Women’s Brow Restoration

The eyebrow is one of the most defining and expressive facial features we have to frame our face.  A well shaped brow can lift the eye and give back an element of youth that is lost with age.   Over time brows can start to thin or lose shape.  Over tweezing, waxing, and or threading can be a culprit to thinning or permanent loss of brow hair.  Diminishing brows can be related to genetics, hormonal changes, skin conditions, medical treatment, medications, overactive immune system, nutritional deficiencies, physical trauma or emotional stress.

Not everyone is blessed with perfect eyebrows, and striving to create your ideal look every day can be time consuming and tedious.  If you’ve had enough with worrying about your brows being ruined by sweaty workouts or rainy days, eyebrow cosmetic restoration may be the perfect solution for you. Eyebrow cosmetic tattooing is the most effective solution for achieving defined and or sculpted brows instantly day-in and day-out.

Eyebrow cosmetic hair stroke simulation is a non surgical way to instantly restore the appearance of missing hair.  Offering a semi  permanent solution to restore brows one hair at a time and look completely natural.

HAIR STROKE BROWS

This technique simulates natural brow hair and creates perfect brows using semi-permanent cosmetic pigment.  Our artist has devised a specialized technique over the last decade that creates a 3D feather like hair stroke to blend with natural brow hairs. We use state of the art nano needle technology that uses a “nano” ultra fine needle to etch each individual hair one by one.  This allows the artist to be an artist, and use different diameter and length strokes to blend in with texture of your natural brow, and or give back fill shade or dimension.  This method gives the artist the ability to build any style brow that best contours your features. The treatment is tailored to according to you aesthetic preferences, delivering satisfying, beautiful results that look completely natural.

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OUR TECHNIQUE

 Hair stroke simulation is the most natural and popular solution for restoring missing brow hair and can be done using different modalities such as microblading and nano needling. We prefer the “Nano Needle Technique” also known as the “Nano Stroke Brow” –  because it is the most precise gentle hair stroke technique for hair simulation. The nano needle is a ultra fine needle that gives a beautiful hair stroke, with less trauma to the skin.  Unlike microblading which uses a blade configuration to cut pigment into the skin, the nano needle is guided by calibrated digital device that gives controlled precise hair strokes every time.  In comparison to microblading, this modality is safer because there is less risk for manual error. This is the best and safest method for hair simulation for all skin types and degrees of hair loss.

Check out this video illustrating our gentle”NANO” needle technique.

We use FDA approved skin-safe pigments and a computerized technology to create consistent individual hair strokes. This technique requires a high degree of artistic skill and many years of experience to mimic the patterns and the appearance of natural brow hair.  The eyebrows are gradually and carefully filled-in with delicate hair simulation until the client’s desired thickness and shape have been achieved. The procedure involves a balance of art, science, and precision to deliver custom results.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING AND NANO STROKE 

Both modalities achieve a semi-permanent natural hair stroke effect that is beautiful, the main difference is the application method used to deposit pigment.

Microblading is a hand technique where the artist manually deposits pigment into the skin by dipping a blade (comprised of 10-14 fine needles), and then dragging or slicing into the skin to give the hair stroke effect.  There is a much higher injury risk with manual insertion methods.  If the strokes are too shallow they will not retain pigment for more than a few months, and if it is too deep it can cause scar tissue or damage to the brow hair follicle.  Semi-permanent cosmetics requires touch ups and repetition of this modality over time can cause scar tissue.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR NANO HAIR STROKE BROW RESTORATION?

Nano eyebrow hair stroke restoration is a micropigmentation procedure that is safe and gentle for all skin types. This minimally-invasive procedure makes majority of our clients candidates for the treatment, regardless of age, gender, or skin type. Our artist has over a decade of experience in performing hair stroke simulation on all different skin types, and ages of both men and women.  So regardless if you have fair skin, light blonde, red, or dark brow hair, we can match your tones and create a custom brow that will give you maintenance free wear, and shape without out need for daily cosmetics.

