Can I choose the shape and the color?

You will have the opportunity to discuss shape and color with the cosmetic tattoo artist.  In proposing a design for you, we will take into consideration your age, personality, current use of makeup, daily activities, and the color and undertones of the skin.  The artist will also take into consideration the shape of your lips, structure of your brow bone, or curvature of your eyelid before creating the shape outline.  Once the design has been simulated, you will need to approve before the tattooing occurs. 

 

Will my eyebrow hair continue to grow?

Yes. To maintain the shape of the tattoo we recommend tweezing, threading, or electrolysis to remove any hairs that grow outside of your tattoo pattern.  We advise you to refrain from waxing.

 

Is this the same as a tattoo?

Yes, microblading and permanent makeup are a cosmetic tattoo.  Any procedure that implants pigment or ink into the skin is a tattoo, and it is permanent.  Instead of using tattoo type of equipment, we use only state of the art digital technology that was specifically created for cosmetic tattooing procedures.  Our equipment is quiet, precise and more delicate for the skin of the face. 

 

Are the pigments safe?

Specially formulated pigments have been created for the face and this is all we use.  Our pigment selections are of the highest grade and quality that undergo strict testing and regulations. 

 

What is the difference between permanent and semi-permanent?

All tattoos are permanent, since something is being implanted into the skin and even with removal, there will always be traces of pigment behind.

 

How long will the tattoo last?

Even though we call a tattoo permanent, the color will fade out over time and you will want to have the color touched up.  The amount of time that it takes to fade will depend upon the client's skin, health, lifestyle and how well the tattoo is maintained.  Generally this is between 1 and 5 years depending on the procedure. 

 

How long does an appointment normally take?

The average time for permanent makeup procedures takes around 2 – 2 ½ hours to complete.  A seasoned master artist can complete this in about 1 hour or less.   Time will be spent completing a consultation which includes discussion of your medical history, lifestyle, personality, design, color, and any questions or concerns you may have.  After a topical numbing agent has been applied the design will be created for review.  The actual tattooing can take between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the tissue response.   

 

I have a darker complexion, is the procedure ideal for me?

Yes! Permanent cosmetics are beneficial for all skin types, and all ages.  In fact, we love working on that gorgeous darker complexion as the skin responds beautifully.​

Will permanent cosmetics fade?

Yes, in time you will need a touch up as the pigment fades. The amount of time before a touch up is needed is dependent upon each individual client's skin, health, lifestyle, and how well you are following the aftercare instructions.

The following timeframes are typically recommended for touch ups:

  • Permanent Brows: 2 years

  • Permanent Eyeliner: 2-5 years

  • Permanent Lips: 2-5 years

 

Does age matter?

No!  We have a wide range of clients, and some that are in there 80’s.  The only restriction by law is that you must be 18 years of age.  However, we prefer that you are over 25 before making this decision to have cosmetic tattooing on your face, unless it is for medical reasons.  We have found this extremely beneficial for seniors due to dexterity and steadiness.  We want everyone to feel beautiful!

 

Do you shave the eyebrow before you do an eyebrow procedure?

No, all your hair is left in place.  Any excess hair that is outside of the new design pattern will be removed (unless you prefer they are left in place).  

 

I don't have any eyebrow hair at all - will this look fake?

No, the 3D Permanent Hairstroke Brows are meant to look as real as possible. Each individual stroke resembles an eyebrow hair, so the result is a realistic permanent brow.  Hair stroke permanent brows, look much more real than the pencil you may be applying.

 

Do microblading or permanent cosmetic procedures hurt?

Here at Custom Beaute we do our best to keep you comfortable and relaxed by our winning personalities, gentle touch, and topical numbing agents.  The majority of our clients say “oh, that wasn’t bad, and much easier than I expected”.   Each person’s pain tolerance plays a role as well as stress levels which can increase the intensity.  If you are a woman on your cycle, this will also play a role.  We recommend that you take Tylenol prior to the procedure and drink plenty of water to have your skin well hydrated.  Do not take Motrin, Aspirin or any type of blood thinners prior to a procedure.

 

Are there any restrictions to having these procedures?

Yes, there can be some medical issues that may prevent us from working on you, however this is rare.

  • If you are a diabetic, you must be in a controlled state, and your healing time may take longer.

  • If you have glaucoma, you cannot have an eyeliner procedure.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, then you must be on a prescribed medication before, during and after any lip procedure.

  • If you are on blood thinners or fish oil, you must be off from these for 2 weeks prior.

  • If you are on a retin A or Accutane product, you must be off of these for 3 months.

