Nano Brows MicroStrokes
Attention brow queens! There’s a new trend in town, and it’s got all the brow enthusiasts ready to give it a try! Nano brows are this season’s hottest beauty accessory, and they definitely live up to the hype.
At Soft Touch Studio, we will create the tiniest, most delicate three-dimensional brows for you. Brows that speak volumes and pack a punch in less time than traditional microblading!
As one of the leading experts in cosmetic tattooing in the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area, Soft Touch will give you hyper-realistic brows that you can wake-up to.
No stress, no worries, no more eyebrows smears or daily fading – Nano Brows are the answer to all your brow dreams!
WHAT ARE NANO BROWS?
Sometimes referred to as “Nano Needling” or “Micro Brows”, Nano Brows is a procedure to improve your brows’ look, which is very similar to traditional microblading.
In the same way that microblading mimics the look of real hair strokes by making cuts into the top most layer of the skin and inserting pigmentation, Nano Brows uses a nearly identical base technique.
Just like microblading, with Nano Brows, you can swim, sweat, rub and apply makeup to the brow area, and your new Nano Brows will stay in place.
HOW ARE NANO BROWS DIFFERENT FROM MICROBLADING?
The key difference between microblading and Nano Brows is that the latter uses Micropoint Technology for improved brow precision. With microblading, the manual hand-tool used to create hair strokes is more rigid and creates larger and thicker lines.
By contrast, Micropoint Technology uses a handheld Nanoneedle machine that is equipped with a flexible microneedle. This needle is extremely thin, ranging from 0.18 – 0.35 mm in diameter with an ultra-small circumference, and is able to create ultra-fine strokes under the skin’s surface. Since the needle sits inside the cartridge of the machine, this allows for more accuracy and penetration of depth into the skin with less trauma.
The result is fine, interlacing hair strokes, making Nano Brows appear more subtle and natural than traditional microblading.
Other ways that Nano Brows differ from microblading are that the Nano Brow procedure takes a shorter time to complete than microblading.
The precision and depth achieved by Nano Brows allow Soft Touch Studio’s Brow Master Taiyaba Saleem to complete the procedure in 2 hours. Bleeding is also minimal and healing time is typically shorter than microblading.
It’s a win-win!
WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR NANO BROWS?
Nana Brows are an excellent option for clients of all skin types! It is especially great for clients with oily or traumatized skin because it gives these clients the hair-like strokes for which microblading is famous without the fear of rapid fading!
Furthermore, clients who have sparse hair or have experienced hair loss from alopecia, chemotherapy or skin trauma find that Nano Brows are a wonderful way to supplement their existing hairs for a dense, hyper-realistic look without creating unwanted scar tissue!
Additionally, the crispness of hair strokes that is achieved with Nano Brows is ideal for clients with deeper skin tones. For these clients, microblading may sometimes become blurred over time due to the difficulty of inserting pigmentation deeper into the firmer skin of the top-most epidermal layer.
With Nano Brows, this is not an issue as the Micropoint Technology of the microneedle inserts pigmentation into the skin in an exact way without any ashy brow after effects!
I HAVE PREVIOUSLY MICROBLADED MY EYEBROWS, AND NOW I WANT TO TRY NANO BROWS. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Yes! If you have had microblading done in the past and have found that it isn’t a great fit for you, OR if you would simply like to try Nano Brows as an alternative, you can definitely make the switch! During your Soft Touch Studio consultation, it is crucial to disclose any previous forms of cosmetic tattooing, use of oral/topical medicine, skin concerns or previous skin trauma. Our Brow Master will help guide you towards which type of procedure will be best for you!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE PROCEDURE?
We begin your Nano Brow journey with an in-depth consultation about your skin history, the desired look of your eyebrows and a patch test to ensure your skin is not allergic to the pigment used. After this is complete, clients will choose a day and time to come in for their Nano Brows service.
Our Brow Master Taiyaba Saleem will begin the procedure by carefully cleaning the skin to get rid of any excess oil to the brow area. She will then start with the “brow mapping” part of the appointment by carefully measure the angles and placement of your facial features to find the perfect shape, length and symmetry for your face. Using PhiBrow Academy’s Golden Ratio technique, we find the ideal placement for the head, arch, baseline and tail of your eyebrows according to your face’s structure to create a template shape for your future Nano Brows. After client approval on the brow template, we start Nano-needling!
Using the handheld Nanoneedle machine, which looks similar to a tattoo artist tool, the medical-grade pigment is carefully inserted in hair-like strokes just under the skin’s surface following the template. Small strokes are placed and interlaced with each other to create the look of natural hair flow. After the first pass of nano-needling is complete, we add numbing cream to the area in order to allow the initial base layer of pigment to be “sealed” into the skin for improved pigment preservation. The same area is then nano-needled multiple times to allow for higher colour retention and visibility. Due to the precision of the procedure, our Nano Brows process takes approximately two hours to complete.
CAN I ADD-ON MICROSHADING TO MY NANO BROWS?
Yes! At Soft Touch Studio, we want you to have the brows that you have always longed for! For clients who would like their Nano Brows to look more “done” with a little extra Instagram-worthy oomph, the add-on of microshading is available (at an additional cost). Just like with Nano Brows, microshading uses a motorized hand-tool and is minimally invasive. This approach allows for a three-dimensional look when used in conjunction with Nano Brows. Be sure to bring up the possibility of a microshading add-on during your free consultation to determine if it is right for you!
