MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola Center for Aesthetics will now offer permanent makeup services to enhance the lips and eyes. Patients can choose to have eyeliner, lipstick and eyebrow makeup cosmetically tattooed by a licensed medical aesthetician and laser technologist in a facility that meets the high clinical standards of an academic medical center.
“Loyola patients will have access to the latest techniques, colors and styles of permanent makeup with the expertise and resources of a medical center,” said Aimee Masi, licensed medical aesthetician, Loyola University Health System (LUHS).
Permanent makeup, or micropigmentation, places pigment below the surface of the skin for the purpose of cosmetic enhancement, medical correction or aesthetic restoration. The procedure takes approximately one hour per area. Patients then moisturize the area following the procedure for an optimal outcome. Specialized training is necessary to perform this service. However, the state of Illinois does not require that the technician be a certified or licensed practitioner.
“Loyola has the advantage of having a skilled medical aesthetician perform these services, which sets us apart from day spas, which do not have the level of training that we offer,” said Victor Cimino, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon at LUHS. “Having a licensed medical aesthetician perform the procedure is critical when you are dealing with permanent makeup. Women should feel confident knowing that Loyola offers this service with the backing of extensive training."
Loyola offers complementary consultations to answer patient questions and review color and shape preferences. Pricing varies based on procedure, but each cosmetic micropigmentation includes a comprehensive consultation, the full treatment and one touch up 30 days later. The touch up allows the medical aesthetician to refine the color and thickness of the pigment.
The Loyola Center for Aesthetics offers a full range of services from anti-aging procedures, laser hair removal and eyelash-enhancing treatments to cosmetic facial and body surgeries. The center also provides new patients with free skin analyses and consultations. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (630) 953-6679 or visit www.loyolamedicine.org