Author Archives: jeannie@juvessentials.com

Need to change an appointment you’ve made? Here’s how

Changing an existing appointment is as easy as when booking online, but how to do so may not be as readily apparent. So here’s what to do: Clients may manage their appointment from the “Manage my appointment” button on the bottom of their confirmation email. They may also choose to create a Customer Center account […]

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Does Vitamin E minimize scarring?

Skin-Care mythbusting! Vitamin E is an antioxidant and helps build skin, but there is no evidence that it does anything to help minimize scarring. There is even some research that suggests it may have a negative effect on scarring. (LS Baumann and J Spencer, The effects of topical vitamin E on the cosmetic appearance of […]

Will I need to shave off my eyebrows in order to get an eyebrow tattoo?

It’s not necessary to shave off your eyebrows! In fact, I prefer to work with any eyebrow hairs you have and use them as part of your new eyebrows as long as they’re not totally out of place (which I can help you determine and shape). 

Can you give me a quote for your eyebrow tattoo services?

Of course. That I can do that once I am able able to assess your eyebrows as it all depends on what you currently have and what you’d like to achieve with them. An in-depth, in-person consultation will allow me to draw in your eyebrows to determine the shape and color best suited to your […]

What technique do you use?

That’s a good question to ask, but however it’s answered is not nearly as important as the end results that you’re able to see from a technician’s before and after photos. I’ve had clients come in after having work done elsewhere where the technician said they were doing hairstrokes and the end result didn’t look that […]

How many sessions will I need to do lips and will I be able to return to work immediately after?

Depending on how much increase in volume you’re looking to achieve, for the first 1-3 days the lips will look plumper and saturated with intense color (as if you’re wearing heavy lipstick). Other than that there is no reason why you should not be able to resume normal daily activities. How many sessions the lips […]

How do I choose the right technician?

Choosing the right technician depends on a number of factors that may be more important or less important for each client. The right technician for one client may not be the right technician for another. Therefore it’s always a good idea to shop around and do as much research as possible on any technician you […]

Can I bring in pictures of what I want to show you?

Of course, bringing in pictures will give the technician a good idea of what looks aesthetically pleasing to you. Just bear in mind that it may not necessarily mean that you can get that same look, especially if the pictures are of models or celebrities to whom you bear no resemblance. And even most models and celebrities don’t bear […]

Are under-eye bags caused by certain sleeping positions?

According to experts, sleep position may contribute to under-eye bags because of gravity. Sleeping on your side or stomach can encourage fluids to collect under your eyes. Side sleepers may notice a heavier bag on the side that was slept on. If you wake up with puffy eyes, try sleeping on your back and add an extra pillow under your head. Sleeping […]

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Skin Care and Make Up-Products We Love

Skin Care and Make Up-Products We Love A favorite among dermatologists, JuvEssentials and consumers alike, Youngblood Minerals are made of pure natural pigments that smooth fine lines and blemishes and allows the skin to breathe. The realistic skin tones and natural finishes of their powder foundations provide an all-natural sunblock and is so light that […]

“Will retinoids really thin my skin?”

Skin-Care mythbusting! Actually, the reverse is true. Skin can become thin due to the lack of vitamin A because it helps to create new, healthy and normal skin cells. Retinoid (a topical form of Vitamin A) in various forms is arguably the most effective skin care ingredient. It is one of the few—if not the […]

Are blackheads caused by dirt and not properly cleansing your skin?

Are blackheads caused by dirt and not properly cleansing your skin? Blackheads, or open comedones, are caused by clogged pores, and excessive scrubbing can irritate and further inflame skin. Blackheads are often a mixture of dirt, oil, and dry and dead skin cells that need to be removed. Gently exfoliating cleansers that help dissolve sebum […]

Will over drying problematic or oily skin clear up acne?

Will over drying problematic or oily skin clear up acne?   The opposite is true. When skin becomes overly dry, an environment is created in which the skin is signaled to produce more oil. Use drying products (such as benzoyl peroxide) sparingly, and keep oily skin hydrated with non-comedogenic moisturizer where needed. The goal is to […]

I’m nervous about the pain involved. How much will this hurt?

How Much Pain Will I Have? Pain tolerance varies for everyone, but rest assured that any areas to be worked on take quite well to topical numbing (lidocaine and tetracaine) for most people. Heavy duty prescription pain medication is definitely not necessary, however it is fine to take an OTC pain reliever/anti-inflammatory (like Motrin) prior […]

Should I get my eyebrows shaped (tweezed, waxed, threaded, etc.) before I come in for my eyebrow tattoo procedure?

Good question. I can shape your brows with the tattoo procedure no matter what shape they’re in, however the eyebrow tattoo procedure will not affect future hair growth including random strays and the finer hairs that sometimes grow on the eyelids. (The exception is in some instances where younger clients who have previously had little […]

Is permanent makeup safe and how is it regulated?

Is permanent makeup safe and how is it regulated? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), any form of tattooing including permanent makeup is considered safe when the technician is educated in the control of Blood Borne Pathogens and follows all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines. However, permanent makeup not licensed or […]

Are permanent makeup pigments safe?

Are permanent makeup pigments safe? Permanent cosmetics utilize sterile pigments with cosmetic grade colorants that are approved by the FDA as safe for human use. Technically, the colored pigments used are suspensions containing insoluble inert compounds, usually iron and/or titanium oxides. The microscopic particles that appear to be dissolved are actually suspended in a clear […]

Is Permanent Makeup safe?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), any form of tattooing including permanent makeup is considered safe when the technician is educated in the control of Blood Borne Pathogens and follows all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines. However, permanent makeup not licensed or regulated in most states including California. In such states, […]