Ombré Powder Brows
WHAT IS SEMI/PERMANENT MAKEUP?
A form of cosmetic tattoo using a machine to implant pigments into the epidermal/dermal layer of the skin, creating a powdered, pixelated effect, with colour gradually fading from light to dark. Usually for enhancing or correcting certain features that alternatively would be done with regular makeup products.
Results will heal about 30% lighter giving you a brow tint look. Also the fine outline will flake off during the healing process and will no longer be visible. A touch up is usually required 6-8 weeks after the initial session followed by once every 1-3 years to maintain the results. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Pain is minimal as a topical numbing cream is applied before + throughout the procedure whenever the client feels any discomfort.
HOW PERMANENT IS IT?
Permanent refers to something being stable without significant change. This technically means a Permanent Make Up procedure would be something everlasting. That being said, longevity of the procedure can vary from individuals depending on many factors including a persons lifestyle, health, exposure to environment and type / brand of pigment used etc.
CLIENTS WHO MAY BE SUITABLE
Thin or sparse brows and want to go thicker
Chemotherapy (from cancer, autoimmune diseases, leukemia etc.)
Unsymmetrical Brows (natural brow muscle / brow line)
An active lifestyle (don’t have to worry about them sweating off)
Trouble drawing on symmetrical brows
Make up allergy
Visually Challenged or problems with dexterity and motions in the hands to properly apply makeup
CLIENTS WHO ARE NOT SUITABLE
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Allergies to certain ingredients and numbing agents used during process, patch test recommended
Glaucoma and Blood Thinners, Advil, Accutane, Retin-A
Healing disorder or uncontrolled high blood pressure
Skin Diseases such as psoriasis, ingrown hairs, dermatitis, eczema, undiagnosed rashes or blisters on or around the area.
Light Translucent Skin
Heart Conditions, Pacemaker, or prone to Epilepsy
Auto Immune Disorders
Under 18 years of age
HIV or Hepatitis
Botox within 1 month
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE/DURING PROCEDURE
A patch test involves applying small amounts of the substances being used during the procedure to the skin and affixing them in place. It is recommended at least 48 hours prior to procedure to determine if any rashes and allergic or skin reactions will occur due to the numbing or pigments being used. Note that even with a patch test performed, there is no guarantee reactions still will not occur due to aftercare or other changes. If you want to do a patch test, an appointment must be made prior to your initial appointment date. If you do not come in for a patch test prior you understand that you will be waiving the right to patch test and going ahead with the procedure.
Please come to appointment makeup free as not to hide your true skin tone colour and appearance. This affects the pigment colour chosen and how it may heal on the skin.
Prior to procedure the technician will draw, shape and outline the eyebrows until client is satisfied. Only hairs around the outlined shape will be removed.
Numbing is applied after the outline has been completed. Pain is usually minimal but everyone is different and will depend on each individuals tolerance.Topical anesthetic will also be used in between passes for more comfort.
Refrain from getting water on the eyebrows the first 3 days as to avoid infections.
Aftercare ointment that the technician provides must be applied the first 3 nights.
The brows will look dark and thicker during this time in which they will start to scab and peel. As the next few days progress you may start to see colour loss in pigment and patchy areas but don't be alarmed the pigment will come back in a few days to a week.
Expect up to 2 weeks for the healing process. Initial touch up within 3 months is recommended to implant the pigment further and prolong colour.
The tattoo can last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on clients care and lifestyle .
Exfoliation & sun exposure are some factors that can contribute to fading. Apply SPF daily to help protect the colour. Annual touch up recommended.