Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT IS PARAMEDICAL MICROPIGMENTATION?

Paramedical Micropigmentation, also known as paramedical tattooing, is an art form that helps to restore and softly re-define features that have been compromised due to accidents, scars, hair loss and breast reconstruction. 


Paramedical Micropigmentation refers to the process of tattooing pigment into the second (dermal) layer of the skin.


*  Custom-mixed pigments can blend seamlessly to skin tones and add color to areas where pigment is lacking. 


*  Flat scars on the body that have healed white or pale silver, can be camouflaged so their appearance is greatly diminished. 


*  Custom-mixed pigments can be applied, one hairstroke at a time, to successfully replicate areas of missing hair. 


This art form can help replicate that which was lost, and can serve as a means of cathartic healing.

IS PARAMEDICAL MICROPIGMENTATION SAFE?

Yes. Our methods of tattooing are controlled, gentle and safe. I utilize a 100% single-use, disposable system for each procedure. Strict sterilization and sanitation standards are followed in accordance with OSHA requirements. Licensed by the Florida Department of Health.

DOES IT HURT?

Very little discomfort is experienced during the procedure. In fact, the great majority of our clients who have undergone mastectomy do not have much sensation in their breasts at all. Some describe the sensation as a "'tickling" feeling. However, topical anesthesia is always available to use as needed to ensure your comfort.

HOW LONG DOES A PROCEDURE TAKE?

The average length of time for a (bilateral) 3d nipple areola tattoo is 3 hours. This time includes paperwork, consultation, numbing time if required, and breaks as needed. The exact time, of course, varies per each individual.

WHAT IS THE HEALING PERIOD LIKE?

Most clients are able to return to work or their other daily activities immediately following their procedure without any embarrassment or discomfort. For approximately 10 days following the procedure, you will need to apply a thin film of ointment to the procedure site. During this healing period, you will notice the color soften into your skin. 

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MAY I CHOOSE MY OWN COLORS?

Of course. Though color options will be suggested based on your personal color analysis, the final color choice is yours. With each procedure, only fresh and safe ingredients are used.

HOW MANY APPLICATIONS ARE NEEDED?

Generally, two applications are needed in order to achieve full satisfaction with your desired look. However, many of our clients are fully satisfied with just one application. If a second application is desired, it is scheduled at least 45 days after the initial procedure so your skin can heal completely before receiving another treatment.

HOW LONG DO PARAMEDICAL TATTOOS LAST?

Tattoos are permanent in that you will always have a permanent marking on your skin. However, over time, you will notice a gradual softening of color occurring each year. Many women feel that this is advantageous as they like having the color soften and lighten with time. However, if stronger color is preferred, color enhancement services are always an option. Factors which cause paramedical tattoos to fade are: individual body chemistry, cellular turnover-rejuvenation and exposure to sunlight.