Like any cosmetic procedure this is a process. Do not expect immediate results - and please be patient. It will be a few weeks before you can fully appreciate the results, and you will love it!
Immediately after the procedure the area treated will look much darker and much more defined (as if it were "painted on") than the final results. Be prepared for the color to be significantly lighter and the overall appearance much softer and more natural after the healing occurs. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates. Usually the exfoliation (peeling) process occurs about 4 to 5 days and will be complete at about day 7 (1 week). At that point the contrast between the initial intense and dark color and the new softer and lighter color may be such that you may be very disappointed. Do not worry!
It is expected and normal, and you will be receiving a second application, a "perfecting session" in a few weeks.
At that time Shape and Color will be adjusted to your liking. We can add very easily, but it is much more difficult to remove! You must wait at least 4 weeks between applications. Touching up a tattoo prematurely may result in a ruined tattoo.
Immediately after the procedure your eyebrows will probably appear to be too dark, too thick and with rather unnatural "drawn in" appearance. It is only after healing is complete that you will be able to appreciate fully the color and softness of your eyebrows. Most of the time they will actually be too light, which will be corrected during the "perfecting session".
During the healing period (1 week):
Immediately after the procedure the eyelids will be slightly swollen. Because of the swelling the eyeliner will appear to be much thicker and sometimes distorted. Also the color will appear to be extremely dark, even when soft colors are used. Do not worry! In 2-3 days the liner will be reduced to the desired thickness and will be more even as the swelling goes down.However the color will remain dark until the healing process is complete (approximately 7 days). At this point your eyeliner may be too light, uneven, "not enough", etc. Relax when you return for your "perfecting session" we can adjust and add as much as you desire.If the swelling persists beyond 48 hours or becomes worse, or if the eyes become inflamed (red, itchy, watery) you must call us immediately. This is a very rare occurrence but can develop in patients with extremely sensitive eyes.Immediately after the procedure and for the first 24 hours, brew tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes. Place teabags in ice water. When cold, place the teabags over each eye for 10 minutes. You may store your tea bags in a baggy and keep them in the refrigerator. A tea bag compress is also good for puffy eyes.
During the healing period:
Shape: Immediately after the procedure lips may appear to be uneven or crooked, due to swelling. Please do not be concerned. The swelling diminishes (24-48 hours) and your lips will become evenly shaped. Color: Following the micropigmentation procedure, skin on the lips will reacts differently than the rest of your skin.
You will experience 3 stages: