Quick Look @ Medical Tattooing
What: Permanent camouflage tattoo to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Duration: Session length will vary, depending on the size of the area to be treated. A single area will take 30 mins, the back may take over an hour.
Immediately after treatment: There will be redness post-treatment.
Recovery: Redness, swelling and bruising may take a week to subside.
Number of Sessions: Between 1 and 3 sessions.
Scars and stretch marks can cause upset and frustration.
Medical tattooing is the process of depositing skin-coloured pigments into the epidermal layer of the skin of scars and stretch marks.
The chosen pigment will replicate your natural skin tone, to camouflage the scar or stretch mark underneath a uniform skin colour, thus improving the aesthetic appearance of the damaged skin.
FAQ's Medical Tattooing
How Does The Treatment Work?
Medical tattooing is a permanent form of scar and stretch mark camouflage. Skin coloured pigments are implanted into the skin with a cosmetic tattoo pen.
Effective camouflage of scars and stretchmarks are achieved by blending pigments to accurately match your skin tone, and medically tattooing the pigment into the scar tissue.
Suitable Scars and Stretch Marks
Common types of treated scars are stretch marks, surgical scars and self harm scars. Some scars can carry uncomfortable memories or cause embarrassment. Medical tattooing is a safe and effective way of reducing the appearance of scars that lack pigment.
Scars must be 12 months old before they can be tattooed.
White, silver and purple stretch marks can be treated with medical tattooing.
Pink, red or raised scars and stretch marks must be treated with microneedling before medical tattooing can commence for optimal results.
Unfortunately keloid scarring cannot be treated with medical tattooing.
Areas For Treatment
This treatment is suitable for all areas of the body.
Do I Need A Test Patch
It is recommended to have a small test patch to ensure the ink will be taken satisfactorily by your scar.
Who Can Have This Treatment?
This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
Unfortunately, this treatment is NOT suitable for clients:
- clients with hemophilia or bleeding disorders
- clients with diabetes
- clients with contagious infectious disease
- with skin diseases or some skin disorders
- who suffer from keloid scarring
- who have cancer
- who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- under 18 years old
Number of Sessions
Some scars are camouflaged effectively in one session, however it is more common to need two sessions.
When Will I See Results?
The colour of your scars will be changed immediately following treatment. However, due to the healing period of 60 days, it may be 2 months before the final result is visible.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results are permanent, however you may need a top-up after 24 months to refresh the colour.
Is There Any Pain?
Medical tattooing can feel uncomfortable, however some scars have less sensitivity.
Do I Need To Prepare For Treatment?
To avoid unwanted side effects it is important that you do not have a tan when you attend treatment, and have freshly shaved the area.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Redness and swelling in the treatment area is to be expected.
The pigments will appear darker until the treated area has healed.
Price is dependent on the size of the treatment area.
Rest assured, all clients are treated with respect and privacy at Oasis Wellbeing Clinic.