Cool face scar: Good Scars, Evil Scars – TV Tropes
What is your most badass scar? Tell me the story behind it! : AskReddit
I have a scar on my right calf. It’s about the size of a dime, not very noticeable at all as it has aged, though it used to be purple and knotted and strange…
Almost as strange as the way I got it.
My kid brother and I (ages 10 and 8) went out to feed our chickens one day. I handed him the bucket and he entered the pen to fill the bin, and a few minutes later, he started screaming.
Now, we owned a rooster, and he wasn’t nice. He was really territorial about his hens but would usually back down when he saw the large wooden stake we carried into the pen. Sometimes we’d have to give him a few shoves with it, no big deal.
My brother didn’t bring the stake with him, wussy pacifist that he is. He thought he could get in and get out fast enough…
The rooster had him cornered and escalated to going at him, claws, beak, and wings flying. My brother didn’t fight the bird at all – just cowered there and covered his face with his arms – and I could see blood all over his bare arms and legs. Roosters have big frakking talons so I didn’t know how bad he might be hurt.
I grabbed the stake and ran into the coop, doing some wild Indian yelling shit. The rooster turned his attentions to me and my brother ran out at first, crying. I started trying to leave the coop too, hitting the rooster with the stick every time he came at me – but he got in between me and the door, started trying to corner me like he had cornered my brother.
I was like “Oh bitch no. You’re a cock. You ain’t getting me.”
And epic battle ensued.
I stopped just trying to shove the little bastard out of my way and started really wailing on him, smacking him out of the air, desperately beating at him, having to react every second or so because he just wouldn’t stop coming at me. I’m obviously no pussy but I hate the way it feels to hit something alive, how you can feel their flesh and bones beneath your hand or tool. But the bastard had already given me a few scratches with his talons, beak, and strong, sharp wings (we trim their feathers to help prevent flying, and the cut ends are like a quill-tip) and I was angry. I wanted to win. The blood rage was in me.
By this time my kid brother had come back into the coop, and was just screaming incoherently, rather like someone being axe-murdered. I don’t think he liked my display of brave fighting skillz.
I don’t remember much about most of my scratches – I do remember a mixture of blood and sweat getting in my eyes, so I must have been scratched on the face by his wings when he flew up and beat them at me. This thing was really a threat, that’s what I’m trying to get at here.
I started trying to jab him with the end of the stick. I could have left the coop by then, I think, if I had been willing to turn my back on the beast – but frak. Something as tall as my knee, that I fed every damn day, was trying to kill me. Had succeeded in hurting me. I couldn’t back down. I had to show him who was boss.
I hesitated after my first jab, and that was my mistake. I think I broke his rib or something, he let out a squack, and I felt terrible and decided the battle was over. But I was wrong. That single moment of lowered defenses was all the bastard little cock-bag needed to break in and leave his mark.
He used one of his disgusting, shit-covered chicken talons to rip a hole in my calf. It hurt – oh Merlin how it hurt- I could see dark blood gushing forth and something pearly-white that must have been my inner skin, and worst of all, a hint of curdled yellow fat.
I let out a scream of incoherent rage and threw the stake, my only weapon, like a spear.
So I ran out of there like a pussy little bitch, blood trailing behind me, and the rooster crowed his victory to all his hens.
My parents had the rooster slaughtered a few months later. Haha, rooster.
Facial scars are attractive to the opposite sex | Science
They give Action Man a certain ruggedness and bestow instant testosterone on movie heroes, and according to British psychologists, facial scars can also make men more attractive to the opposite sex.
Men with mild facial scars were typically ranked as more appealing by women who were looking for a brief relationship, though they were not considered better as marriage material, a study found.
In the same experiments, women with facial scars were judged to be as attractive as those without, the researchers said.
The sexual allure of the facial scar has long puzzled psychologists. Many believe they are seen by women as a sign of masculinity and an exciting, risk-taking personality, though in Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well, an old lord, Lafeu, takes a different slant, commenting: “A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is a good livery of honour.”
Psychologists at the universities of Liverpool and Stirling decided to investigate the effects of facial scars by asking 115 women and 64 men to rate the attractiveness of eight strangers of the opposite sex. Half were asked to look at original face shots, while the other half viewed images that had been digitally manipulated to add scars to their cheeks, jawbones or foreheads.
While the scars made no difference to the perceived attractiveness of women, scarred men ranked 5.7 percentage points higher in the appeal ratings than those with undamaged skin.
“A large scar is unlikely to make you more attractive, but there are some scars that women do seem to find appealing. There’s the whole James Bond thing, where a person is attractive but probably not the best marriage material,” said Robert Burriss, a psychologist at Liverpool who led the study.
For each picture, volunteers were asked to guess whether the scar was from a fight, an accident or illness. The men’s scars were often blamed on a violent encounter, while those on women were often attributed to accidents.
“When scarring is seen as the result of a violent encounter, it signifies strength or bravery in a guy, or it could be due to an accident, and so evidence of a risk-taking personality. Either way, it’s another way of assessing a man’s masculinity,” Burriss said. Men without scars could be seen as more caring and cautious, and so more suitable for a long term relationship, he added.
The study appears in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
Meet 5 Models With Facial Scars
How did you get your scar?
I was two years old and there was a brick wall in our apartment. I think I was trying to be a zombie one day and just like walked right into the wall! I had to get a lot of stitches. Then, after I got the stitches out, I was running and re-opened them and then it got bigger.
Did you ever want to get rid of it?
No, I never really thought about it. When I was little I always had bangs down to my eyebrows until I was like 13 because it made me so self conscious and I didn’t want anyone to see it. But I got used to it and now I actually like it. It’s just like any other beauty mark.
What advice would you give to young girls who are insecure about something like this?
I think it’s hard. When you’re younger, it’s hard to listen to people telling you what to think. But, the most important thing is to wait it out a little bit and try to think about the other things you love about yourself.
Photographed by Jai Odell
How did you get your scar?
Fighting! It was a case of mistaken identity… A girl had a box cutter in her hand, but I didn’t know. It happened so fast, that was about six years ago.
Was there ever a time when you wanted to get rid of it?
I actually wanted to have the laser surgery done and then everyone was like, no it fits you, it’s so cool, you have a story behind it! And then I started looking in the mirror a few days after that and realized it doesn’t look that bad! I have like keloid skin runs in my family, but it didn’t keloid so I’m happy about that.
What advice would you give young girls dealing with their own scars?
Rock that scar! Rock. That. Scar. Don’t be afraid! I feel like everything happens for a reason and there’s a reason why I have my scar. I wouldn’t be able to tell my story if I didn’t have it.
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Why They Form & Ways To Improve Appearance
Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process. A scar results from the biologic process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues. Most wounds, except for very minor ones, result in some degree of scarring.
Scars can result from accidents, diseases, skin conditions such as acne, or surgeries.
How Do Scars Form?
Scars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to mend the damage, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue. Scars form after a wound is completely healed.
There are different kinds of scars. Most scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body produces too much collagen, scars can be raised. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. Both of these kinds of scars are more common in younger and dark-skinned people.
Some scars can have a sunken or pitted appearance. This kind of scarring occurs when underlying structures supporting the skin (for example, fat or muscle) are lost. Some surgical scars have this appearance, as do some scars from acne.
Scars also can appear as stretched skin. Such scars result when the skin stretches rapidly (for example, as in growth spurts or during pregnancy). In addition, this type of scar can occur when the skin is under tension (near a joint, for example) during the healing process.
How Can Scars Be Treated?
Although scars cannot be completely removed, their appearance can be improved to some extent. Methods for improving the appearance of scars include:
- Topical treatments, such as vitamin E, cocoa butter cream, silicone gel,onion extract products, and several commercial skin care products like Vaseline and Aquaphor that are sold over the counter may be somewhat effective in helping to heal scars.
- Surgery. Although it will not remove a scar, surgery can be used to alter a scar’s shape or make it less noticeable. Surgery is not recommended in cases of hypertrophic or keloid scarring (raised scars) because there is a risk of recurring scars as well as more severe scarring that results from the treatment.
- Steroid injections. A course of steroid injections into a scar may help flatten it. Injections may help to soften the appearance of keloid or hypertrophic scars. 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or bleomycin can be injected into scars to reduce the size of the scar and ease itchiness and pain.
- Radiotherapy. Low-dose, superficial radiotherapy is used to prevent recurrence of severe keloid and hypertrophic scarring. This treatment is used only in extreme cases because of potential long-term side effects.
- Dermabrasion. This treatment involves the removal of the surface of the skin with special equipment. Dermabrasion is useful to blend in the irregularities of a scar whether it is raised or depressed.
- Microdermabrasion is a much less invasive form of dermabrasion but is minimally useful for very superficial scars.
- Laser resurfacing. This procedure, similar to dermabrasion, removes the surface layers of the skin using different types of lasers. Newer types of lasers may achieve more subtle results by working on the collagen in the dermis without removing the upper layers of skin. This advancement results in little down time as opposed to traditional laser resurfacing and dermabrasion, which requires a longer recovery.
