Scar relaxation is accomplished using a technique called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). This procedure is commonly known as microneedling. Collagen Induction Therapy creates microscopic punctures in the scar tissue. Once these punctures have been created the body naturally stimulates collagen production and helps blood capillaries reach the surface. The result is smoothed texture, improved skin tones and/or color. It also produces a reduction of the three-dimensional appearance of the scar.
After undergoing a mastectomy or other surgical procedures, the breast and nipple may need to be reconstructed. Micropigmentation of the nipple and areola requires the application of multiple techniques and shades. Clients are often referred to a specialist in advanced micropigmentation to start the reconstructive process of nipple and areola micropigmentation. Your artist should have received advanced training and have the skil to create a 3D areola. Ask your artist what credentials they hold.
ADVANCED MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Scar camouflage is similar to scar relaxation except that we add pigments. Pigments are matched to your particular skin color. This will help the the scar color to blend with the surrounding skin. We also use specialized techniques to further mask the scar’s appearance. In reality, normal skin viewed very closely is not all one uniform color, so we use a technique called pointillism to create the appearance of a more natural mix of tones naturally occurring in the skin. Therefore, the camouflaging technique reduces the appearance of the scar to be less noticeable.
Despite the fact that Collagen Induction Therapy and scar camouflage can reduce the appearance of your scar, it’s important to understand that scars are long-lasting. No scar will ever be absolutely invisible. Remember that every scar is different: body location, size, shape, color, appearance of depth, and so on. Some scars may only require a single treatment, while others take multiple treatments. The results are cumulative, therefore, it will take four to six weeks to fully develop.
As you age, your skin begins to change in a variety of ways, due to overexposure to the sun and other skin stressing agents. Over time, this can lead to age spots – also known as liver spots. Men are afftected by these age spots as often as women. These are unsightly and appear on areas of the skin that have been most exposed to the sun. They distract from your natural beauty, but there is a safe and effective way to remove these blemishes and reclaim your youthful glow.
Skin needling gives you an alternative. It is a simple procedure that may have not been offered to you before. Often times we can eliminate age spots with just one needling session. Contact me for before and after pictures as I promise you will be amazed!