Semi Permanent Makeup Services
What are powder brows?
Among the forms of semi permanent makeup that people tend to go to spas to have done are powder brows. Powder brows are becoming one of the most popular procedures that salons and spas perform on any given day. Unlike tattooing on eyebrows, powder brows look more natural, and the process is more advanced. Meaning, during a powder brow treatment, the technician will use the latest in cutting edge technology to ensure that you get the best result possible.
Powder brows involve a shading or layering technique that essentially “builds” the brow up. It gives it this type of powdery effect that is soft, luxurious and realistic. While the device used in the procedure does resemble a tattoo gun, there are important differences between getting powder brows and getting eyebrows tattooed on.
How are powder brows done?
This is a fairly commonly asked question. As with tattooing, the technician will utilize a small device that relies upon a needle to inject pigment into the skin. Beyond the device and pigments used, it is the skill of the practitioner here that is also quite important to perfect powder brows. A quick hand motion delivers the color into the skin and serves to create a layered and powdery look. You could say there is almost something of a pixelated effect.
The art of the technique comes in with how well the technician can establish a layered look, thereby making the brow appear denser and fuller without appearing more dense or dark than your natural eyebrow. A natural look is what you’re after here. With eyebrow tattooing, the look can be anything but natural, depending on the skill of the tattooist. Some come off as super heavy with a fake drawn-in appearance. The great thing about powder brows is that the device used in conjunction with a super skilled tech ensures that the final look is quite realistic—most people can’t tell the difference.
Who is Powder Brows For?
As far as who should consider getting powder brows done, most are clients who have to draw in their eyebrows with a pencil every morning. This is not an ideal scenario. For one, drawing in your eyebrows everyday can get to be a pain. And secondly, this drawn-in effect usually does not look very natural. The precision and subtlety just aren’t there.
Others who consider getting powder brows are those whose eyebrows are very light. Also, it can be for those people who might not be candidates for microblading, for example, due to oily skin or other such skin conditions.
Number of sessions for great looking powder brows
Generally speaking, because of how the process works and the technology involved, one session can produce the results you desire. After that, you will likely need yearly touch ups of the brows to maintain the original look. Some salons and spas will suggest that you come in a couple of months after your session to ensure that the brows look perfect and that there are no initial touch ups needed to complete the desired look.
Any side effects of powder brows?
Many are concerned with the overall safety of this cosmetic procedure. After all, there is a needle involved around the eye area. Given how the device works and the pigments that are applied, it is safer than tattooing. The needle here does not go as deep, and the machine itself is not as strong. That is because it relies more on technique and the layering effect to achieve realistic results.
Among what you could see following your appointment are slight swelling and potentially some light bleeding and bruising. These should dissipate within a few days. You might want to use a cold compress to help alleviate any discomfort. And always be sure to follow the aftercare instructions to the letter so that you don’t compromise healing time.
When your powder brows are healing, you will likely want to stay out of the direct sun for a couple of days. Also, avoid abrasive cleaners or lotions on the areas as you want to keep your brows clean and free of any foreign materials. If you do notice anything more severe during your healing, such as irregular scarring, excessive bleeding or swelling beyond what is normal, then you should contact your technician or physician.
For people who do have certain skin issues or underlying health conditions or for those who may be pregnant, you might want to first consult with a doctor prior to having any cosmetic procedure of this nature performed.
How do you maintain powder brows?
This is a great question! Of course, you’ve spent time and money to get this done. And so, you want the overall effect to last for as long as possible. One thing you should definitely do is to wear sunscreen on your face year-round. This can help slow down any fading of your powder brows. Also, try to avoid heavy cleaners and excessively oily lotions/creams in that area, as this can also hasten the fading process.
Everyone experiences fading in different ways as everyone’s body is different, so you should be aware of this going into the process. As noted, you are likely going to need to have your powder brows touched up once a year to ensure they continue to look perfect.
Powder brows can give you new confidence. Especially if you pencil in your eyebrows every day, this could be the solution you’ve been waiting for. The key is to find a skilled and experienced tech, someone who’s been trained in doing semi-permanent makeup and particularly powder brows. Before the actual procedure, you will consult with the practitioner. This is where you ask any questions you may have, address any concerns, and get to where you feel comfortable with the technician who will be doing your brows. We guarantee that you will leave your appointment feeling great, with amazingly real-looking eyebrows.