MicroArt Scar Camouflage FAQ’s
Color: Your technician will evaluate your skin color at the beginning of each session and choose a custom blend color to match your skin tone.
Pigmentation: MicroArt Semi Permanent Makeup uses a single acupuncture needle that gently vibrates on the dermal layers of the skin depositing a mineral-based pigment into the skin and blending it until the scar(s) is completely camouflaged and the skin tone matches. This usually takes a series of sessions.
Absolutely! MicroArt has been used to camouflage scars and other skin discolorations for many years with amazing results on hundreds of clients. There are no known side effects and it is 100% safe.
Some swelling and/or redness is common. This gradually fades and minor swelling disappears after several days depending largely on what area of the body, how heavy we apply the pigment as well as the overall health of your skin.
Right after your procedure, the color will appear stronger compared with how it is intended to look. After a few days, the skin will slightly exfoliate and the color will fade to its intended look. It is important that you keep the procedure area clean and moisturized by only using MicroArt after-care products – which we provide to you at no additional cost. Avoid all makeup on the area of skin that was treated for seven days after each session.
A minimum of four one-hour sessions are needed. Each session is scheduled about 4 weeks apart. Before scheduling new clients we do require photos in order to estimate the number of sessions you will need.
$2,500 and up. It includes:
- Four one-hour sessions to camouflage a maximum of 16 square inches (4”X4”) of skin
- MicroArt colors are custom blended to match the natural skin color.
- After-care products.
- Additional touch-up sessions are $500 per one hour session.
- Numbing shots can be scheduled if requested in advance.
While pain is minimal, the level of discomfort varies from person to person depending on what area of the body is being camouflaged. A strong topical numbing cream is used.
MicroArt uses a single acupuncture needle that gently vibrates on the outer dermal layers of the skin, therefore discomfort is minimal. For extremely sensitive areas numbing injections may be scheduled at an additional cost if requested.
If the procedure is performed on your hands, or if the procedure will exceed three hours, numbing shots are required.
Maintenance appointments are optional. If you do not maintain MicroArt, it will eventually fade away over time.
Everyone’s maintenance schedule is different, based on the area of the body, how fast the skin exfoliates and your lifestyle and skin type.
Some clients come in every few months for a touch up sessions, while others only come in annually.
Very simple. Just follow these steps:
- Get a good night’s rest and arrive at least 15 minutes prior your scheduled appointment.
- Please remove any makeup on the area to be treated. Do not use any creams or lotions.
- Please, do not wear light-colored clothing over the area to be treated as the skin might sweat a little pigment afterwards which could leak into the clothing. Dress comfortably.
The scar should be at least 3 months old and 100% healed. There is no upper limit to how old the scar can be; we have camouflaged scars that were more than 50 years old.
MicroArt can camouflage all types of scars including those from cosmetic or therapeutic surgeries, burns, suicide attempts, accidents, etc. Different areas of the body have very different skin type and thickness. Every scar is unique and must be treated as such.
We advise our scar camouflage clients to maintain a constant skin color throughout the year so that their MicroArt makeup will maintain the best color match for as long as possible. However, some clients will schedule a maintenance appointment around the time that they get a tan in early summer so that we can match their MicroArt to that tanned skin color. As the tan lightens up a bit during the winter, MicroArt will gradually fade a little so that it will also lighten up.
No, salt water does not affect the results or how long it last. It will not change the color of your pigments.
No, chlorine does not affect the results.