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Lip permanent makeup artist Jeannie Sides, cosmetic lip tattooing resulting in collagen production

Does Tattoo Removal Cause Scarring?

Does Tattoo Removal Cause Scarring? Although any type of permanent makeup or tattoo removal can cause some skin color changes or scarring, the non-laser tattoo removal method has a lower risk of creating scars. Usually the skin is reddish or pink for several months. This color gradually lightens as collagen rebuilds and the new skin […]

Can My Permanent Makeup Be Corrected?

Can permanent makeup be corrected? Fortunately in many cases, existing permanent makeup can be corrected or at least improved. We perform everything from color corrections and shape adjustments to tattoo removal and lightening on a regular basis. Should you have an undesirable brow, eyeliner or lip color we can remove and correct this issue with […]

Is it okay to get my eyebrows done while on antibiotics?

There is no way to know if antibiotics would affect a cosmetic tattoo except if a change in body chemistry affects how your skin takes color. But more importantly, it’s important to know what you’re on antibiotics for; the doctor who prescribed your antibiotics should know if there is any contraindication to having your brows tattooed. In the case […]

What’s the difference between permanent makeup and semi-permanent makeup?

Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing. Permanent makeup and permanent cosmetics are terms widely used […]

Can I get my permanent makeup cheaper?

Yes, and it’s not necessary to look far to find lower prices on permanent makeup. Shop around and you can also find daily deal sites such as Groupon that frequently feature businesses offering promotions on permanent makeup. The most important factor is that you are satisfied with your outcome for what you pay, and if you get […]

Can I get a permanent makeup tattoo if I’m pregnant or nursing?

Can I get a permanent makeup tattoo if I’m pregnant or nursing? Liability is basically the main reason why anyone performing any kind of even minimally invasive procedure would not want to work on a pregnant or nursing mother (and why in the U.S. OBGYNs tend to have the highest malpractice insurance out of any […]

Are you available for walk-in consultations?

Unfortunately I do not have availability to take walk-ins as my schedule gets booked each day. To secure time with me I suggest that you simply book a consultation through my website (below) at your convenience to allow me to give you my undivided attention so I can best understand what you’re looking for.

How do you determine shape and color for eyebrows if there is no hair whatsoever?

For those clients who have little to no eyebrow hair to work with such as those with alopecia, I determine the shape and color by drawing on the eyebrows using the actual tattoo color to get a close approximation of the results of the tattooed brows prior to actually implanting in the color (which is done with […]

How many years have you been doing permanent makeup?

This, of course, is a great question to ask of anyone who will be performing a personal service that can potentially have a lasting impact on your appearance. It’s good to keep in mind that the answer may not be wholly dependent on a particular length of time, say 10 or 20 years, because that may not necessarily […]

How long does an eyeliner tattoo last and will the color turn blue?

In general, the eyeliner tattoos lasts from about one to five years and can be enhanced and refreshed by a touch up visit when needed. A lash enhancement or lash fill that presents a more natural-looking eye will have a shorter longevity than a heavier and more obvious eyeliner. Either way, the results are considered permanent […]

Can we do my brows right after a consultation?

Possibly, but only if there isn’t another appointment waiting. If you know that you would like to have your eyebrows done without haste please schedule for New Client Tattoo Work and not Consultation. Only an appointment made for New Client Tattoo Work guarantees enough time for the tattoo work. Also, there is no need to have a separate consultation – […]

Will eyebrow tattooing work for someone who has trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania is defined as an obsessive-compulsive related disorder that causes people to pull out hair from various parts of their body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. While medications and cognitive-behavior therapy are commonly prescribed to address this disorder, such treatments may not work for everyone. In my experience, for people whose trichotillomania involves their eyebrows, getting the eyebrows tattooed not […]

I’ve had my (brows/eyes/lips/etc.) done before by someone else and am just looking to get a touch up. What do you charge for your touch ups?

Touch up fees for existing JuvEssentials clients can be found on the Policies and Fees page here: They do not apply to brand new clients who have already had previous work done elsewhere. This is because either so much of it has faded so that it’s not really just a simple touch up anymore or […]

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 […]