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Day 1: The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% darker and bolder than they will appear when healed.  Your skin is red under the 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 the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure area 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 flake, peeling from the outside edge first.

Day 5: Color finished flaking off and appears softer and greyer for a few days until color clarifies.

NOTE: Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed  on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven texture, 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. Touch-ups are needed 30 days after your initial procedure to  ensure the best results and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Your procedure  maintenance, as outlined in your pre/post-procedure directions, is extremely important. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN COLOR LOSS.


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 the heavy eye makeup look continuing.

Day 3: Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin.

Day 4: There is a “pinching” feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DON’T PICK AT IT!

Day 5: Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat greyish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.

Healing Schedules


Day 1: Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect. (Very bright color)

Day 2: Slight swelling, reddish, and tender with a slight 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 the first chapping stage.

Day 6: A soft, rich color begins to appear.

Day 7-13: Lip color disappears; the “frosty” (2nd chapping) stage begins, as a whitish/greyish 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 lip balm and they will return to normal, but full color.

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