Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading

Microshading is a semi-permanent method of shading the brows, using fine needles to deposit pigment into the upper layers of the skin to perfect the brow shape, filling in sparse areas, and creating a gradient effect, popularly known as Ombre Powder Brows. The results of this procedure lasts an average of 12-18 months, and up to 3 or more years with annual touch ups. Many factors may contribute to the longevity of your microshaded brows including your skin type, lifestyle, and your pre/post care. Microshading is especially better suited and longer lasting for oily and combination skin, as well as for sensitive skin in comparison to the "Microblading" method.

Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup
Ombre Powder Brows / Microshading / Permanent Makeup

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • No chemical and laser peels within 6 weeks of your appointment.

  • No Botox, AHA products and retinoids within 2 weeks of your appointment.

  • No exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion within 2 weeks of your appointment.

  • No tanning within 2 weeks of your appointment.

  • No brow waxing, tweezing, threading, plucking, tinting, electrolysis or any hair removal in your brow area within 1 week of your appointment

  • No Fish Oil or Vitamin E within 1 week of your appointment.

  • No alcohol consumption within 24 hours of your appointment.

  • No Aspirin, Ibuprofen, coffee or any caffeine on the day of your appointment.

  • No working out the day of your appointment.

  • Wear your normal make up to your appointment.
     

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • We will have a consultation, answer questions, address concerns, discuss your desired results and how best to achieve them.

  • You will review and complete required consent, disclosure and waiver forms.

  • We will fill in your brows so that you can view and approve your brow size and shape. This is the time to voice your honest opinion and request for any desired adjustments before your brows are semi-permanently shaded in. 

  • A patch test will be performed, unless waived by client. However, note that a negative patch test result does not guarantee that you will not develop an allergic reaction after the full procedure. Although extremely rare, there might be an immediate or delayed allergic reaction to pigment.

  • Anesthesia will be applied to numb your brow area prior to beginning the procedure. The numbness will allow for little to no pain during the procedure however sensitivity or discomfort may still be felt. Skin may be red and/or swollen after the procedure.

  • We will take pictures before and after the procedure, which may be used on our web/print platforms for promotional purposes.

  • The entire process may take upwards of 3 hours, including consultation, numbing time, procedure time, recovery time, photo time.

  • The color intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately and a few days after the initial procedure, but the color will reduce by 30 -50% by the end of the healing process.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:

The healing process takes about 6 - 8 weeks, during which your brows go through different phases that require a bit of patience.

  • Brows may initially appear significantly dark and bolder than you want them. They may be swollen and red. They are sensitive and prone to irritation. Don't touch them.

  • Scabbing & Flaking is the hardest part of the healing process. It is not pretty and may be itchy. This process take a couple of days. 

  • As the scabs flake off, the pigment may look lighter like it's faded away. It's part of the recovery process as your skin forms new layer over the pigment.

  • The color starts to return, but may look patchy and uneven. 

  • Mandatory touch-up at 6 - 8 weeks.

  • Full recovery / final results of beautiful ombre powder brows.

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Please follow these aftercare instructions as they are extremely important to the longevity and final results of your new eyebrows. 

On the Procedure Day:

  • Immediately following the procedure, you may blot for the first few hours with sterile gauze to remove any excess fluids, if necessary.

For 7 - 10 days:

  • Avoid anything from touching your eyebrows, including makeup, cosmetics or skin care products. Also ensure that your hair is pulled away from your eyebrows.

  • Avoid getting your eyebrows wet. Avoid hot steamy showers/baths, saunas, swimming, exercising, and any activity that will cause sweating or moisture on your eyebrows.

  • Your eyebrows will become slightly dry and start to scab from approximately day 4 to 7. Do not pick or tug at the scabs. If your eyebrows itch, do not scratch them. During the scabbing process, you may apply a very thin layer of Aquaphor every morning and evening with clean hands or cotton swab, starting from day 4, until scabbing stops.

  • Avoid tweezing, threading, waxing, or any hair removal process from your eyebrows.

  • Avoid exposing your eyebrows to direct sunlight. No sun-tanning or salon tanning. 

  • Avoid sleeping on your face. Use a clean pillowcase.

During the first 30 days:

  • Avoid applying makeup, cosmetics or skin care products directly on your eyebrows.

  • Avoid prolonged water contact with your eyebrows, such as long showers or swimming, and wear a sweatband when exercising to avoid sweat on your eyebrows.

  • Pat your eyebrows dry with a towel if they get wet. Do not wipe or rub. 

  • Avoid exposing your eyebrows to direct sunlight. No sun-tanning or salon tanning. 

After 30 days:

  • Use a sunscreen (SPF 30 - SPF 50) over your eyebrows when exposed to the sun.

  • You may return to your regular routines, however avoid skincare products that contain retinol, glycolic acid, or any anti-aging, acne, or skin brightening  products. Also avoid laser treatments, chemical peels, and exfoliation until after the healing process of your touch-up.

  • Schedule your mandatory touch-up appointment between 6 - 8 weeks from your initial procedure date.

  • Maintain your results and protect your investment by scheduling annual touch-ups.

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us.  

Contact your doctor immediately if you have signs of an infection, such as fever, swelling, worsening redness with pain, continued scabbing after two weeks, or discharge of pus.