Powder Ombre Brows

Frequently Asked Questions​

 

What are Powder Ombre Brows?

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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powder brows are NOT recommended if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or Nursing

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • A Pacemaker or major heart problems

  • An Organ transplant

  • Tendency towards keloid on the face

  • Seborrheic dermatitis on the face 

  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the brow area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Used Retin A or Retinol in the past 3 weeks 

 

What comes with the service?

Your initial Powder Ombre Brow Service will include: One (1) complimentary, required Touch-Up Enhancement Session 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 after 12 weeks start at $195 charge for the additional time expenditure and myriad of other services and products required.

 

What happens during the service?

Before pictures will be taken.

Your bone structure will be measured, and brow shape will be created based on that measurement.

Once your approval on the shape is given the tattoo process will begin.

Depending on your skin the tattoo process can take an hour up to 1/2 hours.

You will need to lay still and remain relaxed. During the procedure, your head may need to turn to the right or left in order to give your tattoo artist the right potion to tattoo your brows.

Once the service is completed, we will schedule an eight week touch up.

Does it hurt? 

The discomfort is different for everyone and is due to everyone’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.

  • 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.

 

What is the healing process? 

It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness immediately following your procedure. This usually subsides within an 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.

 

How old do I have to be to get tattooed? 

You must be 18 years or older

 

How much does it cost?

The price for Powder Brows is $450.

 

A $125 nonrefundable deposit is required to book an appointment. The balance will be due at your initial Powder Brow service. If you need to reschedule your appointment your deposit will be applied to the new date. If you decide to not go through with the procedure you can use your deposit for services at Fusion until the deposit is exhausted.

 

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 are minimal.

 

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 be avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment.

 

Tattoo Maintenance?

Your brow hair will continue to grow, and you can remove it by traditional methods (waxing, threading etc.) 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 several 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 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.

 

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. Lasers may cause pigment to turn black.

 

Powder Ombre Before Care

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!)

 

Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

 

  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

  • 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.

  • NO 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 avoid on 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

​NO Botox for 2 months prior to Powder Ombre Brows, and No Botox 4 weeks after Powder Ombre (We recommend that it is 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.

Powder Ombre After Care

  • Avoid washing the treated area for the first 24 hours.

  • After the first day wash with mild natural fragrance-free cleanser (such as Cetaphil) and water. -- and pat dry. Hands must be freshly clean. Avoid use of abrasive washcloths or sponges on pigmented areas. 

  • Apply Aquaphor with freshly washed hands and a clean Q-Tip or a tissue. 

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for 1 week after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.  

  • Avoid pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 1 week.

  • 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. 

  • Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sun for 5 days following the procedure and chlorine pools, saunas, and Jacuzzis.

  • Avoid makeup on pigmented areas until healed.

  • ​Avoid Retin A, Glycolic Acids, Aloe, Accutane, and Vitamin E products. Avoid ANY exfoliation products or medications until after your final touch up. 

  • ​Avoid tinting of brows for 3 weeks following the procedure.

  • Allow eyebrows to air dry or gently pat dry with a tissue before applying the Aquaphor.

  • 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.

  • During weeks 4-8 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment become more visible. Brows are not considered healed until 4 weeks after the initial service and after all crusting has exfoliated off. A touch up session will be scheduled approximately 8 weeks after your initial appointment in order to achieve the desired color and the shape. The application of permanent cosmetics can be a 2-step procedure. Do not judge your procedure while in the HEALING stage.

 

What to Expect After the Service

 

  • The procedure may have some peeling on or around the 3rd to 5th 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.

  • When the brows exfoliate the color, underneath is often very light. THIS IS A NORMAL part of the healing process. The color will become darker but still soft in about a month from the initial procedure. Any light areas will be touched up at your next appointment. 

  • During weeks 4-8 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment become more visible. Brows are not considered healed until 4 weeks after the initial service and after all crusting has exfoliated off. A touch up session will be scheduled approximately 8 weeks after your initial appointment to achieve the desired color and the shape. The application of permanent cosmetics can be a 2-step procedure. Do not judge your procedure while in the HEALING stage.

  • Don’t be alarmed if color comes off onto the Q-Tip when applying topical ointment. This is normal.                                                                                             If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI, or other medical procedures inform them that you have had an iron oxide cosmetic tattoo.

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • You must wait 1 year after any tattoo to give blood.

  • Lasers can cause pigment to turn black. Avoid the tattooed area.

  • If any signs of infection occur, abnormal swelling, redness or pain associated with the procedure, call your physician (and please give us a call asap).

  • After you have healed, use a good sunscreen daily to help prevent premature fading

  • Your hair will still grow as normal and you can remove it by traditional methods (waxing, threading etc...)

  • Powder Ombre is a form of cosmetic tattooing. The pigment will fade over time.  Annual Touch-Ups are recommended to keep them looking perfect! There is no guarantee in how long the results will last as each person has different skin and lifestyle. Frequency of touch-ups depends on several factors including skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc.

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