Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup offered in River Forest, IL

Whether you’re tired of applying eyeliner each morning or hoping to cover a scar, permanent makeup is a long-term solution for your aesthetic concerns. At Med Aesthetics, LLC, in River Forest, Illinois, Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialist are experts at applying permanent makeup that can last for up to five years. Call Med Aesthetics, LLC, or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Permanent Makeup Q&A

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, is a treatment that uses iron oxide to add pigment to the skin. Also called micropigmentation, permanent makeup can enhance the color of your lips, darken your eyebrows, and even camouflage scars.

By adding long-term pigment to the skin, permanent makeup isn’t just cosmetic. It’s a functional solution for individuals with physical limitations. If you have a condition that makes applying makeup difficult — Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), etc. — permanent makeup can shorten your morning routine.

What are the different types of permanent makeup?

The Med Aesthetics, LLC, team offers many different types of permanent makeup, including:

Camouflage makeup

Camouflage makeup helps even out your skin tone and covers pigment disorders, such as port wine stains, hyperpigmentation, vitiligo, melasma, and albinism.

Scar revision

Whether you have raised surgical scars or depressed acne scars, permanent makeup can help give your skin a smooth, flawless appearance.


Microblading uses a handheld device with tiny needles to apply pigment to the eyebrows. This technique is ideal for individuals with thin, light eyebrows.

Areola reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy can recreate the appearance of a natural nipple, but the areola may not match your natural pigment. Areola reconstruction is a permanent makeup technique that restores the natural color of your areola.

How long does permanent makeup last?

Permanent makeup is long-lasting compared to more temporary treatments. In many cases, permanent makeup can last for as long as three to five years. Some patients can maintain their pigment for up to 10 years.

The tattoo pigments that these treatments use are safe and gentle on the skin. Once your results start to fade, you can return to the office for additional treatments.

How can I protect my skin with permanent makeup?

Protecting your skin not only keeps it healthy and vibrant, it can also help you extend the lifespan of your permanent makeup. You can help protect your skin with permanent makeup by:

  • Wearing sunscreen daily
  • Avoiding facial exfoliants
  • Scheduling touch-up treatments
  • Moisturizing regularly
  • Investing in high-quality skin care

To learn more about permanent makeup, call Med Aesthetics, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.

Med Aesthetics, LLC
✆ Phone (appointments): 708-505-7820
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 708-657-4147
Address: 7321 W. North Ave , River Forest