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Skin camouflage is used to hide or mask imperfections, discolouration or defects, most often in the face, allowing the individual to live their daily life without fear of receiving stares and unpleasant comments. Specially formulated creams are usually applied, with training, to disguise conditions such as scarring, birthmarks, vitiligo, burns or areas of darker pigmentation. Other camouflage techniques can be used to more permanently camouflage imperfections, restore or replicate damaged features or missing hair.
Cosmetic skin camouflage is the art of concealing a discolouration, blemish or scar with the application of specialist camouflage creams that are matched to the surrounding skin tones.
Reconstructive or medical micropigmentation attempts to correct or camouflage birth defects, repair disfigurement from accident or illness and simulate the areola after mastectomy.
Common scars that affect many people include acne and chicken pox scars. Less common raised, red scars known as keloid scars or atrophic scars where the scar tissue is sunken away from the level of the normal skin surrounding it are able to be treated with the application of various products.
The Dermatix® range includes silicone gel and silicone sheet products aimed at preventing and reducing the appearance of scarring.
Kelo-Cote is a patented topical silicone gel for the management and prevention of abnormal scars in the form of hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma, wounds and burns.