Tests have shown that the structure of traditional tattoo machines causes a small but real risk of fluid cross-contamination due to the possible backflow of liquids and circulation of contaminated air within the hand piece. The Nouveau Contour patented Safety needle system (US-Pat . #6,505,630 and #6,345,553) eliminates this risk by completely isolating the handpiece and needle unit from each other by means of internal diaphragms. The needle and its casing tube form a single use disposable cartridge, and each cartridge is packed separately in a class 100.000 clean room and sterilized using EO gas.
Kyla is committed to client safety and uses Biotic Phocea pigments which have undergone significant human trials confirmed by histologies and have a 10 year history of zero allergic response.
Not using toxic pigments should be important to anyone in the tattoo industry but it holds special meaning for Kyla. This is because her decision to specialize in micropigmentation was a result of her having lost her eyebrows after chemotherapy and then having the further misfortune of having pigments implanted into her skin which were later found to be hazardous by the FDA.
This traumatic experience galvanized Kyla to extensively research the micropigmentation industry as well as the pigments used in these procedures.
“ Being committed to the management of client safety and not wanting anyone to go through the type
Unlike most pigments on the market, Biotic Phocea pigments have undergone controlled clinical development by a leading plastic surgeon and been certified to the international reference standard for medical device manufacturers, EN [ISO] 13485/2003.
In addition, each of the pigments is allocated a lot number which is carried through the complete manufacturing process, ensuring complete traceability and consistent quality.
When choosing a logo for Cosmetic Transformations, Kyla wanted something that not only helped you remember the company name but which also embodied the ethos of the company.
She chose the butterfly because of its associations with transformation, particularly the idea of becoming a more beautiful version of oneself.
The particular butterfly that was chosen― the Morpho Menelaus ― reflects Kyla’s commitment to safe, natural pigments. This is because the structural colouration of these butterflies is inspiring nanotechnology research to produce paints that do not use toxic pigments.