Stretch Mark and Scar Camouflage Treatment
We offer stretch mark and scar treatments in the form of medical tattooing called scar camouflage. If you look very closely, our skin is not all one uniform color – it’s 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 when we add pigments that match your particular skin to make the scar color blend with the surrounding skin. We also use specialized techniques to further mask the scar’s appearance. For example, normal skin viewed very closely 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 scar camouflage can reduce the appearance of your scar, it’s important to understand that scars are long-lasting and no scar will ever be completely invisible. Every scar is different: body location, size, shape, color, appearance of depth, and so on. Most scars require a series of treatments. Results are cumulative and may take three to six months to fully develop.
If you’ve had your scar for a while, you may have noticed that it doesn’t tan the same way the rest of your skin does. That’s a natural characteristic of scar tissue, and is not something we can change. However, the scar should be less visible as a result of our procedures.
Unlike harsher colored body tattoos, the skin tone micropigments we use do fade over a number of years and will need to be touched up over time to maintain their appearance.
Medical tattooing can successfully improve the appearance of modest-sized scars that cut through eyebrows or the hair on your scalp. It may not be the best option for scars that have left larger areas without hair, such as those that may be left by major surgery, because of the need to periodically go back and re-pigment large areas as hair color changes over time.
If you’d like us to help with your scar, typically we’d start with a 30-minute consultation. Not all scars are created equal, so during the consultation, pricing and additional information will be discussed at this time.