Sometimes a color correction for aged brows is necessary. Many artists that only do Microblading (not Solid Filled Brows) will tell a client to go and have Laser removal on their eyebrows in order to start over fresh. However, if the shape of the eyebrow is fundamentally correct, and the client is willing to have Solid Fill eyebrows, color correction is a great alternative to Laser.
To note, if the brow was done as Solid Fill, a color correction cannot be done with Microblading. Microblading is not usually a good option on eyebrows previously done with Solid Fill because it does not look like hair strokes against an eyebrow that was filled, ie, not hair strokes.
There are several reasons why a color correction may be necessary.
1. The original artist may have used an expensive ink, but as the ink began to fade it returned to the primary colors it was made from. This is always disappointing to the artist and the client. The artist spends good money on colors and product they believe to be great only to find out a couple of years down the road that it faded to an undesirable color. Remember that Tattooing is an art and not a science. This can happen to the best of PMU artists.
2. It could be the correct ink for that client’s ethnicity was not used. As an example, someone from Asian decent has a different skin undertone than someone from an Indian decent. Ink can have an orange, gold, red or green base as an example for eyebrows. It is very important for the artist to be able to see and understand skin undertones and accordingly use the correct ink base.
3. Ultra violet light from the sun or tanning beds can fade the color more rapidly, giving the ink a purple tone. Eyebrows can get a lot of sun through the windshield of a car. An SPF of 50 to100 sun block should be used every time before venturing outside.
I hope you found this helpful and please call me with additional questions.