- Filler injections. These treatments can be used to raise sunken scars to the level of surrounding skin. The effects of these injections are only temporary, however, and the procedures may need to be regularly repeated. Newer forms of injectable fillers are now on the market and may be an option for some people.
- Microneedling. Many small puncture holes are made into the superficial skin to stimulate collagen production and even introduce collagen stimulators or other products to try to reduce the appearance of scars.
- Cryosurgery freezes the scar to reduce the size of the scar, and reduce pain, itchiness, hardness and discoloration. This may be combined with steroid or 5-FU injections.
Scars | Johns Hopkins Medicine
What is a scar?
A scar is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue. Scars may be formed for many different reasons, including as a result of infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue. Scars may appear anywhere on the body, and the composition of a scar may vary. A scar may appear flat, lumpy, sunken, or colored. It may be painful or itchy. The final look of a scar depends on many factors, including the skin type and location on the body, the direction of the wound, the type of injury, age of the person with the scar, and his or her nutritional status.
How can a scar be minimized?
Specific dermatological procedures to minimize scars will be determined by your healthcare provider based on:
Your age, overall health, and medical history
Severity and symptoms of the scar
Type and location of the scar
Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
Expectations for the course of the condition
Your opinion or preference
Scars usually fade over time. Makeup can help cover the scar while it is healing. Some scars can be minimized by certain dermatological techniques. However, treatment can only improve the appearance of a scar; it cannot completely erase it.
The following are some of the more common scar-minimizing procedures:
Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion may be used to minimize small scars, minor skin surface irregularities, surgical scars, and acne scars. As the name implies, dermabrasion involves removing the top layers of skin with an electrical machine that abrades the skin. As the skin heals from the procedure, the surface appears smoother and fresher.
Chemical peels. Chemical peels are often used to minimize sun-damaged skin, irregular color (pigment), and superficial scars. The top layer of skin is removed with a chemical application to the skin. By removing the top layer, the skin regenerates, often improving the skin’s appearance.
Collagen injections. One type of collagen (made from purified cow collagen) is injected beneath the skin. It replaces the body’s natural collagen that has been lost. Injectable collagen is generally used to treat wrinkles, scars, and facial lines. There are several other types of injectable materials that can be used also.
Cortisone injections. These types of injections can help soften and then shrink hard scars. Keloids and hypertrophic scars often soften after intralesional steroid injections.
Cryosurgery. Cryosurgery can help reduce the size of scars by freezing the top skin layers. The freezing causes the skin to blister.
Laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing uses high-energy light to burn away damaged skin. Laser resurfacing may be used to minimize wrinkles and refine hypertrophic scars.
Punch grafts. Punch grafts are small skin grafts to replace scarred skin. A hole is punched in the skin to remove the scar. Then the scar is replaced with unscarred skin (often from the back of the earlobe). Punch grafts can help treat deep acne scars.
Surgical scar revision. Surgical scar revision involves removing the entire scar surgically and rejoining the skin. A new scar will form. But the goal of this surgery is to create a less obvious scar. Surgical scar revision is usually done on wide or long scars, scars that healed in an unusual way, or scars in very visible places.
Radiation therapy. This is not used often. It’s used mainly for scars resistant to other treatments.
What are the different types of scars and treatment?
Abnormal scars sometimes form after a wound has healed. There are many different types of scars, including:
These are thick, rounded, irregular clusters of scar tissue that grow at the site of a wound on the skin, but beyond the edges of the borders of the wound. They often appear red or darker in color, as compared to the surrounding normal skin. Keloids are formed from collagen that the body produces after a wound has healed. These scars may appear anywhere on the body. But they are more common on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. They occur more often in darker-skinned people. Keloid scars may occur up to 1 year after the original trauma to the skin.
Treatment for keloid scars varies. There is no one simple cure for keloid scars. Recurrence after treatment is common. Treatment may include the following:
Steroid injections. Steroids are injected directly into the scar tissue to help decrease the itching, redness, and burning sensations that these scars may produce. Sometimes, the injections help to decrease the size of the scar and soften the scar tissue. Atrophy and skin discoloration are the main side effects.
Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy involves the scar being frozen off.
Pressure therapy. Pressure therapy involves a type of pressure appliance worn over the area of the scar. These may be worn day and night for up to 4 to 6 months. Their usefulness remains unclear.
Silicone dioxide. Applied in the form of a gel or pad, this can help soften and decrease the redness of keloids.
Surgery. If the keloid scar is not responsive to nonsurgical management options, surgery may be performed. One type of surgery directly removes the scar formation with an incision, and stitches are placed to help close the wound. Sometimes, skin grafts are used to help close the wound. This involves replacing or attaching skin to an area that is missing skin. Skin grafts are performed by taking a piece of healthy skin from another area of the body (called the donor site) and attaching it to the needed area. Surgery is not performed often on hypertrophic scars and keloids due to the high rate of recurrence or creation of even larger keloids.
Laser surgery. Scars may be treated with a variety of different lasers, depending on the underlying cause of the scar. Lasers may be used to smooth a scar, remove the abnormal color of a scar, or flatten a scar. Most laser therapy for scars is done in conjunction with other treatments, including injections of steroids, use of special dressings, and the use of bandages. Multiple treatments may be required, regardless of the initial type of therapy. Pulse dye laser is a good choice to use for keloids.
Radiation. This can be used for scars that don’t respond to other treatments.
Hypertrophic scars are similar to keloid scars. But their growth is confined within the boundaries of the original skin defect and may be more responsive to treatment. These scars may also look red, and are usually thick and raised. Hypertrophic scars usually start to develop within weeks after the injury to the skin. Hypertrophic scars may improve naturally. But this process may take up to a year or more.
In treating hypertrophic scars, steroids may be the first line of therapy. But there is not 1 simple cure. Steroids may be given as an injection. Or they may be directly applied to the scar, although topical application may not be useful. These scars may also be removed surgically. Often, steroid injections are used along with the surgery. The injections may continue up to 2 years after the surgery to help maximize healing and decrease the chance of the scar returning. Like keloids, hypertrophic scars may respond to topical silicone dioxide application.
Contractures are an abnormal occurrence that happens when a large area of skin is damaged and lost, resulting in a scar. The scar formation pulls the edges of the skin together, causing a tight area of skin. The decrease in the size of the skin can then affect the muscles, joints, and tendons, causing a decrease in movement.
There are many different surgical treatment options for contractures, including the following:
Skin graft or skin flap. Skin grafts or skin flaps are done after the scar tissue is removed. Skin grafts involve replacing or attaching skin to a part of the body that is missing skin. Skin grafts are done by taking a piece of healthy skin from another area of the body (called the donor site) and attaching it to the needed area. Skin flaps are similar to skin grafts, where a part of the skin is taken from another area. But with the skin flaps, the skin that is taken has its own blood supply. The section of skin used includes the underlying blood vessels, fat, and muscles. Flaps may be used when the area that is missing the skin does not have a good supply of blood. That may be because of the location or because of damage to the vessels.
Z-plasty. This procedure uses a Z-shaped incision to help decrease the amount of contractures of the surrounding skin. It also may try to relocate the scar so that its edges look more like the normal lines and creases of the skin. Small stitches may be used to help hold the skin in place.
Tissue expansion. This is a newer technique. It involves a process that increases the amount of existing tissue available for reconstructive purposes. This procedure is often used in addition to the flap surgery.
This is another type of scarring that may form between unconnected internal organs. Adhesions may cause complications during certain surgeries.
Recovery from scar revision surgery
Follow all instructions to help maximize your recovery and healing. Your healthcare provider will advise you on all activity restrictions, depending on the type of surgery that was done. Scars can’t be removed completely. Many factors will be involved in the degree of healing of your particular scar. Some scars take more than a year after surgery to show improvement in how they look.
Different Types of Facial Scars Healing and How to Treat Them
Remember that time you had to get stitches?
Or finally won that battle with a blemish?
Or kept knicking yourself in the same spot while shaving your legs? (Ankles are difficult. )
Of course you do!
Because now you have a scar to remind you!
It could be a dark scar, dark scars plural, or scars on face from an annoying blemish, shiny scar or indented scar all of these are a normal part of the skin’s natural healing process, but for many of us, those little telltale marks can hang around for a while as an unwelcome cicatrix. (Another word for a scar. Say it out loud. Isn’t it fun?)
In a study conducted by professors of reconstructive and plastic surgery, it was estimated that many people are seeking to fix scars.
And that’s just per year, and it doesn’t even account for the entire global population!
Which means, whether it’s from an injury, surgery, burn, or a pimple gone awry, we pretty much all have scars of some kind.
As a skincare professional, I’m often asked if it’s possible to fade or diminish scars.
Today, I’m going to give you info on the science of scars: different types of scars, what causes them, and if there’s a way to fade those pesky little reminders!
