Sept 2020 Feather Stroke Brows – also known as Embrowdery / Microblading / PhiBrows
I have introduced “Feather Stroke Brows” to my salon. This is a form of Semi Permanent Eyebrows similar in result to Microblading or Phi Brows. I am the only certified person doing this in the North West Of Ireland. I trained with Irelands Master EmBrowderiest Elaine McParland in Up To My Eyes in Greystones, Co Wicklow in 2015. This is the salon where Lorraine Keane, Rosanna Davidson and all the celebs get their brows and eyelash extensions done. I am privileged to have made it to their “specialist list”. See http://www.embrowdery.ie/specialists/. It took many many hours of practice to get where I am today. I adore transforming brows and I would be delighted to discuss any aspect of the treatment with you in private. I am based in Carney, Drumcliffe, Co Sligo. A consultation and Patch test MUST be carried out at least 1.5 hours prior to treatment and all consultations are free. This service is available by prior appointment only. Cost is €360 spread over 2 payments. €260 month 1, €100 month 2. Top Ups after 6-12 months €100, €120 for top ups 18 months after previous top. Most people will need 3 sessions within a year to get brows that last 18 months to 2 years. Here are some photos of my work- before and after.
Embrowdery is not the same technique as semi permanent eyebrow tattooing that is done with an oscillating needle and a machine. It is not the same as Embroidery or Microblading techniques that are cheaper services and starting to appear in beauty salons. These treatments cut down into the skin, causing pigment to be placed much deeper into the dermal layer. Placing pigment into the dermal layer puts ones immune system into overdrive, this causes the body to work extra hard to remove the pigment (as it sees it as a toxin) so scabbing and loss of colour over time can often occur with these other treatments. Embrowdery on the other hand is a very natural looking way of introducing pigment into the very upper layers of the epidermis in the eyebrow with a hand held tool (not a machine). This does not cause trauma to your immune system. It can cope with pigment in the surface epidermis. This creates natural hair like strokes to recreate brows where you have lost hair through hormonal changes, illness, over plucking, cancer or alopecia or simply if you were born with thin irregular shaped brows and simply want a new shape. The treatment is not permanent. As you age every 2 years you will need your brow shape adjusted and possibly a colour change too so a top up is recommended every year for best effect.
What to EXPECT when you come for your first appointment?
The first half hour is spent designing the brow that suits you and your face shape with pencil and mixing up a pigment that suits your skin tone. Then the treatment
will take 45 mins per brow. So allow 2 hours for the 1 pass. Your eyebrows can look “a bit too dark” after the 1 treatment like pictured right. This is normal and not an indication of the final result. The results are not immediate but the appearance of the 1st Pass fades 30%-70% after 4-7 days. You must apply a small amount of Vaseline or Tattoo cream (given at your first appointment) every few hours for the first 5 days including during the night if you get up. This is to stop the eyebrow drying out and to aid healing.
You will be left with less intense strokes after the 1st pass and after a week you can go back to penciling your eyebrows in until your 2nd apt. It is important not to scratch, use glycolics, sunbeds, go swimming or use any other irritants near the eyebrow during the first 4 weeks post treatment.
The macrophages in your immune system bring the pigment into your lymphatic system and excrete it over time so you must leave 21-28 days between the 1st and 2nd treatment to allow adequate time for colour to be processed by the body. Your eyebrows will not be semi-permanent until after your 2nd pass. The 2nd Pass results will show me what your skin tone is like, and allows time to prep a suitable colour to better match your skin tone if necessary. Also the shape will be tweaked at pass 2. Up to 2.5 hours is needed for the 2nd pass. Brows will be darker again after the 2nd pass as there is already pigment in the skin from the first. Again apply Vaseline or tattoo cream for 5 days every 3 hours. They will heal and fade again after 4-7 days. You will not see your final result until after a month after the 2nd pass. This is a work in progress. Not a quick fix. Left is After Embrowdery on lady in her early 60s. Many opt for a 3rd pass 4-6 months after pass 2 and this really puts a semi permanent finish for a further year to the eyebrows. Allow 1.5 hours for this treatment. Sun, Glycolics, AHAs etc will fade the brows. So avoid using on brow area full stop and ensure you wear SPF 50 when lying out in the sun.
Call me Fiona 086-8439979 if you have further queries or to book a patch test and consultation.