Permanent Beauty

  • Posted on April 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm
Permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, full lip color

Permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, full lip color


Permanent makeup or micropigmentation is a technique used in cosmetic dermatology to produce makeup resembling designs, such as eyeliner application and similar permanent enhancement colors by placing permanent pigmentation (tattoos) onto the skin, lips, face, and eyelids.

Save time

One big and noticeable benefit of getting permanent makeup done is the amount of time you will save. Women who have a lot of responsibilities, time-constraints in their schedules and long commutes to work can save a lot of time they would have otherwise spent on putting their makeup on.

No mistakes, fading or smudging

It is possible for women to make mistakes while applying makeup or for it to smudge or fade during the day. With permanent makeup, there is no such worry. Professional makeup artists make sure that there are no mistakes and once it is on, you don’t have to ever worry about smudging or fading. Even if you lead a very athletic or active lifestyle, your makeup won’t smudge when you sweat, wash your face or take showers.

Benefits for disabled individuals

People who have damaged motor skills or are impaired due to old age or diseases, like Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or arthritis, or suffer from physical disabilities, will find it very difficult to apply makeup on their own daily. For such individuals permanent makeup is the perfect solution as they don’t have to worry about applying it properly everyday, and once permanent makeup is done, they don’t have to worry whether they have applied the makeup on correctly. People who have poor eyesight may also find it convenient to use permanent makeup for similar reasons.

Cosmetic reasons

After doing some reconstructive surgery, especially on the breasts or face, people can use permanent makeup to make the appearance of the skin return to normal to cover up pigment loss or scarring from the surgery. Certain individuals, even, undergo procedures for the application of permanent makeup for improving the results they have got from a cosmetic surgery on the breasts. People suffering from hair loss issues, which causes their eyebrow hair also to fall can benefit from permanent eyebrow makeup. People with scarring on their lips can hide those scars using permanent lip coloring. It can also be used by people who suffer from allergic skin conditions or pigmentation conditions like vitiligo to cover up the irregular patches that appear on their skin.

Accentuate facial features

You can also use permanent makeup to accentuate the facial features you already have. Darkening and feathering your well-shaped eyebrows, coloring in eyeliner, and adding color and fullness for your lips are a few makeup procedures that will accentuate your features to improve your look and give you confidence.

Permanent makeup allows you to sport a look that you’d like to have every single day. Besides improving the way you look, this will also give you confidence to do your daily work.

Author:   Karen Kotleba RN is a girl dreaming of living in a lipstick jungle, and has been researching the benefits of permanent makeup in everyday life.

Glowing Skin this Summer

  • Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Six Tips To Achieve Glowing Skin Without Visiting A Clinic

In this era of globalization, for the quintessential working women following a regular skin care regime seems like a completely unattainable task . Thus, they would rather invest obscene amounts of money buying those celebrity marketed anti-aging products or take a quick appointment in the skin clinic to get rid of their skin trouble almost instantly. However, remember there is a reason it is called natural, because the effects are long term and obviously easy on your pockets. Hence here are six tips to achieve a glowing skin without visiting that clinic:

Apply Sun-blocks always

Sun, the most natural source of vitamin D which is essential for the human body, however the UV Rays are the cause for most of the skin problems ranging from early aging, to tanning to skin darkening. No matter where you go and what time of the day it is, always wear a sun block. Choose a sun-block that suits your skin type, preferably a SPF 40 and apply it in a diluted form with your daily moisturizer. And you are ready to shine.

Cleanse, Moisturize and Exfoliate

This should be a normal skin care regime for any women who want to have that glowing skin. Living in the 21st century amidst a hurricane of pollution, your skin needs to breathe as much as you do. Cleanse your face twice daily, first with water and then with a mild cleanser, following the process up with an astringent free toner and finally exfoliate it with walnut or apricot based scrubs. Do not forget to complete the process by adding on a little bit of moisturizer once you finish the cleansing routine.

Use Face-Packs

Apart from the regular skin care regime, don’t forget to apply a herbal face-pack containing the ingredients of neem, sandalwood, turmeric or otherwise atleast twice a week. The anti-aging face-packs again as available in the market, are with slightly heavy chemical composition, however may work wonders if applied at intervals of two weeks or similar gaps.

Eat Healthy

Your skin reflects what you eat, hence a sick body would reflect a problematic skin irrespective of whichever anti-aging products you might be applying. Consume atleast 2 litres of water on a daily basis to detoxify your skin cells. Further your diet should include atleast 4 fruits, 3 vegetables and daily supplements of protein and vitamins. The vegetables should preferably be citric and colored.

