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by award-winning Candice Watson and Exclusive Aesthetic
We add pigment to conceal
Our Scar Camouflage procedure uses the process of micropigmentation to implant skin-coloured pigments into the surface of the scar so the scar looks the same as the surrounding skin. Scar Camouflage is very effective with any scar type including burns, medical scars and accident scars.
Scars are often raised or indented. In order for our scar camouflage procedure to be successful, it is vital the scar is as flat as possible*. To achieve this we recommend a treatment course of MCA and Dry Needling prior to any pigment being applied. MCA and Dry Needling technique use a needle without pigment to stimulate the collagen beneath the scar allowing the scar to relax and flatten.
The best Scar Camouflage results are achieved when the scar is lighter than the surrounding skin. On occasions, Scar Camouflage can also be used for scars that are darker than the surrounding skin colour, however, this must be done with great caution and several patch tests to ensure the colour does not turn darker.
*Undulation along the surface of the scar could cause variants in the amount of pigment entering the skin resulting in varying colours in the scar camouflage. To flatten the scar we recommend a course of MCA and Dry Needling.
Our aim is to match the scar to the natural skin colour as perfectly as possible. Scar Camouflage patients should be aware that the best results are achieved when the skin is as natural in colour as possible i.e. with no suntan or very little suntan. Tanned skin can affect the prescriptive skin tone pigments and changes colour depending on exposure to the sun.
Scar camouflage pigments do not change colour, they fade over time as they are expelled from the skin over 2 to 3 years, therefore, we recommend a refresher session every 12 to 18 months to keep the pigment looking fresh. Pigments can never match a changing skin tone. Post-treatment minimal sun exposure to the area is recommended especially if the area is in an obvious position.
Ideal conditions prior to treatment
For the best Scar Camouflage results the treated area should be area:
- A minimum of 12 months old
- Not noticeably raised or indented
- Of smooth texture
- Lighter than the surrounding skin
Skin Patch Test (SPT)
A Skin Patch Test (SPT) is required before some medical micropigmentation treatments are performed. SPTs are essential to show the correct colour application to match the surrounding skin.
A Skin Patch Test plays an important role in determining the pigment colours to use to match your skin colour and tone. Skin patch tests are usually performed at the initial consultation. At least 4 to 6 weeks is required to see the results. Then the course of treatments sessions can start.
Pigments and colour mixing
For scar camouflage and skin camouflage procedures, we mix bespoke pigment colours tailored to each clients skin tone and colour. The skin is not one colour, therefore, we mix several colours and apply a series of dots to mimic the natural look of the skin. We adopt the latest scar and skin camouflage techniques and have 30+ years of experience mixing colours to match skin tones.
Aftercare for this treatment plays a big part in its success. Avoiding sun and any chlorinated water for at least 4 weeks is important. Also, any heat or steam treatments must be avoided for the first 5 days after each treatment session. Prolonged protection of the skin to sunlight should also be adhered to.
As a general guide scar camouflage will consist of between 1 and 3 sessions however on larger scars this will increase. The number of treatment sessions required is also dependent on the extent and type of scar tissue damage. Often a course of MCA and Dry Needling is required. Small, flat scars can be treated straight away with pigment and take the shortest time to complete.
We only use the best micropigmentation machines, needles and pigments to ensure the best industry-leading results.
Candice Watson performs all procedures to the highest of standards. Candice has 30+ years’ experience and is a true micropigmentation expert.
30+ Years Experience
Candice Watson is one of the best in the world of micropigmentation offering industry-leading procedures and training in Dubai and the Middle East.
We are proud to announce Exclusive Aesthetic are UAE Business Award winners for two consecutive years.
Our UAE awards include Best Specialist, Best Trainers and Best Scalp.
Candice now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation.
Training is provided through our sister company Exclusive Aesthetics Technical and Occupational Skills Training at various locations in Dubai and around the Middle East.
Dubai appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9am to 6pm at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For UK Harley Street appointments please contact us.
All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and conform to the highest medical standards.