Approximate Healing Schedule
What to Expect:
Days 1 and 2: Expect you will see a result that is 20 to 60% darker, bolder, and more solid than the final, healed result. Minimal, limited swelling might be present because the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid.
Day 3: This is the day you exercise your patience to the extreme since your eyebrows may begin to itch, just DON´T SCRATCH THEM! Don´t worry if pigment appears somewhat raised, just remember not to scratch.
Days 3 to 5: The top layers of your skin will begin to shed and you will see a loss of color. Don´t worry, it is perfectly normal.
Days 4 to 6: Your skin is now exfoliating rapidly and for a natural and even shed, please avoid touching it (Again, please, do not scratch!). The dermis will become increasingly transparent, but until then you will notice the color appears lighter than it will be later.
Days 30 to 40: A full cycle of cellular regeneration has now been completed for your eyebrows, and the tattoo itself has become a part of the dermis. This is your final result, if you are not 100% happy, please call us and come in for your touch-up.
What to Expect:
Day of the procedure: This is variable and can go from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; and photosensitive and perhaps bloodshot eyes. Our advice is to sleep in an elevated position to reduce overnight swelling.
Day 1: Your eyes will be swollen and, perhaps, a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. During the daytime, the increased circulation in the area from the upright position and the blinking will reduce the swelling in the area. Do not make any physical efforts, avoid heavy lifting, and crying.
Day 2: Your eyes will feel tight and be less swollen. You might experience pain when touching the lash area, this is completely normal.
Days 3 to 6: This is the moment to be patient because the top layer of the skin will begin to flake off. Please DO NOT PICK the detached small pieces of pigment and epidermis, or you will pull the pigment and the result will be an uneven color. Blinking helps getting rid of the little particles, but please do not rub your eyes or pick the skin.
Days 7 to 9: By now, all shedding should be complete and you are safe to put your face back under the shower spray! The tattoo may appear to have vanished, but do not worry. It is normal, just another stage of the healing process. The pigment will emerge again once that stage is finished.
Day 10: Now you will see a very close result to the final healed one. But if you are not 100% happy with what you see, please wait the final three weeks and return for a touch-up procedure.
NOTE: The outcome of permanent cosmetic procedures depends largely on the skin where it is applied. There are multiple factors that influence the outcome such as how damaged from sun exposure, or oily or dry it is. Also please note that more mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks of healing for the final results to be as beautiful.
Please also note that the better care you take of your skin and protect it from UV rays in this process, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetics procedure.