Can Facial Scars Heal?
Can Scars on My Face Heal? We will be honest, most likely no skincare product or facial treatment will return your skin to the way it looked before a procedure or injury. Here are the two things you must do to help heal scars as best as possible – Keep them out of the sun or underneath natural sunscreen at all times, and moisturize them day and night.
What Causes Facial Scars?
Scars occur when the dermis, the second deepest layer of skin, is damaged by injury, surgery, picking at a scab, etc.
When a wound occurs, your skin goes into immediate healing mode and starts trying to close it up as quickly as possible.
First, a blood clot forms on the skin’s surface (the epidermis) and covers the cut to form a scab.
Then, the dermis gets to work below sending out fibroblasts (the cells that make collagen) to start rebuilding tissue.
Because your skin is in a hurry to repair itself and replenish tissue, the collagen may not get laid out in the neatly-organized lattice pattern that makes up the rest of your skin.
This hasty approach can result in a scar.
Too much collagen creates a raised scar, while a lack of collagen makes an indented one.
Over the next couple years following an injury, your skin will work to replace that messy collagen with neater tissue, so a scar may be reduced, but may never completely fade or return to your skin’s original appearance in that spot.
How severe or obvious a scar ends up looking can be determined by a number of factors.
- Age: Older skin tends to contain less collagen and elasticity, making healing slower and scars more probable.
- Skin tone: Those with darker or fairer skin are more susceptible to noticeable scarring.
- Location of injury: If you get a cut on a place that takes longer to heal, say on a knee that bends a lot, or a foot that experiences constant friction from shoes, scarring may be more likely.
- Hormones: Hormone levels can affect your body’s likelihood of incurring scars or hyperpigmentation.
Types of Facial Scars
Keloid or Hypertrophic
Keloids are those raised scars that look like puffy, dense tissue and might also be pink or darker than the surrounding skin.
Similarly, a hypertrophic scar may also be raised, but it doesn’t expand beyond the spot of the injury.
These types of scars occur when there’s an overproduction of tissue at the site of the wound and collagen collects and is overbuilt under the top layer of skin.
What Causes Keloid Scars
When the dermis layer of your skin kicks into aggressive healing mode, it sends in fibroblasts to start distributing collagen to rebuild tissue.
However, instead of having time to lay everything out in an orderly, basket-weave style – which is how the rest of your skin is composed – they start throwing down overproduction of collagen sort of haphazardly to quickly get things closed up.
So, you end up with a bunch of unorganized, built-up collagen beneath the top layer of your skin which results in a raised scar.
If you had chickenpox as a kid, you may have a parting gift in the form of a little pitted or divot scar.
This is where they get their familiar name, “pockmarks.”
This is an atrophic scar, which is sunken in and results in a recessed mark on your skin.
These scars are typical of both chickenpox and cystic acne.
What Causes Atrophic Scars
These sunken scars are caused when there’s damage to the skin’s underlying structure – fat or collagen cells – usually as a result of inflammation.
The outcome is that there’s not enough tissue to fill out the skin, so it causes a depression in the skin’s surface.
As if battling blemishes wasn’t already a pain, they can leave you with lasting scars.
And, I’m not just talking about skin damage from picking and popping pimples.
Although, that’s not good for skin either.
Hands off, resist the pick!
I’m talking about cystic acne.
These painful bumps are rooted deep in the skin, and when pus and bacteria collect and sit below your skin’s surface, they can do damage to deep layers and result in scars which can take on a variety of forms.
These are those deep, indented scars that may resemble a large pore. They occur when inflammation causes collagen below skin’s surface to collapse, leaving a depression.
Rolling scars are depressions with rounded edges, and there are typically a few of them in one close area making them look like a continuous, undulating scar.
These scars are caused when the subcutaneous tissue layer (the layer below the dermis) creates fibrous tissue that tugs the top layers down.
These scars are broad depressions with more defined edges.
Boxcar scars occur when a cyst destroys fat cells under the skin resulting in an indentation.
These scars cause a dark spot on the skin’s surface that may resemble a freckle.
Hyperpigmentation happens when melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin, or pigment) go into overdrive in the production of melanin at the site of an injury or inflammation caused by acne.
If you’re dealing with cystic acne, you don’t have to go through it alone.
I always recommend talking to a dermatologist!
There are so many treatment options out there, and they can help you determine which one will work best to care for your skin!
These scars are the result of a large area of skin being lost (or the kind you’d get from a severe burn).
The skin contracts as it heals and scars, forming tight, shiny skin that may inhibit movement in the area.
Ladies, if you’ve had the pleasure of being pregnant, you may be familiar with these lovely lines (although not all moms-to-be experience them, 90% of pregnant women do!).
Anyone can get stretch marks.
They can occur all over the body and happen when there’s extreme weight gain or growth that makes skin stretch, like during puberty.
Stretch marks can appear as indented or raised lines that are either darker (purple) or lighter (white) than the skin tone that surrounds them.
What Causes Stretch Marks
While the exact cause isn’t known, it’s theorized that skin stretching causes damage to the elasticity of the tissues in the dermis layer which leads to scarring.
It’s also been suggested that high levels of cortisol could play a part in making your skin more vulnerable to stretch marks.
Preventing Stretch Marks
In the battle against stretch marks, moisture is your best friend.
Imagine a dry, brittle piece of elastic or rubber band.
When it’s stretched, it’s more prone to tears and breakage.
Same goes for skin.
Grab some coconut oil, shea butter, or your rich moisturizer of choice and slather on that goodness.
Your future skin will thank you!
How to Prevent Face Scars
If you do find yourself with an injury or damage to your skin, there are a couple things you can do to help heal and avoid making matters worse!
- DON’T PICK: I know, the temptation is almost too much to bear, but if you can avoid picking and just let a scab or a blemish resolve and heal on its own, you’ll reduce the chance of developing a scar. Stay strong, my friends!
- Keep wounds protected: When your skin is healing, moisture and coverage are the keys to helping it along. Keep a wound properly cleaned and covered, and avoid letting it dry out by regularly applying a medicated ointment.
- Continue protection: After your skin has healed, keeping the area protected with SPF whenever you’re out will help prevent the scarred area from getting darker.
Is It Possible to Minimize Face Scars?
While there’s no one-size-fits-all method, there are a variety of options for treating scars.
Raised scars may eventually resolve and fade on their own.
However, they can also be minimized using dermabrasion, steroid injections, cortisone injections, silicone gels or pads, or even through surgery to remove the raised tissue and replace it with a cleaner, more minimal scar.
Indented scars can be resolved through in-office treatments including lasers, filler injections, dermabrasion, or chemical peels.
Either way, if you’re concerned about physical scarring, you should talk to your doctor or dermatologist about which treatment option is right for you!
What About Fading Facial Scars?
Scarring that is caused by hyperpigmentation resulting in dark spots can be lightened up by using certain ingredients in your skincare routine.
It’s worth mentioning that, when working to lighten and brighten your complexion, patience and regular application is key! You won’t see results overnight.
In order for most lightening formulas to work effectively, they require time and consistent use.
Practice your routine religiously, and stick with it!
Look for these brightening ingredients!
- Antioxidants: These help combat free radical damage which causes collagen and elastin breakdown, hyperpigmentation, and thickens your skin’s texture. Antioxidants help rebuild collagen and encourage healing for healthy skin!
- Vitamin C: This vitamin works to inhibit the skin’s overproduction of melatonin in response to damage or an injury. Plus, since it’s a member of the antioxidant family, it helps rebuild collagen.
- Retinol: A vitamin A derivative, retinol works by gently exfoliating the top layers of skin to lift away dark skin cells. In turn, it promotes cellular turnover and encourages the production of new, healthy skin cells and new collagen which can help soften scars, retinol for scars is a great choice! This retinol facial oil on Amazon works wonders. It doesn’t cause dryness, redness, or flakiness like most retinol products do.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): This family of acids helps with cellular turnover to renew skin and encourage healing.
- SPF: Wearing daily sun protection will guard against scars getting any darker or skin incurring any further damage. Plus, it will protect against collagen and elastin breakdown to keep skin looking youthful.
Will pimple scars go away by themselves?
A quick Google search of facial scar pictures after a bigger-than-acceptable zit appears, and we know that you’re probably level-10 anxious. While facial scarring is a serious matter, it should be noted that something like a small blemish on your face is okay. It may leave a spot on your skin temporarily, but no, it shouldn’t lead to permanent face scars.
That said, it’s smart to be precautious during the time that the pimple mark exists. To prevent scars on skin in any capacity, make sure that you’re using a sunscreen so that the UV rays don’t cause further damage.
In the event this one pimple turned into a full-blown break-out that left multiple marks, know you’re not alone. Worldwide 40% of patients have acne scarring. The good news? Acne scars fade. You can get rid of a scar, whether it be face scars or acne scars on the chest, with a little TLC.
