Nicol Saacks and her beautiful brows

Beauty Warriors recently attended an event at Anti-Aging Art in Houghton where we got to speak to the doctors, therapists and brow specialists.

Our readers had a few questions so we had a Q&A session with Nicol to answer them and here they are below.

Tell us about this new technique to fill in eyebrows, to create nano pixelated eyebrows:

This technique is fantastic. It’s basically a two-step treatment.

The best way to describe it is: Nano pixelated brows or nano blading. It is a brow treatment that uses ultra-sharp nanoneedles that can actually mimic the diameter and dimension of a real hair in the skin. It is a form of cosmetic tattooing but it’s not as deep as a conventional tattoo, as you are only going through the top layer of the skin into the upper dermis.

Ideally, we create a fuller effect, shading the brow area, giving it an almost pixelated effect. We then blade in strokes on top of the shading to create the natural microbladed look, creating hair strokes.

How is it different from Microblading?

Put simply, it’s microblading but with superfine, flexible needles. Microblading and pixelated nano brows both offer fine hair strokes that look natural and true to life, but pixelated nano brows provide further precision and accuracy because it uses tiny needles and blading at the end of the procedure.

The technique means you should be able to create a more natural-looking brow shape because the artist can apply more accurate pressure and the pigment that is used is finer too.

What questions should be asked prior to the pixelation?

The general questions one should ask before any brow treatment are the following:

  1. What kind of end result would you like?
  2. What kind of skin do you have? Oily, dry, combo? Etc
  3. Has the artist been trained at a reputable institution?
  4. How much experience does the artist have?
  5. Can you look through a variety of photos of work the artist has done?
  6. What is your budget? And are you willing to do colour refreshers annually?

How many sessions are needed?

Initially two sessions are needed. Around 6-8 weeks apart. We then do colour refreshers once a year, sometimes more often if the client has very oily skin (although this is unlikely).

We’ve got the brows, now how do we look after them?

Aftercare is one of, if not the most important part of the whole procedure. Clients who do not follow the aftercare do not get the desired results. Something to really take into consideration is what aftercare the artist is giving you. Artists that are trained properly know that you are not meant to dry out your brows or any tattoos you do for that matter.

It’s vital that you wet them the very same day you get them done. You are not meant to have a hard, crusty scab that pulls out the pigment when it comes off. You are meant to have a very soft, gentle scab that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Something that does not pull out the pigment when healing.

Make sure you are going to someone who has an aftercare procedure that moisturizes the brows and start wetting them from day one.


If you have any additional questions for Nicol please leave them in the comments section.


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