Medical Micropigmentation for Scars

Specialist Micropigmentation & Scar Restoration

What is medical micropigmentation?

Skin camouflage is an advanced medical micropigmentation treatment that involves using a specially designed digital tattooing device to apply a unique pigment into the skin.

The process targets areas where colour is missing from:

  1. injury
  2. trauma
  3. birth defect
  4. post-surgery
  5. skin grafts
  6. anywhere the skin colour is significantly different to the surrounding area

It is semi-permanent procedure and might require top-ups although most patients, with good at-home care, can see results maintained for up to three years.

Who is medical micropigmentation for?

Medical micropigmentation is suitable for everyone who has a hypopigmented scar on the face or body.

For micropigmentation treatments, the scar must be a minimum of six months old. For newer scars or skin trauma we use one of our laser devices. 

For some scars it is sometimes necessary to undergo a series of dry needling treatments. This process will help to break down the scar tissue and soften the scar and enable the pigment to be retained more easily.

Please note that keloid scarring cannot be treated as well as 

How does medical micropigmentation work?

Medical grade pigment is inserted into the dermis using a bespoke micropigmentation machine. Pigment colours are similar to natural skin tone to help blend hypopigmented areas with the surrounding skin.

While micropigmentation is similar to tattooing, the pigment particles are actually much smaller than traditional tattoo pigments and therefore treatments needs to be repeated in order to achieve a natural result.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before your procedure a topical numbing cream is applied and left on the skin for around 30 minutes.

The procedure time depends on the size of the area to be treated but most treatments will last from half an hour to one hour. 

Before your procedure a topical numbing cream is applied and left on the skin for around 30 minutes.

The procedure time depends on the size of the area to be treated but most treatments will last from half an hour to one hour. 

Usually multiple sessions are required. On average it takes 3-4 sessions 4-6 weeks apart.

As pigment can fade over time top up session might be required. Your practitioner can advise you on how often this might be and will depend various factors including location on the body and sun exposure.

After your procedure the skin might appear slightly red and some swelling might be visible.

Initially the pigment will appear darker and it is likely that a small scab will form to protect the skin. The scab should not be picked at and allowed to fall off naturally. While a scab is present no makeup should be worn on the area and it should be protected from the sun.

At your initial consultation your practitioner will prepare a treatment plan, perform patch test and choose the correct colour.

On the day of your treatment avoid wearing make-up/ fake tan and arrive with your skin clean.

At least 24 hours before your appointment please avoid taking aspirin or drinking coffee and alcohol.

Avoid using Retinol and active creams for at least 48 hours prior to treatment.

Avoid excessive sun exposure for four weeks prior to treatment.

Avoid abrasive treatments such as laser, waxing and chemical peels for two weeks prior to treatment.

Please make sure you drink plenty of water both prior to and after your treatment.

Initial results will be visible directly after procedure, however the colour is likely to appear much darker. This is because the new colour is expected to fade by approximately 40-60%. The colour will settle and will take around six weeks to achieve the expected colour.

Until skin is completely healed you must treat the area as you would for an open wound.

First day after procedure if any lymph excess is visible use gauze to blot dry and remove any residue. Wash the area with lukewarm water and blot dry after. It is important to avoid putting too much pressure on the area.

It is important to avoid making the area too wet and should be kept dry while showering or bathing.

Use a dressing only if the treated area might be irritated by clothing, otherwise leave treated area open.

Apply small amount of ointment or non active cream to rehydrate the skin (your practitioner will recommend suitable products).Avoid applying too much product.

After approximately five days you can start applying SPF to avoid the pigment colour fading. Avoid sunbeds, sauna, swimming and excessive exercise until the skin heals.

If any scabs develop do not pick or exfoliate as this can pull pigment from the skin.

Avoid any laser treatments in the area of camouflage as this can cause pigment to become darker. 

Medical micropigmentation is performed by using sterile single use needles and organic pigments.

As with any medical procedure, particularly those that minimally invasive or invasive, there is the potential risk of infection, therefore it is extremely important to follow post procedure instructions given to you by your practitioner. 

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