Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We're here to help. Below are a list of common questions from patients and their families.


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What is the procedure like?


Step by step: CONSULTATION (15-20 MIN) Welcome! This is where I’ll have you fill out the consent form and get to know you and your brow lifestyle. I’ll examine your shape and ask you a few questions about your daily routine. You’re welcome to bring any brow inspiration photos you may have and I’ll discuss your shape preferences and brow pigment color. BROW MAPPING (40-45 MIN) After taking a before photo, I'll draw the brow design with a pencil and measuring tools to give you symetrical brows. We’ll both review the design and make any adjustments necessary. Once we both have agreed on the shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I may make recommendations based on my knowledge of what suits a person aesthetically), I’ll apply a numbimg cream then procceed to fill those babies in! PROCEDURE (2 HOURS) Your brows are ready to begin their transformation! This is where I'll insert pigment into the skin in tiny dots using a tattoo machine and needle. I only use sterile and disposable tools that are compliant with all regulations by the LA City Health department.




How should I prepare for my appointment?


I require all my clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, Motrin and Ibuprofen. Also do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. These substances thin out blood, which can result in more bleeding and pain during the procedure. You must also not use Retin-A near the brow area 2 weeks before or after the procedure.

You will need to avoid water for 7 -10 days after! This includes excessive sweating, pools, lakes, salt water, and extreme sun exposure so plan your vacations accordingly!

You may fill in your brows so I can get an idea of your everyday look. However, please do not wear any eye makeup, mascara or eyeliner. Lashes are encouraged, but it's optional.

If it's your initial appointment, please refrain from plucking your eyebrows, so I can see your natural eyebrow shape. However, if you're coming back for a tocuh up, you can clean any extra hair you may have prior to your appointmet.

**When you arrive, we kindly ask you must wait outside or in your vehicle until you receive a text that you can enter for your appointment. Only clients being serviced are allowed inside the salon and no walk-ins are accepted. Your appointment will last approximately 3 hours. If it's a touch up, it will last approximately 2 hours.




What is the healing process like?


Immediately after getting your brows done, you may experience minor redness or swelling around the treated area, which typically goes away within 24 hours. The pigment in the skin will darken, making the brows look more bold than they were initially. This is normal! You can expect the brows to heal 30% lighter than they were immediately after your appointment. Around day 3-4, you may notice light scabbing and flaking on the treated area. This is normal! Please refrain from picking at the brows. Doing so will result in loss of pigment in those areas. Brows may appear spotty or patchy until the entire brow has finished healing. Once all the flaking is complete (typically around day 10), the brows will appear lighter. The skin will normalize over the next 4 weeks and the pigment will return to the skin in it’s healed color. At 4 weeks, your brows will be fully healed. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at a touch up appointment. At this appointment, I will asses your retention, touch up the spots that didn’t take, and can adjust the pigment color and/or shape to give you your dream brows! ***Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a 7-10 days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. The pigment will then take some time to settle into the skin, a good month should pass before the procedure is considered complete and a touch up appointment can be scheduled at this time.




Aftercare:


I will give you after care instructions on the day of the appointment. It’s vital that you adhere to the aftercare instructions to achieve the best results and retention for your brows. We wouldn’t want to waste all that time and TLC we just invested into them!




How long will my eyebrows last and will I need a touch up?


The results can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Many factors can affect this time frame, such as your type of skin, the tecnique chosen, proper care of the brows after the procedure, and many others. It is recommended to have a touch-up procedure done 1-2 months after your initial procedure to achieve the best results. It is also recomended to have a touch up procedure done annually to retain the shape and saturation of pigment. Touch-ups are normal and expected for Permanent Cosmetics. Touch up prices 1-4 months after your last procedure: $200 4-8 months after your last procedure: $250 8-12 months after your last procedure: $300 12 months or more after your last procedure $350 **Eyebrows will remain beautiful and last much longer if sun block is applied regularly and any abrasive facial treatments on the brow area are avoided.




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Do you offer training?


Yes! Please send me a DM through Instagram or text message at 323-393-7154 and I will send you all the info about my trainings including dates and price.




Will it ever fully disappear?


The pigment will eventually fade in about one to three years. But everyone’s skin holds the pigment differently, so it’s tough to say how long it will take for the permanent makeup to become invisible. However, traces of it will always remain, even if you can't see them




What if I have previous work done?


You MUST take a clear picture in good lighting and text it to me before booking an appointment. Even if you feel the makeup has faded, please send a photo before booking so I can approve it & see if it's something I can work with. In some instances where the previous work is too dark, dense, discolored, or large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before any appointment will be made. I cannot guarantee results for cases such as these. Any client coming to me from a different artist is considered a new client, with full prices. Please contact me with any further questions.




Do I need to take days off work?


No, you do not. Clients may resume normal activity directly following the procedure. Redness will alleviate in 1-2 days. The permanent makeup will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from normal activities




Can I wear makeup after the procedure?


You may not wear makeup on your eyebrows, but everywhere else is fine. You may wear makeup on your eyebrows after it is fully healed.




What if I dont like it?


I'll work closely with you to ensure your satisfaction with the proposed technique. I'll always allow for you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there is very little room for error. If you are unhappy with your original decision, any touch ups wont be scheduled and the pigmented area will naturally fade away over time.




Contraindications:


Any type of semi-permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • Under the age of 18
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Those with allergies to makeup, colors or hair dye
  • You have active skin cancer
  • Had an Organ transplant
  • You have healing disorders or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
  • Pinkeye: As soon as your infection has cleared, medication completed.
  • Prone to Keloid disorder
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have a Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • You take Niacin
  • You take Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • You take Acetylsalicylic Acid medications

  • No Botox treatments should be done 4 weeks prior or 4 weeks after procedure.
  • No Juvederm or other fillers should be done 4 weeks prior or 4 weeks after procedure
  • No chemical peels 60 days before or after procedure (pigment will peel quicker due to chemicals traveling under the skin)
  • For Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.
  • SUNBURN – Wait 2 weeks after occurrence.
Previous Permanent Makeup – People who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. I may have to refer these clients to consider saline removal prior to a procedure unless I’m able to work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always disclose if you’ve had previous permanent makeup so that I can treat you accordingly. Skin Complications - If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for any permanent makeup procedure and therefore won’t hold the pigment well. Chronic Conditions - The same goes for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your skin will not retain the color very well and the intended effect of your procedure. Accutane/Retin-A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. These medications thin and oversensitive the skin. It’s very important that you wait a year before permanent makeup on the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each two weeks prior to their procedure. Autoimmune - Even more seriously, if you have an autoimmune disorder such as frontal fibrosing alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for permanent makeup due to your compromised skin health caused by these disorders. Heart conditions- If you have hemophilia, it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of permanent make up done as this puts you in a high-risk position. People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding and poor results with your procedure. Consult with physician prior to booking if you have any of the following; approval is required:
  • You’re undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • You have diabetes
  • You have blood clotting abnormalities
  • You’re on Acne medication (topical/oral)
  • Anyone with severe allergies or multiple allergies
This is not a full list of contraindications. If you have any other skin conditions or heart problems consult with your doctor first. If you’re thinking you’re ready for a permanent makeup procedure, it is important to know that the results of your procedure will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation. Like any procedure, every person is unique and will react differently. If all checks out and your skin is in good physical condition, we can now move forward to booking your appointment!