Everything You Need To Know About Scar Camouflage Tattooing

What Is A Camouflage Tattoo?

Scar camouflage is the process of tattooing the skin with various flesh-toned pigments for skin or scar concealment. The function of tattoo for scars is to cover a patch of skin that lacks pigment or colour. It falls under medical or paramedical tattooing and is a specialist branch of permanent cosmetics. 

Camouflage Tattooing, Skin Re-pigmentation, Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Skin Camouflage,  and Skin Color Tattooing are other names for this procedure. The physician performing these treatments must be knowledgeable about the physiology of human skin and tissue as well as the science behind colours. These operations call for highly developed permanent cosmetics knowledge, training, skills, and experience, as well as a creative eye for colour and skin tones.

How Scar Camouflage Tattooing Can Help?

According to psychological research, enhancing one’s appearance and body image might boost one’s self-confidence. Paramedical tattooing can help with this. Congenital defects, certain skin illnesses, trauma from burns or accidents, and medical procedures can potentially cause skin colour loss or depigmentation. Numerous kinds of scars and skin irregularities can be corrected or improved in appearance through medical and scar removal surgery in Dubai procedures. Some patients, however, still require the skin tone to be “reapplied” to the treated area for it to look more “natural”.


What scars can be healed by camouflage tattooing

Camouflage tattooing may not be helpful on all kinds of scars. It can help scar types that include:

Healed scars

The scar should be at least a year old and have a stable colour if it has healed and is no longer pink or shifting colour. The scar tissue may still be healing if it is red, pink, or changing colour. A professional, skilled medical tattoo artist will refrain from working on premature scar tissue because it could result in additional skin harm.

Areas lacking pigmentation and stretch marks

Stretch marks are a common problem, especially for women who have been pregnant. They can be very difficult to get rid of, but camouflage tattooing can help to disguise them. Areas of the skin that lack pigment can often be helped by medical tattoos. This includes conditions like vitiligo and albinism.

stretch marks scar

Scars that cannot be healed with camouflage tattooing

Scars without edges

A scar’s dark margins or edges signify post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which results from the initial injury or surgery. The procedure used to tattoo camouflage may intensify the hyperpigmentation and provide a larger, darker border. Darker skin tones typically carry a larger risk of this occurring.

Keloids, birthmarks, and age spots

Keloid, elevated, black scars, port-wine birthmarks, spider veins, freckles, age spots, under-eye bags, hyperpigmentation, or unstable vitiligo are some more skin conditions that might appear (not in remission). Non-tattoo medical procedures like laser therapy, sclerotherapy, or chemical peels can help with these. Please get medical advice on the ideal course of action for treating these problems.

Here’s what you must know before getting a tattoo for scars

The appearance of the skin won’t be entirely restored by camouflage tattooing. A scar or other skin irregularity won’t be “erased” by the technique such that it vanishes totally, and the area seems “beautiful” once again. It enhances colour differences to assist conceal the scar or abnormality and lessen its visibility to others.

Repigmenting for camouflage is a process rather than a one-time “treatment.” It is carried out on “unhealthy” skin that has undergone damage or modification.

A scar or vitiligo patch may have sections that absorb pigment, reject it, or do both. Following a tattooing session, the area will appear dark and red for a few weeks until the healed colour appears. This calls for persistence and time.

Book an expert consultation for scar camouflage in Dubai

If you have scars that you would like to camouflage, only experts can help you achieve this. Book a consultation with Prof Dr. Robert Hierner, an expert in scar camouflage in Dubai. He is a renowned professional with extensive experience in  scar camouflage treatments and is sure to guide you on the right path with expert advice.