Nano Brows is a style of brow that aesthetically looks like Microblading or microshading. I am one of the only artists in the State of Washington that currently offers this technique, and am considered one of the top Nano Brow artists in the country. I have many clients fly in from out of state to receive this service. The difference between Nano Brows and Microblading is the technique used. Blading is done with a blade, cutting the skin and implanting pigment into the skin manually. Blading is recommended for clients 20-40 years old with “normal” skin. Blading is not recommended for oily-skinned clients, mature-skinned clients, combination-skinned clients, clients with sun damage, clients with very vascular skin (visible capillaries), and so on. This is the majority of people…..
Nano is done with a 1 point needle and tattoo machine. The tattoo needle “pokes” the skin rather than “cutting” the skin. Each poke implants pigment which yields better healed results AND long-term healed results. Poking the skin VS cutting the skin is also better for the integrity of the skin and is suitable for the majority of skin types. The procedure is almost “pain-free”! While I do apply a topical numbing cream, most clients say it’s not needed and typically fall asleep during the treatment.
YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BROW WORK IF YOU...
- Have sparse brow hair
- Have full brow hair
- Want a soft natural look
- “Worry” about rubbing them off throughout the day
- Have uneven brows
- Want to save money on brow products
- Want a fuller makeup look
- Have alopecia (or other hair loss like
- Would love to stop doing your brows daily
- Save time
- Don’t like how your brows look naturally
YOU ARE NOT AN IDEAL CANDIDATE...
- If the client is under 18 years of age
- If the client is pregnant or nursing
- If the client is allergic to local anesthetic or pigment
- If there is uncontrolled high blood pressure
- If the client has blood related issues where there is blood clotting disorders
- If the Client has uncontrolled diabetes
- If there is a current viral infection or infectious disease
- If there is a skin infection in the eyebrow region
- If the client is an organ transplant recipient
- If the client is undergoing chemotherapy
- If the client has a pacemaker or severe heart disease or artificial valves
- If the client is prone to keloid scars
- If the client has epilepsy
- If the client has the HIV virus
- If the client has acute hepatitis
- If the client has leukemia
- If the client has sarcoma
- If the client is undergoing artificial insemination
- If the client has Von Willebrands disease
- If the client has rheumatoid arthritis
- If the client has multiple sclerosis
- If the client has malignant disease
- If the client has thrombophilia
- Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
- NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
- Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
- Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
- Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
- Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
- Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
- Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure.
- Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Day of treatment
- Fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form these scabs. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with a wet cotton round and pat the area dry to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs.
- You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure. Wrap an ice pack or a ziplock of ice in a napkin and place on the area for as long as desired.
- Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
- Don’t get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the flakes soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Moisturize with the recommended or provided ointment frequently. Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your flakes prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.
- Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the flakes have naturally fallen off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.
- Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the flakes. Let the flakes fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
- Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
- Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the flakes have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat on them, dab it off immediately.
- Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
After Flaking Phase:
- Once the flakes have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine. Note that after the flakes come off your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue to it. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal.
- The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. At 6 weeks the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done.
- Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed.
- Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependent on your skin and how you care for it during healing.
- It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.