Scars. They can be both physically and emotionally painful. They have stories, and sometimes painful histories.
You may have been told that only surgery can improve your scar, or worse, that you’ll just have to live with it. Seems like there hasn’t been much hope.
But in 2007 I saw one of our Permanent Cosmetic innovators, Dr. Linda Dixon, show how she applied camouflage pigment to a scar after she used her permanent make-up machine on the skin, and her client came back with a much improved scar.
Well, that was enough for me. It captured something, or fascinated me with the possibilities, I’m not really sure how to describe it. But it sent me on a course to do more, find out more, study more, and do everything possible to make scars better for my clients. And the people I saw regularly who had scars? They were the breast cancer survivors I was providing areola repigmentation for, and they had plenty of scars. Helping to improve the scars was another great step in their recovery. I was compelled.
That was the start, but along the way, sh!t happened. Doesn’t it always? I had a skull fracture, along with whiplash, in 2010 that left me with a long vertical dent in my forehead. It was white, and gnarly, and my skin was fused into my skull. It didn’t hurt, but it sure wasn’t pretty.
Unfortunately, as happens with whiplash, I had nerve damage that prevented me from using my left arm fully – for three years. When I was finally able to begin to function I started to work on my own scar.
I had learned about electrical tens units for pain but I also found out that microcurrent – a lower level of electrical therapy – could help with scars that may have lost sensation.
I learned about blockages scar tissue cause that prevented adequate blood flow to the skin, and impeded lymphatic activity activity that caused problems with detoxification and elimination pathways in the areas of the scars. But I learned that there were ways to improve the scar to the point that there was better function.
Some scars are tremendously thin and some are very thick. I learned about reducing thickness and rebuilding thin skin.
As far as the color of the scar, when the tissue of the scar is improved, your skin is much better at retaining skin-toned pigments and your scar looks much closer in color to the skin around the scar.
Just a lot of learning and a lot of improvement. And it is a bit of a process ~ so don’t expect it to be fast. But it can be done.
It’s all possible.
Your scars can be improved.
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