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Permanent skin repigmentation, also known as reconstructive tattooing, is a technique used to improve the appearance of skin that has suffered a permanent loss of pigmentation. Some examples are:

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  • Reducing visible scars by matching the pigment of the scar to that of the surrounding skin. This procedure is effective on scars that are lighter in color than the surrounding skin. Some post-surgical scars can also be concealed in this manner.
  • Blending stable areas of hypopigmentation with the surrounding skin. This procedure restores natural-looking pigmentation to areas that are permanently depigmented and not treatable by medical means.
  • Repigmenting areolas after breast reconstruction. When the nipple and areola have not been reconstructed, a realistic likeness can be created through skillful artistic tattooing.
  • Camouflaging scars around the areola after breast enlargement or reduction surgery to create the most natural look possible.
  • Redefining the lip line after trauma or surgery and restoring natural-looking color to the lip area. This procedure is effective for men as well as women.
  • Creating the illusion of hair in the eyebrow or hairline after surgery or trauma.

There are many other situations where skin repigmentation has been altered, or lost altogether, that careful repigmentation can significantly improve. I see most of my clients through referrals from dermatologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and through other clients.


Laura Vida: Repigmentation
Last Updated: January 2003
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