Aesthetic camouflage of skin defects

The procedure of aesthetic camouflage (dermapigmentation) of skin defects is one of the most non-invasive ways how to mask the scars on the face and body, scarring after operations or accidents, vitiligo patches, stretch marks, rosacea, dark under eye circles, pigment spots and other cosmetic problems.

Modern technology has created the widest and most diverse palette of camouflage pigments of natural shades from which one can select an individual color for their skin so that after healing the shade merges as much as possible with the surrounding healthy skin.

Please note that not all types of scars can be camouflaged. Before the procedure, you can get a free consultation at the AR Aesthetics Centre.

Camouflage of skin defects is carried only out by certified dermapigmentation specialists with experience in the field.

Procedure techniques

Camouflage is applied, just as permanent makeup, to the area, which needs to be concealed. There is no preliminary sketch as the boundaries of the area that requires treatment are clearly visible.

Camouflage of skin defects involves the insertion of a pigment, designed for medical camouflage and matched to the color of the surrounding healthy skin. Thus, the final color of the treated area optimally matches the color of the surrounding tissues, this makes it possible to conceal scars and stretch marks, make them stand out less on the background of the skin and also eliminate pigment spots and even out the skin tone.

The procedure has proven effective in eliminating vitiligo patches. Despite the complexity of the procedure, if it is conducted well the shade is optimally natural.

The recommended course of medical camouflage is from 2 to 5 procedures with intervals of 1.5-2 months. The number of procedures is determined by the specialist based on the individual indicators of the client.

When is the procedure necessary?
  • For masking normotrophic (not protruding above the surface of the skin) scars after injuries, burns, surgical interventions, accidents, tumour removal.
  • For smoothing the colour of scars after plastic surgery, blepharoplasty, mid and lower facelifts, after frontotemporal lifting through coronary access along the hairline, endoscopic forehead lifts; all of which must be at least 12 months old.
  • For concealing vitiligo patches, stretch marks, pigment spots and other cosmetic skin defects.
Benefits:
  • The procedure is painless (a local anaesthetic cream is used).
  • After the procedure the epidermis is preserved completely, blood vessels are not damaged.
  • Camouflage can be conducted on areas that were previously treated with laser or dermabrasion.
  • The rehabilitation period after the procedure is fairly short and does not require special aftercare measures.
  • The pigment does not change colour over time.
  • After healing you can lead a normal lifestyle: tanning, going to the tanning salon and exposing the skin to cosmetic procedures.
  • The procedure lasts 75 minutes and longer (depending on the size of the area that requires treatment).
  • The results after the procedure last for 3 years and longer (depending on the individual characteristic of the body).

Examples of past work:

Stages of the procedure:

 

  • 1. stage

    A free pre-procedure consultation to assess the condition of the rea that requires camouflage (ideally – in person, possible - correspondence by photo, via phone messengers or social networks).

  • 2. stage

    Individual selection of medical pigment to match the skin of a specific patient.

  • 3. stage

    Anaesthesia of the treated area (local anaesthetic cream).

  • 4. stage

    Procedure process.

  • 5. stage

    Post-procedure aftercare.

How to prepare for the procedure?:

There is a number of recommendations before a procedure of aesthetic camouflage of skin defects, which must be completed for its optimal implementation and quality result afterwards.

  • 10 days before the procedure, refrain from taking blood-thinning (aspirin, etc.) and vasoconstrictor drugs.
  • For two weeks before and after the procedure, antibiotics should not be taken, otherwise the body will reject the pigment.
  • 10 days before the procedure, refrain from sunbathing and indoor tanning (if you have a bright intense sunburn, you will only be able to schedule an appointment after your skin returns to its natural shade, which will allow the specialist to select the correct pigment tone).
  • Do not consume alcohol 24 hours before the procedure, as well as stimulating drinks (coffee, strong tea, caffeinated products, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, energy drinks) and heavy, spicy food. All these factors contribute to the thinning of blood, which can lead to lymph secretion, difficulties for the specialist and complications during healing.
  • Do not smoke 2 hours before the procedure.

Absolute contraindications

  1. Subfebrile and high temperature.
  2. A period of exacerbation of any illness.
  3. Blood disorders: Von Willebrand disease, haemophilia, hypertension, decompensated diabetes mellitus.
  4. Predisposition towards keloid scars.
  5. Oncological diseases.
  6. ARI, URTI, acute inflammatory diseases, initial stages of the common cold.
  7. Epilepsy.
  8. Asthma.
  9. Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS.
  10. The presence of unknown neoplasms, especially in the areas where the procedure will be conducted.
  11. Mental disorders.
  12. Surgical operations, plastic surgery and subcutaneous infiltration in the period of stabilisation (1-6 months).
  13. Botox injections in the forehead and brow areas (minimum 2-3 weeks after).
  14. Chemical peel (minimum 28 days must pass after the peel).
  15. Diabetes mellitus in an insulin-dependent form.
  16. Chemo/radio therapy.

Relative contraindications:

  1. Allergy and hypersensitivity to components of the pigment.
  2. Recurrent herpes (in a stage of exacerbation).
  3. Dermatitis, acute pyoderma, and psoriasis in the areas where the procedure will be conducted.
  4. Weakened immunity, rehabilitation period after surgical and cosmetic operations.
  5. Consumption of corticosteroids, strong antibiotics, anticoagulants, retinoids (possible scarring, delayed healing), vitamins and dietary supplements, alcohol.
  6. Pregnancy and lactation period (first 4 months). It is not recommended to undergo permanent makeup procedures in the first trimester. In the second and third trimesters and the lactation period, the procedure may be conducted only with the permission of a doctor in the case that the client will easily tolerate the procedure (as in no pain-relieving medication will be needed).
  7. Menstruation. In this period, the chances of bleeding are increased and the pain threshold is lowered. The recommended time for the procedure is the middle of a cycle.
  8. Old tattoo.

 

Aftercare

The quality of the final result after the procedure is 50% dependent on competent post procedural care with the help of recommended medications and hygiene rules.

Hyperaemia and minor swelling persist for 1-2 days, a greater color intensity of the scar - 7 days, then the scar turns lighter and "adapts" to the color of your skin.

Please note that up to 10 days after the procedure, when the shedding process of the scabs occurs, it is not recommended to plan important events, as using makeup on the eyebrows is strictly prohibited during this time because the affected area is undergoing the healing process.

  • After the procedure, the skin must be treated with Corsodyl for the duration of the healing period – 5 days.
  • For 14 days do not sunbathe and do not apply makeup to the affected area for 5 days.
  • More information is available in the "Pamphlet on aftercare for micropigmentation procedures", which the client receives along with other documentation prior to the procedure.

To achieve the required quality and greater durability of the dermapigmentation, 1-2 additional correction procedures should be carried out with recommended intervals of 1-3 months.

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