Cosmetic Tattooing has become a definite thing these days. Many people are searching for cosmetic options to enhance their natural beauty. And many are opting for the semi-permanent makeup applications that are available now.
Cosmetic tattooing is a specialized art form, similar to custom tattooing. But the focus is slightly different. The goal is to achieve a natural, authentic appearance for certain areas of the body. Commonly focusing on facial features and areas, such as brows, eyeliner, lips, and even freckles.
But there is also a segment of cosmetic tattooing that is aimed at camouflage of scar and scar tissue. Often referred to as paramedical tattooing or medical tattooing, the focus is to minimize the appearance of discoloration around the skin caused most often by surgery or injury.
Scars, stretch marks, and other marks on the body can be dramatically altered by paramedical tattooing. This is great news for many people who have visible scars and want to reduce their appearance. This treatment option, in turn, allows individuals to feel more comfortable in their own skin. And can help restore their confidence.
One to two years post surgery or injury is recommended as the time to consult a paramedical tattooing specialist. This time allows for natural healing of the injury site. During this time, skin pigmentation will occur gradually as the natural healing process happens in the skin cells. Pigmentation will change during this time. So, ideally, you would want to allow that to happen before alterations are done through paramedical tattooing.
The entire process is focused on matching the scar or stretch marks color to the surrounding skin color. Thus, blending in or camouflage the scar tissue to appear less noticeable. The cosmetic tattooing technician will take great effort to get as close of a match as possible. Then, tattoo ink is injected into the dermal layer of skin. This is a medical grade ink, which is different than standard tattoo ink, in that it is meant to blend in rather than stand out.
This is a tattooing process, so there can be pain associated with the injections – depending on the individual. The cosmetic tattooing technician does have numbing creams to help alleviate discomfort. They can apply before and during treatment as needed.
The initial results may appear much darker than expected. The area may be red, slightly swollen, and sensitive. This is normal as the skin reacts to the tattooing process. All of this will usually decrease during the first week or two. But after that, clients are noticing less and less of the visual scar or stretch marks. They literally begin to blend in to the surrounding skin color. And in some cases, the scar begins to be difficult to see at all. There normally will need to have touch-ups done after the first treatment, and often this is included in the overall price.
Under normal circumstances, cosmetic tattooing and paramedical tattooing isn’t covered by insurance. But it would be in your best interest to enquire with your carrier anyways. The cost of treatment can range from $250 up to $1000 or more, depending on the extent of the treatment required. So, if insurance coverage is available, it could be less costly for you.
Paramedical tattooing and cosmetic tattooing is a safe cosmetic treatment. Practicing cosmetic tattooing technicians have gone through extensive training on both the art of the medical and cosmetic tattooing, and the necessary health and safety protocols that must be adhered to. When you are offering a service to the general public, such as this form of cosmetic tattooing, you are responsible to ensure the client’s health and well-being is protected. When it comes to selecting a technician to perform your process, you will want to book a consultation prior to the treatment. Request to see their reviews and before/after images of clients they helped in the past. Choose one that has experience in performing paramedical tattooing. Be comfortable with the technician you choose to perform your treatment.
If you are interested in more information about paramedical tattooing, might we suggest you contact a cosmetic tattooing studio in your area. Consultations are always free and technicians are more than happy to discuss what it is they do and how they can help you restore your confidence and feel “normal” again.