I have a NExT implant, i did the implant my self. Definitely not the smartest thing to do but I did.
I did it about a week ago, and though things have been healing fine, I’m starting to worry I may have went beneath my epidermis and dermis, instead of between.
I did the injection in the most common spot, between the index and thumb, while pushing the needle through I did feel tremendous pop, which made me start to blackout.
I’m an tattoo apprentice, and I’ve given myself many tattoos, alot. And never have I felt a pain so deadly.
That being said I never fully blacked out, but was experiencing ear ringing, tunnel vision, sweats, the whole nine, all while just after I felt the pop.
I placed the injection and followed everything to protocol, I lifted up on the needle as to get the implant to the top of the skin (guy suggests this in his video on YouTube)
After the implant was injected I had my wife escort me to the couch where I then proceeded to sweat like no other, shake, and tunnel vision. Again I never fully passed out. During this time I asked my wife to check and see if it was possible that I might have went to deep, she did a little bit of digging and kinda said that there was nothing that she could find said anything about going to deep. (One of the posts being on here, from what she said lol)
I have a feeling where my implant should be, but I cannot see it. I do sometimes get a sharp pain or something along those lines, but I took it as my literal needle wound healing, which even then my needle wound healed super quickly.
Upon touching it just less then 10mins ago. If I touch the area above my implant, or even try to feel for it… it HURTS. Feels as though I am redoing the injection.
My coworker kinda laughed, when I was telling him about the injection process, and made the remark " ahh sh*t, did you go into your fat"
It kept me up Thursday night, and I really started to think about it.
As of right now, only slight pains, here and there, mainly in the thumb, it feels like it also mightve moved away from my original injection site, and down closer to my thumb.
Do I need to get it surgically removed, should I just leave it, any concerns I should know?
I feel like it’s still healing, and I’m just being a baby, but I thought I check!?