The healing process is a fascinating and important aspect of your permanent makeup procedure. It differs from person to person and is based on several factors. Here we will explain those factors, and show you what to expect during all the stages of the tattoo eyebrows healing process to help you recover as quickly and successfully as possible.
A tattoo is effectively a skin deep flesh wound, and it will heal in much the same way. There are several physiological factors that help determine the average speed, healing time, and effectiveness of the healing process. They include:
* Age – Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, older looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal and regenerate.
* Skin Type – Scarring affects different skin types differently based on collagen production. Darker skin, for example is susceptible to raised keloid scars, while lighter skin may have a more sunken pitted appearance.
* Circulation – Good circulation facilitates healthy fresh blood flow through the wounded area, and cuts down considerably on healing time.
* Estrogen Levels – Estrogen affects wound healing by regulating a variety of genes associated with regeneration.
* How Easily Or Severely You Swell And/Or Bruise – Although permanent eyebrows are least affected by swelling and bruising, some individuals are extremely prone which can extend the amount of time it takes to heal.
* Diet – Studies suggest that good nutrition and “power” foods ( that contain proteins, vitamins A, C, and Zinc) promote healing.
* Stress – Stress results in the deregulation of the immune system, which is proven to cause a substantial delay in wound healing.
* Diabetes – Diabetic individuals show a documented impairment in the healing of acute wounds.
* Smoking – Smoking causes a delay in wound healing and an increase in complications such as infection, rupture, leakage, and sometimes even necrosis.
* Excessive Physical Activity – Excessive exercise or activity could cause an increased risk of abrasion, and the sensitive areas to stretch making scabbing difficult.
* Exposure To Sunlight – Excessive sun exposure can cause reddening, blistering, and inflammation potentially causing infection and scarring to the already sensitive area.
* Medications – Some medications may interfere with response to inflammation, platelet function, and an ability to form clots, significantly affecting healing.
HEALING PROCESS STAGE 1: FIRST TWO WEEKS
Immediately after your eyebrow tattoo procedure, the healing process begins. You may initially experience swelling, redness, skin sensitivity, and possibly some minor bruising. All are normal side effects when deciding to tattoo eyebrows, but none of them should last longer than two (2) days. Remember, if swelling or bruising persists more than two days, it may be a sign of infection, so be sure to contact your doctor right away.
The appearance of your new permanent eyebrows or lips will be darker and thicker than you might expect. Usually after about a
4-7 days for eyebrows, 7-13 days for eyeliner, 3-4 days for lips,
the area and top layer starts to scab. When the crusts falls during the first days these zones will look really light, faintly. And during next 2 weeks Permanent Makeup gonna look brighter and brighter.
For 7 days following application of Permanent Makeup:
*Eyeliners: never rub or peel of the scabs as it will prevent to get the expected result. Avoid any contact with water for 7 days.
*Lips: never rub or peel of the scabs as it will prevent to get the expected result. Do not expose to the sunlight for 3 days ( do not use suncreem. It`s best to use a panama hat/baseball cap). Continue with herpes- treatment. If possible avoid any water contact for 3 days (when drinking water use the straw). Apply Lucas` Papaw Ointment (with no preservitives and colouring) up to 3 times a day.
*Eyebrows: Be sure not to pick or scrub your tattoos as they heal- this will cause scarring. Avoid any contact with water for 7 days. Do not expose to the sunlight for 3 days.
*Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and may lead to infection.
*Sleep elevated and on your back while healing for 5-10 days.
*No makeup, tinting of lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the ocean for 7-10 days (until the area is completely healed).
*Restrictions on physical activities including bathing, recreational water activity for 5-10 days after procedure
*Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing.
*Permanent Makeup procedures are a two step process, results are not determined until a touch up application is completed.
HEALING PROCESS STAGE 2: FIRST TWO WEEKS
During the next phase of the healing process, as eyebrow/lips/eyeliner tattoo scabbing and shedding occurs, you may feel tempted to rub, scratch, or scrub. Please, keep calm and do not touch your new permanent makeup. You can use anything from a cold compress (NOT frozen), to damp tea bags, to face cloths (NOT wet) or apply Lucas Papaw Ointment. Just be sure to only add light pressure when placing them onto the eyebrows/lips. By far, the best overall healing component is oxygen. If its tolerable, it is highly recommended that you simply let your new tattoo eyebrows/lips/eyeliner breathe. After approximately two (2) weeks, your eyebrows will have mostly healed during the “shedding” process. The initial “intensity” will have faded, and the desired color shade will start appearing.
HEALING PROCESS STAGE 3 : TOUCH UP PROCEDURE
Your brow/lips is gonna fade in one month by approx 40-60% (it depends on your organism, metabolism, etc.) About 4-6 weeks after your original appointment we must do “touch up”. It will take same time as your first treatment (2:30 – 3 hours for eyebrows/lips, 2 – 2:30 hours eyeliner). Your specialist will go over the tattoo again to darken the pigment and fix and fill in any areas needing correction or modification. Additionally, after a few weeks, if your eyebrow color has settled into an undesirable tone, it can be adjusted at the second visit.
Some people at times have a resistant skin type where the ink doesn’t like to take. You may need more than one touch up if you are one of the few that fall into this category. This is an exceptional circumstance that will require you to work out a special payment schedule with your permanent eyebrow technician. After 28 days the tattooed eyebrows healing process should be complete, and you should’t have to schedule another appointment again for another 1-3 years.