Healing Timeline - What to Expect
Seasoned permanent makeup wearers can attest to the phenomenon of the healing brows. They go from too dark, to too light, and hopefully, end at just right. It takes a minimum of 4 weeks to get an honest assessment of the healed color. The information below will help you to anticipate the changes ahead. Patience is a wonderful virtue, that you will need. Once brows have completed the initial peeling phase, you are free to resume all normal activities and may use a brow pencil or makeup, should you desire. Remember too light, too short, too skinny are all GOOD problems to have.
Procedure Day: Upon completion, your brows may look hard, painted, too dark, too thick, etc. You can expect your healed results to be approximately 20-25% lighter and thinner than the initial appearance. Keep in mind that swelling will expand the tissue making brows appear thicker than they truly are. As swelling subsides, brows will narrow. Swelling can temporarily distort the brows, accentuating asymmetry. Any real issues will be addressed at the touchup when you are not swollen. Please keep in mind that if you ALWAYS had an eyebrow higher than the other (which most of us do), I may not be able to make them match. Remember eyebrows are sisters, not twins. Blot brows every 20 minutes to absorb any weeping. Icing is welcome, but not required. DO NOT apply aftercare cream the first night.
Day 2 (follow these instructions for 1st 5 days).
Gently wash your brows with cool water and clean fingertips only (no washcloths) to remove any crusting. Pat dry with gauze. Apply a thin coat of AfterInked or grapeseed oil. NO PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS. No soap. Do not scrub or pick. Do not run water directly on brows.
Repeat morning and night for 1st 5 days (only 2x daily). AfterInked cream may be used as long as you desire to condition the skin. Prior to showering, apply a thin coat of AfterInked to provide a barrier between your brows and the water. Do not linger in a steamy shower. Do not let the water spray directly on the face. Other than morning and evening care, DO NOT get your brows wet, damp, steamy, etc.
Day 3 & 4 Eyebrows may start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 5 Brows will start to peel for a couple of days. DO NOT help them! Underlying color may appear ashy and too light. You are entering “the ghosting phase”. As the body continues to heal, the color will ‘bloom’ over the coming weeks, becoming a richer, warmer tone, This may take up to 6 weeks to fully develop. Once smooth to the touch, you may resume all normal activities and apply makeup as you see fit.
NEVER APPLY ANTI-AGING OR SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO BROWS. ALWAYS USE SUNSCREEN ON THEM!
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