Scar Camouflage Tattoos And How SMP Near Cardiff Can Help You

Have you been considering a scar camouflage tattoo but are unsure what that is or whether it’s for you? Read on to find out more.

What is a Scar Camouflage Tattoo?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of cosmetic tattooing designed to help disguise scars on the scalp. It is mostly used on people who have had a hair transplant but can also be used on stretch marks, post-surgery scars and blemishes caused by accidents to the head. It works by placing pigment into the scar tissue and surrounding skin (in between the hair follicles) to blend out and reduce the appearance of scarring. This type of tattooing can be used on scars at least 9 months old, although 1 year old is preferred as it needs to be white in colour to help disguise your scars more easily.

For this procedure, a microneedle is used which can cause some discomfort. The session usually lasts 1- 2 hours, and the number of sessions will depend on the skills of the specialist. Depending on the pigment used, the results of this treatment are semi-permanent and can last anywhere from 2 to 5 years. With scar camouflage tattoos, clients can feel more comfortable in their own natural skin and worry less about others seeing their scars.

Image of a man with a scar tattoo on the back of his head before treatmentImage of a man with a scar tattoo on the back of his head after treatment

An example of SMP being used to camouflage a scar on a lighter skin tone.

Is It Suitable For All Skin Types?

image of 2 different persons hands comparing skin tones with colour chart

Yes, Scalp Micro Pigmentation can camouflage scars on all skin tones/ colours & textures. A technician will match pigment to your natural skin tone- a darker-skinned recipient will have a stronger concentration of permanent ink compared with a subject of white skin colour. Also, the needle size will be tailored to your scalp type. Every skin type varies, which is why it is essential to visit a fully-trained SMP technician for your scalp micropigmentation.

6 Most Common Skin Types:

  1. Dry skin
  2. Oily Skin
  3. Normal Skin
  4. Old skin
  5. Thin skin
  6. Thick skin

Once the skin type has been established, the skin pigmentation specialist will need to take into account the firmness or looseness of your scalp skin while developing a good treatment plan in order to conceal any blemishes or scars.

At Scalp Envy near Cardiff, a treatment plan will be recommended to you for the best chance of a good result. Treatment does not end after you leave the clinic – you will be given clear aftercare instructions and we will follow up on your healing progress at set intervals to see how your scalp is healing. Through realistic inking methods, we can help improve your self-esteem and confidence so your scars don’t impact your life.

Are There Any Risks Involved With Skin Camouflage Tattooing?

SMP is generally a very safe procedure, but with everything, it has its risks. Choosing your qualified practitioner wisely is important to help reduce the risk of infection. For up to 7 days, your camouflage treatment is effectively an open, healing wound, so it is essential that you adhere to the recommended aftercare routine and keep your skin in check. Here is a list of the risks involved with scar tattoo camouflage:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Pigment migration (Blow-outs)
  • Infection
  • Poor pigment retention

How Much Does Scar Camouflage Cost?

Scar camouflage costs differ from client to client based on factors such as the number of scars, their size, and the type of scar. Scars are difficult to treat but are still cheaper than paying for SMP for a fully bald head. We’ll need to see a photo of the scars before we can offer you a price for the treatment. WhatsApp or email your photos for a free quote or any advice you may need.

Does the process hurt? In short, no but in our article on the subject, we talk a lot more about whether Scalp micropigmentation hurts. We recommend giving it a read.

Book Your Free Consultation At Scalp Envy Today!

Do you have scars that are lighter in colour than your natural skin colour? Do your scars leave you feeling self-conscious? Get in touch today to arrange a free consultation at our scalp micropigmentation Cardiff studio.


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