Frequently Asked Questions

Haus Rules
  1. What payments do you accept? Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX
  2. Can I tip on the card? Tips are cash only
  3. Where are you located? 1522 N. Western Chicago IL, 60622. We are located on the west side of the street in between North Ave and Le Moyne.
  4. Where can I park? There is free street parking on Western Ave. There is metered parking on North Ave. We advise to arrive to your appointment 10 minutes early to find a parking spot.
  5. What are your hours of operation? Closed Sunday and Monday. Tuesday – Friday 12pm-7pm. Saturday 9am-3pm.
  6. What’s your cancelation policy? Esthetic Haus has a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. In the event of a late cancellation/no show you will incur the full service charge. To book any future appointments your account must be settled.
  7. Is there a no show fee? Yes, the full service charge.
  8. Can I bring my pet while being serviced? No PETS allowed.
Microstroking
  1. Are your specialist licensed to provide permanent makeup? We are licensed by The State of Illinois Department of Public Health as a Body Art Establishment. If you decide to have any form of tattooing the establishment must have this license. We are also insured.
  2. Is microstroking semi-permanent? NO. Some are promoting it as a semi-permanent process and that the color only reaches the epidermal (outer) layer of the skin. A careful review of basic skin anatomy and physiology would reveal this is not true. By definition and tattoo industry standards, color is tattooed/implanted into the dermis of the skin. If pigment particles do not reach the dermis, they will disappear during the healing phase of the skin, during normal regeneration of cells at the epidermal level. Pigments do fade in the skin over time, but that does not make the process semi-permanent.
  3. Why does microblading not last as long as other eyebrow tattooing techniques? This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted (tattooed) into the skin as compared to fully or solidly filled eyebrow tattoos.
  4. How long does microstroking last? That depends on your skin, aftercare, sun exposure, products used on the skin after the service, etc. It is impossible to predict how much pigment will fade away and how long it will take to do so with any measure of consistency or reliability.
  5. Is microstroking tattooing? YES.
  6. Can I get this service while pregnant or breast feeding? NO.
  7. Can you fix another artists work? NO.
  8. Can I go out after getting microstroking? Yes, this service has zero down time.
  9. How do I care for my tattoo? We recommend a dry healing for the first 10 days. Please refer to the microstroking page.
  10. I’ve changed my mind can I get my deposit back? No. All deposits are non-refundable.
  11. Once I book my microstroking appointment, how do I pay my deposit? An invoice will be sent to your email within 24- 72 hours. You will have 24 hours to pay the booking fee or your appointment will be cancelled.
  12. Does it cost for additional touch up appointments after the initial two sessions? Yes. It is $150+/appointment before the annual anniversary of your cosmetic tattoo. This depends on how much work is to be done. Keep in mind that the more you tattoo over the same area you build up scar tissue.
  13. How often should I touch up my brow tattoo?  A touchup appointment is suggested every 1 to 3 years to maintain your microstroking . Results vary with each client.
  14. Am I a good candidate for microstroking?
  •  If you have extremely oily skin, the microstroking may NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused/softer look. The end result will look more powdered than expected.
  •  If you are a smoker, your pigment can fade sooner.
  •  If you are iron deficient your pigment can fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and/or after the procedure.
  •  Unhealthy/compromised skin due to health issues, medications, over use of anti aging products, acneic skincare, etc are all factors in the outcome of your cometic tattoo

