History of SPMU and Introduction
Semi-permanent make-up has existed since the ice age when unrefined common substances were utilised to make shades under the skin. Egyptian mummies have been found with face and body tattoos. What’s more Cleopatra is accepted to have cosmetic tattooing. There is additionally the old Japanese craft of full multifaceted body tattooing done by hand, called Tebori.
Dermal pigmentation, Micro-pigmentation, Micro-derma-pigmentation, dermal design and corrective tattooing are a few of the known names of permanent and semi-permanent makeup which are the more perceived terms among the overall population.
The standards today of putting color under the skin continue as before, however with advances in technology it is now easier to correctly pigment the skin with much less trauma than before.
The Nano-blading Treatment
What is Nano- blading?Nano-blading (eyebrow embroidery) is relatively new in the western world but has been around for centuries in Asia, where it started from. It is a manual method completed by hand, it is considered semi-permanent as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique done by the machine. The treatment is done by using a fine blade to deposit the pigment colour into the dermis, as a result the colour is closer to the surface and the strokes appear more crisp and finer. The difference to ordinary permanent make-up is that Nano- blading is not done by a machine, the pigments are manually placed into the skin. The blade glides with gentle pressure over the skin which causes a fine cut for the pigment to sit in. The cut is fine, and it may feel like a scratch whilst having the treatment. You can hardly distinguish it from the real hair ensuring it is a very natural effect, the look created is very personalised and individual to each eyebrow and client.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows, the results are natural and elegant giving definition and volume to the eyebrow.
The Nano-blading Treatment
Why is Nano-blading popular?
- Covers sparse eyebrows
- Clients wishing to save time on make-up application
- Covering up scars
- People with bad sight or having to use glasses all the time
It is crucial to prep the eyebrows and the skin before your treatment.
Before care instructions
A patch test required 48 hours prior treatment
- No laser or chemical peels for 6 weeks prior treatment
- Do not exercise the day of the procedure
- Do not tan or use fake tanning products
- Do not have the treatment if you have been sunburned
- Do not take painkillers/ ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure (including aspirin, niacin and vitamin E)
- Do not wax, thread or tint the eyebrow hair 3 days prior to treatment
- Please note if you are on your menstrual cycle sensitivity is enhanced
- Exfoliate 3 days prior to the treatment to get a better result
- Discontinue using Retin-A or AHA products for two weeks before treatment
After care instructions
To maintain your new micro-bladed eyebrows, it is essential to follow these steps to help prolong the colour and for the results to last longer.
- Do not pick or scratch the treated area, let the scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking the scabs can cause scarring.
- No splashing water, cleansers, creams, makeup or other products on the treated area for 10 days wash around them.
- Clean the brows twice a day with damp cotton pads and pre-boiled water, apply the aftercare cream provided once brows are cleaned.
- No Facials, Botox, Chemical treatment, Korean Nano-dermabrasions for 4 weeks post treatment.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for 10 days, allow the brows to breathe.
- Before showering apply the aftercare cream to your brows as a barrier to protect the brows from moisture.
- During a shower keep your face away from the shower head
- Bepanthen or similar creams are recommended, or similar creams used after a tattoo procedure.
- Do not use Petroleum jelly or Vaseline as they dry the wounds.
What to expect after the procedure
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle, the pigment will appear very dark and prominent immediately after the treatment. This is due to the pigment freshly applied which is still sitting on top of the skin and has not completely settled in, over time the pigment will soften. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment or natural secretion of the skin.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, the skin will appear to look like dandruff flakes or dry. This may give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. This is just superficial colour and dry skin being removed from your eyebrows. Once eyebrows are properly healed apply sunscreen of SPF 30-50 on your brows when exposed to the sun as this may cause the color to fade more quickly.