Corrective Pigment Camouflage(CPC)

This is the tattooing of the skin with different colours of flesh tone pigments. Its purpose is to disguise a scar or skin area that is missing pigment or colour.

Candidates for this type of procedure are those who have acquired a skin colour loss due to medical procedure, trauma, burns or accidents, congenital anomalies or different types of skin diseases.

Are you a candidate for skin colour repigmentation?

Scars should be 9-12months old with stable colour. If it is red or pink or still changing colour the tissue may still be healing.

Smooth and relatively flat: camouflage tattooing cannot disguise or correct extreme changes in skin texture. If your scar or skin area is bumpy or raised, the process may not be effective but there are other procedures that could help this such as: dermabrasion, skin needling, dermal rolling and collagen induction therapy. You would need a consultation regarding this alternative.

Without dark edges: Dark edges or borders around a scar indicate Post Inflammatory Hyper-Pigmentation from the initial trauma or surgery. It is possible that the camouflage tattooing process may increase the hyper-pigmentation and create a wider, darker border. (This risk is usually with darker skin tones).

Cannot apply CPC to Port Wine birthmarks, spider veins, freckles, age spots, under eye circles, hyperpigmentation or unstable Vitiligo.

It is important to have realistic expectations: CPC will improve colour difference to help disguise the scar or anomaly and make it less noticeable to other people. The process will not “erase" a scar or skin abnormality so it appears completely gone and the area looks “perfect” again. It will improve colour differences to help disguise the scar or anomaly and make it less noticeable to other people.

Tanning: A scar camouflage tattoo will not be a ”perfect” match to the surrounding skin colour. This is due to the constant changes in skin tones from blood flow and body temperature and tanning. Camouflage repigmentation is a process and its response cannot be predicted. It takes several weeks to show the healed colour (or not). This requires time and patience.


Camouflage scars after facelift 


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