Scar Camouflage

What is Scar Camouflage?

Scar camouflage is a form of paramedical tattooing (micro pigmentation) in which skin-tone pigments are implanted into the dermis, similar to a tattoo. Each implanted color is meticulously chosen and blended to match your skin tone, taking into account the undertones and overtones of your skin. As a result, your skin appears more even, and your imperfections blend with your natural hue.

Many people have scars and stretch marks, whether they are reminders from childhood rough play, surgical scars, burn scars, self-harm scars, growth spurts, weight loss, face lift scars , tummy tuck or pregnancy scars. Each of us have imperfections on our bodies. Some people don’t mind these marks, while others wish they could be erased.  As technology advances, certain treatments for softening scarring are available, such as laser therapy and micro needling, however, when these treatments cannot attain their full potential, camouflage tattooing might be the most appropriate option. It is very natural-looking since the results are created by layering colors to create a sheer translucent appearance.

How Do I Maintain My Results?

Because the pigment is deposited into the dermis, camouflage tattoos are long-lasting. If you intend to keep the treated area’s appearance intact, maintenance will be required (like a tattoo’s bright colors fade over time). It is possible that you might need a touch-up one to five years from now depending on your metabolism, lifestyle (smoking, drinking, sun exposure), and time.

Am I A Good Candidate?

Camouflage can be used to treat many types of scars. Examples include scars caused by:

  • C-section
  • Appendectomy
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Tummy-tuck
  • Breast lift, augmentations, top surgery & reductions
  • Face-lifts
  • Sunspots

Camouflaging scars should be at least 4-6 months healed (or sometimes more), quite soft and flat to the touch.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

To effectively camouflage a scar, we work in layers with the aim of creating a sheer hue mimicking our natural complexion, all the while reducing the appearance of the scar. Because everyone heals differently this process could take between 2-5 sessions. Rather than having heavy patches of color on the skin’s surface, our goal is to blend everything together.

Can You Cover My Stretch Marks?

Stretch Marks may be camouflaged, but this technique must be used carefully given that stretch marks are very thin, and their collagen and elastin fibers are torn. It is best to use this technique on stretch marks that are white or silver in color and have been healed for at least one year. If they are red, blue, or purple in color, they are still in the healing process.

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