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Permanent Scar Camouflage

Permanent scar camouflage

“Scars”, this particular word has impacted the lives of many people. Though it’s a common thing, at the same time, it is not for many. Scars have been a reason for low self-esteem or body image insecurity. Constant judgment from other people has affected our ability to accept ourselves. But, do you even deserve to feel this? Definitely not, Every one of us wants to feel good in our own bodies, to love and accept ourselves, but it really becomes difficult when the harsh realities of life are faced. So, how can you remove every type of scars from your body and feel good about yourself every time you look into the mirror? eEpiderma Cosmetology & Laser Clinic have a way where you can safely be able to remove any scars, and that is “Permanent Scar Camouflage“.

What does permanent scar camouflage mean?

Permanent scar camouflage is a way that is similar to a tattoo technique that helps to remove the scar, which appears different in color than the surrounding area, by depositing pigment into the scar area which is similar to the color of skin tone.

What is the preparation for scar camouflage treatment?

At first, you are advised to consult a doctor, and they will see the condition and size of the scar, then you will have to go through a small patch test that will be helpful to understand the proper color of your skin to match the color of the scar that is going to get pigmented.

How is scar camouflage done?

Scar camouflage is done with a pen-like tool similar to a tattoo consisting of a tiny needle that helps place pigment into the skin. It uses colors that are natural to your own skin tone as they provide different options of color, shadows, etc. to give a realistic look. Before the treatment, a local anesthetic cream will be applied to your treated area so that you don’t need to endure the pain during the process. The cream will be applied 30 minutes before the treatment.

What are the criteria for doing scar camouflage?

You need to look into this matter before doing the treatment:
1. If your scar is still not healed and on the verge of changing its appearance, it is advised not to undergo the above treatment as it can cause damage to the skin. Only old scars should be treated.
2. Scar camouflage can only work on scars that are smooth and flat. Irregular-shaped scars are difficult to treat.
3. Scars that have dark borders around them, usually caused by surgery or accident, are risky to camouflage as it can increase the hyper pigmentation.
4. Scar camouflaged is not so suitable for dark complexion people.
5. People with keloid scars, dark colored scars, birthmarks, freckles, hyper pigmentation, and vitiligo should avoid doing the scar camouflage treatment.

What are the side effects involved in scar camouflage?

1. You might feel irritation in the skin after the procedure,
2. After the procedure, the color of the scars may not match the surrounding skin tone.
3. The color might fade over time.

Are the results permanent?

The results last up to 2–5 years, approximately. But, you might need 4 sessions to notice the visible result. It is also advised to do touch-ups once in a while after the fading of the color.

How much time is needed for the completion of the whole procedure?

The overall procedure takes nearly 30 minutes to 1 hour, approximately.

Which types of scars are suitable for scar camouflage?

Scars that are suitable for camouflage are as follows:
1. Scars that are lighter in color as compared to skin tone,
2. Burn scars,
3. Surgical scars,
4. Accidental scars.

What advantages does scar camouflage offer?

Scar camouflage offers the following advantages:
1. As it is a non-invasive process, it doesn’t cause any cutting or stitching of the skin.
2. Side effects are temporary,
3. Downtime is minimal,
4. You can do your everyday work without any trouble.
5. Most importantly, you can regain your self-confidence through scar camouflage.

What precautions do you need to take after scar camouflage treatment?

There are some things you need to avoid after the treatment, including the following:
1. It is advised not to apply soap or shampoo to the treated area.
2. Avoid applying water to the scar area for at least 2 weeks,
3. Avoid direct sun exposure for some days as it can lead to a skin tan, which might affect your surrounding skin color, making the color of the scar area different from the skin tone.
4. Apply the ointment as per the advice of the doctor.
5. Avoid doing activities that cause sweat.

Finally, it’s time to say goodbye to your insecurities, the scars that have always made you hide from the world, but not anymore! We are introducing “permanent scar camouflage,” a safe way to remove unwanted scars by making them look natural. Some changes are necessary to love yourself.



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