The number one skin flaw most people seek help for is the reduction of the appearance of a scar. And you have come to the right place. There is a lot more to medical tattooing than just diminishing the appearance; and a true professional will be able to determine which procedure is right to help your concerns. It’s important to have the proper expectations from the beginning. Here’s what you should know about scar camouflaging: The most common scars Alicia has been asked to improve are facial scars, whether from injury or surgery, C-section scars, or to improve the appearance of an incomplete or improper body tattoo removal. Alicia can improve the appearance of scars just about anywhere on the body. Here at New Image Beauty Bar, Alicia specifically offers both scar relaxations, and a form of medical tattooing called scar camouflage. If you look very closely, pretty much microscopically, our skin is not all one color – it’s a mixture of tones and undertones. Alicia uses a technique called pixilation, which uses a blend of colors to more closely match the skin’s natural color patterns. Scar relaxation is accomplished using a technique called micro needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), as discussed in our previous blog. Micro needling creates microscopic punctures in the scar tissue. This stimulates collagen production and helps blood capillaries reach the surface. The result is improved skin tone, smoothed texture and a reduction of the three-dimensional appearance of the scar. Scar camouflage is like scar relaxation except that pigment is added to match and make the scar color blend with the surrounding skin. Although micro needling and scar camouflage can reduce the appearance of your scar, it’s important to understand that scars are long-lasting and no scar will ever be completely invisible. Every scar is different: body location, size, shape, color, appearance of depth, and so on. Some scars require only a single treatment, others take multiple treatments. Results are cumulative and may take four to six weeks to fully develop. If you’ve had your scar for a while, you may have noticed that it doesn’t tan the same way the rest of your skin does. That’s a natural characteristic of scar tissue, and is not something that can be changed. However, the scar should be less visible because of this procedure. If you’d like Alicia to help with your scar, please feel free to contact directly to schedule an appointment, and start working toward your confidence again!