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2 1/2 year old scar and tanning

2 1/2 year old scar and tanning
« on: February 24, 2012, 02:03:46 pm »
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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Re: 2 1/2 year old scar and tanning
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 02:34:03 pm »
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.

Dr Jacobs
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
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Re: 2 1/2 year old scar and tanning
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 12:23:11 am »
Yikes, that's upsetting...thanks for your help, Dr. Jacobs.


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