What is Permanent makeup or Permanent Cosmetics?

Permanent makeup or permanent cosmetics, known as Intradermal Pigmentation, is a revolutionary method where natural pigments (color) are inserted into the second layer of the skin.


Thousands of procedures have been completed with virtually no complications. This technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe. By law, Technicians must follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for all applications. View the State of Maryland Health Codes.

Robin Henderson is the Owner and Technician

Robin Henderson is the Owner and Technician of the Permanent Cosmetic Center. She has received specialized training at The Ana Visage Institute in Tysons Corner, Virginia. She has also furthered her training with specialized studies as a Micropigmentation Specialist through the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Arlington, Texas. View Robin Henderson's detailed training and background.


Robin specializes in permanent cosmetic procedures for Afro Americans. Many salons turn away Afro Americans due to the complexity of color matching, but she is an expert. At the Permanent Cosmetic Center, beautiful results for all skin colors and all skin types are our trademark!


Make sure to check out the wonderful beauty, health, and slimming products that Robin has personally selected in our Online Store after you view our Client Gallery!

The Highest Standards

The Permanent Cosmetic Center uses only the world's finest pigments manufactured by the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics. The pigments (colors) are comprised of isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, witch hazel, distilled water, organic and inorganic dyes; which are also used in the coloring of natural fruits and vegetables and cosmetic grade of lakes or oxides, the same kinds used by Estée Lauder, Lancome, Channel and others.


Yes, permanent makeup is a form of tattooing, but there is no comparison because of the training and continuous education that is necessary to be able to perfect the results requested by each individual client and the quality of pigments used to perform these procedures on the face. This form of specialized cosmetic tattooing is used to enhance facial features, to be able to keep makeup smear-proof and can be added as a finishing touch to surgical procedures.


The procedure involves an individually packed sterile needle which inserts pigments under the skin. This procedure is a sterile technique in a clean environment. The feeling sometimes can be a little uncomfortable, but the minutes of a little discomfort are well worth the long-lasting results. Need some proof? Take a look at some real-life before and after photos of a sampling of our clients.

What Can You Expect?

Allow about two hours for your treatment. The visit, without a prior consultation, will consist of a brief consultation, medical history and consent forms must be completed, colors selected, drawing, "before" photo, application of the topical anesthetic (Lidocaine Cream) and up to 20 minutes of leave on time, after the procedure an "after" photo is taken (Not Mandatory). Before leaving, after care instructions are given.


The procedure area may result in visible redness, and in rare cases minor swelling and bruising. To complete the process, the procedure area must first heal, peeling will start the 5th day and fading into the final result. There have been reports of cosmetic tattoos staying on without a touch up for more than 20 years. View the State of Maryland Health Codes.


Permanent makeup is not for everyone, and may not be appropriate for the person who is contemplating facial re-constructive surgery or who has a chronic medical challenge, but there are many who can benefit!


We offer gift certificates! Treat yourself, friend or partner to the gift of Beauty Forever. We also specialize in permanent makeup procedures for Afro Americans. Many salons turn away Afro Americans due to the complexity of color matching, but we are experts. Schedule your appointment today.

We are proud to be members of the Charles County Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

Who Can Benefit From Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetics?

You can benefit! If you want to look your best 24 hours a day and want to enhance your natural features, then permanent cosmetics are the choice for you.

You can benefit if:

  • You lead an active life and have little time for makeup.
  • Have poor eyesight or unsteady hands.
  • Have traditional makeup allergies.
  • If you are physically challenged, exercise, swim or travel.
  • Have oily skin.
  • Have thin or sparse eyelashes or eyebrows.
  • Men may want to give the look of fuller eyebrows.
  • Have a scar that has caused permanent hair loss in the eyebrows.
  • Have Alopecia (the loss of hair) or baldness.
  • If you need a surgical scar camouflaged.
  • Have a scar from a burn.
  • Need to create the illusion of areola or nipples after breast cancer re-constructive surgery.
  • Have Vitiligo, a harmless skin disease of unknown cause, which creates uneven patches of pigmentation.
  • Have hypo-pigmentation, and unusual lack of skin color.
  • Have hyper-pigmentation, and unusual darkening of the skin.
  • Have asymmetrical facial features, unequal in size or shape.
  • Or just want a new look!