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How Permanent Makeup Can Help Get Rid of Your Scars

Do you have any visible scars you want to camouflage? Learn how our plastic surgeons can use permanent makeup to give you the smooth, clear skin you’ve always wanted.


Permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, has been done for many years but is growing in popularity thanks to advancements in technology and techniques, allowing for more precise and accurate application.

Both male and female patients in Kelowna opt for permanent makeup for a number of reasons including:

  • Enhancing eyebrows or lips
  • Covering scars
  • Enhancing lash lines
  • Areola pigmentation

Whether you are seeking to camouflage any imperfections such as scarring, or just want to look great all day, our plastic surgeons offer tailored permanent makeup services to enhance your natural beauty, giving you a rejuvenated, brighter appearance.

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Permanent Makeup For Scarring

Living with scars can be difficult. Whatever the cause, scarring can damage your self-esteem and significantly lower your quality of life.

Permanent makeup is an effective, safe and long-term solution to scarring. Our plastic surgeons have experience working with scars ranging from minor to severe and use their artistic skill to effectively conceal even the most serious and visible skin imperfections.

A skilled plastic surgeon can camouflage a hypopigmented scar by implanting a fresh colored pigment directly into the scar so that it is no longer noticeable.

Permanent makeup can be used to correct imperfections such as:

  • Stretch marks
  • Burns
  • Surgical scars
  • Cesarean incisions
  • Scars from certain skin conditions

Whatever your skin concerns, our plastic surgeons can help create a customized permanent makeup treatment plan to meet all your specific requirements, leaving you with a naturally-healthy and glowing appearance.

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Understanding Your Permanent Makeup Treatment For Scar Removal

As with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to fully understand what is involved in the permanent makeup procedure before deciding whether or not it is the right option for you.

Here is what you can expect from your scar camouflage treatment:

Pre-treatment Consultation

During an in-depth consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your natural coloring and discuss your aesthetic goals. 

This is to ensure the correct colors are chosen for you and the finished result is exactly what you want.

What happens during the treatment?

Before beginning the permanent makeup treatment, the plastic surgeon will apply a local anesthetic cream to make you as comfortable as possible. 

They will then use their artistic skill with the tattooing pen to recolor your scar, working with multiple blends of pigment to recreate the tonal variance of your skin. 

This ensures your results are as natural and dramatic as possible.

How long is each treatment?

This depends on the size and location of the scar but typically, one permanent makeup treatment will take 60 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

While you may see visible results after just one treatment, for the best results, you will typically require multiple sessions.

What should I do before my treatment?

It is crucial that your skin isn’t tanned at the time of your permanent makeup treatment. 

This is because the pigments need to match your natural skin color and when your tan fades, your treated scar will look darker than the surrounding skin.

Is it painful?

A numbing cream will be used prior to your treatment to minimize any pain or discomfort. 

While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, our plastic surgeons will do everything possible to ensure you stay comfortable during your treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Scar Camouflage?

Permanent makeup is a very effective and safe treatment for scar camouflage. However, not everyone is a candidate for skin repigmentation.

If you are considering this treatment, your scar should be:

  1. At least 9-12 months old with a stable color
  2. Smooth and relatively flat
  3. Without dark edges
  4. NOT one of the following: Port Wine birthmarks, spider veins, age spots or freckles

During an in-depth consultation with a plastic surgeon, they can examine your scar and help determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the scar camouflage treatment.


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To find out more about how our permanent makeup services can be used to eliminate any skin imperfections, contact our Kelowna plastic surgeons today at 250-868-9099.

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