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Afsheen Ather

Aesthetic Specialist & Medical Spa located in Leesburg, VA

Are you tired of reapplying makeup or simply don’t have the time? Afsheen Ather, MBBS, provides permanent makeup application to enhance your overall look at Nova Derm Institute. With over 10 years of experience serving Leesburg, Virginia, and the surrounding areas, Dr. Ather has the artistic attention-to-detail and medical expertise for the safe application that you want. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about permanent makeup.

Permanent Makeup Q & A

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is tattooed into the outermost layers of skin. Dr. Ather utilizes specialized procedures and anesthetic options to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Similar to body tattoos, permanent makeup lasts for years but fades over time. This is due to sunlight exposure, washing your skin, and normal exfoliation of the skin over time. You may need reapplication to maintain or update the style of your permanent makeup.

Who can benefit from permanent makeup?

Anyone who wants to avoid the need for makeup application every day can benefit from permanent makeup. If you have a busy lifestyle and little time to apply makeup, permanent makeup can create a shortcut in your routine.


Permanent makeup is also great for active lifestyles, especially if you sweat a lot when exercising and want to avoid your makeup melting off during workouts or the need to reapply constantly.

If you have difficulty applying makeup, whether due to limited mobility, poor eyesight, arthritis, or Parkinson’s, permanent makeup can help you look and feel your best. Permanent makeup is safe for all ages and skin types and is tailored to give you the look and intensity you want.

Where can permanent makeup be applied?

Permanent makeup can be applied in the following areas:
  1. Eyebrows
  2. Eyeliner – top and bottom
  3. Lip liner, lip color, and a blend of the two
  4. Scar camouflage
  5. Beauty marks
  6. Hair imitation
  7. Lash enhancement
Since permanent makeup is a specialized art, Dr. Ather works closely with you to create a look you’ll love.

How is permanent makeup applied?

Your first visit lasts anywhere from 2-3 hours and includes your consultation, drawing temporary makeup to show you what it’ll look like, and the tattooing process. Once you have finalized the style of makeup you want, Dr. Ather tattoos the area using traditional tattoo equipment and specialized instruments for finely-detailed permanent makeup.

Your makeup will look darker at first but will fade over the next 6-10 days to your desired intensity. Dr. Ather follows up with you a month later to make sure you’re happy and the pigment is the correct color.

Permanent makeup can save you time and hassle while giving you a look you love. Call Nova Derm Institute or schedule a consultation online to learn more.

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