Scar camouflage is a technique that uses a custom pigment blend to help hide the appearance of scars, burns, and other skin imperfections. It is an effective treatment for most types of scars, including those from injury or surgery, burns, and skin conditions such as vitiligo. This procedure is minimally invasive and offers natural-looking results. It involves applying the pigment blend to the affected area, matching it to your natural skin tone as closely as possible. In most cases, multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the desired results. Scar camouflage offer a number of benefits, including the ability to reduce the appearance of scars and burns, and to correct skin discoloration. These treatments can help you feel more confident in your appearance, and can be an important part of your recovery process after an injury or surgery.
Scar Camouflage tattoo can treat
Who may NOT be a candidate
There are a few circumstances in which scar camouflage may not be suitable as a treatment option. One factor that may make you a less suitable candidate for scar camouflage is if your scar is still pink or changing in color. In general, scar camouflage is most effective when the scar has had time to fully heal and the color has stabilized. If your scar is still in the process of healing, it may be more effective to wait until the healing process is complete before considering scar camouflage. Another factor that may affect the effectiveness of scar camouflage is the condition of the scar itself. If your scar is not smooth or flat, or if it has bumps or raised areas, the camouflage pigment may not adhere properly and the results may not be as effective. Dark edges on the scar, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIHP), can also make scar camouflage less effective. This is particularly common in individuals with darker skin tones. In these cases, the pigment used for camouflage may make the PIHP worse rather than improving the appearance of the scar. In addition, individuals with keloids or raised scars may not be good candidates for scar camouflage. IFinally, scar camouflage is generally not recommended for the treatment of spider veins, freckles, age spots,or circles under the eyes.
How does it work?
Before beginning the scar camouflage process, it is important to have a consultation with the tattooist. During this consultation, they will perform a patch test to ensure that the pigment blend is a good match for your skin tone and that it is safe for you to proceed with the treatment. This patch test will also allow the provider to see how your skin reacts to the pigment and to make any necessary adjustments to the blend before starting the full treatment.
Once the patch test has been completed, subsequent visits for scar camouflage will be scheduled. It is important to note that the scar camouflage process can take some time, as it is necessary to allow the pigment to fully develop and blend with your natural skin tone. This is especially true for scars, as scar tissue is often distorted, raised, or sunken and may react differently from normal, healthy skin. By taking the time to carefully match the pigment blend and ensure that it develops properly, you can achieve the most natural-looking and effective results.
TBD. The cost can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the location of the treatment, the size and complexity of the affected area, and the number of treatments.
What to expect?
Evaluation: The provider will evaluate the area to be treated to determine if you are a good candidate for scar camouflage. They will assess your skin tone and perform a custom pigment formula to match it as closely as possible.
Patch test: A patch test is an important step in the scar camouflage process, as it allows the provider to see how your skin reacts to the pigment blend and to make any necessary adjustments before proceeding with the full treatment.
Initial treatment: During the initial treatment, the pigment blend will be applied to the affected area using a micropigmentation device. The area treated may be red, raised, and inflamed immediately after the procedure, and it may take a few days for these symptoms to subside.
Aftercare: It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your provider to ensure that the treated area heals properly and that you achieve the best possible results. This may include avoiding certain activities, applying moisturizers or other products, and avoiding scratching or picking at the treated area.
It is worth noting that scar camouflage is an unpredictable process, and the final healed color may be different from when the pigment was initially applied. If you experience itchiness after the treatment, you may find relief by applying aquaphor to the affected area. By following the instructions provided by your provider and taking good care of the treated area, you can help ensure that you achieve the best possible results from your scar camouflage treatment.
Is it painful?
Depending on the area, a topical anesthetic may be applied to lightly numb the area in order to make the treatment comfortable. Scars have less sensation that other skin, and most clients report that it is less painful than other tattoos.
How long is the downtime?
Scar camouflage is a noninvasive procedure similar to a tattoo, and it typically requires little to no downtime. Most clients are able to resume work the same day or the next day after the procedure. However, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions to achieve the best results. This may include avoiding touching the treated area or exposing it to water for a certain period of time. It is also important to avoid activities that may cause excessive sweating or irritation to the treated area, as this can affect the healing process and the final results. It is generally recommended to avoid picking or scratching at the treated area and to keep it moisturized using products recommended by your provider. By following these aftercare instructions, you can help ensure that your scar camouflage treatment heals properly and provides the natural-looking results you desire.
How long does it take?
On average, a session is up to 2 hours. Please schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate.
How to Book
Once you have reviewed the information in this page, feel free to ask us any
questions you may have. Email us at MedicalTattooNYC@gmail.com.
We encourage you to come to our office for a 30 Minute consultation to make sure you are a candidate for this procedure. If you are a right candidate and you decide to do the procedure with us, we can do a patch test on the same day after you pay $100 non- refundable deposit.
Remember to bring a photo ID to your appointment.