For some, laser scar removal is not an option due to the type of scar they have, their skin type, or the fact that they don’t want to undergo invasive laser procedures with prolonged downtime. For these people, Skintology has a solution! Clients looking to remove a facial or body scar without undergoing laser treatment have the option of doing micropigmentation, a treatment that camouflages the scar to match the clients exact skin tone.
Medical micropigmentation involves inserting small particles of natural pigment under the skin to bring about an aesthetic tattoo which will conceal the scar. Before the procedure, a topical or local anesthesia is used to prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. After selecting the accurate pigment, the technician measures and outlines the area to be reconstructed. When the pigmentation is first applied it will seem darker than the natural skin tone. This will fade slightly over time, resulting in a natural look. This procedure breaks up the scar tissue and color it to better match your natural skin tone provides amazing results.
Most patients enjoy little to no downtime and resume all normal activities within 24 hours. Topical antibiotic ointment is used for a few days. You may also be asked to avoid applying make-up and direct sunlight for a few days. Some patients may experience a slight swelling in the area. This will subside with the use of a cool compress. You will be required to come back for a follow-up appointment and subsequent treatments before full skin tone matching is complete. Your technician can give you a better idea of how many treatments you will need after evaluating the scar.
Micropigmentation is a great alternative for those unable or unwilling to do laser treatments. It’s also a great solution for clients with Vitiligo.