Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Fading almost to the point of it appearing to have disappeared is normal. It takes roughly 4-6 weeks to see the final healed result. In some cases, some of the color can still return. Microblading in particular has a tendency to look very "crisp" immediately after, but as it heals becomes softer and somewhat blended.
MICROBLADING IS A 2 STEP PROCESS and your touch up is when I will access the retention and make modifications the second time. During your touch up, I will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.
For 7 days following application of Permanent Cosmetics:
Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create an infection.
Apply your antibiotic ointment or Vaseline 3 times daily until the procedure area has healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips. We suggest Vaseline, as it is non-reactive in most clients.
No make-up, tinting or lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in any recreational bodies of water for 7 days until the procedure area is completely healed.
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of Vaseline on the procedure area using clean cotton swab. Continue this regimen until the procedure area is completely healed.
Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).
Use a sun block after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.
Do not use products that container AHA’s on the procedure area. (Examples: Glycolic, Lactic Acids, Always check your product labeling because this will fade your pigment color)
Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 4-6 weeks post procedure. All Permanent Make-up procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until touch-up application is completed.
If you experience any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, stop using the antibiotic ointment. You may be allergic to the after care product you are using!
If you have excessive redness, swelling, tenderness, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment color loss!
All permanent make-up procedures are a two-step process.