Post # 1
I was just wondering how visible scars are in professional pictures? I had an injury on my forehead back in April and I’ve used Mederma but there’s still a mark (the doctor said there would be). I was just wondering how scars have looked in professional pictures for others.
Post # 3
If you are worried, I suggest letting your photographer know. They are pretty good at photoshopping things out of the pictures. I have a few scars on my face from chicken pox (not very noticeable but noticeable in person) and I can’t see them at all in the pictures. I’m sure your photog can do something to help you out!
Post # 4
I think between makeup and photoshop you won’t be able to see a scar.
Post # 5
That’s true, I forgot about having my makeup done that day. I just wish it wasn’t right in the middle of my forehead. It doesn’t bother me, I just don’t really want it visible in my wedding pictures. I was really lucky that the injury happened a week after my engagement pictures and not a week before.
Post # 6
Your photographer can fix anything that might show. Don’t worry about it. You’ll look beautiful in your pictures!
Post # 7
Dermablend is a cosmetic used by burn victims. It covers anything and doesn’t rub off.
I do agree with the other posts though that it won’t be a concern for your pro pics.
Post # 8
I def think they can photoshop it out!
Post # 9
I’m a photographer and this is usually what happens when someone (at least my clients) has a visible scar (especially on their face.)
1) be up front with your photog. Unless they know it’s recent, they may feel awkward asking if you want it removed. Some people who have had a scar for a long time consider it part of them…
2) Any public images, prints, and album images will get full facial retouching if necessary. For time constraints, I can’t do it to all 700+ images, however, I will not “publish” nor give you any tangible good with your scar visible.
For some shots, it can be minimized or erased. For instance, using a large aperture to focus on your eyes thus rendering your forehead blurry 🙂
Count yourself lucky, I once had a groom get hit in the forehead with a golfball 32 hrs before the wedding. He had a giant goose egg AND gash on his forehead!
Post # 10
Try Vitamin e, you may have to buy the pills and break them open ( I used a needle) then apply the liquid to your eyes. I have a very large injury under my eye a month before graduation and you can not tell in pictures it helps to keep the tissue flat.
Post # 11
@KLP2010: Haha – you are totally right about viewing the scars as a part of you! I have one across my right cheekbone and I think it gives me character. I don’t normally wear make-up so it is always visible although it was covered on my wedding day (not that I tried to cover it, but I wanted to wear makeup and that’s just want happens). I also have one on my arm that you can see in a lot of wedding pictures and I’d never even consider photoshopping it out. Again – I like my character!
Post # 12
I don’t actually mind it anymore, I guess just because it’s so recent I never pictured it being there. I may also be overreacting about how noticeable it actually is anyway. Day to day it doesn’t bother me because now it’s just a part of my past and it’s actually a reminder of how bad things were that one day and the following days and how some things don’t seem so bad in comparison. Like I said, I just never pictured having a scar on my forehead since it just happened in April. The scar actually bothers me less than the toll it had on my skin that I had kept so smooth. The antibacterial cream + the doctor saying I couldn’t wash my face for at least a day after + the Mederma on that small part of my skin has caused more acne than I’ve seen in four years although it’s mostly gone now (I have very sensitive skin).
Post # 13
Thanks for this. I have a scar on my chest from heart surgery as a teenager. There is no way I’m going to find a dress to cover it, and while I’m not terribly self concious about it, I’d like it to not be the centerpiece of my wedding photos. I would feel better if it could at least be minimized a bit.
We meet our photographers in a couple of weeks…I’ll show them the scar and see what they say.
Post # 14
@nmsoonerbride: I’m in the same boat. Heart surgery scar from when I was a toddler. You’d think after over 20 years with it I’d be used to it, but I’m still self-concious. I rarely wear low cut shirts/dresses and I just keep thinking about how bad my pics are going to look with my stupid scar!
Post # 15
Just a thought, have you considered doing pulsed-light laser treatements? My dermatologist did a series of 3-4 for a large scar on my back (scoliosis scar, about 19 inches long down my spine) and while it is still visible it made the scar much less red and decreased the diameter of the scar tissue. I was very happy with the results.
Also – dermablend is incredibly good at covering scars. I used it to cover my scar for my sweet-16 and it didn’t budge all night and didn’t rub off at all on my red dress (ha – which would have been very visible since the makeup matched my pale irish skin).
Post # 16
def let your photographer know! it’ll be easy! my mom came down with a horrible rash over her whole body right before the wedding and although it looked really bad day of you can’t tell in photos!