How Long For My Permanent Makeup To Heal?
Quicker Than You Think
If you are in good health, you should be pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly you heal.
Healing time and experience for each service will vary slightly although they are similar. We’ll go through each service for you one by one.
For both Microblading and the Permanent Powder/Ombre Eyebrow Tattoo your healing will look like this:
Day 1: You love your new eyebrows! The color is perfect and the shape is everything you’ve dreamed of.
Days 2-4: The color will darken slightly and temporarily. This is because the fresh color goes through a period of oxidation. This does not last longer than 7 days and is minimal. You should not experience heavy scabbing. Any scabbing will be thin and light. Our client’s feel comfortable going to work the very next day.
Days 5-7: Your eyebrows begin to flake as part of the healing process. This lasts 1-2 days.
Days 8-10: Flaking has finished and you will feel fully healed and be able to treat your eyebrows normally. Keep in mind that even though your eyebrows feel normal, your skin is technically still in the healing process. Your eyebrows will temporarily look lighter than they will when fully healed at 6 weeks. This is because you have new, baby skin and it needs a few more weeks to finish fully healing.
Days 14-28: Your eyebrow color and shape has fully bloomed! The color and shape should be just right and soon you will be invited back for your complimentary follow up appointment.
Day 42: During your follow up you have the opportunity to adjust anything you’d like about your new eyebrows. Sometimes clients are nervous during their initial service and later wish they had gone darker or fuller. This is your opportunity make sure you are 100% in love with your beautiful new eyebrows.
Day 1: You love your new eyeliner! Your eyeliner color is approximately 20% darker than it will heal to be. It will also appear sightly larger than it will heal in just a few days. This is due to color oxidation as well as a small amount of swelling and it is a normal part of the healing process. You will have no trouble driving home and going about the rest of your day normally. It’s unlikely that anyone will notice you’ve had your eyeliner permanently done except for possibly those you know very well such as you mother, daughter, or sister.
Days 2-3: The color will darken temporarily as the pigment oxidizes and thin scabs form. You may wake up still slightly puffy but you can remedy this by sleeping on an incline or applying a cool compress. Your eyeliner will feel tight but not painful.
Days 3-5: Your eyeliner will begin flaking until there is no scabbing left. Allow healing to shed naturally. Once all scabbing has finished flaking, it is common for the color to appear lighter than it will eventually heal. This lighter color is only temporary as your freshly healed skin is hiding the true color underneath. Over the next several weeks your eyeliner color will bloom.
Day 42: At 6 weeks your eyeliner is fully healed and it is okay to come back in for any adjustments such as darkening the color or altering the shape.
Days 1-2: You love your new lip color! The color will appear brighter than it will heal. Your lips will also feel swollen and tender. The color will begin to darken temporarily throughout the day as the pigment oxidizes.
Days 3-14: Swelling will have finished. Your lips will feel dry and start the flaking process. Allow shedding to happen naturally. As your lips flake, it will appear that your lip color is very light and "frosty". This is only temporary as you are still healing. Over the next several days your lip color will reappear until it fully blooms.
Days 28-42: It’s time for your follow up! At this time your lips are fully healed and it is recommended that you come back in to touch up any color that might have healed too light or at all imperfectly. Applying a second layer of new color will build off of the previous color, creating a more saturated and longer lasting lip. During this appointment, you also have the opportunity to further adjust the shape if desired.
You should be pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly you heal.
We hope this has helped you to better understand how long it will take for your permanent makeup to heal. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or text (949) 933-2583. We’d be happy to help you with any inquires you may have.