THE HEALING PROCESS
- Day 1 – Brows can be up to 70% darker and 25% bolder in width than they are once healed. WHY? Because the skin is red under the pigment as the eyebrows are healing.
- Day 2-3 – Exfoliation process will begin and excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow will flake away and a more narrow and natural appearance will result.
- Day 4 – It can be itchy and the skin can begin to flake, DO NOT pick the small scabs.
- Day 5 – Can look patchy where only some of the small scabs have fallen off. This is completely normal.
- Day 6 – Colour finishes flaking off and brows can appear softer and greyer for a few days.
- Day 21 – colour is fully healed and clarified, now just 3 weeks to go until you come back for your top up appointment where I can adjust and shape, intensify colour and make warmer or cooler if needed.
Do not worry or be concerned that your eyebrows are initially darker and heavier in size that you were expecting, this is all part of the process and this will change during the above healing process.
- Day 1 – Swollen and looks as if you may have been crying, heavy makeup look.
- Day 2 – swollen in the morning and still heavy makeup look.
- Day 3 – swelling goes down and pigment lifts away from the skin.
- Day 4 – swelling is almost gone. It is normal for it to feel itchy, DO NOT pick at any little scabs.
- Day 5 – Scabs wills start to or have completely fallen off to reveal a disappointing greyish thin line that will slowly intensify in clarity.
- Day 21 – This is the full colour, your top up will be in 6 weeks from your original treatment.
Depending on how you would usually wear your eye liner, you can become used to a thick very dark, usually jet black liner. You may have been expecting this from your treatment.
- Pigment heals under the skin, and this conceals the jet black of the ink.
- Pigment goes in as a liquid and heals as a powder creating a natural powder effect.
Lip colour is unique!
All other areas of Permanent Makeup will heal in 5-7 days with the final results visible then.
NOT LIPS – Lip tissue is not the same physiological makeup as the rest of the skin, face or body.
Lips will appear much darker for the first 3-4 days, there is a peeling process (like chapping) as the lip tissue heals.
For a few days the colour will actually appear too light or as if it’s not there at all and your initial reaction may be that you wished you had chosen a much brighter/bolder colour. Please try not to worry about this.
The pigment is sharing the same space as the blood flow in the lip membrane. As the lips have no epidermis/dermal layer it takes 3-4 weeks for the pigment to find a permanent home.
- Day 1 – Swelling and maybe tender, heavy lip stick look and reddish brick colour.
- Day 2 – Less swelling, redish colour, slightly tender and maybe a metallic taste.
- Day 3 – Less swelling, red/orange in colour and slightly hot and sore.
- Day 4 – Exfoliation begins, slightly tender, lips can look and feel chapped.
- Day 5 – Chapping stage almost finished and dry lips.
- Day 6 – A soft rich colour starts to appear.
- Day 7-13 – Colour disappears, but don’t worry, this is the second chapping stage called ‘frosting’, where the lips turn opaque and grey underneath, as the healing takes place it conceals your colour.
- Day 14 – The colour blooms from within more and more each day until day 21.
- Day 21 – Healing is complete, this is the true colour of the first procedure. Lips should have a slight blush of colour.
The second appointment will be about 6 weeks after your original treatment, where, any adjustments to the colour and/or border can be made.