For many individuals, the appearance of stretch marks and scars is quite contentious. They hinder our self-esteem and lead to us wishing to simply cover up with more clothing instead of dealing with the problem at the source. Cosmetic surgery can be rather pricey, but there are alternatives. A procedure known as the stretch mark & scar camouflage tattoo can hide the appearance of these identifiable markings and allow you to enjoy life to its fullest potential.
Does This Procedure Permanently Remove These Marks?
While this procedure won’t permanently remove these markings, it will make them less visible. Think of this procedure as a permanent Instagram filter. They’ll be less receptive to the naked eye. It should also be noted that if you’re planning on having stretch marks removed, this procedure cannot be performed while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is This Procedure Available For All Skin Types?
Short answer—yes. Some mitigating circumstances will prevent the procedure from being performed. Your stretch marks must be at least two years old and lighter than your skin tone. We also prefer that if you tan, you wait until you have fully healed. This procedure works best with a person’s natural skin tone. If you choose to tan after the procedure, your stretch marks and scars will not become visible, as your tanned complexion will all be one tone.
Does it Hurt? How Long Will I Need to Take to Recover?
Because this penetrates the skin’s surface, there will be some discomfort. Most of the time, the client is not numbed beforehand. If you’re on your monthly cycle, there’s a good chance your pain receptors will be more susceptible than average. We advise that you take this under consideration when booking an appointment.
Recovery from the procedure is relatively minimal. On average, the first three days are accompanied by slight inflammation and swelling. You’ll be supplied with instructions on how to treat the treated area to minimize recovery time.
How Quickly Will I Notice Results? Do I have to Have a Follow-up?
No two patients are precisely the same. There is no definitive answer to how long your skin will take to recover from the procedure. According to a recent medical study, the average time varies from 45 to 60 days. Recovery time will be dealt with at the time of your consultation.
Experts agree that the average length of duration following a procedure is five years. But as we previously mentioned, every patient is different. You might not need a touchup after the span of five years. Keep an eye on it and if you feel a touch-up is warranted, get in touch with the specialist who performed the procedure.
Heather James Ink
Based in Frisco, Texas, Heather James Ink specializes in cosmetic tattoos and micro pigmentation. If you feel that this procedure is something you’d like to have done, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We also offer microblading and much more! To book an appointment, visit us at heatherjamesink.com.