***You can get microstroking done with the things listed in question 14 as long as you have realistic expectation.

Waxing
  1. How long does my hair have to be to get a brazilian?  About ¼ inch so the wax can grab the hair.
  2. What’s the difference between waxing and threading? They both pull the hair out of the follicle. If you are on Accutane, Retin-A’s, anti-aging products, chemical peels, etc you must thread.
  3. What’s the difference between a bikini, full bikini and Brazilian wax? A bikini wax is a basic wax of the sides (called your panty line) and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this will prevent any hairs from “peeking out”. A full bikini is the next step and allows you to take off as much or as little hair as you like off the front. If you want to leave a small “landing strip”, triangle or nothing at all, it’s up to you! A brazilian goes from the front, all the way to the back with an added butt strip. This is perfect for a completely nude look or you can leave a neat triangle on the front.
  4. What’s the aftercare after a body wax? Exfoliate 24 – 48 hours after your service.
Lash Lift
  1. What is a lash lift? A lash lift is a semi-permanent curl for your lashes. This service is good for you if your lashes grow straight out or down and you want the appearance of longer lashes.
  2. How long does the lash lift last? About 8 weeks.
  3. How long should I stop using a lash growth serum before getting the service? 72 hours.
  4. Can I wear mascara after the service? No, please wait 24 hours.
  5. When can I get my lashes wet after a lash lift service? You must wait 24 hours before getting your lashes wet.
  6. Do I have to stop using lash growth serums after the lash lift service? Please wait 72 hours before any type of serum or oil. Remember new lashes will not be curled.
  7. How often can I get lash lifts and when should I take a break from it? We recommend getting a lift about every 10 weeks. As far as needing to take a break, we would have to consult on the strength of your lashes first.
Facials
  1. How often can dermaplaning be performed?  Dermaplaning can be performed every 4 weeks. Dermaplaning the skin can remove about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. You should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 28-45 days before repeating the treatment.
  2. Can dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel? Yes. Dermaplaning is a great way to prep the skin for a chemical peel. With the vellus hair gone the chemical will penetrate deeper into the skin.
  3. Am I a good candidate for dermaplaning?  Clients with active acne outbreaks or cold sores should not be treated until lesions are healed. (cold sore area will always be avoided because it can stimulate a reoccurring breakout). Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active outbreaks. Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting should not be treated. Clients with diabetes not under control by diet or medication should not be treated. Clients undergoing cancer treatment should also not be treated.
  4. Is there any downtime after Dermaplaning?  No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus products can penetrate the skin faster and makeup glides on effortlessly. This is a great add on service to any facial.
  5. Who are chemical peels for? Chemical peels are for ALL skin types, even clients with sensitive skin and rosacea.
  6. Are there any side effects/down time? Clients who receive chemical peels may experience temporary redness, tingling and light flaking however every client is different.  Your skin may peel on the 2nd day for about 3-5 days.
  7. How many Chemical Peels treatments will I need? You will likely see improvement after one treatment; however, many clients see a need for a chemical peel every three to six weeks.
Microchanneling

1. Does it hurt? There maybe some discomfort during the treatment. There is no lingering discomfort.

2. Can it cause scarring? No. It can improve the appearance of scars.

3. What’s in the Stem Cell Serum? Hyaluronic acid and a combination of purified proteins designed to amplify rejuvenation. There are no human or animal cells, DNA, blood or other foreign substances. The product has been used safely and effectively for over a decade.

4. What will this improve the appearance of? Microchanneling improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, stretch marks, hair loss, and rosacea.

5.  How long is the down time? About 90 minutes. You can apply the suggested aftercare serums, moisturizer and sunblock after 90 minutes.

6. How will my face look immediately following a treatment? Anything from minor redness, to a deep red flush, which clears up in 4 to 72 hours, depending on how aggressive the treatment is.

7. How long before I can expect to see results? You will typically notice an improvement in the quality and appearance of your skin within the first 24 hours. After 2-3 treatments a thicker more robust, collagen filled cellular matrix will produce more consistent and noticeable improvement. And 6 or more treatments may be recommended for scarring, laxity and wrinkles. For hair regrowth some reactivation typically appears within the first two weeks, with noticeable improvement after about 5 weeks.

8. Are there any contraindications? Any condition that seriously impairs your immune system, active radiation or chemotherapy, pregnant or nursing, uncontrolled diabetes, allergy to stainless steel, chronic inflammatory skin disease, Accutane in the past 2 years, hemophilia or similar bleeding disorder.

9. Can I combine this with other treatments? Dermaplane, microdermabrasion or an enzyme peel may be performed immediately before MicroChanneling as long as the face is disinfected before MicroChanneling. Immediately following MicroChanneling. LED light therapy and oxygen may be applied.

10. Do I have to use the microchanneling solution / aftercare serums? Microchanneling stimulates the body to release peptides, cytokines and growth factors that induce collagen production. As you get older, the stem cells that produce these vital proteins lose efficacy and decline in population, so microchanneling alone becomes less and less effective. Because of premature aging the Microchannel Delivery Serum, and the post care Cellular Renewal Serum and Healing Accelerator become more necessary to produce improvement. Use of the solution and aftercare serums ensure the skin continuously receives potent, robust, pristine peptides, cytokines and growth factors even in between treatments. Think of diet and exercise – microchanneling without serums is like exercising without dieting. Results will be good with microchanneling only, great with serums.

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