A scar is a natural part of the bodies healing process. Scars occur when the dermis layer of the skin is damaged. The body will create new collagen fibers to the damaged area however, it cannot rebuild the fibers exactly as they were before the injury; therefore creating a scar. How a person heals damaged skin depends on heredity and skin characteristics.
What can be done:
Scar camouflage (otherwise know as scar tattooing, scar solutions or scar revision) uses specialized pigments that mimic and camouflage the area of the scar blending with the persons natural skin color. The area needs to be lighter than the surrounding skin and not have a red, pink or a raised appearance to the scar.
The process of camouflaging a scar varies greatly from client to client depending on the scar tissue and the severity. Scar tissue is more unpredictable than undamaged skin. Most of the time, several treatments are required to achieve the best results and many color variations are used to mimic the skins appearance. See the slideshow below:
Who is a Candidate:
Hair Transplant Scars
Hypo-Pigmented Scars (scars that are lighter than natural skin tone)
Scar camouflage might not be the best option for stretch marks or certain types of scarring. It is very important to remember the pigment that is applied will not change with tanning or spray tan. Therefore, it would not blend with a persons natural skin tone and will look unusual. In these cases, options such as Micropen to build new collagen to the area would be more of a better treatment option in place of scar camouflage.
Hair transplant scars benefit greatly with scar camouflage or scalp micropigmentation. Scalp Micropigmentation fills in the areas of the scalp that was missed or rejected by the transplant. The addition of extra pigment among existing or regrown hair enhances the procedure giving the illusion of a full head of hair and more youthful appearance.
Scar camouflage is a way to gain someone’s confidence back that may suffer or struggle with insecurities of the appearance of the scar. Interested? Book here.
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