Before Karrie-Ann Kubatko, PhD became a professor at the Ohio State University, she was a chemist who worked with pigments designed for use in micropigmentation. She learned about both cosmetic and medical applications of pigments, mastering techniques used to accentuate facial features with color as well as methods for repigmentation of areolas and cleft lips. Her extensive education and research manifested into a simple goal: making women’s lives easier.
Karrie-Ann dreamed of waking up every morning with a face that was already made up, and figured other women probably felt the same. She puts her experience to practical use at Kalila, a beauty clinic specializing in permanent makeup. Clients commission treatments that enhance eyes, brows, and lips with organic pigments instead of intangible rainbows. Because Karrie-Ann recognizes the process is a commitment, the cost of each treatment also includes an initial consultation and one or two follow-up sessions to make any necessary adjustments.
To cut even more time off women’s beauty routines, Karrie-Ann performs mesotherapy, a facial treatment that improves skin’s appearance by lightly piercing skin with fine needles. By causing controlled injury to the skin, the treatments activate skin’s natural healing process. This encourages the production of collagen, which can fill shallow imperfections such as fine lines or scars caused by acne, chickenpox, or sandpaper pillowcases.