Nano Stroke Brow is an ideal cosmetic solution for individuals with the following concerns:

  • Restore eyebrow hair loss caused by age, genetics, over tweezing, stress, or hormonal changes.
  • Restoring full or partial hair loss due to forms of alopecia or other medical conditions or medications.
  • Thickening naturally thin or sparse brows.
  • Enhancing arch or shape
  • Shaping and filling medium to full brows
  • Enhancing delicate thin brows
  • Restore missing tails or arches

 

CONSULTATION & PROCEDURE

At Look Natural Micropigmentation Clinic our provider will help you design perfect eyebrows using a highly-advanced and customized eyebrow techniques.  There is no “one technique” that is ideal for everyone, so our practitioner will help guide you based on your bone structure, skin type, and overall objectives that best contour your features. We will work with you to create your design and pallet during your consultation that matches your vision and goals.  During the consultation we determine if you are considered a light, medium or full fill – based on your desired style and degree of hair loss.

During your consultation our practitioner will carefully assess your medical history and goals to determine if brow micropigmentation is the right option for you.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY TREATMENT?

Etching each hair stroke one by one is a meticulous art and takes time.  We schedule 1 hour and 30 minutes with all new clients. The first 3o minutes is dedicated to doing an in-depth consultation to measure, balance, and create a cosmetic preview design to establish your new shape.  During the consultation our artist will answer all your questions, and hand hold you through the entire process.   Our artist understands the importance of trust, and that is why we work conservative on every new client on their initial visit, so they can see first hand how the process works, fades, and heals.  It is more important to us that you understand and feel confident in not only the work, but the entire process.

DOES IT HURT?

We use a topical numbing agent to minimize any discomfort and dedicate an hour to designing your new artistry. Any discomfort associated with the procedure is considered minimal and can be easily managed with our topical anesthetics. We use topical numbing agents before and during the procedure to help keep you comfortable.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

While results are immediate following your initial appointment. We recommend coming back for a second appointment (Perfection Session) to allow us to assess how you healed and retained the pigment.  Your perfection session is usually 6-8 weeks out from your initial appointment, however you have a 90 day window to book your quick touch up.  This allows the artist to make small refinements to the artistry or to replace any missing hair strokes that were lost during the healing process.  Once the touch- up is completed your brows will be maintenance free, with results lasting generally between 12-18 months depending on the individual.

All micropigmentation procedures are done with a semi-permanent pigment that is designed to fade, so over time you will notice that you may need a touch up to enhance the artistry again.  This (Booster) touch up is usually done annually or bi annually to keep the artistry vibrant.  Once you are an existing client with Look Natural you will be considered a Booster client, and will not ever have to pay the initial new client rate for restoration.

IS THERE DOWNTIME AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Micro-stroke eyebrow micropigmentation does not require any downtime. Clients are free to resume their normal activities, however there will be some simple aftercare guidelines to follow post procedure to ensure optimal pigment retention. Please refer to Policies & Care Instructions for all the prep and post care recommendations.  We provide a comprehensive list of instructions to help you prep and heal to maintain the natural beauty of the artistry.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Immediately following the procedure the color may appear more vivid, (as if you are wearing make up), for about 3 days.  The technique is gentle but can cause the skin to get a little pink or red around treatment area for a couple hours, but usually subsides very quickly as the skin calms.  Unlike other forms of brow micropigmentation, our micro stroke application does not create bruising or scabbing during the healing process. Once the eyebrows have healed and final results are visible you can enjoy your new maintenance free brows.

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BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION

If you are interested in learning more more about this nonsurgical, lifestyle friendly “quick” solution to restore your brows, we invite you schedule a consultation at our clinic to meet one on one with our artist.   Let us understand your vision so we can meet and exceed your expectations.

 

BROW PREP & POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

                                     

PREPARATION

  •  Avoid Caffeine, alcohol, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Avoid doing Botox injections 2 weeks prior to your appointment
  • Discontinue using Vitamin E, Fish oil, and any other blood thinning products a week before your appointment.
  • Discontinue using Vitamin A or Retinol products at least weeks prior to your brow appointment.
  • Inform your technician of any allergies, medical conditions, and medications prior to your appointment

 

POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

All Semi Permanent Cosmetics is done with semi-permanent pigment – which is designed to fade on all skin types. A person’s physiology, metabolism, and lifestyle can be a factor in how they retain color.  Hair simulation and design is a mastered artistic technique to emulate and simulate real hair.  This intradermal procedure can cause different healing time and responses. It is important to follow our post care procedure recommendations to ensure optimum pigment retention and to prevent risk of infection or delayed healing. Here are some important guidelines to follow to help protect your color and your investment.

