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  • Am I a candidate for Permanent Makeup?
    CANDIDATES NOT SUITABLE FOR SERVICE: Using Accutane Have heart conditions or using heart medications Have diabetes (will require a physician's note) Have skin disease or irritations (including blemishes in the eyebrow) Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note. Pregnant or nursing clients at your own discretion. I suggest discussing it with your doctor first. Cosmetic tattooing is still considered a tattoo, Doctor's note required. Have a history of cold sore, herpes HSV 1, or fever blisters (applies to lip blush clients only). *We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason.*
  • What type of brow tattoo would best suit me?
    Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic brow tattoo done by the process of manually implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin with tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes. This is the most natural looking type of brow tattoo and blends seamlessly with your natural brow hair. This service is recommended for healthy younger normal or dry combo skin types and for those who have medium to full natural brows. For oily or mature skin, powder or combo brows are better suited. Powder brows are a cosmetic semi permanent makeup technique designed to create eyebrows with soft powder effect, very similar to powder makeup. Powder effect is done with a shading technique using a permanent makeup device, which is similar to a tattoo gun using single disposable needle cartridges. This method is great for all skin types and is the preferred technique for mature and oily skin types. Powder brows tend to last longer than microblading and works great for all natural brows from sparse to full. Combo brows are a semi-permanent cosmetic brow tattoo that is a combination of microblading and powder techniques. Generally microblading is done in the front bulbs of the brows creating soft hair strokes and then gradiently go into powder brows through the middle, arch, and tail creating an ombre like effect. Combo brows are great for most skin types except very oily skin types as we can adjust the amount of microblading and powder depending on your natural brow density and skin type. This is the most popular type of brow tattoo
  • How long will my brows last?
    All semi-permanent brow tattoo's require annual touch ups every 12-18 months to maintain them or they will oxidize in color over time and generally fade completely away after 2-3 years
  • How do I prepare for my cosmetic tattoo appointment?
    Must be 18 years old. Please bring a photo ID. If you have reference photos please feel free to bring these to your appointment. Please come in wearing no facial makeup. It is okay to fill in your brows before if you wish for me to see how you like to wear them daily. I will wash the brow and entire forehead area before tattooing. If you prefer to have your eyebrows waxed/threaded please do so at least 48 hours before your appointment, otherwise we can remove stray hairs after we design your brows.​ Do not tint or dye your brows for 5 days before your appointment. You must not use Retin-A near the tattooed area before or after the procedure. You will not be able to exercise the day of or day after your appointment. This includes all activities that produce sweat. You cannot take any medications that may thin your blood (i.e. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure. Do not drink alcohol the night before or day of your procedure. Avoid caffeine the day of your appointment. It is required that you have no extreme sun/tanning bed exposure for 30 days before and after your procedure. Please account for both your initial and follow up appointments if you have a vacation planned where you will be getting sun. If you are getting lip blush tattoo and prone to cold sores you must take a prescription from your doctor at least 2 days prior and 2 days after to help avoid breakout
  • What can I expect immediately after my brow tattoo?
    Remember: Like any cosmetic procedure this is a process. Do not expect immediate results -- and please be patient. It will be a few weeks before you can fully appreciate the results. General Remarks on Shape & Color: Immediately after the procedure the area treated will be red and slightly swollen, the tattoo will look much darker and much more defined (as if it were "painted on") than the final results. Be prepared for the color to be significantly lighter and the overall appearance much softer and more natural after the healing occurs. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates. Usually the exfoliation (peeling) process occurs about 4 to 5 days and will be complete at about day 10. At that point the contrast between the initial intense and dark color and the new softer and lighter color may be such that you may be very disappointed. DO NOT WORRY! It is expected and normal that you will be receiving a second application, a "perfecting session" in about two months. At that time SHAPE and COLOR will be adjusted to your liking. We can add very easily, but it is much more difficult to remove! You must wait at least 6 weeks between applications. Touching up a tattoo prematurely may result in a ruined tattoo.
  • How do I care for my new brow tattoo?
    GENTLY wash with lukewarm water for the first 24 hours to remove any lymph fluid that may have formed a crust. You may incorporate a mild wash 2-3 times a day and pat dry with a clean paper towel or cotton round for the remainder of healing. Do Not put any makeup on that area, you want to keep it as clean as possible during healing. You may apply a light fragrance free aftercare (I will supply the product) after 24 hours if skin feels tight and dry, please do so sparingly (nothing more than a rice size amount on each brow). You will apply aftercare ointment 4 times per day. Every time after washing and few times throughout the day Do Not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out. No Sweating, Sun, Hot sauna, Hot tub, Swimming, and outside running for 10 days. Low intensity workouts may resume after 24 hours.
