Just flew half way across the world, now laying down in my Hotel room. I have my 1st appointment booked for tomorrow at 3pm.
NZGuy in Hong Kong
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:43 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:05 AM
good luck friend hope all goes well for u the results look amazing im sure you wont b any different its a big bad world out there wen your bald n have no cap on jus think of this being a permant cap get back them teenage years:) really wish u all the luck in the world
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:07 AM
Best of luck mate :) I hope it all goes well and that you are happy with treatment. I have had my problems but just remember that 1st treatment is just a base and it will start filling in thereafter. Make sure you let it heal and gently moisturise.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:51 PM
Good luck NZGuy,
Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:49 PM
Just got back to my hotel. I was hoping I'd be one of those guys that handled the pain quite well, unfortunately for me the pain was right up there. One a scale of 1 to 10 I floated from a 6 to a 9 depending what area was being treated. Jonathan was super patient with me though and we took little breaks to give my nerve endings a rest and let them settle down. I was in the seat for about 3.5 hours, would have been shorter if I wasn't such a girls blouse. :)
Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:20 AM
Hey Mark, yeah I'm going to take some oral medication next time. As far as a topical aneasthetic is concerned I've heard it can effect the tattoo pigment and it also has a very short life. Most times the numbing of topical aneasthetic only lasts 30 or so minutes after you take it off. I would also need to apply a whole tube of the stuff on my head and then wrap my head in shrink wrap as it only works when air can't get to the skin.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:32 AM
Ive read that too Mark. I really can't see them offering injectables but they could offer topical treatments. Neither were offered to me.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:36 AM
Anaesthetic creams are available but we dont encourage their use unless they are absolutely necessary. The cleaner the canvas, the more predictable the results from what I understand. I believe the procedure is to just call ahead if you want anaesthetic.
Injectables are out unfortunately. We're allowed to hit you with a pigment needle a few thousand times, but not allowed to hit you one more time with something to numb the pain..........
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:41 AM
Why not take a painkiller orally beforehand? Might want to check which painkillers are ok as I remember when I was filling in the patient form, there was a question about whether I'd taken ibuprofen (or it might have been aspirin) in the hours before the treatment. Not sure what difference it would make, but it was there.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:42 AM
On the unhelpful suggestions side, you could train for the pain - jab yourself daily with a needle, so by the time you're up for your next treatment, you'll be a lean mean pain absorbing machine! You'll be able to say to your practitioner, is that all you got?! Come on!! Hit me harder!!
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
@ Markb - For the sake of clarity I have altered
However, for people experiencing more discomfort we can offer topical
anaesthetic creams and gels or administer a local anaesthetic to help
manage the pain
However, for people experiencing more discomfort we can offer a topical anaesthetic cream to help manage the pain
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