Nano brows represent the pinnacle of eyebrow enhancement, achieved through meticulous artistry and cutting-edge technology. This technique employs a specialized device equipped with a single needle to replicate the appearance of lifelike hair strokes by gently depositing pigment beneath the skin.
Nano brows are a form of cosmetic eyebrow tattoo that adds volume and definition by incorporating fine hair strokes between natural hairs. This technique employs a PMU (Permanent Makeup) machine to deposit pigments into the dermis layer of the skin, ensuring lasting results for a couple of years.
The pigments are delicately inserted in thin strokes that closely resemble natural brow hairs, resulting in a highly natural look where the strokes seamlessly blend with the existing hairs.
This technique is versatile enough to reconstruct brow arches entirely, catering to clients with minimal to no natural brows due to specific conditions.
The visible results typically last for 1.5 to 2.5 years, after which they may fade if left untouched.
Nano brows are suitable for anyone seeking a natural-looking enhancement for their brows. However, there are certain considerations and restrictions to keep in mind.
Nano brows typically work best on dry to normal skin, but they can also be applied to oily skin. Unlike microblading, which may not be recommended for clients with oily skin and large pores due to potential stroke blurring, the strokes created with a machine in nano brows are more resilient to pigment migrations. This makes nano brows a viable option for various skin types, but it’s important to note that pigments may fade faster from oilier skin.
Despite the versatility, there are still contraindications to consider, as with any eyebrow tattoo.
Creating nano brows involves two sessions – the initial implementation and a follow-up touch-up after 6-8 weeks.
The initial treatment typically lasts about 2-2.5 hours, varying based on the extent of the work and the artist’s experience. The duration may differ for each client, with some requiring more strokes and others needing fewer. If the brows are being built from scratch, the treatment may take even longer.
The touch-up session is shorter and provides an opportunity to evaluate the healing process. Additional pigments are added where necessary, as some may have faded during the healing phase. This session generally takes no more than an hour, depending on the required adjustments.
The nano brows procedure involves several key steps:
5. Touch Up:
While undergoing nano brows treatment, you may experience some discomfort, but it’s generally not considered painful. Artists use a numbing cream to minimize pain, though you might feel some pressure and a pinching sensation.
After the treatment, when the anesthetic wears off, you may feel tenderness. Additionally, redness and swelling are common but typically subside within a day or two.
To ensure a smooth nano brows treatment and achieve optimal results, it’s important to follow these pre-treatment guidelines:
Once you’re finished with your treatment, your skin will need some time to heal, during which you need to pay some special attention to it.
The basic rules of aftercare include:
It takes 4-6 weeks for your brows to completely heal. This is how long it takes for the tissue underneath the skin surface to recover, and that’s why you can’t get a touch-up sooner than that.
The surface symptoms of healing don’t last that long.
Your nano brows will go through several phases during the healing cycle and not all of them will be very attractive. Scabbing is the least pleasant, but once the brows have peeled off, the surface healing is over.
Make sure you avoid the following activities so your brows heal properly and avoid infections:
Once your eyebrows heal completely, 4-6 (or 6-8) weeks after the initial session, you need to get a touch-up.
The first touch-up is mandatory. It’s an opportunity to fix any spots that healed lighter or similar imperfections to assure maximum longevity and the best possible results.
Further touch-ups are not mandatory. You can get them whenever you feel your brows are too light and want to boost the color. Most clients like to get a yearly touch-up.
You can expect your nano brows to last from 1.5 to 2.5 years. Some clients’ brows fade away faster than this, while others’ last out even longer – it’s all up to your skin type, body chemistry, and lifestyle.
Most clients get a touch-up after a year to boost the color or redefine the shape, but it’s down to personal preference.
Microblading is a manual technique performed with a hand-held blade that is dragged through the skin, creating hair strokes. On the other hand, nano brows are accomplished with a machine, and the needle pierces the skin in tiny dots that collectively form a hair stroke.
The needle used for nano brows is thinner than the blade used in microblading, resulting in more delicate and crisper strokes. Unlike microblading, which may not be suitable for oily skin, nano brows are suitable for all skin types.
Nano brows generally have a longer-lasting effect compared to microblading, with results lasting up to 2.5 years.