Doctor Oz had a woman on his show who was in a very bad car accident when she was younger. Her friend’s brakes went out, and she got thrown through the windshield and her face shattered on the pavement. After many hours of surgery and 500 stitches, she recovered, but has always been embarrassed about the scars on her face.
Doctor Oz sent the woman to do Paramedical Cosmetic Tattooing with Melany Whitney, where the perfect match to your skin color is created and then the skin pigment is injected into your skin to make white scar marks the same color as the rest of your skin. It does not hurt (it hurts even less than regular tattoos) and mainly just feels like little pin pricks. Melanie injects the pigment between where the epidermis layer of your skin ends and where the dermis layer of your skin begins. The color may fade a little over time, but you can get touch ups. Depending on where you are in the country, Paramedical Cosmetic Tattooing can cost anywhere from $250 to $750 per area. For women who have had breast cancer and are missing their nipples and areolas, this is covered by insurance and can really help women feel better about their appearance. I wonder if this would work for stretch marks? Melany Whitney did say it only works when your scars have turned white.