Wondering how to fade those acne scars? Retinol acne scar treatments are the first way to go. Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that not only helps to fade fine lines in aging skin, but to get rid of pesky spots thanks to its ability to cause cells to regenerate quickly. So when trying to find skin care for scars to get those scars healing, be on the look-out for this miracle worker in a cream or serum! It’ll help the acne scar or scars fade and let those scars start healing fast.
How To Lighten Scars?
Searching for How to lighten scars? If the scar is fully healed, try a skin lightening serum. See below for recommended products.
What facial removes acne scars?
Aside from just a pampering ritual, facials are great to help with face scars removal. They’re just one of the many skincare options for scars. There are several facial types that can help fade your scar tissue, and they are as follows:
Microdermabrasion: A great option for all skin types, microdermabrasion suitable for fading scars. The process is simple: a trained professional gently exfoliates the surface of the skin using abrasing and suctioning. It’s a superficial form of skincare for scarring; meaning it isn’t invasive and won’t require any recovery time post-treatment.
Laser Treatment: Not exactly skin care for scar tissue, this one is focused on using powerful light beams to reduce spots. It does this by gently resurfacing the skin. It’s been shown to help in fading scars, though it should be noted, it’s not the most effective means of scar removal for black skin or a black scar, or even if you have dark skin after wound healed.
How to lighten facial scars?
If you’d like to kick-start healing scars, one way to do that is by lightening the areas with the following popular treatments.
Salicylic Acid: One of the most classic acne scar fading treatments, Salicylic Acid is a part of the Alpha Hydroxy family. It’s known to exfoliate the skin, removing any dead layers. This works in benefit of scars since it can unveil new skin after each treatment. It’s ideal for deep scar removal.
Lactic Acid: A great option for all types of skin, Lactic Acid is another known player in healing scars. When used as a peel once to twice a week, you’ll notice an improvement in texture and appearance.
How to remove facial scars naturally?
When it comes to face scars removal, it is possible to use natural, home remedies. It should be noted however, it’s not the easy way to get rid of scars, compared to professional treatments, but can lead to scars healing over time if you keep up with it.
A few of the ways to naturally remove scars are as follows.
Use manuka honey. Yes, it’s a pretty sweet option, we know. Manuka Honey has been used throughout history for its powerful antioxidant count and healing properties. Applying as a mask to the face can help that tricky scar fade in time.
Use Baking Soda. A cheap, relatively easy-to-find option is baking soda. It’s known to help brighten skin and act as an exfoliating agent. Spot treat your face scar (or scars) with a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water for best results.
How to heal scars on face?
If you have a scar on face skin or in the facial area, if course you want it to heal.
How to cover facial scars with makeup?
If you’re worried about scars on your face, and feel like despite your best efforts fading acne scars is proving to take more time than you expected, then there are tricks to use makeup to cover scarring skin.
The first is to use a cleanser, preferably one that’s part of your scar skin care regimen.. Then, you’ll want to apply a primer and start off with a concealer to cover any spots with scars. This will help “fade” an acne scar easily. Next, use a high quality foundation. Our tip? Find one that is known to help with scars on the skin.
Finally, watch those facial scars fade.
My Favorites for Fading and Treating Scars
iS Clinical White Lightening Serum
Alana Mitchell Night R1 Retinol Facial Oil
Epicuren Glycolic Polymer Solution – 5%
Dermaquest Stem Cell Rebuilding Complex
Rhonda Allison Skin Brightening System
Dermalogica Emergency Spot Fix
Scars can be unpleasant to live with, but they’re also reminders of experiences and a life lived!
Whether you choose to keep your scars or take steps to treat them, it’s a decision you should make based on what’s best for you and your skin.
Make sure you’re caring for your skin, scars and all!
Do you have questions about the best way to fade or treat your scars? Ask us in the comments section. I’m here to help!
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Scar Revision | Conditions & Treatments
Although health insurance typically does not cover cosmetic surgery procedures, surgeries to minimize scarring from an injury or to improve your ability to function may be at least partially covered. However, because of their location, most facial scars are considered a cosmetic problem and are typically not covered by insurance. Check your policy or call your insurance carrier to determine which types of scars and treatments are covered.
Although scar revision is a very common procedure and the risks associated with it are rare, it is very important to understand and discuss them with your surgeon before having surgery. As with all surgeries, some of the potential complications include infection, bleeding and adverse reactions to anesthesia.
You can help minimize certain risks by following your plastic surgeon’s instructions, both before and after surgery. Once the date for surgery has been set, your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery. These include guidelines on drinking, smoking, and taking and avoiding certain medications and vitamins. If you smoke, it is highly recommended that you stop smoking for a period of time before and after surgery.
We suggest that you arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and care for you afterward until you are feeling better.
The scar revision technique your surgeon will use will depend on your type of scar.
Keloid scars occur when the body continues to produce tough, fibrous protein known as collagen after a wound has healed. As a result, a thick, puckered and itchy cluster of scars, often red or darker in color than the surrounding skin, may grow beyond the edges of the wound or incision.
Keloid scars are often first treated with steroid injections to reduce the size. If the scars don’t respond to injections, they can be removed surgically. This is usually an outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthesia. Following surgery, you should be back at work in a day or two, and your stitches will be removed in a few days.
It is important to note that even after treatment, keloid scars may come back larger and more visible than before. However, your surgeon can use certain methods to discourage this, such as applying or injecting steroids into the scar or administering radiation therapy. Wearing a pressure garment for a year or more may also be recommended.
Hyperthropic scars are red, raised and thick, and grow within the boundary of the wound or incision.
Hypertrophic scars often improve on their own without treatment over time, or with steroid applications or injections. If they do not respond to steroid treatment, they may be removed surgically. During this procedure, your plastic surgeon will remove excess scar tissue and reposition the incision so that it heals in a less visible pattern. This surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia.
To discourage the scar from recurring, your surgeon may inject steroids into the scar during surgery. In some cases, receiving steroid injections after surgery for up to two years may also be recommended.
Contracture scars may occur when a large area of skin is injured — typically from a burn — and the skin pulls together and puckers. The scar may restrict the movement of surrounding muscles and tendons.
Contracture scars may be treated with skin grafting, flap surgery or Z-plasty.
Skin grafting is a complex surgical procedure and typically used to treat more severe scars, such as contractures and other scars caused by burns. It involves transferring skin from a healthy part of the body (the donor site) to cover the injured area. Grafts are often taken from fatty areas, such as the thigh; for more extensive scars, grafts may be needed from many areas.
Skin grafting can greatly improve the function of a scarred area. However, it is important to note that transferred skin may not precisely match the color and texture of the surrounding skin.
Flap surgery is a complex surgical procedure in which skin, along with the underlying fat, blood vessels and sometimes the muscle, is moved from a healthy part of the body to the injured site. In some flaps, the blood supply remains attached at one end to the donor site; in others, the blood vessels in the flap are reattached to vessels at the new site using microvascular surgery.
Flap surgery can greatly improve the function of a scarred area. However, the transferred skin may not precisely match the color and texture of the surrounding skin. In general, flap surgery produces better cosmetic results than skin grafts.
Z-plasty is a surgical technique that makes a scar less visible by changing its direction so that it more closely conforms to the natural lines and creases of the skin. During this procedure, the old scar is removed and new incisions are made on each side, creating small triangular flaps of skin. These flaps are then rearranged to cover the wound at a different angle, giving the scar a “Z” pattern. The wound is closed with fine stitches, which are removed a few days later.
Z-plasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia.
Facial scars can be treated in a number of ways, such as dermabrasion and Z-plasty. The simplest way of making a facial scar less visible is by cutting out the scar and closing the incision with tiny stitches, leaving a thinner, less visible scar. If the scar is located across a natural crease on your face, your surgeon may redirect the scar so that it runs parallel to these lines.
Dermabrasion involves scraping the top layers of the skin using a hand-held, high-speed rotary wheel. Although it leaves a smoother surface on the skin, it won’t completely erase your scar.
Recovery differs for each patient, and the healing process occurs in stages.
When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area and closely monitored. For most outpatient procedures, patients are permitted to go home after a few hours. For more complex procedures that are performed in the hospital, such as skin grafting or flap surgery, a short hospital stay may be required.
It is natural to experience some discomfort after facial scar revision surgery; your surgeon can prescribe pain medications to make you feel more comfortable. You will also experience some swelling, bruising and redness after surgery. Don’t be alarmed if your scar looks worse following surgery. It may take up to a year for its appearance to improve.
Resuming Normal Activities
Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for resuming your regular daily routine. It is very important to follow your surgeon’s instructions to make sure your wound heals properly.
Though your stitches will be removed within days after the surgery, your skin needs time to heal. It is recommended that you take it easy and decrease your activity after surgery. To reduce swelling, keep your head elevated when lying down, use cold compresses and avoid any activity that places stress on the area of the incision.
Keep in mind that no scar can be removed completely and the degree of improvement depends on the size and direction of your scar, the nature and quality of your skin, and how well you care for the wound after surgery. It is important to remember that scar tissues require a year or more to heal fully.
