Healing Schedule for Permanent Makeup Application
EYEBROWS: Typical Effects -
Day 7 The eyebrows are approximately 30-40% darker and bolder in width than they will be
when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the
pigment to appear darker and warmer in tone. There is some swelling, although
difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the brow area. Brows will
be tender and may feel similar to sunburn, though this will subside. Exfoliation,
which begins in a few days will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow
area procedure to flake away in a more narrow appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t
be concerned that your eyebrow initially appears darker and heavier in shape than
you desire, this is all part of the process.
Day 8 Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 9 The skin begins to flake/peel from the outside edges first. Brows may appear pink.
Day 10 Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and gray for a few days until color clarifies.
EYEliner: Typical Effects -
Day 1 Swollen, like you have been crying and with a heavier makeup look.
Day 2 Swollen and tender, usually for only a few hours after waking up, and again with a heavier
make up look continuing.
Day 3 Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin.
Design becomes narrower.
Day 4 There is a pinching feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK IT!
Day 5 Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment on this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.
NOTE: Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) in which they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oil, 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 the age of the skin, all attribute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 30-45 days after your initial procedure to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking their best. Your procedure maintenance, directions given to you are very important.