Scar Camouflage is a treatment that uses a cosmetic tattoo machine and special pigments to alter the appearance of a scar or mark. Ink/Pigments are implanted into the scar tissue in order to help the scar blend in with the healthy surrounding skin.
Because everyone's scars, skin tones, and skin textures are unique to them, a customized treatment plan must be made for each individual client. Tara will meet with you, either virtually or in the studio, to discuss your goals and develop the appropriate treatment plan. Some clients will experience great improvement in their scar's appearance after just one treatment of scar camo, but most clients will require multiple treatments in order to build up the color and mimic the characteristics that make our skin look like real skin.
Scar camouflage can be combined with ISR treatments in order to maximize the aesthetic results. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR SCAR CAMOUFLAGE TREATMENT?
In general, if you answer “yes” to any of the following, you are not a candidate for scar camouflage treatment at Emerald Studio. Call, text, or message with questions.
-Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
-Are your marks or scars less than 12 months old or still healing?
-Are your stretchmarks hyperpigmented (very dark)?
-Do you experience keloid scarring?
-Have you ever had an MRSA infection?
-Are you taking Accutane or stopped taking it within the past 12 months?
-Are you on chemotherapy medication or taking blood thinners?
-Do you have HIV, hepatitis, uncontrolled diabetes, or other medical issues that cause slow healing and increased risk for infections?
No Accutane use for 12 months prior to treatment.
DO NOT have dermal/body peels for at least 4 weeks before and after the treatment.
Avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for 10-14 days prior to treatment.
DO NOT take Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, or any other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
DO NOT drink alcohol the day before or day of your treatment.
Keep your hands away from the treatment areas as they heal, unless you are performing the aftercare steps. Always clean your hands with soap and water prior to beginning the aftercare steps.
Wash the treatment areas daily to keep them clean. Pat softly with a clean cloth to dry. Do not rub or pick at the healing skin. Do not scrub or use abrasive soaps.
Use your clean fingers to apply a small amount of the specified product to the treatment area twice daily or more often if needed to keep the area moisturized.
Do not swim or submerge treatment area in water (NO hot tubs, pools, baths, lakes, rivers, etc.) while healing (7-14 days).
Avoid sweating while healing (7-14 days).
Do not pick at peeling or flaking skin.
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any signs of infection.
Please read the Important Information Page prior to booking.