Permanent Eyeliner Faq's

What are the benefits of permanent eyeliner?

• Define your eyes
• No more smudges, smears, or worn-off eyeliner
• Great for people with allergies to cosmetic products
• Enhances the lash line
• Saves time and money
• Great for people with unsteady hands or vision problems
• Swim, shower or excessive sweating without the eyeliners running
• Fills in thin or light colored eyelashes
• Ideal for total eyelash loss due to Trichotillomania or Alopecia

What if I'm not sure how much eyeliner I'd like to have applied?

The procedure is done in two appointments. During the first session it is always best to be modest with thickness, line length and color as we can always add more at the second session. The artist will work with you to determine the perfect shape and placement for your specific features.

How long does the procedure take?

The first procedure takes approximately 2-2.5 hours, the 6 week touch up is about 1.5 hours.

What will I look like immediately after?

There will be swelling typically for the first 24-48 hours. While the swelling starts going down right away and most people are back to normal by the following morning, plan on 48 hours of staying low key to be safe! The color will appear darker the first week, but will gradually lighten and may possibly scab.

What are the pre-care instructions?

  • Please do not wear any eye makeup to your appointment.

  • Contacts should be removed prior to procedure and refrain from wearing them for a minimum of 4 hours after procedure is finished.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

  • Do not have eyelash extensions. You must have your eyelash extensions removed one week prior to coming in for your permanent eyeliner appointment.  

  • Do not use Latisse for a minimum of 3 months prior to the procedure. Other lash serums must be discontinued for a minimum of 1 month prior to the procedure. The reason is that those types of serums are very harsh on the eyelids and make your lids quite fragile for cosmetic tattooing. As a result, your eyelids will bleed and bruise. You may resume using lash serum 2-4 weeks after the touch up appointment.

What are the post-care instructions?

  • Please do not wear any eye makeup for 1 week following the procedure.

  • You will be given lint-free wipes soaked in distilled water to take home with you. Please wipe your eyelid area once per hour for the first 3 hours.

  • Apply ice as often as you'd like to reduce swelling, but make sure it is wrapped in a towel.

  • You may apply a thin layer of the given ointment to the lash line if necessary on day 2 and 3.

  • If the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick or peel off the skin.

  • Keep your hand clean and avoid touching the treated areas.

  • For at least 1 week, or until healing is complete (whichever is longer) avoid excessive sweating, sun tanning, swimming, steam rooms.

  • Keep your eye area as dry as possible for the first week.

  • Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one's metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, and lifestyle. Schedule maintenance visits to keep it looking fresh.

  • You must not donate blood for 1 year following your makeup service (per Red Cross.)

Is there anyone who is not a candidate?

YES. Clients who are:

• Pregnant or nursing
• Under the age of 18
• Diabetic
• Have viral infections/diseases
• Epileptic
• Have a pacemaker or major heart problems
• Have had an organ transplant
• Tendency towards keloids or scarring
• Have skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Have used Accutane or Doxycycline in the past year
• Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)

Does it hurt?

The eyeliner or lash line procedure is more psychologically scary to most clients than anything else. The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. A topical lidocaine is applied to the eyelids for numbing prior, and anesthetic is applied during the procedure. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure.


 

Permanent Lip Blush Faq's

Is lip blushing for me?

It is for you if:

  • You have pale natural lips

  • You want to redefine the contours of your lips

  • You want to achieve a fuller lip look without fillers.

How is the Lip Blushing service performed?

The technique is performed using a PMU machine and pigment designed for the technique which provides a subtle, matte, natural toned, tint effect as the final result.

***(It’s important to be aware that Lip Blushing will not provide a solid lipstick look but rather a tint effect).

How long does the procedure take?

The first procedure takes approximately 2-2.5 hours, the 6 week touch up is about 1.5 hours.

How long will it last for?

Your Lip Blushing will last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on your skin type, lifestyle and after care of your lips.

What will I look like immediately after?

There will be swelling typically for the first 24-48 hours. While the swelling starts going down right away and most people are back to normal by the following morning, plan on 48 hours of staying low key to be safe! The color will appear bright or darker the first week, but will gradually scab and lighten.

What can I expect after the treatment?

If your lips are kept clean and moisturized then only a thin film (not a scab) will appear. The film will start peeling off by itself around day 3 and may not exfoliate evenly. During this time, your lips may feel tight, cracked, chapped and itchy as the flakes are coming away. Leave the film alone; picking will cause irritation, can lead to scars and will lift color from the treated area resulting in unevenness and blank spots. Let the area heal naturally for best results and keep your lips moisturized at all times to help soothe and heal them. The color implanted will fade by 50-60% during the first healing process.