Care instructions for the day of your appointment: Blot your brows (do not rub) with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid, before applying thin layer of ointment.  Apply ointment every 4-5 hours – clean by blotting with a clean tissue with medium pressure between each application.

Next day after your appointment Gently rinse your eyebrows with gentle soap or mild cleanser (Cetaphil, Dial, baby shampoo).  To dry gently pat dry with a clean tissue.  Once brows are cleansed, apply ointment to dry skin.  Do not apply ointment to moist or wet skin.

  1. Application: Apply ointment 3-4 times a day – for a week. Do not use Neosporin.  (Apply ointment with a clean cotton swab, and lightly massage a small grain of rice amount of ointment on to brows until its completely absorbed. If you see ointment layered on the skin, you have applied too much. Do not over apply ointment, this does not allow the skin to breath and can delay healing. However, it is important to keep brows moist during the healing process so that the body does not over exfoliate the pigment. Use an unscented baby wipe or tissue to blot clean in between applications.
  2. Showers: You can take a shower but limit time and heat to prevent steam and too much heat to the brow area. When washing your face or hair be mindful to wash around your brows, and do not submerge the artistry in water.

Please avoid swimming and swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms for up to 7 days after your appointment.

  1. Exercising: Light workout is fine, but refrain from extreme physical activity and sweating for 72 hours after your appointment.
  2. Make up: Do not use a brow pencil until the brows are fully healed. ( 7 days) Do not spray tan or use make up over eyebrows for 7 days. Topical Cosmetics and some skin care products are not sterile and may cause infection.
  3. Sun Exposure: Stay out of direct sunlight, sunbathing, and or tanning booths. If you are working out in the yard, at the beach or pool, be sure to wear a visor or hat that shields your brows until they are healed.
  4. Issues or Concerns: Consult with your technician or physician if you have ANY signs of infection, which could include fever, green or yellow discharge, or redness around the brow area that persists longer than 24 hours after your appointment.

 

  WHAT YOU MAY OBSERVE AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

 

  1.  Do not be alarmed if your brows appear darker, and or fuller after your appointment – this is normal. Skin responses vary but your skin will settle down quickly. The color will lighten over the next 3-5 days during the healing process.
  2. The skin around the brows could turn slightly pink and look irritated after having this intradermal procedure. This is a normal skin response that usually subsides within the hour, but for some can last up to 24 hours after application of pigment.
  3. If you have sensitive skin you may observe slight swelling around the artistry, which can cause temporary visual asymmetry after procedure until the skin calms down. Extreme sensitivity cases can take up to 24 hours to resolve.
  4. The skin may shed some during the healing process, which can result in fading or pigment loss. Thus, you may see some pigment or skin debris on your cotton swab while applying ointment. Your brows may flake or scab a little during healing – this is normal. Do not pick at your brows, let them naturally exfoliate.
  5. Your brows will appear several shades lighter after healing. Pigment fading and or loss is normal – especially after your initial session. The top layer of the skin is fresh and is muting the pigment.  Your brows are still healing up to 30 days after your appointment – even though the exfoliating has stopped.  It is common that the color will start to return during this time, and to seem slightly sparse in spots, and not dark enough.  This is the time where you will notice that you will need your perfection session, or additional touch ups to refine and reinforce the artistry and color.  Your “perfection session” is your touch up to tweak shape and color.

Long Term After Care

For best results and color retention – Use Sunscreen (SPF 30). Extreme sun exposure will cause premature fading. You can use facial cleansers and moisturizers over the brow artistry, just stay away from products that cause skin exfoliation, such as glycolic and other peeling chemicals, Retin-A, and laser treatments.

Inform your technician or physician of your semi-permanent brows if you are having a laser procedure or MRI or if you are giving blood.