Eyebrow feathering is a technique that uses blades/needles to pigment the skin and create an illusion of fuller eyebrows. It works by making hair-like strokes on the brows to mimic natural hair and give the eyebrow more prominence.
Over the past few years, this tattoo trend has continued to gain traction among beauty enthusiasts. It is no longer a beauty procedure for only the wealthy and celebrities. Today, anyone can have this type of cosmetic tattooing done to achieve a more natural and semi-permanent makeup that complements their skin tone.
Major Benefits of Eyebrow Feathering
- It makes the brows look more fluffy and fuller, giving an appearance of a more natural look.
- It helps to enhance the definition and shape of your brows and also to improve your natural beauty.
- It saves you the stress of going about with a makeup bag to be able to touch up your eyebrow in case it smears.
- It helps to maintain a consistent and beautiful face, even if you have neurological weakness or tremor that makes it impossible for you to apply your makeup.
- Eyebrow feathering helps to reduce the appearance of scarring around the eyebrow area.
The list of benefits associated with this technique is endless. When you need a well-defined and polished look without the stress of applying makeup, eyebrow feathering is your go-to procedure.
The good part is that it is painless and takes only about ninety minutes to complete the procedure and the result is long-lasting. It is recommended that you use a qualified and experienced micro-pigmentation specialist for the procedure to ensure a perfect job.
How to Prepare for an Eyebrow Feathering and What to Expect During the Procedure
Eyebrow feathering works perfectly with your natural brow shape that has not been previously shaped. Your eyebrow should also not be twisted, waxed, or plucked for some weeks before you go for the procedure. This will ensure that the natural shape of your brow is assessed and perfectly enhanced.
During the procedure, small strokes or incisions are created in the epidermis using a custom pigment. This is to create an imitation of the color of your brow hairs. Many micro-pigmentation specialists use iron oxide pigments because they are the safest semi-permanent pigments for the skin.
As the body absorbs the pigments naturally, it fades off. Your appointment will take about 1.5 to 2 hours and you may expect to go for three sessions to get your perfect eyebrow feathering done. After the first procedure, you may be asked to return after eight weeks, depending on your healing process.
The next appointment is to make additional strokes to ensure you get the most natural and best result.
What are the Side Effects?
People with oily skin must be careful when going through the procedure. When the procedure is done on oily skin, the incisions or strokes tend to heal with a diffused, thicker look, creating heavy hair strokes. Also, your skin may reject the pigment and your eyebrow can appear fuzzy.
This will require more touch-ups. People with delicate, thin, or hypersensitive skin also need to exercise caution when going through an eyebrow feathering. Hypersensitive skin often has almost invisible pores and is quite translucent. Such skin often bleeds easily and takes time to heal.
This may cause the pigment to look blurred, patchy, or ashier. This type of skin may also suffer dermatitis or rosacea after the procedure. Although the procedure is considered painless, you may experience some pain, depending on your pain threshold.
Eyebrow feathering is a painless procedure because the area is often numbed with topical Lidocaine before the procedure. After your procedure, you should expect some swelling, itching, bruising, and redness. All these are normal and will clear with time.