Linda Woods established The Permanent Cosmetic Clinic, Etc. in 1989. She is
director and educator at her facilities. She teaches advanced classes and
L.I.N.D.A. - a numbing technique she developed. But she likes to refer to herself as a
Premier Pigment Worker Bee. Linda has a college degree in Fine Art and Cosmetology.
She brings to her practice a special blend of educational studies and professional experience.
The Allied Health Association certifies her in Intradermal Cosmetics. She is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) and a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals(SPCP) and American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM). She is also contracted by UC Davis Medical Center to perform nipple and areola coloring on post cancer patients, a procedure traditionally done by a licensed nurse.
Having taken extensive training from almost every major academy our industry has to offer, she has sought out the best in technique, equipment and pigments and has now opened a permanent cosmetic supply branch of her clinic. Discovering the L.I.N.D.A. technique, a revolutionary new numbing technique was the crucial tool that enabled her to provide the very best she was capable of delivering in artistry, subtlety of application, and most of all, the comfort of her client.
After over two decades of success, Linda's work is highly regarded among several leading plastic surgeons in California. Her ultimate challenge will always be applying her finest make up application, under the skin, and with minimal discomfort. "The passion I feel for my work and sense of responsibility to my client comes through in every procedure I do, for once I've touched their face, it will be changed forever."
DIRECTOR / INSTRUCTOR
At the Permanent Cosmetic Clinic, Etc., my associates and I perform the art of permanent cosmetics.
Micropigment implantation, permanent makeup and intradermal cosmetics are all terms that describe
this process, commonly known as cosmetic tattooing. Tiny bits of colored pigment are implanted into
the second layer of skin, creating a soft, natural - looking shadow of color on the skin.
After more than ten years' advancement, permanent makeup application has undergone some wonderful
changes. The most important aspect of permanent make up is that it actually looks better than regular makeup!
Permanent cosmetics makeup won't smear, won't come off, and can last a lifetime! It is hygienic and completely safe. Using topical anesthetics, we minimize the discomfort of the procedure and greatly reduce the sensation of the application.
We work with accident victims; people with cleft palate/lip; alopecia, cancer and burn patients who need our talents to help restore their features. We also do areola restoration. In addition to servicing these very unique clients, we specialize in enhancing the contour of the lips, while adding color at the same time. We can add fine hair strokes to fill in and define eyebrows or to replace lost hairs. Eyes can be dramatically lined, or just lightly framed with a lash enhancement.
The Light Intradermal Numbing During Application. In 2000, I stumbled upon a method to completely
anesthetize the skin in 8 minutes. This process, when properly executed, should eliminate the most
feared aspect of permanent cosmetics, pain! Several trainers, as well as myself, are now teaching
this method. I conferred with many of the top technicians, well-known doctors, and anesthetic creators
in the U.S. With all these knowledgeable educators giving me the two thumbs up. I have completed a manual
and a DVD with all the information you need to do it too. It saves so much time and anesthetics. This method appears
to reduce the swelling that normally occurs and your work will need very little touching up because every stroke or shading color can be right where you want it to be. So simple yet so challenging!
THE L.I.N.D.A. TECHNIQUE ™ - A NEW METHOD TO ANESTHETIZE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Is it painful?
A. Using topical anesthetics and the L.I.N.D.A. technique, we minimize the discomfort of the procedure and greatly reduce the sensation of the application.
Q. What is the recovery time?
A. Slight swelling for a day with an eyebrow application. Two days swelling for lips and eyes.
Q. How will I look during recovery time?
A. The area worked on will look a little darker than the color you pick out, but a little color will flake off the surface of your skin in about 5 days and the color then will look soft and natural.
Q. What about the equipment you use?
A. We use pre-sterilized and disposable products. All staff has had a hepatitis vaccination.
Q. What is in the pigments you use?
A. The pigments we use are made up of inert and inorganic compounds. You may have an allergy/sensitivity test of the colors we use if you want to. These pigments are superior and last a lot longer than ordinary pigments.