Scar & Stretch Mark Camouflage
Skin Camouflage Tattoo Consultation
What is Skin/Scar Camouflage?
Using a microneedling device and/or tattoo pen, Skin or Scar camouflage is a technique used to smooth the skin surface (if applicable) and then deposit flesh tone pigments superficially into the skin. Its purpose is to disguise a scar or skin area that is missing pigment or color. Skin Camouflage is ideal for:
Why book a Consultation?
It is required that anyone seeking skin camouflage, book a consultation, as every body is different and scars are unique. Depending on size, most scars will require more than one session and heavily textured scars will require more attention. In this 30-minute Consultation, we will discuss candidacy, health history, expectations, aftercare and any fears, concerns or questions you may have.
The following cannot be camouflaged:
Keloid scars, scars with raised dark edges, Port Wine birthmarks, spider veins, freckles, moles, or unstable vitiligo (not in remission).
These can be improved with non-tattoo medical treatments such as lasers, sclerotherapy, or chemical peels. Please consult with a physician regarding the best course of treatment for these conditions.
Things To Know Before You Book:
Camouflage tattooing will not completely restore skin to the way it looked before it was injured. The process will not “erase” a scar or skin abnormality so it appears completely gone and the area looks “perfect” again. It improves colour differences to help disguise the scar or anomaly and make it less noticeable to other people.
A scar camouflage tattoo will not be a “perfect” match to the surrounding skin colour. This is due to the constant changes in skin tones from blood flow, body temperature, and tanning. The pigment in the tattoo will not darken if it is exposed to sunlight or tanning booths, so the tattoo may appear lighter if the surrounding skin tans. When the tattoo color matches tanned skin, it may appear darker once the surrounding tanned skin fades. Therefore, if you spend time outdoors, you will need to adjust your lifestyle or decide to match the tattoo to “winter” or “summer” skin and live with the changes in between.
Do not expect results in one session: Camouflage re-pigmentation is a process, not a one-time "cure". It is performed on “unhealthy” skin that has been damaged or altered. Its response cannot be predicted – a scar or vitiligo patch may have areas that absorb pigment, reject it, or both. The area will look dark and red immediately after a tattooing session, and then it takes several weeks to show the healed colour (or not). This requires time and patience.
If you are under the age of 18 (a parent or guardian must attend the Consultation with you)
Aside from health & safety, client satisfaction is the highest priority at MelaBeauty. Together, client and artist will work as a team to achieve the optimum results!
Note: The cost of the Consultation will be deducted from the cost of the procedure so long as the procedure is booked within 90 days of the Consultation appointment. The non-refundable Consultation fee credit has no cash value, and is non-transferable to other clients, or services beyond the scope of the Consultation appointment. In the event of multiple procedures being booked, the full credit will be applied to the first procedure date.