The simple answer is yes. We strongly advise clients to come for a touch up session after their eyebrow embroidery treatment to ensure they ultimately achieve the brow color they desire. Why? We’re about to give you some answers.
The touch up session is where we refine the shape and color of your brows, making sure that you retain the brow color you desire for a longer period of time. Eyebrow embroidery color pigments fade within a year, to retain the original color you have selected for your eyebrows, a touch up session is required every 12 months to a maximum of 24 months.
The eyebrow embroidery pigments significantly fade after 4 weeks of embroidery as your skin is healing and peeling. This causes a change in color, resulting in an eyebrow color that isn’t optimal. The touch up session fixes any irregularities that happen during the recovery period as we refill faded areas and adjust pigment colors or brow design.
Another touch up might be necessary if your skin doesn’t fully take in the color pigments. Skin type is taken into consideration when we do the embroidering. For instance, people with oily skin will need a deeper shade of brow color because the oils from the skin lighten the pigments and fade the color quicker over time compared to those with normal or dry skin. Other factors like smoking, sun exposure, or strong immune systems can fasten the fading of color pigments, as well.
Don’t worry too much though, there are ways to prolong the lifespan of the eyebrow embroidery color as long as you avoid and take certain steps after every eyebrow embroidery session for the best retention of your desired eyebrow color:
DO NOT immerse eyebrow area in water for at least 2 weeks and wash around the brows when washing your face. Try to avoid the face area when showering.
DO NOT apply make up on the brow areas for at least 10 days. Eyebrow embroidery causes an open wound at the eyebrow area, applying make up onto a wound will cause infection.
Avoid consuming alcohol or blood thinners like aspirin or ibuprofen for at least 24 hours.
DO NOT peel or pick at the scabs not matter how itchy it gets as it can affect the pigmentation, or worse, cause an infection due to the oils on your fingers or bacteria in your nails.
Avoid swimming, tanning, and going into saunas for at least 2 weeks.
DO NOT use face scrubs or chemical peels for at least 14 days because such products removed the top layer of your skin, affecting wound recovery process and the color pigments.
REMEMBER to follow your beautician’s aftercare instructions that typically include steps on how to clean the eyebrows and applying aftercare creams or balms.