While the film is peeling, it may seem as though the treatment hasn't worked well. The color may look weak or it may seem as though the pigment has disappeared. Why? Lip tattoos are not as deep as a 'normal' tattoo - your new healing skin is covering the pigment and when your skin and the pigment start to settle (between weeks 2-4), you'll notice that your lip tattoo starts coming back. It didn't disappear in the first place; it was just harder to see through a thicker layer of healing skin. If the color is still weak/patchy at weeks 5-6, don't worry! This is a delicate tattoo to heal, and is why we do 2 sessions.

Healing is specific to each client and it’s important to realize that you’ll need a color boost every 12 / 18 / 24 months to maintain the vibrancy of your lip tattoo. Your lifestyle choices, age, genetics, and skin type will contribute to the retention of your lip tattoo. If you regularly bite your lips, use lip exfoliator, use tanning beds, sunbathe, don't use sun protection, smoke, use anti-aging products (on your lips), or get your lips filled after having your lips tattooed, your lip tattoo WILL fade faster and you’ll need more regular touch ups.

Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Your results will vary and using lip liner, lip gloss or lipstick may still be needed, especially when wearing heavy coverage make up. This is not necessarily a no maintenance treatment, but a low maintenance treatment.

Are there any pre-care instructions?

  • If you are prone to cold sores, it is recommended to take a regimen of Valtrex or Lysine prior to the procedure to avoid an outbreak.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure. Tylenol is OK.

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

What are the post-care instructions?

  • Apply the given ointment as often as possible for 1 week. Do not let your lips dry out completely, since this can cause scabbing and cracking of skin surface.

  • For at least 5 days, please do not consume any hot drinks or food. The hotness can result in the pigment fading faster and your lips will peel.

  • For 5 days, please prevent going into a sauna, pool, and taking hot showers/bath.

  • You can get your lips wet (i.e. when washing your face/mouth) but please do not get any hot water near your lip area. In other words, do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face.

  • No exercising for 24 hours after the procedure.

  • No lip fillers for 4 weeks post procedure.

  • Do not scrub, scratch, or pick at the tattoo site at any time during the healing process – this can cause you to lose color that may not be repairable.

  • No facials or masks for 15 days, and avoid them in the lip area indefinitely.

  • No Neosporin, Vaseline, or other petroleum products while your lips are healing.

  • No anti-acne products (i.e. Benzoyl Peroxide, Pro-active) or lightening creams (bleach creams) – this will cause rapid fading.

  • No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids.

Does it hurt?

During the procedure, anesthetics will be used to minimize the pain by numbing your lips. Lips are prone to swelling due to their sensitive nature. Swelling will typically subside in 3-5 days.

Teeth Whitening Faq's


TEETH WHITENING
Teeth naturally darken over time, but other factors such as drinking coffee, tea, and wine along with consuming pigmented foods such as berries, can increase surface stains.

During your whitening session I apply peroxide- based whitening agents that help lighten tooth discoloration to create a whiter smile.

One whitening session can lighten your teeth 6-12 shades without creating any sensitivity! 

PRE & POST CARE

Before Your Appointment
• Brush & floss your teeth 

• 24 Hours After 
Avoid any dark staining drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks, and juice.
Avoid staining foods such as tomato sauce, soy sauce, red meat, chocolate, and all fruits except for bananas.
• NO smoking
• Avoid red and blue colored toothpaste & mouthwash.

HOW LONG WILL MY TEETH WHITENING LAST?
This varies from person to person and depends on your diet and lifestyle. However, with proper maintenance and periodic touch-up treatments every 6-12 months, you can keep your smile looking great for a lifetime.

LED tooth whitening does make your teeth whiter and brighter by a few shades. However, the effectiveness of the treatment can vary depending on various factors such as gel concentration, how the client's enamel reacts or responds to the gel, carbamide vs hydrogen peroxide and the extent of tooth discoloration or stains. 

LED teeth whitening is a great solution for those looking for a brighter smile. However, maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting regularly for touch ups can play a crucial role in helping the teeth whitening last long, giving you all the reason to show off your pearly whites and smile more.

