1401 Ricmond Ave.  Suite 270  Houston, TX 77006

By Appointment Only. No Walk-Ins Please.  10:00am - 6:00pm M-Sat.  Phone: 832-377-0030

FAQs


​​​​​​​​​FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When finding a permanent makeup artist you never want to make a quick decision based on price or convenience such as same day appointments. Please carefully read our FAQs page.  If you have any questions please contact our studio at 832-377-0030 prior to booking an appointment. 


THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST

  • Experience 
  • Professionalism 
  • Do they have actual licenses and certifications they can show you
  • Before and after photos of actual clients (many technicians use professional stock images that do not reflect their own work)
  • OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Certified 
  • Fully Licensed with the State Health Department
  • Insured
  • Pigment quality  
  • Safe and sterile 


DERMALUXE SPA QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS 

  • Licensed TDLR Cosmetology 
  • Texas State Health Department Tattoo License 
  • Certified by The American Academy of Micropigmentation Permanent Makeup 
  • The Sauler Institute of Tattooing Penn Medicine 
  • Advanced 3D Nipple Areola Restoration​  
  • Phi Brows Microblading 
  • Phi Powder Brows 
  • Phi Contour 
  • Phi Removal 
  • Texas Laser & Aesthetics 
  • Body Contouring
  • Red Cross OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen 
  • HIPPA 

 

WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP? 

Permanent makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, and micropigmentation, is the process of adding pigments into the skin. Permanent makeup enhances the appearance of facial features such as brows, eyes, and lips. 
 

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a highly demanded technique that is done with a hand held tool and blade that creates crisp fine hair-like strokes while inserting pigments into the upper layer of the skin.  This technique is perfect for those who want to restore the appearance of realistic looking eyebrows. If you have over tweezed your brows or suffer

from hair loss due to alopecia or other factors, then microblading may be an excellent option for you.


IS IT SAFE?

We use new, clean and sterilized equipment following OSHA safety standards. All needles are single use only and disposed after each client.  After each client the treatment area and equipment is cleaned with medical grade disinfectant. 


DOES IT HURT?

Permanent Makeup is usually a painless procedure but some discomfort may be felt in the beginning of the procedure. Numbing anesthetics are used during the process to keep the pain minimal. "Please note" if you're on your menstrual cycle or about to start you may be more sensitive to pain. You might want to consider this when booking your appointment. 


WHAT IS AN ALLERGY PATCH TEST?

Allergies to tattoo ink or permanent makeup pigments are rare but a reaction can occur.  If you have an allergy to colorants, such as those found in food or clothing, then a patch test is recommended. If you already have tattoos, minor sensitivities to makeup, or seasonal allergies, then a patch test isn't necessary. 


IS A CONSULTATION REQUIRED?

​A consultation is usually not required for permanent makeup procedures. We will discuss color, shape and design on the day of your appointment. If you have had previous permanent makeup done elsewhere or have any skin issues/disorders such as severe acne or seborrheic-dermatitis, then a consultation is required. If you arrive to an appointment without having a consultation first (either by phone or in person) we have the right to refuse service and deposit will be forfeited. 


HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Please carefully read our policies before booking your appointment. Prices are listed on our website and also when booking online here. Book My Appointment 


WAITING LIST

Due to high demand wait time for new clients can be over a month. If you are trying to get in sooner we have a wait-list option available online. Our suggestion is to book your initial appointment then go back and add yourself to the wait-list. You may choose as many days as you like. If a spot does open up, you will receive an automated text message asking if you want the appointment. 


AFTER HOURS 

After hours and off days available by appointment only for an additional $250 and must be paid in full at time of booking.

  • Non-refundable 
  • Serious clients only


WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE?

Each procedure generally runs no more than 2 hours.  An aftercare kit with instructions will be given to you to take home after your procedure. Please make sure to print and bring with you the client consent form (filled out) on the day of your appointment. If you don't have a printer please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.  Print Client Consent Form


DO I NEED A TOUCH UP?

Almost all permanent cosmetic procedures usually require a touch up session (perfection visit) to achieve the desired look. ​ At times a third session is required due to  factors such as oily skin, high use of nicotine products (includes electronic cigarettes,) and excessive bleeding during the initial procedure.

 

​WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Your permanent makeup will look dark and bold for the first few days and this is normal. There may be some redness and slight swelling for the first 24 hours.  After a week you can start to expect some fading and a softer look. 


​CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

NO makeup around or on the area for 10 days. This will reduce the risk of infection.
 

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP? 

You can still have get it done, however if your eyebrows for example are extremely dark then adding more ink would not have much effect. If it’s a correction because of unevenness, color, etc., then removal/lightening the area first may be required. The more faded any prior permanent makeup is easier it is to achieve better results.

A free consultation will be required. No exceptions. 


AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS 
We provide you with verbal and written instructions plus an aftercare kit on the day of your appointment. 

 
BEFORE YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE

  • Please plan accordingly before any permanent makeup procedure.  
  • Do not pluck, wax or tweeze your brows prior to your procedure.
  • Do not dye, bleach or use any semi-permanent gels that stain the skin in the brow area.
  • Do not take 48-72 hours prior to your procedure: Aspirin, Fish Oil, Niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen
  • No alcohol or caffeine at least 48 hours before your procedure. This will minimize bleeding and swelling during and after the procedure.
  • No Smoking
  • If you are on any type of prescribed anticoagulant medication (blood thinners), such as Coumadin, etc. you must have a doctor’s permission to stop for at least 5 days prior to your appointment.
  • Drink plenty of water the day prior to having your procedure. Pigment is retained more easily with well-hydrated skin.
  • Botox, Dysport and Xeomin should be performed 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • No chemical peels or laser treatments 6 weeks prior (if you do these frequently the brows will fade quicker.)
  • No Retinols, Retin-A's, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids.
  • No Accutane for 1 year
  • No tanning or sun exposure 2 weeks prior and after the procedure.
  • Do not work out the day of your procedure
  • If you are about to start or on your menstrual cycle this can make you hyper-sensitive during the procedure.  


BEFORE EYELINER PROCEDURE

  • No lash extensions
  • No lash serums for 2 weeks 
  • Do not wear your contact lenses (clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after the procedure)
  • Bring eye glasses with you if you wear contacts. 
  • Consider asking your primary health care physician for a Valium, if you think there will be a lot of nervousness or twitching during the procedure.
  • Purchase new mascara to use after your eyeliner procedure to avoid any infections.
  • Lubricating eye drops (If dry eye occurs use for 3 days after procedure, if necessary) 
  • To reduce swelling a frozen bag of peas can be used


BEFORE LIP PROCEDURE

  • Moisturize lips (no chapped or super dry lips)
  • No lip injections/fillers
  • If you are prone to cold sores/fever blisters you must get an antiviral prescription from your primary care physician. You must start taking this 2 days before the procedure. Please bring proof of your prescription the day of procedure. No exceptions.
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Bring your favorite lipstick and or lip liner with you (for color reference)
  • To reduce swelling a frozen bag of peas can be used 

 

PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED WITH THE FOLLOWING

  • Skin irritations near or on the brow area such as acne, rosacea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, rashes, etc.
  • Botox in the past 2 weeks
  • Chemical peels or laser resurfacing in the past 6 weeks
  • Sunburn in the past 2 weeks
  • Accutane in the last year
  • Prone to keloid scarring
  • Extremely oily skin or very large pores
  • Eyebrow hair transplant
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Epilepsy
  • Organ transplant
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Viral Infections and or diseases


Please note: If you arrive to your appointment with any of these listed above we have the right to refuse service and deposit will be forfeited.