Officially, linergists cannot apply anesthesia in permanent make-up treatments. However, 99% of companies in Poland and in the world, that provide permanent makeup services, use them.
Isn’t it better to introduce a law that will allow the linergist to use an anesthesia, after appropriate training, if the treatment area does not exceed 20 cm2?
It is difficult to blame anyone for such a state where we break the law in 99% – which means that you have to adapt the law to the existing state of affairs and do not pretend that the law works properly, because we all see the problem.
After all, under infiltration anesthesia, dentists implement 10 times more poison into the tissue, than in the case of a linergist performing permanent makeup for eyebrows, lines or lips.
The degree of toxicity of anesthesia
We need to be aware that anesthesia are really strong poisons (regardless of their name), and the degree of their toxicity in affecting a specific person depends on:
1. On the size of the treatment area (anesthesia applied)
for anesthesia applied before tissue breakdown:
The effectiveness of anesthesia is not determined by the concentration of poisons inside the anesthesia, but the technology of the base transporting the anesthesia through the epidermis. Good surface anesthesia can’t lead to tissue swelling. If surface anesthesia causes tissue swelling, it is not suitable for use in permanent make-up treatments because it causes the expansion of intercellular spaces and filling them with lymph. This contributes to the difficulty of pigment incorporation and its abnormal migration in the tissue. In this kind of anesthesia the point is to achieve the anesthetic effect with the lowest possible concentration of poisons, using a well-developed technology of transporting anesthesia through the epidermis.
To sum up, a good anesthesia is the one that works with a low concentration of poisons, and has no effect on the physical and chemical properties of the pigment and skin, or on the rate of pigment introduction into the tissue. If the anesthesia affects the pigment, it means that both the pigment and the anesthesia are useless. The anesthesia should last from a few minutes to 1- 1.5 hours, then it is neutralized in the tissue. If during this time, when anesthesia is in contact with the pigment on average 1 hour, and it can harm the pigment, let’s answer the question: is the pigment useful? (after all, a good pigment in the tissue should last from 2 to 4 years). How such a pigment will withstand the effects of solar radiation, henna treatments or chemical peels, if it has a problem in contact with a chemical substance (anesthesia) for a short treatment period.
I will answer: weakly – from 2 to 4 months till the next correction, or if you prefer „refreshment”, and so on.
2. From the multiple imposition of anesthesia on a given treatment area:
In the case of anesthesia that we use after opening the tissue (during the procedure), a good one should work after the first application and last about 30 minutes until the end of the procedure. If we do not manage to finish the procedure, we can apply the anesthesia again and we should stop adding another anesthesia after then. It should also be remembered that during one session you cannot use anesthesia for three treatment areas, e.g. lips, lines and eyebrows, because this results in the introduction of more poisons into the tissue. The next meeting with the client should take place after at least 48 hours, i.e. after full metabolism of poisons in the body. You have to be aware that, on average, the treatment area in permanent make-up is just a several percent of space compared to the treatment area in the tattoo; in the case of repair pigmentation of the scalp, it becomes very dangerous to use anesthesia for the entire treatment area (head). The risk of complications increases several times, compared to other permanent make-up treatments, e.g. eyebrows, lines or lips.
In the case of anesthesia applied on the lips during work, bruises may occur, which results from the strong constriction of blood and lymph vessels, which causes an increase in pressure inside them, and directly contributes to bruising. This undesirable effect is short-lived and disappears after a few hours when the pressure inside the treatment area returns to normal.
Good anesthesia is one that contains few poisons
To sum up: a good anesthesia is the one that contains few poisons (regardless of their name) and intelligent technologies that lead to the desired effect of tissue anesthesia. There should be no tissue swelling in the treatment area. If the anesthesia affects the pigment, both the pigment and the anesthesia should be changed. This is a disqualification of pigment and anesthesia.
If we notice physicochemical changes in the pigment after such a short time of exposure to anesthesia, we can expect a disappearance or a change in the color of the pigment in a very short time, and an infinite number of corrections by repeating the same scheme of operation. Furthermore, each subsequent correction is associated with the application of the next dose of poison – anesthesia. Are clients of beauty salons aware of this?