What are your appointment hours?
All in-person appointments must be pre-scheduled and is currently available on Fridays from 12 – 5pm, Saturdays from 12 – 5pm, and Sundays from 10 – 2pm. You are always welcome to email me photos for a complimentary assessment to see if I can help with your issue.
What kind of appointment should I book?
Appointments are available for either a consultation only OR consultation with procedure(s) all in one appointment.
Appointments can only be made here by clicking on a BOOK NOW button OR through the Booksy mobile app (see QR code below).
How should I prepare for my appointment?
For any appointment, please come with a clean face so I can give you an approximate preview of what your new features can look like. After discussing any shape and style preferences, you will be matched with a pigment customized for your coloring and then drawn on similar to a makeup application. Once that is done then the number of visits for the procedure and a quote based on the desired end results can be provided.
Consultation appointments are $50 for a single procedure and $75 for multiple procedures. Quotes are guaranteed for 6 months and the fee for the consultation will be applied to the cost of your procedure.
Please note that a consultation does not allow time for the actual procedure (except in the event there’s been a last minute cancellation with the next appointment). If you want to make sure that you can begin one or more procedures immediately after your consultation, you can save a trip and the additional wait time by selecting New Cosmetic Tattoo Work or First Appointment for your desired procedure. A thorough consultation is always part of the appointment for any New Cosmetic Tattoo Work.
Special needs or circumstances (medications, sensitivity, pregnant/nursing, etc.)
Are you super sensitive? Ample topical numbing solution is always used and is usually sufficient for most people. However if you are particularly sensitive it may be helpful to take something prior to your procedure that you would normally take for discomfort. An OTC topical anesthetic such as 4% or 5% L.M.X. may also help with brows if applied an hour prior to your procedure.
Pregnant or nursing? Please make sure that you have your OBGYN or the pediatrician’s signed consent for your procedure otherwise I will not be able to work on you.
Do you have a history of allergic reactions and are concerned about how your skin might react to a cosmetic tattoo procedure? Or do you have extensive scars to camouflage and would like to observe results in a small area first before committing to a full procedure? A patch test can be performed with any consultation to provide you with additional peace of mind. A patch test fee is a minimum of $150 and is non-refundable and non-applicable to the cost of the procedure. If you opt for a patch test at the time of the consultation, the cost of the consultation will still be applied to the cost of a full procedure.
Prone to excessive bleeding? Please refrain from taking any blood thinning supplements such as fish oils and Vitamin E and discretionary blood pressure medication such as spironolactone for at least 2 weeks before your procedure as they may contribute excessive bleeding which then impedes the pigment from taking hold in the skin.
Follow Up Appointments
Please also consider scheduling your follow up visits as soon as possible to avoid a longer than necessary wait as appointments can fill up well in advance. If this is your first visit for getting any cosmetic tattoo at JuvEssentials, keep in mind that you will need at least 1 follow up visit to complete your procedure. With eyebrows more than 95% of clients will need 2 follow ups while the lash enhancement and lip enhancement require 1 follow up visit (subsequent visits thereafter will continue to add more color and volume). Brows and eyes require as little as 3 weeks in between visits while lips require 6 weeks. If you do not see an appointment as soon as you would like, I recommend checking my schedule often for openings should they become available as well as booking the next available appointment so at least you have something set that can be moved up whenever there is an opening.
Transportation & Parking
For public transportation, the Powell Street BART/MUNI station is a 4 block walk north on Powell Street and then one block going left to 490 Post Street.
For garage parking, the closest is the 520 Mason Street Garage located around the corner from the 490 Post street building. Along with metered street parking, the closest public garage is Union Square Garage just one and a half blocks away underneath Union Square on Post Street between Powell and Stockton streets. Street parking at any meter is free on Sundays.
Rescheduling and Cancellations
A 48-hour cancellation policy is in effect for all appointments. A cancellation fee (50% of the minimum procedure cost) can be charged for any no-shows and late cancellations. However if a cancellation made less than 48 hours before a scheduled appointment can still be filled with someone off the wait list, you will not be charged the cancellation fee. If you need to cancel or reschedule with sufficient notice, please do so through the Booksy app. If it is with less than 48 hours notice, please contact me ASAP so I can try to fill the appointment.
Once you arrive, there will always be ample time for your appointment. In the event that you are running significantly late, please call and let me know because I will do my best to see if I can switch your appointment with a later one.
Everyone’s time is valuable and my schedule usually has a wait list, so I appreciate everyone’s courtesy to myself and other clients.
I look forward to seeing you,