Q: What is microshading?
Microshading, also known as Powder Brows and Ombre Brows, is a semi-permanent makeup procedure whereby shading is added along the eyebrow to enhance, reshape, or create a fuller looking appearance to the brows. The procedure entails the use of a cosmetic tattoo gun and needle, which is dipped into a pigment that has been matched to natural hair color and skin tone.
Q: What is the difference between Microshading and Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure using a tiny blade and a hand tool to create hair like strokes that mimic real hair. Microshading (also known as Powder Brows and Ombre Brows) is a less invasive semi permanent service done using a needle to create a more filled-in, makeup looking, ombre brow instead of strokes. Microshading lasts significantly longer than microblading and is becoming the more popular option of the two.
Q: How long does the appointment take?
The first microshading appointment takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. The 6-8 week touch ups appointments take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Q: Does it hurt?
Most people experience some discomfort during the microshading process while others find it to be relatively painless. The option to use numbing creams is available if the discomfort and pain are too much.
Q: How often will I need to return for a touch-up?
The Microshading process consists of two main appointments, the first appointment and the touch up appointment scheduled 6-8 weeks after. After the 6-8 week touch up your beautiful permanent brows will last 1-2 years depending on skin type and upkeep.
Q: How long will my brows last?
Skin types, age and daily activity play a major role in the longevity of your semi-permanent brows application. Most eyebrows application will last 1-2 years, while others may last longer. Please note that since the pigment is not implanted as deep as a traditional tattoo, your pigment will fade gradually until it eventually fades away. For your brows application to remain sharp, I suggest scheduling a touch-up appointment every 8-12 months.
Q: Why do I have to wait 6-8 weeks to get my first touch-up?
The perfection session is done at 6-8 weeks to allow the skin optimal time to heal and reduce the chance of infection, scarring, and other wound related complications.