Ruth Swissa Academy – Advanced Training Courses

World renowned micro-pigmentation specialist Ruth Swissa is now offering advanced training courses for those looking to advance their professional career in permanent makeup.

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Advanced Eyebrows

(Two-day course)

eyebrow

This course offers a comprehensive theoretical and hands-on permanent eyebrow training for those with a strong permanent makeup background. With individual instruction from Ruth Swissa herself, students will develop deeper understanding of color theory, applied facial morphology, corrective symmetry, micropigmentation hardware/tools, selective eyebrow techniques and how to select the best technique for your patient. This course goes beyond the traditional textbook approach, as Ruth teaches students modern and experimental techniques that are both cutting-edge and relatively new to the micropigmentation field. Advanced Eyebrows is a two-day certified course that runs in full duration. Students will have both textbook theory coursework and hands-on tutorial based workshops where students will perform procedures on live models following theory and practice.

[Selected techniques include ombre brow, microblading and combination brow]

PREREQUISITES

This course is designed for those who already have a foundation in permanent makeup.

Advanced Lips

(Two-day course)

This course offers a permanent lips foundation from which all permanent makeup professionals on the advanced level can learn to create natural-looking lip blush (also referred to as lip tint or lip tattoo). With individual instruction from Ruth Swissa herself, students will develop deeper understanding of color theory, organic pigments corrective symmetry, micropigmentation hardware/tools, selective techniques and how to select the best technique for your patient. Students will learn how to achieve a color that deepens the natural color of the lip, making it appear fuller and richer in pigmentation. Looking at modern and experimental techniques of application, Ruth Swissa will teach students her developed Swissa Lip Blush technique that is sought out for its natural, subtle accents — a technique currently being practiced in Paris. Advanced Lips is a two-day certified course that runs in full duration. Students will have both textbook theory coursework and hands-on tutorial based workshops where students will perform procedures on live models following theory and practice.

PREREQUISITES

This course is designed for those who already have a foundation in permanent makeup.

Advanced Eyeliner

(Two-day course)

This course is an in-depth workshop-based instruction of advanced eyeliner techniques. Using the most cutting-edge science of nanotechnology, Ruth Swissa Academy teaches students the latest techniques in order to achieve a natural and beautiful result. This course covers specialized micropigmentation techniques and hardware, skin-color interactions and organic pigments. Students will learn how to select proper pigments, depth and pressure in order to achieve the best results and retention. Advanced Eyeliner is a two-day certified course that runs in full duration. Students will have both textbook theory coursework and hands-on tutorial based workshops where students will perform procedures on live models following theory and practice.

[Techniques include permanent eyeliner and eyeliner enhancement]

PREREQUISITES

This course is designed for those who already have a foundation in permanent makeup.

Advanced 3D Areola

(Two-day course)

3D Areola Medical Tattooing provides an in-depth master class for advanced technicians who want to further their career in the medical micropigmentation. 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 and UCLA — working closely with top reconstructive plastic surgeons. With her specialty in medical micropigmentation, 3D areola pigmentation is Swissa’s specialty, having developed multiple application techniques.

This course will teach students not only the advanced techniques of complex post-mastectomy cases, but introduce students to the cutting-edge approach Ruth Swissa takes when faced with challenging cases. This course also covers combination areola techniques, micropigmentation hardware, skin-color interactions, organic pigment, symmetry of breast areola. With a heavy focus on advanced cases, Swissa will teach students her methods of creating a natural looking areola on patients with mastectomy on one or bilateral breasts.

This course will also cover bedside manner and how to openly speak with a patient about the sensitive subject matter. Advanced 3D Areola is a two-day certified course that runs in full duration. Students will have both textbook theory coursework and hands-on tutorial based workshops where students will perform procedures on live models following theory and practice.

PREREQUISITES

This course is designed for those who already have a foundation in permanent makeup.

Advanced Scar Camouflage

(Three-day course)

This course offers a theoretical and hands-on scar camouflage training for those with a strong permanent makeup background who are looking to expand their practice. With individual instruction from Ruth Swissa herself, students will develop deeper understanding of color theory, applied facial morphology, corrective symmetry, micropigmentation hardware/tools, selective camouflage techniques and how to select the best technique for your patient. This course is a three-day certification training where Ruth Swissa will teach students advanced techniques while utilizing her knowledge of Scar Camouflage Medical Micro Pigmentation. Ruth Swissa has been featured on E! Entertainment’s Botched, ABC, CBS, Fox 11, Good Day LA, KCAL, KTLA 5, NBC and Univision for cutting-edge scar camouflage stories. Working closely with some of the most renown medical doctors across the United States, Ruth Swissa has over 20+ years of experience in the field, formulating her own new techniques.  Swissa is listed as one of the only medical micropigmentation experts for Cedar Sinai Hospital, UCLA, and the Grossman Burn Center.

In this course, students will learn modern and experimental techniques developed by Ruth Swissa on how to camouflage breast lifts, facelift, Mohs surgery, tummy tuck and any other surgical scars.Advanced Scar Camouflage is a two-day certified course that runs in full duration. Students will have both textbook theory coursework and hands-on tutorial based workshops where students will perform procedures on live models following theory and practice.

PREREQUISITES

This course is designed for those who already have a foundation in permanent makeup.

The listed courses are offered in group setting or one-on-one training

Mandatory Prerequisites for all Ruth Swissa Academy – Advanced Courses

  1. Must have prior training in permanent makeup
  2. Must have experience working on human skin
  3. Students must secure seat in selected course with a mandatory deposit (half the price of total course cost).

Student may pay with a debit/credit card (with an additional 2.8% processing fee) a cashier’s check, or cash (with no additional fees).

Deposit is non-refundable. Student may transfer course deposit to a different course date. However, the deposit is non-transferable within two weeks of the enrolled course date.

  • Student must take Bloodborne Pathogen Training with an approved training provider to receive a Bloodborne Pathogens Training Certificate for Los Angeles County. Prospective students may find the list of approved training providers here (hyperlink: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/bloodborne-pathogens-training-online/05447631.html)
  • Courses are designed to be hands-on and workshop based. Students will be working on live models that Ruth Swissa Academy will be providing. In order to work on live models in class, students will need to register with LA County Health Department as a Body Art Practitioner. (hyperlink: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/EH/docs/baRegistrationApplication.pdf)

The following materials must be submitted two weeks before your training date:

  1. Copy of driver’s license
  2. 2×2 passport photo OR photo of yourself in front of a white background
  3. Copy of Bloodborne Pathogen Training certificate for LA County (Not CA)
  4. Hepatitis B Declination Statement
  5. Registration form 
  6.  Sign both of our required contracts and email back to us 
    1. Class Restriction Agreement and Application
    2. Training Deposit and Refund Policy

*If you are registered in California (in any county) as a Body Art Practitioner, please ignore Steps 4 and 5. Please send us a copy of your county’s Body Art Practitioner permit/certificate.

Ruth Swissa C.M.M.

Certified Medical Micropigmentation

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 camouflage 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 Botched, 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. 

To sign up or get more info about the Ruth Swissa Academy call us at (818) 735-8818 or contact us here!

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