Remember: 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.
General Remarks on Shape & Color
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 10. 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 that 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.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW COSMETIC TATTOO:
GENTLY wash with lukewarm water for the first 24 hours to remove any lymph fluid that may have formed a crust. You may incorporate a mild wash 2-3 times a day and pat dry with clean paper towel or cotton round for the remainder of healing.
Do Not put any makeup on that area, you want to keep it as clean as possible during healing.
You may apply a light fragrance free aftercare (I will supply the product) after 24 hours if skin feels tight and dry, please do so sparingly (nothing more than a rice size amount on each brow).
Do Not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.
No Sweating, Sun, Hot sauna and outside running for 10 days. Low intensity workouts may resume after 24 hours.
Day 1 & 2
The eyebrows are approximately up to 40% darker and bolder before they are completely healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to look darker.
There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment from the procedure to fade away and a more narrow appearance will result.
Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 4 & 5
The skin begins to flake -- peeling from the outside edges first.
Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.