Consult before permanent makeup appointment: $25.00
Microblading is done by using a unique hand instrument with a small row of very fine needles that deposit pigment into the dermis with slicing, and feathering strokes. The pigment is implanted in the basal membrane, which divides the epidermis from the Dermis layer of the skin.
This creates very crisp, fine hair strokes that don’t blur after healing as you would experience with a traditional permanent makeup machine.
Powdered Brows: $450
The Powder Brow technique delivers consistent color and shape, and when healed, provides a soft makeup look that doesn’t wash off. This technique is best for oily skin.
Combo Brows: $550
The combo brows technique is done by creating hair-like strokes towards the front of the brows with microblading while blending it out to the body of the brow using micro-shading to fill in the arch and the tail.
This creates a defined and beautiful look. The combination of microbladed hair strokes and micro-shading gives a more defined yet natural look.
Lip Blushing: $450
Watercolor Lip Stain & Dark Lip Neutralization
Lip Blush is beautiful, natural, and soft – no harsh outlines, just a subtle blush of color to define the shape and make lips look naturally plump & flushed!
A custom color is mixed for each and every client based on their skin color, undertones, and existing lip shade. We offer Lip Blush for ALL lip tones. Melanin-rich or darker lips may require more than two appointments to achieve the target color.
Lash Enhancement: $350
This is the process of applying pigment to your lash line and is designed to create an effect of darker and fuller eyelashes. It gives a natural finished look and makes your eyes “pop”! this is a tattoo on your lash line, NOT the waterline nor the eyelid, but directly where your lashes grow.
The Natural Eyeliner technique is a lash enhancement of the lash line PLUS some extra shading onto the lid. This can be done very subtly or more dramatically. Soft or more structured. Customized to your eye shape and style.
Eyeliner Touch-up: $150
Has your eyeliner faded or changed colors? Gray, green, or blue? Let us fix that with color correction and brighten that dull color up.
Lip Touch-up: $150
Your lips will gradually lighten and the color will stabilize over several weeks following your procedure. Lip tissue is different from regular skin, so it loses the most color following an initial tattooing procedure.
Your lips will probably heal lighter than you want, but they can be darkened with a second application of pigment at a follow-up visit.
Brow Follow-up: $150
Most people require a touch-up or follow-up appointment after the first microblading procedure. The follow-up is an opportunity to add, darken, and/or adjust eyebrows. This appointment can be scheduled 30 days after the first procedure.
Any and all changes can only be made after a minimum of 30 days following the first appointment. Appointments scheduled after this time period will be considered a color boost (see below).
Brow Color Boost: $375
A color boost is a maintenance appointment scheduled 12 months after clients have received their initial permanent makeup procedure.
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Makeup
What Is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Makeup is done by using a unique hand instrument with a small row of very fine needles that deposit pigment into the dermis with slicing, feathering strokes, or by using a small tattoo pen-like device.
The pigment is implanted in the basal membrane, which divides the epidermis from the Dermis layer of the skin. This creates very crisp, fine hair strokes (i.e. microblading) or enriches the color of certain areas ( i.e. lip blushing, lip liner, and lip color).
Does It Hurt?
This is designed to be a gentle procedure with minimal discomfort. In the beginning, you will feel a scratching feeling while we are marking the shape and design of the area to be enhanced.
A numbing gel is then applied which is absorbed into the skin within a few seconds. Once the gel has been absorbed, you will have little feeling. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort. It is also suggested to not have caffeine before the procedure.
How Long Will It Last?
Permanent makeup treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off. They will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years.
The frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas.
Please note that final results CANNOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary.
Multiple sessions are normal for permanent makeup procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 6 weeks from the first session.
A few things can affect the longevity of your treatment:
- Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so sunblock should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. A hat should be worn during the first two weeks if exposed to the sun for long periods.
- The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
- The choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde color will fade more quickly than a dark brown color.
- Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.
After booking your appointment you will be given more detailed pre- and post-care instructions.
Thin Eyebrows Can Be Addressed With A Procedure Called Microblading
The pencil-thin eyebrows of the ’90s have disappeared and the bushy brows of the ’80s are back; nevertheless, for those who have not been blessed with fuller brows, who have lost their thick, beautiful brow due to repeated plucking or as part of the natural aging process, this fashion trend can be a difficult one to accomplish.
The good news is that today, thin eyebrows can be addressed with a procedure called microblading.
While most people who have thin brows use an eyebrow pencil to fill in the bare-looking areas of their eyebrows and create an illusion of thickness, this daily process can be time-consuming. In addition, getting it right takes practice.
Women who do not want to spend that extra time getting ready and those who do not like the practice of filling in the bare areas because they are concerned about their brows fading throughout the day are choosing to have this revolutionary eyebrow-enhancing procedure.
At the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, brow artists perform microblading treatments to provide women with the thick, full-looking eyebrows they desire.
What Is Microblading?
This treatment uses semi-permanent ink to make the eyebrow appear thicker than it really is. Using this ink, a brow artist places special pigments beneath the top layer of the skin (epidermis).
Each stroke is carefully placed and made to look just like a tiny hair; thus, allowing for a natural-looking, fuller eyebrow. So, this procedure is basically a very shallow-placed tattoo.
During the microblading process, ink is deposited into the outermost layer of the skin; whereas, when traditional tattoos are created, the ink is deposited into the dermis, which is located beneath the five layers of the epidermis.
Individuals Who Should Consider Microblading Treatments Are Those Who
- Are interested in having thicker eyebrows
- Have healthy skin
- Are in good overall health
To ensure the best outcome possible, the brow artists at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recommend that individuals interested in having microblading treatments avoid using anti-aging treatments or acne medications for some time prior to their procedures.
Who Is Not A Good Candidate For This Kind Of Eyebrow Treatment?
Individuals who have bleeding disorders, allergies to ink, and/or active inflammatory skin conditions near the eyebrows (e.g., shingles, eczema, etc.), are not considered good candidates for this procedure. Once these issues clear up, these individuals may be good candidates for microblading.
Lifestyle factors, such as a recent chemical peel or waxing can compromise the healing process; therefore, individuals who have just had these procedures need to wait to have this treatment.
Chronic medical conditions that can affect the body’s ability to heal, including diabetes and thyroid disorders, are also of concern.
To ensure the client’s safety, individuals who have any kind of chronic condition need to speak with their general practitioner about microblading before scheduling an appointment at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
After receiving approval, please make an appointment. Be sure to tell the brow artist about any current medical conditions.
How Is Microblading Performed At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
The brow artist uses pen-like tools that have extremely fine needles (microneedles) on them. The number of microneedles on a tool can vary from seven to 16, or more: These microneedles are also placed in various configurations.
To provide the client with realistic details, several different microblading tools will be used during the procedure. In addition, the artist may use a shading technique while creating the brow: When performing this technique, the artist deposits the ink manually by ‘plucking’ the skin.
Is The Permanent Makeup Process Painful?
These procedures are gentle, causing minimal discomfort. Initially, clients will feel a scratching sensation as the permanent makeup artist marks the design and shape of the area.
Once the marking process is complete, the permanent makeup artist applies a numbing gel to the surface of the skin being treated. It takes a few seconds for the skin to absorb the gel. Once the numbing gel takes effect, the procedure begins. Since the area being treated is numb, the client does not experience any pain.
Preparing For Permanent Makeup Procedure In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The brow artists at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa recommend that women avoid having these procedures performed during their menstrual cycle as this may cause an increase in the amount of discomfort they experience.
Clients who bleed during their permanent makeup procedures reduce the amount of pigment their skin absorbs; therefore, clients need to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and taking medications or herbal supplements that are known to thin the blood prior to and after their procedures.
Medications and supplements that thin the blood include aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, prescription blood thinners, and certain herbal supplements.
Clients should also avoid caffeine directly before having their procedure.
How Long Does A Permanent Makeup Procedure Take?
The first treatment takes the longest (up to two hours). However, this time includes the consultation, paperwork as well and plan development for the shape and color density that the client desires.
Clients who would like a more natural look should ask the permanent makeup artist to follow the natural shape of their features instead of creating a new look.
A Permanent Makeup Procedure At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- The skin-numbing gel is applied to the treatment area.
- Once the numbing agent takes effect, the procedure begins.
- The procedure itself usually takes about 45 minutes to complete.
What To Expect During The Recovery Process
- While the procedure itself is not painful, once the numbing gel wears off, some amount of discomfort should be expected.
- Typically, a permanent makeup procedure takes about two weeks to heal: Clients may receive a two-week aftercare plan from their permanent makeup artist.
- The day after the procedure, clients should not be alarmed if their areas appear dark, this is normal.
- The areas treated will soften and peel. This peeling process may resemble dandruff or it may consist of patchy chunks of skin.
- The color will look as if it disappeared, but then it will return.
- After about a month, healing is complete and the true color of the area becomes visible.
- Itching, minor crusting, and a slight redness that extends no more than a centimeter around the treated area are expected.
Signs Of Infection Following A Permanent Makeup Procedure
While infection following this type of procedure is rare, if any signs of infection are present, the patient needs to contact the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at (225) 238-7688.
