Ombré Powder Brows, also known as powder, shading, ombré shading, mist, gradient brows, pixelated brows, microshading or
stardust brows. Originally developed in Asia.
Ombré Powder differs from traditional body and old school cosmetic tattooing in that it is surface
work. This means that pigment is implanted into the the two top layers of the skin the epidermis and the dermis.
In the past brow tattoos were done with the same methods and techniques used for body tattooing. Body tattooing
is achieved by inserting small amounts of ink into the dermis(deepest) layer of the skin. Because the right depth for tattooing
is deeper than that used for ombré powder the end results looked sharp and many times too dark.
Though at first it looks intense and a little shocking for clients, the healed results mimic those of powder makeup, hence the name.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a manual tattooing technique in which a small hand held tool called blade, made of several tiny needles is used to draw individual hairs, creating the illusion of full and perfectly shaped beautiful eyebrows.
Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand to produce a thin, natural-looking line that blends in with existing eyebrow hair.
The difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that microblading is not done by a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the skin
Usually Microblading is done in two sessions. The first takes two to three hours and brows are shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and pigment is applied. Six to eight weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up, which takes about one to two hours. Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.
How long does it take?
How long does it last?
Generally Microblading lasts six to twenty four months, depending on skin type normal to oily, or mature. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare regimen also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, touch up may be done every six to eighteen months. In more oily skin the treatment may not last as long as a year, and in some skin types it can exceed 2 years.
Is it painfull?
The level of discomfort is relatively minor, depends on individual pain threshold. Some people compare pain to as they will have tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure.
Who is not a candidate for Microblading or Powder Brows?
• Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications
. Pregnant or nursing
• Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.
• Anyone who had Botox in the last three weeks.
• Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations.
• Those using Accutane
• Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last two weeks.
• Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
• Anyone on blood thinning medications.
• Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval.
- Anyone with very oily skin will require more frequent touch ups, different techniques of permanent makeup (like powder brows) maybe suggested for a best results.
Why choose Phi Brows Artist?
Phibrows artists produce great work because they follow a very specific method that is taught to them through a rigorous 6 month training course. This course requires the artist to pass 11 levels of mastery to ensure that their methods and their work maintain a very high standard… the Phibrows standard. The Phibrows method and tools have been designed and redesigned to aid their trained artists in producing very precise hair strokes, perfect symmetry, and a beautiful eyebrow shape that goes with the natural shape of their client’s face and bone structure. Phibrows products have also been tested and redesigned again and again to ensure the highest quality, to avoid any dangerous heavy metals found in most permanent makeup pigments and to provide color that stays.
What you should know before getting your eyebrows tattoo?
Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. In our office we use only disposable in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin or to topical makeup product, gold , silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance of the procedure.
Please avoid any Retin-A or Alpha Hydroxyl skin care products 7 days before the procedure.