Using the Art of Tattooing to Enhance and Correct
The best type of scars to camouflage are hypopigmented scars. This means the skin has lost pigment due to trauma. The melanocytes are damaged and they no longer produce color leaving your scar white.
Just like matching foundation colors, we will swatch your skin with different pigment colors to find the perfect color match.
Depending on the size and texture of the scar we typically use a magnum needle cartridge which is a cartridge with multiple needles made for shading larger areas of skin. The result is a soft pixelated color that blends perfectly with your natural skin color. The process of tattooing causes thin needles to go in and out of the skin which is an added benefit because it breaks up scar tissue, relaxes it, and encourages new collagen to replace the damaged tissue thereby smoothing the look of the scar. This procedure is perfect for any area of the body where the scar bothers you.
An aftercare ointment is provided along with after-care instructions.
A follow-up procedure is recommended 6-8 weeks after the initial appointment. Depending on the scar, the process may need to be repeated to get the best results.
Every scar is different, some thicker scars require more sessions to achieve optimal scar camouflage.