WHAT ARE OMBRE POWDER BROWS?
Powder Brows are a form of permanent makeup (cosmetic tattoo). This process implants pigment under the surface of the skin. By using this technique, the result is a soft, powdery makeup look. By brushing and inserting pigment into the skin, we build the pigment layer by layer producing a gradient of color – from dark to medium to light.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWDER BROWS AND MICROBLADING?
A soft, misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup meaning the tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving it a very subtle look. Over time, pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows behind – lighter at the bulb (front) of the brow and going darker towards the tail.
Microblading is deposited much deeper into your skin and is done in hair like strokes. The healing time is longer with this technique and is not advised for oily or acne prone skin.
HOW LONG WILL MY EYEBROWS LOOK THIS GOOD?
Powder Brow treatments are considered semi-permanent. Most clients have powder brows that look great for two to three years.
WILL POWDER BROWS WORK WELL FOR ME?
- Do you prefer the look of natural, soft brows that will be perfectly designed for you?
- Are you interested in saving time in your daily beauty routine?
- Perfect for ALL skin types
- Great for those with little or no hair.
- Ideal for coverups or corrections*
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Our pricing includes two separate sessions (generally 2-3 months apart): The initial procedure and the second session for touchups, if needed. Immediately after the procedure, the brows will look darker/thicker, and will gradually lighten during the first week of healing. Most clients are content with the final shade, while others may prefer a bolder appearance. At the second session, we will assess the color retention as well as make changes as needed. It is important to understand that everyone heals differently and results will vary from client to client. If your new eyebrows do not recover perfectly the very first time, do not fret! We can always go darker and add more thickness at your touchup appointment.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The entire procedure takes about 1-2 hours
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for semi-permanent makeup. It is not recommended for any clients who are or have:
- Skin with moles or skin cancer
- Cancer/Chemotherapy (please consult your doctor)
- Diabetic (please consult your doctor)
- Keloid scarring disorder
- Viral Infections and/or Diseases
- Healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder. (consult with doctor)
- Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Thyroid disorders may not retain pigment well
- Pregnant or nursing
- Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
- Those with allergies to makeup, colors or hair-dye
- Skin irritations such as: psoriasis, eczema, rashes, sunburn, acne, etc. (near the treated area)
- Those on any skin medication such as retinoids or steroids which thin and cause the skin to be overly sensitive
- Medical cosmetic injections or fillers within the past 2-6 months
- You are allergic to any topical numbing agents
- If you are using retinoids, it must be stopped 6 months prior to the procedure
Preparing for Appointment
- Please make sure you are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- No Chemical Peel, Retinol or Glycolic Acid on your brow area from now until your service date.
- No aggressive facial treatments like IPL, BBL, Halo Laser or any other lasers, Hydro Facials.
- Cannot be sunburned
- No medical cosmetic injections or fillers on the brow area within 2 months prior to the appointment.
- No Microneedling 2-3 weeks prior to your service.
- At least 5 days after having brow waxing
Absorb (Day of)
- After the procedure, gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid.
- Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped.
- Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
Wash (Days 1-7)
- Wash daily to remove bacteria, buildup of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don’t worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
- Gently wash the area each morning and night with water and gentle soap or an unscented cleanser like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or baby shampoo. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the area.
- Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away.
- To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.
Moisturize and hydrate (Days 1-7)
- Apply a tiny, rice grain amount of Aquaphor or Grapeseed Oil on 3 times a day with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area.
- Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The product should be barely noticeable on the skin.
- NEVER put the product on a wet or damp tattoo.
- Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
- Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
- No facials, medical cosmetic injections, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
- Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days. Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
- Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
- DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.