-Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment for paperwork, before pictures and numbing cream.
-If you must reschedule or cancel an appointment, please provide a 24 hour courtesy call. Any appointments cancelled within a 24 hour period will require a 30% non-refundable deposit to reschedule.
-Payment is due at time of service. Payment forms accepted are Visa, Master Card, Discover and cash. Gratuity is accepted but not expected.
What is the difference between Traditional Tattooing and Permanent Makeup?
-Where both procedures involve tattooing the skin, in traditional tattooing the pigment generally contains carbon which does not fade as much as cosmetic pigments. Permanent Makeup pigment is implanted in the second layer of skin, as in traditional tattooing however with cosmetic tattooing we tend to match the skin tone and create a softer, more natural look that enhances a persons features verses the vibrant colorful tattoos of a traditional tattoo.
Is Permanent Makeup safe?
Yes, it is very safe as long as the technician follows OSHA and CDC guidelines (which I do) and is current with their Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) training. In addition the needles and machine parts I use are sterile individual one time use and are disposed of immediately after use. These items are opened in front of my clients to they can be fully relax while receiving their tattoo. In addition, I am certified through AIIC in Arlington Texas as a paramedical tattooist with advanced training from continued education in cosmetic and medical tattooing.
How long does Permanent Makeup last?
Since I use high quality Pigments designed specifically for cosmetic tattooing and not Tattoo Ink, occasional touch ups may be required but should last a long time. There are influences which can shorten the length of the tattoo such sun tanning, tanning beds, skin care products and treatments, general health, chlorine and some medications as well as natural cell turnover. In most cases, a touch up will be needed between 2-5 years with brows sometimes needing more frequent touch ups.
Does it hurt?
Technique plays a large role and I use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and are continuously applied throughout your treatment to assist in your comfort. Caffeine, alcohol and some medications can make you more sensitive. You may want to discontinue prior to your appointment. During your menstrual cycle you are more sensitive therefore you may want to schedule when you are not menstruating. Should you take any medication for pain prior to your appointment, please have someone drive you.
How long is the healing process?
In most cases, you will be given ointment to apply on the treated area for 7 days. The Permanent Makeup will appear much darker your at first but will fade 30%-40% over the next 4-6 weeks. A follow up appointment at this time will determine if a touch up is needed. All touch ups are free of charge if within 8 weeks from the original tattoo.
How long does the procedure take?
This depends on the procedure you are requesting. Usually you can expect your procedure to take 1-2 hours. Your technician can tell you if more time will be needed when you schedule. Some procedures may take longer depending on the condition of your skin, the hydration of your skin and your reaction to the anesthetic.
If you take blood thinners, please ask your physician if you can stop this for 2 days prior to your procedure. If you are taking vitamin E or Fish Oils please stop 2 days prior to your appointment. These things can make you bleed more and prolong your appointment or cause the procedure to be split into two settings.
Drink plenty of water starting two days prior to hydrate your skin. Besides its good for you!
What is Fibroblast?
Fibroblast, also known as plasma pen or plasma treatmet, is a skin treatment that reverses the signs of aging. There are different types of equipment for this treatment so you may hear different terms used to describe this treatment. Fibroblast (or plasma treatment) activates the fibroblasts cells which lie in the dermal layer of the skin. The voltage from the device is activated by the air and gases from our skin which cause an electrical arc that is transitted to the skin's surface in a non-contacting way. The skin tissue then shrinks and tghtens.
There are no needles or anything inserted in the skin. Just a small probe that is held over the skin's surface allowing for a faster recovery and minimal down time,making this treatment a choice many make over a surgical procedure.
Fibroblasts device creates a micro-trauma in the skin tissue reaching all the way down to the dermal layer. This activates the fibrolast cells causing the body to repair the tissue by recreating they type I collagen we lose as we age. Fibroblast also forms fresh new skin surface, increases elastin production, removes cellular trash, releases growth factors and increases the thickness of the skin, bringing back a more youthful appearance.
What should I expect after the treatment?
The fibroblast leaves a small blood clot or better known as a plasma dot on the skin surface as the surface is slightly ablated. This scab, if you will, seals the skin, unlike a CO2 treatment, to prevent the likelyhood of an infection. These tiny dots will fall off in about 5-7 days. Of course everyone heals differently -see below for more information.
You will continue to see results for up to 8 weeks after treatment and the results can last between 2-7 years depending on the individual, lifestyle and aftercare. Sessions should be limited to a single area per session due to the body needing a lot of energy to heal the area properly.
Because the eyelids tend to swell the most, the upper eyelids are scheduled two weeks apart from the lower eyelids. For clients requeting a larger area, or multiple areas such as stomach, thighs, face and neck etc, these will also be split into two sessions scheduled at least two weeks apart.
You will be able to wear makeup and continue your normal daily routine the following day of treatment.
Who should NOT get this treatment?
If you have the following you are not a candidate for this treatment:
If you are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
If you have Fitzpatrick skin type V & VI
If you have Hepatitis, HIV or AIDS
If you have Lupus, Active Cancer, or are diagnosed with Hemophilia
If you have epilepcy, vitilego or if you keloid
Port wine stains, birthmarks, active eczema and psoriasis cannot be treated
If you hyper or hypopigment easily it is not a good idea
If you are currently in treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, or undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiationm
If you are on blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder
If you are on Accutane
Those who may heal slower than normal or must wait to be treated:
If you are Anemic
If you are a heavy drinker or you smoke
If you bruise or bleed easily
If you have Diabetes, Kidney or Liver Disease
If you have Mitral Valve Prolapse
If you have had cataracts or corneal abrasions
If you have Botox or Fillers- 1 month wait
Facial Surgery- 3 month wait
Chemo or Radiation- 3 month wait after last treatment
eye surgery - 3 month wait
Accutane- 6 month wait after last use
Chicken Pox or Shingles- 6 month wait