  • If you use Latisse, or eye lash enhancers, you must be off these for 2 months prior to an eyeliner procedure.

  • If you have had cosmetic surgery on your face, you must be healed at least 3 months.

  • If you have cancer, you must be 6 months past your last chemotherapy.

  • There are no restrictions with Botox of the eyes, or forehead area. In some rare instances of asymmetry, we may request you have Botox prior to your brows.

  • If you have lip fillers, you must be healed at least 6 weeks for a lip procedure.

  • If you are pregnant or nursing, you are not able to get a tattoo.

  • If you have prior tattooing that was not done by us you need to schedule a consultation.

BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PERMANENT MAKEUP

  • Upon leaving, we will provide you with moist cotton to clean the new tattoo area every half hour for the first day. This is to remove any lymph drainage.  Lymph drainage will turn to scab and this is how color is lost (so we want to remove as much lymph as possible).  At the end of the first day, apply a “pin drop” size of your aftercare Restore product.

  • For the next 7days, apply a pin drop of your restore product morning and night. The purpose of Restore is to provide vitamins and nutrients to the tattoo.  The area should still be kept dry.  Applying too much product will keep the area too moist and delay healing time.   Use a clean dry finger to apply Restore.  Clients with health conditions may heal slower than others.

  • Do not get the new tattoo wet for 7 days.

    • For brows and liner, tilt your head back in the shower, and use a washcloth for your face.

    • For lips, use a straw for drinking and avoid messy foods.

    • For areola, we will send you home with barrier tape to cover your tattoo – bathing is easier. You will leave with a dressing on your treatment area at which you can remove at home and wear loose fitting clothing.  Clean the lymph for the first day, and apply after care before bedtime.

  • Do not use makeup on or near the area for 7 days while skin is healing. Expect to lose some of your color during the first 30 days. After the healing period (7 days) you may use makeup  to touch up any spots that may need it, until you return for your complimentary appointment at which this time those spots will be retouched.    Use this time to experiment with your makeup to see any design tweaks you may want to have at your touch up finishing appointment.

  • Do not touch, rub or pick at any scabs or dry skin you may notice. Everyone’s skin is different, so you may or may not have scabbing.  Do not sleep on your face.

  • We have a “DO NOT PANIC 7-day rule” during the first week. The color will appear darker first, and then lighter by day 7. The skin takes up to 7 days to grow a new layer of skin over the color (like putting a sheet over it to mute the color).

  • Do NOT go in direct sun for the first 7 days, this will risk burn and darkening to your tattoo. After the 7 days, you can resume any makeup needed for touch up areas until you are seen back for your follow up appointment.

  • You must use sunscreen on these areas as this skin is now very delicate and you must protect your tattoo.

  • Do not work out for 48 hours after your procedure. Light activity can resume but nothing that will cause you to SWEAT! Excessive skin oil/sweat will blur the hair strokes of your new brows.

  • Do not tan or use retinol/anti-aging creams for 30 days after your service.

  • Do not wax the brow area as this can pull off your tattoo. Schedule any tweezing/sculpting sessions with us for best results.

  • For long term retention, clients that continue to use our Restore products will get longer wear of their tattoo. We encourage you to wait two years before getting your tattoo refreshed if possible, but some people do need to come back sooner.  If you have brow hair, you can prolong your tattoo wear by coming in for brow tinting treatments.  If you have very light or gray hair, we encourage brow tinting by us - please call us for an appointment.

  • Sun, chlorine, scrubs, peels, and waxing will fade, peel or dissolve your color – avoid these.

  • Do not use facial scrubbing brushes of any kind on the face near the brows.

  • Continued use of our Restore products will prolong your tattoo and is less expensive than coming back for frequent retouch sessions. Restore Eyes can be used on Brows, Liner and also is a great under the eye crème.  Restore lips is a fantastic daily use lip hydration product.  Call us to be sure they are in stock before stopping by as we do go through the product quickly.   Our products are made fresh each batch to ensure quality.  Our products are highly concentrated in nutrients and vitamins and are free from preservatives.  The ingredients are certified organic.

  • When having your lips tattooed, you may not see much color after the first visit. It also can take up to 6 weeks for the color to “settle” to a visible layer.   It is possible that you could have a cold sore break out after your procedure, if this happens, do not panic, call us and let us know, and also get a prescription from your doctor for anti-viral medications.

Contraindications

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you must be on an anti-viral medication 2 days before, the day of, and 2 days after any lip procedures. Be sure to get enough of a prescription for both of your sessions.

  • If you are having an eyeliner procedure, you must not be on any lash enhancement products for at least a month prior.

