What can be expected during the procedure?
After properly cleansing and sanitizing the area, numbing medication can be administered to minimize any discomfort associated with the treatment. Numbing is available in a topical form or through an injection of lidocaine. Slight pressure is experienced while the technician is applying the pigments.
What are the expected results?
The area treated will become red and swollen for about 24 hours post-op. The pigmented area will appear darker immediately following and will lighten over the next week. Most patients can return to work right after the procedure, and with proper care, recovery time is 5 to 10 days. It is recommended to apply Vaseline to the treated area for up to a week.
Is the procedure safe?
Yes. All procedures are performed in a physician’s office under strict sanitation and sterilization rules and are administered by well-trained, certified technicians using prepackaged, sterilized, disposable needles, and tools. All pigments are natural, hypoallergenic, and approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.