Paramedical cosmetic tattoos help to camouflage scars, burns, birthmarks and other skin imperfections resulting from surgeries and injuries.
Micropigmentation can also be used to break up scar tissue and restore skin color for a more natural appearance.
Permanent cosmetics can disguise scars and discolorations from birthmarks, non-pigmented age spots, and cosmetic surgeries including face lifts and tummy tucks.
This is the placement of pigment beneath the epidermis of the skin in a scarred area to match the hypo pigmented (white) area to the surrounding skin. It is a form of cosmetic / paramedical tattooing or micropigmentation.
The scar will never be 100% gone, but the goal is to improve it at least 80% by minimizing the contrast of the scarred area and the surrounding skin. In other words, make them blend better.
No. Scar camouflage only works for scars that are lighter than the surrounding skin.
Yes. This is a multi-session procedure. The pigment is layered on translucently and slowly builds in color for the best match to the surrounding skin. Each session is charged individually (i.e. no touch ups included) because every person and every area requires a different number of sessions.
How many sessions required depened on a number of factors, such as how thick the scar is, how your body heals, lifestyle, etc. On average, it will take 2-3 sessions.
Most of the initial fading will happen in the first two weeks. Sun will continue to fade it, so keep the area protected with SPF.
There is no down time with this procedure and you should be able to resume your normal activities. However, there are a few restrictions: No vigorous exercise for the first 24 hours, avoiding sweating for a week, and no soaking the area in any bathtubs, swimming pools or jacuzzi’s for a least 7 days after.
You will be given aftercare ointment and instructions. It is simply just applying the ointment daily and keeping the area clean.
Lara will determine the color by swatching it on your skin before beginning. When the procedure is finished you will be amazed with the results! However, expect to be red, especially on incision scars.
No. 98% of the time there is no pain when working in a scar due to the thickness of the tissue and lack of nerve endings. It may begin to feel sensitive if its a large area.
Make sure you have read the pre and post care entirely.
The day of the procedure you will want to shower and make sure the area is clean. Wear loose fitting clothes where you will be tattooed.