Frequently Asked Questions
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs permanent pigmentation of one’s skin as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup such as eyebrows, eyeliner and lipstick to enhance one’s overall beauty. It involves using a needle to place pigmented granules beneath the upper layers of the skin. Each service takes up to 2 hours depending on the complexity of the service. The artist will use a topical anesthetic to numb the area being tattooed to minimize any discomfort.
Will you shape the eyebrows first?
Yes, shaping is our specialty. We always shape and draw in the eyebrows first before starting a permanent makeup procedure. The client will always approve the shape and color of the eyebrows before pigment is placed onto the skin.
What should I expect after a permanent makeup procedure?
You may experience minor redness on the procedure day. Just like any tattoo, initially the color will appear brighter or darker but will get softer and more natural looking with each passing day. The tattooed area will start to peel anywhere between 4-7 days and will look more as intended throughout the following weeks. You may resume normal activities immediately except that you will be advised to wear no makeup directly on the treated area for about one week. Most resume their regular schedule, such as returning to work, the very next day. It is advised that for very special occasions or anytime you want to look your super-best that you allow one week of healing time.
What is the benefit of getting a permanent makeup procedure?
The most obvious benefit to permanent makeup is that it enhances one’s beauty giving way to much more natural looking eyebrows. You essentially get to wake up with your “face on.” You can swim, exercise, shower and fall asleep without having to worry about your makeup smearing or coming off. Additionally, having permanent makeup saves a ton of time in having to shape and draw in eyebrows and eyeliner every day. Time is something that is limited and cannot be valued enough so why not make the most of it.
Is the permanent makeup procedure painful?
Most describe the permanent makeup procedure as a slight discomfort. We try to minimize that discomfort by using a top-of-the-line topical numbing solution. Some clients even describe the service as experiencing no discomfort whatsoever.
How long does permanent makeup last?
This is a tricky question since so much depends on one’s skin type, body chemistry and lifestyle. We always schedule a follow up appointment 4-6 weeks after the initial service to add pigment only to those areas where the skin may have not taken pigment as intended. In general, we recommend an annual maintenance (color refresh) for all clients. *
* Individual Results May Vary
Will the color change?
Absolutely not. At Beautopia Skin Studio, we use the highest quality pigments and therefore you will never have to worry about the color changing (to blue, red, green, etc). Like all tattoos, the color will eventually fade over time and that is why we recommend an annual maintenance for all clients.
Is permanent makeup suggested if I am pregnant, breastfeeding or taking accutane?
We highly advise that if you meet any of the above conditions that you wait to get permanent makeup done in order to get the best results. Please note we will refuse a permanent makeup service if you meet any of the above conditions.
What medications or products do I need to avoid prior to my appointment?
It is necessary to be off of Accutane for one year prior to all procedures. It is necessary to be off Retin-A or Renova 5 days prior to a procedure. Try to avoid Advil, Aspirin and Ibuprofen products for 7 days prior to all procedures unless medically necessary. Tylenol is okay. Try to avoid Vitamin E, Niacin, Fish oils, and blood thinners for 7 days prior to all procedures unless medically necessary. Avoid alcohol the night before all procedures. The day of the appointment make sure no caffeine and working out.
What about fever blisters?
If you are planning a lip color procedure and have ever experienced a cold sore, even one time in your life, it is recommended you obtain a prescribed anti-viral medication (Valtrex). The medication must be taken two days prior to the procedure and 3 days post.
Cancellation/No Show Policy
We understand things may come up which can conflict with your appointment, however, we must ask that you provide us no less than 24-hour notice if you need to cancel/reschedule. If notification is not made within a 24 hour time period we will charge $50 to the CC on file. All no show appointments will be charged 50% of the service you were scheduled for.
We understand traffic is bad in Houston but please allow enough time to get to your appointment. We do allow a grace period of 15 minutes from the time of your appointment. If you miss this window, you may be required to reschedule your appointment and will be charged $50.
A $100 deposit is required in order to book for microblading/semi-permanent makeup. This will be deducted from the total cost of your service. Deposits are non-refundable if you choose to cancel or reschedule your appointment within 72 hours from your appointment.
Children and guests
Please leave your children at home as the service is long and requires uninterrupted concentration for both artist and client. If you choose to bring a guest, please limit to just one guest as our space is limited.