Permanent Makeup

Get a Permanently Glamorous, Natural Look

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing that mimics the appearance of makeup, providing permanent enhancement. It can allow you to “wear” makeup at all times and skip steps in your morning regimen, helping you look refreshed and radiant.

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center?

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, we offer professional cosmetic tattooing and subtle, natural results. Our providers are expertly trained and provide some of the best permanent makeup results in the greater McLean, Odrick’s Corner, Arlington, and Falls Church areas.

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“The atmosphere at Sanctuary Cosmetic is very relaxing. Dr. Rostami did a very nice job. Her staff was very Interested in helping with the procedure.”

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Am I A Good Candidate for Permanent Makeup?

If you want to enhance your look permanently, you may be a good candidate for permanent makeup. Our team will review your health history and goals to help you understand what results you can expect.

Benefits of Permanent Makeup

There are many benefits to permanent makeup. The best part is that it can enhance eyebrows, eyes, and lips and hide imperfections without daily makeup application. It’s smudge and sweat proof, meaning you can look your best in any situation. We use organic colors free of aluminum and titanium.

Tattooing Eyebrows

If you’ve ever over-plucked your eyebrows or lost volume due to aging, tattooed eyebrows can give you beautiful brows again. A permanent pigment implantation procedure can dramatically alter the shape, size, and color of eyebrows. It’s the ideal option for men and women who desire thicker, fuller brows.

The wonderful thing about eyebrow tattooing is that it can correct flawed eyebrows, shape brows that are not to your liking, make absent or hairless brow areas appear to have hair, and accentuate the eyes and face – all without having to draw on eyebrows each day.

Permanent Lipliner

There are many possibilities with permanent lip enhancement, including subtle lip liners, full lip coverage, and alteration of the shape of the lips. Color options range from natural to dark or bright shades. This option is especially effective in achieving either a fuller or thinner appearance of the lips and gives uneven lips a symmetrical look.

Permanent Eyeliner

Permanent eyeliner for lash enhancement is a procedure that beautifies the appearance of the eyes by implanting pigment between the lashes. The procedure not only results in the lashes appearing thicker, but the eyes look larger, becoming the focal point of the face.

Permanent eyeliner can be subtle if done with a fine deposit of pigment in the lash line or with a medium-width line to mimic liquid liner. It may also be bolder, even dramatic, or created using various widths that taper for a custom look.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

The Permanent Makeup Procedure

Each permanent makeup procedure is different, and your provider will walk you through each step. Generally, it involves depositing carefully selected pigments into the skin using a tattooing tool. Your procedure can take 30-60 minutes in total.

Permanent Makeup Results

Similar to traditional tattoos, the area can take a few days to heal after your procedure. We recommend returning for a touch-up appointment to ensure good results and extend the longevity of the pigment. Our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions.

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about permanent makeup. We offer three convenient locations in McLean, Reston, and Dulles, serving the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, D.C. areas of Tysons Corner, Great Falls, Arlington, Reston, Ashburn, Sterling, South Riding, Middleburg, Warrenton, and Aldie. 


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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