Nail reconstruction tattoo can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Nail bed avulsion: This is a surgical procedure in which the nail is removed from the nail bed.
- Nail psoriasis: This is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause the nails to become discolored, thickened, and malformed.
- Nail trauma: This can damage the nail bed and cause the nail to fall off.
The procedure typically takes about 1-1.5 hours, and the results can last for several years.
Dasha will first numb the area around the nail bed. Then, she will use a needle to inject pigment into the nail bed. The number of sessions required will vary depending on the extent of the damage to the nail bed.
Here are some aftercare tips for nail tattoos:
- Keep the tattooed area clean and dry.
- Apply a thin layer of moisturizer. A water-based moisturizer like Aquaphor can help keep the tattooed area hydrated and prevent it from drying out.
- Avoid picking at the scabs. The scabs will eventually fall off on their own. Picking at them can damage the tattoo and prolong the healing process.
- Wear gloves when doing activities that could get the tattooed area wet or dirty. This includes washing dishes, and gardening.
- Be patient. The tattoo will take about two weeks to fully heal. During this time, it may be a little bit sensitive and may peel or flake.
Here are some things you should avoid doing after getting a nail tattoo:
- Don’t soak your nails in water. This can loosen the ink and make the tattoo fade.
- Don’t use harsh soaps or lotions. These can irritate the skin and damage the tattoo.
- Don’t pick or scratch the area. This can cause the ink to bleed and the tattoo to become infected.
- Don’t expose the tattoo to direct sunlight. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can fade the tattoo.
- Avoid swimming pool, spa, or sauna for at least 3 weeks after the treatment.