Days 1 and 2: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause 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 appears darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 4: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.
Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
Day 1: Swollen, like you’ve been crying, with a heavier eye makeup look.
Day 2: Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking up, with a heavier eye makeup look continuing.
Day 3: Swelling decreases with a tight feeling: the shedding begins to lift away from the skin.
Day 4: There is a slight “pinching” feeling: Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake: DO NOT PICK AT IT.
Day 5: Blinking movement of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.
Day 1: Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect.
Day 2: Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a metallic flavor.
Day 3: Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color effect.
Day 4: Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips.
Day 5: Very chapped, but almost finished with first chapping stage.
Day 6: A soft, rich color begins to appear.
Days 7-13: Lip color disappears and the “frosty” (2 chapping stage) begins as a whitish haze on the lips.
Day 14: Color “blooms” from within more and more each day until day 21 (3 weeks post procedure)
Day 21: Healing complete; the color you see is the color you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good balm and they will return to normal, but with full color.
Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If you skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, and/ or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin, all contribute to fading. Color refreshers are sometimes needed to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent makeup looking the best.