At Endurance, we are able to approach scars from both directions. Scars which are lighter than your natural skin color can be tattooed using Scar Camouflage. Scars with mild hyperpigmentation or darker skin around the scar must be carefully tested by a specialist to determine if it as a candidate for lightening using Dermapen microneedling.
Skin or scar camouflage is tattooing of the skin with different colors of flesh tone pigments. Its purpose is to disguise a scar or skin area that is missing pigment or color. It is a specialized area of permanent cosmetics that falls under the category of Medical or Paramedical Tattooing. The science behind pigments and the physiology of human skin and tissue must be understood by the specialist performing these procedures.
Candidates for Skin Color Repigmentation
Even if you have a scar or skin abnormality, you may not be candidate for skin repigmentation. You may be a candidate if the scar is healed and no longer pink or changing In color. Your scar should be at least 9 to 12 months old with stable color. If it is red or pink or still changing color, the tissue may still be healing. A reputable, experienced medical micropigmentation artist will not work prematurely on scar tissue because it may cause further damage to the skin without dark edges.
A test spot is done at consultation time to see if custom blended color heals correctly