For those who are considering having permanent makeup done and what to expect during the healing process-It is very important that you understand the entire process!  Please take the time to read this before making your final decision.  Permanent makeup is an art, not a science; results vary depending on skin type, and skin undertones. To achieve extremely good results, you must follow a meticulous aftercare regimen.

Normal, or normal to dry, non oily skin, skin with no large pores, no scar tissue, no previous permanent makeup, as well as not being on medications that affect the skin gives the best results.


  • No use of alcohol, salt/sodium, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, ibuprofen, fish oil or other blood-thinning medications for 3-7 days prior to your procedure.

  • No use of judgment-altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure.

  • No sunburn.

  • No working out before your procedure. (day before and same day)

  • No facials or waxing, starting 7 days prior to your procedure.

  • No chemical peels, laser treatments in the past 60 days.

  • No retinol/botox/fillers in the past 4 weeks and for 4 weeks after the procedure.

  • Doctor prescribed medication should never be discontinued without first consulting your physician.



  • STOP tweezing or waxing 2 WEEKS prior to your procedure. Do not resume any method of hair removal for a minimum of two weeks after the procedure.     

  • STOP if using any type of lash or brow growth serum, (such as latisse), a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your procedure appointment. THIS IS A MUST!

  • STOP eyebrow tinting no later than 48 hours before, and DO NOT resume for two weeks after the procedure.


  • No lash extensions, lash growth products in the past 4 weeks.

  • STOP if using any type of lash or brow growth serum, (such as latisse), a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your procedure appointment. THIS IS A MUST!


  •  No outbreaks.



Day of Procedure:

  • Keep the area CLEAN for the first day dabbing your brows with a cotton pad and sterile or bottled water.

  • Do not rub, peel, or pick the area.

Days 1-10:

  • Make sure your hands are clean and use your fingertips; pat dry with a paper towel and apply a very small amount of coconut oil 2 to 3 times a day. (make sure you don't over apply as this will cause additional pigment loss)


  • Picking at them:  this could cause scarring and additional pigment loss.  They will itch during the healing process and appear uneven due to swelling.

  • Facials, botox, chemical treatments for at least 4 weeks.

  • Working out for at least 10 days. (sweating)

  • Direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks.  Wear a hat for the first 2 weeks, then apply sunscreen.

  • Long hot showers and steam for the first 10 days.

  • When showering tilt head back, avoiding water directly on face.  Pat dry; do not rub.

  • Swimming.

  • Makeup over the treated area for 2 weeks.


  • Day 1:  Brows will appear slightly thicker than we drew them and sometimes may appear uneven because they may be swollen; color looks darker and warmer due to the redness of the skin. Swelling may last anywhere from 10-20 days.

  • Days 2-4:  Brows are darker than what you've expected, and about 2 shades darker than what they will actually be once healed. Some redness may still persist on some clients.

  • Days 6-10:  Brows normally start peeling around day 5-6. Some clients slightly peel, while others may experience some scabbing. Once they start flaking, some areas of the eyebrows will fade more than others and as the pigment oxidizes it will start to darken up again over a 3-4-week period.

  • Days 28-40:  At this time, you'll actually start seeing the final result. Brows may look very uneven and patchy during the peeling stages. It varies from client to client but we CANNOT do a touch up any sooner, as they"re still healing.  People that heal quickly and young clients can see their final color by the 4-5-week mark, while adult women and people that heal slower will have to wait until week 6-7 to see the final color. We have no control over your body healing process, so please, be patient!


DAY 1: 

  • Apply a thin layer of Vaseline or Aquaphor before you go to bed.

  • Ice them throughout the day to help reduce swelling. Remember to use a clean paper towel every time you apply the ice pack.

DAY 2: 

  • Apply Vaseline or Aquaphor 2/3 times a day. (do not over apply)

DAYS 3-14:

  • Apply a thin layer of Vaseline or Aquaphor as needed.


  • Keep the area CLEAN; gently washing your face, without rubbing on eyes.

  • Try to sleep on your back to avoid rubbing your face on the pillow.

  • No makeup for the following week.

  • Do not pick the scabs, let them naturally exfoliate.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks.


I never overwork on eyes; these are super sensitive, and the eye tissue is very thin.  If your eyes start bleeding or become swollen I prefer to complete the work in multiple sessions.  Try to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.

  • Days 1-3: You may experience puffy eyes, heavy lids.

  • Days 4-6:  Some scabbing may occur; keep the area clean and no makeup on your eyes until completely peeled.

Eyes usually heal within 1 week.



DAY 1: 

  • Apply the lip balm (provided) frequently.

  • Apply only a thin layer; you must allow the tissue to breathe.



  • Spicy food right after your procedure.

  • Direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks.



Be prepared for bright colored lips as well as some swelling. The fuller the natural lip the more swelling occurs. Lips do not look nice while healing!  If you are not prepared to put up with how they look in the healing process do not have them done.


  • Days 1-2: Lips may be swollen and the color is very bright.

  • Days 3-6: The lips will go dry and flaky!  Be patient, because lips heal relatively quickly.  You may have 4 to 7 days of them looking hideous but the healed result is so worth it!


Meticulous aftercare regimen means respecting and keeping up with each instruction and/or routine given after the treatment.

Permanent Makeup DOES fade over time! The duration depends on multiple factors:

  • Your immune system

  • Age

  • Aftercare

  • Technique

  • Sun Exposure

  • Medications (ex. thyroid, anxiety medications)

  • Gym activity, any excess sweating

Flawless Glo ~200 W. Grand Ave. Suite 7B  Grand Junction, CO ~ 970.644.5800