  • You should not be on any blood thinners (Motrin, aspirin, fish oil, Co-Q10). Do not drink alcohol the night before.  If you are on blood thinning prescription, please check with your physician.

  • Pregnant or nursing are not candidates for tattooing.

  • If you are a cancer patient, you need medical clearance from your doctor for any procedures.

  • If you are a cancer survivor, you need to wait 6 months before having a tattoo.

  • You will not be able to give blood for a period of time after having any tattoo.

  • You should not have any MRI during the healing process (for at least 6 weeks).

What to expect after permanent makeup

After your procedure, you may experience swelling (more likely for eyeliner and lips); brows will have minimal swelling.  Some clients swell more than others depending on how each individual's skin responds to the procedure (everyone’s skin is different and responds accordingly). This may mean the area feels itchy. It will appear darker for the first week until the final healed result is complete. Your 30-day touchup will complete your session. **If you have very few grey hairs, you may opt to tweeze them.  If you have a lot, you can tint them with us.

For eyeliner, it is very important for you to ice every hour throughout the first day for swelling to prevent the risk of color migration.   

What's next if I am healed?

After your final touch up, your permanent makeup should last between 1 and 5 years depending on how well you take care of them. We recommend that you wait two years before coming in for another touch up. We also recommend that you continue using the Restore Product Line (specifically created and available only here at Custom Beaute). These products will prolong your color and keep the tattooed area healthy.  We also encourage the use of SPF 30 or higher year-round as well as sunglasses (for liner and brow clients).   An SPF face stick is very convenient (and our favorite) for use on your eyebrows. 

Our MAINTAIN Facial Cleanser and Toner are also fabulous products created especially for our Custom Beaute clients and are the perfect complement to your skincare regime which will help you keep your rich color vibrant and long lasting.

Appointment Policies

Upon leaving you will schedule a 4-6 week complimentary touch up appointment.  We strongly advise you to keep this appointment.  If you reschedule, you will be charged $125 to move this session as the schedule is very full and we need to be able to accommodate everyone.

Our clients will receive one complimentary touch up within 8 weeks.  When a client does not return within 60 days for this complimentary touch up, it is no longer complimentary, and will be charged $125. Any 4-6-week complimentary touch up appointment that is rescheduled, cancelled or no showed will FORFEIT this complimentary appointment. ***

  • We want your brows to last you.  Please use your sunscreen and avoid harsh products.

  • We want you to wait at a minimum of one year before having a touch up and prefer you wait two years. Your tattoos are going to fade, and you may have to use a little makeup on them as time goes on. 

  • Too much color applied too frequently will build up and will have to at some point be removed. The excess pigment needs to have the opportunity to come out on its own.

  • Medical conditions, lifestyle and general health will impact how long your tattoo will last.

Male Hair Loss Treatments

Many of our clients come to us after years of struggle with feelings of being unattractive, inadequate or undesirable from partial or total hair loss.  We understand your frustration. Hair loss makes you look older than your years.

Whatever your circumstances or desired cosmetic change, we want to help you through the process of determining if Scalp Micro-pigmentation is the right choice for you.  This unique service delivers immediate results at a price point that is highly affordable, and long lasting.

Scalp Micro-pigmentation Treats These Common Problems:

  • Receding Hair Lines

  • Male Pattern Baldness

  • Alopecia Areata, Totalis or Universalis

  • Camouflages Hair Transplant or Surgery Scars

  • Adds visual scalp density when combined with Transplants

  • Immediate and Long Lasting Results

  • Can camouflage scars and irregularities in the scalp

 

Scalp Micro-pigmentation is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses a delicate, and highly artistic process to insert micro-deposits of pigment into the affected areas of the scalp.  It is well tolerated by most individuals. The pigment application process, mimics your hair follicles.  Each follicle is painstakingly simulated by using specialized needles specifically manufactured for scalp work.  The needle gauge and point are so small, they deliver just the right amount of pigment into the skin, to simulate naturally growing hair.

The micro-follicle simulations are worked into any remaining hair, or can be used to simulate and replace hair density, in the absence of naturally growing hair.  The pigments are custom blended for each client and will appear three dimensional when the treatment is healed.

Scalp Micro-pigmentation can be used to hide hair loss or restore hairlines, by mimicking a fashionable “close-cropped” or buzz cut hair style.  The treatment can also be used to effectively “shade or diffuse” bare areas in the scalp (without buzzing down). When Scalp Micro-pigmentation is combined with transplants, it can effectively increase the visual density of the hair in the scalp.

 

How many sessions will it take?

