Eyebrow Hair loss Solution For Mature Ladies
I have so many ladies come to see me because they have noticed that their brows have become very sparse and patchy. Vanishing eyebrows can be a result of various illnesses, particular medications or hormones. Most commonly though it’s caused by over plucking and unfortunately ageing.
Eyebrow hair is unique because after being continuously plucked out it sometimes just never grows back. I have so many ladies of all ages come to me with this issue because unfortunately eyebrows don’t respond very well to fashion trends and sadly a lot of brows have become fashion victims.
Some ladies experiencing hair loss are just wanting to redefine their brows without drawing too much attention to them. They basically want their brows to look the same as they used to. Others are more open to enhancing their natural shape by extending them or lifting the arch to create a more elegant designer look. Why not have the brows you always wanted! My personal preference is to work with the natural brow as much as possible to create the best and most flattering shape that follows the natural facial contours and flatters individual facial features.
Dame Helen Miren, the Oscar winning actress revealed that at the age of 72 she had her brows tattooed and said she ‘couldn’t believe the huge difference it made to her appearance. I was fed up of my brows being barely there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought it looked great so I took the plunge’.
As an a prominent advocate for older women and insisting that her photos are not excessively touched up, I think it’s brilliant that she openly admits how much difference her new brows make.
A GREAT SOLUTION FOR SPARSE & PATCHY BROWS
Microblading also called eyebrow feathering is a great solution for vanishing brows. Although it’s sometimes called eyebrow tattooing it’s not really a tattoo because it’s only semi-permanent. It’s done with an instrument called a microblade which looks like a pen except it has tiny needles at one end. The best way to describe it is that it’s like tiny curved scratches that look like single hairs. Each hair is individually placed to fill in the predetermined shape. The finest of needles are dipped into specialised pigment that is deposited just under the surface of the skin. The colours range from light brown to a deep brown depending on hair and skin colour. The shape is entirely a personal preference. Some ladies just want their natural shape enhanced and other clients are open to experimenting with different styles. Either way nothing gets tattooed until the shape is perfect.
Commonly asked questions
Will my eyebrows look fake and dark when they are first done and will my friends notice?
Your perceptive friends may notice that there is something different about you in a good way. They will be a little bit darker than your used to but after a few days they start to fade. I think the best response from friends is that you are looking really well. It’s interesting because quite often the friends that notice have had it done themselves or have been thinking about it.
What is the difference between eyebrow microblading and eyebrow feathering?
Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion with the name of this process. As I already mentioned strictly speaking it’s not really a tattoo however it is referred to as cosmetic tattooing. Microblading and feathering are the same thing, it’s actually done with a microblade and the effect is soft and curved like a feather.
Do you draw them on first?
Of course! The shape is the focus in the first treatment. The shape is determined by personal preference, measuring and my eyebrow artistry. In my salon nothing gets tattooed until the shape is perfect.
Is it painful?
There are various options regarding anaesthetics that are discussed before the treatment.
Is it permanent like body tattoos?
No. It generally lasts around 12 months. Unlike body tattoos that are embedded into the deep dermal layers of the skin microblading is targeted into the superficial layers of the skin so it is only semi-permanent.
I am starting chemotherapy would it be a suitable treatment for me?
Absolutely! I see lots of ladies before they commence treatment for cancer. Timing is critical because it has to be healed before the treatment starts. This is because during treatment the immune system is already compromised. Subtle cosmetic eyeliner and brows can make a huge difference when all the hair starts to fall out. I became great friends with a client Mellisa Staffano. when she came to me before her treatment for breast cancer.