Finally, there is a natural-looking answer for those who were born with light/sparse brows, and for those that may have gone a little crazy with the tweezers at some point in their lives.
Or, if you’re like me, you’ve never had brows. I was born with Ptosis, a condition where the eyes don’t open all the way. Surgery is needed to correct the condition, and during that surgery, my brow hair follicles were destroyed.
One day I was getting a facial and my esthetician mentioned Browhaus to me. “They do an amazing job,” she said. “The brows look completely natural.”
I was skeptical. I had thought about eyebrow tattoos in the past, but they look awful, always! The only thing worse than having to draw on my brows every morning would be to have something permanent on my face that looks terrible. But I went Browhaus’ site and saw for myself. Browhaus literally draws each strand to create a symmetrical, natural brow that is custom-made for your bone structure.
I was sold.It begins with a consultation where each brow is penciled in; giving you a chance to see how dramatically new brows can change your face. Once you’re satisfied with the shape and thickness, the therapist consults with you on your desired color of 100 percent vegetable dye.
The numbing cream goes on (topped by plastic wrap) and then you meditate for 20 minutes. Once you are completely numb, the work begins.
My Resurrection procedure took about an hour to complete. There was no rushing, because two full hours are booked when you make a reservation. Your brow specialist uses a tool that looks remarkably like an X-acto Knife to scratch the skin and deposit the ink. At first, I didn’t feel the scratching at all. As the procedure wore on, there was a raw sensation: about a three on a 1-10 pain scale.
I left Browhaus with the most natural-looking brows I have ever had in my life. I had dinner with a friend a day later and she was right up in my face, astonished that the brows look natural, even really close up and with no hair to blend into.
It is truly a miracle for me.
The aftercare is the trickiest part. You need to avoid getting brows wet for seven days; You need to utilize the Browhaus after-care kit that contains Build and Fix (one regenerates skin cells; the other is an anti skin-scarring balm) to clean the skin; You need to apply the after-care products twice a day for one week, which means that you are walking around with slightly shiny brows during that time. None of this is a big deal, but all of it is important.
It is also recommended to not scrub, use soap or makeup on the area, nor have a facial for two weeks post-treatment. During the first month be careful with sun exposure and swimming.
You can expect the brows to lighten and scab slightly during the healing process. It is also possible that parts of the brow might not take, but have no fear!
About six weeks after your first appointment, you go back for a tune up. During this time, any areas that did not take are repaired, you can also go darker if you like at this time. To keep you brows looking gorgeous, periodical tune ups are recommended.
Treatments last up to two years. The Tune Ups are extremely important to ensure perfect results. To extend the life of the service, choose a darker shade for your brows and avoid sun exposure, lightening cream or exfoliation in the brow area.
For me, a visit to Browhaus was transcending. No more eyebrow pencils and struggling every morning. For the first time in my 47 years l wake up with eyebrows; I can swim and get a facial without embarrassment or worry.
Without a doubt, Browhaus is a game changer and I can’t thank them enough. Of course, I was so excited about getting my new brows that I completely forgot about before and after photos. Here’s a great one from the Browhaus files: