Paramedical | Micro-Pigmentation | Skin Color Camouflage
Having any obvious areas of pigment loss can make you feel self conscious. You don't have to! I can help. Sometimes we lose our skins pigment. Color can be replaced via tattooing in many instances. Scars and stretch marks work the best. Color can be added to areas that are completely de-pigmented such as from tattoo laser removal too. Sometimes even vitiligo, although that doesn't always work or can take many sessions to get color to stay.
Any de-pigmented skin has more trouble holding color due to the absence of melanin. Normally that helps the color "stick". When there is nothing there to bind to, the color can come back out. Often tattooing the area twice or micro-needling it once / twice will help it stay, creating texture in the skin and giving the pigment something to bind to. Sessions must be a minimum of 30 days apart.
If your scaring is large or your stretch marks are deep, a few sessions of micro-needling (spaced 30 days apart) may be done to break it down and flatten it out. This works amazingly well, but it is a process and multiple visits are needed in most cases. In order for scars or stretch marks to to be colored, they need to be lighter in color to the surrounding area. (Hypo-pigmented) If the area has become darker (hyper-pigmented) that can be harder or sometimes impossible to correct. Often micro-needling can be used to prep the area for color. Unfortunately,sometimes these processes - color or microneedling can cause hyper-pigmentation. Ethnic backgrounds tend to do this the most, but it can happen to caucasian skin too.
It can be used successfully to break down scar tissue on ethnic skin & even keloid areas. But, there is always an unpredictable risk of hyperpigmentation. I cannot predict who this may happen to unfortunately. A test spot can be done for anyone on any area for a small fee if you are concerned in the least of how your skin may react, please schedule that with me.
An in-person consultation or at a minimum - some good photos, are needed to give you an honest estimate.. Prices for micro needling or coloring scars & stretch marks are priced on an individual basis after a consultation with a minimum of $200.00, per area, per session .
Additional visits - pricing remains the same. A minimum of 2 visits is to be expected. Touch ups on cosmetic work are a predicted need, So a fee is charged.
Stretch Marks Micro-needle only
Before and after stretch marks micro-needled only-no color tattooed in. Although I have had many clients have successful results adding color there is a risk of hyper-pigmentation. Any injury can do that. So, if you are unwilling to assume that risk, maybe just try micro needling. Although still possible, there is less of a chance of hyper-pigmentation with this process and it can cause the body to repigment in many cases.
This is just a personal choice. It takes at least 3 sessions one month apart to get them broken down and smoothed out, and if the body is going to repigment, that also can take 8-12 weeks. Both adding color and or needling work. It's up to the individual which one (or both) they should do.
All corrective microneedling is priced by the individual case. Starting at $200.00 per area, per session.