Abnormal scars are the result of overproducing collagen, which causes the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin, leading to deformities that cause anxiety and negative impact on patients.
Treatment of scars, either to correct functional impairments or to correct the cosmetic appearance, has a positive psychological and social influence on the affected individual. Comprehensive management should include different techniques of camouflage to hide the disfigurement that causes existing scars, which includes the application of cosmetics that may provide practical technique to manipulate an unsightful abnormality.
Cosmetic camouflage provides a valuable resource to individuals with a wide range of skin conditions, especially scars. It is an essential tool for both dermatology and cosmetic surgery, and it is a method that has been created to lessen the suffering of those who are deeply affected by scarring. There are different ways to mask a disfigurement with cosmetics products, such as subtle coverage, pigment blending (color correcting), full concealment, and contouring. A variety of techniques are currently available to assist these patients in masking their irregularities and to give them the opportunity to improve their quality of life.