The most suitable scars to treat with micropigmentation are light in colour. Additionally, it is important that the micropigmentation procedure is carried out when the skin is not tanned as the success of the treatment depends on selecting pigments that are close to the natural skin tone. If tanned skin is colour matched and the tan fades, the infused pigment will not fade, leaving a noticeable demarcation between the healthy skin and the treated scar tissue. The reverse is also a consideration and you must accept that sun exposure must be minimal once the scar has been camouflaged, as the scar will not tan like the surrounding skin.
In cases where the scar area is quite large, several re-pigmentation procedures may be required—as with the large scar on the arm above. In such cases, the tonal variances of the normal skin can be simulated, including the addition of freckles, to help the area lacking colour merge with the surrounding skin.
In order to match the subtle variations found in your natural skin tone, Kyla may need to patch test several different pigment choices. The test areas will develop over 6 weeks, after which time you and Kyla will decide on which of the pigments tested are closest to your surrounding skin tone. Kyla will then implant the chosen pigments into the scar, using her Titian Wash™ technique.
Each re-pigmentation session normally takes one hour. You may require only one treatment session, or multiple sessions if you have a larger area to cover or if your skin proves to be more resistant to the pigments. Every person’s skin type, skin thickness, color level, and presence of thick or thin layers of scar tissue will cause pigments to absorb differently. All of these factors are assessed during the consultation and test patch of treatment. Kyla will take time to discuss your particular situation with you.