Micropigmentation can help to camouflage scars from surgery, injuries, burns, birthmarks and other skin imperfections.
Scar therapy is a procedure that utilizes a technique called dry needling (where no pigment is inserted—only an infusion of Vitamin C & E are implanted into the skin). It is used to break up scar tissue and improve tone—transforming the scar and giving it a more natural appearance.
Many patients use micropigmentation and scar therapy procedures to disguise scars from cosmetic surgeries such as face lifts and tummy tucks as well as cleft palates and non-pigmented age spots.
Appointment length: Time varies
Healing time: 3 to 5 days
Numbing Used? No. Due to the fact that numbing agents cause the skin to blanch (turn white) which would make it difficult to see where the scar ends.
Actual tattooing time: Varies and is dependent on size of scar
Lasts for: 5 to 10 years
Colorboost recommended: as needed
Follow up included in appointment? Yes
The one thing to remember about scar camouflage is that it will always look WORSE, before it looks better. Immediately after the micropigmentation, it will be raised, irritated, and red. However, once the healing is complete, it will take on a more natural skin-tone and appear softer and flatter.
Stretch marks can be lightly filed with a wash of skin-colored pigment. Scar camouflage helps them blend better with the surrounding skin color and the process of micropigmentation also allows for the skin to generate more collagen which gives stretch marks a flatter, softer appearance.
This scar was a result of a burn from the lit end of a cigar. While the outside ring was hyperpigmented (darker) and couldn't be improved with scar camouflage, the inside was hypopigmentated (lighter) and scar camouflage was used to help blend the color and make the scar less noticeable.