Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup uses tattoo techniques to enhance or reproduce features that are not pronounced or have been lost due to aging, a medical condition, or scarring.

Permanent Makeup in Details

Cosmetic tattooing” is most often used for the face, on the eyebrows, lashes and lips, but also can improve scars or uneven coloring of the skin (vitiligo) and restore the areola around a woman’s nipple after breast surgery.

Laser hair removal is used to remove unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area — except the eyelid or surrounding area.

When to Consider Permanent Makeup

  • If your eyebrows, lashes and lips are pale or lacking definition.
  • If you are active, swim or do not wish to apply makeup daily.
  • If you have a skin or makeup allergy.
  • If surgery or scarring has left you with uneven coloring or loss of pigment (color) in some areas

Detailed Procedure

How do I prepare for a permanent makeup procedure?

Our surgeon will provide you with pretreatment instructions, answer any questions that you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for treatment.

In advance of your procedure, your surgeon may ask you to:

  • Wear sunscreen and/or avoid the sun.
  • Avoid pretreatment shaving, waxing, or exfoliating.
  • Avoid tanning and spray tans several weeks before your procedure.
  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing treatment to promote better healing.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
  • Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery.

After the procedure:

In most cases you may return to work and other daily activities immediately following your treatment. After the procedure, you will receive detailed instructions about your post-treatment care, including information about:

After treatment, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about the care of the treated areas, including information about:

After laser hair removal, avoid sun exposure — both natural sunlight and tanning beds. When your skin has healed, use sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun.

  • Normal symptoms you will experience
  • Potential signs of complications


Results usually vary from person to person. For safety, as well as the most beautiful and healthy outcome, it's important to frequently Visit our plastic surgeon's for follow-up evaluation at prescribed times and whenever you notice increased sweating.

  • Skin care
  • Normal symptoms you will experience
  • Potential signs of complication