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  • What is permanent makeup/micropigmentation?
    It is a technique using a specialized medical tattoo machine with tiny needles. It implants sterile mineral pigments on the upper (dermal) layer of the skin. It is different than traditional tattooing because it is often done with mineral based pigments that softly fade within 2-5 years. Unlike standard tattooing, it requires specialized training and a machine with smaller needles and different pigments. It can be used to create beautiful, natural looking eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip blushing. It’s also used for scar camouflage and 3D areola tattooing after breast surgery or trauma. It is great to wake up with makeup! The perfect solution for time savings if you have a busy life, unsteady hands and are unable to easily apply your own cosmetics on eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. It doesn’t wash off with swimming or sweating with exercise. It looks soft and natural and fades typically within 2-5 years depending on your body. Some women choose to have annual touch ups to keep the colors fresh and more vibrant.
  • What is scar camouflage?
    Scar camouflage can greatly reduce visibility of facial and body scars from injury or surgery. It’s done by various techniques designed to treat visible scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and radiation markers after cancer treatment. It is a needle and pigment technique that helps blend scars into the surrounding skin using flesh toned, mineral based permanent makeup pigments that the body slowly breaks down over time. It can often help heal a person’s physical appearance and sometimes help psychological recovery from traumatic events.
  • What scars can be camouflaged?
    Many scars can be camouflaged or pigmented if they are healed completely and not keloid. Experts recommend waiting 6 months to a year for the scar to heal after surgery or injury. When healed, color correction can often be used on acne scars, hypopigmentation, injury scars, burns, cleft lip/palate scars and stretch marks. Some of the best scars to camouflage are stretch marks because they are flat and often lighter than other skin. For optimal results, experts recommend microneedling the area first to assist the skin in regaining the original texture.
  • What things should not be treated with scar camouflage?
    Keloid scars, spider veins, hyperpigmentation, translucent, thin skin.
  • What is microneedling?
    Also known as “collagen induction therapy”, the technique increases blood flow in the treated area by causing a “controlled injury” to the skin. It is performed with a specialized medical tattoo machine’s tiny needles without ink. This produces tiny pricks in the skin which heal producing collagen and elastin, often reducing the appearance of the scar. The goal is to smooth, firm and tone the skin. Microneedling is often done before attempting to camouflage the scar with tattoo pigments. A couple of sessions can often lighten the scar without additional treatments being needed.

A topical numbing gel can be used to make the procedures more comfortable.

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