What Are Powder Ombre Brows?
The Powder Ombre procedure is NOT Microblading. Yes, they are both tattoos -- but are very different forms and application types.
Unlike Microblading, the Powder Ombre process creates a soft, powder-filled brow similar to the look of makeup. The tails of the brow are darker and fade into a light start at the beginning of the brow, giving that eye-catching Ombre Makeup effect!
TO BEGIN YOUR PROCESS
Your initial Powder Ombre Brow Service will include: One (1) complimentary, required Touch-Up Enhancement Session 6- 8 weeks after your initial procedure. Complimentary touch-ups must be scheduled within 8 weeks of the initial appointment to avoid an additional fee. Powder Ombre Brow Touch-ups between 9 -12 weeks are $50. Touch-ups after 12 weeks start at $100+ charge for the additional time expenditure and myriad of other services and product required.
Powder Ombre BEFORE CARE
We strongly advise prospective new clients to book their Powder Ombre appointments at least 2 weeks in advance of vacations, weddings and special occasions. This allows adequate time for the necessary healing of your brows from both of your procedures, which includes your Initial Appointment as well as your 6-8 week after care Touch-Up Enhancement Session. Achieving perfect brows is a multi-step process. Some clients may need more than two sessions to achieve their desired color, tone and shape.
There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not follow the above pre-and-post care instructions!*
PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANY CLIENTS WHO ARE...OR HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Pregnant or Nursing
Viral infections and/or diseases
A Pacemaker or major heart problem
Tendency towards keloids on the face
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Had Botox in the past 2 month
Used Accutane in the past year
Powder Ombre BEFORE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment may not last as long and may also lead to poor pigment retention.
If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
No brow waxing, tinting, or threading 3 days prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!
Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least 2 weeks.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
N0 alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea.
Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoidon eyebrow area after procedure)
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure. Eyebrow tinting should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
Avoid Chemical Peels, Micro-dermabrasion or Facials for 4-weeks prior to procedure
SEMI-PERMANENT BROW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Avoid sweating for a full 3 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor results. A thin coat of Aquaphor over the pigment is a good idea before showering.
Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 2 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper-pigmentation and scarring.
Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 2 weeks.
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Expect slight swelling and a little redness in the immediate area.
Keep the area slightly moist using a Q-Tip with sterile Aquaphor 1 or 2 times a day (morning and night) for 7-2 days. The procedure may have some peeling on or around the 3rd day. This is a NORMAL process of healing for some clients. DO NOT PICK or SCRATCH... picking/ scratching can cause scarring and loss of pigment. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off.
Brows are not considered healed until all crusting has exfoliated.
Avoid washing treated area for the first 24 hours.
After the first (1st) day, wash with mild natural fragrance-free gel cleanser (such as Cetaphil) and water.-- and pat dry.
Avoid eyebrow pencils and do not put powder on the brows (to lighten)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should get Powder Ombre?
Anyone who wants to wake up with perfect brows!. Moms, business women, those with imperfections in their natural brow etc.
Does it hurt?
The discomfort is different for everyone and is due to each individual's level of sensitivity. Topical anesthetic is applied for numbing during the procedure and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Typically, many clients say that it is no more painful than tweezing or threading.
Your tattoo prep instructions are designed to reduce bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service.
Having this service when on your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort.
If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment may not last as long and may also lead to poor pigment retention. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
How long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness immediately following your procedure. This usually subsides within and hour or two. The first few days following your procedure the pigment will appear much darker than how it will appear once it has peeled and healed. Around week 2, the skin naturally exfoliates and sheds.
During weeks 4-8 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment become more visible. A Touch-Up session will be scheduled approximately 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment in order to achieve the desired color and the shape.
Will my brow hair still grow?
Absolutely! Tattooing will not affect your natural hair growth. Your hair will continue to grow and you can remove it by traditional methods (waxing, threading etc.)
Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?
We do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
How long does The Powder Ombre last?
Because it is a form of cosmetic tattooing, the pigment will fade over time; however, Annual Touch-Ups are recommended to keep them looking perfect! There is no guarantee as to how long the results will last because each person's skin and lifestyle are a factor.
Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc.
Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and breaks down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your Touch-Up appointment and make any changes necessary.
How many treatments are needed?
Powder Ombre is a multiple-step appointment process. Your brows will not be completed in one service. At least two appointments are needed initially; and each of those appointments will be 4-6 weeks apart.
At the second complimentary Touch-Up session, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always make adjustments at your next appointment.
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You must be 18 years or older
What factors will affect my Powder Ombre?
Sun Exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so a physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. The Regeneration of Skin Cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The Speed At Which The Skin Absorbs The Pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. The Choice of Pigment Color: Some colors may fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde pigment may fade quicker than a dark brunette pigment.
Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment.
How will I look immediately after the procedure?
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first 5-7 days. This will gradually lighten during the healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal.
What should I do after the procedure?
Please review the Aftercare Instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.)
What should I do before my eyebrow procedure?
If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 2 weeks after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Aspirin and Ibuprofen. Do NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine 48 hours prior to your appointment. (Yes, decaf coffee has caffeine!)
NO Botox for 2 months prior to Powder Ombre Brows, and No Botox 4 weeks after Powder Ombre (We recommend that it's best to wait until after your touch-up heals to get Botox because an educated Injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.) If you have been on the prescription, Accutane, in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
What should I know about long term care?
The color will lighten over time. We recommend an annual Touch Up to keep brows looking their best. Fading -- greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and, if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.
* If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area. If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.