What is eyebrow embroidery?
Eyebrow embroidery is also known as eyebrow hairline stroke in Canada. Unlike eyebrow tattoos, it is semi-permanent and can last up to 2 years. By adding coloured pigment to the skin, this technique fills in empty spots on the brows to give them a full and flawless look. With a feathering technique, this procedure can produce a natural look as it uses pigments perfectly matching to the actual eyebrow colour. After tracing out the desired brow, the area is then filled in with hair-like pigments. Eyebrow embroidery is also great for thickening eyebrows or darkening them and making it look more apparent.
How is eyebrow embroidery done?
- A technician will clean up your brow line by removing strays.
- Then, an anesthetic cream will be applied to reduce/numb the sensation of pain.
- Once the desired brows are traced/drawn, the technician will use a small blade to cut a very small and fine pieces of the top of layer of the skin away and apply the new colour in its place.
The blade is similar to that of an Exacto knife, so it’s very thin and sharp. There may be some redness and minor swelling, but that will disappear within a few hours to a couple of days. The color will likely fade about 50% to 70% in the first 2 weeks so having a follow-up session will be required. It is very important to avoid scrubbing or picking off any scabs that may form at the brow area, in order to protect the new eyebrows. This treatment is semi-permanent, thus it will require touch-ups from time to time as long as you choose to have them.
Is it safe?
Eyebrow embroidery is safe just so long as you are careful about where you go. In order to make sure you get the best quality treatment and minimize your risk for infection, make sure your technician is qualified and certified by a reputable company. Also, ask about the sterilization. It is very important to know that all tools used are completely sterile to avoid the transmission of any infectious bacteria. There should not be a reuse of needles or blades after every procedure and the client should see the packages opened in front of them.
Who is it for?
It is usually meant for people with thinning brows, bald spots or people who have over-plucked it. Eventually, brow hair may stops growing back, so if you do plucked away the natural shape in a desperate attempt to achieve the once-stylish super thin brows, then eyebrow embroidery would be the solution for you. It’s also ideal for alopecia sufferers.
How do I make sure to get the best results?
The most common complaint from customers is that the brow colouring is too dark. To make sure you get the best results, pre-select a colour with your technician. Keep in mind that the colour will lighten over the next 2 weeks after the procedure. Another common problem is that the brows don’t match the shape of the brow muscles so when they flex it, the newly embroidered brow may look out of place. With a qualified technician, this is not likely to be the case, however, the colouring will last for a couple of years, thus there is no harm in being extra sure. Once the technician has drawn in a desired brow, check yourself out in the mirror before you go on with the appointment. Make funny face and flex those muscles around to see if you’re happy with the positioning and hte shape of it. Once the procedure is done, it will be a little too late to make any changes so better to be safe than sorry.