Powder Brows are a form of cosmetic tattoo using a machine to create a soft, powdery looking eyebrow. Tiny dots of pigment are deposited into the first layer of skin using a very thin needle. Typically, at least three passes are made over the brow to ensure the entire area has absorbed the pigment. Because the dots of pigment are layered, Powder Brows can be light and natural with fewer layers or dark and dramatic with more layers. The front of the brows are usually lighter in color and gradually get darker towards the tail.
The brow shape is mapped out before the start of the procedure using string, a ruler and a wax pencil. The client will discuss what they are looking for with their service provider to achieve the perfect brow shape to complement their face. There are a variety of colors of pigment that are mixed to create the client’s desired shade. Topical numbing is applied prior to and during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
After the initial appointment, a complimentary follow-up appointment is encouraged 4-8 weeks post treatment. The brows will fade slightly during the healing process. During this process, the brows will scab and become dry and flaky but it is completely normal. At the follow-up appointment, the color can be darkened and the shape can be adjusted (within reason). Any areas that healed uneven or appear lighter can be refreshed using the same color pigment as before. Subsequent touch-ups are usually done every 2 years for maintenance but it can vary from person to person, based on their skin and aftercare.