Post Treatment

What is normal?

• Mild swelling, itching, scabbing, light bruising, and dry tightness are normal after the procedure. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. 

Following the aftercare instructions will help lessen discomfort during and after scabbing.

• Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 5-10 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If it is too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks, we will make adjustments during the touch-up appointment.

• Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals, the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can all be addressed during the touch-up appointment, which is why a touch-up is necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about four weeks.

• A touch-up may be needed 10 months to 2 years after the first touch-up procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touch-up 4-8 weeks after the first session. Then every 10 months to 2 years to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. 

For best results, please follow your aftercare packet!