Signs Of Infection Include
- Significant inflammation
- Fluid oozing from the treated areas
Caring For The Eyebrows During Recovery
To help the eyebrows heal, clients should keep their brows free of oil; however, to ensure the best healing possible, the brows must remain moist. The eyebrow artist will provide the client with an ointment to use throughout recovery.
Avoid touching the brows or getting them extremely wet for 10 days. Keep the hair/bangs away from the brows as they heal. Remember to apply the ointment supplied by the eyelash artist on and off throughout the day, as this aids in the healing process.
One of Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa’s experienced brow artists can recommend skincare products designed for individuals with dry or oily skin. While out and about, wear large sunglasses to hide the brows during the scabbing process.
What Clients Need To Avoid As They Recover
- Participating in sporting activities
- Using saunas and Jacuzzis
- Taking hot baths and showers
- Scratching their eyebrow area
- Tugging on their eyebrow area
- Wearing makeup, for at least a week
- Exposing their brows to the UV/UVA rays from the sun or from a tanning bed
- Using the chemicals/products that are designed to mimic a suntan
- Being in areas that have a lot of airborne debris (e.g., the amount of debris released while cleaning an attic, basement, or garage)
- Undergoing chemical or laser treatments of the face and/or neck
- Driving/Riding in ‘open air’ vehicles (e.g., convertibles, motorcycles, etc.)
How Many Microblading Sessions Are Necessary To See Results?
Every client is unique; however, each new procedure will require a minimum of two visits with the second microblading session being booked no sooner than 30 days from the first treatment. After the two initial sessions, if the client returns for a third appointment, another treatment can be performed at that time.
How Long Do The Results Last?
Although the results attained during this treatment do not wash off, they are considered semi-permanent because as time passes the results will fade. Typically, clients return annually for a color boost treatment. Some clients can wait even longer, returning every two years.
The Frequency Of Color Boost Sessions Depends On Several Factors Including:
- The client’s lifestyle – unless their eyebrow tattoo is protected, clients who spend a lot of time in the sun will need to return more frequently than those who do not. The rays of the sun soften the look of the tattoo; therefore, once their eyebrows have healed completely, to prolong the life of their brow enhancement, clients are encouraged to use sunblock on their eyebrows. Also, during the first few weeks following their microblading session, clients should wear a hat while spending time in the sun.
- The color of pigment used – the lighter colors (e.g., blonde, pearl, etc.) tend to fade quicker than the darker (e.g., truffle, brown, etc.) colors do.
- The skin’s absorption rate – the slower the skin absorbs the pigment, the longer the color will last.
- Other facial treatments performed – if the treated brow areas come into contact with other facial treatments (e.g., chemical peels), the longevity of the results may be affected.
Final Results – What Clients Need To Know
Each skin type is unique, which means that the breakdown rate and how long the skin holds the ink varies greatly from one patient to the next; therefore, final results cannot be guaranteed.
At the patient’s second session, the skin will be re-evaluated and, if necessary, the permanent makeup artist will make changes to the client’s original permanent makeup plan.
Are Permanent Makeup Procedures Safe?
These procedures are safe as long as it is performed by an experienced permanent makeup artist at a reputable beauty bar or spa. While complications are always possible, choosing an inexperienced permanent makeup artist increases the likelihood that complications will result.
Potential Complications Following A Microblading Procedure Include
- An allergic reaction
- A poor aesthetic outcome
- Permanent scarring
Risks Associated With The Eyebrow Treatment
For the most part, the risks associated with this procedure mirror those seen with other kinds of tattoos.
Risks Include Blood Borne Diseases
- Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa, our eyebrow artists always open brand-new sterile, disposable needles in front of our clients to help ease fears relating to bloodborne pathogen transmission.
We are regulated and held accountable by the Board of Health. Clients should feel free to request this courtesy from their eyebrow artist during their treatment.
How Much Does A Microblading Treatment At The Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cost?
Prior to receiving treatment, clients consult with one of the experienced brow artists at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa. This consultation costs $25; however, if the client books a microblading session, this $25 is applied toward that initial treatment.
Initial Microblading Session – $500
Follow-up Session (45 To 60 Days After The Initial Session) – $100
After the first treatment session, most people need a touch-up to attain the look they desire. During the follow-up appointment, the eyebrow artist can add to, adjust, and/or darken the eyebrows. The soonest a client can return for a follow-up appointment is 30 days after the initial microblading session.
Ideally, the follow-up session will be scheduled at some point between 45 to 60 days of the initial procedure. A follow-up appointment that is scheduled after the 60-day, follow-up time frame will be considered a ‘color boost’ appointment (see pricing below).
