Feather-touch brow tattoo involves a metal hand-tool with a cluster of fine needles, which is used to implant pigment into the skin to create life-like hair strokes and natural-looking eyebrows.
People who meet the minimum age requirement of 18 can benefit from the liberating benefits of semi-permanent cosmetics. It is for people who desire a soft natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies, active people who want to look their best for sports activates and those who don’t want to worry about sweating off and having to reapply makeup. Permanent makeup also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their makeup and others with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and busy people who don’t have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup.
A consultation takes place before the treatment (on the same day or separate if requested). This covers the treatment in depth, your desired/recommended eyebrow shape, pigment colour and aftercare instructions.
- Initial appointment: 2.5 hours (including the consultation and numbing time).
- Perfecting touch up: 1 hour.
- Annual Re-touch: 2 hours
Anesthetics are used to numb the treatment area pre and during the procedure. Some clients may experience slight discomfort and more topical anesthetic can be applied. Most people describe it as a scratching feeling.
Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing colour and shape to some extent, depending on the expertise of your technician. Colours will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure. It’s very important to realise that often the new procedure represents something somewhat different; at times colour where there was no colour at all or very little. It takes time to become acclimated to a new look (very often this applies to eyebrows which were sparse and unnoticeable before the permanent cosmetic brow procedure.) Eyeliner colour is more evident due to the contrast to the skin colour. Be patient. After the procedure has healed, and you are able to make an informed decision about the healed version of the procedure, the only reason you should not like your permanent cosmetics is if you chose a technician who did not work with you on design and colour.
Choose a technician carefully by considering training, experience, compliance with state and local laws, and the technician’s before and after photograph portfolio. It is important to remember that the shape and proper placement of the procedure is as important as the right colour. Professionals have studied colour theory and skin undertones which results in the colour requested. Unskilled people who have not pursued the required education do not have the knowledge required to translate pigment colour to skin to achieve the desired outcome. The preferred look is obtained during the course of consultation, initial procedure and follow-up appointment(s). Interaction between the client and the technician is of utmost importance.
While eyebrows may show little after effect, eyeliner may show slight to moderate swelling. This is very dependent upon the amount of work performed. As examples; an eyelash enhancement will show very little response to the tattooing procedure compared to a more moderate response when wide eyeliner is performed. Also, some people swell more from minor skin infractions than others. During the procedure, there may be some minor bleeding. This again, is client specific. Many people take blood thinners on a daily basis so some slight bleeding would be expected. Others show little or no signs of bleeding. Bruising is rare but again, if a person is on blood thinners, bruising could occur. What is seen more often is that eyebrows rarely if ever produce any bruising; minor bruising during eyeliner procedures is possible if the skin being tattooed is very thin and close to the vascular system. If bruising does occur, typically it is minor and subsides in a few days. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The colour is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days.
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient. With most procedures, the color fades dramatically after a week. For the second treatment, the practitioner gauges the color retention and adds the required amount of pigment.
Semi Permanent Makeup can last several years. This depends on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. Longevity of pigment also varies depending on how well your skin holds the pigment. We recommend a color refresh to be taken every 12-18 months to keep enhancements looking fresh. Should you choose not to have a yearly color refresh your enhancement will fade over a period of approximately 1-3 years. Eyeliners tend to last longer.
There is a minimal risk of infection as strict hygiene standards are maintained. Sterile needles from sealed packets are used once only. A cream that works gently to avoid infection is applied to the skin after treatment. Strict after care rules are given to the client at the end of each treatment.
Yes. Most clients show little sign of swelling or redness after treatment. The color will be quite dark at first. It will soften and lighten within 10 days.