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Paramedical Tattooing

Using microneedling and micropigmentation, paramedical tattoo artists apply pigments to blend with the surrounding skin, reducing the appearance of scars. The natural-looking skin tones help restore confidence by disguising scars from surgeries, injuries, burns, and skin irregularities.

Consult Required

Service date booked at consult

Booking Deposit: $100

(added towards total cost of service)

small area: $450 for 2 sessions

medium area: $750 for 2 sessions

large area: $999 for 2 sessions

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE? - Skin color: The scarring must be lighter than the surrounding skin. Any scars that are darker than the surrounding skin cannot be treated with scar camouflage. - Stable scar condition: Scars that have fully healed for at least a year and are not actively changing or prone to complications such as Vitiligo. - Skin Texture: Scars should be flat, light in color and soft. Hard scars with texture require microneedling before. - Not affected by other medical conditions that are contraindicated for general tattooing -Scars that are hypertrophic or are keloid cannot be treated with scar camouflage. - Realistic expectations: Those who understand the limitations and potential outcomes of the tattooing process. - Good overall health: Individuals in good physical and mental health to ensure proper healing. - Commitment to aftercare: Willingness to follow aftercare instructions diligently for optimal healing and results.

HOW LONG DOES SCAR CAMO LAST? Scar camouflage tattoos can last several years. The duration can vary depending on your skin tone, lifestyle, and the healing process. Protecting your tattoo from excessive sun exposure and moisturizing regularly can help extend the life of your tattoo.

COMMON TYPES OF SCARS TREATED: - Burn Scar - Surgical Scar - Acne Scar - Breast Scar - Areola Scar - Stretch Mark (may not always be appropriate for tattoo) - Facelift Scar - Self Harm Scar - Tummy Tuck Scar - Hair Transplant Scar - Gender Affirming Scar

WHY MICRONEEDLE PRIOR TO SCAR CAMOUFLAGE? 1-2 sessions of microneedling before scar camouflage is often recommended to soften the scar tissue, reduce surrounding hyperpigmentation and best prepare the skin for micropigmentation. Microneedling itself can help blend scars requiring less application of camouflage pigment. Microneedling can also help avoid pigment migration. We may be able to start microneedling scars earlier than previously thought. According to a recently published paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery entitled “Microneedling Outcomes in Early Post-Surgical Scars”, some scars may benefit from microneedling during the early maturation period of scar development. In the study, patients who underwent microneedling at the six-to-seven-week mark of wound healing saw the best outcomes overall, as compared to those who underwent the same treatment between those who waited 13 to 16 weeks. The study suggests that we may be able to start bringing people in for microneedling earlier as a more proactive way to promote quality healing.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS: - Protecting your camouflage tattoo from sun exposure is important as the camouflage tattoo will remain stable as the melanin in your healthy surrounding tissue will darken with sun exposure. - Frequent sun exposure will also fade the camouflage tattoo itself faster and you may need to have the tattoo reapplied every 1.5 to 2 years. - Matching the skin tone of someone with dark skin can be difficult and may result in a shadow effect. In some instances, topical makeup may be a better option to cover the scar. - Stretch marks with a wrinkly texture should never be treated with ink camouflage as it will make the stretch mark lines more visible. - Stretch mark tissue is delicate and prone to hyperpigmentation in individuals with darker skin tones. - Skin camouflage for vitiligo and for those with a history of melasma in the treatment area is unpredictable and results can never be guaranteeed. - Camouflage tattoo ink removal is often ineffective on scars due to damaged tissue and could result in hyperpigmentation.

THE FOLLOWING EXCLUDE YOU FROM BEING AN APPROPRIATE CANDIDATE: - Pregnancy/Lactating - History of Keloid scarring - History of easy/excessive hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation or pigmentation disorders - Bleeding Disorders - Cancer - Currently taking antibiotics or steroids - Currently receiving chemo/radiation treatment - History of Herpes Simplex (cold sores or fever blisters) unless treated with a preventative dose of Acyclovir/Valtrex if area to be treated is prone to cold sores/fever blisters/or Herpes zosters. - Unhealthy or broken skin Inflammation - Extensive sun or tanning 2 weeks prior and 8 weeks post treatment - Accutane in the past 6 months to 1 year - Glycolic acid products, Retin-A or Renova in the last 4 weeks in area to be treated - Waxing the area to be treated in the past 7 days - Any other chemical peel in area to be treated within 8 weeks of the treatment

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