The trend is for very full eyebrows and, in aesthetic practices or beauty institutes, women ask for them “à la Kim Kardashian”. Understand: very thick, thick, and structured. But between those which are naturally thin and those sparse by repeated waxing, the eyebrows are often a source of complexity. Aesthetic solutions make it possible to restructure the look.
“Permanent” make-up to regain its expression
It is a proven method and often practiced in specialized beauty institutes that follow European hygiene regulations.
“This involves injecting pigments – generally minerals – into the skin, at the junction between the epidermis and the dermis, to redraw the eyebrows”, explains Giambattista Altamore, a specialist in permanent make-up and founder of La Villa du Look.
What result? In terms of color, techniques have progressed. By mixing different pigments and colors, the professional must be as close as possible to natural tones.
What risks? The method is safe if the rules of hygiene are respected: all the equipment must be sterile and disposable.
Disappointed with the result? The risk of disappointment remains limited if the professional take care to draw the eyebrows with an ephemeral pencil, to validate that the line and density meet expectations, then to fill in with a needle. For more naturalness, current methods favor point by point rather than a complete stencil-style filling.
What suites? The session is not painful but unpleasant. There is some redness, some scabs that will disappear in a few days. It is advisable to apply a healing cream after the session.
What interview? It all depends on the type of skin, and the way in which the pigments will spin more or less quickly: 6 months, 1 year, or 18 months… before doing a touch-up.
How much does it cost : Count from 250 to 350 € for full eyebrows.
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Eyebrow transplant to restore relief
This technique benefits from advances in hair transplantation since the principle is the same: take hair from the scalp to implant it where it is lacking.
“Two techniques are possible. The first is to take a very thin strip of scalp that is cut to have all the roots and then to implant them. Second way: the technique of follicle extractions, or FUE, for Follicular Unit Extraction, ”says Dr. Eric Bouhanna.
One of the specific challenges for the eyebrows is to implant the hair correctly so that it starts in the right direction and does not give a “messy” result. For this reason, Dr. Bouhanna prefers to take the strip: “We keep a hair shaft one centimeter long, which allows us to see which way it goes the better to graft it. Unlike the FUE technique, which requires shaving the scalp to harvest, and offers less visibility afterward to reimplant. ”
150 hairs are needed for a full eyebrow
Regardless of the method, once the hair is removed, it is then re-implanted one by one, knowing that it takes about 150 for a full eyebrow. The session can last two to three hours.
What result?“It all depends on the type of hair used: you have to choose the location of the sample and know that you can never exactly reproduce the texture of the eyebrow. But visually, it’s very satisfying. ”
The ideal type of hair to become a beautiful eyebrow? A curly hair, with a natural curl that comes back to the skin. Stiff hair will require the use of a modeling mascara to coat it. The frizzy hair can be considered as long as it is very short so as not to curl.
What risks? An unsatisfactory result if the follicles are poorly reimplanted and the eyebrows are in disarray and require restrictive care.
What interview? Immediately after, there are micro-crusts at the implantation points. Then, the transplant is for life. But these hairs grow… like hair grows, so you have to cut them regularly.
How much does it cost : 2,500 to 3,500 € for full eyebrows.
Botox injection to enhance the tail of the eyebrow, a good idea?
This practice responds to anti-aging requests when the look becomes droopy and that the tail of the eyebrow is more sparse. Result: we look tired even when we are not.
An injection of Botox will make it possible to obtain “A real boost with a simple and targeted gesture: inject a dot of botulinum toxin at the level of the tail of the eyebrow to lift it up and light up the eyes”, adds Dr Hayot.
What result? A more open and sharper look.
What risks? The surgeon or the cosmetic doctor must be an expert on this sensitive area near the eye.
How much does it cost : from 400 to 600 € the injection of Botox, for a period of 6 to 8 months.
In the institute: ephemeral techniques for the eyebrows
Restructuring with hair removal: it is the classic method of hair removal which consists – with wax and/or tweezers – of reshaping the eyebrow to brighten the eyes. At Benefit, which has eyebrow bars all over France, in Sephora stores: € 22 with tweezers or wax.
Coloring: often associated with eyebrow depilation, it brings substance to the eyebrows. 15 € for color alone. € 32 for hair removal + coloring.
Adding eyebrows: this method practiced by the eyebrow workshop requires a lacemaker’s work. After traditional hair removal, the addition consists of attaching artificial hair to an existing hair or directly to the skin, to obtain more density. This is the ideal method for having beautiful eyebrows for an occasion, but the result is fleeting: 4 to 10 days.