The healing process can last anywhere from five to ten days. Immediately after treatment, it’s normal to see a carbon crust, resembling light scabbing, on the affected area, since plasma procedures create a tiny micro-wound. During healing, the face should be kept dry so that these scabs can fall off naturally, but after the scabs have fallen away, clients can return to washing their face and moisturizing as usual.
Note that it’s normal to see some redness and swelling in the wake of a plasma treatment, because just like baby skin, redness shows the newness of the skin. Once the scabs have gone, you can also apply makeup to your skin to hide the redness temporarily.
You can shower soon after the procedure, the following day or even the same evening, depending on the depth of the treatment and its location. During the initial healing period, when the carbon crust remains on the treated area, make certain to wash gently and carefully. We recommend using a Ph balance soap, which you will receive with your aftercare kit. We also strongly advise that you wash with your fingertips, not with a face towel, to avoid abrading the sensitive treated areas.
We always recommend more than one treatment, but we like to see how the initial procedure has healed before prescribing an exact number. Typically, you’ll see amazing results within the first week of healing, and most often, we’ll go on to recommend two to three treatments, especially for scarring and stretch marks.
Unlike many who offer plasma treatments, Skin Deep includes two follow-up LED treatments with each plasma service! These LED treatments are applied to the treated area during the healing process, helping to reduce initial redness after the carbon crust falls off. The first LED treatment will be around day five, calming any redness or irritation and encouraging more collagen growth to ease your skin’s transition. The second treatment will follow one to two weeks later.
For those with oily skin, we recommend an Ombre/Powder brow instead. Very oily skin may cause microblading strokes to blur
Microblading is a technique that requires a handheld manual tool with micro-blades, creating fine, hair-like strokes within the brow. It’s for people who want a natural look, as well as for those who have very fine hair. The strokes create fine ink lines that simulate the look of fine hair.
A Combination brow is the best of both worlds. You’ll have beautiful hair-like strokes in the head of the brow, mimicking hair, and toward the tail, we’ll transition into a very soft gradient powder.
Ombre brows are another term for powder brows. Instead of a manual tool, this technique uses a machine to implant pigment softly with a nanoneedle in layers, producing a gradient of color. We focus on going darker to lighter, from the tail of the brow to the head, creating an ombre look.
This treatment is best for a client who prefers the look of makeup or powder on their brows. If you want a more natural brow, we can apply a very light powder look, or if you want a look that resembles makeup, we can do that as well. Normally, an ombre/powder brow will last longer than microblading.
Aftercare is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for the full 10-day healing period to ensure proper healing and color retention FOR THE BEST RESULTS. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness or loss of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the touch-up or what I like to call the perfecting visit. Results will vary for all individuals.
Approximate daily healing schedule
Day 1-2 Your brows are approximately 20 to 40% darker, bolder and more solid than your healed result. Under pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into layer of skin containing dead skin cells. This combination is what is giving the appearance of a darker color. There may be minimal swelling but because typically the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed on about day 5 to 7, and you will see a loss of color. This is normal. Do not scratch or pick. It is normal for the area to be slightly itchy while healing.
Day 3-4 Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. Do not scratch or pick Please!
Day 5-7 The skin is now rapidly exfoliating and will shed evenly if left alone. The color under the exfoliating skin will start to appear very light and day by day it will start to appear darker. Please be patient and give the color a couple of weeks to become darker.
Day 30-40 Now is the time to critique your brows, the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis.
Shall you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 713-000-0000.
Long term care
Microblading after your 6-8 week touch up can last around 1 year. For Ombe Brows, 2 years.
Yes, we do recommend a touchup after your first initial appointment.