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Acne Scar Camouflage Tattoo
Many kinds of scars can develop anywhere on the skin. There are some unique features of Acne Scars on the face. These are loss of pigmentation and loss of beard hair in men results to patchy beard.
When a scar first develops on lighter skin, it’s usually pink or red. Over time, the pinkish color fades, and the scar becomes slightly lighter than the color of the surrounding skin. It leaves a white scar. Sometimes the scar can be cut out with the Refine Procedure. In other patients, when extensive flat scars are present, they are well treated with the addition of tattoo pigment in the scar.
Darker skin types will also form scars which are darker or lighter than surrounding skin. When darker, it is called hyperpigmentation. These problems are best treated with our green light laser and the medical creams. With these techniques, patchy beard can be treated effectively. Often, the scars have lost their pigmentation and are a lighter color. These are the ideal candidates for adding pigmentation to blend the scar to the surrounding skin.
Men with heavy beards often have lost beard hair in old acne scars. This creates a color mismatch. The area of lost beard is lighter in color. Even when such patients shave very aggressively, they have a 5 o’clock shadow after shaving. Such patients are ideal for fine black tattoo dots in the area of beard loss which recreate the exact same appearance of the adjacent area which still has patchy beard hair remaining.
Often, the final appearance of a scar will cause the individual to lose self-confidence and be troubled or self-conscious.
If you have a scar which does not match the color of the surrounding skin, scar camouflage may be right for you.
WHAT IS CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO?
An electric machine with a fine precision needle is used for the procedure. After carefully mixing a selection of custom formulated ink/pigments mixed specifically to match your skin, small dots are rapidly deposited into the dermis. The result: an incredibly natural and realistic continuation of your beautiful non scarred skin, concealing unwanted scars.
WHAT MAKES TATTOO PERMANENT?
Whenever the needle penetrates the skin, it carries the ink/ pigment into the dermis. With no way to dispose of the pigment, the dyes remain visible through the scar or skin. These visible pigments are what makes tattoos permanent.
IS CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO PERMANENT?
Because pigments used in camouflage tattoo are non-soluble, and because they are embedded into the dermis, they last much longer and should be expected as permanent.
The pigments used in camouflage tattoo are also less sensitive to sun exposure and, they should not change.
Do You Know Your Skin Type?
1: Determine Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type
Finding your skin type is one of the first steps to select the correct ink to match your skin. The most common classification model is the Fitzpatrick Skin Type model. The Fitzpatrick Skin Type model is still widely used for dermatological research and care.
2: Find Your Skin Color
Determining your skin color can help/assist your Dr Sadove choose the right ink/pigments. Locating your skin type can sometimes be done using resources like the chart above.