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There are many reasons to get semi permanent makeup. To reduce time in the application of makeup being the most obvious reason but there are many other reasons. The most popular treatment that we offer at the Eye & Brow Clinic in Altrincham is a technique called Powder Brows.

As we age eyebrows may become sparser but there are many other medical reasons for eyebrow loss. These may be endocrinological, autoimmune or trauma.

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Trichotillomania
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Alopecia Areata
  • Eczema
  • Chemotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Vitamin or nutrient deficiencies
  • Psoriasis
  • Persistent over plucking
  • Madarosis

It is important to seek medical attention if you have eyebrow loss as it may be a sign of an underlying health problem.

In some cases, eyebrows may grow back but for others, the hair loss will be permanent.

Eyebrows frame and give balance to the face. Properly shaped eyebrows will lift and emphasise the eyes. Full and well-shaped eyebrows will give a youthful appearance.

Powder Brows is the latest and most up to date semi-permanent makeup solution for eyebrow loss or sparseness of eyebrow hair. So-called because it is very similar in appearance to powder makeup. The powder effect is achieved via a subtle shading technique to deliver pigment to the skin using a permanent makeup device which is similar in design to a tattoo gun.

Microblading is a slightly more invasive semi-permanent makeup solution for eyebrows and has been around for longer. It gives the effect of hair strokes which are achieved by a pigment being implanted into the skin via a handheld tool called a microblade.  The microblade creates tiny incisions that imitate natural brow hairs.

Which is the best procedure for perfect brows?

Here at the Eye and Brow Clinic we offer both microblading and powder brows as effective treatments. That’s because they both have their place, depending on the client’s skin type and the look that the client wishes to achieve.

Healing Time

In general, Microblading and will take longer to heal. It’s more invasive than powder brows as the microblade goes deeper into the epidermis. Microblading takes an average of seven days to heal whilst powder brows takes only five days.

The Overall Look

Microblading is a more natural and realistic look. The individual hair stokes make for a more paired back and natural brow whilst powder brows are more defined. Giving the appearance that the client is wearing subtle makeup.

How long will powder brows or microblading last? Which treatment offers the longer lasting results?

Whilst both microblading and powder brows are semi-permanent treatments some people could still have residue from treatment for up to five years. Skin type, skin tone, colour selection and even lifestyle can play a role in this but in general microblading lasts around nine months with one session but possibly up to twenty-four or even thirty-six months with two sessions. Powder brows in comparison tends to last only nine to twelve months but should last twelve to thirty-six months with a second touch up.

The duration of the pigmentation varies hugely from client to client.

Unfortunately, semi permanent makeup isn’t for everybody as there are some medical conditions that would prevent its use.

These are:

  • Those with (some) autoimmune diseases.
  • Those currently undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Those who are Immunosuppressed or immunocompromised.
  • Those with bleeding disorders.
  • Those who have had Botox or fillers very recently.
  • Those with viral infections.
  • Those with Rosacea or Psoriasis near to the treatment area
  • Those prone to keloid scarring.
  • Those on blood thinners.

Before any semi-permanent makeup procedure, an in-depth consultation that covers medical history, current medication, lifestyle and what look the client wants to achieve will be undertaken.

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