Updated: Mar 25
Brow shading aftercare tips:
Tips for the Best Results by STUDIO Face & Body.
Powder Brows & brow shading aftercare Healing Tips for the Best Results
Permanent and semi-permanent makeup makes a great part of the beauty industry. It seems like new techniques have been emerging every day. When it comes to eyebrows, they’re already exist a number of treatments. Since brow shading such as powder brows, have become more mainstream in the PMU industry due to its vast longevity over microblading. Here are the fazes of healing from brow shading along with PRO-Tips and tricks to keep your new look shining.
What is Brow shading?
Powder-Brows, Ombrè-brows, and Micro+Shading ( or Microshading ) are all brow shading treatments that uses a PMU shading technique to achieve natural looking eyebrows with a powdery make-up effect. It uses a combination of pixels and shading to fill in the brows making them look thicker, fuller and more symmetrical. The result is powdery brows that will give your face a soft & natural makeup look.
Does brow shading Fade and How to Prevent that?
Unlike traditional tattooed brows, this brow treatment is not permanent because the pigment is not inserted deep into the skin like a tattoo. The treatment is semi-permanent, which means that the color will fade after some time,( 1-3 years ). The reason for this technique is to keep the powder-brows looking soft and powdery, unlike traditional tattooed brows that turn grey or blue due to deep implanting of the pigment & blurring.
Depending on your skin type, lifestyle and how you treat your brows, they can last from 1 to 3 years. With regular touch ups you can prolong the effect and pristine look of your brows.
What Does the Healing Process Look Like for brow shading?
Since the procedure involves inserting tiny dots of pigment gradually into the skin with needles, you won't walk out with supermodel brows. you have a healing phases to go through before that happens. Your brows will be a bit swollen and quite dark immediately after the treatment. The complete healing process takes 4-6 weeks, during which you need to be extra careful about your brows.
Here is what you can expect during the healing period:
Day 1 and 2
Your brows are swollen, pink from irritation and super dark. They will look similar to a sharpie being used on your brows. This is perfectly normal and absolutely no one likes this phase of the healing process.
Keep applying a rice-grain amount of the supplied Aquaphor ointment on the brow shading area making sure to NOT OVER APPLY as this suffocates the PMU Brow, be sure to keep blotting the area to absorb the Lymphatic fluid weeping from the brows this helps keep scabbing to a minimum. Redness is present and likely be swollen. You will not be satisfied at this stage, please be prepared for this as all powder brow & Ombré brow guests have the same process to complete.
WASHING: multiple times daily is another Pro-TIP to remember, Washing off the Lymphatic fluid helps reduce the risk of pigment loss and scabbing. You will want to wash your brows with the supplied aftercare soap 2 to 3 hours after your powder brow procedure and continue to was a minimum of 3-4 times a day for 3 days.
The first thing you will notice is scabbing and darkening of the brow shading.
scabs will begin to lift off the skin. ( DO NOT PULL OR PICK THESE SCABS )! This will remove the pigment and makes it harder to perfect during your complimentary perfecting session. The Scabbing will shed on its own within 1the 4 day healing period.
Day 3 – 10
This period is the most difficult to overcome post brow shading, Scabs keep falling off, leaving your brows in patches. Your brows are itchy but under no circumstances should you scratch or touch them. Carry on with the healing cream provided in your take-home aftercare routine packet. Most importantly, be patent.
Stop the use of the supplied Aquaphor on day 3 and move to the supplied healing cream. This step helps the skin to heal and retain rich pigment color. This step also aids in speeding up the healing process, itching from healing and overall results depend on this step!
Day 10 – 14
Your brow shading look to light now and you probably think that the whole process has been completely unsuccessful.
Scabs are not common anymore at this stage however, in some cases you may still be shedding but the healing period is almost over.
Continue applying a pea size amount of the healing cream 3 times a day to keep the healing skin translucent and the brow shading vibrant.
