Medical micropigmentation frequently provides the finishing touches to a surgical procedure. LeMor MPI is your partner in helping your patients' look and feel better. Restoring your patient's natural skin tone/color after cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is our area of expertise. We specialize in paramedical camouflaging procedures (e.g. nipple areola tattooing) and our work in this area is world renown. On this page we will discuss issues surrounding medical micropigmentation and why LeMor MPI is uniquely qualified to perform these procedures.

Using micropigmentation techniques to camouflage skin tone imperfections is an advance skill acquired only through professional training, guidance and significant experience. Specialty procedures necessitate that the Specialist develop an especially keen aptitude for color, anticipate how colors heal in the skin, what the resulting color will be, and how the color will fade over time. Specialistsí must be able to analyze the skinís texture taking into account any elevation or depression that will effect how the color is perceived. Raised and depressed areas may cast minute shadows on the skin making it appear darker. The ability to evaluate the skinís health, elasticity, thickness, opaqueness or translucency will determine the methodology used to micropigment the area. It is important to understand the anatomical and physiological differences of skin of different races and how these differences effect the way coloring agents heal in the skin. Yolanda on Italian TelevisionSpecialistsí
must have an in-depth understanding of how the tissue responds to injury, and how certain chemicals, products and environmental factors effect the skinís healing process and pigment retention. It is important to note that placing pigment into scar tissue is very different from normal tissue because scar tissue accepts and retains color differently than normal tissue.

Therefore, doctors seeking this procedure for their patients should only consider specialists with significant experience performing paramedical camouflage procedures. Yolanda Moore, with over 16 years of hands-on micropigmentation experience, has performed well over 500 paramedical camouflage procedures and has lectured and trained other practitioners on the procedures.

Most importantly, a Specialist must have matured enough in the field to effectively handle the emotional issues facing severely discolored and disfigured clients whose ultimate desire is to return to a state resembling normalcy.

Numerous conditions can benefit from Micropigmentation. They can be classified into four (4) general categories as described in the table below:

CONGENTIAL DERMATOLOGICAL ACCIDENTAL SURGICAL
Hyperpigmentation Vitiligo Burns Scars
Cleft Palate Hypo/Hyperpigmentation Scars Nipple-Areola Complex
Corneal Hypopigmentation Alopecia   Tumor/Radiation Markers
  Scars    


Photos & Case Studies
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Before Photo: Male burn survivor lost significant portion of right eyebrow as a result of burn and scaring.

After Photo: Simulated hairs on right brow using a hair stroke technique and enhanced existing left brow to give the brows proper symmetry.

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Before Photo: Caucasian female in her late forties following post surgery reduction mammoplasty. The left nipple/areola complex was rebuilt with skin grafts from elsewhere on the body. The resulting surgery left noticeable skin color differences between the right and left areola complex.

After Photo: A unilateral micropigmentation procedure was performed to restore the natural skin coloring of the left areola complex. The custom blended color healed very close to the coloring of the right areola complex -- an almost perfect color match.

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Before Photo: Asian female accident/burn survivor lost right eyebrow as a result of burn and scaring.

After Photo: Simulated hairs on right brow using a hair stroke technique and enhanced existing left brow to give the brows proper symmetry.

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Before Photo: Caucasian Female in her early fifties with a hypopigmented face lift scar approximately two (2) years old. The skin coloring adjacent to the scar is slightly ruddy (reddish skin undertones).

After Photo: The scar was camouflaged with a blend of yellow and pink skin tone colors. The color was lightly stippled in to the scar area using a triple needle cluster over several sessions to gradually build up the color to the appropriate color density. Careful consideration was taken to blend the color in to the normal skin tissue.
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Before Photo: Hispanic Male in his mid twenties with a hypopigmented surgical scar spanning the entire rear portion of the head. Scar was irregular in size and included hypopigmented areas from removed stitches.

After Photo: The scar was camouflaged to simulate hair stubble with a blend of dark brown and black colors. The color was lightly stippled in to the scar area using a single needle over several sessions to gradually build up the color to the appropriate color density. Careful consideration was taken to match the hair density of the surrounding area so that it would appear natural.


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