  • What is the healing process like for my new brows?
    Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. There will be a layer of color that sloughs off with that crust and a lot of color will go with it. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before we consider the process complete. After the initial treatment, we will make a follow up appointment for fine tuning the color or to add further dimension or definition. Typical Healing: Day 1 & 2: The eyebrows are approximately up to 40% darker and bolder before they are completely healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to look darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment from the procedure to fade away and a more narrow appearance will result. Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins. Day 4 & 5: The skin begins to flake -- peeling from the outside edges first. Day 6-14: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
  • What is the healing and aftercare like for a Lip Blush tattoo?
    Healing time is around 5-6 days Immediately following the procedure lips will be swollen, tender, and color will be intensely saturated like lipstick as lip blush color fades 60-70% through the healing phase. Swelling can last 24-48 hours following the procedure. Day 2-3: The lips will begin to get very dry and chapped almost like a sunburn. Day 3-4: Your lips will start to peel and exfoliate themselves, it is very important not to pull or pick the skin off as it will pull out pigment with the skin and you will be left with patchy color on the lips Day 5-6: Your lips will come to end of the peeling stage and start to go back to a normal texture and color will be 60-70% faded from the day of your original appointment Aftercare: Stay hydrated with water as much as possible. You will gently wash your lips with a mild cleanser everytime after you eat and pat dry with a paper towel or tissue and immediately apply aftercare. Apply lip aftercare balm or aquaphor every 30 min to one hour through the entire healing process. Steer clear of spicy foods as it will burn your lips and cause discomfort. Cut up all food into small bites and eat with a fork, do not bite into sandwiches, tacos, apples, etc. Drink all liquids through a straw including your wine! Steer clear of hot liquids like soup, coffee, tea, unless drinking through a straw. Do peel, pick, or scratch lips as pigment can be pulled out and your lip color will be uneven. Stay away from sun exposure, extreme sweating, swimming, hot tubs, saunas, hot yoga etc until your lips are done healing. No kissing, this includes dogs and babies too! There is a lot of bacteria in saliva and bodily fluids and your lips are technically an open wound and could easily get infected.
  • Am I a candidate for a chemical peel?
    You are not a candidate if any of the following apply: Are pregnant or breastfeeding. Have taken any oral acne medications like accutane in the last year. Have frequent or severe cold sore or HSV1 outbreaks Have history or family history or keloid scarring.
  • What is recovery like for a chemical peel?
    Depending if you receive a light to medium peel, recovery time is anywhere from 7-14 days. Redness, swelling, and frosting is to be expected immediately after your peel, you may experience a tingly, burning, or throbbing feel up to 48 hours post peel. The following few days after your peel your skin will be red or flushed similar to a sunburn and will feel dry and tight. Days 3-5, your skin will begin to start flaking off, for medium peels the skin may start to darken and look patchy and larger pieces of skin will start to peel. Days 5-14, more peeling will occur depending on the depth of the peel, do not pull or pick skin off as this can cause scarring, your new skin that appears may be pinkish as its been newly formed and can take some time to take on your normal skin color. Major peeling happens for 2-5 days from when your peeling process starts. Through recovery you will be given a specific aftercare regimen with products and must follow them exactly for best results. All peels require you to stay out of the sun for 4-6 weeks and wear spf 30+ daily or you run the risk of hyperpigmentation or darkening of scars on your new skin.
  • What is the BB Glow Facial?
    BB Glow is an intensive microneedling facial that gives immediate results in reducing the appearance of pigmentation, redness, dark spots, acne scarring, uneven skin tone, dark undereye circles and improves texture, fine lines, and wrinkles by depositing a wash of semi permanent pigment similar to BB cream or tinted moisturizer. The result is beautiful even skin tone without the need for makeup! Includes cleansing, exfoliation, microneedling of serums and pigment, and a collagen peptide hydrogel mask. A series of 4-5 sessions every 2-4 weeks apart is recommended for long lasting results.
  • What is Lash Extension aftercare?
