in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset & Hampshire
Whatever the reason, scarring can decrease your self-esteem and confidence. Scar camouflage with its development of the newest techniques and pigments can help to make the scars almost invisible. This can be achieved with the skill and knowledge to use right colours and techniques. This procedure can be used to cover plastic surgery, general surgery scars, accident scars or areas of skin which do not have a uniform pigmentation, such as vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition where one has patchy pigmentation on the skin.
Types of scars
Not all scars can benefit from scar camouflage treatments. For best results scars should be fully healed, at least 1 year old with no redness, ideally white in colour, and paler than the surrounding skin. I treat a wide range of scars, including those related to medical and cosmetic surgery and vitiligo.
How does it work?
Using special colours and highest quality equipment I can infuse medical grade pigments into your scar tissue to gradually blend it away. You will receive a free consultation and an aftercare healing skin balm that will leave the skin nourished. During the treatment I apply local anaesthetic cream to make the procedure as comfortable as possible, helping you to relax. Each treatment session takes about 1 hour and usually, at least 2 sessions are required. The price depends on the size of the area that needs camouflaging. I work with medical grade pigments to recreate the similarity to your own skin colour. This colour is matched perfectly to your skin to look as natural as possible. It’s crucial that your skin isn’t tanned at the time of the treatment. This is because the skin colour pigments need to be blended to match your natural skin colour.
After the treatment, it is necessary to use the balm provided to leave the skin nourished and moisturized. It’s important to keep sun exposure to a minimum. It is also crucial to use sunblock 50 spf after the treatment and after the pigmented area has healed. Typically the area around your treatment may be slightly red for 72 hours