Scar or Skin Camouflage Micro Pigmentation
Scar or Skin Camouflage Micro Pigmentation is a form of permanent make up tattooing. This process is also called Corrective Pigment Camouflage, Corrective Camouflage, Skin Repigmentation, Scar Camouflage, Skin Camouflage, Camouflage Tattooing, and Skin Color Tattooing.
It is a very specialized area of permanent makeup skills. Only a few technicians have advanced knowledge, training, and experience in permanent cosmetics as well as an artistic eye for color and skin tones. We understand the science behind the tissue as well as color theory and pigments.
Both men and women can benefit from scar camouflage procedures. Facial burns, scar discolorations, vitiligo, and other blemishes can often be diminished through our advanced micro-pigmentation. Although the success rate of these procedures is very high, often, multiple treatments are necessary to complete the process.
A stretch mark is a scar in the skin that has stretched to the point that scar is created. The cosmetic micro-pigmentation procedure involves embedding an organic pigment under the skin to add permanent color, camouflaging the appearance of the stretch marks patients. This procedure is often used to enhance eyebrows or lips as permanent makeup and can be useful for stretch marks. A hand-held system applies the pigment by puncturing the skin hundreds of times per minute with a tiny needle and pushing the pigment into the targeted area.
Many people who have stretch marks feel profoundly embarrassed and refuse to wear revealing clothing so that the skin in the area is hidden. Even when the rest of the body is fit and toned, stretch marks can mar an even skin tone. At Wake Up to Makeup, our goal is to help our clients regain confidence in how they look, from face to body.
If you are dismayed by the appearance of stretch marks on your body that will not fade, we have various treatments, including permanent makeup, to assist in restoring an evener skin tone, hiding the appearance of the marks. Reducing the appearance of stretch marks can dramatically change how you feel about your body.
What to Expect From Scar Camouflage
Prospective clients often wonder if we can help reduce the appearance of a scar. The answer is a definite “yes.” But there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s essential to understand what we can and can’t do. And to have the proper expectations from the beginning.
Here’s what you should know about scar camouflaging.
The most common request is to improve the appearance of stretch marks. We can improve the appearance of scars just about anywhere on the body.
If you look very closely, our skin is not all one uniform color; it’s a mix of colors. We use a technique called pixelation, which uses a blend of colors to more closely match the skin’s natural color patterns.
Scar camouflage is accomplished using a technique called micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. Micro-needling creates microscopic punctures in the scar tissue. The result is improved skin tone, smoothed texture, and a reduction of the three-dimensional appearance of the scar.
We add pigments matched to your particular skin to make the scar color blend with the surrounding skin. We also use specialized techniques to mask the scar’s appearance further. For example, healthy skin viewed very carefully is not all one uniform color, so we use pointillism to create the appearance of a more natural mix of tones naturally occurring in the skin.
What to expect:
Although micro-needling and scar camouflage can reduce the appearance of your scar, it’s essential to understand that scars are long-lasting, and no scar will ever be completely invisible. Every scar is different: body location, size, shape, color, the appearance of depth, and so on. Some scars require only a single treatment, and others take multiple sessions. Results are cumulative and may take four to six weeks to develop fully.
How Much Does Scar Camouflage Cost
Depending on where you go, prices vary quite a bit. Wake Up To Makeup charges $400+ for this service. The more detailed the work is, ultimately, the more expensive it becomes.