Medical Tattooing Providence
Who is a candidate? If you desire permanent make-up, tattooing can be used for eyeliner, eyebrows, or lip margins. Circumstances which motivate individuals to undergo this procedure include: active sports participation, allergies to make-up, oily skin which causes make-up to smudge, difficulty applying make-up (poor vision, arthritis), and thinning or loss of your eyebrows. Desire for permanent tattooing of reconstructed areola. Tattooing of discolored skin areas (usually congenital). Allergic reaction to ingredients in make-up. Oily skin causes make-up to smudge or fade.
Intended results: Permanent tattooing and color changes in the desired area. Enhancement of the lashes and/or eyebrows. Improved appearance with or without make-up. Minimization of scar visibility
- Tattooing is performed under local anesthesia or sedation and local using special medical equipment and sterile dyes.
- The dyes are available in many colors and can be matched to skin tones etc.
- Special pigments are introduced into the second layer of skin known as the dermis.
Recuperation and healing: There is local swelling and mild discomfort following tattooing. The treated area usually looks normal within 7-10 days. You may go home with antibiotic ointment on the treated areas following the procedure.
Other options: Additional procedures that may enhance the result is an Eyelid Lift or other facial surgery.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.