Initial Microblading Session – $500
Color Boost (12 To 24 Months After The Initial Session) – Starting At $175
This is a maintenance appointment for clients who have already had their first microblading session and their follow-up appointment; however, a color boost appointment is also used for those who neglected to schedule their initial procedure’s follow-up session within the 60-day time frame.
At the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our brow artists have mastered the microblading procedure. Each artist is dedicated to making the entire process a comfortable and relaxing experience for the client.
Choosing an experienced, certified, eyebrow artist helps reduce the likelihood of complications. To learn more about the procedures available at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa, contact us today at (225) 238-7688.
If you prefer, you can use our online form to schedule an appointment. We are located at 11017 Perkins Road, Suite C, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Please note: Our parking and main entrance are located at the back of the building.
Skin Camouflage/Medical Tattooing
Is a tattooing method to cover up white stretch marks, vitiligo, surgical scars, regular scars, and skin blemishes. In this procedure, we use pigments to custom-match a person’s skin color. When the treated area is healed, the result is a beautiful scar or stretch marks blended in with the rest of the skin tone. We offer Stretch Mark Camouflage, Scar Camouflage, Vitiligo Camouflage, and Hypopigmentation.
Book a consultation to find out more about what to expect from a medical tattooing/skin camouflage tattooing procedure. We’ll discuss whether the treatment is suitable for you and carry out some skin patch tests to make sure you are not sensitive or allergic to the ink used in the treatment.
Stretch Mark/ Scar Camouflage
Stretch Mark/ Scar Camouflage is a safe tattooing method that fills in every scar, and stretch marks with pigments that match the surrounding skin. Each Client gets a custom-made color done the day of their appointment. After filling in each scar, and stretch mark with your custom-made skin color pigment, the healing process takes place (around 3 weeks). Once is healed, the scar, and stretch mark look “invisible” to the human eye. This treatment provides permanent results, usually two sessions are needed but treatment sessions vary depending on the severity of the case.
Contraindications for this procedure and when it is NOT advised!
- Pink (new) Stretch Marks or Scars – Scars or Stretch marks must be white or transparent in color to proceed with the camouflage treatment. Best for them to be at least 1 year old.
- Pregnant or Nursing
- Hyperpigmentation. Issues with keloids or scarring
- Use of Accutane (in the last 6 months)
- The client must discontinue retinol if the area retinol is being used for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- Feeling Sick! Let’s reschedule
Does Skin Camouflage Hurt?
There is ZERO to minimal pain during the procedure. You can immediately return to your life routine after the procedure, following the after-care instructions given in your appointment.
What To Avoid Prior To Skin Camouflage?
- Aspirin or ibuprofen 24-48 hours prior to your appointment
- Alcohol, caffeine, and blood thinner 24 hours before your appointment
- Fish oil or vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (they are natural blood thinners)
- *Note: Allergy testing is recommended at consult before your scheduled appointment if there is any doubt you may be allergic to the pigment.
What To Avoid After Skin Camouflage?
- Avoid wearing tight clothing for the next 2-3 days.
- Avoid scratching or peeling to prevent infection or discoloration.
- Avoid excessive sweating for 7 days. Moderate exercise is fine after 2 days of the treatment.
- Avoid exposing the area to the full water pressure of the shower for 7 days.
- Avoid tanning and swimming (beach, pool, jacuzzi, bath, etc.) for 40 days. Stick to a quick rinse in the shower.
- Avoid waxing the area 40 days
- Avoid AHA’s, BHA’s, retinol, or any type of acid in the area for at least 60 days.
- Avoid sunscreen, self-tanning, or any cream that contains vitamin D for 40 days.
- Avoid perfume and deodorant near or in the treated area.
Can I Suntan After The Procedure?
Yes, you can suntan once the area is fully healed (around 30 days). It is STRONGLY recommended to avoid sun exposure during the healing process, discoloration might occur. For best long-term results, we recommend applying a high SPF on the treated area prior to sun exposure. *NOTE: Stretch marks DO NOT change color or fade away when you tan. It is safe to go to the beach/pool.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The length of the treatment depends on the size or the area to be treated. On average, a small area takes around 1 hour and a big area up to 4 hours.
How Quickly Will I See The Result After The Procedure?
21-90 DAYS after your initial treatment. You should have a reliable visible indication of your result. After the procedure, you may experience some mild irritation, redness, and swelling. Which can last up to 1 week. During the third week, the treated area will slightly get darker. DO NOT PANIC! It is healing. Once this has subsided, you will begin to see the result of your treatment.
Can I Get The Treatment Done If My Skin Is Tanned?
No, we recommend that you undergo the treatment when your skin is in its natural color (not tanned). This ensures that we can mix the pigment that best matches your natural skin tone.