what is eyebrow feathering?
Eyebrow Feathering also known as Micro-blading, Brow Embroidery, 3D brows is a semi-permanent cosmetic makeup technique. Super fine “hair like” strokes are carefully scratched into the skin with a tiny row of sterile disposable needles depositing pigment. This is only suited to those with great skin.
what is powder brow or ombré brow?
This technique is great for those who want to put down the eyebrow pencil and have a soft powdery look. Pigment is implanted into the skin with a cosmetic tattoo machine. Brows will appear darker and dramatically fade to leave a soft powdered finish.
does is hurt?
The short answer is no! The first pass is completed without numbing cream, most clients say it just feels like a tiny scratch. Numbing cream is applied to the area after the first pass. You will experience a slight scratchy noise.
how long is the treatment and how many treatments will I need?
After your first treatment you will need a perfecting appointment 6-8 weeks later. The perfecting appointment is necessary as we all heal differently. Pigment colour may need to be adjusted, more strokes will need to be added as we do not want to place strokes too close together on your first treatment to avoid the strokes blurring together, the colour from your first treatment can also fade up to 80%. Occasionally a third appointment is necessary for certain clients where the pigment does not take as well to the skin.
Allow up to 2 hours for your appointments.
how long does feathering last?
Feathering can last 6 months - 2 years. You generally will need a colour refresh once a year. How long results last depends on your skin type, age, medications and your skin care routine can also affect how long the pigment lasts.
how long does ombré and powder brow last?
Powder brow generally lasts longer than feathering, it can last anywhere from 1 - 3 years depending on your skin type, age, medications and your skin care routine.
does cosmetic tattooing eliminate the need for tinting and shaping?
No, pigment is implanted into the skin and does not effect hair growth. You will still need to shape your brows and remove any unwanted hair. You may still also want to tint the hair you already have.
i had my eyebrows done but no longer want them,
what happens to what I've had done?
Eventually the tattooing will fade out but in the meantime you can draw your brows on. Alternatively you can enquire about tattoo removal.
what things make me unsuitable for treatment?
Pregnant woman are unable to have this treatment as well as breastfeeding mothers.
Many medications can make you unsuitable for treatment. Please discuss all medications with us before booking your appointment.
If you are on Roaccutane (Accutane/Isotane) then you must wait 6 months after you’ve finished taking the medication.
A lot of medications can alter your results causing the pigment to either not hold in the skin or blurred/faded results.
Severely oily skin – pigment may not last long and strokes may blur.
If you have skin conditions such as psoriasis, scarring, dermatitis, eczema in your eyebrows then we cannot complete treatment.
Please note even if none of the above apply feathering cannot be guaranteed as we cannot predict how your skin will retain the service. Generally, results are amazing but they can differ!
Botox, Fillers, and other cosmetic treatments
Please make sure you leave 2 weeks either side of your appointment for Botox and 4 weeks for filler.
For other procedures such as chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion etc, please make sure nothing has come into contact with your brows 4 weeks prior to your appointment and for your results to last ensure they do not come into contact with your brows for their life time.
what can I expect during my treatment?
During your first treatment you will fill in a consultation form and we will discuss any possible contraindications. We then spend time discussing, measuring, designing and drawing your perfect brow shape. Next we will choose your desired colour. Once we are both happy with all of the above we will begin the process.
what can I expect after my treatment?
Immediately after your treatment the skin around your brows may be slightly red however this will settle in the next couple of hours. You may have a slight residual of medical marker. Bring your foundation if wish to touch up as some of your makeup will get removed when cleaning the brow/forehead area.
You may experience your eyebrow colour as a warm tone straight after the procedure; as the skin is injured this appearance is normal as the undertones of the pigment line we use have yellow to orange bases to prevent ashing-out. This disappears after healing in about 1 week.
Your brows will be darker the first few days but you can expect them to fade thereafter. Your brows may form a slight scab in the first week while healing which is completely normal. Please let any scabbing fall off on its own, do not pick it!
are there any before care instructions?
Do not come with a sunburned face.
Discontinue any active ingredient skin care products on the brow area 4 weeks prior to treatment eg: Vitamin A/Retinol
No Botox 2 weeks’ prior or Filler 4 weeks prior to treatment.
If taking Fish oil tablets or Vitamin E stop these two weeks before treatment. (natural blood thinners)
No waxing, tinting, laser or electrolysis 1 week prior to treatment.
Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your appointment
Do not consume coffee before your procedure
Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
How do I care for my eyebrows after?
For 10 days after treatment you need to follow strict after care instructions.
You must avoid the following for 10 days;
No makeup or cosmetics on the brow area.
Avoid touching the area with dirty hands.
Do not get your eyebrows saturated wet.
Facials, Eyebrow tinting, Spa treatments.
No Botox for 2 weeks, No fillers for 4 weeks.
Also ensure any active ingredient skin care avoids the area for the duration of your brows lifetime. After the 10-day healing time we recommend applying SPF to your eyebrows when exposed to the sun to really prolong your results.
can I be refused treatment?
We have the right to refuse treatment to anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication that is not suitable for treatment and anyone who is diagnosed with OCD illness or body dysmorphia. We will also refuse treatment to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A deposit is required to secure your appointment upon booking. Your deposit will be transferred over to your second session upon completing the first session. We accept cash (please bring the correct amount), eftpos and
credit cards however there is a 3% additional charge for credit cards.
We offer oxipay and genopay - this means you can have treatment and pay later. Sign up to oxipay prior to your appointment.
cancellation / late policy
Any no shows, rescheduling or cancellations within 5 hours of your appointment will incur a fee equivalent to 100% of the booking.
Late notice cancellations/rescheduling within 48 hours of the appointment will involve a fee of 50% of the booking or you will lose your deposit if one is paid.
These fees are to be paid before your next appointment.
Please ensure you are on time for your appointment, if you are 10 minutes late or more to your appointment, although we will try to accommodate you, we cannot guarantee we will be able to complete your treatment for you. If your treatment is unable to be completed due to being late, the above cancellation policy may apply.
** Please note that you cannot donate blood for 4 months following any tattoo procedure. **
We please ask that you do not bring friends, family or children to your treatment.