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Permanent Makeup in Houston, TX

When permanent makeup first came on the beauty scene in the 80s it was very limited—eyebrows and lips were pretty much the only procedures available. Today your options are much broader.

From beautifully sculpted eyebrows to areola restoration for breast cancer survivors, today experienced technicians—like the professionals at Aesthetic Surgery Institute—can work wonders.

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What Is Permanent Makeup?


Sometimes called micropigmentation or simply cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup procedures involve depositing colored pigments into the dermis, the top layer of the skin. The technician applies the color using a traditional tattoo device (like a pen or rotary machine) or a manual hand device.

As the name suggests, it’s permanent, but it does fade over time and will require periodic touchups (color re-enhancement or color refreshing).

Permanent makeup can be used for:

  • Lip, eyebrow, and eyelash enhancement
  • Scar camouflage
  • Creating beauty marks
  • Concealing a thin hairline
  • Areola pigmentation


Benefits of Permanent Makeup


There are many reasons women and men seek out permanent makeup procedures.

It’s a good choice for people who want to shorten their makeup routine or avoid having to reapply makeup throughout the day. People who want to subtly enhance their appearance and avoid traditional makeup altogether can also benefit from permanent makeup.

Permanent makeup is ideal for those who have allergies to traditional makeup. And it’s great for active people, like runners and swimmers, who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” their makeup or having to frequently reapply it.

Those who are visually challenged or who have problems with dexterity, including stroke survivors and those with Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, can also greatly benefit from permanent makeup.

Permanent Makeup Procedures


Permanent Eyebrows

Eyebrows help accentuate the eyes, shape the face, and are important for facial expressions and communication. Tweezing and sculpting eyebrows is one of the most challenging parts of a beauty routine. It takes skill—and restraint. Routine over-tweezing can lead to permanent eyebrow hair loss. If you have little to no eyebrow hair, exceptionally light eyebrows, or crooked or uneven brows, non-surgical permanent eyebrows may be your solution.


Our skilled permanent makeup technicians can restore your brows to their original shape and thickness, either with microblading, a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure, or another technique, to naturally enhance your eyes and other facial features.


Permanent Eyeliner

Eyeliner can highlight the shape and color of your eyes and even make eyes appear larger. But it smudges easily and can be difficult to apply, especially if you have a condition that makes your hands unsteady. Whether you’re allergic to common ingredients in eyeliner, you want to shorten your makeup routine, or you’re tired of having to reapply your eyeliner during the day, permanent makeup eyeliner is a good solution.


Permanent Lipstick/Lipliner

If you wear lipstick every day, permanent lipstick is a great way to ensure you always have a perfect pout. And it can save you significantly on makeup costs over time. Then there’s the fact that the average woman ingests pounds of potentially toxic ingredients in lipstick over the course of her lifetime. The solution? A permanent lip procedure.


Areola & Nipple Color Restoration

A traditional mastectomy removes the nipple and areola. While some doctors can restore the look of a nipple through nipple protrusion surgery, the patient is still left with no nipple coloration and no areola. Areola and nipple color restoration can make a huge difference, restoring the look of the nipple and areola. Additionally, women or men with very light areolas can benefit from areola darkening.


Scar Camouflage

Women who have had breast surgery—whether a breast augmentation or mastectomy—are often left with unsightly scars. Permanent makeup can help reduce the appearance of these scars. Scar camouflage techniques can be used on other parts of the body as well, including the face.


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Risks of Permanent Makeup

As with any procedure, there are some risks with permanent makeup, but they’re very low when the procedure is performed by trained professionals, like the team at Aesthetic Surgery Institute.

Risks of permanent makeup can include:

  • Infection  There’s a very low risk of hepatitis A infection; this is always caused by poor sterilization of instruments, an easily avoidable problem.
  • Adverse reactions  Allergic reaction to the pigments used in permanent makeup is possible but rare. Other possible adverse reactions include developing a granuloma or keloid; a granuloma is a mass that forms inside the tissue around a foreign substance (in this case, pigment); a keloid is an overgrowth of scar tissue or a raised scar. The risks of developing these are low.
  • MRI complications  The iron oxide in permanent tattoo pigments can react with the magnets used in an MRI machine, causing a mild inflammatory reaction. A topical steroid cream like Benadryl can help. Let your MRI tech know if you have permanent makeup.

Ready for Permanent Makeup?

Dr. Do, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and his skilled team at Aesthetic Surgery Institute have helped hundreds of patients look and feel their best.

Call us today at (832) 721-5560 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our non-surgical permanent makeup procedures in Houston, TX.

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see the results?

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person