A scar is a mark left on the skin after an injury heals. When your skin is injured, your body produces collagen to reconnect the broken tissues. After the healing process, your skin may be raised or discolored. Scars may be embarrassing or unappealing to those who have them. Furthermore, they can act as reminders of a difficult event, trauma, or injury – experiences some may want to forget. At DermaHealth, we offer scar camouflage treatments to reduce the appearance of unwanted scars. Our goal is to help you feel confident and beautiful.
Scar Camouflage Treatment Overview
How does scar camouflage treatment work?
Our scar camouflage treatment employs a tattooing technique that deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis. Using tattoo pigments, our technicians can recolor scars to more closely match your natural skin tone.
For every procedure, we take the time to make you as comfortable as possible. Our technician will apply a numbing cream before and during the treatment. We use pigments that are FDA-approved and made specifically for procedures performed on potentially sensitive areas. At DermaHealth, our goal is to give you the best and safest results possible.
We can also camouflage scars in areas where hair grows, such as the eyebrows, by mimicking the natural fall of hair. This also works for scars on the scalp after an accident or hair transplant procedure.
Am I a candidate for scar camouflage treatment?
We understand that every individual is different. Our trained technicians will meet with you for an in-depth discussion of your unique needs, objectives, and desires, as well as what to expect, prior to performing any procedure. Our scar camouflage treatment is safe and noninvasive, with little to no downtime.
Clients should be aware that treatments are most effective on areas not exposed to sunlight on a regular basis. The skin surrounding the treated area will change color from UV exposure, but the tattooed skin will not change with it. Therefore, we strongly recommend scar camouflage treatments for areas that aren’t exposed to sunlight, such as the breasts after augmentations, reductions, and mastectomies.
Scars must be more than six months old before we can perform the procedure. Due to the higher allergy risk in red pigments and the uniqueness of scar tissue, we recommend a patch test four weeks before the scheduled treatment.
Is this treatment safe?
Cosmetic professionals and active members of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (where safety is met with educational requirements and technical ability standards) perform the procedures. You can feel confident knowing your technician is held in high regard by both the medical community and the beauty industry.
For more information and to see if you are a candidate for our scar camouflage treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with DermaHealth today.