Scar Camouflaging, micropigmentation, or dermagraphics, is the process of depositing microns of colored topical pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. All pigments are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic and hypo allergenic properties.
Scar camouflage has come a long way with the development of new techniques and pigments which can almost make the scars invisible. This can only be achieved by a good technician who knows how to use various tones and implantation techniques with skill.
If you observe teenagers, they panic at the appearance of a small pimple or when they have a bout of acne. It’s an age where even the slightest blemish on the body is enough to trigger a panic attack. The same may be said of most people, irrespective of age. A small scar or a mark on visible parts of our body, especially the face can lead to a lot of social embarrassment. The plight of burn or accident victims is unimaginable. This is also true with scarring left behind from different types of surgeries. Such people can become reclusive for fear ridicule. Their lack of self esteem keeps them from moving forward in many areas of life.
There are several permanent cosmetic scar camouflage procedures one can consider in order to live a better, healthier, more fulfilling life. Camouflaging is a form of a medical tattooing that helps blends existing scars with the skin around the scarred area. White burn scars can easily be treated with this technique and a skilled expert scar camouflage technician will be able to work wonders on even the most delicate parts of your body, such as the face.
Many who have undergone mastectomies as result of breast cancer often end up feeling very self conscious. However, there are ways to restore the lost sense of normalcy with scar camouflaging procedures. This same principle can also be applied to scars from C-sections and surgeries as well as other parts of the body.
Some people would like to cover up unsightly birthmarks. This can be achieved with special color correcting and repigmentation one can achieve amazing results. Eyebrows that have been singed by fire or have retarded growth can be filled up with simulated hair strokes. Many women choose to have eyebrows filled in this way. If you have an unbalanced lip because of an accident or birth deficit, the shape can be modified with scar camouflaging. All of these procedures are relatively simple and very little if any pain, discomfort or downtime is involved. The main benefit from having these procedures performed is the emotional satisfaction one regains which can be life changing to say the least.
Scar camouflage treatment is not recommended for those who suffer wuth Keloid scarring (raised scars which spread beyond the original injury point) which is a condition mostly affecting the Afro- Caribbean community since the trauma will most likely exacerbate the condition.
Touch-ups of Scar Camouflage are dependent upon the individual. Touch-ups are recommended usually every 4-6 years. The use of sunscreen is recommended to help eliminate areas of fade.