A distinction is made for areas where the skin or mucous membrane:
- Is different from the neighbouring skin. These junctional areas can be different:
- In colour: lips and mammary areolas.
- In texture: hair, beard, moustache, eyebrows and other hair-growing areas.
Scars in these areas are the easiest to correct, since the areola or lip simply needs to be completely filled in to obtain good results, even if the colour is slightly different from the original colour.
- Non-junctional or “solid skin” areas are identical to neighbouring skin. Here, the slightest difference in colour from neighbouring skin will be visible, and scar correction requires the use of many different techniques. This is the most difficult kind of correction and it is strongly recommended that you first receive special training and have a good level of experience with chromatic reconstruction in junctional areas.
- Areolas: Flat-tint filling with a flat needle or shader
- Lips: natural flat tint (or sophisticated 3D lips for women who want a made-up appearance).
- For “solid skin”, two techniques can be used:
- The classic technique: 3 sessions of dotting (1- to 5-point round needles), a blurring session (single flat or slope needle) and a glazing finishing session (slope needle).
- The shading technique, with a shader needle
- Often a mix of the two techniques
The Pro’s recommendation:
In borderline areas, make sure you adapt the technique you use to the context:
- For lips or areolas: scars are corrected with the colour of the areola or lips, but only if the shape does not become exaggeratedly large.
- For hair-growing areas, always correct with:
- Skin colour at the edge of the hair-growing area,
- Hair colour on the scalp or where the moustache or beard grows. Take into account the chances of development or progression of hair loss on the scalp and the effect of trends on the beard or moustache.
For eyebrows, proceed as you would for any hair-growing area (different inside and outside), but always fully pigment both eyebrows, like for permanent makeup.
Skin-colour correction of a scar at the edge of the scalp