Understanding Medical Tattooing

Understanding Medical Tattooing

The role of tattoos has gone beyond enhancing beauty. Today, tattoos play an important role in health and well-being. For instance, health practitioners use them to cover unsightly scars that might otherwise affect self-confidence.

So what is a medical tattoo? Lisa OM, a leading provider of this service in Dallas, explains what medical tattoos are. Learn how they are performed, their medical applications, and the experts who provide this service.

What is a Medical Tattoo?

medical tattoo is a tattoo that is for health rather than beauty. For instance, a tattoo artist can use it to correct skin discolorations and unsightly scars. Moreover, tattoo artists can use the art to mark sites for radiation therapy.

Unlike ordinary tattoos, medical tattoos are drawn by qualified medical tattoo artists. They are intended for people with allergies, skin pigmentation, and burns. Besides, medical tattoos are ideal for individuals with vitiligo, hair loss, and scars.

What Are Its Applications?

Medical tattoos serve many purposes. For instance, they communicate important medical information like blood type. They are an alternative to traditional medical alert bracelets.

Other applications of these tattoos include:

  • Guiding radiation. Clinicians use tattoos to mark radiation treatment sites. With the mark, therapists will know where to target radiation during radiotherapy. These tattoos cut the risk of exposing healthy tissue to radiation.
  • Treating skin pigmentation. Medical tattoos help treat skin discoloration caused by diseases like vitiligo. How does it work? A tattoo artist camouflages the discolored area with a pigment that resembles your skin.
  • Scalp micropigmentation. Tattoo artists use special pigments to create an illusion of hair density. This type of tattoo is suitable for people with hair loss, balding or thinning hair.
  • Nipple restoration. Medical tattoos have gained massive popularity in mastectomy surgery. Tattoo artists use this art to create the illusion of a natural-looking nipple. In doing so, they enhance the appearance of a patient’s breasts.
  • Stretch mark camouflage. Tattoo artists use pigments that match the surrounding skin tone to hide stretch marks. These medical tattoos help conceal stretch marks on the hips and abdomen. The tattoos can also hide stretch marks on the upper shoulders and buttocks.

What is the Process of Getting a Medical Tattoo?

Getting a medical tattoo is simple. Your tattoo artist will administer a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Then, the artist will use a medical tattoo machine to apply the pigmentation. Depending on the desired result, you may need several treatment sessions.

After the procedure, you will experience side effects, such as swelling, oozing, and mild pain; these effects will subside within a few days. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, you will heal completely within four weeks.

A medical tattoo can last for several years. The duration depends on your skin type, age, lifestyle, and exposure. All in all, when it begins to fade, you can schedule maintenance to enhance its looks.

Who Offers Medical Tattooing?

Qualified medical tattoo artists do medical tattooing. These professionals go through extensive training before they practice. They also undergo training, after which the relevant authorities license them.

In many cases, medical tattoo artists work under the supervision of physicians. This collaboration ensures that the tattooing process meets the highest safety standards.

Learn More About Medical Tattooing From LISA OM

When it comes to getting a medical tattoo, Lisa OM is the ideal service provider. Whether you want to conceal stretch marks or scars, we will get you the desired results. At our tattooing practice, your safety is our top priority. That’s why we use high-quality tattoo products and follow strict safety protocols to keep risks low.

Contact us at 1-214-940-0090 to learn more about medical tattoos.

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