Just joined today,first off I want to thank the creators, moderators and members for this awesome site. I've seen nothing but encouragement and positivity for each other.
I've got scars on the back of my head and I'm looking for any advice that anyone would have in either getting rid of them or concealing them. I have tanned skin so I was thinking maybe permanent make up to match the scars a bit better to my skin type. Some kind of laser therapy or micro-dermabrasion? Kind've hoping some one that was in the same boat can share their experiences.
This is actually my first post on this site (hope I'm doing this correctly), but like the OP, I want to thank everyone for the great information, positivity, and encouragement. What a great resource.
SJD07, first of all, thanks for having the courage to post, I know it will help a number of other people facing similar issues.
Secondly, as others have mentioned, I know SMP or some form of permanent makeup has worked well for many people. Depending on your situation, I wanted to throw out another possibility which I haven't seen people mention on here, and that is UV-B therapy. This treatment is often used to repigment various skin issues such as vitiglio, stretch marks, various types of scars, etc. that have experienced pigment loss.
There are obviously pros and cons to any treatment, certain people may not be candidates at all, and every situation is unique, so you'll need to talk to your doctor.
If you are curious, please let me know, I'm happy to tell you anything I can about it. I had researched it extensively for some scars I had on my arms, but luckily after about three years, they just spontaneously repigmented all on their own so I never had to get it done.
I do have some questions for you, if you don't mind me asking....
1.) When was your transplant performed?
2.) Who was your doctor?
3.) Is the only problem the color difference, or is there a texture difference as well?
4.) Have you exposed the dots to the sun?
5.) If so, do the dots tan at all, i.e. just not as darkly as the surrounding skin, or do they lack all pigment whatsoever?
6.) Do you know the punch size that was used?
7.) Do you know about how many dots there are?
For what its worth SMP might be easier in the long run than UV-B, but not everyone tolerates the ink (allergic reactions and such), or for whatever reason it doesn't work for them, so I wanted to make sure you knew this was an alternative as well.