Are you tired of filling in your eyebrows with a pencil or other makeup? Are your eyebrows thin or patchy, or maybe you would just like them to look fuller and more defined? Would you like to roll out of bed each morning with perfect brows, and save yourself the time spent filling them in and struggling to get them even? If so, then permanent makeup might be for you!
“What IS permanent makeup?” you ask. Permanent makeup is essentially a cosmetic tattoo. Using a conservative approach, my goal is to enhance your eyebrows while achieving an elegant, natural look.
Your best brows, everyday, without the hassle!
What is Powder brows and how is it different than Microblading?
Powder brows, also known as Ombre or Shading, is a tattoo technique that requires a cosmetic tattoo machine and fine needles. Using a pendulum motion, I make tiny, pixelated dots of pigment in the skin that create a soft, powdery look. This look would be appropriate for you if you use makeup/eyebrow pencil to make your brows fuller, or would like an outline of the correct shape via a soft base color underneath the eyebrow hair. Powder brows can be as soft and natural or as bold as you desire. It's suitable for all skin types and lasts for 12-18 months. A touch-up session is necessary 6-8 weeks after the first session to correct any imperfections that result from the healing process.
Microblading, in contrast, requires a hand-held tool with tiny needles to create small cuts in the skin and deposit ink in them creating individual hair-like strokes. Although I have performed both procedures, I now offer Powder brows exclusively because the technique is less traumatizing to the skin, is longer lasting, and provides the most natural results.
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I'm interested, so what do I do next?
Please read carefully the information below to determine if you are a good candidate for Powder brows. If so, please follow the Before Care instructions when booking. I reserve the right to refuse service to clients who, at the time of their appointment, present conditions covered in the information below and deposits will be forfeited. I understand that clients may be apprehensive about cosmetic tattooing, and I would be glad to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to answer any questions. Please submit your questions via the form below and request a phone consultation.
If you are ready to book your appointment, navigate to "Book Your Signature Powder Brows" and select a day and time.
Am I a good candidate for Powder Brows?
Permanent makeup is not recommended for anyone with the following conditions:
Skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema)
Tendency to Keloid
Some acne medications like Accutane
Certain medications like Spironolactone or Doxycycline
How long does it last?
Although we refer to this technique as permanent makeup, the color of the pigmentation will fade over time. Please note that even when the color fades over time, a slight shadow may remain. The duration of the intended color varies based on an individual’s skin type, age, and lifestyle.
How many sessions will I need?
While two sessions are sufficient for most clients to achieve their desired look, everyone’s skin absorbs pigment and heals differently. Consequently, it is possible that your desired look might require more than two sessions to be achieved. Please note that the first touch-up session is $100 and is scheduled 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. Any additional sessions after that would be $100.
How long does it take to heal?
The healing process usually takes about two weeks. Immediately following the first session, it is perfectly normal for your brows to look darker than intended. During the healing process, it is also normal for the skin beneath the eyebrows to peel and you might see some scabbing, after which the pigment may look lighter than expected. Not to worry! By the end of the healing process, the color will again emerge. As everyone’s skin is different, the length of time required for the skin to heal varies -- but in general it takes about four weeks for the color to set in.
Why do I need a touch-up session 8 weeks after the first session?
The touch-up session is necessary to perfect the shape and the color. Certain areas may not absorb the color after the first session and the color may need to be adjusted after the healing process. During the touch-up session, we will refine your eyebrows to look perfect and retain color for the whole year.
Previous Permanent Makeup or Microblading
Please note that if you previously had permanent makeup/Microblading on your eyebrows, I may not be able to offer this service unless/until the previous work has faded sufficiently. Please reach out to me via the form below before booking so we can determine if your brows are a good candidate for another procedure.
Tell me what happens during the first session?
I don't believe in "one size fits all," and will customize your experience to suit your needs. In general, however, at your first session I will listen to your vision and recommend the best approach to meet your expectations. I will assess your facial features and recommend the most flattering design for you. We will then choose the color based on your skin tone, hair color, and personal preference. Once you are happy with the design, we will start the procedure. Although everyone's pain tolerance is different, most clients say it feels like the skin is being scratched and describe the pain as low to moderate. I also use a topical anesthetic which numbs the skin to minimize your discomfort. This session takes 2-3 hours.
Before Care Instructions
4 weeks out
Avoid chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials
Discontinue taking, or using products with, Retin-ARefrain from using any products with Glycolic or any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or (BHA)
Avoid Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye areas
1 week out
No eyebrow waxing, tinting or threading
No sun exposure or booth tanning
Avoid fish oil, prenatal vitamins, nutritional shakes (Shakeology, etc.), vitamin E hair, skin and nail supplements.
48 hours out
Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen/Advil.
Do not consume alcohol.
24 hours out
Cease vigorous exercise
Avoid caffeine right before the procedure.
After Care Instructions
The day of your procedure
For the first 30 minutes following the procedure, use a clean paper towel or tissue and gently pat your brows every 5 minutes to remove any lymph residue. Avoid touching your eyebrows with your fingers.