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Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm | Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm | Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Call Us: (650) 340-1700

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Aesthetics Meets Excellence

APPOINTMENTS & BOOKING:

What is your cancellation policy?

A $100 deposit is due at the time of booking, and is credited towards the total due at the time of service. Any appointment cancellations or rescheduling must be done 48-hours prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid deposit forfeiture.  

Are consultations required?

While a consultation is not required, it is recommended so that you have an opportunity for you to discuss your goals and expectations and have an evaluation performed prior to committing to booking a service. 

Should I arrive early  to my appointment?

Please arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to begin fill out paperwork, and begin the numbing process.

PRE-PROCEDURE:

Should I wear makeup for the appointment?

Yes, wear your normal makeup to the studio the day of the procedure, bring your cosmetic eyeliner or eyebrow makeup.

Can I wear my contacts during the procedure?

If you are having an eyeliner procedure, do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the procedure.

Be sure and bring your glasses with you to the appointment, as well as a storage case for your lenses. It is recommended that you refrain from the use of contact lenses until the liner is fully healed.

Are there any beauty treatments I should discontinue before the procedure?

  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to your appointment (eyebrow procedure).

  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment (eyebrow procedure).

  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment (eyebrow procedure).

Are there other products I should refrain from using before the procedure?

  • Refrain from the use of, aspirin-containing products, Vitamins A and E for 5 days before your procedure.  These products are natural blood thinners. Note: Never discontinue use of any medication that been prescribed by your physician without his/her consent, and inform me in the event if continued use is required.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your procedure.

  • Refrain from the consumption of any products containing caffeine the day of the procedure.  These products contribute to nervousness

POST-PROCEDURE

How long will it take for the pigment of my brows to settle from the darker color?

This deeper color will remain for approximately 5-10 days.  Adjustment(s) to these factors is the purpose of the follow-up appointment.

How long is the healing process?

The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks.  In addition, it may be several days/weeks before the final results are revealed.

Will I experience any discomfort after the procedure?

You will also experience swelling and tenderness.  A few optional comfort recommendations:

  • Cool compress (no direct ice) 

  • Sleeping with your head elevated

  • OTC Antihistamine (swelling) and Ibuprofen (pain)

How long after the procedure can I begin wearing makeup again?

  • Please keep brow and eyeliner treated areas completely dry for 3 days (72- hours)... No water, lotions, ointments, makeup.  After 3 days (72-hours) you may apply a very thin layer of balm on the clean treated area.  Do this only if the area is uncomfortable due to tightness of the skin.

  • Do not apply makeup or sunscreen on the treated area for 2 weeks after the procedure. To preserve color, avoid using products that contain peroxide, alcohol, glycol, or rapid exfoliants i.e. alpha hydroxy and retinols on the treated area.

  • After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara.  DO NOT USE an eyelash curler for a minimum of two weeks. This instrument pulls the eyelashes and the tissue containing your eyeliner pigment surrounding the lashes.

Are there any activities or beauty treatments I should avoid after the procedure?

  • During the healing process, avoid extreme heat, strenuous exercise, excessive sweating, hot tubs, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, swimming lakes, hot water or chemicals.  Direct sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided indefinitely. Both are counterproductive to the Permanent Makeup procedure you have received, especially with any brow procedures.

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

It looks like hair strokes have flaked off after my appointment what should I do?

This is completely normal after a microblading or shading  procedure. Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes or shading.  It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates. Continue to follow the after-care directions. DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH  Skin/pigment exfoliation is normal.  Let the treated skin fall off naturally. or your color may cause premature loss of pigment and you risk scarring and infection.