Scars caused by accidents, surgery or laser therapy can also leave the skin de-pigmented or white. This occurs due to a lack of melanocytes in the newly healed collagen. Melanin is what gives skin its colour.
The Depigmentation of skin areas and scar areas can be improved in 2 ways:
1. Pigment Re-activation (P.R.)
2. Permanent Cosmetic Camouflage
The process of Pigment Re-activation is revolutionizing all concepts of camouflaging hypopigmented skin. Scar Repigmentation pursues a remedy for the cause rather than a mere treatment of the symptom.
This revolutionary technique called Pigment Re-activation restimulates the melanocytes and restructures the collagen in the depigmented area. Melanocyte cells can reappear, and, what was formerly a non-pigmented “white”, would return the patients “natural pigmentation”, with a 100% match of skin tone. Ultimately this would create the “perfect camouflage”.
Pigment Re-activation has a 80% success rate in returning the depigmented area to its normal skin tone. However in deeply pigmented areas (i.e. very white areas) P.R. may not be enough to improve the color. If Pigment Re-activation is not an option then the recommended alternative procedure would then be Permanent Cosmetic Camouflage.
Permanent Cosmetic Camouflage
With this technique, scars are camouflaged with permanent intradermal cosmetics or Permanent Cosmetics also known as Scar Camouflage. This would colour the area to make it appear as close to the natural skin as possible, but it must be understood that matches are rarely perfect.
Choosing this procedure would involve ongoing colour maintenance and adjustments every few years due to natural exfoliation of the skin and fading of the pigments used. The patients must be aware that the pigments used in camouflage have a built in sunblock known as Titanium Dioxide so that the treated scar does not change colour as does the adjacent skin during the changing seasons.
To see if you are a candidate for Scar Repigmentation or Scar Camouflage please book your consultation with our specialist at Lasting Looks Clinic located in Toronto Etobicoke. There is a $25.00 fee for this specialized consultation.
Laser Scar Removal
Scar Removal for Acne Scars and Surgical Scars
Acne scars and surgical scars may be a cause of a person’s emotional and or physical pain and affect their quality of life. In severe cases, scars can even limit a person’s mobility.
Surgical scar removal procedures are painful and invasive and have a risk for complications.
Laser scar removal/resurfacing offers a non-invasive solution that uses technology to deliver rapid, reliable scar removal with less risk, less pain and minimal downtime.
We use pulses of laser light to coagulate scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form in clients’ skin. Healing time is minimal, infection risk is eliminated and little to no pain is felt.
For more Information and Scheduling a Consultation
Your individual needs and situation are reviewed and the scar procedure process is discussed at this time. This is a good time to prepare and review any questions you may have for your practitioner.
For this specialized consultation there is a $25.00 Scar Consultation fee.