Paramedical Camouflage

No matter their origins, scars are often fraught with meaning. For some, they’re a sign of victory: the mark of survivor hood. For others, they’re a reminder of a chapter they’d prefer to close. Regardless, there remains the fact that, for a multitude of reasons, some scars heal better than others.

SKIN TATTOOING or PARAMEDICAL CAMOUFLAGE is a tattooing method to cover up white stretch marks, vitiligo, scars and skin blemishes. In this procedure, we use pigments to custom match a person’s skin color. When the treated area is healed, the result is even appearance, helping the imperfections blend in.

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About This Treatment

Many types of scars may be treated with camouflage. Some of the most common types of scars include those originating from C-section, Incisions, Appendectomy, General surgery, Orthopedic surgery , Tummy-tuck , Breast lift - Augmentations & Reductions, Face-lifts, Sunspots/ Burn scars, Vitiligo, Raised scars which have no discoloration but still require improvement in texture and appearance.

  • STRETCH MARKS CAMOUFLAGE (Ink & Inkless)

    Stretch Marks Camouflage is a safe tattooing method that fills in every stretch mark with pigments that matches the surrounding skin.
    INK Camouflage - Each client gets a custom made color during the appointment. After mixing and matching colors, we proceed filling in each stretch marks. The healing process takes around 4-6 weeks (depending on skin type, condition and after care protocol). Once the stretch marks are healed, you won’t be able to notice them. This treatment provides permanent results, usually three sessions are needed but treatment sessions varies depending on the severity of the case.
    INKLESS Camouflage - Inkless Camouflage works on stretch marks only. This is a cocktail serum infused with Vitamin A, C & D that gets penetrated into the each stretch mark to re-build collagen. Once the number of sessions is achieved, the stretch marks will look smoother, less visible and less texturized.
  • SCAR CAMOUFLAGE

    Scar Camouflage is a safe tattooing method that fills in white scars with pigments that matches the surrounding skin.
    Each client gets a custom made color done the day of their appointment. After filling in the scars, the healing process takes place (around 4-6 weeks). Once is healed, the scar(s) looks “invisible” to the human eye. This treatment provides permanent results, usually two sessions are needed but treatment sessions varies depending on the severity of the case.
  • VITILIGO CAMOUFLAGE

    Vitiligo Camouflage is a safe tattooing method that fills in vitiligo patches with pigments that match the surrounding skin.
    Each client gets a custom made color done the day of their appointment. After filling in the vitiligo with skin color pigments, the healing process takes place (around 3-6 weeks). Once is healed, the vitiligo area looks the same color as the surrounding skin. This treatment provides permanent results, usually three sessions are needed but treatment sessions varies depending on the severity of the case.
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What is it?

Camouflage is a safe tattooing method that fills in every stretch mark/scar with pigments that matches the surrounding skin.

Each client gets a custom made color during the appointment. After mixing and matching colors, we proceed filling in each stretch mark/scar. The healing process takes around 4-6 weeks (depending on skin type, condition and after care protocol). Once the treated area is healed, you won’t be able to notice them. This treatment provides permanent results, usually three sessions are needed but treatment sessions varies depending on the severity of the case.

How does it work?

Each client gets a custom made color during the appointment. After mixing and matching colors, we proceed filling in affected area. The healing process takes around 4-6 weeks (depending on skin type, condition and after care protocol). Once the treated area is healed, you won’t be able to notice them. This treatment provides permanent results, usually three sessions are needed but treatment sessions varies depending on the severity of the case.

What areas can be treated?

This treatment is designed to help people with several common areas of complaint - all areas of the body can be treated with camouflage.

Who is NOT a good candidate?

This treatment isn't for anyone who is:

  • Pregnant or Nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Has keloids or scarring problems
  • Use of Accutane and/or retinol (in the past 6 months)
  • Undergoing chemotherapy
  • Feeling sick!

Does Camouflaging hurt?

There is ZERO to mild pain during the procedure.

You can immediately return to your daily routine after the camouflage, following the after care instructions given during your appointment.

What to avoid prior to your camouflage appointment?

  • Aspirin or ibuprofen 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Alcohol, caffeine, blood thinner 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (they are natural blood thinners).

    ”NOTE: Allergy testing is recommended before the scheduled appointment if there is any doubt you may be allergic to the pigment. CONTACT US if this is your case!

What to avoid after your camouflage appointment?

  • Avoid wearing tight clothing for the next 3 days.
  • Avoid scratching or peeling the skin to prevent infection or discolouration.
  • Avoid excessive sweating for 7 days. Moderate exercise is fine after 2 days of the treatment.
  • Avoid exposing the area to the full water pressure of the shower for 7 days.
  • Avoid tanning and swimming (beach, pool, jacuzzi, bath, etc.) for 40 days. 
  • Avoid sunscreen, self-tanning or any cream that contains Vitamin D for 10 days.
  • Avoid perfume and deodorant near or in the treated area.

Can I suntan after the procedure?

Yes! You can suntan once the area is fully healed (around 40 days). It is STRONGLY recommended to avoid sun exposure during the healing process, discoloration might occur.

For best long-term results, we recommend to apply a high SPF on the treated area prior to sun exposure.


NOTE: Once healed —> Stretch Marks DO NOT change color or fade away when you tan. It is safe to go to the beach/pool BUT apply sunblock.

When will I see the results and how long do they last?

40-90 days after your initial treatment. You should have a reliable visible indication of your final result.
After the procedure, you may experience some mild irritation, redness and swelling, which can last up to one week.

During the third week, the treated area will slightly get darker. DO NOT PANIC! It is healing.
Once this has subsided, you will begin to see the result of your treatment.

How long do the treatments take and are they safe?

The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area to be treated. On average, it can take from 30 min to 4 hrs.

How far apart are treatment sessions?

It depends on which area is getting treated. In general, the sessions are approximately 1 week apart.

What kind of results can I expect?

A typical camouflage treatment needs about 3 sessions (6 months apart) though results may vary from person to person.

How long does the result last?

Camouflaging provides permanent results if providing the right after care protocol. Otherwise, a color boost may be needed.