Powder Ombre Brows Frequently Asked Questions
What is Powder Ombre?
Powder Ombre is a shading technique in which a darker more defined brow tail (or the end of the brow) with a softer lighter bulb (0r beginning of the brow) this is the Ombre effect. The tattoo machine implants color pigment in the epidermis of the skin.
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 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 may 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 sill grow?
Absolutely! Tattooing will not affect your natural hair growth,Your hair will still grow as normal 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 Powder Ombre last?
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 lasts as each person has different skin and lifestyle.
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 can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break 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, each appointment being 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.
Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment.
How will I look immediately after?
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first 5-7days. 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 30 days 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 Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, 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, as an educated injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.)
If you have been on 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.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments may be made via our online booking system.
Please note that a 50% (non-refundable) deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price of your service. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will forfeit your deposit.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept CREDIT CARD (VISA,Mastercard,AMEX,Discover) payments only. We do not accept personal checks.