More Information on What to Expect
How much discomfort will there be?
The use of high quality topical anesthetics keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
What pigments and instruments are used?
Pigments and single use disposable instruments (no cross contamination) approved for medical tattoos and permanent make up have been carefully chosen by Deborah at Healing Artisty. Our pigments used are made in the USA. A very reputable color line that stays true, are certified under the European Union Resap 2008, vegan free, no animal testing, sterile and organic. Depending on clients needs either a manual or machine method will be chosen for the procedure. We provide and encourage a complimentary consultation take place before any procedure. So that you as a client have the chance to ask any question or address any concerns you may have. It also allows us to understand your expectations, fill out necessary paperwork needed and gives us the opportunity to do a skin test to check for possible allergic reaction to pigment, topical anesthetic or aftercare product. Every effort is made to make your experience pleasant.
Are you a candidate for Skin Color Repigmentation?
You might be a candidate if you meet the criteria listed below. Your scar should be:
1) Healed and no longer pink in color, at least 9-12 months old with stable color.
2) Smooth and relatively flat, camouflage tattooing can sometimes disguise or correct extreme changes in skin texture.
3) Without dark edges or boarders. This may indicate Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation from the initial trauma or surgery.
4) Not one of the following: Port Wine birthmarks; spider veins; freckles; age spots; under eye circles; hyperpigmentation; or unstable Vitiligo (not in remission). Please consult with a physician regarding the best course of treatment for these conditions.
Have realistic expectations:
Camouflage tattooing will not completely restore skin to the way it looked before it was injured. The process will not erase a scar or skin abnormality so it appears completely gone. With this technique we are looking for improvement of color differences not perfection.
Don't expect results in one session:
Camouflage repigmentation is a process, not a one time cure. It is performed on unhealthy skin tissue that has been damaged or altered. Its response cannot be predicted, a scar or Vitiligo patch may have areas that absorb pigment readily, reject it, or both. The area will look dark and red immediately after a session, then it takes several weeks to show the healed color. This requires time and patience.
If you spend time outdoors:
A scar camouflage tattoo will not be a perfect match to the surrounding skin color. This is due to the constant changes in skin tone due to blood flow, body temperature, and sun exposure. The pigment in the tattoo will not darken if it is exposed to sunlight, so the tattoo may appear lighter if the surrounding skin tans. When the tattoo color matches tanned skin, it may appear darker once the tanned skin fades. Because of this, if you spend a lot of time outdoors, you will need to determine whether to match your winter or summer skin tone and live with the changes in between.