Faq's

Faq's

PERMANENT MAKEUP

Micropigmentation or Permanent Make-Up is a term used to describe facial cosmetic tattooing. Color pigments are placed just below the dermis of the skin for the purpose of creating definition to enhance the individual’s natural beauty. This service is custom designed for each individual client according to their face shape, skin-tone, eye colour, hair colour and most importantly, skin type. Semi-permanent make up as the name implies requires periodical maintenance to ensure the freshness of the look.

Every client has a new, single-use needle.  At the beginning of the treatment you can observe the needles being taken out of a sterile pre-packed casing.  On completion of the treatment, the needles are placed into a sharps container and then disposed of correctly.

Megan Botello chose to receive her certifications in the state of Utah where cosmetic tattooing is heavily regulated to ensure proper training. Megan Botello has held a state board license in cosmetology for over 10 years. Megan is insured and has also been certified in Blood Borne Pathogens.

Everybody has a different level of pain tolerance, but most clients are completely comfortable and relaxed during the appointment. You may feel slight discomfort, but the results will far outweigh this.  You may take TYLENOL prior to the appointment, but NOT ASPRIN. A highly effective numbing solution is applied before and during the treatment to keep you feeling as comfortable as possible.  Clients have compared the sensation to tweezing or threading your eyebrows. (I have quite a few clients fall asleep during the procedure)

Permanent Cosmetics are not safe for women who are pregnant or nursing. Pregnancy can cause undesirable results due to hormonal changes in the body.

Many different factors play a role in the lifespan of the implanted pigment. 

Clients’ skin type plays the biggest role in longevity and the general outcome of the procedure. With oily Skin types, hair strokes may heal softer with a powder finish while drier skin types may heal more crips and defined.  Darker pigments tend to last longer.  Proper UVA/UVB protection will prevent colour from fading as quickly when in sunny climates. 

Aggressive skin treatments such as laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion etc. can cause the pigment to fade prematurely.

Appointments are booked on a 2-3 hour basis, allowing for thorough consultation and treatment. Tattooing time varies for each treatment.

We begin by mapping out your new brow design with makeup and use various measuring devices to create ideal symmetry between both eyebrows. Over 5 years of micropigmentation experience and continuing education play a crucial role in choosing the correct blade/needle size for each client’s specific skin type as well as correct colour choice for each skin tone. We can also test colour choice against your skin so you can see it prior to the Micropigmentation. Then, a numbing solution is used during the procedure to ensure the appointment is as comfortable as possible for the client.

The 2-3 hour appointment is extremely interactive to help keep clients nerves at rest. My clients have access to a mirror throughout the entire appointment to check in and watch the process whenever they would like to. Healing is a simple process. There is no scabbing (just dry skin that contains pigment), no need to hide or take time off work, no down time at all. I send clients home with a moisturizing ointment to apply throughout the following 10 days. 

Most clients leave the appointment with no redness. The numbing solution used during the appointment helps to control any swelling or redness which means you can continue your day with no funny looks or questions. Clients even come on their lunch hour and return to work directly after the appointment. Your results will vary depending on skin type, lifestyle and the immediate and long-term aftercare of your new tattoo. Once healed (after 4 weeks), the colour will reduce by 30-50 percent. Patchiness and lightness can be perfected during your second session known as the touch-up.

Most clients require 2 sessions to have their brows perfected. Touch up appointments can be made 6 weeks after your initial appointment with the online booking system. Clients with fuller brows may not need a touchup. Annual touch ups are highly recommended to maintain fresh looking results.

Your brow tattoo can last 1-3 years depending on sun exposure, lifestyle and skin type. Oily skin types tend to fade faster than dry skin types.

Previously Tattooed Eyeliner:

 A consultation is required if you have had your eyeliner or lash liner previously tattooed. 

Some health conditions are contraindications for permanent makeup. If you have any of the following, you may not be a candidate for a tattoo. Please email me if you have any questions or need clarification.

  •  Diabetes with slow healing

  • Poor blood clotting

  • Illness such as flu or cold at time of appointment

  • Prone to keloid scarring

  • Epilepsy

  • High blood pressure

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Cancer or chemotherapy (requires oncologist’s approval)

  • Allergy to lidocaine

  • Highly sensitive skin or eyes

Please make sure you are healthy enough to be tattooed before booking an appointment! If you have any concerns about whether or not you are a good candidate for permanent makeup please email for a free consultation.

Yes – color retention and overall results are different for each individual.

Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, skin tone, FOLLOWING AFTERCARE, lifestyle and immune system determine how your permanent makeup will heal.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

The Lash Extensions used are synthetic Mink, or Silk and are applied individually to the natural lash, with a medical grade adhesive that is fume, latex and formaldehyde free.

A full set will last as long as your natural lash cycle, which is anywhere from 4-6 weeks, depending on the individual. We recommend getting a fill anywhere between 2 and 3 weeks.

Our artists can apply a beautiful Full Classic Set of lashes in 120 minutes and a Volume Set in 120-180 minutes. We ask you to  generally plan on 60-90 minutes for a fill as well. We like to remove any grown out lashes, clean them up, and make your lashes look brand new every time you come in. This will ensure the retention and life of your extensions. 

YES! Although we don’t recommend wearing any mascara that isn’t extension safe or oil based products, as it will shorten the life of your lash extensions.

If you typically wear eyeliner, it is a good idea to switch it up since eyeliner is generally more difficult to remove. You can use a pointy Q-tip, dip in water, and then in black eyeshadow and create eyeliner that way. Much easier to remove without excess cleansers that can break down the lash glue.

We have extension safe mascaras available for purchase!

