2. Scar reduction, needling and camouflage


Scar management is another paramedical process.  Using my tattoo machine, I am able to release and smooth out scar tissue.  It takes time (a period of months, and two or more treatments), but it can result in a dramatically improved appearance.  Those with scars from surgery, an accident, or acne can gain smoother skin.  To accomplish this, the scar is needled, using the tattoo machine without pigment.  This breaks up the shiny, rubbery tissue so that new skin can grow in through it.  After the desired smoothness is reached, the residual discoloration may be camouflaged with skin-toned pigments.

This woman had more than 20 surgeries to correct a cleft palate. Her lips look a bit more symmetrical now.





This woman had burn scars from 20 years ago. Note:  The formatting here is WordPress’s capricious handling per mobile devices. I regret the geometry of this page.

See also this one (note that the contrast in the first photo is exaggerated slightly to make the image reproducible) :

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