Scars and White Patches
Scarring and loss of skin colour (depigmentation) may occur from medical procedures, trauma, burns or accidents, congenital anomalies, ageing or different types of skin diseases, but these can be easily camouflaged with paramedical micropigmentation.
The micropigmentation is able to break the scar tissue and colour it to better match your natural skin tone providing miraculous results that will build your confidence.
What is scars or patch´s camouflage?
It is the implementation of pigments in skin tones in order to hide a scar or an area of skin that is missing pigment. It’s a specialized area of permanent cosmetics that include in the medical or paramedical micropigmentation.
Are you a candidate?
Even if you have a scar or abnormality in the skin, you need to fulfil the following criteria to be a candidate for re-pigmentation of the skin.
– Your scar should have at least 9-12 months of age and have stable colour. If red or pink skin may still be in wound healing causing changes in colour. The experienced professional will not do the procedure prematurely, it can cause more damage to the skin.
– Smooth and relatively flat: camouflage cannot hide or correct extreme changes in the skin texture. If your scar or area of skin is rough or raised, the process may not be effective. (Note: If you have any irregularity of the surface of the skin, see a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to see if it has some kind of medical treatment you can first improve skin texture.)
– No dark edges: dark edges or borders around a scar indicate inflammation. It is possible that the process of camouflage may increase the hyperpigmentation and create a wider and darker margin. (Note: The risk of this occurring is generally higher, with darker skin tones).
For those who are not recommended
Permanent makeup is not a good solution to hide the scars coloured (reddish brown, pink, etc.), age spots, stretch marks, surgical scars as big tummy tuck or breast reconstruction scars.
Birthmarks Port Wine, spider veins, freckles, age spots, dark circles, hyper-pigmentation, or unstable Vitiligo (not in remission) can be enhanced with other procedures such as lasers, sclerotherapy, or chemical peels. Please consult a doctor to find out the best course of treatment for these conditions.
Have realistic expectations
Camouflage will not completely restore the skin the way it was before being injured. It improves the colour difference to help disguise the scar or anomaly and make it less noticeable to others.
Do not expect results in one session: camouflage is a process, not a “cure”. It is held on “healthy” skin that has been damaged or altered. Your answer can not be predicted, a scar or a Vitiligo may have areas that absorb the pigment, or reject both. The area will be dark immediately after the session, and after four weeks the colour will stabilize or not. And there may need to go back to do another session. This requires time and patience.
Do not spend time sunbathing
The pigment deployed by micropigmentation will not darken if exposed to sunlight or tanning beds, so that it may become lighter than the skin around. And when the colour pigment combined with tanned skin, it may appear darker when the skin´s tan fade away. So if you spends time outdoors, you have to adjust your lifestyle or decide to match the pigmentation to the “winter” or “summer” and live with the changes in the middle.