Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing,
micropigmentation, and dermapigmentation, is a way of
inserting pigment into skin's dermal layer (the layer
between the permanent base layer and the constantly
changing top layer) to provide a safe and artful alternative
to traditional makeup, as well as to enhance or correct
Over 100,000 men and women nationwide
have taken advantage of this procedure, including celebrities
such as Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, and Raquel Welch.
How are permanent cosmetic procedures
Permanent cosmetics procedures are
performed using various machines and methods, including
the traditional (or specialized) tattoo or coil machines,
the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand
These procedures are a process which
includes the initial consultation, initial application
of pigment, and usually one or two follow up visits
for adjusting the shape and color or density of the
What types of permanent cosmetic
procedures can be done?
- Eyeliner, top and bottom
- Eyelash enhancement
- Full lip color
- Scar camouflage
- Feature reconstruction
- Areola restoration or repigmentation
- Beauty marks
- Cleft/hare lip
- Skin grafts
How long does each procedure take?
The initial procedure will generally
take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. Follow up procedures
usually do not require as much time as the initial procedure.
and After Photos
Photos are of actual patients, but
not necessarily patients at any specific current or
past SKINovative® location.