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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, skin care and esthetics, 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, providing some camouflage to bothersome scarring, and much more.

During Covid lockdowns, Katie took advantage of the time and became a skin care formulator. Dermal Enhancements now compounds and retails an incredible line of skin care products which are intensely researched for their efficacy on specific skin concerns. From cleansers and serums, to body scrubs and even makeup, we lovingly make it in small batches for optimal freshness.  In addition, we retail Revive7 lash products and an impressive complement of hair and skin care tools to support our clients’ goals toward healthy self care.  As of fall 2021, we also now blend our own essential oil compounds from an array of over 300 pure oils, hitting upon luxurious harmonies of scents for relaxing, addressing stress and anxiety, and to naturally fill your home with the fragrances that fill your soul with a sense of calm and groundedness.

Best of all, we can customise any product to specifically suit you.

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 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 was so intrigued that this single conversation prompted a new career path. Of course, areola and other medical micropigmentation treatments are advanced procedures 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, Katie holds over 22 certifications in several eyebrow techniques, eyeliner techniques, lip techniques, plus areola tattoo, scar camouflage, microneedling and multi tempanic collagen actuation, and tattoo lightening/removal.  By spring 2022, Katie will add a certification in the advanced Nataliya Yaramenko Wow Brow technique, while working to complete her natural skin care formulation education.  Katie is the only Softap method certified artist in the nearby area.  Softap is a patented manual tattoo technique that Katie uses in combination with her tattoo machines or instead of it, for specific skin types and needs.

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 and experienced professional writer, Katie has established many connections within the industry by developing 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.

Training:  Microblading, Nano and Powder Brows, Ottawa, Canada; Microblading and Mapping, Toronto, Canada; Advanced Permanent Makeup Lips and Brows; Houston, TX; Eyeliner, Dallas, TX; Stardust Eyeliner, Aquarelle Lips, New York, NY; ProCell Microchannelling, Escanaba, MI; Esthetics, Psychofigurism, Manicure, Foot Care and Depilation, Toronto, Canada; Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin for Micropigmentation, Miami, FL; Basic Eyeliner and Natural Lips:  Anna Dixon; Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals:  Client Psychology, Lip Tattoo; Saline Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Removal:  A Plus Ocean Certified Technician; W Brows:  Nataliya Yaremenko Academy;  ParaMedical Micropigmentation, 3D Areola, NPM, USA; Softap Technique:  Grace McLeod and Softap USA;  School of Natural Skin Care:  Advanced Serum Formulation, and Diploma in Natural Skin Care.

“I am now nearly 4 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.  The permanent makeup industry is competitive.  But when you surround yourself with like minded artists who value the integrity of the field 

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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