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54 West 21st Street, Suite 1010
New York, NY, 10010



We Specialize In The Most Natural-Looking Microblading Treatments For Brows, Eyeliner, Lips, And Hairline.

Locations: NYC and Chicago.


Ramon's musings on microblading treatments and his NYC and Chicago salon.

Why Are My Brows So Dark Right After The Treatment?

Ramon Padilla

There’s no escaping it. For about a week after your initial Bespoke Brow treatment, your brow color will be a few shades darker than your target color.  Even in this time when bold, dark brows are super on-trend, it can be a little jarring especially for those who are not used to having brows at all!

Don’t worry because this is expected and natural!  The color will soften up to 40 - 50% in about a week.

Here’s what is happening:

Immediately after the treatment your brow area is slightly irritated and this contributes to the appearance of a darker pigment color.  When the irritation subsides after two or three days, the color will already start to appear softer.

Also, there is excess pigment “trapped” near the surface of the skin.  As your skin heals, this excess pigment sheds (this is the peeling that we told you about) and so lightening the overall appearance.

In addition, new skin cells form OVER the pigment that is embedded in the skin, with this “veil” of new skin further contributing to the softening of the brow color.  

For some clients, a LOT of new skin cells form in the brow, so much so that some areas of the Bespoke Brow seem to disappear— the pigment is still there but hidden behind the new skin cells. Our therapists track this so that they can deposit a little more pigment during the Perfecting Session.  We want to be sure every beautiful stroke shines!

Once this awkward week is over you will WANT people to stare at your brows.  And they will, because they will be beautiful.

-- Ramon Padilla