Friday, November 4, 2011

Loyola Center for Aesthetics to Offer Permanent Makeup

Licensed Medical Aesthetician Brings Safety to Cosmetic Procedure

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

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.