How Long is the Recovery from Permanent Eye Makeup?

how long does the swelling & red skin & bruising last for permanant eye makeup and any pictures?

Doctor Answers 3

Permanent Makeup Recovery Time

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Typically, there is very minimal downtime with permanent makeup.  There is not generally any bruising and the redness and swelling is mainly the day of the procedure and possibly the next day.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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What to expect in recovery from permanent make-up

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Permanent make-up requires the implantation of tattoo ink into the deeper layers of the skin.  The ink is scratched into the skin with fine needles.  Initially the involved area will be much darker than the expected final result.  After about two days the darker dead layer of surface skin will peel off and leave the desired permanent pigment result behind. 

If bruising occurs it resolves in 5-7 days.  Swelling should last only the day of treatment.  Often times a touch-up is needed a month or so after treatment to get the best result.  Always look for an experienced permanent make-up technician who operates under the supervision of a dermatologist or other physician experienced in dealing with matters of the skin.  Your results should be beautiful and lasting!

Pamela Carr, MD
Sugar Land Dermatologic Surgeon

Permanent makeup and an easy recovery

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Bruising tends to be minimal if you avoid aspirin like products and post-operatively elevate your head, apply ice and avoid strenous activity. Discuss this with an  experienced practitioner prior to treatment.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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