While LED teeth whitening treatment is relatively safe, there are some minor side effects that can occur after the treatment. Common symptoms such as a sore throat, white patches on the gums, sensitivity to hot or cold drinks, or tender or inflamed gums may be experienced by the patient after undergoing the treatment. However, these side effects disappear gradually after the treatment is completed.

 

Permanent Brow Faq's

How long does it take to heal?

No down time is required after your brow procedure. It takes approximately 10-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in.

After your appointment, your brows will appear darker than desired for the first few days, however the color will fade about 20-30% as it heals. You may experience some scabbing or flaking accompanied by an itchy feeling. It is important not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. After that, you may experience something called "milk skin", a term used to describe an opaque, milky appearance to the pigment causing the brows to look very light in color. This is due to your body's natural response to heal itself from the cuts made into the skin during the process. Those layers of epidermis will exfoliate over the next few weeks, and the desired color will return once fully healed.

Is the touch up session necessary?

Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!

What if I need an additional touchup after my 4-6 week session?

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee 100% pigment retention. Additional touch up appointments may be needed for oily, problematic skin, those with dark pigmented skin and people who do not follow after care instructions properly. This is considered a “spot treatment” and will range between $85-100.

Is it painful?

Prior to the procedure a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure if necessary. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic, however the pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.

How long does it last?

You brows will typically lasts about 1-3 years, depending on skin type, age and lifestyle. Clients who have oily skin, or excessively sweat will typically fade faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 8-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

What are the pre-care instructions?

  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 48-72 hours. Tylenol is ok.
  • No chemical peels, Botox, or fillers at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
  • No excessive tanning or sunburn.
  • No Retin-A or retinols on the brow area for 7 days prior.
  • Feel free to come in with brow makeup on so the artist can see the every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed.

What are the post-care instructions?

  • Try to keep the treated area as dry as possible for 14 days or until the scabs fall off. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.
  • No excessive sweating such as intense cardio, hot yoga, etc. for 7-10 days.
  • Wipe your brow area 3-5 times with the provided water wipe on the first day.
  • If at any point during the first 2 weeks your brows feel dry, tight, or flaky, you may apply a thin layer of the provided ointment before you go to bed or in the morning when you wake up.
  • Do not apply other occlusive products to the brow area such as Neosporin, Vaseline, or Aquaphor.
  • Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 14 days or until the scabs have flaked off.
  • The brow area may feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation.
  • Do not go swimming, tanning, or into saunas for at least 14 days.
  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.

Is anyone not suitable for the procedure?

Permanent brows are not suitable for the following candidates:

  • Anyone using Accutane. Accutane usage must be stopped for at least 1 full year prior to microblading.
  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
  • Have skin disease or irritations on the face
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
  • Pregnant women
  • Nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion. We suggest discussing with your doctor first.

* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason.

Risks and complications?

We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment and new needles in a sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:

  • Topical makeup products
  • Gold, silver and nickel
  • Hair dyes

Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior. 

What if I don't like it?

As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Brows are sisters, not twins! Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Your brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.

Microneedling Faq's

Targeted areas for microneedling

Microneedling is most often used on your face to target:

In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. One studyTrusted Source found that microneedling was effective for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers.

Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure. However, microneedling is primarily used on the face.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as:

  • bleeding
  • bruising
  • infection
  • peeling

You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you:

What to expect after microneedling

Microneedling isn’t invasive like plastic surgery, so the recovery time is minimal. According to Emory University, most people require very little downtime, if any at all.

You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin.

You can go back to work or school after the procedure if you’re comfortable. Some people apply camouflaging makeup during the first few days as the redness dissipates.

Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.

After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks.

To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complementing treatments. Your doctor will advise you on the best plan of action based on your individual goals.

Preparing for microneedling

Before the procedure, talk to your doctor about ways you can prepare so you have the best possible outcome. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen and those for acne treatment, well in advance of the procedure.

Your doctor may also recommend that you stop using topical retinoids beforehand too. Doing so may reduce the risk of certain side effects.

Microneedling vs. home rollers

In an effort to save money, some people opt for home rollers instead. Unlike professional microneedling, rollers don’t puncture the skin hardly at all.

While this might seem a less painful option, the problem is that you won’t achieve the same results. The punctures made during professional microneedling are designed to induce skin rejuvenation.

With a roller device, you may achieve brighter skin at best, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

If you’re interested in more dramatic, long-term results, microneedling is a better option than a store-bought roller device. You may still choose to try the latter version if you want less invasive (and more temporary) results.