Micropigmentation is used to re-colour an area of skin where there is a loss of pigment or lack of colour. It can be used to help camouflage scars, burns, vitiligo and some other skin conditions, such as port-wine stains and lichen planopilaris, so that the tattooed skin merges and blends as naturally as possible back into surrounding unaffected skin. The number of treatments required depends on pigment uptake as well as the size and area of affected skin.
scarsport-wine stainsburnsvitiligoscarsMicropigmentation can help blend and camouflage scars received from injury or surgery on the body, hands, arms, legs and face. The best time for micropigmentation is when scars have had sufficient healing time, so scars should be a minimum of 1 year old.If you have scarring from lasering, allow at least one month before having Micropigmentation.A hypotrophic scar is one that is red and raised but confined to the boundaries of the original scar. These scars can also benefit from micropigmentation, however it is crucial that sufficient healing time has taken place. Healing time can be anywhere between 12-24 months. After this time if the scar is no longer red and has faded to a lighter colour than the surrounding skin, micropigmentation can be used to camouflage it, giving it a very natural appearance.Skin Camouflage
Port-wine stainsPort-wine stains are pink or purple coloured vascular birthmarks with well-defined borders, caused by small dilated blood vessels situated close to the surface of the skin. They can range in colour, size and location on the body.Skin camouflage tattooing can help to conceal the appearance of these birthmarks, but the degree of improvement gained varies greatly and is dependent on the nature of the stain and the individual ability of the body to sufficiently retain the pigments implanted.This means multiple treatments are required and final results can not be guaranteed.burnsMicropigmentation can help people who have sustained burns to their face and body. Not only can it camouflage areas of burnt skin through repigmentation, it can also recreate symmetry in cases where eyebrows, eyelashes and lips have been damaged.Micropigmentation can help smooth the appearance of a skin graft, add colour to it and can help blend any jagged edges of the graft so that they appear more evenly into the adjacent healthy skin.vitiligoVitiligo is a chronic skin disease that causes areas of unpigmented skin or lighter/white patches on the body and face, which can be localised or widespread. Vitiligo is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking and destroying the melanocyte cells that produce pigment melanin and currently there is no known cure.Vitiligo is often referred to as a disease that not only attacks the skin but the soul and psyche of a person, robbing them of their self confidence drawing unwanted attention and unpleasant stares.Micropigmentation can help to camouflage these areas of patchy or unpigmented skin by blending it back into the surrounding skin. Skin affected by vitiligo does not behave like healthy skin so clients will require multiple treatment procedures. The number of treatments required will depend not only on the uptake of the pigment but the size and area of affected skin to be treated.With vitiligo, the disease must be dormant, i.e. not actively spreading or changing on the body for a minimum of 1 year. A written doctors' consent is also required.