When it comes to choosing which type of permanent eyebrow is the best fit for your look, there are a lot of different variables involved from shape to color to types of procedure used. There is a fit for everyone. Your eyebrows can be painstakingly difficult to get correct every morning.
Having your brows permanently done will save time and last all day and night. One of the main reasons people opt for permanent makeup is the convenience of not having to apply and reapply makeup on a regular basis.
Permanent Eyebrow Shaping
Each brow procedure starts with an eyebrow mapping session to find the right fit for your specific facial symmetry and preferences. Shaping the brows properly is the foundation to getting the best eyebrows. Then a brow pigment is chosen to compliment your skin tone, under tones, and the existing brow hair. Then the area is numbed. After numbing the actual micro pigmentation process will begin.
Types Of Permanent Eyebrows
Permanent eyebrows are an eyebrow tattoo procedure to implant pigment into the skin to simulate the look of natural brows. This will vary greatly from client to client. There are several different methods to achieve this. There is microblading, powder brows, a combination of the two called combo brows and machine hair strokes. Different skin types and desired look will be considered when choosing the best method for the individual.
Microblading is a technique that utilizes a hand tool and pigment to simulate the look of individual hair strokes. This is a great option to fill in sparse brows or for people wanting a very natural look. Microblading works best for non-oily skin types and only works on specific skin types.
This method of micro-pigmentation uses the eyebrow tattoo machine. The powder brow is a great option that gives more of a finished look. If you draw and fill in your brows every day, this is what you will like. This leaves a brow that looks like it was perfectly drawn on with a brow pencil. Using the machine can give a variation of looks from fully saturated to lightly filled in. This technique can be used on all skin types and may be more suitable for oily and older skin types.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate?
Any person that has sparse or missing brow hair, or people who draw their brows on daily are great candidates for permanent eyebrows. People must be in good health and be able to care for the brows post procedure.
Risks and Benefits
The biggest benefit of permanent eyebrows is getting a low maintenance way to have the kind of brows that you want. Having your brows stay in place without smudging or rubbing off. Another great benefit is the time you will save each day without having to hassle with getting your brows even and shaped the same.
As with any tattoo, there are risks to the procedure. The main risks are allergic reaction and infection. There is a slight chance of other adverse reactions.
How The Procedure Works
The procedure begins with brow mapping. There are very specific parameters to where eyebrows should be placed, arched, and ended. Pigments will be chosen based on tone, and undertone of the skin, and desired darkness. Once the client is happy with the intended shape the brow area is numbed with topical lidocaine.
Then, depending on the method chosen, the procedure begins with a micro-blade or a tattoo machine. Topical is used continuously through the procedure. All angles are checked and double checked. When the process is complete, we make sure you're happy with the results. A follow up procedure is required 6 weeks later to complete the brows.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Topical lidocaine is used before and during the procedure. Most clients are very comfortable during the procedure. Clients may have a pressure or mild burning sensation.
Pre and Post Treatment
Prior to your permanent eyebrows procedure, there are a few things to avoid:
- Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, and alcohol should be avoided for 2 days prior.
- Botox type injections should be avoided for one month prior.
- No Retin-A, Alpha-Hydroxy acids, professional peels, waxing, tweezing, or laser hair removal for two weeks prior.
Post Treatment Care for Permanent Brows:
- Ice may be applied to brows after the procedure.
- Gentle dabbing of the area every 5-10 minutes for an hour after procedure.
- Starting on day 2, lightly cleanse the area twice a day with a gentle cleanser and dry with a clean wash cloth.
- Let air dry for 10 minutes then lightly apply aftercare ointment.
- Try to avoid sleeping on the brows
- Limit sun exposure.
- No makeup in the area of the procedure.
- Avoid picking at the healing tattoo.