What’s a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?
After the initial procedure, the colour will be darker than desired for a few days. As you heal, you will lose the colour in the top layer of the skin, therefore the colour will soften. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled 4-6 weeks post-procedure to “touch-up” and perfect the procedure.
Is It Painful?
To help with pain management a topical aesthetic ointment is used. Clients may experience some discomfort. However, this varies according to each client’s pain threshold.
Is It Safe?
With proper sterilisation and sanitary guidelines met through OSHA in BloodBorne Pathogen standards there should be no need for concern.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Generally, there is some redness, swelling and tenderness of the treated area. An allergy patch test can be done, at your request, prior to the procedure to assure there will be no reactions to the pigments used. Due to individuality, there may be other unforeseen side effects.
How Long Does it Last?
How fast this happens depends on sun exposure, products used on the skin, and the body’s natural break down of pigment .It’s best to have a colour boost every year to maintain a fresh look.
Which Technician Should I Choose?
It’s best to choose a technician that is a credited and qualified whom adheres to a strict code of ethics and standards. Also consider the training, portfolio, compliance with local and state laws, and most importantly your comfort level with the technician.