*Day 1: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% (20%-40% for microblading) darker and bolder in width then when healed. Your skin will be red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker and warmer in color. There is some swelling, although difficult to see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
*Day 2: Conditions remain the same
*Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins
*Day 4: The skin begins to flaked, peeling from the outside edges first
*Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies
Note: Due to the delicate nature of the microblading technique, microbladed brows heal much softer than most people anticipate. You may choose to add more color or adjust the color during your follow up appointment after the skin is completely healed and the color has matured. The follow up visit is absolutely necessary. Pigment can fade up to 50% during the healing process and may even be missing in spots.
** Permanent Makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged, thick & uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgeries, and age of skin all contribute to fading. Touch ups are needed 3-12 weeks after initial procedure to ensure the best result and to address any concerns and yearly “Color Boosts” are recommended if you want to maintain your new permanent makeup. Please wear sunscreen to help slow down the fading process.
*** If you need to contact me with any questions or concerns during the healing process, you can text or call me at 412-400-9896