Pricing and Policies


It’s Your Face AND Health–What You Need to Know:
Idaho does NOT require a license for permanent cosmetics–anyone can do it anywhere with any amount of training and without passing a test! A bad microblading or makeup tattoo on your face is permanent until removed, IF it can be. Each process is invasive which means exposure to blood, so blood-borne pathogen (disease) control is critical to protect your health. But Idaho does NOT require health department inspections of microblading or cosmetic tattoo artists, their equipment, or facilities. Permanent makeup is not a service to buy at the lowest price or on impulse! It is an investment in YOU, so please research to find the most qualified professional…you are worth it!

Why Choose Artistic Cosmetic Solutions?
Dr. Laura Reed meets the highest standards for permanent cosmetics: Artistry, safety, knowledge, and experience. Her permanent makeup is natural looking and customized to your face and preferences. As a retired Optometric Physician, her ability to follow strict infection control standards is second nature. She is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and a Fellow in the American Academy of Micropigmentation —credentials that are examination-based and recognized internationally. Since 2006, she has performed over 10,000 procedures on women and men of all ages and races. She contributed to two books and has been an expert witness in court. Her patients travel from all over Idaho, other states, and other countries because she truly cares about them and strives to make them happy.

Permanent Makeup Fees (New Procedures):
Procedure Fees Include:
Pre-procedure instructions; consultation; review of medical history; measurement and analysis of face and features; makeup design with patient’s final approval; custom color blending of pigments; sterile single-use needles and digital safety equipment; disposable protective coverings on exposed surfaces and correct disinfection; after care kit with supplies and instructions; one follow-up procedure (touch-up) within 90 days. Initial procedures are 3-4 hours and follow-ups 2-3 hours depending on procedure type.
Eyebrows – Enhancement or Full Creation
  Digital Microblading, Hair Strokes, Powder, Combination, or Shading Technique
Naturaliner™ Eyelash Base Enhancement (very subtle look)
  Lower Eyelids Only
  Upper Eyelids Only
  Upper AND Lower Eyelids
Eyeliner (includes Naturaliner™ Eyelash Base Enhancement)
  Lower Eyelids Only (up to medium thickness line tattooed)
  Upper Eyelids Only (up to medium thickness line tattooed)
  Upper AND Lower Eyelids (up to medium thickness line tattooed)
  Extra charge for Wings, or Layered Colors, or Thick Liner*
(*Extra fee applies if upper eyelid hood requires thick tattooing to achieve desired look.)
Lip Liners and Full Lip Color
  Soft Lip Liner with Blending (up to average size lips)
  Full Lip Color (includes defined or soft liner; up to average size lips)

Permanent Makeup Done by Another Artist
Recoloring permanent makeup done previously by anyone else is not a “touch-up” for Dr. Reed since it was not her original work. Therefore,the fee for any new procedure is the new permanent makeup price. Additional charges will apply if extensive shape and/or symmetry correction is required or pigment removal is necessary.

Permanent Makeup Maintenance (Color Refresh)
Maintenance fees apply only to returning patients of Dr. Reed who need touch-ups of her work. Fees vary according to length of time since last procedure, amount of fading, and work required. Maintenance fees do NOT include a follow-up visit. Eyebrows: $225-$300; Eyeliner: $275-$400; Lips: $300-$450. NOTE: These maintenance fees do not apply to a current patient who goes to another artist and then returns to Dr. Reed. That patient will be “new” again and charged the full current fee. Also, after 5 years since last visit, patient may be charged a full new fee.

Permanent Makeup Lightening or Removal
Dr. Reed is certified to remove (lift) or lighten pigment using a non-laser method. If you are a candidate, the fee will depend on the location of the makeup tattoo (e.g. brows, eyes) and number of sessions for satisfactory lightening. Multiple sessions are almost always necessary for best results. A consultation is required and an estimate will be given then. Removal sessions start at $200 minimum.

Micro-Needling Treatments
One single full-facial treatment: $195. Package of 2 facial treatments: $365.00. Package of 3 facial treatments for $540. Several treatments are usually necessary for desired results; a series of 3-4 are recommended.

Areola-Nipple Tattoos for Breast Cancer Patients: Post-Mastectomy
At this time, Dr. reed cannot accept insurance payment for this procedure.  The fee for a 3-D areola-nipple tattoo is $500 per breast which includes one follow-up procedure.

Areola-Nipple Tattoos for Surgical Scars
Medical camouflage tattooing can soften the appearance of scars after breast augmentation, lift, reduction, or male gynecomastia (reduction mammoplasty) surgery. Before a procedure is scheduled, a separate consultation appointment is required to determine if you are a candidate. This work is highly customized, so an estimate will be given at the consultation.

Payment Methods and Gift Certificates
Payment in full must be made when services are rendered. Cash, personal checks, debit and credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Gift certificates can be purchased for any procedure. They are valid for one year and cannot be exchanged for cash.

APPOINTMENT POLICIES (For Procedures and Consultations)

Appointment Scheduling
Dr. Reed spends extensive time with each patient, and her schedule varies each day according to appointment types. All procedure and consultation appointments are made on a first-come basis. Since appointment slots are in demand and held exclusively for each patient,a booking fee is required to hold that appointment.

Booking Fees
To schedule a procedure appointment, a $100 booking fee is required ($200 for two procedures). It can be paid by cash, check, credit, or debit card and will be applied toward the procedure fee. The remaining balance of the fee will be due on procedure day. At least 48 hours advance notice is required to reschedule your appointment, or the booking fee will be forfeited. Booking fees are not refundable.

Consultation Appointments
A consultation is included in all procedure fees and will be done on procedure day. If you desire a separate in-office consultation before reserving a procedure, there is a $50 fee if a procedure is not scheduled. If you decide to schedule a procedure at that consultation and pay the booking fee, the consult fee will be $25 ($25 off). Note:A regular separate consultation lasts 30-40 minutes and does not include any makeup designing (see design option below). All permanent makeup correction/removal cases require a separate consultation before a procedure will be scheduled. If Dr. Reed refers you to another specialist, the $50 fee will still be charged.

Consultation with Makeup Design Appointments
All makeup procedure appointments include custom makeup designing with your approval before tattooing begins. If you want to “test drive” an eyebrow, eyeliner, or lip design before your procedure, this appointment is your “safety net.” This separate appointment is scheduled prior to your procedure and lasts 60-90 minutes. Dr. Reed will measure and analyze your face and apply conventional makeup to imitate your permanent makeup design. Fee is $150 for one area only (e.g. eyebrows). If your procedure is scheduled at that appointment and booking fee is paid, the fee will be $125 ($25 off).

Returned Check and Refund Policies
There is a $40 handling fee for any returned check. The results of any elective cosmetic procedure, including permanent cosmetics, cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, whether or not a patient is satisfied with her/his results, there will be no refunds.

 Office Policies on Children and Visitors
Dr. Reed’s office is not equipped for children or babies, therefore child care arrangements must be made prior to all appointments. Adult family or friends may remain in the waiting area if desired. Health Department guidelines do not allow observers in the procedure room. Idaho law prohibits the tattooing of persons under age 18.

Fees and policies are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to decline service to anyone.