Scar Camouflage with Medical Tattooing

When you’ve had surgery whether for medical or cosmetic reasons there will always be a scar that will range from a very fine line to a stretched larger area. If that scar is hypo pigmented which means it is lighter than the surrounding skin then medically certified pigment can be added to simulate skin colour and its variations.


Even very fine neat scars can stand out against a red or tanned complexion, and by adding colour to this it can immediately camouflage the signs of surgery.


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A larger area of scarring will take more sessions as working slowly and carefully is the key to achieving the correct mix of colours.


As with all medical tattooing, at least 4 weeks is needed in between treatments to allow the skin to fully heal.

Breast surgery is very common today, whether from an uplift, reduction, enlargement, implant replacement or from having a mastectomy and reconstruction, there will always be a repercussion of scarring.


When the areola needs to be removed, as for some mastectomies, or moved positioning as for uplifts there is a need for areola tattooing. If there is no areola or nipple, a full 3D effect can be achieved with highlighting and shading, creating the illusion of protrusion. If the areola still exits often it can have a much more defined edge because of the surrounding scar, therefore feathering is needed to blend the scar into the areola and the skin. Sometimes a scar can be stretched because of the weight of the breast or the lack of elasticity in the skin, this causes a larger area of scarring that is too large to incorporate it into the areola, Skin matching then needs to happen to blend the surround skin in to the scar.


If you have any concerns regarding scarring,  or would like a consultation please get in touch with Rae Denman

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