Avoid Addictions

Addictions are not good for your skin or your body for that matter, be it in the form of caffeine, nicotine or alcohol as the case may be. Cut down at the earliest if absolute abstinence is not your call. The intake of caffeine should be restricted to 250ml per day, and so far as alcohol and nicotine is concerned the consumption should be restricted to the least. Handle your stress in a more productive manner, opt for counseling if necessary.

Exercise and Meditate

Body sweat works wonders for one’s body, since it releases the excess of oils and thereby acts as a natural detoxifying agent. Thus it is recommended that every women should take out atleast 30 minutes from their busy schedule and engage in some routine exercise, meditation and yoga. Remember if you are at peace with your body and mind, your skin would reflect the same.

The above mentioned skin care regimes have been suggested keeping in mind the daily lives of millions of women. A little bit of discipline and love towards your own self, and that mirror would most definitely smile back at you.

About the Author:

The above article is composed by CJ, a beautician by profession associated with, who loves to share her beauty and health tips via her articles. 


Permanent Makeup Procedures at South Florida’s #1 Medical Spa

  • Posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:10 am
Full Lip Color

Full Lip Color

Many women, as they get older, find it more and more difficult to apply makeup on a daily basis. The application of permanent cosmetics is a cosmetic procedure that has become a popular alternative to conventional makeup.  There are many women that have trouble applying their makeup because they suffer from poor hand-eye coordination, skin disorders, poor eyesight or allergies to cosmetic products. Nowadays many women are even getting permanent cosmetics because they just don’t have enough time in the day to apply makeup.

The origin of permanent cosmetics dates back all the way to the start of the 20th century though many women concealed the fact that they’d undergone the procedure back in those days. It eventually became fashionable in the 1920′s and women have been utilizing this amazing procedure ever since.

The permanent cosmetic procedure is very similar to the application of a permanent tattoo. Fine needles are used to permanently inject the cosmetic pigment into the skin. When the procedure is done, you will have permanent makeup that will last for several years. Sunlight and other natural elements can cause the cosmetic pigment to fade over time (just like a regular tattoo), so women may require repeat procedures every few years in order to keep the makeup looking its best.


There are several different reasons why women would choose to undergo this procedure. Many women, due to advancing age or medical conditions, such as alopecia, chemotherapy or genetic disturbances, have lost th

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e hair in the eyebrow area. Permanent cosmetics can help to restore natural looking

eyebrows in order to enhance your features. Others are simply

looking to add enhancement permanently whether it be through permanent eyeliner


Permanent Makeup for women 50+

  • Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson, age 70, got her cartoon-esque, lightning bolt chest tattoo way back in 1974. However, it wasn’t until Melanie Griffith inked a heart labeled Antonio on her right bicep in 2000 at age 42 that body art for grown-up girls became the edgy thing to do.  Susan Sarandon inked her kids initials on her neck and upper back and Helen Mirren has a tiny doo-dad on her left hand. Let’s be honest though; lots of women 50+ still think any kind of tattoo is tacky (even on guys). Others love the mystery of a tiny permanent bracelet on their ankle or wrist, a cluster of stars on a foot or an inspirational phrase

winding down their spine. Some older babes regret getting  tattoos as

their weight, lifestyle, looks or skin texture change. If you’re considering a tattoo, read this first:

THINK DISCREET, LONG TERM AND CLASSY. The tattoo process is painful and permanent and laser removal if you change your mind is no party either. Don’t decorate where you tend to gain weight or have saggy flabby skin. Skip your belly,

décolletage, upper arms and derriere. Wrists, ankles, hip bones, spine, the top of your shoulders or back of your neck are safer bets and easier to hide under clothes, hair or jewelry. But do your homework. Make sure your artist has a license, a spotless work environment and excellent references from women you know and a refined hand. No exotic tattoos on vacation (infection and hepatitis C can be a reality), no new soul-mate initials (relationships may not be forever), no splashy body murals that compete with brown spots, wrinkles and broken capillaries for attention, and no tats more colorful than our hair, makeup and nail polish!

