Medical Skin Recoloration

Medical Skin Recoloration, sometimes called Camouflaging can take two different courses. Either a traditional tattoo can be applied over the discoloration or scar or the skin can be re-toned to more closely match the surrounding area.

Re-coloration is most successful on those areas not exposed to the daylight on a regular basis. The surrounding skin will change color from UV exposure, even if protected by sunblock, but the tattooed area will not change with it.  Skin re-coloration adds color to the skin to hide “white” scars or where the skin is lacking color.  If the area is otherwise discolored, (dark or red), a traditional artistic design may be the better answer to disguise it.

Applying a traditional artistic design over a scarred or discolored area is the other option. As tattooing has become mainstream, many more people are turning to this method to convert something that bothers them, into a thing of beauty. I do not do artistic tattooing, but if this is the best answer for you I will be happy to refer you to qualified technicians.

Persons wishing camoflauge procedures should be aware this process is not a quick one. Visits are scheduled every 4-8 weeks as the skin must heal completely before more skin tone nuances are added. Success requires time and commitment on the part of both the client and the technician.

Camouflage is not successful in hiding “hyperpigmentation” (dark spots on the skin). This is better achieved by a topical camouflage product or integrating the area into a traditional tattoo design. We would be happy to assist you in making the determination of what technique would be the best for your individual needs. We do not do artistic work but would be happy to refer you if this is the direction you wish to pursue.

Permanent Cosmetics NW now offers insurance billing. If you have no insurance coverage ask about our alternatives.

All appointments require a credit card number to secure your appointment.  If you need to reschedule, please call in advance to avoid a no show fee charged to your card.

Consultations: $75 – 100% applies to your appointment within 60 days.

Consultation + same day procedure requires $200 deposit which applies to the treatment service that day.