SCAR REVISION & CAMOUFLAGE
About Face and Body: Helping You Look and Feel Your Best
Living with scars can be challenging and can affect your self-esteem and confidence. At About Face and Body, we understand the difficulties scars can cause and offer a variety of scar removal and camouflage treatments to enhance the appearance of your scars. Whether you’re dealing with scars from accidents, surgery, or skin conditions, we’re here to help.
Different Types of Scars
Scar Removal and Camouflage Techniques
At About Face and Body, we offer a range of effective scar removal and camouflage techniques, including microneedling with Procell Stem Cell Growth Factor, diluted ink camouflage, and red-light therapy. These procedures are minimally invasive and allow for quick recovery. Our treatments aim to reduce the visibility of scars and boost confidence, although results may vary from person to person.
Red and infrared light therapy has been proven effective in boosting collagen production and reducing scars by stimulating fibroblasts. As the skin absorbs the light, it improves circulation and decreases inflammation, speeding up the healing process and minimizing aftercare needs. During a typical 10-minute session, the client relaxes under a warm panel of lights.
Scar Camouflage: What You Need to Know
The ink may not match your skin tone after sun exposure and may fade or shift in color over time, making it less natural and more noticeable. You may need to have the tattoo reapplied every 1 1/2 to 2 years.
Matching the skin tone of someone with dark skin can be difficult and may result in a shadow effect. On the other hand, topical makeup can be used to cover the scar better.
Stretch marks with a wrinkly texture should never be treated with ink camouflage as it will make the stretch mark lines more visible.
Stretch mark tissue is delicate and prone to hyperpigmentation in individuals with darker skin tones.
Skin camouflage for vitiligo and melasma is unpredictable and requires a skilled technician.
Camouflage tattoo ink removal is ineffective on scars due to damaged tissue and can lead to long-lasting hyperpigmentation.
Before getting scar camouflage, have a color test by tattooing diluted ink on a portion of the scar. Wait for proper healing time before evaluating the color match. If satisfied, proceed with full tattooing with confidence.
Things to Expect From Scar Camouflage and Treatment
- A topical numbing agent is used during the procedure to keep patients comfortable. Most patients say microneedling and ink camouflage feel like being poked with a small pin. Mild discomfort and flaking may be experienced a few days after either procedure, similar to healing from a light sunburn.
- Expect a minimum of 3-4 treatments for each scar or area. Treatment frequency for lighter skin may be every 4-8 weeks. However, if you’re prone to hyperpigmentation, treatments may need to be spaced further apart (every 12-16 weeks) due to the risk of the area becoming darker after treatment. It’s important to note that hyperpigmentation is unpredictable, and some hyperpigmentation may not disappear.
- After the procedure, patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately or within 6 -24 hours. It is essential to use a high-SPF sunscreen and follow the provided post-care instructions.