DO PERMANENT MAKEUP VERRRRY CAREFULLY. Permanent makeup is a micro-pigment form of facial tattooing and trending up in our demo. Celebs like Dolly Parton and Raquel Welch are rumored to be fans. Yes, waking up every day with perfectly full brows, crisply defined eyes and shapely lips tinted a youthful pinky-tan sounds appealing but, few technicians are masters of this tricky art. The good news is that brow, eye and lip tattoos are being offered as optional procedures at top dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices, so ask your doctors (not your waxing lady) for advice. You’ll need a patch test first to rule out sensitivity and time away from Retin-A, facials and contacts (if you choose eye liner). Dyes take weeks to settle into their real color and will look much darker at first. Choose shades that enhance your natural coloring and just strengthen your features. The skin surrounding “the work” may appear shiny, red, puffy and the procedure isn’t pain-free (it feels like pricking a sunburn). If you choose to do permanent makeup, it’s best to get it done during a stay-cation.

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OOPS! YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND. Some tats are harder to remove depending on size, color, location, age of your ink and your skin tone. Try a temporary tattoo for a test run. Laser is the way to go for removal but don’t expect a one-day miracle. Repeat sessions are necessary. To cover a tattoo with makeup you’ll need an opaque matte waterproof concealer designed for the job. Try Après Laser Cover Makeup ($20, for small designs.

A tattoo can be a cool way to pay tribute or celebrate at 50 but there are other options; diamonds anyone?

For more information on becoming certified in Permanent Cosmetic Makeup, check out my new book Permanent Cosmetic Makeup Training ($250.00),

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Permanent Cosmetics offers improved self image

  • Posted on January 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

They say beauty is only skin deep, but how people feel about their appearance can affect their whole outlook on life.  That’s why permanent cosmetics are becoming a preferred alternative to the expense and trouble of applying makeup every morning.  It’s also being used to increase the self-esteem of burn survivors and people with medical conditions that affect their appearance.

Makeup4ever has become a popular alternative to makeup for such celebrities as Raquel Welsh, Cher, Liz Taylor, Dustin Hoffman, and warren Beatty.  Now that the secret is out, many people are taking advantage of this procedure.

The technique of permanent Micro Dermagraphics uses a special tool to place a non-allergenic iron oxide pigment under the skin.  The process, which originated in the Orient, is similar to the ancient art of tattooing.  The main difference is that tattooing penetrates the skin more deeply than Micro Dermagraphics.

Permanent cosmetics are most commonly used for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip liner.  It offers relief and freedom for many who are allergic to makeup as well as for contact lens wearers.  It is also used for camouflaging scars, birthmarks, stretch marks and other skin irregularities.

Burn survivors have scars camouflaged.  Alopecia sufferers, who often have no facial hair, have eyebrows created.  Vitiligo sufferers have skin areas without pigment camouflage with a mixture of inert pigments to achieve an

Intradermal Skin  Pigmentation

A beautiful, lasting alternative to conventional store bought makeup.

A revolutionary new, effective and medically proven way to enhance how you and others view yourself by bringing out the true beauty of your lips, eyebrows, eye liner and skin.

Leaves your lips, eyebrows, eye liner and skin looking naturally fresh and beautiful 24/7 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Models, movie & TV stars and other beauty conscious women such as Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Raquel Welsh, Cher, Rosanne Barr and others have discovered the beautify, long lasting and youthful benefits of intradermal skin pigmentation.

An ideal solution to permanently camouflaging  post surgical, post chemotherapy disfigurements such as scaring and hair loss.

Truly cost effective.  One to two treatments  replaces the on-going time and expense of using conventional store bought makeup for a minimum of 3650 times during the next ten year.

“I feel better about myself today because of permanent cosmetics,” says C. Ross of Chicago.  “The pigment camouflaged stretch marks that were caused during adolescent growth.  I feel that this procedure can help many people who are self-conscious about their appearance due to societal pressures.”

At Makeup4Ever, Karen Troyer-Kotleba works with the client to achieve the desired results with permanent makeup.  She uses a topical anesthetic for comfort and clients can be involved in the decision-making throughout the process.  Although plastic surgeons perform the same procedure with the patient under general anesthesia (unconscious) at three times the cost, Kotleba finds that her clients prefer to be more involved in the procedure.

How people feel about their appearance affects their whole outlook on life.  Beauty may only be skin deep, but the way one feels about them self runs deep.  Permanent cosmetics are becoming a preferred alternative to the expense and trouble of applying makeup every morning or multiple times a day to enhance face lift patients, laser demarcation, people allergic to cosmetics, people with stretch marks, birthmarks or any skin irregularity have all benefited from permanent cosmetics!

Through this technology, we can reconstruct the vermilion borders of the lip, as well as full lip color, for fuller and permanent color.  We can place a lash line for a solid eyeliner or a more muted look to enhance the eye.  Pigment can be feathered to make natural looking eyebrows for facial symmetry or to simply build a brow where there is no hair.