Procedures & Pricing
Choosing a permanent cosmetic artist is an important undertaking; price should not be the first consideration when someone is working on your face. My pricing is neither the least nor the most expensive you will find. I offer years of experience and expertise as an artist and am dedicated to continuous learning and keeping up to date with the newest techniques and tools, industry standards, and personal growth. I have made a commitment to study under the best artists and educators in the permanent makeup world, and it is just as important to you, as it is to me, that I do my best possible work, each time. A free consultation is recommended for each treatment, which includes design, custom color, shaping, personal style, care and maintenance, and a discussion of medical history and medications to determine if a procedure is right for you. Your decision to get a permanent makeup procedure creates a long-term relationship with your artist. I honor that and hope that you do too.
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One of the most popular procedures, eyebrows frame the eyes and provide both expression and youthfulness to the face. Thinning brows come to life by adding color, fullness and contrast. Procedure includes hair strokes, powder, ombre, or a combination.One follow up session is included.
Bring definition to your eyes subtly, with a thin lash line enhancement or go for a little more drama and a bolder look. Eyes look larger with extended length, although extreme wings are not recommended for most people.
$550, upper and lower
$325, uppers only
$275, lowers only
There are times when a full pigment removal is necessary, either because a small tattoo is no longer desired, or previous work is too saturated to accept more pigment into the skin. In this case, Tattoo Vanish is used to draw out pigment in a series of treatments. Large tattoos are better removed by laser (referrals are available). Certain colors respond more positively to this all natural, saline-based solution. Multiple treatments may be necessary, with some scabbing and post-treatment down time. Not recommended for those who tend toward keloid scarring. Pricing is determined by size.
Areola restoration may be necessary after reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy or breast enhancement. Whether covering up scarring, or recreating the entire nipple to match the existing side or both sides, restoring the areola area can help self-confidence and bringing the breast to a more natural looking state.In cases of puckering or pronounced scar tissue, the process of cosmetic tattoo is a form of microneedling, which can help the appearance of puckering.
Time, sun exposure, oily or dry skin, and products applied to the face can all affect the longevity of cosmetic tattooing. To keep color vibrant, annual touchups are recommended. If the original procedure was done elsewhere, a consultation will help determine pricing. If there is color correction to be done, and additional follow up appointment may be necessary.
$175, yearly, up 18 months
$275, up to three years
$375, up to five years
$75, additional follow-up
If you have experienced an undesirable result following a permanent cosmetic procedure, most situations can be corrected by neutralizing an unnatural color and re-implanting a more appropriate pigment. In certain instances, removal may be necessary, to be discussed during consultation. Several sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.
$175, first session
$150, repeated sessions
Lining and shading the lips create a more definite shape, and can improve the appearance of asymmetries or surgical scarring, add tint to pale lips, and help lip color from bleeding into vertical lines. A second follow up procedure is included to get the consistency just right. With any history of cold sores, antiviral medication is needed in advance, prescribed by a doctor. Some clients choose to get a dental block directly before a procedure (referrals are available).
$650, includes two follow up sessions
Natural beauty marks can fade or become irregular in shape over time. For those who want to enhance the natural color, tattoo is a great solution. Please have your doctor check any mole before the procedure to make sure it is safe to proceed.
Scarring from injury or surgery may have left an unpleasant reminder. Implanting pigment that matches the natural tones of the skin can be a great solution for face, neck or body. It is not recommended for areas that are regularly exposed to intense sun. Follow up sessions may be necessary. The process of tattooing is a form of microneedling, which may help reduce the appearance of puckering. Pricing is determined by size.
A Few More FAQs
How long does a procedure take?
Most procedures take about two hours to include sufficient time for numbing, paperwork, and design. It is important that you schedule enough time to avoid feeling rushed, which is a more pleasant experience for everyone concerned. If you are insensitive to novocaine, expect it to take a little longer. Lip procedures can take up to three hours, follow-ups are less.
Is it really permanent?
Yes, it is. The pigment molecules are deposited into the dermal layer of skin and will be there in some form, even if they looked very faded, although some people may metabolize the pigment partially or fully. Color retouching is recommended to keep it looking fresh. Avoiding direct sun exposure, wearing a full spectrum sunscreen, and avoiding certain strong facial products will insure the best results. Using retinol, alpha-hydroxy or hyaluronic acid may affect the color. Individual retention of color varies.
Pre-procedure and post-care
Prior to your appointment, please avoid taking fish oil or any aspirin products to reduce bleeding. Please bring a list of current medications that you are taking. Certain medical conditions may not be compatible with a permanent makeup procedure, a doctor's approval may be necessary.
Immediately after the procedure, there may be some swelling and redness. The pigment will appear darker for the first 5-7 days. Lips will have more swelling and a deeper shade for up to a week. Because the skin has been opened, care must be taken to avoid any contamination or possible infection, which is rare. A light ointment is applied as directed for the first week. Showering and washing the face or affected area needs to be done with care. Avoid swimming, intense exercise, sun exposure, and airborne debris (no dusting, gardening, or the beach) for at least a week.
Is it painful?
There can be some discomfort during a procedure, although most people experience minimal pain..Topical anesthetics are applied before and during the procedure to insure the most comfortable experience. If you are insensitive to novocaine during a dental procedure, you may have less ability to numb completely, and should expect the procedure to take a bit longer.