Your surgeon will schedule frequent follow-up visits in the months after surgery, to check on your progress. If you develop any unusual symptoms between visits, or have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call your surgeon.
90,000 20 stars with scars on the face and body
We love to closely follow the life of stars, learn the latest news about them and be aware of all the nuances of their appearance! Surely you have noticed a mark in the form of a scar on the body of your favorite artist and, of course, you wanted to know the history of its appearance. So, especially for you, we have compiled a rating of “scarred” with a short reference about each. Read and be educated.
30 years old, actor
The famous mark on the face of the French handsome man was received at the age of six.
Restless Ulliel jumped on the back of a sleeping Doberman, to which the frightened dog responded with a bite right in the face. The actor’s scar does not bother at all, and neither does the large army of female fans.
26 years old, singer
The scar on Rihanna’s lip was the result of unhappy love for singer Chris Brown. In 2009, he applied physical force to his beloved, leaving an indelible mark on the singer’s beautiful lips.
72 years old, actor
He received his trademark mark on his chin at the age of 27 as a result of an accident.The actor hit the steering wheel, which provided himself with a noticeable scar.
29 years old, actress
The face of the beautiful Liza Boyarskaya has a small defect in the form of a scar on her cheek. At nine months, sitting in her mother’s arms, the future actress managed to knock over a table lamp. A shard of the broken lamp cut the baby’s cheek.
40 years old, actor
A noticeable scar on the actor’s face has two versions of the origin.
Someone says this is the result of cleft lip surgery. The actor himself claims that he was born that way.
32 years old, singer
On the right side of the abdomen, the singer has a scar from the removal of the appendix, and on the left – a scar after a cesarean section. The singer decorated the acquired marks with a colored tattoo.
32 years old, Duke of Cambridge
William received his mark on his forehead during his school years from a classmate who hit him with a golf club.
33 years old, Duchess of Cambridge
The mysterious scar on Middleton’s head caused a stir in the press. In photographs taken at one of the charity dinners, journalists saw a thin line near the temple under the hair. A representative of the royal family said that the scar is the result of an operation that the Duchess underwent as a child.
35 years old, actor
The scar on the actor’s eyebrow makes more than one woman’s heart flutter.Such a mark went to him after a fight in a bar and gives the image even more masculinity. Although it would seem, where else …
44 years old, singer
A noticeable scar on the actress’s forehead is a congenital mark and has nothing to do with her love for a dangerous lifestyle.
49 years old, actor
This actor’s scars are immediately striking and terrifying fans.
Tommy got them when he was young during one of the parties. Unidentified criminals hit Flanagan in the face with a shard of a glass bottle. As it turned out later, they simply confused him with someone else.
50 years old, actress
Sandra received a barely noticeable scar over her left eye in early childhood. The actress fell into the river from a high hill. Thank God, there were no serious injuries.
56 years old, actress
The actress also got a scar on her neck in her childhood.Running across the courtyard, she caught on a taut clothesline, which dug into her neck.
39 years old, TV presenter and journalist
The scar on the left hand of the TV presenter was received in a car accident. Tina disguised the place of a severe burn with a tattoo in the form of an ancient Indian sign of strength.
Mary J. Blige
44 years old, singer
The singer acquired a scar under her right eye in her youth, during one of the fights with her peers.
44 years old, American TV presenter
She received an impressive scar on her right hand at the age of 14 as a result of a car accident. Padma barely survived and was treated for a long time after the tragic incident.
46 years old, actor
A deep scar on the actor’s arm was acquired as a result of a failed suicide attempt.
After a prolonged depression, the actor, who also suffered from drug addiction, tried to cut his veins in his arms. Nilson was saved from death by his brother, who discovered him in time.
31 years old, singer
She received a scar on the bridge of her nose when she was two years old, having hit the kitchen table. The wound even had to be stitched up.
31 years old, French footballer
It is simply impossible not to notice the scars on the French footballer’s face.At the age of two, together with his parents, the athlete got into a terrible car accident. Little Ribery flew out through the windshield. This incident could have cost the player’s life and left an indelible reminder on his face.
How to draw a scar on your face.Tip
In addition to the various and gruesome wounds for Halloween, scars are hugely popular. And they can be painted both on the face and on any other part of the body. AnyDayLife Tips Collection invites you to learn how to draw a scar .
It is quite simple to draw a scar, the main thing is that you have the necessary cosmetics at hand – lip pencil, eye shadow and liquid lipstick or gloss. Let’s look at the options for applying makeup with a scar based on PVA glue and liquid collodion .
How to draw a scar with a pencil
The base for the scar will be the line that needs to be drawn with a lip liner in a deep pink-red shade . Choose the color of your pencil that most closely resembles a fresh scar. Sharpen your pencil well to keep it thin, then draw a line. It can be wavy or straight and located wherever you want. We suggest you make a scar on your cheek, as it is easiest to draw here.
Now take regular PVA glue and a thin lip brush.Apply some glue to the brush and draw a thin line with it under your future scar . Try to draw the line so that there are no smudged parts, otherwise the scar will not look very neat. Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry.
Why is glue necessary? It creates a convex scar surface for a good visual effect. Without the use of glue, making a scar with pencils and shadows alone will be very difficult.
Since the glue after drying has a yellowish tint, it is necessary to give the scar a pink color. To do this, you will need pale pink eyeshadow . If there are none, then you can mix a couple of shades to get the desired color. Apply the eyeshadow with a soft brush to the scar line. Try to blend the shadows well so that they don’t stand out against the skin. Your facial scar is ready.
How to draw a scar using liquid collodion
Liquid Collodion – ideal for creating makeup on the face.It is a transparent medical glue that is often used to fix bandages. Collodion has the property of tightening the skin under the film, due to which a scar is formed.
To draw a scar, you need the same deep pink lip liner. Draw a thin line for the future scar . Use short strokes to paint on the scar to make it thicker.
Now brush the liquid collodion onto scar line . The line should not be very thick so as not to tighten too much of the skin.In just 5 minutes, the collodion dries up and forms a film that tightens the skin, which gives the effect of a scar. To improve the result, if the scar is not very deep, you can apply another layer of collodion. After the glue has dried, you can proceed with further makeup.
The edges of the scar, namely the glue, shine, which does not give the best effect. You can correct the situation with foundation. Blend your foundation, then paint on the scar with a light red liquid lipstick or lip gloss.Using lipstick and gloss will give the effect of a newly inflicted wound that is already healing.
Scar made of PVA glue and flour
What if you need not a thin scar, but a terrible and ugly scar ? In this case, a simple tool will help you: a mixture of PVA glue and flour. Add glue to a spoonful of flour (there should be less). Apply the resulting elastic mass to the face and give it the appearance of a scar. Divide the mass in two to form a cut.Wait until the finished mass is dry, after which it can be covered with paints or shadows to obtain the desired scar effect.
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The plot of the tape is built on the constant movement of the main character in time and space. The film begins with Linda being woken up by her daughters and tortured when her dad returns. She reassures them that her father is on a business trip and should return soon.On the same morning, she discovers a message on the answering machine from her husband Jim, who said that everything he said yesterday to her and her daughters is the truth. From Linda it is clear that she does not quite understand what this is about. The sheriff appears on the doorstep and tells Linda that Jim was killed in a car accident.
The next morning, Linda wakes up and goes downstairs to the kitchen to meet Jim, who is quietly drinking coffee. Linda thinks that everything that happened yesterday was just a bad dream. Having met the sheriff on the street, Linda notes that he speaks to her as if he did not bring her a scary message yesterday.Once at home, she sees that there are no stickers on the door, which she definitely glued there the day before.
A new day has come. Linda goes down to the living room and sees her entire family there, ready for Jim’s funeral. The youngest daughter has terrible cuts on her face, but Linda does not understand where they came from. At the cemetery, Linda notices a strange blonde woman standing behind a tree. After Linda asked her who she was, she apologized and said that they had recently had a conversation. After the funeral, psychiatrist Norman Roth appears at Linda’s house, who claims that Linda has big mental problems, because on Tuesday she was at his appointment, and claimed that her husband had died.And on the same day, her daughter smashed her face on the glass door, and Linda herself took her to the hospital. Linda does not remember this and does not understand who Dr. Roth is.
Linda wakes up again in the morning to find that Jim is alive. She also sees that there are no scars on her daughter’s face. Linda finds Dr. Roth’s phone number in the directory and goes to see him. He claims that he does not know who she is, but, after her story, prescribes her taking pills. After that, Linda arrives at Jim’s office and meets the blonde she saw at the funeral there.This is Jim’s new assistant. At home in the evening, her daughter crashes into a glass door and cuts her face. Linda takes her to the hospital. That evening, Jim asks her why she didn’t put a sticker on the door, she replies that she did.
