Powder Brows – Powder Brows are a form of permanent makeup (cosmetic tattoo), where pigment is implanted under the surface of the skin with a tattoo machine. This technique is meant to create a soft, powdery makeup effect. The Power Brow method creates a permanent makeup look.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWDER BROWS & MICROBLADING
There are three main differences between Powder Brows and Microblading.
1) How the pigment is implanted into the skin
2) Overall look of the finished service
3) Permanent vs. semi-permanent. Powder Brows are permanently tattooed with a PMU
(permanent makeup machine) and require less touch-ups than Microblading.
Powder Brows are a great choice for all skin types, particularly for people with oily skin.
Microblading uses a handheld tool to implant pigment into the skin and requires several touch-up sessions to achieve desired effect.
Powder Brow Facts:
Soft, powdery or “makeup” look
Great for all skin types
Great for those with hair-loss/no hair
Great for cover up or corrections
$1,000 (includes two sessions + aftercare kit)
COVERING UP OLD BROW TATTOO
Free consultation mandatory.
Please keep in mind that permanent eyebrows are a whole process. Most people are not in love with the healing stages, remaining patient is the goal.
`Before- Natural virgin brows
`Directly After- Beautifully tattooed brows that we want to use as a reference for the second session.
`Day 3- Notice how dark and thick they are, DO NOT WORRY, THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY.
`Day 5- I apologize in advance for how itchy this stage is. Try very hard to not pick or rub your eyebrows.
`Day 7- This is the shedding stage. Your body is trying to ‘get rid of’ the pigment, which it considers a foreign object.
`Day 10- Still dry and cracking skin, almost finished with this stage.
`Day 30- Notice how thinner and lighter the brows are compared to the “Day 3” brows. Trust the process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does the procedure take?
For the first session, the entire procedure should take about between 3-4 hours. During this session, the brow technician will: map out desired eyebrow shape, consult with client/sign consent forms, chose pigment, procedure, final consent, pigment push, schedule a follow-up session
What is a follow-up session?
This is a mandatory second session to perfect your brows, as it takes 2 sessions to complete the desired look. The client is to come in for a follow-up visit to have any necessary touch-ups. This second session takes place 4-6 weeks after the initial session and usually takes 2 hours.
Is the follow-up session necessary?
Yes! A touch-up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and the outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted and/or the brow thickness. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color.
What is the healing process?
The brow area will be slightly red after the procedure and the color will appear dark and crisp. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice some scabbing. The color will fade up to 40% as it heals. This is normal and shouldn't cause alarm. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks of healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once fully healed in 30 days.
Is there any downtime?
No, downtime is required after the procedure. It takes roughly 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about one month for the color to fully set in.
Is it painful?
This is a hard question to answer due to the fact that everyone’s pain tolerance varies. Light pain is to be expected. Keep in mind you’re getting a tattoo: on your face. After the outline and first pass of pigment is added your brow technician will apply numbing cream for added comfort.
How long does it last?
While Powder/Microshading/Ombré brows are all considered permanent makeup; they will fade, significantly, around 3 years. Depending on skin quality, type of skin, products used, sun exposure and any oral medication taken, the tattoo will fade over time. We recommend a pigment refresher every year to maintain your brows integrity.
Will the Powder Brow Procedure eliminate the grey hair in my eyebrows?
No. Tattooing does not affect hair color/growth in any way. You will still need to maintain brow tinting, tweezing and/or waxing.
Can I still have a Powder Brow session if I have an existing eyebrow tattoo?
This depends on the opacity of the old tattoo. If it's very dark and solid, then we would recommend having it lightened/removed before we could perform the procedure again.
Can I get permanent brows while pregnant/breastfeeding?
No. There's not enough research done to conclude one way or another whether the tattoo is safe for pregnant/breast feeding mothers.
We do not advise or recommend semi-permanent or permanent makeup
for any clients who are or have the following:
People with glaucoma and those who are routinely taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen).
Cancers/Chemotherapy (consult your physician).
Diabetic (consult your physician).
People with a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.
Viral infection and/or other communicable diseases.
Pacemaker, major heart issues, uncontrolled hypertension, or mitral valve disorder. (consult your physician).
Organ transplant recipient (consult your physician)
Epilepsy or other seizure disorder (consult your physician)
Chronic skin ailments and/or psoriasis or eczema near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc).
On any skin medications such as Accutane.
Botox and fillers within 4 weeks prior to a procedure.
Pregnant or nursing.
Those with allergies to makeup, pigments or hair dye.
Those with easily triggered post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
People with any healing or autoimmune disorders.
Those on any skin medication such as Accutane.
Any prior use of topical steroids which can thin and over-sensitize the skin.
Shingles/chickenpox (varicella): If you have or had shingles or chickenpox on your face it’s best to wait several months for permanent makeup, to ascertain the effects of scarring. Treatment may require permission from your physician, depending on the case severity.
Eyelift or blepharoplasty: wait at least 3 months before considering permanent makeup.
Pinkeye/conjunctivitis: infection must be completely gone and prescribed medication finished.
People who were recently tanned either artificially or by natural sunlight.
What to Expect After Your Appointment:
· Immediately following the appointment, the tattooed area will appear to be dark, slightly bold in color and more sharply defined. Do not apply any cosmetics in this area for 7-14 days. Your brows will itch uncontrollably, this is normal as your brows are in the healing stage; please refrain from scratching and irritation the area. Make sure to follow all aftercare instructions provided to you.
· During the healing period, there will be minimal flaking of the skin. Do not pick, pull or rub your eyebrows, rather, allow the flakes to fall off on their own. The flaking/shedding process can take up to 2 weeks. *IMPORTANT* Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover area. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared or lightened; DON’T WORRY! Within 1-2 weeks, the pigment will slowly reappear as your skin regenerates.
· The complete healing process takes approximately 4 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo will be prevalent. During this process, your tattoo will shrink and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost. Keep in mind your second session will correct any issues or concerns that you may have about the final outcome of your eyebrows.
Do not apply any makeup on the tattooed area for 2 weeks or until fully healed, you will know when you are healed once all the scabbing, itching and peeling subsides (Cosmetics of any kind will interfere with the healing and color of your eyebrows).
Avoid heavy activities which cause sweating such as working out until the eyebrows are fully healed; roughly 7-14 days, following your procedure.
Do not submerge the eyebrows in water such as a swimming pool, jacuzzi, or bathtub and do not expose them to the direct water of the shower for 2 weeks following your procedure.
Do not tint, bleach, dye, or perform a brow lamination until your brows are fully healed from your SECOND session.
Do not apply any anti-acne or skin lightening products such as Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, or hydroquinone to or around the treated area during the healing process.
You may resume your regular skincare routine 30 days after your procedure. This includes Botox, fillers, facial treatments, and any other skin care regimen you typically use. *Be advised that AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoid, and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your permanent makeup*.
If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician of your Powder Brow procedure. Laser treatments may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area (use your own discretion).