Semi-permanent eyebrows, which are often referred to as eyebrow tattoos, will last for around two to five years. They are an ideal alternative to drawing eyebrows on and are created using specialised dyes that are injected into the dermis. Most people who choose this procedure do so in order to achieve thicker and shaped brows without having to use temporary cosmetics. It is an ideal procedure for anybody who has over-plucked their eyebrows in the past and is popular among people who have alopecia or have lost their eyebrows due to a medical condition.
Semi-permanent eyebrows are generally considered to be a safe procedure, however, there are some things to be aware of before deciding if it’s right for you.
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What is the Procedure?
The procedure for semi-permanent eyebrows will be performed by a trained specialist. First of all, they will numb the eyebrow area before carefully injecting the pigment into the skin using a thin needle. Since the procedure can be quite tedious and there is a lot of attention to detail needed to get your eyebrows just right, you can expect it to take around one hour for both eyebrows to be completed.
The pigment is injected into the dermis, which is the layer of skin between the epidermis and other tissues and muscles. The tattoos will gradually fade as the skin sheds dead cells and regenerates, which is why these tattoos will last for just a few years before you may need to have them topped up.
Semi-Permanent Eyebrows Aftercare Options:
After the procedure, the area around your eyebrows may be swollen, sore, and red, which is normal. This will usually disappear within a few days, and good aftercare is needed to speed up recovery and make sure that you get the best results.
For one week after the procedure, you should apply a healing balm or cream that will be recommended to you by the specialist. Since your skin will be sensitive after the procedure, it is best to avoid applying makeup for at least five days following the treatment and keep the area clean and dry.
Avoid using any soaps and cleaners on the treated area and do not use any abrasive materials on the skin such as rough towels or exfoliating gloves. Avoid swimming, using sunbeds, or sunbathing.
Do not take any hot baths or use saunas or other heat treatments during the healing process. Your semi-permanent eyebrows can take up to ten days to heal, and it is normal for some scabbing to appear during this time. Avoid touching the scabs since they will fall off on their own.
When to Top Up:
Around 4-6 weeks following the procedure, you can schedule an appointment to check the shape and colour of your brows and top them up if needed. Semi-permanent eyebrows are designed to last around two to five years and you should not need to have them topped up during this time.
Most clients will book to have their eyebrows topped up after they begin to fade or notice that they are using cosmetic makeup more often to fill in their brows. It’s worth booking a consultation for two years after your initial treatment to check your brows and determine when your top-up may be needed.
Ideal Candidates for Semi-Permanent Brows:
Semi-permanent eyebrows can be ideal for anybody; however, you may benefit from them more if you have particularly thin or light brows that you use temporary cosmetics to fill in on a regular basis. People with over-plucked brows, or people with alopecia or other medical conditions that cause hair loss can also benefit from this treatment.
If you want thicker, fuller, and low-maintenance brows , get in touch today to book your semi-permanent eyebrow consultation in South London. Call our specialist Annette for a free consultation on 07895 567829.