In the end, Linda realizes that her days are moving in a chaotic manner, and she restores the chain of events. She begs Jim not to go on a business trip, but he is adamant. She makes a strange request, and tells Jim that if tomorrow is Wednesday, then he should wake her up before he leaves.Jim is surprised but promises he will do it.
On Wednesday Jim forgets to wake up Linda and leaves for a business trip. Linda calls him and asks him not to go on that road, but in vain, Jim gets into an accident and dies. Life goes back to normal. At the end of the film, Linda is shown pregnant with Jim, after their last night, and the key phrase of the picture sounds: “Every day of our lives is a miracle.”
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Each photo can be corrected.To make everyone look their best, magazines use Photoshop specialists. Until today, we all did not have this opportunity. It’s over. Facetune provides lightweight and powerful tools previously only available to professionals. Now you can be sure that all your photos will look the way you want. In a world that is constantly becoming more visual, getting the perfect photo becomes as important as combing your hair before you leave the house!
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How to remove scars and scars with a laser in Moscow
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Removal of various types of scars and scars with laser
There are scars or scars on the face and body of almost every person. Broken knees in childhood, teenage skin problems, burns, postpartum stretch marks – all these leave marks for life. Modern cosmetology tools allow you to remove almost all types of scars (scars) quickly and painlessly.Today, this is possible with the help of a medical laser, during the so-called resurfacing procedure.
When can I start laser resurfacing scars?
Very often, patients ask this question to a plastic surgeon who performed an operation … or, when an injury was received, a wound formed, and then a scar begins to form … There is only one answer – the sooner, the better! As soon as the scab under which the healing took place comes off, you need to immediately start a course on laser scar resurfacing. But “old” scars are not a sentence.They also lend themselves well to laser resurfacing! You just need to tune in to a slightly larger number of procedures and the result will not be long in coming.
How to remove scars and scars with laser forever
This requires professional equipment and the participation of a competent specialist. There are various types of lasers that treat the upper and deep layers of the epidermis. During the procedure, local heating and evaporation of the scar connective tissue occurs. As a result of this effect, you can either completely get rid of the scar, or achieve a significant reduction in its area and make it almost invisible.
How laser scars and scars are removed in a clinic
It all depends on the type of scar, its area, as well as the individual characteristics of the skin (absence or presence of a tendency to scarring, the amount of melanin, age, etc.). Most often, the patients of the cosmetology clinic ask to remove the scars left as a result of acne (acne) after the removal of tattoos, as well as postoperative scars and scars. Women also often remove striae (stretch marks) on the abdomen, breasts and thighs that have arisen after pregnancy.
The effectiveness of laser resurfacing of scars (scars) depends on the type of tissue that forms at the site of the former skin injury. With the help of a laser, keloid and hypertrophic scars can be made to look more natural and invisible. The results of laser removal of facial scars can be viewed on our website.
How many procedures are needed to remove a scar with a laser
How many procedures will be required is also determined individually and depends on the characteristics of the skin’s reaction to heat exposure, the area of treatment and the rate of healing.On average, laser resurfacing of a scar on the face requires 4 to 6 sessions to obtain a good result. Contraindications to laser resurfacing of scars are the same as for other procedures using a laser: suspicion of the appearance of atypical skin cells, the presence of melanomas, inflammation, skin irritation, wounds, rashes and other violations of the integrity of the skin in the area of laser exposure.
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90,000 “You stand, you look in the mirror, and there is a huge scar” Stories of Russian women who defeated breast cancer.They experienced fear, shame and betrayal of loved ones: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru
About 55 thousand cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in Russia every year. Behind these numbers are the stories of thousands of women who struggle with the disease every day, ashamed of their bodies and trying to accept it from surgery to the first look in the mirror, from chemistry and hair loss to the first attempts to regain their femininity. Naturally, almost none of them can even think about shooting in the nude style. Despite this, photographer Sergei Stroitelev found women who decided to take such a step.Their stories about the victory over fear, embarrassment and banal inconvenience – in the photo project “I’m not afraid anymore?”
“ The adoption of a new body never happened ”
I was diagnosed on April 13, 2016. A trainee came to me: “You have cancer.” I said goodbye to everyone for two months. I didn’t realize anything. All my relatives supported me – a full room of people, I remember that very well. My sister was very scared, because our parents died of cancer. She saw my eyes, we sat down on the sofa and silently began to cry.
An operation has been assigned. I came across a very cool doctor, and then we spent all the time in the dressing room. Then there was chemistry, which I was very afraid of, I thought that I could not stand it – I read a lot of negative things.
Chemistry is like a drug addict’s withdrawal, you are like in a frying pan on the bed. Probably, it was so bad due to the fact that there was almost no weight, the legs refused, was in the position of the embryo. The husband was sitting by the bed, an ambulance was arriving, but what could they do? It was a war, like on the front line – you just had to go through this moment, since there is no turning back.
Then I lost my hair – before that I shaved my temple, which I always dreamed of doing, my husband began to cry. He said he couldn’t shave me, threw out the typewriter. I remember it was a sunny day: I was with my head – and these glances and fingers in my direction. One woman even pushed her baby stroller away from me, although perhaps it seemed to me.
These metamorphoses with appearance make you work. You can’t relax: beauty is important during this period. Therefore, I began to paint, to monitor the complexion – chemistry hits these places a lot.
But the acceptance of the new body never happened. You stand, you look in the mirror, and there is a huge scar. Before my illness, I worked in the civil service for five years, there was a lot of stress, I started to get sick. In the end, I decided to quit. Now I am more drawn to spirituality, to a dream. Also, a lot of superfluous people left – the disease does not just come to a person.
I recently had a relapse, an insidious disease. But I’m used to fighting.
“ It was just scary that life could be interrupted ”
I was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.Then I had to quickly hear the diagnosis and run to the meeting, and the doctors told me to quickly run to the operation. I remembered the words of an acquaintance who said – 99 percent of people like you will be fine. However, that was not the case.
At first I came across ambitious, young doctors – they saw only the operating field, not a person: we will cut this way and that. I had to change the place of treatment. There the doctor clearly said – we will keep. I liked this attitude, and I trusted.
I remember how the ultrasound was done – on it I saw some kind of monster
Before the operation there was a terrible fear, I didn’t even have any thoughts whether I needed a breast or not – it was just scary that life could be interrupted.There were severe pains in the chest area – as many as stars from the eyes. Moreover, I did not have a very good cardiogram, and then anesthesia and stress, but the employers went forward, and I did not need to be torn between work and treatment. This helped to calm down and focus on the examinations.
I woke up after the operation in the intensive care unit – I had no thoughts about my chest. I was all in tubes, they gave me a bag for a jar of lymph, which is worn by all postoperative patients: I altered it in my own way, although my hand did not work.
While in bandages I could not look at myself – I looked at myself for the first time at home. The seam was terrible, but she took it quite calmly.
Then there was chemistry. I knew that my hair should fall out on the 14-15th day. I remember that my friend and I were at the Kuindzhi exhibition with his white canvases, I straightened my hair and was left with a bundle in my palm. First thought – where is the nearest store with wigs. I ended up buying a wig, but I rarely wore it. For example, to film for a passport. Then she shaved in the hairdresser and cried.As a result, the nurses persuaded me to go bald, in a scarf.
Illness changes a person – I began to see less negativity in life, I try to find good sides in everything. Other values appear. She began to be engaged in creativity – to sew, to draw. At first, for distraction, but now I just can’t do it any other way. Also, the disease makes you look at your environment in a different way – you part with unnecessary people. My life now is a blank slate, an unplowed field. White canvas, like Kuindzhi’s.
“ There was no feeling that this was the end ”
I found out about the diagnosis by chance, he did not bring anything terrible into my life.Mom had a diagnosis, and she lived 20 years after that, so I didn’t have a panic. There was no feeling that this was the end. After the diagnosis, examinations began – it was the worst thing, nothing was clear at all. My husband supported me and said: they are not going to cut off your head.
In fact, I am sure that the disease manifests everything, it is like a litmus test – people do not turn away from a kind person, while an evil person will become even angrier.
Did the operation. As for acceptance, for all my indifference, it was rather difficult to accept the scar.
There were no mirrors in the hospital, when I came home after being discharged – I unwound the bandage and screamed in an inhuman voice, like a wild animal.
The first phrase was – I’m a freak. The husband said, if you cannot change the situation, change your attitude. I washed in the shower every day, looked at the scar, cried, but in the end I probably accepted.
Three years later I decided to start doing the reconstruction – I was tired of walking with a prosthesis [breast]. It is up to each girl to decide for herself whether she needs it or not, but if she thinks about it, she has to do it.And to understand: it will never be the same as before. To avoid overestimated expectations of the result.
In fact, external signs have never been primary for me. Femininity is in your head: if everything is fine there, then it doesn’t matter how you look. And what’s inside your head is work on yourself and awareness.
“ When you stand on the edge of an abyss, you begin to appreciate your uniqueness ”
I learned about my diagnosis in the summer of 2014.The doctor said that she didn’t like what she was seeing. In the end: “You have cancer.” Or rather, not even so – “Baby, you have cancer.” Calm and gentle voice.
