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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.  What to look for when choosing a permanent makeup specialist.
 
Things to consider when choosing a permanent makeup specialist:

  • Experience

  • Professionalism

  • Education (are they certified do they have actual Licenses and Certifications they can show)

  • 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 (sanitation practices and sterile environments, are strictly enforced)

  • Insured

  • Are they members of the American Academy of Micropigmentation or Society of Permanent Makeup Professionals

  • Licensed with the State Health Department  

  • Highest quality pigments are used

  • Safe and sterile 

 
Qualifications:  

  • Licensed Cosmetologist with the State of Texas
  • Certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation
  • Certified Phi Brows Artist
  • Certified Micro-Needling & Microdermabrasion Technician  
  • Certified Body Contouring  Technician
  • Red Cross OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Certified
  • Visual Design, The Art Institute of Houston
  • Licensed by the Texas Health Department  

 
 What is permanent makeup?

Look and feel beautiful all day and night. Permanent makeup also known as permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, and micropigmentation is the process of adding pigments into the skin creating a natural appearance. Permanent makeup enhances the appearance of facial features such as brows, lips, and eyes. It can also be an excellent procedure to cover post-surgical scars or enhance the hairline. No matter what area you choose, you can be certain you will look fresh and save yourself hours of daily makeup applications.  
 

What is eyebrow microblading?

3 Dimensional 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, chemotherapy, or other factors, then microblading is an excellent option for you.

Microblading Benefits:

  • Restore shapes of the eyebrows
  • Builds your confidence
  • Natural crisp hair-like strokes
  • Does not smudge or wash off
  • Minimal downtime after treatment
  • Saves you time 


How long does it take and what are the risks?

The whole process usually takes about 2 hours. The day of your procedure you will need to bring in the medical history and consent form that explains to you the risks that can arise after a permanent makeup procedure. These forms are available online for you to print and fill out here.  Please be honest about any medications you are taking, allergies, or cosmetics procedures (such as Botox) that were recently done to avoid any complications. 
 
Is it safe?

Yes. We use new clean and sterilized equipment following OSHA safety standards. All needles are disposed after each use. Hypo-allergenic pigments products containing no fragrances, emollients or other irritants are used during the procedure. Highest quality pigment colors made from reputable manufactures in the U.S.A and Europe. We offer a patch-test for those who have high allergies to certain elements and colors.  
 
Does it hurt?

Permanent Makeup is usually a painless procedure but, some discomfort may be felt. Most clients don't feel much but you must consider that everyone’s pain threshold is different. Numbing anesthetics are used during the process to keep the pain minimal. If you are on your menstrual cycle your body is more sensitive to pain. You might want to consider that when booking your appointment. 


What If I Don’t Like It?

After your procedure the color will appear darker then you are used to, but will soften between anywhere from 30 up to 60 percent during the healing process. It may take some time to become acclimated to your new look, but please be patient as the procedure has completely healed. After 4 weeks you will be able to make an informed decision about the healed version. 


What is an Allergy Patch Test?

Pigment allergies are extremely rare, but a reaction can occur. Even though some individuals may have sensitivities to conventional makeup which does not pose a threat, other allergies especially to colors and dyes can pose a problem.  Having an allergy patch test will be necessary to avoid any risks and possible complications. 


Do I need a touch up?

All permanent cosmetic procedures usually require multiple sessions to achieve the desired look.  Permanent cosmetics is a process and most procedures will require a follow-up once the first initial one is healed. Depending on which procedure was done, any added work to the original procedure should be performed no sooner than four to six weeks.  Touch up is not included with the initial procedure. Refer a friend and receive touch up for free.


How much does it cost?

Eyebrows - $375

Eyebrows Powder Fill - $375

Ultra Luxe Brows - $550

Lash Enhancement - $275

Thick Eyeliner Upper Lid - $350

Eyeliner Lower Lid - $275

Eyeliner Top & Lower Lid - $550

Lip Liner - $325 

Ultra Luxe Lip - $550

Beauty Mark - $50


Touch Ups:

All touch-ups must be made with in 4 to 8 weeks - $75

Refresher Touch Up  6 to 18 months - $150

Is a consultation required for permanent makeup?  

A consultation is usually not required. We will discuss color, shape and design the day of your appointment before the procedure. We usually recommend to send clear and up-close photos by email or text if you have had a previous permanent makeup done in the past.  
 
