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Dermal Enhancements

Our focus is on building and nurturing client relationships through trust.With over 24 certifications/diplomas in permanent makeup, beauty, and skin care between us, our clients are assured the finest quality service and post-service.We ensure our clients are educated before making any decisions and insist that fees remain approachable and accessible.Permanent makeup and beautiful skin are not a luxury anymore.It is about providing solutions, improving confidence, giving back a few extra minutes in the day, even giving back a few years.

Medical micropigmentation involves working with clients who require areola tattoo following breast surgery, addressing balding patches on the head or beard, applying lip tattoo to detract from cleft lip scars, and much more.

During one of the Covid lockdowns, Katie took advantage of spare time and became a skin care formulator.While Dermal Enhancements retails some of the finest brands of care, we also make in house some products of our own and will customise products for unique skin requirements.

With our growing body of work and a happy client base, we anticipate Dermal Enhancements to continue to grow to become Northern Ontario’s premier studio and clinic.Welcome to our new website!Look about for photos and information.Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for even more.Feel free to call or reach out to Katie or Halie if you have specific questions.

We look forward to seeing you at your appointment.

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Katie Smith-Mohamed

Katie Mohamed is a veteran educator having spent over 28 years teaching college, high school and elementary school, private employment training specializing in curriculum, program development and student achievement.A serious illness forced a career adjustment and out of a conversation with a friend about her having to travel 8 hours at significant cost for her areola tattoo after her mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction surgery, Katie found her new niche.Of course, areola and other medical micropigmentation treatments are advanced so to get there one starts with learning to tattoo eyebrows.From there, Katie attended more training programs and upgraded her skills by studying under multiple permanent makeup masters.Within 18 months, she had her areola certification and continues to take courses virtually since face-to-face permanent makeup training has been placed on hold.

To date she holds a diploma in esthetics and over 20 certifications in permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation methods, microneedling, scar revision and skin care product development. She is the only Softap™ technique trained artist in the region and uses it to achieve specific looks or for clients who respond best to a manual method of tattooing.

Today Katie mentors several new artists, reflecting on the early days when she started and nearly quit due to lack of support. Once a teacher, always a teacher! As a gifted writer, Katie has established many connections within the industry by writing website content. From blogs and newsletters, training manuals and biographies, to full website text, product descriptions, taglines and training curriculum, Katie has, in exchange, had the great honour of being mentored and/or trained by some of the industry’s top artists. To that end, it didn’t take long for her to become well known in the field, and trusted for her research skills and ideas, even her treatment methods.

“I am only 3 and a bit years into this new venture and I already feel secure and confident, not just in my skills and knowledge of the world of tattooing, but also that I know if I ever have a question, I can reach out and get help within a day at most. It feels good to be called or messaged for my thoughts or opinion on things because my clients and colleagues know that if I can’t provide an answer, I can get one.

Permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation are billion-dollar industries internationally but to feel connected and part of a community fills me with gratitude, and I strongly believe it is why I succeeded, after nearly giving up. Today, with my intuition and knowledge I am now developing my own techniques, with outstanding success. Every artist needs to get connected.Failing to do so will impact their growth and skill.”

— Katie Mohamed, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A.

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Halie Makinson

Halie Makinson brings a comprehensive set of new esthetic and lash services to Dermal Enhancements.She has a keen eye for detail, solid knowledge and experience and excellent customer service skills.Halie is a fastidious and confident lash technician and is always keen to learn new skills.After graduating from White Pines C. & V.S. in Sault Ste. Marie, Halie attended Ryerson University’s Fine Arts program in Toronto. After some time in the program Halie realized that fine arts wasn’t a good fit for a career.She subsequently enrolled in and graduated from the George Brown College Esthetics program and returned to Sault Ste. Marie to embark on her new career.Halie was able to build her skills in day spas up until the pandemic forced the loss of her job.Not one to sit around, Halie took advantage of extended lockdowns to become a certified lash extension artist.

Halie’s knowledge and understanding of the arts will be an asset to Dermal Enhancements as she begins her apprenticeship as a permanent makeup artist.She is skilled and experienced in many advanced esthetics treatments for the face and body, nail art, lash art, makeup and tooth gem application.She will be adding customized all-natural temporary tattoos to our service set, a wildly popular new service which is growing fast in the big cities.

“I am excited to join Katie in operating Dermal Enhancements.The business has grown a lot in the short 3 years it has been open and I am happy to add my skill set to the growing brand.We are both continuous learners and together we plan to blossom the business with customized treatments rooted in science and the latest research about the skin, and the most natural products”.

— Halie Makinson, Clinical Esthetician, PMU Apprentice

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