How To Pick The Best PMU Treatment For Your Eyebrows?

The best pmu treatment for your eyebrows

With permanent makeup, everyone can have perfectly shaped brows at any time. Most of you have heard of Microblading, but there are various other PMU treatments for brows to choose from. Some of them give perfectly subtle results, while others give a more dramatic look. Some of them might be more suitable for your skin type than microblading. Here is the list of the most popular ones. We will give a short description for each one to help you choose the best for yourself.

Microblading

Duration: 12-18 months (even longer with regular touch-ups)
Best for: People with dry and normal skin

Microblading is the king of permanent makeup treatments. It is still the most often requested procedure because it gives the most natural results. It is a form of a brow tattoo, but the pigment goes only to the second layer of the skin. This means that the tattoo is semi-permanent, but it looks more natural than a traditional tattoo. You get hair strokes so natural that you can’t tell which ones are real and which ones are microbladed.

However, microblading gives best results on normal to dry skin. If you have extremely oily skin, the drawn hair strokes might spread and will not look crisp. Only really skillful microblading artists can make microblading look great on oily skin. If you can’t find one, maybe you should check out other treatments to find a better solution.

Also, microblading strokes fade much quicker on oily skin and more frequent touch ups are necessary.

microblading treatment before and after

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Combo Brows

Duration: 12-18 months (even longer with regular touch-ups)
Best for: People with skin too oily for microblading

Sometimes, experienced artists recommend shading to be added to microblading, to create more natural-looking results. These are called combination or combo brows. First, you get your eyebrows microbladed and then a machine is used to create tiny, pin-like dots for powdered effect. There are a lot of fans of combo brows, which actually look like your natural brows slightly filled with a pencil.

 

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Powder Brows

Duration: 18 – 24 months (even longer with regular touch-ups)
Best for: People with oily skin, people who wear makeup

Also known as Ombre powder brows, these are more suitable for people with oily skin. Microblading can look smudged and eventually like a block of pigment on super oily skin, but powder brows give more natural results.

Makeup lovers are huge fans of powder brows. If you wear makeup every day, ombre powder brows will complete the look. You will not have to fill your brows with a pencil ever again – powder brows are bold and defined and will shape your face perfectly. Another advantage is that they last longer than microblading.

powder brows before and after

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Nano Brows

Duration: 12-18 months (even longer with regular touch-ups)
Best for: People with dry and normal skin

Nano brows are very similar to microblading, but they are done differently. While microblading artists use a manual tool to make incisions and fill them with pigment, nano brows are done with a machine. The results are very similar to microblading, with visible hair strokes. Some say that nano brows look more natural, but very few people can tell the difference.

nano brows treatment

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Henna Brows

Duration: 2-6 weeks
Best for: People who are not ready for something more permanent

Henna brows don’t last too long but are a great solution for those whose brows need more definition and those who don’t want to fill their brows every morning. This is similar to tinting or dying your brows, but with henna. Henna is a natural pigment perfect for people who have sensitive skin.

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Brow Lamination

Duration: up to 6 weeks
Best for: people who want styled brows, but don’t want microblading

Brow lamination is a very popular alternative to microblading. However, this treatment does not include any form of tattooing, there are no cuts or incisions. The artists use only a chemical solution, that lifts and tints your brows. They are lifted and now look fuller and more defined and shaped. However, brow lamination requires you to already have enough brow hair, otherwise there’s not much to be lifted.

brow lamination before and after

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Other Brow Treatments

Don’t be discouraged or confused; artists sometimes name their procedures something other than microblading or combo brows as part of their branding, but most of these are very similar, if not the same as microblading. Some of them have a unique technique and can really give you something different you can’t get anywhere else. For example, Hyperrealism brows are a new treatment that only a handful of artists offer.

So contact the artist and ask for more information about the treatment before you book an appointment.

Don’t be discouraged or confused; artists sometimes name their procedures something other than microblading or combo brows as part of their branding, but most of these are very similar, if not the same as microblading. Some of them have a unique technique and can really give you something different you can’t get anywhere else. For example, Hyperrealism brows are a new treatment that only a handful of artists offer.

So contact the artist and ask for more information about the treatment before you book an appointment.

Conclusion

All the treatments described are semi-permanent. Some last longer, and those that don’t involve cosmetic tattooing last for only a couple of weeks, but all of them are time-saving and can improve your look to a great extent.

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