Ruth is a professional permanent makeup artist and skin care specialist whose family has been in the aesthetics field for three generations. She studied at a fine arts school abroad for eight years, completing extensive courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, calligraphy and photography.
First and foremost an artist, Ruth chose to specialize in permanent makeup (also called micropigmentation), using only the most organic ingredients to give her patients the most natural look. She prides herself on her lengthy experience, state-of-the-art techniques (hair-stroke method, microblading technique, hand-held applicator), color artistry (organic pigments), and good judgment.
Ruth also works extensively with plastic surgeons, who refer patients to her for medical micropigmentation procedures such as areola re-pigmentation (the area surrounding the nipple of the breast), scar camouflage, and vitiligo treatment. She is especially gratified by her work with breast cancer survivors, whom she has helped recover not only physically but emotionally. Many of her clients report that they have a renewed sense of self-esteem and confidence thanks to Ruth’s artistry and compassion.
Ruth also works closely with the Grossman Burn Center, using her astute color-matching skill to camoflauge the discolored skin of burn survivors.
Ruth Swissa is also renowned for her expertise in the careful art of correcting permanent makeup mistakes done by other less qualified facilities. This includes color correction and microblading color correction.
Ruth Swissa is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, the American Academy of Micropigmentation, and a contracted provider for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Her professional, private med spa ensures discretion and confidentiality.
Since the expansion of her practice, Ruth has been featured on networks such as KTLA, E! Entertainment Television, ABC, KCAL, Univision, NBC, Fox 11 Good Day LA, and CBS.
She has been featured on televised programs, including The Oscars: Countdown to the Red Carpet, Gina’s People, Lisa’s It List, Health Alert, and Dr. 90210. Additionally, Ruth has spoken at multiple conferences and symposiums including the American’s Society of Plastic Surgeons Beverly Hills Conference, Cedar-Sinai Breast Cancer Network Provider Colloquium, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Benefit, and Grossman Burn Foundation Press Event.
A number of recognitions include Allergan’s Patient Care and Medical Aesthetics award, Lifetime Member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and Grossman Burn Center Primary Medical Tattooing endowment.