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What to Expect from a Scar Camouflage Procedure

There are many reasons why you might want to camouflage a scar. Maybe you find it unsightly, or perhaps it brings back memories of an accident or medical procedure you’d rather not remember every time you look in the mirror. Though scars can fade over time, they very rarely go away on their own. While that fact might cause people to think that scars are a permanent part of their body, that doesn’t have to be the case! A scar camouflage procedure can dramatically reduce a scar’s appearance and give many people a confidence boost in their skin. No matter your reasons for wanting to camouflage your scars, there’s a good chance this treatment can help.

HOW DOES A SCAR CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO WORK?

Most fully-healed scars are a lighter color than the skin around them, making them especially hard to hide. A scar camouflage procedure is a special kind of tattoo that deposits pigment in the lighter scar tissue to match the skin around it. Because skin color isn’t uniform, your artist will create a pigment that matches the variations in your skin tone, so the camouflaged scar blends right in. Microneedling also helps stimulate blood flow to scar tissue and promote the production of collagen, which can help scarred skin look even smoother. Six weeks after your first procedure, a touch-up will help make sure the cover-up will heal well. Overall the results of a scar camouflage treatment can be astonishing in how natural and subtle the results look.

WHAT TYPES OF SCARS CAN THIS CAMOUFLAGE COVER?

A scar camouflage procedure can help reduce the appearance of a wide variety of scars anywhere on the body. Facial tattoos are the most common contenders for this treatment, and they’re also the easiest to cover up! We can even help cover up scars on the mouth and lips. The most crucial factor for a scar camouflage procedure’s success is whether the scar is light enough to be filled with a pigment that matches your natural skin tone. If the scar is dark or a similar color to your skin, then a scar camouflage tattoo might not do much to help.

Though this treatment can cover most scars, some may be harder to camouflage. Tattooing can sometimes reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but only if they are two shades lighter than the surrounding skin tone. If you have a scar you want to camouflage, you can send us some pictures at info@daelaportland.com so we can let you know whether or not this procedure will be a good option for you.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SCAR CAMOUFLAGE?

If you’re struggling to cover up a scar with makeup daily, a scar camouflage procedure can help give you peace of mind without a constant battle with cosmetics. The price of scar camouflage will vary based on the size and location of the scar in question, but we’d be happy to talk to you in person about how we can help you fall in love with your skin again.

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