Powder/ombre brows is a cosmetic semi permanent makeup technique designed to create eyebrows with a 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.
Powder Ombre Brows
What is the Ombre Eyebrow Tattoo?
Instead of creating hair strokes eyebrow like Microblading, this technique creates pixelated dots to mimic powder filled brows with a gradient effect from the beginning of the brow to the end starting from light and fading to dark, giving your brow the sharp yet natural look.
Does it hurt?
We get mixed reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. All supplies are disposable.
Will I be swollen?
You won't be swollen, you just might have slightly red skin around eyebrows, but this would last about a day.
Will I need a touch up?
Yes the initial appointment comes with a 7-8 week touch up. Within 2 weeks of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
How often do I need a touch up?
In order to keep your eyebrow tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.
How long does it last?
It will last as long as it's maintained. How long brows last will vary depending on your skin type by how well your skin takes in pigment during the session and how dark you are willing to go depending on the scenario. After a touch up, brows are expected to last from 1 to 5 years depending on the shade of choice you prefer, skin retention, time in the sun and daily skin routines (more exfoliating products, faster the fade).
Why do I need a touch up if this is semi permanent?
Because color is implanted in the facial area there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear of any piece of you-exposure to the sun, food, facial products-the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade, this is why you need a touch up.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes roughly about three hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 4-hour window for your appointment.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There's no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to 14 days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
What's the process like?
Eyebrow tattoo is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 6 to 8 weeks after. After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of shape and form. (Please note that nobody's face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities' eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.). Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I will always voice my opinion on what | think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you're numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.
What can't I do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry for the first 7 days- that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the tattoo, this may result in a loss of color and scarring. You can still wash your hair and face and once they're healed up, you treat them as your own.
How do I extend the life of the procedure?
Your eyebrows will last longer if you apply sunblock often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.
How will you choose my color?
We go off based on your skin tone and your natural brow hair. Clients who are used to having no brows for a long time, can find this few weeks challenging. I usually advise clients who have no brows to start wearing pencil or brow shading for some time before the process so they get used to having a brow!
Do you have to shave off my own eyebrows?
No. Every attempt is made to retain all natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows. In some cases, where shaping of the natural brow is required, a few hairs here and there may need to be removed to create a clean and aesthetically pleasing result.
Can you guarantee your work?
Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in your results, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required. I always make sure that your face is important to me and I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.