all after pictures have antibiotic ointment over the brows
Eyebrow Shape and Design
Eyebrows “frame” the eyes and are a reference point that determines how facial features are perceived. The appropriate eyebrow shape and size can appear to lift a person’s eyes creating a more youthful appearance. Properly designed eyebrows can balance the distance between eyes or modify the look of prominent or deeply set eyes. A good eyebrow design can also make cheekbones appear more defined and influence the perception of the person’s nose size.
Preparing for Your Procedure Appointment
You should allow at least 1.5 – 2 hours for your initial procedure. If you usually shape your brows by tweezing, shaving, threading, or waxing, you should do so a few days before your appointment. You should stop taking any blood-thinning products 3 days before (e.g. aspirin, alcohol, fish oils) unless prescribed by your physician. You should also wear your eyebrow pencil or powder for your style evaluation and bring it with you for color matching. Additional preparation guidelines may be given to you when the procedure appointment is scheduled at your consultation.
At Your Permanent Eyebrow Procedure
You will fill out forms including a medical history forms. I will analyze your face shape, features, and eyebrows including their symmetry (evenness). I will create symmetry and pencil different designs so you can see what you like best. Together we will select color, and then I will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your eyebrows. Afterward I will re-create your custom design as the pattern to follow during the tattooing process. Anesthetics will be applied during the procedure for your comfort. Before and after photos will be taken for your confidential file and your pigment colors will be recorded for future reference.
After Your Permanent Eyebrow Procedure
Immediately after the procedure, your eyebrows will be darker than you want. There will be some mild swelling and redness that will clear in a day or two. The color will lighten quickly during the first week, then gradually soften and stabilize over the next few weeks. During the first week of healing, your eyebrows will be dark and a little shiny from applying ointments. You must also avoid swimming, saunas, and the sun, so you should keep this in mind when scheduling your procedure. To minimize any chance of an allergic reaction or infection at home, I will give you detailed after care instructions with a kit containing safe medical grade products at no additional cost.
Follow-up and Maintenance Appointments
Your eyebrow color will gradually lighten and stabilize in the weeks following your procedure. If they heal lighter than you want, they can be darkened with a second application at a follow-up visit (“touch-up”). You may need a follow-up to adjust shape or add color to areas that healed lighter from tissue swelling or bleeding during the tattooing process. Ideally, your second visit should be completed between 4 to 8 weeks post procedure. Because permanent makeup can fade over time, you can schedule maintenance visits every few years to keep your color looking fresh.
She gives a great detailed version of a permanent makeup session
This is a great video demonstration of permanent makeup eyebrows
All photos are actual clients, these photos have not been altered.