I went out into the corridor, tears gushed out – I had to release my emotions. I had no awareness: I had not read anything before and was the first in my family to be diagnosed with this.
It took an eternity from the diagnosis to the operation – seven months, I did chemistry before it. She reacted to external changes as an experiment with appearance and style.The hair would still have to be shaved off – it already remained in tufts on the pillow. I was very afraid of the operation, since I never had one. But then the fear went away a little due to the long wait, the thought grew that there would be no breast, – the surgeon said that tissue preservation is impossible.
The operation happened – extensive and traumatic. I really wanted to see what the body looks like, I really wanted a beautiful seam. But there were no inner experiences, only a physiological inconvenience. I felt normal, even admired my body.I used to be obsessed with fitness, there were many complexes, and when the breasts were removed, I looked and thought – perfection itself. When you stand on the edge of an abyss, you begin to appreciate your uniqueness.
It helped me a lot that my close people and girlfriends strongly supported me. They visited me, went with me to exhibitions. As for the man, I didn’t have a person to be tested for with an illness, and my male friends also supported me.
It still seems to me that men are afraid of this diagnosis, if in terms of relationships.I had one, when I found out – I left. I don’t blame him, a person is afraid to fall in love and then lose. The disease is very unpredictable. Once – and relapse.
I tried, by the way, to get a job – I couldn’t find it. I have a disability, the third group. Potential employers were afraid that I would take time off.
I think illness leads to transformation – I began to feel deeper. The feminine principle is not the length of eyelashes and nails, it is something on an energetic level, absolutely for sure. This led me to an emotional nullification, rebirth, you start life from scratch.Like a baby.
“ I was betrayed in the most difficult moment of my life ”
I felt the tumor myself. I went to be examined when I was doing an ultrasound scan – I almost fainted from pain. I passed the tests – there was a small chance, which was not so serious, but when I got the last one – a lump in my throat. I went out into the street – tears, I could not decide for a long time to call my parents. It’s still scary, it’s not clear what to do, where to run.
The operation turned out to be an expensive undertaking.While I was filling out all the necessary documents for a free operation, including an insurance policy, the tumor grew. Found a doctor I trust. I went to the operation at the parade – wearing makeup, beautiful.
After the operation, I really wanted to adjust myself to accept my body as it is. This was my doctor’s advice. But I felt incomplete. There was a huge scar that became my fattest cockroach. There was a terrible self-criticism – I am not like everyone else. The wig, and besides, you can see it on the face – it feels like she has aged several years, hormones affected the weight gain.In short, all 33 pleasures.
It took a long time to realize what was happening, and the environment was unkind. I was betrayed at the most difficult moment of my life by a friend, my husband left after the operation – it turns out that he was cheating on me. It was hard, we lived with him for a very long time. The son is a man who supported me.
I needed to wash the vessel, dry it and fill it with a new one. It was the new me. The hardest part is to tune in and not think about what others think. Is it possible to? You really need to accept yourself.There are different thoughts, paradoxical: “I do not like that there is no breast – goodbye.” And sometimes you feel that something is missing.
“ I cried, but that evening I went to have fun with friends ”
They say that cancer does not come just like that – I do not agree with that. But I have always considered myself a happy woman, active, athletic, no one had cancer in the family. However, it was registered, as there were benign formations in the chest area.
I came for a routine examination, saw how the doctor changed in his face, I had already worked myself up during the waiting time, so the reaction was from the category – “I knew it.”She cried, but that evening she went to have fun with friends.
The operation was appointed very quickly, so there was no time to worry further. During the operation, a reconstruction was made and an implant was placed. I accepted it too – now it is my body, although I feel something foreign inside. Then I was very lucky that I was not prescribed chemotherapy for the diagnosis, so I did not have to go through hair loss.
The husband was in a stupor for a long time, his father died of stomach cancer. But then we sat down and talked.He just didn’t know what to say, how to behave. It was very difficult for two and a half years. The daughters were scared too. As for friends, in fact I was alone, because people who did not survive this, themselves will not be able to fully understand.
I myself have changed a lot – I have become fearful. The fear of death is still present, I am in a hurry to live, I want to see more and do more. Like a small child, I rejoice at a beautiful sunset, something simple that used to pass by in the hustle and bustle, subconsciously convincing myself that I will see old age.
“ Acceptance does not happen immediately, the first sensation is that you are a freak ”
I was diagnosed eight years ago. Somehow I groped for a lump, which began to increase – they sent me to the oncologist. It was a fright, a kind of sensation – that’s all. Quite a deep psychological trauma. However, somehow everything spun up quickly. Did the operation. The support of specialists and a surgeon was very important. He was a good psychologist, calmly said that everything would be all right.
A clear feeling came that life was over, that nothing could be put off anywhere. There was something like a feeling of resentment – after all, I had planned so much. The diagnosis makes you look at life differently.
Acceptance does not happen immediately, the first feeling is that you are a freak. Then you begin to look at yourself with curiosity
Discharged from the hospital two weeks after the operation, did not leave a feeling of inferiority, despite the fact that the surgeon suggested to me that I should not be afraid of my body.
I felt especially strange during the period of chemistry – I was bald, and even without one breast. In our society, people are often loved to look at. I remember very well such views on myself in the pool. However, some time later she went to rest, and the man invited me on a date. I decided to tell a stranger about my peculiarity – he did not leave, did not turn away, reacted calmly. And it snapped inside me – if everyone doesn’t care, then why should I care so much?
I made the decision to do the reconstruction five years after the operation.Physically, it was uncomfortable – after all, there is a bias to one side, especially if the chest is large. My back begins to ache, and somehow I want to wear a T-shirt at home, without a prosthesis.
The disease changed me a lot as a person – I began to pay attention to myself, to my comforts. I used to wear heels all the time, but now I don’t give a damn about it. Breasts, of course, are associated with femininity, but you have to live on. Feminine power remains and transforms, takes on other forms.
“ I think that the disease is needed for something ”
I was diagnosed quite recently – at the end of March 2019.I moved to Moscow from Pavlodar. I felt a burning sensation and discomfort in the chest area and immediately went to the doctor. A year and a half ago, while still at home, I had a lump. Then they did a biopsy – it turned out that it was a benign tumor. This time the diagnosis was different.
There were a lot of plans, until the very last moment I did not believe, did not want to believe. Before the operation, I began to read a lot, study, hoped that everything would be fine. There was no particular fear – I myself am a very calm person.
To be honest, I myself do not understand whether I have accepted my new body or not – at times there is acceptance, and then depression.You try to somehow get lost in the cycle of affairs, but there are breakdowns. My mother was shocked. Here she is in a protracted depression, she still does not believe that this is true.
Friends support. Even those from whom I did not expect anything much, and this is very pleasant. My child is still small and does not really understand what’s what.
After the operation, chemotherapy began. She hit hard on the outside, especially on the skin. Also, numbness of fingers and toes began, it is impossible to sleep at night – throws up in sweat.About the hair, I also knew that it would fall out, I was ready and, as soon as they began to climb a lot, I shaved. I shaved it off and it became easier, without stress. I bought a wig.
I think that illness is needed for something. I can’t say that I lived badly, but all the same you start to think: why are you? I began to notice the life around me, rejoice and think more about myself, began to appreciate myself more, learn to accept myself. Previously, all the time I was complex on trifles, but now you remember and understand – everything was perfect.
I really want to make a reconstruction.Still, there is a feeling that some part of you is missing, you can feel it inside. I want a sense of integrity.
Halloween makeup: how to do it at home
Celebrating Halloween in Ukraine is becoming more and more popular every year. This is a great opportunity to try on a scary beautiful image! But coming up with an image and a costume is not enough to embody the desired image. It is important to make a beautiful makeup that sets the mood for the whole image, makes the image complete and more realistic.Victoria Bessarab told how to make makeup at home, what looks are the most popular now, and also shared the secrets of professional makeup. Make yourself comfortable, it will be very interesting!
Which Halloween looks are the most popular now, and which are fading into the background? And is there a certain fashion for images?
Whenever a make-up movie comes out on the eve of Halloween, everyone always carries that look to Halloween. Therefore, I am sure that the images of the heroes of the films will be popular at all parties.Now I’m talking about the image of the Joker and Harley Quinn from “Suicide Squad”. Also, the image of Batman and Superman from the film of the same name will now be popular. In second place, in my opinion, the image will be popular, where half of the face is beautiful, and half is not very 🙂 And of course, skulls will never go out of fashion, because they are primarily associated with Halloween.
Halloween is not a holiday with us, but more of a reason to have fun and show cool makeup and cool costume
These three most popular looks are constantly changing places: some become more popular, and some less.
Homemade make-up fades into the background. Now everyone is trying to paint the makeup beautifully and carefully approach the creation of the image and makeup for Halloween.
