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13 Things You Need to Know Before Your Eyebrow Embroidery

Eyebrows are an essential aspect of one’s facial feature, simply because of the many tasks that they perform. Brows aid in the framing of the eyes, the shaping of the face, as well as assisting with facial communication. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with perfect eyebrows. In fact, most people have issues with their eyebrows and hope to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing look through brow trimming, threading, as well as eyebrow embroidery. While eyebrow embroidery may help you create an instant face-lift, there are certain precautions you will need to take. Tropika Club has compiled 13 things that you should definitely know before embarking on your eyebrow embroidery session.

Eyebrow Embroidery

1. Do not hesitate to let the therapist know if you need any adjustments

Eyebrow embroidery is a semi-permanent treatment. This means that the end result will be stuck on your face for quite a while. As such, it is imperative to have a thorough consultation with the therapist. Ensure that the therapist will help draw the brow shape to perfection. If it is not done, you need to insist on this. If the brow shape is not to your liking, request the therapist to redraw it until you are happy with this. You are the one who will need to carry the brow design for a long, long time, and not the therapists.

Advice: Don’t be shy and ensure the therapist gets it right 

2. Most people are suitable for eyebrow embroidery. But there are exceptions

Most people can have their eyebrows embroidered. So whether you have oily or dry skin, or even sensitive skin, you should be eligible for eyebrow embroidery. Eyebrow embroidery is a useful treatment not only for patients with thin eyebrows, but also for those with thick eyebrows. This is because a skillful therapist will be able to help shape your eyebrows to your liking. 

Advice: Unless you have a skin condition, you should be suitable for eyebrow embroidery

3. You do not need to shave your eyebrows before embroidery

Do not shave your eyebrows before your eyebrow embroidery session. Just go for your consultation, and then let your therapist do the rest. She might help you trim and shape your eyebrows before drawing your brow to let you have a look. In fact, it would be ideal for retaining your natural brow hairs, as they will help to give your brows a more three-dimensional and natural look. 

Advice: No shaving needed before your eyebrow treatment 

4. Research on your ideal brows. 

Research online to determine what kind of brows you would like to have, and the check this with your therapist. Always seek advice. This is because different eyebrows fit different face shapes. What looks good on another person or model might not necessarily suit you due to your face shape. Hence, always seek your therapist’s opinion. Also, your therapist might have a specific style that she’s better doing, and if you are fine with the style, it might work for both of you.

Advice: Don’t go for treatment without doing research 

5. Consider microblading to cheap brows

For eyebrow embroidery, there are many marketing terms and terminologies in the market. Whether its 3D, 6D, or 9D, make sure you try to avoid cheap brows and go for microblading, where the therapist will insert pigment to your brows stroke by stroke, thereby creating the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. In fact, a good nano microblading treatment will create natural and fuller eyebrows that look very real. 

Advice: For great brows, invest in a skilled therapist and an advanced treatment 

6. If it’s too painful, you can ask for more numbing cream

As part of the eyebrow embroidery treatment, the therapist will be applying a layer of numbing cream on your brows. Because the numbing cream is a topical cream, it will be less intense or long-lasting than injected anaesthesia. In short, the numbing cream will wear off after a while. If you have a low pain threshold, you may feel the sharp pain from the embroidery needle. This is especially so after the first pass as the therapist moves to the second or third pass. When this happens, you can request for more numbing cream to be applied. Bear in mind that this might extend or prolong the treatment, as you will need to wear for the effect of the numbing cream to take place.

Advice: You can ask for more numbing cream if the pain is unbearable 

7. The brows will look darker initially and then fade out gradually 

Right after your eyebrow embroidery, that tattooed on colour will look much darker than what you expect. This is normal as the dye or ink is still fresh on the skin surface. Once the brow areas heal and recover, your brows will look more natural. This will usually take about a week or so. Depending on how your skin heal, sometimes the brow colour or tone may look uneven. If this happens, you can arrange with your therapist for a touch-up or follow-up. This usually takes place about a month after the initial treatment. 

Advice: Your dark new brows will fade in about a week’s time 

8. Be prepared to spend a few hours for the brow treatment

The entire treatment, from consultation to the actual eyebrow embroidery, should take about two or three hours. If the therapist tells you that it will only take half an hour, you might want to consider another therapist. This is because a good therapist will take a great amount of time helping to shape and draw your desired brow, and take measurements carefully to ensure that there is a good symmetry in both your brows. The actual embroidery usually takes less than an hour.

Advice: A good treatment will take between two to three hours 

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9. Do not wash your brows post-treatment 

As it will take a while for the dye or ink to settle in the brows, it is imperative not to wash your brows with water. When you are showering, please remember not to allow your shampoo or facial foam get in contact with your brows, as they will affect and impact the tone and darkness of your eyebrows. Ideally, do not allow any water, lotion, soap or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days of your procedure. 

Advice: Protect your brows from water and other cleansers

10. Do not pick, peel or scratch the brow after treatment

After the eyebrow embroidery treatment, your brow areas might be feeling slightly raw due to the microblading injuries sustained. Sometimes, the brow area might itch, thereby causing you to touch or even scratch your brow area. As the area heals, scabs might also form, and this might cause some irritation or itch to you. Do not be tempted to pick, peel or scratch the brow areas as this will cause unevenness of tone or darkness. 

Advice: Do not disturb the treated area and let it heal naturally 

11. Use an antibacterial ointment if necessary

If you can, try to use a lotion after your procedure. This will help minimise the likelihood of scabbing and help your brows heal without any hiccups. The ointment will form a protective layer or seal over the injured skin and will help prevent unnecessary infection. This is because any open skin is more prone to getting infected from bacteria that you may encounter in your environment. 

Advice: Protect the treated area if you can 

12. Don’t be overly unrealistic about the results

You might be expecting the brows of your favourite supermodel, but it might take a few appointments before you can achieve your ideal brows. You must keep in mind that brow microblading is a two-step process. Microneedling is only semi-permanent, and you may not see the full results after just one treatment. While the strokes are very sharp initially, it will soften and migrate into the skin over time. With this in mind, you should expect other factors which may impact the outcome of the treatment. 

Advice: It may take several treatments to see the best results

13. Don’t overdo it! 

While it is safe to get a treatment every 30 days or so, the ideal time frame for treatment would be once every year, depending on how fast your skin heals. Generally, the result can last from between eight to eighteen months. 

Advice: Be patient! 

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If you are doing microblading or eyebrow embroidery, be sure to read this article first.

Terence is Tropika Club Magazine's deputy editor who loves learning about animals and their behavior. He is also an anthropologist, so he is very interested in how different cultures interact with animals. He has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years, and have been lucky enough to work with some amazing authors and editors.

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