A Permanent Solution for Makeup

Permanent Cosmetics, also known as Micropigmentation, gives you back precious time lost “putting on your face”. You can save countless hours by not having to put on lipstick or making sure your eyeliner and eyebrows look perfect. They won’t smear or smudge!


What It Treats

Stretch Marks



Procedure Time

2-3 Hours

Recovery Time

No Downtime




Scar Reduction
Stretch Marks
Areola Restoration
Reducing Birthmarks


Permanent Cosmetics can be applied to replace makeup in:

The eyes – eyeliner and eyebrows
The lips – lip liner or full lip color
The face – with the addition of “beauty marks” or the masking of scars


Permanent Cosmetics is performed by our licensed tattooist to ensure all safety measures are taken as results are professional!

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Step-by-Step Process


You’ll first meet with us for a free consultation to examine your needs and discuss your goals for Permanent Cosmetics in St. Louis.

Step-by-Step Process

Pigment Selection & Numbing

A topical anesthetic will be applied to the area being treated. Pigment color will be applied to the surface of the skin in the area being treated in order to choose a color most compatible with your skin type. Once chosen, the shape and design will be determined.

Step-by-Step Process

Apply The Pigment

Minor discomfort from the procedure is managed with topical anesthetics and oral medications (Tylenol). The time needed for the application of permanent makeup varies depending upon the condition of the skin and the area(s) being treated. Plan for one and a half to three hours.

Step-by-Step Process


Immediately after there will be some swelling and redness. This will diminish over the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours. You may use a cold gel pack to reduce swelling and we ask you to apply Aquaphor two times a day for five days. Once discontinued the area will dry and flake. The pigment you are left with will be softer.

How it works

Makeup application can be time-consuming and frustrating, say goodbye to smudging and hello to date night with permanent cosmetics!

Safe Treatment

Permanent Cosmetic application requires pigment to be placed into the dermis, the middle layer of the skin. It may appear darker when first applied but fades to a more natural look as the skin calms and heals. The length of time that micro-pigments last varies depending on the color of pigment chosen, sun exposure, and oiliness of the skin.

Lasting Results

Along with any procedure, we can’t reverse the signs of aging permanently but with Permanent Cosmetics, you may only need touchups every six to twelve months depending on the area and how well you hold pigment.

No downtime

The procedure takes between 2 to 3 hours, and with no downtime, you’re free to go about your normal daily activities.

A med spa you can trust.

The Lifestyle Center is dedicated to not only treating but educating our patients. Located in the Ladue Frontenac area of St Louis, we’re proud to offer the widest selection of aesthetic procedures in the area to help you get your dream body. We are not a one-and-done provider, rather we take a wholistic approach to help you look and feel your best. Each patient enjoys:

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More than 30 FDA-approved medical devices

A professional staff with over 70 years of combined experience in the aesthetic industry

Unmatched variety of procedures and treatments

Medical Director on-site daily

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