How will the shape of my brows be determined?

Your facial features and bone structure is measured with a variety of instruments to determine the best eyebrow shape for your face. The eyebrow is first drawn with a waterproof pencil. You can decide if you like the thickness, arch and overall shape that you desire. Only after you approve the drawn shape will the permanent procedure begin. 
 
How do I care for my procedure after?

After the procedure you will be given a detailed aftercare pamphlet with instructions and ointment to use during the healing process. It’s crucial to follow the instructions thoroughly during the healing process to ensure proper healing and color retention. Using Neosporin, bacitracin or other products may cause an allergic reaction on open skin and should NOT be used. If you experience any type of redness, pain, or irritation stop using the ointment that was given to you and call Dermaluxe Spa. Following your aftercare instructions is very important to achieve the best results. Results can vary for each individual.  
 
How do I book an appointment?

We use Vagaro, which you can book through our website or download the app on your smart phone. A credit card is required to book an appointment. 

Deposits are non-refundable if you no show to your appointment.  Please give a 24 hour notice if you need to move your appointment to another time.  You may also call us directly at 832.377.0030. 


What can I expect the day of the procedure?

Each procedure generally lasts 2 hours. We will go over what to expect that day and an aftercare pamphlet with healing ointment will be given to you. We will also schedule your follow-up visit 4 to 6 weeks depending on the procedure you received. 


What can I expect after the procedure?

Your permanent makeup will look dark and bold for the first week and this is normal. There may be some redness and slight swelling. After a week you can start to expect fading anywhere from 20 to 60 percent depending on skin type and after care.


How long does permanent makeup last?

Permanent makeup is long-term and can last for years, but does fade over time.  Microblading can last up to 3 years. It also depends how you follow the aftercare instructions. Others factors that can lesson the duration of pigments are excess oily skin, excessive sweating, too much sun or tanning beds, abrasive skin treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments, etc. 


Can I wear makeup after my procedure?

You will want to stay clear of makeup near the area for at least . This will keep it clean and heal properly without risking an infection.  
 
What if I already have permanent makeup?  

You can still have a procedure done, however if your eyebrows for example are extremely dark, then adding more 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 the better. You will need to send us clear photos by email or text so we can assess the best options for you.  


Corrections:

If you had your permanent makeup treatment done elsewhere and are unhappy with your results please contact us. In many cases we are able to correct permanent makeup cases gone wrong. If your permanent makeup can’t be corrected, for example because of inaccuracy or unappealing color, we offer non-laser tattoo removal as an option to lighten or completely remove the treated area. 
 
Click here to find out more about Non- Laser Tattoo Removal.  
 
 Before 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 procedures, 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 6 weeks prior (if you do frequent peels, 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 have extremely oily skin and or very large pores your results will appear softer and possibly have a solid or powdered look. 
  • If you are about to start or on your menstrual cycle this can make you hyper-sensitive during the procedure.  


Before Eyeliner Procedure: 

  • Bring eye glasses with you.
  • Do not wear your contact lenses (clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after the procedure)
  • 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: 

  • No lip injections/fillers
  • If you are prone to cold sores/fever blisters, you must get an antiviral prescription such as Valtrex (1000mg) from your primary care physician. You must start taking this 2 days prior before the procedure. Please bring proof of your prescription the day of procedure. No exceptions.
  • Drink plenty of water and moisturize the lips as much as possible, before procedure.
  • Bring your favorite lipstick and or lip liner with you. 
  • To reduce swelling a frozen bag of peas can be used 

 
Permanent Makeup is NOT Recommended for Clients with the following: 

  • Botox in the past 2 weeks
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Epilepsy
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pacemaker or Major Heart Problems
  • Pregnant (if you are nursing you may get the procedure, but topical anesthetics cannot be used)
  • Diabetic
  • Prone to Keloid Scarring
  • Skin Irritations near the treated area such as rashes, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, sunburns, etc. Treatment will be necessary before any permanent makeup procedures especially on the eyebrow area.  
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Viral Infections and or Diseases


After Care Instructions:

We will provide you with a complete after care pamphlet the day of your appointment after the procedure. Everything will be explained on what to do, what not to do, and what to expect following your procedure.  

4617 Montrose Blvd.  Suite C205  Houston, TX 77006