Today, there are many ways of dealing with scars. This is so serious measures like plastic surgery and injections, and laser resurfacing and the use of external ointments, resolving scar tissue. However, there is a category of people wanting not just to get rid of the hateful fault, but to turn it into an advantage with a tattoo on the scar. Method is interesting, but you need to know that not all scars are suitable for this procedure.
Before you decide on such a step as the execution of the tattoo on the scar, identify your scar type and consult your doctor.
Types of scars
Keloid scars represent one of the most rough and noticeable scars. They have a dense surface, pink, brown or bluish color. At first, these scars cause pain, itching or sensation of tightness of the skin. Keloid scars have the tendency to continuous growth. Most often this type of scars found on the shoulders, chest, back and earlobes. Especially from such scars suffer girl.
If the doctor diagnosed you with a keloid scar, refrain from applying persistent pattern. The procedure of tattooing can cause additional damage that will significantly aggravate the situation
Normotroficheskie scars is one of the lightest and most unobtrusive types of scars. They remain on the body after minor skin damage. These scars are light in color, practically do not change the surface of the skin and may occur on any area of the body. The level of tissue elasticity normotroficheskie scars is little different from the elasticity of healthy skin, and therefore it is possible to fill a tattoo, it will be absolutely safe.
Atrophic scars are the most common type of scars. Scars of this type remain on the skin after the transfer of chicken pox, acne, sun and household burns, trauma or minor surgery. Atrophic scar generally has the form of small pits, irregularities on the surface of the skin, accompanied by disturbances of pigmentation.
Such scars are not prohibited from applying tattoo if its area is not too large. The fact that the skin on atrophic scar is usually flabby, and this can spoil the look of the picture, and the tattoo will have to make.
Making a tattoo for the first time, especially in order to mask the scar, try to choose a small pattern in neutral hues.
Hypertrophic scars appear in place severe damage to the top layer of skin. In the result of healing, renewed tissue grow, which greatly elevates the scar above the skin surface. Scars of this type are pink or light red, rarely brown. Also hypertrophic scars can cause itching pain or burning sensation.
In some cases, the application of a tattoo on this type of scars is allowed, but remember that it will strongly absorb the pigment, and to update this figure will have more than usual.