When the holiday just came to Ukraine, everyone tried to do make-up on their own. And if earlier it was cotton wool, blood and everything was smeared, now make-up artists are attracted to creating images.
Also, not everyone is doing horrible makeup now. Of course, you can make yourself a Terminator, draw deep scars, but guys like it more, in my opinion.Now if a scar is painted, then it is some kind of beautiful and more artistic.
How to make up yourself for Halloween, so that it is stylish and without dirt on your face?
Well, firstly, you can safely open Youtube, select the make you are interested in and follow it step by step. There are also step by step pictures and photo instructions. But if you do not have the skills, you need to try to do the same make-up many times long before Halloween, so that you already have your hand full for the holiday itself.Then everything will work out. But naturally, I advise everyone to use professional or children’s makeup – it’s cheaper. The latter are sold in art stores. They behave normally on the skin and do not cause any allergies in the way they are intended for children.
Sometimes people paint on their faces with ordinary watercolors – this is very dangerous for the skin. If you do not want to bother or completely ruin your skin, use a special make-up or face painting. And don’t use glue (PVA) on your face.
How to apply makeup?
With a regular brush or sponge.Brushes, in principle, can be bought at an art store: they are much cheaper than professional makeup brushes. They look a little bit different, but the makeup doesn’t need any super brushes. A synthetic brush, which is sold in art stores, is sufficient.
What should this brush look like?
It is similar to a foundation brush but flatter. To make a good and high-quality makeup, you need at least three brushes of different sizes.Brushes should be rounded. A flat brush will leave streaks on the face.
How do you make yourself scars or the effect of sewn-up skin?
For the effect of sewn-on leather, you need to use a special silicone or latex.
There is a two-component silicone (sold in specialty makeup stores). It consists of two jars, which must be mixed with each other, and then from the resulting mixture to form a scar on the skin. Then, when the silicone hardens on the skin, you can take an ordinary needle and thread and sew up this scar from above, creating the appearance of sewn up skin.
To make a burn at home, you can take an ordinary thin bag – transparent or best with a pink one – stretch it, cut it off, and stick this stretch on your face.
In order not to burn your skin, glue it with eyelash glue or special sandarac glue. And on top of it, paint the makeup. This trick gives the impression that you have a burn on your face and as if your skin is parted.
On Halloween, girls are in demand for lipsticks of all kinds of bright colors – blue, green, black, etc.Where can you buy them and is it possible to independently obtain the desired shade by mixing lipsticks of different colors, for example?
Can. I once needed purple lipstick and mixed blue eyeliner and pink lipstick on my lips and got the color I wanted. This I mean that you can buy just cosmetic colored pencils and decorate with them. If you need your makeup to last all day, go for waterproof ones. You can also overlap the color of the lipstick with shadows to get a different one (for example, blue pearlescent shadows on purple lipstick).
NYX, Atelier, Make Up For Ever, M.A.C., LimeCrime have a lot of lipsticks of unusual colors, Cailyn has very beautiful lipsticks. There are a lot of firms and American cosmetics are famous for their quality. It is hypoallergenic and very pigmented: what color you see in a jar, this is how it will be in life.
After Pat McGrath launched the shiny lip kit, it became a super trend. And you also applied this trend on the main character – a vampire in the show “Dim tamnichikh ushpodite”.
Actually, the story with the lips in glitter turned out to be very funny, because in fact, before Pat McGrath released the set for creating glitter lips , I had already thought about the image. And then I thought, “Damn, why didn’t I patent this?” But naturally I consider her a very cool make-up artist and always focus on her.
Just as glitter is in vogue now, lip sequins will be one hundred percent trending on Halloween. I think seventy percent of girls will use glitter in their looks.
In order to make your own glitter makeup, you do not need to buy cosmetic glitter (they are very expensive). In hardware stores, dry spangles are sold for decoration. They are absolutely no different from professional sequins.
You can also use glitter for nails, but you need to check if there are any small grains that add to the volume of the nails. It is necessary to ensure that the grinding is only made of sparkles.
How to apply glitter and how to make it last for the whole party?
First apply lip liner, then regular oily lipstick in the same color as the glitter (for example, blue glitter – blue lipstick) or oily children’s makeup. Pick up glitter with the flat part of a synthetic brush and apply to lips. Then you pick it up again, and on the lips.
You can use your finger, but you shouldn’t dip the same finger in glitter. After the first application of the glitter to the lips, you will have a greasy base on your finger and will matte the glitter on your lips the next time you apply it with this finger.
Therefore, you need to apply glitter with different fingers. Also, do not apply glitter on the inner surface of the lips, closer to the mucous membrane. In this place, there will be enough lipstick, otherwise you will just fill up on these glitters for the evening. If the glitter is stuck to the skin, remove it with an eyebrow comb (looks like a mascara brush).
Where else can you use glitter?
Now you can everywhere 🙂 You can cover the entire neck with sparkles, and make your face matte. You can make your eyebrows with sparkles.Glitter can be glued to the eyebrows for glitter.
On the eyes it is possible for the entire eyelid, under the eyelid. At one of the specialized exhibitions in the States, I even saw men whose beards were completely covered with sparkles.
Tell us about the image of Vicky Maremukha, who you turned into Maleficent. Is it difficult to repeat such beauty yourself?
In fact, it is not difficult. I made Vika smokey ice, and then I took eyeliner and painted wreaths with it.And if these veins are powdered with a whitish powder, the effect will really be as if the veins are visible through the skin. I also did ombre lips, going from black to red.
Are there any rules or possible taboos regarding Halloween makeup? For example, if this is an image of a vampire, then the face must be matte?
I think everything is possible on Halloween! You cannot limit yourself here. Who said that you can’t use a highlighter or you can’t do a matte face? Well, firstly, I love highlighters and I love when the face is lively and shiny 🙂 But no one canceled the dullness, so if you come with a matte skull, why not? A shiny skull is even better! I love sparkles, I love highlighters, I love when something shimmers, it always looks more lively.But again, we have a lifeless holiday, so there can be matte faces, and shiny skulls, and whatever your heart desires.
Halloween is a holiday for which everything is possible! Except for daytime and nude makeup, of course. He has nothing to do with Halloween.
On Halloween, can you focus on the eyes and lips at the same time?
Yes. Halloween is the moment to break the one-accent rule. Here you can go beyond just one thing.
What can you add to your regular evening makeup to turn it into Halloween makeup?
You can add a drop of blood to drain from the corner of your mouth. You can insert colored unusual lenses – for example, white. And that’s it, you are already ready for Halloween!
How to make blood from improvised means?
Blood can be made by mixing glycerin and red pigment. But if you don’t have red pigment, you can use red eyeshadow.You can not mix anything at all and just paint the blood with any red lipstick using a brush. If you want it to shine, you can add glycerin on top. You can even draw with tomato juice. The blood will look very nice with red sparkles.
If for an image you need to change your eyebrow shape (for example, make an evil expression on your face), how can you mask them in order to draw the desired shape from above?
In general, there is a special eyebrow putty.But if you don’t have one, you can cover your eyebrows with soap. Take a bar of dry soap and rub it well on your eyebrows until you feel as if the hairs are not felt when you touch it. If you have thick eyebrows, comb them first to smooth them down.
How can I make the effect as if I have no half of my ear or the skin is hanging down? Can I do this myself?
If you are not involved with makeup, it will be difficult for you to do this. In general, in fact, you can make pendant skin with latex.I used to use PVA glue. But if you are already applying PVA glue to your skin, then be sure to apply foundation first so that you do not have any allergies. You apply the glue with a sponge, wait for it to dry (you can dry it with a hairdryer), then dust it and so on several times, as if you are layering it. Then you just peel it off and it peels off, creating the appearance of hanging skin.
And if I want to reincarnate as a zombie, how do I make dead, bluish-brown skin?
You can use violet-bluish shadows or just take a powder brush and completely cover your entire face with these shadows.
If there are no shadows, you can use lipstick, bold or children’s makeup: choose several colors, mix them together and achieve the desired effect.
Eyelashes must be present in the images, or they may not be somewhere? Can they be inked or do you need to use overhead?
It depends on what image, of course. For example, if you make a skull on the floor of your face, it will look more spectacular if you glue false eyelashes on the beautiful part of the face, and do not paint on the terrible part at all.Then the impression will be created that one eye is large and the other is small. If you’ve painted a beautiful skull all over your face, you can use feather fake eyelashes. It will look very cool!
It all depends on what effect you want to achieve.
How to wash off makeup? What tools will cope with this?
If you use greasy makeup, then you need to wash off with greasy-based products – best with oils, but you can also use a two-phase remedy.Even Johnson’s baby oil will work: apply it to the areas to be washed off and wipe with a dry cloth. If it is face painting, then it is washed off with micellar water or any makeup remover. If this is some kind of special make-up, then only special means are needed. Sometimes they are alcohol-based. Eyebrows rubbed with soap, as well as sparkles, are also better to wash off in two stages, but they need to be washed off locally, and not rubbed all over the face.
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