Powder/Combinatio Brow FAQ

What is the difference between Microblading and Powder/Ombre brow?

Microblading uses a manual tool to create many tiny hairstrokes throughout the brow whereas Ombre/Powder brows uses machine to create a soft shading affect.

Do you have to shave off your eyebrows to get it done?

Absolutely No! Powder Brows is done to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Powder Brow is a great solution for people who have over-plucked their eyebrows( 90's brows ;) ) , or who have naturally very thin/light eyebrows and want to accentuate the look of eyebrows on their face. It is not necessary, nor recommended for a client to get rid of any natural hair he or she may already have. Karolina always try to enhance your natural eyebrows.

What kind of pigment is used in Powder/Ombre Brow?

Cosmetic tattoos are made using iron oxide based pigments that are safe to use and are created to fade over time.

How long will Powder/Ombre brow last?

Usually it last 1-3years. Factors such as skin type, iron deficiency, pigment color (lighter colors fade faster or have less contrast) and sun exposure can affect time at which these pigments are broken down. For best results it is recommended that you follow our aftercare instructions and touch-up your tattoo every 10-15months (or as needed). Clients with oily skin might need touch-ups more often. Final results are NOT guaranteed as everyone has different skin, and retains pigment differently.

 

Powder Brow is usually 2 appointment process and touch ups are recommended at 5-12 weeks. Please note that it is your responsibility to come back for your touch up  before 12 week mark. (the same rule apply for clients traveling from different states or countries). Any touch up after 12 weeks will be consider Color Boost ( see in pricing tab)

How do I know if I am a good candidate for Ombre Brow?

Ombre/Powder Brow is a great alternative for individuals who are not good candidates for Microblading. Powder Brow works on all skin types and is ideal for those who desire a more "makeup" look, which doesn't mean it looks dramatic or unnatural! 

You CAN NOT receive Ombre/Powder Brows if you are:

 

-Pregnant or nursing

-Under 18 years old

-Use retionol based products on  brow area within past 2 months.

-Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year

-Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face

-Are on blood thinning medications

-Have Rosacea 

-During or right after Chemotherapy 

-Please make sure you are healthy when you come for your appointment.

 

If you are still not sure if you are good candidate for Ombre/Powder Brow you can book complementary consultation.

Does it hurt?

Topical anesthetic is used to maximize comfort during the procedure. Every person has different pain tolerance. Receiving the procedure during your menstrual cycle usually increase your sensitivity and makes it more uncomfortable.

What can affect my Powder Brow results?

-Bleeding during the procedure. It is very important that you follow pre care instructions to help minimize bleeding. You can find all information how to prepare for the service in Pre Care tab.

-Smoking: Smokers may notice that their Powder Brow will fade faster

-Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.

-Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading. It is recommended that you use sunscreen on your brows after healing process is complete. 

-Color of pigment: Lighter colors fade more quickly than darker colors.

What happens during my appointment?

When you arrive for your appointment you will be asked to fill out consent forms. Your brow area will be thoroughly cleaned and topical anesthetic will be applied. While you are numbing, Karolina will go over aftercare instructions and answer all your questions. Once you have finished numbing, brow designing begins. Karolina will recommend brow design that will suit your face. You will work together to create brows that you like best and will look the most natural. Please keep in mind that Powder Brow is NOT makeup. Depending on your brows and bone structure and amount hair you have on your eyebrows, makeup may still be needed to achieve more dramatic brow looks once you have healed. You must approve the shape before Karolina begins tattooing.  Additional numbing will be applied during procedure to help keep you as comfortable as possible.

How long does the procedure take?
The time can vary depending on the procedure. For the initial appointment Karolina dedicates 2.5 hours. Much of that time is spent choosing colors, design and allowing the topical anesthetics to take effect.


Will permanent cosmetics change or look bad as I age?
Permanent cosmetics will fade gradually over time. The color will fade and when you return for a touch-up you can also change the color (within reason) as you age.

Are activities restricted during the healing period? 
It is important to avoid saunas, facials, steam baths, activities that will result in extreme sweating, tanning salons, sun and chlorinated or salt water pools for a minimum of a week and preferably two weeks after a procedure. 

What is your lateness policy?
We have a 15 minute late policy. Please call if you are going to be late. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment $100 deposit will be forfeited and your appointment will be cancelled.  If you want to book your next appointment, you will have to pay another deposit.

Before Booking your appointment please read all information below!

You CAN NOT receive Powder Brow if you are:

 

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Under 18 years old

  • Use retionol based products on  brow area within past 2 months.

  • Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year

  • Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face

  • Are on blood thinning medications

  • Have Rosacea 

  • During or right after Chemotherapy 

  • Please make sure you are healthy when you come for your appointment.

  • Have Rosacea or very thin skin.

  • If you have previously tattooed/Microbladed brows (even very faded) please contact us before booking your appointment.

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