A lot of people put a lot of stock in appearance. While this leads to a multitude of emotional and self esteem issues, as the general public attempts to rise up to meet unrealistic beauty standards put in place by the media and society as a whole, one’s personal appearance can be tailored to their own personal preference in a healthy way. By working to separate personal style from those unrealistic standards, we can create and foster a world where everyone is happy and comfortable in their own skin. And the physical issues that one perceives about himself or herself will be up to them to decide what to do with, rather than feeling the pressure of the unfair expectations of society.
Scars let you know you’ve lived
This life is a beautiful one, full of possibility, adventure, and greatness. But it can also be a difficult one, full of obstacles, trials, and setbacks. No life is perfect, and no person makes it through completely unscathed. In fact, as we age, we all develop scars from one thing or another, be it from sun damage or some sort of injury. Beauty magazines will say that those scars are flaws to be covered up and avoided. But for many people, scars can be powerful reminders of making it through something difficult. They can be viewed as something beautiful, rather than something to be ashamed of.
Giving yourself the choice
Marks on the skin will always remind you of where they came from. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but not everyone wants that physical reminder. And others would rather have the option to choose what to do with their appearance, rather than let what they’ve been through in the past decide. Scar revision might be an option, and for those bearing some type of scar on their head, scalp micropigmentation might be the answer. Scalp micropigmentation involves the application of a tattoo over the scar or receded hairline, for those utilizing it for hair loss. The darkness or lightness of the pigment can be decided upon by the patient and his or her doctor. The most common uses for this process are for thinning hair or receding hairlines, and scarring caused by old hair transplants, burns, skin conditions, or surgery.
Every person should feel that they have the right to love what they see when they look in the mirror, regardless of how their appearance fits in with what some people might call a standard or the norm. Choosing how you look should be based on your own personal preference, certainly not what anyone else thinks.