Why would a person choose to explore scar camouflage tattooing?
Most of us have scars from skinned knees during childhood, stretch marks from fluctuating weight or pregnancy, or from unfortunate accidents. For the most part, we simply live with these imperfections.
However, when a scar is particularly visible, such as on the face, many of us will explore options to reduce or eliminate it. Scars may be an unwelcome reminder of trauma or of medical procedures we’d prefer not to talk about.
Whatever the case, many are investigating the benefits of scar camouflage as a viable, affordable, and immediate option to reducing the visibility of scarring.
What is Scar Camouflage Tattooing?
Scar camouflage falls under the banner of permanent makeup and is also known as Brazilian Stretch Mark or Scar Tattooing, Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Corrective Camouflage, Skin Re-Pigmentation, Scar Camouflage, Skin Camouflage, Micropigmentation, or Camouflage Tattooing.
It is an innovative scar treatment that involves matching a tattoo ink formulation with your skin pigments. This ink is perfectly blended into the skin tone during a specialised tattooing procedure, thereby making scarring less noticeable. Although the scar won’t necessarily disappear, the flesh tone pigmentation goes a long way towards concealing it.
Suki Mezei, owner of Suki Su Permanent Natural Makeup says, “Used with medical needling, I am able to adjust both the texture and colour [of the scar] for more effective camouflage. This technique will also stimulate the body’s wound-healing response.”
The procedure itself is safe when performed by a certified technician, and results can be seen quickly – in some cases after just one session. The treatment program and results depend on the individual’s skin, age, and type of scar. However, scar camouflage has been successful on hypertrophic, atrophic, hyperpigmented, hypopigmented, acne scars or self-harm.
As with other forms of tattooing, the results last for years, effectively covering your scars permanently.
How Do You Camouflage a Scar?
Essentially, scar camouflage entails treating the damaged skin to closely match the surrounding tissue in terms of texture and colour. Therefore, scars that are lighter than your natural skin tone will be made darker, and darker scars and pigmentation will be lightened using medical needling and a special combination of serums.
Many who are considering scar tattooing question whether it’s even possible to tattoo over a scar. After all, the texture of the skin has been altered, and in many cases, the scar tissue is either depressed or raised.
In some cases, the area in and around the scar will benefit from medical/micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy. A clinically proven method of rejuvenating the skin, this treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production and offers a better scar camouflage result in many cases.
What Scars Can Be Treated?
You may be wondering, “Can my scars be camouflaged using this treatment?”
There’s a good chance that the answer is a resounding “Yes”! However, each body responds differently to scarring camouflage and the first step that you should take is to speak with a certified technician who can assess your unique needs.
We offer a free consultation to answer any nagging questions that you may have and set you on the right path.
We have successfully treated a host of conditions such as post-surgical and facelift scarring, Caesarean and mastectomy scars, burns, acne, stretch marks and self-harm.
Is Scar Camouflage Painful?
Tattooing your skin is never going to be a breeze, and some have a higher pain threshold than others. This factor alone makes it a very subjective experience.
It’s fair to say, however, that tattooing over scar tissue can be more painful than on normal, unscarred skin. It is common to suffer from scar pain, especially if these are the result of nerve damage or compression, like amputation scars. In many cases, atrophic and hypertrophic scars, and burn scars are more sensitive and you may experience pain when camouflaging them.
If this is an issue for you then it’s advisable to talk with a technician. This will give you an idea of how they deal with pain during the procedure using a very strong numbing cream, and what you can expect.
Scar Camouflage Tattooing Near Me
Scar camouflage tattooing is a deeply personal decision.
The benefits include an immediate reduction in visibility and in many cases, an enhanced skin condition of the scarred area when treatments are performed with medical needling. For those who feel that their scars are a constant reminder of trauma or an unpleasant experience, this is a wonderful way to wipe away these reminders.
Others who simply want to live their best life and make use of today’s medical options to do so will love the way their scars, stretch marks, or pigmentation all but vanish.
Have you been looking for a certified scar camouflage technician near you to erase your flaws? I would love to assist. If you would like support in achieving your personal goals of beauty and confidence, do not hesitate to contact us.