Initially your brows may seem too red and too large. Don't be alarmed!! We have just worked the skin and it is natural for it to red and swollen. It will calm down. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is sitting on top of your skin, and has not settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. The scabbing process, if you have any, will also make the brows appear dark. Stay calm, all of this will lighten within a week or so. The color will eventually be 30-50% lighter and the brows will be 20-30% smaller when fully healed. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from the eyebrows. Some strokes will disappear and re-appear in 2-3 weeks. Not all strokes will remain. It is perfectly natural to lose between 10-15% of hair strokes, they will get replaced in your follow-up appointment. You may feel some itching, please try to resist. If you find yourself unable to resist itching you may apply some Bactine to the area for relief. Once all the scabbing has naturally fallen off and skin is healed, you may apply Vitamin E oil to the brow a few times a day, until it is time for the follow up session.