If you step into the world of PMU, then you just need to expect maintenance over the years to come.
You may get a followup every year, if it's a light followup. It's important to not overwork the skin to the point of creating excessive scar tissue.
RULE OF THUMB: Try not to schedule a visit until your PMU is:
TOO LIGHT . . . that the patterns are too hard to follow when applying your makeup.
TOO DARK . . . that things appear a little too harsh.
COLORS HAVE FADED OR SHIFTED INTO AN UNNATURAL LOOKING COLOR.
What is Color Theory &
Why is Color Boosting Important?
WHY do the colors change over time?
In the most basic of terms... your brown brows were created using a specific combination of the following colors:
RED + YELLOW + BLACK or BLUE = BROWN
PROBLEM: The color that was once ok, has now shifted into an unnatural look. The reason for this is simple. Our bodies metabolize different colors at various rates. So in a nutshell, the loss of any ONE of these colors can create an unnatural balance.
SOLUTION: Add back the missing color.
The best case scenario is that all colors fade evenly and just get lighter as they fade off, but there is no way to guarantee this to happen. If an imbalance keeps happening, there is a chance that your metabolism absorbs more of the missing color, than the other colors.
TOO DARK: Occasionally, colors may look too dark. If so, you should seek out a form of color reduction. Then, reapply the needed color.
A RECENT STATE LAW HAS MANDATED THAT ARTISTS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO PERFORM REMOVAL OF PIGMENT. THEREFORE. YOU MUST SEEK OUT HELP FROM A QUALIFIED DOCTOR.