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Permanent Makeup

If you want to save some time in the mornings, if it's difficult for you to apply your makeup precisely, or if you'd like to hide a scar, permanent makeup can be a excellent, practical option. Our trained artist artfully applies permanent makeup to the faces and bodies of our patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Riverside, and other California communities. In her trained, experienced hands, patients receive a natural, impressive look without daily makeup application.

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Our Approach

Our permanent makeup artist, Vanessa Howitt, has cultivated a strong reputation for herself throughout California and the surrounding states. A precision artist with more than 15 years of experience in both the cosmetic and tattoo industries, Vanessa is also an accomplished painter, further enhancing her keen aesthetic sensibilities. She's worked hard to effectively combine her varied knowledge and experience to achieve natural-looking results to softly enhance and flatter your unique features.

Before any permanent makeup procedure, Vanessa consults with you to learn more about your preferences. She evaluates your skin tone and other factors related to your procedure to ensure your results complement your features and create the precise effect you want.

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Vanessa uses soft "hair strokes" to create a realistic look in areas of the brows that have thinned or faded. During your consultation, Vanessa evaluates your face and your brows' shape and growth patterns to ensure a truly natural-looking result.


Enjoy lasting definition with permanent eyeliner. With options ranging from subtle lash line enhancement to a blended smoky eye, permanent eyeliner is perfect for women who want to save time in the morning, or even those who find precise eyeliner application more difficult with age.

Lip color

During this procedure, Vanessa softly lines your lips and fills them in with a matching color. She offers many shades and emphasizes a natural-looking result by mixing each patient a special color just for her.

Scar camouflaging

Certain types of scars can cause a loss of pigment in the skin, called hypopigmentation. When camouflaging these scars, Vanessa uses flesh-toned ink that's custom-blended to match your natural skin color.

Areola reconstruction

Mastectomy and other types of breast surgery can leave some with an altered areola (the area of dark skin around the nipple). Using special techniques, Vanessa can create a natural-looking areola that looks 3-D and quite realistic as part of your breast reconstruction.

Collagen induction

Also known as skin needling, collagen induction is a process that uses fine tattoo needles to break up and smooth scar tissue, promoting collagen growth. This process is perfect for all types of scarring, including acne scars, surgical scars, and burns. It can also be used to correct wrinkles, minimize pore size, and tighten skin.

Our Doctors

Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.

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Our Doctors

Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.

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What to Expect

Permanent makeup is technically a tattoo. During your procedure, Vanessa places tiny sterile needles just beneath your epidermis to deposit small molecules of pigment at an adjustable rate. Vanessa always applies a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. The duration of your procedure can range from less than an hour to several hours, depending on your desired outcome. Vanessa discusses more of what you can expect at length with you during your consultation.

After your procedure is complete, Vanessa applies a topical ointment to protect and soothe the treated area. You'll also be given an ointment to take with you, as well as detailed aftercare instructions. The area that has been tattooed will appear slightly magnified immediately after the procedure, and it may take a couple of days to adopt its permanent size and shape. A complimentary follow-up appointment is recommended 1 month after your procedure to ensure ideal results.

Enhancing Your Look

Permanent makeup is a great companion to other non-surgical procedures, especially those that rejuvenate the skin. Popular options include dermal fillers and skin care treatments. Whatever your skin care goals, our aesthetic professionals work with you to create a treatment plan and a timeline to suit your lifestyle, your budget, and your wishes.

Ready to get started? Request a consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Institute online, or call us at (760) 837-0364 to schedule your appointmen

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