DO YOU USE ANESTHESIA?
Normally the breast area is more resistant to pain, since it has been through so many procedures. In the first phase of the procedure it is done without anesthesia, but if you feel discomfort I apply anesthesia and you will feel nothing more.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY RETOUCHING FEES?
There are two possibilities:
If after healing (approximately 45 days), the areola(s) have pigmented between 90% to 100%, but you still want more color or more detail, there is a fee of $100 for the touch-up.
In another case, which is very rare, is when the pigment does not pigment almost completely, having to redo several parts, in this case, it will be necessary to evaluate, because many times the skin expels the pigment due to the several aggressions that the skin has already suffered in the area that was tattooed.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR THE RETOUCHING?
The procedure can last between 3 and 6 hours. It will depend if it will be only one areola or both, if it will be only a correction or if it will be a complete reconstruction of the areola(s). An appointment in person or photos are required for analysis.
WHEN THE PROCEDURE CANNOT BE PERFORMED?
The procedure cannot be performed under the following conditions:
- If you have herpes, this means low immunity and therefore the procedure is not recommended until everything is stable in the body.
- If you have lupus: If the lupus is controlled for more than 6 months, the procedure can be done with a written authorization from the doctor.
- Sun tan: It is necessary to wait for the skin to completely peel before performing the procedure.
- If you are taking medicine for high blood pressure, Diabetes, heart or depression - in these cases the procedure can be done only with a written authorization from your doctor
- If you are prone to very strong keloid, we will need to analyze it.
- If you are still undergoing chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, or within 7 months of the last treatment.
- if you are not within 7 months of your last breast treatment (prosthesis, expansion, any other surgery)
- If you are using or have used Roacutan in less than 6 months.
HOW DOES MY BREAST LOOK AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
On the day and the day after, swelling and redness may occur in the micropigmented area.
The tattooed area is well pigmented for at least 7 days, very dark mainly from the 3rd day on, which is when the peel starts to form and therefore becomes very dark. After the 7-day period, in which they should already be peeling, they lighten about 50% to 60%. At this stage, external healing is taking place and a film is forming between the pigment and the outer layer of your skin that still doesn't let you see the exact color. Between the 10th and 15th day, the internal healing begins and this film starts to break down, and then we start to see the real result. It is important to return in 45 to 50 days, when the areolas are totally healed inside and outside.
This return is also important to check if the skin absorbed the pigment well in all of its extension, because in some cases, the pigment is not totally collected in the first application, being necessary a retouching. In the return, we verify together if you want to keep the resulting color or if you want to retouch leaving the areolas darker.
GOING TO CASCA? CAN IT INFLAMATE?
With proper care, there is practically no chance of it getting inflamed! But since it is an area that has already been "moved" a lot and still depends on the immune system of each person, this is something that cannot be guaranteed not to happen.
As for the peel, there are cases in which a thin layer of skin is formed that peels off slightly, and there are people in whom healing is more difficult and a thicker peel may form. Both should peel off naturally from the body. Never remove the peel during healing.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
It is - extremely - important that the skin is well moisturized in the area that will be tattooed. So start applying moisturizer 5 times a day, for at least a week before the tattoo (ideally, start today!).
It is important that you come well rested and nourished. Don't go out late the night before your tattoo day, and avoid alcohol and any other drugs the day before, the day before, and the day after your procedure. Eat a light but substantial meal, as an empty stomach can cause problems such as a drop in blood pressure and nausea.
Ideally, you should have your shower already taken as you will not be able to shower the day of the procedure.
WHAT ARE THE POST-PROCEDURE CARES?
Some very important cares are necessary for adequate healing:
1- Whenever you need to perform something on the areola(s) or in the region, be with clean hands.
2- Tegaderm will be placed on the areola(s) soon after the procedure.
3- Avoid washing the region abundantly for 3 days. In the bath, avoid that the water falls directly on the breasts, deviate the body from the water fall, leaving the region to be washed with delicate movements when you are finishing the bath, using your hand to bring the water to them. I will explain further in person. Wash this way for the next 15 days (even after removing the plastic - Next step)
4- On Day 3, remove the tegaderm as carefully as possible, moisten the area with water while removing the tegaderm. Wash them with water at room temperature or cold (preferably in the sink), with neutral soap ( I recommend Cetaphil ) with very light movements and dry with light touches of disposable paper towel. Let the areola(s) breathe for 1 hour. Do not iron anything at all. Do this at a time when you can do without your bra and blouse. Note: it is normal to have lymph (yellowish transparent liquid) and ink accumulation under the tegaderm.
5- Continue cleaning the same way instructed in point 3, same care in the shower for the next days.
6- Apply the specific ointment for the procedure, whenever the skin is dry, for the next 30 days. You will receive this product on the day of your procedure. Do not cover the region with gauze, cotton or anything else. However, in the first 10 days, it is interesting to cover the ointment with plastic film in the hours that you cannot be without a blouse or bra. But at every moment that you can, let your areola breath, using only the ointment.
7- Avoid long, hot baths for 15 days. The steam can soften the micropigmentation peel and this is very bad for the final result.
8- Do not wash your hair for 3 days after the procedure, unless it is in a salon, so you avoid that the water with shampoo falls on the breasts and also avoid excessive movement of the breast region.
9- Try to sleep with your belly up until your breasts are externally healed (approximately 10 days).
10- Avoid the beach, sauna and swimming pool for 30 days, not even to be in the "shade" or with clothes on. The sand is dirty, the sea air is bad for the skin and excessive heat is bad for micropigmentation. The sauna will make you sweat putting ink out and the pool has chlorine that is a depigmenting poison for the tattoo. Avoid the sun as much as possible, especially in the first 30 days, unless it is from 6am to 8am.
11- Avoid contact with pets, especially in the tattooed area. Animal hair can bring impurities to the tattoo and they can also end up licking or passing their paws and nails on the tattoo and hurt the work. The same care should be taken with babies.
12- YOU CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE BARK DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. Removing the peel can cause infections, leave scars and will compromise the pigmentation result. The peel needs to come off naturally. Scarring can cause itching, if it does, take a cotton swab and lightly touch the itchy spot. Observe if you are moisturizing the skin enough with the ointment, if the skin is dry it will itch more.
An excellent result of healthy healing and beautiful finish of your micropigmentation is only possible if we work as a team! I will do all the work to a standard of excellence in the art of the areola(s) for you! But what you will do after the procedure, is what will contribute the most to the best healing and consequently leave your micro more beautiful and lasting in your skin! After 100% healing (30 days), always moisturize daily, this will maintain its glow for the next years. Follow the care strictly and contact us if you have any questions during the healing process.
WILL I KNOW HOW IT WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
I measure the design millimeter by millimeter, simulate what the ideal areola(s) would look like for you, according to your characteristics and skin color, and show it to you so we can check together if it is to your liking,
Only after everything is approved will I perform the procedure.
ARE THE PIGMENTS SAFE?
Pigments are composed of minerals and are biocompatible with the human body!
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your desire, availability, and phone number.