Stretch Mark Tattoos
Stretch marks are a common concern among women especially post giving birth, with many women experiencing a lack of confidence in wearing certain types of clothing due to the appearance of these unsightly marks on their skin. They are a type of permanent scarring that occurs when the skin is stretched beyond its capacity, commonly during puberty or later in life. The most frequent causes of stretch marks include significant and rapid weight fluctuations, rapid muscle growth, pregnancy, and growth spurts. Stretch marks can appear in various colors, such as pink, red, brown, black, silver, white, or purple. Typically, they emerge as dark marks and fade into a shade lighter than the skin, although some may remain reddish in color.
While topical ointments may provide some relief, they can be time-consuming and require consistent application over months to see little difference. However, permanent makeup camouflage techniques can offer a faster and more effective solution for those looking to camouflage their stretch marks.
The permanent makeup treatment for stretch mark camouflage is generally suitable for all skin types. However, there may be a small number of individuals for whom the treatment is not appropriate. To be a suitable candidate, your stretch marks and scars must be at least one year old, lighter than your skin tone, and fully healed. Also make sure you are not tanned around the area you are taking this treatment as it can affect the right pigment choice. We recommend booking a virtual consultation with a certified and expert technician to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Although Laser Treatments can be effective in treating stretch marks by damaging the outer layer of the skin and initiating the healing process, they do not reintroduce color to the affected area. As a result, most clients who undergo Laser Treatments still have visible stretch marks. Also Laser can take anywhere from 6 – 10 sessions to achieve significant results which is possible in 2-3 with stretch mark tattoo camouflage technique.
The stretch mark camouflage tattoo is a skin stretch mark removal procedure that involves penetrating the skin, which may cause some discomfort. On a pain scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the most painful), the average discomfort level is typically rated at 4. Yes we pre numb & reapply numbing if discomfort increases. It is important to note that pain sensitivity can be heightened during the menstrual cycle. Therefore, we recommend scheduling your session or touch-ups accordingly
There is no downtime for the Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo , and most clients can return to work the same day or even travel after their session. It is common to experience redness and swelling immediately after the procedure for 1-3 days. During the first three days, you will receive specific instructions on how to minimize inflammation, promote wound healing, and keep the area clean. Over the next few weeks, the redness will gradually fade and go through different shades before your skin heals completely. Our team will be in contact with you every step of the way to ensure optimal healing and satisfaction with your results.
As everyone’s skin is unique, various factors such as age, diet, hormones, general health, overtones, sun exposure, and more can affect healing time, making it impossible to provide an exact number of days required for healing. Typically, the healing process takes between 45-60 days, but individuals prone to hyper-pigmentation (darkening of skin upon trauma) may require a more extended healing period. During your consultation, our team will evaluate and discuss your skin’s characteristics and provide an estimated timeline for healing while taking into account various variables.
The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo is a skin treatment that has been available for 6-7 years. According to industry standards, the results of stretch mark camouflage treatment can last for up to five years or longer with proper aftercare. However, some clients may require a touch-up after 5-6 years. As a stretch mark is a scar, the skin is more challenging to penetrate, which can affect the longevity of the tattoo. Additionally, as we age, tattoos on our skin undergo changes due to the reduced production of melanin and elasticity, which can impact the appearance of the stretch mark camouflage tattoo.