My turn for some Semi-Permanent Eyebrows

I thought I would do a series of blogs explaining the procedure and aftercare of Semi-permament eyebrows. I will update daily for one week with thoughts and feelings as well as daily pictures of the healing process.

Semi-permanent make-up or micropigmentation as it is sometimes known is similar to a tattoo. It's a procedure using a digital machine that allows a sharp needle to plant pigment into the skin to create a natural brow where hair has disappeared or where you want bigger or evened out brows.  Prevents you having to use a pencil on your brows altogether.

So, I have previously had my eyebrows done but they had faded a lot so I've been meaning to do my own top up in ages but never found the time.   

I was determined to do them before Christmas so I don't have to keep pencilling them in. So today was the day!! 

First I needed to use some anaesthetic cream, I'm not the brave type!! 

First I needed to use some anaesthetic cream, I'm not the brave type!! 

This cream was left on for 30 minutes to ensure it was nice and numb.  Eyebrows can be done without anaesthetic cream but it is a very sharp needle we use to do the procedure and it can become very uncomfortable very quickly if they haven't been numbed.  

 

 

Drawing with the machine

Drawing with the machine

Before I started I needed to pick a colour that matched my hair colour.  Best to match the colour to the eyebrow hair as we tend to colour our hair too often.  The colour is important and no time to be shy.  When you put pigment into the skin it lasts for a long time so the colour needs to be right. Whatever colour you put in first is the colour that will be there the longest as it will be the colour at the bottom of the skin.

Needle size is next. I chose a small fine needle to make sure it looked like fine hair strokes when it's all finished.

Now it was time to put the pigment in my skin. A little more difficult to do on myself, especially as I could do with my glasses being on but they were in the way! I only put a few strokes in as I want to keep it as natural as possible.

I didn't feel a bit of discomfort, just got arm ache from holding still whilst concentrating. 

Finished with only a little redness  

Finished with only a little redness  

So I'm all finished now. Now to watch them get really dark!! The pigment goes up to 2 shades darker than the colour I've chosen whilst it is lying in the top of the skin. Once it has dribbled into the lower layers of the skin it will settle the colour back to what you have chosen. But for now I have 2 slugs instead of eyebrows!! 

 

Ointment time  

Ointment time  

So the aftercare is to keep them completely dry and apply vitamin ointment a couple of times a day for one week. 

They feel a little tender now, I can feel something has been done but this will only last a few hours.

My daughter keeps looking at them but hasn't said anything yet?!  I look forward to her response! 💖

 

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