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Typically Nano Brows last 3-5 years for clients! This means 3-5 years of beautiful brow bliss! No stress, no makeup mess! Just like all cosmetic tattooing offered by Soft Touch Studio, Nano Brows are a semi-permanent procedure. All skin types and lifestyles are different; therefore, the longevity of your Nano Brows is dependent on a multitude of factors ranging from diet, stress, skincare regimens, overexposure to sunlight, sweat, exercise and the environment. As such, your brows will fade over time, but most clients opt for an annual touch-up to add a bit of colour and to redefine brow shape. That said, Nano Brows do have the advantage over microblading since, on average, retention is 50% longer! Put that as a plus in the win column! Feel free to contact us with any specific concerns about Nano Brow retention!
DOES THE NANO BROW PROCEDURE HURT?
We are called Soft Touch Studio for a reason! Brow Master Taiyaba is an expert at making clients feel comfortable and minimizing pain during cosmetic tattooing procedures as much as possible. Although we understand that the concept of needling pigment under the skin may give some clients the chills, Nano Brows are minimally invasive and low in pain! Think of it as similar to the amount of pain you would feel with quickly tweezing your eyebrows; the Nano Brows application feels identical to many clients. Some clients enjoy taking a little brow nap once the procedure has started!
Additionally, at Soft Touch Studio, we use a medical-grade numbing anesthetic cream to make clients feel more at ease as they lay back and relax during the procedure. Finally, if you have previously used microblading for your brows, you will be shocked at how easy the Nano Brow application feels in comparison. Remember, the rewards of years-long beautiful brows outweigh any momentary discomfort you may feel!
DOES THE NANO BROW PROCEDURE HURT?
Finding a qualified technician with experience who is licensed to perform this treatment is the best thing you can do for yourself. Attention to detail and knowledge are qualities we provide at Soft Touch Studio from years of experience on hundreds of clients. Using the highest-grade products and tools for your Nano Brows, we tailor your brows to fit you all while keeping pricing at a reasonable and affordable rate! Your Nano Brow procedure includes a free consultation, the initial procedure and one touch-up appointment. Please consult our price list for further inquiries. Please note that Nano Brows is a cosmetic procedure and is not covered under the cost of insurance. Financing options are available by client request.
WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE MY PROCEDURE?
For your safety and the best results possible during your procedure, please ensure that you meet the following requirements:
- Do not wax or tweeze your eyebrows a week before the treatment
- No chemical peels one month before or after the procedure.
- No Botox treatments one month before or after the procedure
- No Retinols/Retin-A or other anti-ageing/acne creams or serums containing acids
- No heavy sweating or exercise on the day of and 48 hours following the procedure
- No tanning or sunburn two weeks before the procedure. Minimal exposure to the sun for two weeks following the procedure
- Stop taking blood-thinning medication, Advil, aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil, and ibuprofen 48 hours before the procedure.
- No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before the procedure
Due to the nature of cosmetic tattooing, Nano Brows is not recommended for those with the following:
- Conjunctivitis/Corneal infection/Keratitis/Endophthalmitis/Blepharitis/Cataracts
- Eczema / Dermatitis / Psoriasis / Rosacea / Shingles/Skin Rashes around the eye area
- History of frequent eye infections (must obtain medical consent)
- Taking acne medication such as Acutane (must wait one year before treatment; please consult regarding the type of acne medication used if unsure)
- Tanned or sunburned skin (must not tan two weeks before or after the treatment)
- Use any eyelash growth serum (skin will be hypersensitive, discontinue use two months before the procedure)
- Pregnant or nursing
- Prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Diabetes (without medical approval)
- Chemotherapy (without medical approval)
- Ocular Herpes
Failure to disclose any skin/medical conditions or medication may result in a poor outcome. Further touch-ups to improve the results will be at an additional cost, or treatment may be declined. Please contact us here with any questions regarding pre-existing conditions that may affect your candidacy as a Nano Brows client.
NANO BROW AFTERCARE
Pay attention to optimize your retention!
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness in the area after your procedure. Depending on your skin type and thickness, this will subside within 24 hours. The first seven days after your procedure will be the trickiest! During this time, it is crucial to avoid wetting the area of your procedure so as not to dilute the pigmentation applied to the brow area. It is recommended to clean the rest of your face gently with micellar water and a cotton pad. This also means that you should avoid heavy sweating, saunas, showers, baths or water that may spread to the area of the procedure!
Aftercare may also include gently applying antibiotic ointment on a cotton swab to the area of the procedure to speed up the healing process but only after the first 24 hours of the procedure. During the healing process, flaky or itchy eyebrows will feel normal, but it is important not to peel or scratch at your Nano Brows! It is also crucial to avoid any makeup in the area while your brows heal.
The healing time for Nano Brows is significantly less than that of microblading, and most clients find that by the two-week post-procedure mark, they feel confident with their new brows. During this point, your Nano Brows will have lightening in pigment and settled into a more natural hue. It is important to note that you are not out of the woods just yet! Clients are advised not to try out new creams or makeup with which they are unfamiliar during this time to avoid unnecessary breakouts or reactions until 4 weeks post-procedure.
Once fully healed, between 4 to 8 weeks after your procedure, are due to come back to Soft Touch Studios for their Nano Brows touch up appointment. This appointment is not included in the pricing of your Nano Brows procedure. During this appointment, Brow Master Taiyaba will inspect and assess the area of your Nano Brows to see if any additional hair strokes are required, as well as insert more pigment to draw out the shape and duration of colour retention for your gorgeous new brows!
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
The best step to getting started is getting informed, so congratulations – you are already on the right path! Next, it is a good idea to be proactive by finding some photos of what you want your “eyebrow goals” to look like for you; consider what you think would look best on your face! Finally, contact us here at Soft Touch Studios to book a free, no-obligation consultation! Consultations can be in-person or virtual, depending on your preference.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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