Scar Removal and Scar Camouflage
What is Scar Camouflage?
Scar Camouflage uses Micropigmentation to implant pigments into the damaged area to reduce the appearance of a scar. Scar Camouflage micropigmentation is part of Exclusive Beauty’s Medical Micropigmentation treatments.
Scar Camouflage is a great solution for anyone with a scar lighter than their existing and surrounding skin.
On occasions, Scar Camouflage can also be used for scars that are darker than the surrounding skin, but this must be done with great caution and several patch tests to ensure the colour does not turn darker.
Scar Camouflage should be performed when the scar area is smooth and not raised or indented, as this could cause variants of colours in the scar when skin pigments are applied.
If the scar is raised or indented, we recommend a course of MCA and Dry Needling is taken first to smooth the scar area out.
For more information on MCA and Dry Needling, please click HERE.
Matching pigment to skin tone
Exclusive Beauty uses leading techniques and pigments for scar camouflage. We mix pigments bespoke for each skin type and colour using a specialised prescriptive method of mixing pigment to match skin tone.
Anyone wishing to have a Scar Camouflage procedure MUST have a Skin Patch Test. A Skin Patch Test is performed at the initial consultation. After the skin patch test, at least four weeks must be allowed before commencing a course of treatments. A small patch test is necessary to test how the pigments react to the skin.
To determine the correct colour for your skin, we first analyse your natural skin colour, then mix at least three variants of pigment to match your skin tone in the scar area. At least four weeks of healing is also required for the test areas to develop in order to get a realistic result of how the scar will look long term. The treatment can begin once the most suitable colour has been decided.
There is a charge for the Skin Patch Tests. Once the results are known, you can decide if you want to proceed with the full course of treatments.
What you should know
Scar Camouflage patients also need to be aware that they should not have tanned skin when having the skin patch test or treatment, as this can affect the prescriptive skin tone pigments.
When the tan fades, the skin pigments will not leave a noticeable difference in the treated scar area and the naturally healthy skin.
Remember it is our goal to match the scar to the natural skin colour perfectly or as perfectly as possible.
Following the treatment, the reverse will also apply, the treated area will not tan so minimal sun exposure must be applied especially if the scarred area is in an obvious position.
For best results, the area to be treated must be:
- A minimum of 12 months old
- Not noticeably raised or indented
- Of smooth texture
- Lighter than the surrounding skin
As a guide, a scar camouflage treatment will take between 1 and 3 sessions. In larger areas, this can increase. The time required also depends on the extent and type of scar tissue damage.
For a general overview of our Medical Micropigmentation treatments, please click HERE.
Candice Watson is an expert at Scar Camouflage and Medical Micropigmentation procedures. Candice worked and trained as a micropigmentation specialist for many years on the famed Harley Street, London. Candice Watson is the founding partner of Exclusive Beauty, the Harley Street Specialists to the Middle East.
Scar Camouflage & Skin Camouflage by Exclusive Beauty