See the difference with medical tattooing for scarring
Don’t let your confidence be scarred for life
Scars are common, costly and can seriously change lives. Scarring is caused by a variety of accidents including burns and trauma, and by surgery used to repair congenital conditions in children or diseases like cancer. The painful emotional challenges of living with visible scars can last a lifetime. Scar-Free foundation research strategy 2016
If you have a visible scar, on your face or body, it can be an incredibly difficult thing to live with. Experiencing questions, stares, discomfort, self-consciousness can impact on your confidence, well-being and quality of life; professionally and socially.
If your scar is causing you this level of distress, medical tattooing can be an effective step towards reducing your visible difference and returning to confidence.
How does it work?
Scar Camouflage with Medical Tattooing
After a scar has healed, pigments can be implanted into the scar to match the scar to the colour of the surrounding skin. This will be done in a number of sessions building up the colour and detail over time. The larger the area concerned, typically more sessions are required.
After a treatment the area will look red, sometimes raised and darker than the desired result. It can take three to seven days to heal, slight sloughing may occur and then the colour will look approximately 50% lighter.
Medical Tattooing can last between one to five years before a Colour Boost may be needed.
The risks involved are minimal;
- As with all injection sites there is a risk of infection. To minimise this risk the aftercare needs to be adhered to. A dressing can be applied for the initial 48 hours to help reduce this risk.
- On a few occasions the skin does not retain the pigment well.
An initial consultation of half an hour is required to determine your expectations and suitability of treatment.
This is followed by a half hour appointment at the same time, or on a subsequent date for a colour analysis and colour and sensitivity patch test.
After a healing period, a review is required to put together a treatment plan based on the results of the patch test area (approximate number of sessions, length of each session, healing period timescale and cost).
24 hours prior; do not take the following substances: Stimulants: Tea, coffee, soft drinks with caffeine or other substances containing stimulants.
If you are having a lip treatment and have EVER HAD a cold sore in the past, you WILL need to take anti-viral tablets five days before and after the treatment (available from the chemist or your GP).
The optimum period for scar tattooing is when you are at your lightest in skin colouring (usually in the wintertime unless you stay out of the sun at summertime).
The number of sessions will depend upon the size of the area to be treated, the level of discolouration and how well the aftercare is adhered to.
The treatment is NOT painful but can be tender. Anaesethic can be used before and during the treatment to control the sensation.
Cost is applied per treatment sequence and will be discussed during the consultation.
Aftercare (For 7-14 days after the procedure)
NO WATER EXPOSURE for 48 hours and then minimal water for the following week.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO SUN, TANNING BEDS AND UV RAYS. Use effective sunscreen 30SPF or higher for protection.
DO NOT TOUCH THE AREA No scratching, rubbing, or picking the scabs. No facial treatments.
AVOID USING COSMETICS ON THE AREA including facial creams, cleansers, aloe Vera, etc.
AVOID WORKING IN THE GARDEN, dirt, pollutants from the environment may cause infections.
AVOID seafood, salty and spicy foods.
AVOID SWIMMING, hot baths, showers and Jacuzzis.
AVOID taking multivitamins with Vitamin A in, or using Retinol containing products on the area.
- Very dark scarring
- Scarring that is unhealed, or red and angry
- Keloid scarring that has been treated with steroids
- Roaccutane use in the preceding 6 months
- Pregnancy or breast feeding
|Consultation – For patients travelling a distance, FaceTime or Skype is available:||£50 (30 minutes)|
|Colour Analysis and Colour Patch Test||£95 (30 minutes)|
|1 session of Medical Tattoo*||£250|
|2 sessions of Medical Tattoo*||£399|
|3 sessions of Medical Tattoo*||£545|
|4 sessions of Medical Tattoo*||£699|
|5 sessions of Medical Tattoo*||£845|
|6 sessions of Medical Tattoo*||£999|
*1 hour per treatment | A free of charge 30 minute review appointment to determine the colour when healed and how the treatment sequence will progress.
Find out how I can make a difference...
Scarring Before & Afters
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Due to the nature of the areas that I work on, not all photographs can be shared publicly. Extra Before and After photographs can be shown during consultation.
"I have used Rae on several occasions and would recommend her highly. Rae is extremely skilful and has been able to make people feel like a million dollars. Some of the women Rae has worked with are self-conscious about many aspects of their appearance, Rae has gently explored this with them and has helped them to overcome their shyness/ embarrassment. Rae is extremely well prepared, knowledgeable about treatments and able to suggest alternatives. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rae to any organisation that is committed to the holistic support of people with difficulties."
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My medical tattooing and cosmetic permanent make up practice is all about you, the client. I combine my extensive training, medical background and body art skills with a warm, empathetic approach to make you feel completely at ease. If you’re here because you want to address a visible difference, you can be confident that this is the first step towards a reinvigorated confidence and zest for getting on with your life.
If you want to enhance your features through skilfully applied semi-permanent makeup, you can be confident too; that you’ll get stunning results in a safe and high-quality environment.
As a specialist Medical Tattooist based in the South East of England, I have developed a reputation for scar camouflage and facial feature restoration in the field of Permanent Cosmetics, Medical Tattooing and Skin Camouflage.
I am a member of The British Association of Skin Camouflage and trained with them for temporary coverage of burns and scars and The Finishing Touches Group for Permanent Cosmetics and Medical Tattooing. Since then I have undertaken further specialist training with Nouveau Contour for brows and lips, and The Linda Paradis Group for tattoo removal.
As well as the private sector, I led NHS clinics at the Burns and Plastics unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, specialising in nipple/areola tattooing and temporary camouflage cover of burns and scars. I now run private clinics from Harley Street Skin Clinic in Reigate, Surrey and The McIndoe Centre in East Grinstead.
I was awarded the 20 years of excellence Life Changing Procedure for my work with nipple areola tattooing.
Last year I was featured on ITV ‘This Morning with Lorraine Kelly’ performing hair stroke brows for a feature on anti-ageing alongside Dr Khan and Dr Devine.
I collaborated with The Katie Piper Foundation and The Telegraph to create a time-lapse video of myself applying Camouflage and Makeup on a burns survivor demonstrating the positive effects this has on her physical and mental wellbeing.
My career has exposed me to a wealth of experience in understanding and communicating with clientele from varied backgrounds and social circles, each with different needs and expectations.
I’m passionate about using my skill and precision with detail to offer a high-end service and truly care about helping each individual find confidence within their appearance.