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Author Topic: 2 1/2 year old scar and tanning    (Read 1320 times)
thelionking
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« on: February 24, 2012, 09:03:46 am »

Will tanning only pronounce a matured, pale scar? Or will it blend in with the rest of my color as I begin to pick up a base tan? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 09:34:03 am »

Scars do not have pigment cells within them -- that is why they are pale or even white.  If you tan your surrounding skin, the scar will appear more prominent against a background of now more tanned skin.

In some cases, if there is sufficient need and motivation, a medical tattoo artist may be able to tattoo some pigment into the scar and camouflage it to some extent.

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 07:23:11 pm »

Yikes, that's upsetting...thanks for your help, Dr. Jacobs.
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