    Do not get your lashes wet for 24 hours after getting your new set or fill Wash lashes daily at least 1 time with a mild oil free cleanser, this is imperative as build up of eye discharge can get stuck around the glue and cause infections or mites. Brush lashes twice per day with lash spoolie to keep them in the right direction and keep them from twisting. Do not go all the way down to the glue. Do not use mascara on the lashes as this will clump them together and cause glue to break down. Only use liquid or powder eyeliner. No pencils, pots, gels etc as this breaks the glue down and gets stuck and adhered to lashes. Stay away from all oil based cleansers and makeup removers and this will make your extensions fall out. Do not sleep on your lashes or smash them. Be careful with heat such as your blow dryer, and opening the oven, or getting close to open flame. This will melt your extensions and they will look frizzy/fried. Touch up and fill every 2-3 weeks are required to maintain your lashes. Without touch ups a full set lasts for 4 weeks.
  • What is lash lift or perm?
    Lash lift or perm creates a semi permanent curl to the lashes for 6-8 weeks and gives the appearance of longer lashes by lifting them up and making them more visible. You may apply mascara and makeup and it is extremely low maintenance with a big impact! You may not get the lashes wet or sleep on them for the first 24 hours and then you can go about your normal routine. You must stay away from oil based cleansers, makeup removers, and waterproof mascara to maintain your lash lift for 6-8 weeks.
  • Do you offer consultations if I am not sure what service to get?
    Yes I offer free consultations for all services. In person or video chat consults are available for all permanent makeup procedures Video or phone consultations are available for all other services.
  • I already have had my brows or lips done elsewhere, Do I need a consultation first?:
    Yes consultations are required if you already have permanent makeup in the area that is to be worked on.
  • What is your cancellation and rescheduling policy?
    Deposits are required to hold your appointment due to the length of time and cost for permanent makeup appointments. Deposits are non refundable. 48 hours prior notification is required to reschedule your appointment. After the 48 hour window you forfeit your deposit and if you choose to book another appointment an additional deposit will be required. This policy is strictly enforced.
  • How do I pay for my permanent makeup deposit?
    You can pay your $100 deposit via secured credit card link or through Venmo @lauren-atkison with the tagline “deposit” and the date of your appointment.
  • What is RF Microneeding and am I candidate?
    RF Microneedling or radiofrequency Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure using tiny needles that are stamped into the skin emitting radiofrequency waves to dermal layers to rejuvenate the skin. This is a controlled skin injury that causes the skin to produce new collagen in the skin causing the skin to plump and smooth. This treatment is excellent for treating multiple skin conditions like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, pores, texture, pigment, and tone. Typically 3 treatments spread 4-6 weeks apart is recommended although results can be seen after just 1 session. There is mild discomfort as a topical numbing agent is used. There is 5-7 days downtime which includes redness, mild swelling, slight peeling or flaking and you must avoid the sun, sauna, swimming, and workouts. You may not be candidate if you have the following conditions: Pregnancy or nursing Under 18 years of age Pacemaker or internal defibrillator or any electronic Implant such as glucose monitor Permanent implant in the treated area such as metal plates and screws, silicone implants or an injected chemical substance Current or history of cancer, especially skin cancer, or pre-malignant moles Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immunosuppressive medications Severe concurrent conditions such as cardiac disorders, epilepsy, uncontrolled hypertension, and liver or kidney diseases A history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, psoriasis, eczema and rash as well as excessively/freshly tanned skin History of skin disorders such as keloid scarring, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin Any medical condition that might impair skin healing Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes or thyroid dysfunction Any surgical, invasive, ablative procedure in the treatment area in the last 3 months or before complete healing Intra-dermal or superficial sub-dermal areas injected with Botox®/HA/collagen/fat injections or other augmentation methods with bio-material, before the product has been dissipated (up to 6 months), except Botox after binding to the facial muscles (3-7 days). It is possible to treat sooner over injectable products placed in the deep, periosteal plane, as soon as the area has healed (1-3 weeks). Use of Isotretinoin (Accutane®) within 6 months prior to treatment Currently taking antibiotics Silicone implants or an injected chemical substance in area being treated unless its under the muscle. Any facial surgery performed within a year prior to treatment. Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last three months or before complete healing. Facial laser resurfacing, facial dermabrasion, and deep chemical peeling within the last three months if face is being treated. Vitiligo Treating over tattoo or permanent makeup. Excessively tanned skin from sun, tanning beds or tanning creams and sprays within the last two weeks.
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