Scar camouflage is a cosmetic tattooing technique that is used to conceal the appearance of scars on the skin. The process involves using a needle to deposit pigment into the scar tissue, matching the color of the surrounding skin and helping to make the scar less visible. This technique can be used on scars resulting from surgery, injury, or other skin conditions, and can help people feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. The results are semi-permanent and can last for several years with proper care.
Frequently Asked Questions
The healing process typically takes about two weeks, although it can vary depending on the size and location of the scar. You will need to apply aftercare ointment for at least 7-10 days. Immediately after the procedure, the area may be red, swollen, and tender to the touch, and there may be some mild bleeding. It is important to keep the area clean and dry for the first few days, avoiding exposure to water or other fluids like sweat. During the first week, a scab will form over the treated area. It is important not to pick at the scab or scratch the area, as this can lead to scarring or infection. After the scab falls off, the area may appear slightly lighter than the surrounding skin, but the color should gradually darken over the next few weeks. It is important to avoid exposure to the sun during this time, as this can cause the pigment to fade or change color. It is also important to avoid salt water, chlorine water, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, gardening, & anything else that can introduce bacteria into the procedure area. With proper care, the results of scar camouflage tattooing can last for several years, helping to improve the appearance of scars and boost confidence and self-esteem.
With scar camouflage tattooing, it is ultimately up to the client to decide when they think they need a touch-up. Since everyone’s skin is different and scars may respond differently to the tattooing process, some people may find that they need a touch-up sooner than others. After the scar has been successfully concealed, a touch-up may be needed every 3-5 years to maintain the desired appearance.
Because every scar is different in its own way, we have to price each procedure differently. Our shop minimum for scar camouflage is $200. Give us a call & we can answer any questions you may have regarding pricing!