WHAT IS SCAR CAMOUFLAGE WITH INK?
Scar Camouflage is a safe tattooing method that fills in scars with pigments that matches the surrounding skin.
Each client gets a custom made colour done the day of their appointment. After filling in the scar with skin coloured pigments, the healing process takes around 3 weeks. Once the skin is healed, the scar(s) looks "invisible" to the human eye. This treatment provides permanent results, usually two sessions are needed but treatment sessions can varies depending on the severity of the case.
AM I CANDIDATE FOR SCAR CAMOUFLAGE?
Yes, if your scar(s) look like the below photos:
Please read the following contraindications for this procedure and when it is NOT advised:
Pink (new) Stretch Marks or Scars. Any scars must no longer be pink in colour. Should be at least 1 year old.
Pregnant or Nursing.
Prone to Hyperpigmentation
Issues with keloids or scarring.
Use of accutane and/or retinol (in the past 6 months).
Must be 18 years old or older
WHAT TO AVOID PRIOR TO SCAR CAMOUFLAGE:
Aspirin or ibuprofen 24-48 prior to your appointment.
Alcohol, caffeine, blood thinners for 24 hours before your appointment.
Fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (natural blood thinners).
WHAT TO AVOID AFTER SCAR CAMOUFLAGE:
Do not take Advil after the procedure (next 24 hours).
Redness, swelling, tightness, feeling of being sunburnt is a normal reaction.
Avoid all things hot: saunas, hot tub, tanning, beach etc. Stick to a quick rinse in the shower.
Avoid exposing the area to the full water pressure of the shower for 7 days.
Avoid excessive sweating for 7 days. Moderate exercise is fine after 2 days from the treatment.
Avoid wearing tight clothing for the next 2 to 3 days.
Avoid perfume and deodorant near or in the treated area.
Avoid scratching or peeling to prevent infection or discolouration.
Avoid sunscreen, self tanning products or any cream that contains Vitamin D for 40 days.
CAN I SUNTAN AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
YES! You can suntan once the area is fully healed (around 30 days). It is strongly recommended to avoid sun exposure during the healing process because discolouration might occur.
For best long-term results, we recommend to apply a high SPF on the treatment area prior to sun exposure.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I TAN?
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
1 to 3 hours, depending on size of the area.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
28 to 90 days after your initial treatment.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
After your treatment, you may experience some mild irritation, redness and swelling which can last up to one week. During the third week, the treated area will slightly get darker. DO NOT PANIC. It is healing.
Once this has subsided, you will begin to see the results of your treatment.
We do advise to book a follow up 6 to 8 weeks after your treatment for a touch up.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS LAST?
Scar Camouflage provides permanent results, if aftercare steps are properly followed. After several years, a colour boost may be needed.