How long have you been doing permanent makeup?
Kristi Rae has been certified in permanent makeup since 2010 and has been microblading since 2012. Before her permanent makeup career, Kristi was a Licensed Nurse since 2004.
What does the price include?
The price includes your design, topical anesthetics and an ointment for aftercare. The price does not include a free touch up. Please look at the price menu for touch up prices.
Is the procedure painful?
While everybody's pain tolerence differs, we use top of the line anesthetics to decrease discomfort. You will have topical anesthetics applied before and during your procedure unless otherwise specified. Due to increased sensitivity, it is best to not have the procedure done while you are on your menstrual cycle. You may take pain medications before the procedure, as long as they are not NSAID'S ( Motrin/ Naproxen/ Aleeve/ Advil/ Ibupropen)
Is this really permanent?
Although permanent makeup should be thought as of permanent, the pigment is semi permanent. The color will gradually fade out and you will need a color boost if you choose to keep your brows. The average time for most clients is 1- 3 years. Your skin and lifestyle play a role in the longevity of color retention. Sun, salt water and retinol products will pull out pigment prematurely. Most clients get a color boost around 1 year.
Does your clinic offer Microblading?
Yes. Our clinic offers the latest techniques for eyebrows. Microblading is the most sought after style for eyebrows due to the realistic appearance of natural looking hairs. Microblading is a manual method and is semi permenent, usually lasting 9 months to 1 1/2 years before needing a color boost..
Are you registered with the health department?
Yes, we are licensed and registered with Orange and Riverside County Health Department. We follow all required guidelines and our equipment (needles/ barrels) is disposable, SINGLE USE ONLY for your saftey to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens.
What type of equipment do you use?
We do not compromise with quality or saftey standards. Our equipment is Europe's most advanced technology- High Tech- Generation. Aluminum, digital, state of the art equipment. Equiped with a sophisticated hygine system ( Integraded return protection) for your safety. The needles and attachments are single use only. We carry only high quality, cosmetic grade organic and inorganic pigments made from the US and Europe. All hand tools and pigments are PHI BROWS.
Can I bring family/ friends?
If you choose to bring someone with you, they must wait in the hall/ lobby. Only the client is allowed in the procedure room due to limited space, bloodborne pathogens and cross contamination. Children must have adult supervision present.
Candidates who are seeking permanent makeup and who may be contraindicated (meaning (those that I cannot treat) are:
Those under 18 years of age
Pregnant and lactating women
People who are taking blood thinning medicines must have a doctors clearence
People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated
Those with easily triggered postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are not good candidates
Those who have keloid scars
Those with thick scar tissue in the eyebrow area.
Active skin cancer in the area to be treated
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had Mitral Valve Disorder.
Those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, steroids which thin the skin.
* If you have known allergic reactions to topical anesthetics, please advise your technician before the service
** Permanent Makeup is NOT A SCIENCE, BUT AN ARTFORM. Results are not guaranteed. Results will vary depending on skin types.
AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your permanent makeup.
Coumadin: Amount of bleeding and response to topical epinephrine will determine coverage per appointment. If excessive bleeding occurs, extra appointments may be necessary for desired outcome or procedure may not be effective.
Cancers/Chemotherapy: Doctor's clearance is necessary.
Laser eye surgery: Wait at least 6 months for eyeliner procedure. All other permanent makeup procedures are ok.
Shingles (varicella): If you have shingles on your face, wait several months to get permanent makeup.
Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait at least 6 months. Please consult with your physician before having permanent eyeliner.
Eyelash extensions: AFTER permanent makeup, not before. Or remove them before your procedure.
Cold Sores: Clients with a history of cold sores need to pre-medicate with an anti-viral drug (Zoviraz, Valtrex, or Acyclovir) prior to a lip coloring procedure. Please contact your physician before making an appointment.
** PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW YOUR PRE/ POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT, CALL THE OFFICE TO HAVE THEM RESENT.