Day 14 – 21
Your brow shading is now coming back! They are taking their final shape and look much better. However, the brow shading might still look a little bit patchy and uneven due to pigment loss during the healing process. This is perfectly normal for 90% of brow shading guests. In some cases, ( about 5% ) of brow shading guests will retain all pigment and the process is over for them, (lucky)🍀
Day 21 – 30
Your brow shading is completely healed and just in-time for the perfecting appointment to correct any possible pigment loss and flaws from healing.
:Ombre brow and powder brows healing process:
:What Can Affect the Powder Brows Healing?:
There are various factors that affect the speed and pace of the healing process. Some skin types heals faster and the pigment sets in perfectly while others it’s like putting toothpaste back into the tube.
Age, Diet, Smoking – slows down the healing process.
Physical activity – if you sweat a lot, it will negatively affect the healing process
Exposure to the sunlight – avoid direct exposure to the sun
What you need to know about scabbing.
Scabbing is normal and very common after powder brow & ombré brow treatment. Most experience this over the healing process. However, heavy scabbing can be worrying and you should contact us if this happens.
Scabs don’t appear immediately after the treatment. You can expect them after 3-5 days, and they can last up to two weeks.
It is important not to touch them because you can seriously damage your skin and harm the brow area plus slows down the healing process.
Do not try to stop scabbing. Do not use liquid bandages or any chemicals that stop bleeding! This can have a chemical reaction with the skin and or pigment and is detrimental to the healing process, What you can do is gently “wash” your brows in the morning, afternoon and in the evening with a cotton pad and a little bit of sterile water. If your artist recommends it, you can use an ointment to treat the area and stimulate the scabs to fall off faster.
Why is after-care so important?
Plain and simple, Brow Shading aftercare can determine the success of the treatment. You must religiously follow the instructions for best results. Failure to do so will result in patchy color and uneven brows. Here are the do’s and don’ts of brow shading aftercare:
Do’s and Do nots.
Use a fresh pillowcase
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
Picking can cause scarring or loss of pigment
No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have a much better results with your brow shading procedure.
🚿:Important note about showering:🚿
Try limiting your showers to 5 minutes and use warm water so you do not create too much steam, heat and steam, are killers to fresh tattoos. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body,
Apply a generous amount of Aquaphor on the brows prior to showering. This sells the brow from water and helps keep water and any steam away from the tattooed brow area. After showering use a cotton 4x4 to remove the ointment, leaving just a glossy layer. At the end of your shower, wash your hair, your face and brow area, your brows should only be getting wet at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area
How Do I Treat My Brow Shading treatment Once the Healing Period is Over?
Once the healing period is over and your ombre brows have taken the final look, you can be more relaxed. Now you can wash your face normally, apply makeup, sleep on your face, work out or do whatever you want.
If you want to make them look good longer, book regular touch-ups. Also, avoid using face products that contain retinol, glycolic or lactic acids because they speed up fading.
How Long After the Brow shading Treatment Can I Start Wearing Makeup?
During the healing period, the area is sensitive and prone to infections. Therefore, avoid applying any makeup for 7 days, especially close to the treated area, You can continue your normal daily routine after the healing period is over.
Do I Need Touch Ups and How Often?
Brow shading Ombre and powder brow treatment consists of two visits, so it can be said that the first touch up is mandatory. The first touch up should be done after the healing period is over, which is 4-6 weeks after the treatment. Its purpose is to correct all the imperfections. For example, if your skin didn’t take the pigment in some spots, there is the perfecting session to address and fix.
Other touch-ups are optional however, If you want your brow shading to last longer, frequent touch-ups are required. The frequency depends on how quickly the color fades in your skin. You should book an appointment as soon as you notice the color is disappearing. If you let it fade too much, you might need to complete the entire treatment over again from stage 1. It will cost you more and it is more painful to do the procedure over again.
It's not only very important to follow all these brow shading aftercare tips. It is COMPLETELY IMPERATIVE! Follow these steps given in-order to achieve amazing results.
Now you can enjoy the beauty that is you! brow shading ♥️