What is Skin Camouflage or Scar/Stretch Marks Camouflage Tattoo?
Skin or scar/stretch camouflage is tattooing of the skin with different colors of flesh tone pigments. Its purpose is to disguise a scar/stretch mark 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. This process is also called Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Corrective Camouflage, Skin Re-pigmentation, Scar Camouflage, Skin Camouflage, Camouflage Tattooing, and Skin Color Tattooing. The science behind pigments and the physiology of human skin and tissue must be understood by the specialist performing these procedures. These procedures require advanced knowledge, training, skills, and experience in permanent cosmetics as well as an artistic eye for color and skin tones.
Who can get it?
If you have a scar of any type (surgery, stretch marks, accident, congenital anomalies, or different types of skin diseases) or the stretch marks, the lighter colored scars/stretch marks can be camouflaged long term using advanced medical tattooing treatments during which skin colored pigments are infused into the scar tissue/stretch mark to minimize its appearance. For optimum results scars/stretch marks should be at least one year old and should be paler in color than the surrounding skin. Notably if scars/stretch marks are hyper-pigmented (dark in color); are noticeably raised or sunken; or have an uneven texture the treatment may be ineffective as these scar types have poor pigment retention capabilities. Therefore not all scar tissue is suitable for treatment.
- Acne scars
- Burn scars
- Stretch marks
- Hypo-pigmented skin (patches of skin that are abnormally lighter than the surrounding skin)
What is the procedure and healing time?
Although micro needling and scar camouflage can reduce the appearance of your scar/stretch marks, it’s important to understand that scars are long-lasting and no scar will ever be completely invisible. Every scar/stretch mark is different: body location, size, shape, color, appearance of depth, and so on. Some scars/stretch marks require only a single sitting, others take multiple sittings. Results are cumulative and may take four to six weeks to fully develop.
Astron Tattoo Studio is the first in India to introduce Skin Camouflage tattooing successfully. You can find their contact information below.
Astron Tattoos by Pradeep Junior in Bangalore.