Anew You Studio LLC - Advanced Permanent Cosmetics
Master Artist, State Certified Instructor & Tattoo School Owner
Improving the Appearance of Scar Tissue
Scar tissue may have undesired color, texture or lack of color. Working on this type of tissue can be very challenging and is technically difficult. This is a very specialized area of paramedical tattooing, also known as Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), and I am one of few technicians with expertise and an artistic eye to do it well.
Oftentimes light or white scar tissue can be "recolored" without introducing pigment into the skin. This can be achieved with Micro-Needling which initiates the production of melanin - the substance which gives human skin its color. Because it's a naturally occurring result, I almost always prefer to employ this methodology to recolor skin before introducing pigment into the skin. Micro-Needling also prompts your skin to produce collagen and elastin, which smooths, fills, and plumps the treated areas.
When pigment is introduced for re-coloring, a perfect or near-perfect match will be created and patch tested before general application. Then, implantation will be done to mimic the appearance and texture of surrounding tissue. Great improvements can be achieved, but CPC may not completely or perfectly restore how your skin looked prior to injury - so expectations need to be realistic.
In order to achieve optimal results, scar tissue must be:
~Fully healed and no longer red or pink.
~Without dark edges or borders, which is indicative of Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIHP). The risk of hyper-pigmentation is usually greater when applied to darker skin, and CPC could cause additional hyper-pigmentation for patients with existing PIHP.
CPC is an unpredictable process because damaged altered tissue may not uniformly accept pigment. Varied factors will determine the number of treatments needed, and multiple sessions should be anticipated to achieve optimal results. Depending on the speed of healing, additional treatments may be performed at (approximately) 4 week intervals. As with all permanent color procedures, pigment will fade so future maintenance touch-ups may be required.