By Appointment Only. No Walk-Ins Please. 10:00am - 6:00pm M-Sat. Phone: 832-377-0030
1401 Ricmond Ave. Suite 270 Houston, TX 77006
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 ARTIST
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
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 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.
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 on our website. 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 from 20 up to 40 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. Touch up is not included with the initial procedure.
Eyebrows - $375 (starting price)
Eyebrows Powder Fill - $375
Ultra Luxe Brows - $550
Lash Enhancement - $275
Eyeliner Upper or Lower Lid - $350
Luxe Eyeliner - $550
Lip Liner - $325
Ultra Luxe Lip - $550
Beauty Mark - $50
WITHIN 2 MONTHS -$75
WITHIN 3 to 6 MONTHS- $150
WITHIN 6 to 12 MONTHS - $250
IS A CONSULTATION REQUIRED
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 AFTER THE PROCEDURE
After the procedure you will be given a detailed aftercare pamphlet with instructions and kit 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. 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 afterwards and the following week. A pamphlet and aftercare kit will be given to you to take home. 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 few days and this is normal. There may be some redness and slight swelling in the first 24 hours. After a week you can start to expect fading anywhere from 20 to 40 percent depending on skin type and after care.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
Permanent makeup is long-term and can last for years, but does fade over time. Microblading can last up to 3 years, in some cases even longer. 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 THE PROCEDURE
You will want to stay clear of makeup near the area for a few days . This will keep it clean and heal properly without risking an infection.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE PERMANENT
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 of any prior permanent makeup the better. You will need to send us clear photos by email or text so we can discuss the best option for you.
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 tattoo removal as an option to lighten the treated area.
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BEFORE PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE
BEFORE EYELINER PROCEDURE
BEFORE LIP PROCEDURE
PERMANENT MAKEUP NOT RECOMMENDED WITH THE FOLLOWING
AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS
We will provide you with a complete after care pamphlet and kit 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.