No! When applied properly (proper weight of fans per growth cycle of the lash being applied to), with perfect isolation and weight eyelash extensions will not harm your natural lashes. 

Our lash artists are all experienced and certified, the most important thing to them is the integrity of your natural lash. During your initial consultation they will evaluate your natural lashes to ensure you get the lashes that work best for your natural lashes so that you will never have damage or breakage! 

AVOID:

  • Getting your lashes wet for 24 hours to allow the glue to cure.
  • Steam, saunas, pools or other sources of moisture for 48 hours (no crying either)
  • Cleansers, moisturizers, make-up remover and anything else that contains oil.
  • Eyelash curlers
  • Oil based mascara
  • No rubbing, pulling or picking at lashes. This can cause permanent damage to your hair follicle.
  • Brushing lashes when wet

DO:

  • Cleanse daily with provided cleanser.
  • Brush daily. It’s a good idea to keep a clean, protected lash wand with you at all times to keep extensions straight and avoid touching with fingers.
  • Use oil free makeup.
  • After showering, blot lashes dry. You may use a blow dryer on COOL. If you heat, you will frizzle the tips of the lash extensions.
  • Try to sleep on your back.
  • Sleep with a satin or silk pillowcase. Other materials such as cotton ect. can attach and pull at lashes.
  • Please be prepared for your appointment.
  • Please avoid caffeine the day of. This can make your eyes fluttery and it is difficult to achieve optimal results.
  • Use the restroom before your appointment. You will be laying still for 1-3 hours. It’s best that you do not get up during the procedure.
  • If you are able, please come with no eye makeup.

TEETH WHITENING

  • First, the light. Hand held LED lights have minimal power. These are usually USB connections or battery operated. The light you need is a professional, dental grade LED light that runs on an outlet. This power ensures optimal results.
  • Second, gum protection. Neither the home kits nor the whitening strips offer gum protection. I apply a barrier prior to applying the gel to ensure there is no unnecessary discomfort.
  • Third, remineralization gel. Home kits do not offer any kind of restoring gel! Whitening your teeth opens the pores of the enamel causing some mineral loss. If these minerals are not restored it can cause pain, sensitivity, and more staining. I apply remineralization gel at the end of each appointment to help protect from sensitivity, pain and excess staining for the first 24 hours.
  • Fourth, TIME! Home kits can take many sessions to see any results. Plus, excess whitening can cause long lasting sensitivity. I can get your teeth multiple shades brighter in just one hour!
 
Teeth whitening is a chair side service. I use gel that is the strongest on the market. The same gel a lot of dentists use.
I apply a barrier gel to protect your gums, then apply whitening gel to your teeth.
You will sit under the LED light for 10 minutes. The gel is removed and then reapplied two more times. Then, a remineralization gel is applied.

Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process

Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact your dental professional.

Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to ten years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking — all of which can cause staining — helps preserve the results.

Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be around $300 to $800. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600. We offer dental grade whitening for only $100. 

Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it’s a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.

Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea (substances found in every human cell), should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don’t follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.

Whitening toothpastes typically only clean surface stains and don’t actually change the color of the teeth. There may be some visible results, but the teeth aren’t actually being whitened.

Yes! It is recommended to start using sensodyne one week prior to the whitening appointment to help decrease the chance of sensitivity.

PERMANENT MAKEUP REMOVAL

Most likely not. About 80% of my clients fall asleep and don’t report any type of discomfort at all. Other people metabolize the lidocaine (which is a numbing agent) quicker and they feel a little bit of discomfort and that’s okay. I have a secondary numbing gel that I can use throughout the procedure no matter what. It helps keep you numb and comfortable the whole entire time. 

LASH ENHANCEMENT

Lash enhancement (also known as lash liner) is a tattoo meant to mimic eyeliner in the lash area. It is not winged or cat-eye liner, as the pigment is only deposited in between the lashes and along the lash line. It is done with a tattoo machine and very tiny needles and lasts 1.5-3 years. The pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as the client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur. To keep color fresh, it is recommended to come in for a touch up every 12-18 months.

Eyes appear brighter and more open/rested looking.

Lashes look fuller and darker.

Eliminate the need to put on eyeliner every morning.

Waterproof, sweat-proof and smudge-proof – perfect for active lifestyles.

Can benefit those who are unable to apply makeup due to vision issues or unsteady hands.

Saves time and money!

I do not offer lower lid liner as this area has a very high risk of pigment migration, even when done perfectly. This could create the look of a black eye or just a smudged look over time.

Lash enhancement tattoos take about two hours on average. You will spend about 25 minutes numbing and about an hour to an hour and a half getting the tattoo. The touch-up appointment will take about an hour and a half or less, depending on your retention.

Lash Enhancement lasts an average of 1.5-3 years. Individual results will vary and depend on lifestyle, skin type, sun exposure, beauty routine and products and more. 

Before the procedure begins, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic during the procedure. Some clients may feel a slight discomfort, but it’s relatively pain free for most. (Please note that if you are a frequent smoker, or have your appointment during your menstrual cycle, the pain level could be intensified.)

Some people may experience excessive watering of the eyes even if they do not feel any pain. Swelling is generally minimal and will look like you just had a bit of a cry.

Micro-Needling

Micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, a “pen” is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels through which topical gels, creams and serums can be penetrated deeper into the dermis to help improve the appearance of the skin.

Micro-needling can significantly reduce and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks

All parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

Initially, your skin care professional will apply topical lidocaine to numb the skin and ensure a comfortable and pain-free treatment. Then, a thin layer of topical gel is applied and the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in all directions until the entire treatment area has been covered.

The procedure takes 60-90 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
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Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time varies person to person. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.

Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-4 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.