Author Archives: jeannie@juvessentials.com

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, […]