WHAT IS MICROSHADING( COMBO BROW)?
Microshading is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microshading can lasts 1-3 yrs with maintenance touchups depending on skin type and skincare routine. Combo brow is a mix of the Microblading technique(hair strokes) and powder technique(shading) to achieve a beautiful natural yet defined brow. The inner brow is feathered with hair strokes while the tail are powdered (shaded) to achieve the perfect definition. Microshading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow hair and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
WHAT IS A OMBRE POWDER BROW?
Ombre powder brows is a semi permanent powdered brow technique using a hand held tool for clients who prefer fuller results than just hair strokes . No Hair strokes will be added .The beginning of the brow is light then gradually darkens towards the tail of the brow giving a ombre makeup effect. The results will still be very soft, waterproof, smudge proof and natural.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
I Do Not Provide Microshading for people:
UNDER THE AGE OF 18+
Pregnant OR Nursing
Using Accutane or steroids
Have Skin Cancer
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
Have skin disease or irritations on the area of treatment
Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for
this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to
microshade an individual based on their own discretion. *
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
For the first eyebrow session the entire procedure should take about 2 hours. During the consultation the brow technician will answer any questions or concerns the client may have , go over aftercare regimen, and (pre-draw)shape /style the client’s brows. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with shape of brows and color selection , we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow up visit in 4-6 weeks after initial procedure to have any minor necessary touch ups to perfect the brow. This session varies per client and approximately take 30 mins to 1 hour to complete.
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
Eyebrow microshading is non invasive, and therefore not as painful as a traditional tattoo. A topical numbing cream is applied to brow area prior and during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Clients brows should fully heal within 7-10 days (varies per client). The tattoo will look darker and larger during the first week, until it fully heals. The color will lighten up and fade 30-40% during the healing process. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing and shedding. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the brow area. No down time is required after procedure. Do Not apply any eyebrow products or touch brows during healing process. True color will reveal itself once fully healed.
IS THE PERFECTION SESSION NECESSARY?
Yes! A touch up session is necessary 4-6 weeks after initial procedure is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
CAN I GET MY PERFECTION SESSION BEFORE 4 WEEKS?
Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microshading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Since microshading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the
area will naturally fade overtime. Microshading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin
type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect
of the pigment. Patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade as
your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To
maintain the brows looking fresh a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the
microshaded area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.
WHAT ARE THE PRE AND POST CARE PROCEDURES?
In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. Prior to your procedure clients are advised of the following:
No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure. No exceptions.
No aspirin/ibuprofen, aleve, niacin, and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.
Avoid booking on your menstrual cycle as it can increase your pain.
No tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.
No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.
Feel free to come in with your brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows!
After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:
DO NOT immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering make sure to avoid face area.
When cleaning or washing face make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.
Do not put makeup on or around the brow area . Microshaded area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.
Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 24 hours.
Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation.
Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days.
No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS?
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilize equipment, disposable needles. The procedure is done in a sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications . Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
Topical makeup products
Gold, silver and nickel
If yes, Patch tests will be performed before procedure
WHAT IF I DO NOT LIKE IT?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. We always
recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artist's
work and portfolio when making their decisions. Our brow technicians will do their utmost
to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will
be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly
symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration
and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microshaded brows will
eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.