What You Need to Know About Nano Brows

While some trends come and go, others seem to evolve… and that’s what we’re seeing with the latest trend in semi-permanent eyebrow treatments. Microblading has long been hailed as a popular method for getting well-defined, feather-like hair strokes on eyebrows. However, nano needling is quickly gaining attention. So just what is the difference between microblading and nano needling?

The Difference Between Microblading and Nano Brows

Microblading involves using a small, sharp instrument of 10–16 small needles configured into the shape of a blade to deposit pigment into the skin. Small cuts are made and the pigment is left on the skin for several minutes before being gently wiped away.

Nano needling, or micropigmentation, is very similar to microblading. In a nano brow treatment, ultra-fine needles ranging in size from 0.18–0.35 are used to mimic the diameter and dimension of real hair in the skin. Since the needle sits inside the cartridge and depth penetration can be precisely adjusted, it’s easier for the technician to create perfect, natural-looking hair strokes.

Nano needling, or micropigmentation, is very similar to microblading. In a nano brow treatment, ultra-fine needles ranging in size from 0.18–0.35 are used to mimic the diameter and dimension of real hair in the skin. Since the needle sits inside the cartridge and depth penetration can be precisely adjusted, it’s easier for the technician to create perfect, natural-looking hair strokes.

Nano needling, or micropigmentation, is very similar to microblading. In a nano brow treatment, ultra-fine needles ranging in size from 0.18–0.35 are used to mimic the diameter and dimension of real hair in the skin. Since the needle sits inside the cartridge and depth penetration can be precisely adjusted, it’s easier for the technician to create perfect, natural-looking hair strokes.

Organic and non-organic pigmentations are specifically formulated for the sensitive eye area and come in varied shades and colours to get a more natural look.

Nano needles are fantastic as they are less likely to cause real damage to the skin or to implant the pigment too deep, causing scars as might happen with a heavy-handed microblading technician.

Although a microblading treatment may be less expensive that a nano needling session, you’ll get a LOT more bang for your buck with nano brows. A typical microblading session will last anywhere from 12–18 months; whereas, your nano brows can last up to 3 years!

Overall, you’ll get a more natural look with less trauma to the skin and more precision and accuracy.

What to Expect in Your First Nano Brow Treatment

As you might expect, it takes time and patience to create each meticulous hair stroke. Come to your appointment prepare to get your personalized eyebrow measuring, drawing, checking, and needling.

Your technician will discuss the colour and style of your eyebrows before the procedure. Topical anesthetic is used to make the process as comfortable as possible. In our experience, the tougher the skin the more sensitivity you may experience; however, in the long run those with tougher skin get better colour retention.

Keep in mind that your new nano brows will appear a couple of shades darker for the first week or so following treatment. A follow-up appointment (around 4 to 6 weeks later) will be required to perfect the shape and colour of your brows.

Caring for Your Nano Brows

After your initial and follow-up treatments, you’ll want to make sure to keep your new brows clean and healthy. To avoid any scarring or infection, avoid

picking at the scabs. Do not expose the treated areas to extreme heat or cold until the healing process is completed.

Initially, you’ll want to avoid using soaps, creams, or make-up around your brow area as they can have a negative effect on your new brows. Sun exposure, light and laser treatments, facial massages, and peels are not recommended until after your second appointment.

After your brows have healed, it’ll be important to use a cream with an SPF to protect your brow’s colour… but you already wear sunscreen daily to protect your delicate facial skin anyways, right?!! 

You’ll LOVE the natural look of your new brows almost as much as you’ll love how much time you’ll save each morning! If you’re interested to learn more about our nano brow treatments, give us a call at 705.256.6461 or reserve your appointment online.

References

https://www.sofeminine.co.uk/make-up/micro-blading-nano-needle-brows-s1901847.html

https://www.browsandcompany.com/blogs/news/nano-needle-brows-or-microblading-which-is-for-you

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/make-up-nails/a19689550/nanoblading-semi-permament-eyebrows/

Microblading Do’s and Don’ts

If perfect eyebrows are a constant struggle, microblading may be worth considering. This procedure gives you semi-permanent gorgeous brows, without the hassle of drawing them on every day. Microblading is a type of tattoo which involves using a hand tool with at least 9 needles to create hair-like strokes, but unlike with tattoos, there’s no permanent commitment. The pigment will seep out of your skin within one to three years, allowing you to create a new look when you want it. If you’re considering getting your eyebrows microbladed, but still have some questions, here are Do’s and Don’ts to think about.

 

Do

 

Choose a knowledgeable professional

Microblading is all about precision. A good technician will work with you to create the look you want by drawing on each hair first and ensuring you are happy with the look before applying the semi-permanent ink. This is a job for someone with experienced and careful hands, so make sure you talk to the microblading professional before committing.

Prepare for the length of the process

Because your appointment will likely involve a conversation with your technician before each hair is drawn on, the entire process will likely take at least 2 hours. If your technician anticipates it taking less time than this, you should be concerned that they are not being as detailed as is needed. While the tattooing only takes about a half hour, the entire appointment will take longer, so make sure to schedule it in.

Know what you want

One good reason to invest in microblading is because the process works for a variety of eyebrow concerns. If your eyebrows are too thin, uneven, or just need a more defined arch, microblading is the answer. That said, if there’s a particular celebrity whose eyebrows you envy, or a specific look you’re going for, bringing a picture will allow the technician to get a better sense of what you want, which may shorten the initial steps of the process.

 

Don’t

 

Anticipate a quantity of pain

While a little pain is to be expected, the process is not as painful as you might think. Numbing creams are applied and the actual process of tattooing is short. If you’re curious what it feels like, the sensation of microblading has been compared to eyebrow threading. So, if you’re hesitant because you’re nervous about the pain, this likely won’t be an issue.

Forget aftercare

Although microbladed brows are fairly low maintenance, for one week after you get them done, you should not get your eyebrows wet, including with sweat. Ointments should also be applied to keep the cuts clean. Talk to your technician for details. Other than these initial steps, all that is required is a touch up after one month and one year, and you’re good to go!

Skip the Selfie

When you get microbladed brows, you don’t have to wait for them to heal. They look perfect as soon as you step out of the chair. So, don’t forget to take a selfie and show off your new look!

If you still have questions, feel free to book a consultation to discuss microblading with our qualified professionals. Hopefully, it won’t be long until your brows are stunning with zero work in the a.m.

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