By Maheen Shafqat
When you look at the ways fashion continues to progress, it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come. There are just so many new trends that are coming and going just as easily. It is important to identify what works for you. Many prefer making use of block tattooed brows but then there is a whole new way of making your eyes look great.
Behold- there’s a new trend which is winning our hearts! Unlike the old style of eyebrow tattooing, Feather Stroke Brows is actually a semi permanent form of eyebrow tattooing. This is semi because it will be lasting between 12 – 18 months. So how do you make use of the feathering technique? It actually relates to when each stroke is carefully drawn one by one with a hand/tool pen and tiny blade, ensuring a natural look! Feather touch eyebrows give the effect of ultra-fine, delicate hair strokes that blend seamlessly and mimic your natural brow hair.
How It Works:
So how does it even work? Basically Feather Stroke eyebrows require just two appointments 4 -6 weeks apart. The initial procedure will be taking approximately two hours? The procedure begins with a full consultation. Your doctor will of course want to keep it as natural as possible. And this means, choosing a colour which suits your skin tone. Your brows will then be measured and drawn on where you can decide how natural or bold you would like to go, and only with your approval on your desired shape the procedure starts.
One of the major things which is looked into is giving complete comfort to you, and usually a topical numbing cream is applied 15 minutes prior to procedure, and a topical anaesthetic gel is applied onto the brow after each pass. Immediately after your first treatment your brows will appear darker and more intense. This will soften over 7 – 10 days. Everyone’s skin is completely different and we all heal very differently. Some people hold pigment much better than others so you will get different degrees of fading. You may lose up to 50% of the colour during the healing phase which is why it is absolutely necessary to have a perfect visit 4 – 6 weeks following your treatment to get your end result. During this visit any places which have to be filled are looked into and more pigment into the skin to allow it to fully settle in is made use of. To keep your brows looking fresh, yearly touch ups are recommended. The thing is, no matter from where you get this technique done, the essential element to know is how you will make it look natural. Also you have to choose a clinic which is properly registered and has a history of taking on successful clients. Eyebrow feathering uses cosmetic tattooing to mimic the look of natural hairs. This hair stroke technique produces full, feather-like brows that appear even, soft and beautifully arched. Fine hairlines are etched onto the skin by implanting micro-pigments below the epidermis with a hand tool or digital machine, known as microblading. Sometimes, both devices are used to achieve the desired result.
The Proper Color Matching!
Probably the most important aspect of feather stroke brow is choosing the right color. Colour matching can be difficult at times but we will endeavour to match the colour as closely as possible. Lighter colours have less longevity than darker pigments used. A re-touch for a lighter colour may be required more frequently (every 12 months) as opposed to a darker colour which may last 12 – 18 months depending on your skin type. Your eyebrows will feel a lot darker immediately after your treatment but will fade and soften within 7 days. Many things can alter the end result of the pigment colour in the skin; pigment, acid, oils in your own skin, and neglecting to follow the home care instructions. The healing time is minimal for all treatments, hardly noticeable and a small percentage of people do have some swelling, but work and all other activities can continue immediately.