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One of the first steps before beginning your procedure is to pinpoint your unique skin type and shade. This allows us to help create a custom color and formula during your visit. The Fitzpatrick scale is divided into 6 different skin types and as the number increases, skin color gets darker. This gives us the tool to ensure perfect color-matching and the most realistic results possible. When contacting us please let us know which Fitzpatrick type you may be to help facilitate which colors may be used for your procedure.
During the procedure pigment is implanted into the dermis of the skin. When you look, your seeing the ink through the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin. This layer of skin is constantly renewing itself. In order to give ink a permanent home the needle must penetrate 1.5 to 2 millimeters below the skin which is called the dermis. At this depth implants are safe from being effected by micropigmentation. Nerves and blood vessels are located in this layer also which may cause some discomfort or bleeding that is normal and can be eliminated with numbing spray . About 95% of women have no sensation after reconstruction. On occasion, some may feel discomfort. If there is discomfort, topical anesthetic can be used.