Permanent makeup (also known as permanent cosmetics) is a tattooing technique that deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis. Permanent cosmetics offer a safe and natural-looking alternative to your daily makeup routine.

How It Works

At DermaHealth, we use the same coil machine that traditional tattoo artists use for our permanent cosmetics procedures. We apply pigmentation directly onto the skin’s dermal layer, resulting in a permanent, waterproof color that is hassle-free and always fresh. We help each client choose the best color and design for their unique face, and we won’t perform a procedure without client approval. Our technician will apply a numbing cream before and during the procedure, and we take time to make you as comfortable as possible. We use FDA-approved pigments made specifically for permanent cosmetic procedures performed on potentially sensitive areas of the face. Our goal is to give you the best and safest results possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for permanent cosmetics?

Candidates for permanent cosmetics meet the minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds. Permanent makeup is a convenient solution for many. However, this approach is especially ideal for those who fall under the following categories:

  • Those who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies or skin sensitivities
  • Active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, etc.
  • Those who don’t want to worry about sweating off cosmetics or reapplying cosmetics
  • Those who have difficulty applying cosmetics
  • Those with dexterity-related conditions, including the following:
    •  Arthritis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Stroke survivors
  • Busy people who don’t have time to apply and refresh their makeup throughout the day and evening

Who will perform the procedure?

Cosmetic professionals and active members of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (where safety is met with educational requirements and technical ability standards) perform the procedures. You can be confident knowing your technician is held in high regard by both the medical community and the beauty industry.

Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

Permanent makeup is considered permanent because the pigment is tattooed into the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or pigment, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance. Longevity varies from person to person depending on their lifestyle, amount of sun exposure, the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetics procedure, and effects of topical products applied to the skin.

Although most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics, many see this as an opportunity to re-evaluate their overall appearance and determine if any changes are appropriate.

What areas of the body are ideal for permanent cosmetics?

At DermaHealth, we apply permanent cosmetics to eyebrows, upper and lower eyes (eyeliner), and areola. We also provide treatments for scar camouflage and tattoo lightening.

How do I prepare for this procedure, and what happens after?

We have pre and post-treatment information here.

For more information and to see if you’re a candidate for permanent cosmetics, schedule a complimentary consultation with DermaHealth today.