  • It will take 2 to 3 sessions for most individuals

  • Sessions can be completed 2 to 4 weeks apart

 

Scalp Micro-pigmentation is Lifestyle Friendly…

Compare the benefits:

  • All Skin Types

  • Non-surgical

  • No Hair Systems, Wigs or Special Products

  • Hassle Free

  • No Daily Maintenance

  • Natural Appearance

  • Custom Artistry

  • Immediate and Long Lasting

  • Can Camouflage Scars and Scalp Irregularities

  • Affordable

 

We believe that this highly customizable, non-surgical treatment option, offers lots of advantages over older or more invasive hair loss treatments.  There are no daily maintenance or lifestyle restrictions involved.   The artistry can easily be maintained by just “re-freshing” the color every 3 to 5 years (for most individuals).

While Scalp-Micro-pigmentation does not re-grow your missing hair, it can restore confidence in your appearance and give you a sense of wholeness, youth and renewed vitality at any age.

The Nouveau Clinic specializes in cosmetic restoration services.  We have completed well over 15,000 cosmetic procedures since opening our doors in January of 2000.  Our Technicians are highly skilled artisians and technicians, with specialized training in medical and cosmetic Scalp Micro-pigmentation Treatments for hair loss.

Please contact our office today for a FREE ON-LINE EVALUATION.  If you prefer,  you can schedule a FREE private “in-office” consultation to determine if Scalp Micro-pigmentation is right for you.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Female Hair Loss

 

Some Startling Statistics on Female Hair Loss

“It’s not just a man’s problem”…

The psychological damage caused by hair loss can cause severe emotional  stress for women by exaggerating feelings of unattractiveness or undesirability.

  • Hair loss affects an estimated 21 million women, just in the United States. Alopecia or female pattern baldness, accounts for about 95% of all hair loss cases.

  • 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they’re age 40

  • More commonly, women between the ages of 25 to 35 are dealing with issues of thinning hair due to birth control (going on or off the pill), poor diet and taking anti-depressants.

  • 90% of Hair Loss is genetic

  • Other types of hair loss which affect women include “traction alopecia” from weaves, wigs, braiding and chemicals.

  • 70% of women experience sudden shedding from a medical or stress response at some time in their life. (This type of shedding is usually temporary)

 

Scalp Micro-pigmentation Can Help Hide Your Hair Loss.

If you’re struggling with hair loss, Scalp micro-pigmentation, also known as SMP, is a perfect camouflage solution for women who have spot hair loss, or thinning on the sides or in the part-line.   Scalp micro-pigmentation treatments can also be used to camouflage hair graft donor sites and facelift or surgery scars.

The Scalp Micro-pigmentation treatment is used world wide, and is considered safe, and non-invasive.  The procedure mimics tiny hair follicles in the scalp.  The pigments used are implanted with micro-needles, specifically developed for this type of procedure.  Pigment colors “mimic hair color” and are custom blended to effectively shade, or diffuse the appearance of bare spots in your scalp.  The procedure requires no downtime, and is well tolerated by most individuals.

While Scalp-Micro-pigmentation does not re-grow missing hair, it can restore confidence in your appearance and give you a sense of wholeness, and attractiveness by minimizing scalp transparency.

 

Scalp Micro-pigmentation can help these cosmetic problems:

  • Thinning part lines

  • Light “traction thinning” on the sides of the head

  • Spot Hair Loss

  • Alopecia Areata

  • Camouflage Hair Transplant or Surgery Scars

 

Scalp Micro-pigmentation is Lifestyle Friendly…

Compare the benefits:

  • Ideal for All Skin Types

  • A Non-surgical Alternative

  • No Hair Systems, Wigs or Special Products are Needed

  • Hassle Free Camouflage Solution

  • No Daily Maintenance Requirements

  • A Natural Appearance

  • Customized Artistry

  • Long Lasting

  • Can Camouflage Scalp Irregularities

  • Affordable (compare to systems, wigs, and transplants)

 

How many sessions are needed?

  • Average is 2 to 3 sessions “ per area camouflaged” depending on desired density

  • Sessions can be scheduled at 2 to 4 week intervals.

The Nouveau Clinic specializes in cosmetic restoration services.  We have completed well over 15,000 cosmetic procedures since opening our doors in January of 2000.  Our Technicians are highly skilled artisians and technicians, with specialized training in medical and cosmetic Scalp Micro-pigmentation Treatments for hair loss.

Please contact our office today for a FREE  ON-LINE EVALUATION.  If you prefer, you can schedule a FREE private “in-office” consultation to determine if Scalp Micro-pigmentation is right for you.  We look forward to hearing from you.