Permanent makeup is also known as cosmetic tattooing. The procedure is performed in a various amount of ways. I personally use a digital rotary machine, and a hand tool for microblading eyebrows. Before treatment a consultation takes place at the time of your appointment to understand the realistic expectations of permament makeup and skin suitablity.  We will then draw on your makeup and create a stencil of how you want your  desired shape.  A before photo is taken, and consent forms filled out while the numbing process is started.  Throughout the procedure, topical anesthetic will be re-applied keeping you comfortable. When the treatment is finished some after care cream will be applied. You will be advised on after care and will be given an after care leaflet. The treatment area may feel sensitive. With eye liner or lip treatments you may have some swelling which should settle down within a few hours.

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Questions Everyone Asks about Permanent Makeup Procedures?

The three questions I get asked most often are: "Will it hurt?", "Will it look natural?" and "What is the recovery time after the procedure?". Since I use surgical strength topical anesthetic, most people are quite comfortable during the procedure. Special techniques, such as "hairstroke" eyebrow immitation, have been develped to make permanent makeup appear as natural as possible. During the procedures, the bleeding and swelling is controlled by epinephrine, so there is no down time - in most cases you can go out right away! 

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, in the Photo Gallery section of this webpage, and also my Instagram page @krystlehartellc , I have included "Before" and "After" picture of my clients, taken immediately before and within minutes after the procedure. You can be the judge if it looks natural and if any additional recovery time is needed.

Before Treatment
A full and in depth consultation is carried out at the time of your appointment to understand your skin suitability and realistic expectations of permanent make-up. All colors and shapes are customized to each person! I will always draw on first to make sure this is YOUR desired shape, no surprises! . A consent form will be filled out to ensure we have all the medical information necessary for the procedure. Your photo will be taken and we will apply topical anesthetic cream to start your numbing process so you will be comfortable during the procedure. and the initial measurements will be marked and drawn on first to make sure this is YOUR desired shape and get your approval before we start.

During Treatment
A topical anesthetic will be re-applied during procedure keeping you comfortable. A fine needle with the use of a top of the trade computerized machine, or a hand tool will be used to implant the dermatologically tested and state of the art pigments into the skin (NOT body art inks as they are not fit for a natural look on the face)

After Treatment
When the treatment is finished some after care cream will be applied. You will be advised on after care for your individual procedure and will be given an after care leaflet. The treatment area may feel sensitive. With eye liner or lip treatments you may have some swelling which should settle down within a few hours.

Follow Up Treatment
You will be booked in for your follow up treatment to complete the final adjustments. (The "followup" visit) This will ensure that your enhancement will be beautiful & complete. Your follow-up appointment will be no sooner than 8 weeks from your initial treatment


Will 3D/Hairstroke Eyebrows work well for me?
If you have extremely oily skin, the 3D eyebrow technique may NOT work well for you but we are happy to do it for you as long as you have a realistic expectation. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect. Usually a Shaded or "ombre" brow will be more suitable for oily skin types, which still yields beautiful results.
If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment will fade sooner.
If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment will fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

Unhealthy compromised skin due to health issues, medications and over use of (anti aging,acne skincare, ect..) are all factors in the outcome. To keep your hair strokes looking good, a refresher appointment is suggested every 6 months to 2 years. Results vary with each client. 

Additional touch-up appointments will be charged depending on how much work is to be done.

This 2nd touch-up appointment is crucial for the best results, and is not optional.  (Followup appointment no sooner than 8wks)

Additional touch-up appointments will be charged depending on how much work is to be done. 

Healed results will vary with each individual client. NO guarantee will be made and additional sessions (at a minimum charge) may be required to obtain optimal results. Additional charges will apply. Although we give our best efforts to provide you with quality service, many factors can result in a less than desired outcome as each client will heal differently. Please refer to my Pre-Care page to see if the services I offer may be beneficial to you and whether or not the Before & Aftercare Directions are a good fit for your lifestyle.

*Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain)

If you "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring)



Triflusal (Disgren)
Clopidogrel (Plavix)
Prasugrel (Effient)
Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
Cilostazol (Pletal)
Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
Dipyridamole (Persantine
Pradaxia (dibigatran)
Xarelto (rivaraxaban)
Eliquis (apixaban)
Savaysa (edoxaban)



Any questions on these Contraindications don't hesitate to email with any and all questions. Any of these contraindications with (Addendum required) next to them we may consider you for Permanent Makeup Procedures.

*Cirrhosis of the Liver
(Susceptable to infection)
*Surgical Forehead/Brow lift
(Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
*Shingles-Have you EVER had shingles on your face
(No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up)
* Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area
(Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
*Oily or severely oily skin (Addendum required)
(Hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all)
*Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area (Addendum required)
 (Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
*Hemophilia-Bleeding Disorder
*Menopause (Considered)
If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and Mary may have to stop.  
(You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure)
*If your body runs hot
*Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
*Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area
(Pigment will not be put into anything raised.) 
*Deep wrinkles in the brow area
(The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving  the brow an uneven look)
*Hair transplant for your eyebrows
(Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)
*Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Addendum required)
(Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
*Rosacea (severe reddening of the face) (Addendum required)
*Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/white skin/light eyes) (Addendum required)
Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well.
*On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year
*Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications
*Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain)
*List medicines currently taking including all vitamins.
*MRSA (can be very contagious)
*I Do NOT do super thin (pencil thin) eyebrows as hair strokes will not work.
*Extremely Thin skin
(Transparent or Translucent or very vascular)
*Frequent Exercise (4-7 days per week)(Addendum required)
(Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color)