No Muss, No Fuss: Permanent Makeup in Washington, DC

What if you could downsize your overflowing makeup drawer for good? Now you don’t have to think twice about tossing eyeliner, pigments, brow pencils, and lip liner in the trash—permanent makeup is an effective way to define your eyes, brows, and lips without the need of daily products and attention.

How it Works

Depending on which area of your face you’d like to enhance with permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, our skincare specialist Martha Pena will begin by evaluating the tone of your skin, color of your brows, and natural definition of your lips. Permanent makeup is then administered using the SofTap® hand method, which involves using disposable hand tools to gently and precisely deliver pigment into the skin.

The SofTap hand tools are specially designed to provide natural and subtle results.  This method allows for total versatility, precise control, and fast healing. Unlike powered permanent makeup machines, the SofTap hand method does not “overwork” your skin, meaning there is less risk of scarring, hyperpigmentation, and extended healing time.

Your initial application will typically take around an hour to complete, including your evaluation and discussion of options. Touch-up procedures, if necessary, generally take much less time. Martha will apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your treatment is comfortable. After your permanent makeup application, you may experience minor swelling around the eyes or lips. The treatment areas may be slightly tender for a few days, but this should resolve quickly.

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Where Can Permanent Makeup Be Applied?

Though the most common areas are the eyes, lips, and eyebrows, permanent makeup has a number of applications.

  • Top and bottom eyeliner to add definition to the eyes
  • Eyebrows to improve the appearance of sparse or light eyebrows
  • Lip liner and lip color to add extra color and definition to the lips
  • Camouflage scars to better blend them with surrounding skin

During your skincare consultation and evaluation, we will discuss your concerns and help you understand the possibilities—and limitations—of what permanent makeup can do for your individual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Makeup

Am I a Good Candidate for Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is an excellent choice for anyone who has the ability to heal properly from minor wounds and has the desire for subtle, natural-looking enhancement. Many of our permanent makeup patients are unable to use traditional makeup because of allergies or skin sensitivity, lead an active lifestyle, or simply don’t want to deal with daily makeup application. Micropigmentation is also beneficial for those whose ability to apply makeup is hindered by issues with dexterity or vision.

How Much Does Permanent Makeup Cost?

The price of permanent makeup varies based on treatment area. Our typical prices are listed below:

  • Eyeliner: $750
  • Lipliner: $750
  • Eyebrows: $750
  • Nipple Tattoo: Unilateral- $860; Bilateral- $1760

How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?

With proper care, permanent makeup can last as long as 4 to 5 years. However, there are many factors that contribute the length of time your results will last. Your individual skin tone, quality of your skin, and ability to heal after treatment can also affect how long your results last. We recommend periodic touch-ups to maintain your results.

Is Permanent Makeup Safe?

In the hands of an expertly trained and experienced professional, permanent makeup is very safe. Here at CPS, all tools are pre-sterilized and disposable to ensure the highest level of patient care and safety.

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us today to schedule your free consult and skincare evaluation and and see firsthand what permanent makeup can do for you!

†Cost estimates are all-inclusive ballpark figures. Actual procedures to be performed and costs vary depending on individual patient needs. Our Patient Coordinator will provide a fee quote after your consultation with the physician.