Are you insecure about one of your scars? Wish there was a way to mask the scar’s appearance, so people would notice it less? Well, scar camouflage is a wonderful way to disguise scarring and even hair loss.
Not sure what scar camouflage is or how it can help you? In this article, we’re covering everything you need to know about the scar camouflage procedure, including what to expect, and how it can help boost your self-esteem and confidence.
What is Scar Camouflage?
Scar or skin camouflage is the process of tattooing the skin with the different colors of flesh tone pigments. This process camouflages any skin area that is missing pigment or color due to scars or hair loss by recoloring it. Many people use it to successfully mask or reduce the appearance of unsightly scars.
What Can I Expect from a Scar Camouflage Procedure?
The scar camouflage process begins with an evaluation of the scarred area. The technician does this to determine whether or not the procedure is appropriate for the scar. Once they’ve finished the evaluation, they will choose a color or custom blend a color that will match the affected area.
Then the technician will use a tattooing technique to deposit colored pigment into the upper reticular area of your dermis. The pigment will be deposited into the scar until it’s reached the desired color and gradient shading.
There is usually some swelling and redness immediately following the procedure. How long the swelling and redness last depends on how much pigment was applied, and what part of the body it was applied to.
It usually takes at least four sessions for each scar to achieve the desired look. These sessions are scheduled four weeks apart. These sessions are essential for guaranteeing that the coloring is matched and that the pigment has been successfully blended.
The color always looks stronger and more vibrant right after the procedure than it does in the long run. It takes the skin a few days to exfoliate for the pigment to lighten and become the intended shade.
Am I a Good Candidate for Scar Camouflage?
Interested in scar camouflage but not sure you qualify for the procedure? You may be a good candidate if your scar meets the following criteria.
The Scar is Fully Healed
For a scar to qualify for this procedure, it should be at least 9 to 12 months old. It should also be a stable color, because if it’s changing color or still pink then it’s probably not fully healed. The technician will not work prematurely on the scar tissue because it could cause more skin damage.
The Scar Should be Smooth & Flat
Scar camouflaging can only effectively camouflage scars that are smooth in flat and texture. If your scar or skin area is raised or bumpy, you may not qualify for the procedure. If this is the case, talk to your doctor or a dermatologist to see if there’s any way to improve the skin texture before this procedure.
You Don’t Have Any of the Following Issues
If you have certain skin conditions, you may not be qualified for this procedure. Here are some issues that may disqualify you for it:
Other procedures are better for addressing these issues than scar camouflaging.
Benefits of Scar Camouflaging
There are many benefits to scar camouflaging. It can help increase your self-confidence and correct and improve the appearance of skin and scalp issues. By taking advantage of this safe procedure, you can feel more confident and beautiful knowing your skin looks the best it can be.
Final Thoughts on the Scar Camouflage Procedure
Are you tired of feeling insecure about your hair loss or scars? Well, with the scar camouflage procedure, you can put those insecurities to bed. This safe, affordable, and relatively painless procedure can have you looking your best in no time.
Have any questions about this procedure? Contact us to learn more about how we can help you!