Stretch Mark Camouflage
Stretch marks camouflage is an effective method capable of covering those unwanted stretch marks.
Stretch marks are a problem no matter what color they are. They’re still scars and an annoyance on your skin. Most people would want them permanently gone.
When collagen and elastin fibers tear during puberty, weight gain, or pregnancy, the skin’s color and texture is permanently damaged. There is an entire industry built around creams and even surgery to help conceal these imperfections.
Stretch marks usually fade from red or purple to white, leaving indented streaks that don’t plump. There’s no real consensus on how to get rid of them. Getting traumatized skin to flatten out and return to its original color is a big problem. That’s where stretch marks camouflage comes in.
Flesh colored ink is used to hide stretch marks. Each mixture of ink used is personalized to achieve a tone similar to that of the client’s skin. The ink blends into the stretch marks, giving them the color of the skin. Once the tattoos have healed, the client’s skin appears smoother, and after sixty days they can sunbathe without the risk of spots developing.
The procedure can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the area. The first procedure covers up most of the affected area however a touch up or two might be needed for final cover up. Results appear as soon as 2 weeks later. This method is so effective and amazing anyone can appreciate and love. The technique is such a closely guarded secret, only a handful of specialists can perform it.
Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases discomfort is minimal. Procedures are performed with the most effective topical anesthetics available, providing nearly total numbing of the area involved.
A Spa 2020 Specialist will use a tattooing technique to deposit colored pigment into the upper reticular area of client’s dermis. The pigment will be deposited into the stretch mark until it’s reached the desired color and gradient shading. There is usually some swelling and redness immediately following the procedure. How long the swelling and redness last depends on how much pigment was applied, and what part of the body it was applied to. The color always looks stronger and more vibrant right after the procedure than it does in the long run. It takes the skin a few days to exfoliate for the pigment to lighten and become the intended shade.
As part of the Stretch Mark Camouflage procedure a follow-up visit is always included and required. Depending on the individual stretch mark, it may require more than one visit to complete, this procedure requires more patience than other treatments.
Clients should be aware that treatments are most effective on areas not exposed to sunlight on a regular basis. The skin surrounding the treated area will change color from UV exposure, but the tattooed skin will not change with it.
For a stretch mark to qualify for this procedure, it should be at least 9 to 12 months old and or be completely healed. It should also be a stable color, because if it’s changing color or still pink then it’s probably not fully healed. Also, camouflaging can only effectively camouflage stretch marks or scars that are smooth and flat in texture, not have dark edges and If your scar or skin area is raised or bumpy, you may not qualify for the procedure. During the first appointment, your Spa 2020 Specialist will determine whether you are a good candidate or not.
Certain skin conditions may disqualify you for this procedure. Here are some issues that may disqualify you for it:
Pregnancy, breastfeeding or during menstrual period.
If you use certain medications:
Immune system boosters (ask your technician during consultation).
Keloid scars with raised edges.
As with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint, pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time. It is important to consider this and all aspects of the procedure.
It is possible, but again it depends on your skin tone, the stretch mark or scar, and the after care. A darker skin tone with light stretch marks is easier to see results of the camouflage than someone with light skin tone and light stretch marks. The full results of a treatment session will take approximately 4 weeks to show. Also, properly taking care of the stretch mark will help with seeing better results. Remember, your treatment area will scab up and require healing like any regular tattoo treatment.
This all depends on the size of the area needing treatment and the severity of the stretch mark or scar. More severe stretch marks or scars will require additional treatments of the same area to achieve the desired results. To get a detailed estimate on pricing, you must book a consultation.
This is a noninvasive procedure similar to a tattoo. Therefore, there is little to no downtime and most Clients can resume work in the same day or the next day. However, aftercare is extremely important, so we recommend that you take the day off to relax and avoid touching the area for the best results.