Permanent Cosmetics

Most commonly called permanent cosmetics, other descriptions include dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing.

What are permanent cosmetics?

The phrase “permanent cosmetics” refers to cosmetic tattooing.  These types of procedures are also referred to as permanent makeup and micropigmentation.  Pigment is deposited into the dermal layer of the skin to give the esthetics
of traditional makeup.  Various tools are used to implant the pigment into the skin; ranging from a traditional tattoo machine (coil machine), to a pen-type (rotary or digital-rotary) or to a non-mechanized manual device.  Although eyeliner, eyebrows and lips are the most common procedures performed, there are advanced services offered in the industry.  These procedures include, but are not limited to, areola re-pigmentation, scar camouflage and hair imitation.



Hair stroke simulation to create volume, restore shape and color.


There are numerous benefits from having permanent cosmetics.  People who have challenges wearing conventional makeup due to an active lifestyle, skin sensitivities, allergies or have physical difficulties applying makeup can benefit from the convenience of permanent makeup.  Permanent cosmetics are also beneficial to those who have experienced hair loss due to Chemotherapy, Alopecia, Trichomania or other conditions.  Areolas can be re-pigmented on breast cancer patients after a mastectomy.  Skin that has been put through various types of trauma resulting in a scar, can also be re-pigmented through the application of permanent cosmetics.

Scalp Hair


Hair imitation. 

Eye Liner: Upper OR Lower


Is the prodecure painful?

Discomfort levels vary from one individual to the next.  The permanent cosmetic industry has methods available to assist managing comfort.  Non-prescription and prescription level topical anesthetics can be used before and during the procedure.

Eye Liner: Upper & Lower


Lip Liner


How long do the procedures take? 

Initial procedures can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours.  Time may vary based upon the type of procedure and each individual.

Full Lip Color


Areola Restoration
 - Unilateral


Can I still have an MRI?

Numerous studies showed that even for people who have large body tattoos there is little to no potential for irritation resulting from the MRI. 
In rare cases where discomfort was reported, it was localized and temporary.  In preparation for your MRI, let you physician know you have permanent cosmetics.

Areola Restoration
 - Bilateral


What is a touch up?
When do I need one?

The application of permanent cosmetics is a process and is unique to each individual.  Once the initial procedure is performed, a follow up procedure should be scheduled for four to six weeks after to make any necessary adjustments.  Permanent cosmetic pigments are meant to fade and give a natural appearance.  A touch up is basically a refresher for your procedure.  The time to schedule a touch up will be based on each individual and the desired appearance.

Scar Camouflage


Touch up (6 months)


Touch up (7-12 months)

Half Price