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Clients with scars from surgery or injury may be good candidates for medical tattooing depending on the age and properties of the scar.
We have treated acne scars or burn scars from simple oven burns on the arms to facial burn scars from explosions.
Clients concerned with scarring from breast augmentation or lifts have frequently been referred to us for assisting to camouflage scars.
Do you have unsightly stretch marks that are lighter than the adjacent skin tone? If so, you could be an excellent candidate for stretch mark camouflage!
We have treated stable vitiligo on all parts of the body with great success!
Many people are left with small or larger scars within the scalp that do not grow hair. We can blend away the site of many of these scars with scalp micropigmentation.
Providing medical tattooing services should only be performed by educated and skilled providers. With our advanced education for medical related tattooing, in addition to a college degree in biological science (the study of the human body), our provider Michelle Thau, RDH comes highly recommended from many physicians in Northern California. Utilizing an eye for color and detail, in addition to safe and effective methods for implanting custom skin colored pigments into the skin, medical tattooing services are in a league of their own for seeking a provider with many years of experience with this specific type of tattooing.
Be sure you are seeking these specialty services from someone who understands the delicate nature of medical tattooing.
SURGICAL SCARS BURNS DOG BITES SKIN CANCER REMOVAL
Scars can be bothersome and a reminder of something unfavorable and traumatic. Many people do not realize that scars can be blended into the adjacent area of the skin to help reduce their appearance. Scars of the scalp, face, arms, legs or anywhere on the skin that their appearance is obvious from the adjacent skin can typically be treated. By using custom formulated skin color tattoo pigments, color can be permanently implanted into the scar area.
Most treatments for scars are a multi-session process depending on the size of the scar, the skin condition, and the difficulty with obtaining a match. It is important to note that tattooed scars will not change color with sun exposure, so depending on the location of the scar, the time of year the tattooing is completed can make a difference. All situations are different; therefore a consultation is required to determine whether or not the scar is a candidate for cosmetic tattooing.
Most scars or stretch marks should be at least 1 year old or older, as both continue to change slowly over time. The best candidates for this type of tattooing are areas where the skin is lighter than the adjacent areas.
** Above photo of before & after face lift scar
This involves implanting pigmentation of natural skin color under the skin to blend the area of concern to the adjacent skin color(s). This procedure is usually a multi-session process, taking 1-3 appointments depending on the size of the area of concern.
We have had VERY successful outcomes with vitiligo camouflage!
Acne Scar Testimonial:
" I had some old acne scars on my face that I have spent years covering up. I was so insecure that it was hard to leave the house sometimes. After researching my options I decided to undergo repimentation on my scars. The procedure involves tattooing the unpigmented areas with ink that matches my skin tone. I am so happy that I trusted Michelle with this procedure. She knocked it out of the park. My experience and the results have exceeded my very high expectations. I am so happy. If you or anyone you know is thinking about having permanent cosmetic work done, medical or otherwise, look no further. You have found the right person to do the job. Thank you Michelle for helping to restore my confidence. I am super grateful." -Summer, Chico CA
Cosmetic Breast Surgery Including Implants and Breast Lifts Resulting in Notable Scars
For those individuals that have elected for breast surgery such as implants or breast lifts in which light or white scars remain after healing, cosmetic tattooing of the tones similar to the surrounding skin can be performed to decrease the appearance of scars. These treatments, done in phases 4-6 weeks between appointments, can be quite successful in diminishing these scars for women that are good candidates. With a consultation at our office, we can quickly determine if cosmetic tattooing is right for you.
The nipple and areola are usually the last stage of breast reconstruction. Recreating the nipple and areola gives the reconstructed breast a more natural appearance and can help hide scars. Breasts that are void of a nipple tissue mound can be tattooed to closely resemble a projected 3-D like nipple and areola. Often times the results are so amazing that it is difficult to determine it is a tattoo!
Although the stated goal of breast reconstruction is to make patients appear natural in clothing, most patients also want to look as natural as possible in the nude. Regardless of the technique used to perform breast reconstruction, nipple reconstruction adds significantly to the illusion of a natural breast and is therefore well worth the effort. Nipple reconstruction usually takes place about eight to 12 weeks after breast reconstruction, and the tattooing is usually performed about six weeks after nipple reconstruction.
Modern techniques for nipple and areola reconstruction cause little or no pain and can be done in a professional office environment such as Le Beau Visage. The gain in appearance is therefore achieved at relatively little cost or inconvenience.
Q: Are there any areas of the body that are not good candidates for scar tattooing?
A: Scars can be located on most any area of the body and still be a possible candidate for treatment.
Q: If my scar is darker than my skin tone can you lighten it up?
A: It depends on several factors but we find the most "predictable" outcomes are from scars that are LIGHTER than the adjacent skin tone. That does not mean however that a darker scar would not be able to be lightened.
Q: Does it hurt to tattoo a scar?
A: With the assistance of pharmaceutical grade numbing cream, most all clients report little to no discomfort during the procedure.
Q: How long does it last?
A: There are a variety of factors that affect color retention. Those will be discussed at the time of consultation to better address the clients specific area of concern.
An exciting highly advanced area of micropigmentation used to treat hair loss, scalp micropigmentation, when done professionally will replicate the tiny hair follicles of the scalp resulting in a look of hair restoration and a fuller head of hair. SMP hair follicles can range from hundreds to thousands of pigmented dots per square inch.
We offer a range of services that includes treatment of scar camouflage for scalp scars from existing hair graft transplants, scalp injuries, scars of the eyebrow or within the beard/moustache area. We also have years of experience treating scars on the skin from surgical, injury or burn scars with skin colored custom pigments to reduce the appearance of the area of concern.
For women the extent of female baldness can be measured by the Savin Scale which measures overall thinning as well as the density of the hair. Scalp Micropigmentation offers immediate results and will instantly create the illusion of thicker hair, by camouflaging the affected areas of the scalp or bare patches.
Please see NSScalp.com for more information about SMP!