What Is Microblading & Ombre Powder Brows?
Microblading is a manual process of implanting color pigment into the skin using tiny sterile needles to produce the appearance of natural-looking hair strokes.
Powder Brows are created using a small tattoo machine called a rotary pen. This technique differs from Microblading in that we create a misty, powder-filled brow similar to the look of makeup, as opposed to simulated hair. The tails of the brow are darker and fade into a light start to the brow, giving that perfect Ombre makeup affect where brows look very soft and natural.
Who Is It For?
Microblading and/or Powder Brows are a great solution if you have faint or naturally fine brows. Or no brows at all. These methods are ideal for anyone who is not happy with their eyebrows and wants to enhance the look of their brows. The effects will be waterproof, smudge-proof, and completely realistic.
Does It Hurt?
We realize that everyone’s ability to bear pain is different; therefore, we apply a two-part topical anesthetic before and during the procedure to numb the affected area to ensure that you are comfortable and feel as little to no pain as possible. Many clients have stated that the pain is similar to getting their eyebrows threaded or waxed.
How Long Does The Appointment Last?
The appointment is usually between 2-4 hours
Am I A Good Candidate?
Microblading/Ombre Powder Brows is not recommended for the following clients:
1- Pregnant and/or nursing women
3- Undergoing Chemotherapy
4- Used Accutane in the past year
5- Keloids or keloid tendency
6- Transmittable blood diseases such as HIV or Hepatitis
7- Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburns, acne)
8- Blood-thinning medication in the last two months
10- Major heart problems
11-Botox in the last three months
12-Chemical peels in the last two months
13- Viral infection/diseases
14- Sick with cold, flu, or sinus infection
How Should I Prepare For My Appointment?
1- Do not work out the day of the procedure
2- Do not tan
3- Do not take aspirin, niacin, Vitamin E, or Ibuprofen within 24 hours before the procedure
4- Do not drink alcohol or caffeine the day of the procedure
5- Do not wax, tweeze or pluck eyebrows 3 days before the procedure
6- Do not use Retin-A products at least two weeks before the procedure
Also, note that you may be more sensitive to pain during your menstrual cycle.
Is It Safe?
Yes. Your procedure will be performed by a State of Virginia Licensed Permanent Cosmetic Tattooist. The Glam Life Beauty Bar observes the strictest standards of cleanliness and adheres to OSHA regulations. We only use pigments specifically formulated for permanent makeup in accordance with the FDA.
How Is Brow Shape And Color Decided?
We will analyze your skin type and undertones and brow color, hair color, natural growth patterns, bone structure, and take into consideration how you normally shape or fill your brows. With my professional opinion and your preferential input, we will design and shape a custom brow that is natural and flattering to you.
Is It Possible To Cover My Old Tattoo Brows?
If you have previous permanent makeup on your eyebrows, please email a photo of your current eyebrows before scheduling an appointment to determine if we will be able to service you. Email: email@example.com
What Can I Expect After My Procedure?
1- After your procedure, it is normal to experience swelling, redness, itchiness, dryness, and flaking. Also, the color of your eyebrows will look darker after your procedure; however, up to 50% of the darkened color will fade.
2- We will provide you with aftercare ointment and instructions following your procedure. It is highly recommended to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results.
How Long Does It Last?
Microblading and Ombre Powder Brows are considered semi-permanent; thus, the color will eventually fade over time. Each skin type will hold pigment differently, so final results cannot be guaranteed. Typically, microblading can last between 12-18 months, and ombre powder brows can last up to 2-3 years. Please keep in mind that smoking can cause pigment to fade prematurely.
How Often Will I Need A Touch-Up?
You will receive a complimentary touch-up 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure to perfect the shape and color. I recommend scheduling touch-ups yearly to keep your color fresh; however frequency of touch-ups depends upon skin type, sun exposure, pigment color (lighter pigments tend to fade faster), and a person’s lifestyle.