EYEBROW ENHANCEMENT HEALING PROCESS
It’s important to wait until your eyebrows are properly healed (after your 8 week touch up appointment) before making a final judgement about them. Remember… this treatment is a two step process requiring patience (with some clients needing a third appointment) to get the full desired look and you won’t achieve this until after your touch up appointment.
During the first few days, you may experience some minor swelling, redness, blanching (white outline) and tenderness, as well as some tightness or itchiness around the eyebrow area. This is normal during your permanent makeup healing process.
If your eyebrows are kept clean and dry then only a thin film (not a scab) will appear. The film will make your eyebrows look darker than when treated, but this is not the color your eyebrows will be when healed. The color implanted will fade by up to 50% during the healing process and the shape may also shrink in size as the skin is healing. The film will peel off itself after 7 – 14 days & may not exfoliate evenly. Leave the film alone; picking will lift color and strokes from the treated area resulting in unevenness and blank spots. Let the area heal naturally for best results.
Whilst the film is peeling, it may seem as though the treatment hasn’t worked – the color may look weak, orange, pink, or grey or it may seem as though hair strokes / pigment have disappeared.
Why? The Eyebrow Enhancement is not as deep as a ‘normal’ tattoo – your new healed skin is covering the pigment and is what’s making it look like your treatment hasn’t worked.
You’ll notice between weeks 2 – 4 that your eyebrows start coming back. If the color is still weak or patchy at weeks 4 – 6, don’t worry! In many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected.
Healing is specific to each client and it’s important to realize that you’ll need a color boost every 9 / 12 / 18 months depending on your skin type and lifestyle to maintain the vibrancy of your enhanced eyebrows. When you leave the appointment, your eyebrows will be intact but your personal lifestyle choices, age, genetics, and skin type will contribute to the retention of your eyebrows. If you use sun beds, sunbathe, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams or acidic cleansers, have regular chemical peels or exercise frequently to the point where you sweat a lot, your eyebrows WILL fade faster than anticipated.
Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Your results will vary and using a brow pencil or powder may still be needed, especially when wearing heavy coverage make up. Please remember that with MICROBLADING this is only an enhancement to your natural brows. This is not a ‘no maintenance’ treatment, but a ‘low maintenance’ treatment. No two sides of the face are the same or perfectly symmetrical and whilst trying to obtain perfect symmetry is our goal, nothing is guaranteed or perfect.