Never forget, your brows introduce you before you speak!
Powder brows is a cosmetic semi-permanent makeup technique designed to create eyebrows with soft powder effect, very similar to powder makeup. Powder effect is done with a shading technique using a permanent makeup device, which is similar to a tattoo gun.
Advantages for Powder Brows:
· Minimal skin trauma.
· Fast procedure – about one and a half hours.
· Hides flaws.
What Should I Know Before the Treatment?
This is the most important part of the preparations. This includes choosing a technique that best suits you and the artist who is professional, crafty, experienced, and licensed.
There are some general guidelines you must follow before the procedure in order for the procedure to be safe and successful:
• You must be healthy. Most artists will ask for your medical history.
• You mustn’t drink caffeine or alcohol at least 24 hours before the procedure.
• You mustn’t take blood thinners (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, B6, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, Primrose, etc.) at least 1 week before your procedure.
• You mustn’t wax, tan, or tint the area at least 3 days before the procedure.
• You shouldn’t get any facials or peels at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
• You shouldn’t have any facial injections at least 4 weeks before the procedure
What Should I Know About Ombre Powder Brows Aftercare?
If you want to make the most out of this procedure, you need to know some things about the powder ombre brows aftercare process:
• Your artist will probably give you an ointment to use on your brow area. Make sure to apply the ointment 3 times a day, or as often as your artist advises, and always use clean fingers or a cotton swab, especially in the first 3 days after the procedure.
• Never touch the treated area with your fingers unless they are completely clean. There might be bacteria that you don’t want to get on your eyebrow area.
• Always gently cleanse the treated area with mild antibacterial soap – never scrub as it will affect your final result. Rinse with water and gently pat the area until it’s dry.
• Always apply a light coat of ointment on the area before a shower, and continue with this until the area is completely healed. Try to avoid getting your eyebrows wet.
• Do not scratch, rub, pick or peel the healing skin. Allow it to flake off on its own. Once you complete the peeling phase, you may proceed with your regular activities.
Is There Something to Avoid in the Aftercare Period?
Here are some additional aftercare tips you should follow:
• Avoid any makeup, facials, sweating, sun exposure, sauna, jacuzzi, or swimming until the area is completely healed.
• Do not use any anti-aging products, especially those that contain Lactic acids or Glycolic acids. Certain skincare products can accelerate the fading of permanent makeup.
• In order to prevent future fading of your pigment, use sunblock after the ombre powder brows procedure.
Ombre Powder Brows Healing Day by Day
Take a look at the ombre powder brows healing process and expected ombre brows healing stages given by days:
Day 1-10: The result will look approximately 50% darker than the desired effect in the first week, and it will take 4-10 days for them to lighten. The first 7 to 10 days after the procedure are crucial to the success of the treatment.
As any type of pigment injection is trauma to the skin, there will be some inconvenient consequences – redness and some swelling. This is normal and will go away relatively quickly, so there’s nothing to worry about.
Day 11-15: As the dotting motion breaks the skin surface, some scabbing, flaking and dryness is inevitable. Most clients report that during the healing of ombre powder brows scabbing is the most annoying phase.
It is essential not to touch or pick at your skin. Just leave it be. It will heal at its own pace, usually by the end of the second week following the procedure.
Day 16-30: You will also notice that the pigment color will fade slightly over time; this is normal and expected. This is why the touch up appointment is done so that the corrections can be made.
When do Ombre Brows Need to Be Touched Up?
The touch up appointment that is part of the treatment should be done 6 to 8 weeks after the initial appointment, once the pigment sets into the skin.
This is an opportunity to add pigment where necessary, make corrections to the pigment shade, and correct the shape. For example, if your skin didn’t take the pigment in some spots, there is the touch up to fix it.
Additional touch ups are not obligatory, but if you don’t want your ombre brows to fade, you can have them touched up every 6 months or more often.
How Long Does Ombre Powder Brows Last?
As with every permanent and semi-permanent makeup procedure, the duration of the results without touching them up varies based on:
• skin type,
• attention the clients pays to them,
• amount of sun exposure,
• beauty habits such as facials or peels,
• the quality of the pigments used,
• sun exposure,
• the overall wellbeing of the client.
Considering all this, we can only give you a general window – 1 to 3 years.
Are There Any Side Effects to the Ombre Powder Brows Treatment?
Ombre brows are a relatively non-invasive procedure, but it does include some trauma to the skin.
Since the skin is broken, there is always the risk of infection, but if you choose a certified, professional artist who is licensed and uses sterile equipment. If you follow aftercare instructions, the risk of infection is close to none.
How Much Do Ombre Powder Brows Cost?
The average cost of an ombre powder brows procedure is $400 the same as basic powder brows – but it can go up to $700 or even higher.
Cost of powder brows in our academy is:
400$ first visit
100$ touch up