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Demystifying Scar Camouflaging: Does It Hurt?

Dear readers! If you've been following my posts, you're well aware that I love delving into the nitty-gritty of the dermopigmentation process. Today, let's tackle a question that often crosses the minds of those considering this transformative journey: "Does camouflaging scars hurt?”


Before I dive into giving you the answer to this, I would like to share a personal experience I had with a client last week. This client came from Wisconsin and sought our care, filled with apprehension about the potential pain. However, her experience at our clinic was nothing short of remarkable.

Creating a Comfortable Environment

Before starting the procedure, we applied soothing creams and utilized aromatherapy to make her feel safe and comfortable. With the Iwama concept the approach is holistic, focusing on creating an environment that ensures relaxation and tranquility. The use of a light layer of numbing, crafted with natural ingredients, adds an extra layer of gentleness to the skin. In some cases, the unique nature of my technique means that we don't even need to apply numbing to work on certain areas. Working hands-on with a needle and ink, coupled with the specially developed machine and technique, sets us apart from any other in the market.


A Deep State of Relaxation

The client had multiple scars, including one on her forehead and several on her body. As soon as the procedure began, the atmosphere in the clinic helped her relax to the point that she fell into a deep sleep, completely forgetting her initial fear. This state of relaxation continued throughout the procedure.

After completing the scar camouflaging, we allowed her to continue sleeping for an additional 20-30 minutes. When she woke up, she was in shock – not because of pain, but because she did not feel a thing. This is just one of the many examples of the positive experiences the clients have had at the clinic. This level of comfort is not unique to me alone; it extends to my artists. I personally train them in the technique I developed, ensuring that the clients have a consistently comfortable and pain-free experience. It's the modern, safe, and gentle way to achieve permanent makeup, transforming the perception of pain associated with scar camouflaging.

Dermopigmentation Aftercare: Minimizing Discomfort


Now, let's get to the heart of the matter - “Does camouflaging scars hurt?”

 Fortunately, the answer is a reassuring "No." Most of the patients describe the experience as exceptionally smooth and almost imperceptible in terms of discomfort.


Your primary concern during the healing phase should be avoiding direct contact with the treated area, especially without properly washing and sanitizing your hands. This precaution is essential to prevent bacterial infections and complications. Throughout the healing process, it's best to refrain from touching the area too much or rubbing it.

For added comfort and assistance in the healing process, I recommend using a cream with corticoids. This helps maintain hydration and supports healing. While some specialists suggest Vaseline, based on my experiences, corticoid ointments often yield more interesting and faster results.

For approximately ten days, it's advisable to steer clear of swimming pools and similar environments. Additionally, be cautious around steam and hot water. Avoid intense physical activity until complete healing or, at the very least, during the initial three days, as sweat can interfere with the process and affect the final results.


In Conclusion

I hope this article has shed light on the question of whether camouflaging scars hurts. The answer, in essence, is a resounding "No." Dermopigmentation, especially with the Iwama Sensitive Technique, prioritizes your comfort and the best possible outcome.

If you have any lingering doubts or further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your inquiries could very well inspire the next informative article.


Warm regards,

Priscila Iwama


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