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Victoria Hands knows how to get good eye brows…

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realised how much I like my eyebrows.  Yes folks, eyebrows are important! That may sound strange but it wasn’t until someone in a local Dubai salon hacked off my eye brows and made them so thin that my face looked weird, that I actually realised how much I need good brows. I think some of you should relate to a similar situation. Now I ask for ‘tidy’ only. lol. You get it 😉
So just because I can I asked my good friend Victoria to share this blog with you today. She’s a pro and has years of experience in the makeup world. She’s also a trained brow expert! (Yes, an expert and brow lover!)
Victoria Hands - Makeup Artist in Dubai
I work with both a microblading and machine method. Having trained with both Phibrows and Long Time Liner in Germany.
The microblading often gives softer and more natural results but you will find having them done with the machine, they will often last a little longer. I also combine both techniques together. It really is down to personal preference.
Victoria Hands - Makeup Artist in Dubai
The process…

First a “before” photograph is taken of the procedure area, this is confidential and will not be used unless permitted. Clients will get to see their before and after enhanced look.
Prior to the procedure, we assess the best color for you from a selection of the finest grade pigments.  The shape created is a fully personalized choice to compliment your overall appearance, skin, hair and eye color.
A  makeup pencil is used to draw the desired shape, so you can approve the enhancement before the treatment begins to ensure the finished result is exactly how you planned. When you are satisfied with the design this will be used as the template for the procedure. We will never carry out any procedure until you are entirely satisfied with the design of your procedure.  2015-11-11_0001
The selected pigments are then implanted into the skin using a fine needle, with the latest state of the art computerized machine and/or microblade.
During the treatment, you are shown the results that are being achieved to ensure you remain entirely satisfied with the look.
A post procedure photograph will be taken, this is for our records and will allow you to see your before and enhanced look.
Every client’s skin responds differently to these treatments, and this information acts as a guideline only.
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will last up to 2 weeks after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place.
The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Keep in mind that feathered brows healed up to 40% softer than the initial color.
Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients, and will have disappear within 24-48 hours.  In some cases it may last around the eye area for up to 3 days, but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.
You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid using any soaps or cleansers on the treated area for the first day as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.
Keep the tattooed area clean by rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry with a disposable paper towel as needed.
A few days later, you may begin to keep the area moisturized as it begins to dry out. Be sure to use a small amount of gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer such as Lubriderm, Cetaphil or Coconut Oil to avoid excessive scabbing. Apply using a disposable cotton swab. The goal is to have your tattoo flake off naturally, rather than form into large scabs.
DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment.
DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes  or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment.
Victoria Hands - Makeup Artist in Dubai
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
Glycolic Acid and face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment
If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.
To find out more please contact the lovely Victoria by email at victoriachands@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/SheLovesMakeupMe

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