Eyebrow Embroidery and its Healing Process: 8 Things You Wish Someone Had Told You Earlier
You may have recently come across trending social media posts with hashtags such as #eyebrowsonfleek and #iwokeuplikethis. Chances are, these people who posted, have tried the eyebrow embroidery to achieve the perfect set of eyebrows they always wanted.
In recent years, we have seen a rise in the number of celebrities and influencers going for eyebrow embroidery to achieve the “no makeup” look. While the outcomes of the perfectly arched and defined brows are commonly shared, information/ advice for the healing process is relatively piecemeal on the internet – Probably because the aftercare required is often perceived as the aftermath hassle.
So, let us take the lead to share 8 things you wish someone could have told you earlier before going for a session of eyebrow embroidery!
1. Eyebrow Embroidery can create different effects
Eyebrow Embroidery is the technique where the brow artist implants colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin with tiny disposable needles. This helps to create fuller-looking brows, shape the eyebrows to the perfect design that fits individual face shapes.
There are two main types of Eyebrow Embroidery techniques to create different effects; the shading technique creates a misty or powdery effect and the microblading technique creates hair-like strokes that resemble your natural brow hairs.
2. Eyebrow Embroidery is not the same as Eyebrow Tattoo
Although both techniques work to insert pigment into the skin, Eyebrow Embroidery and Eyebrow Tattoo are not the same. Tattoo is a permanent coloring technique and the embroidery is considered semi-permanent makeup as the pigments will fade over time. Traditional Eyebrow Tattoos are relatively thinner and less natural-looking as compared to the Eyebrow Embroidery as the embroidery utilises hand-drawn techniques to mimic the look of real brow hairs.
Besides, Eyebrow Embroidery and Eyebrow Tattoo use different kinds of ink. While traditional Eyebrow Tattoo may turn blue or green over time, Eyebrow Embroidery stays true to the original colour even if the colour fades over time.
3. Eyebrow Embroidery is delicate and safe Process
The whole process will take approximately 2 hours to complete. First, your brow artist will trim and design your eyebrows to the desired shape.
Then, a numbing cream will be applied for 15-20 minutes to ensure comfort throughout the process. The pigments will then be inserted into your skin with disposable needles.
In between the procedure, you can ask for a more numbing gel to be applied to keep the process pleasant.
It’s a delicate process, therefore, it’s important to have your Eyebrow Embroidery done by a certified and experienced brow artist to minimize the potential risk for infection.
4. Say Goodbye to your Eyebrow Pencil for 12 to 18 months
Eyebrow Embroidery usually lasts from 12 months to 18 months. The pigment will fade off gradually and you can do a touch up yearly to maintain your embroidered brows. Say goodbye to your eyebrow pencil and save time on your morning makeup routine.
So you’ve known what Eyebrow Embroidery is and its pretreatment process. How about post-treatment and aftercare? Read more to find out!
5. It’s normal to see swelling and darker Eyebrows initially
After your treatment, there may be some redness and swelling but it should be gone by the next day. On the second and third day, your newly embroidered brows will appear to be darker and bolder but that’s normal and is part of the healing.
Your brows will start to scab from Day 3 onwards and scabbing should stop on Day 10. The colour will fade around 40-60 per cent, depending on individual skin type. A touch-up session can be arranged for your brow artist to fill up any gaps in your brows.
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6. Allow the scab to peel off naturally
It is important to avoid scrubbing the brow area or picking off any scabs, in order to protect the new eyebrows and avoid infection. Overall, your brows will be completely healed in about 25 to 30 days.
7. Keep your brows dry and avoid going under strong hot sun for long hours
It is important to avoid getting the brow area wet. For the first 5 days, you can use facial wipes to clean your face so as to avoid touching the brow areas. During the shower, keep your face away from the shower head or take a bath.
Besides, it is advisable for you to avoid the sun completely for the first 2 weeks to protect your newly embroidered brows. Sun exposure can affect the retention of the microblading where the pigment can be faded due to the UV exposure and perspiration.
8. Avoid any applications of ointment, skin care products or makeup after the treatment
Do not apply any ointments, skin care products or makeup near the brow area to avoid infection. In addition, remember to apply the healing cream provided by your brow artist twice a day, for at least one week. Make sure your hands are completely clean when applying.
Achieve your Perfect Eyebrows with Dreamlash
Who doesn’t love waking up to perfect brows? With eyebrow embroidery, you can now save precious time spent on your usual makeup routine.
Regardless of your skin type (dry, oily or sensitive), eyebrow embroidery is suitable for almost anyone.
Feeling self-conscious about having thin brows, bald spots or not being able to draw perfect brows? Dreamlash offers Korean Powdered effect Eyebrow Embroidery for those seeking light, natural-looking brows.
If you’re going for a more chic and elegant look instead, you may consider opting for our Ombre effect Eyebrow Embroidery, which is darker with a gradient effect.
Still have unanswered questions about eyebrow embroidery? Book a free consultation with us via WhatsApp: +65 88098846 or click here to send us a message.