A New Eyebrow Procedure Is On The Rise: Nano Brows
If you search for the word "microblading" on Google now, 23,600,000 entries will pop up, which is enough to show how popular it has become in recent years. I'm sure you've heard a lot of talk about Microblading and are eager to try it, but this technique isn't for everyone. What if I told you with oily skin that there is a better technique, nano eyebrows?
What’s the difference between Microblading and nano brows?
Both microblading and nanobrows are great options for achieving natural, hair-like brow tattoos, the biggest difference is that microblading is done with a manual blade, while Nano brows are done with a PMU machine.
Microblading uses a hand-held tool to implant pigment into the skin. Typically, the tool will consist of several tiny needles, ranging from 9 to 14, that are packed tightly together to form the blade. Then use this tool to create very fine, realistic hair strokes by moving them over the skin. The blade will make small incisions in the first layer of skin called the epidermis, inserting the pigment under the skin. But the nature of the implementation (making elongated incisions) makes it very easy for the paint to migrate, so the strokes spread out and end up looking thick and undefined.
Nano Brow is a safer technique and less invasive to the skin than microblading. The strokes are created with a pen-shaped electronic device (similar to a tattoo machine) that uses a cartridge with a very thin needle (or several). The needle grabs the pigment and implants it into the Dermis, the second layer of skin. Unlike microblading, pigments are deposited into punctures, rather than incisions, so the strokes tend to stay defined and crisp over time. An experienced permanent makeup artist can expertly manipulate the device with full control over the depth of the needle, applying precise pressure to create more realistic-looking, fluffy brows.
Nano brows last about two to three years, whereas microblading results typically last one to two years, depending on the skin layers that are affected. Nano brows are suitable for all skin types, but their slightly longer lifespan makes them ideal for oily skin.
Nanobrows Treatment: How Long Does It Take?
Nanobrows are created over 2 sessions - the initial implementation, and touch-ups after 6-8 weeks.
Initial processing takes approximately 2-2.5 hours, depending on the experience and technique of the permanent makeup artist. It will also vary from person to person, with some clients need more strokes and others need fewer strokes.
The touch up session is relatively short. Depending on the healing of each client's brows, the artist will add more pigment as necessary, some of which may fade during the healing process. The time is generally not more than an hour.
Prepare for Nano Brows
- Do not wax your eyebrows for a week before your treatment.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin, and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours before treatment.
- Avoid facials for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
- Do not sunbathe or tan on the day of surgery.
- Do not use retinol or vitamin A products for 1 month before treatment.
- Don't exercise the day of your treatment.
- Before your first treatment, your artist may do a patch test on your skin to make sure you are not allergic to the pigment ink.
The Healing Process
The healing process is equally important, and there are a set of rules you need to follow that will greatly determine your results for optimal healing nano brow results.
During the healing process, your eyebrows may feel slightly itchy and may scab slightly. But don't worry, the PMU artist will provide you with a salve to apply to your brows daily to help calm and moisturize the brow area, which will aid in the healing process. The entire healing process takes about 10 days. In addition to applying ointment, it is very important to follow these rules listed below.
- Avoid direct contact of eyebrows with water for at least 10 days.
- Do not pick the scab on the eyebrows.
- Avoid direct sunlight and pay attention to sun protection.
- Do not apply any makeup on the eyebrows, so that the eyebrows can breathe and heal normally. This is the key to maintaining maximum color.
Nano Brow Machine Hair Strokes are an emerging trend that are less invasive on the skin, can give you better results than microblding.
Both the healing and aftercare processes for Nano brow are similar to those for microblading. Follow the aftercare instructions carefully, as this will determine how well your eyebrows heal and retain pigment.
It is very important to do your homework before you having the services, make sure to choose a reputable and skilled permanent makeup artist. Visit several reputable local review sites or get recommendations from family or friends.