Stretch Marks Removal & Scar Camouflage Tattooing
Repigmentation or as commercially known as “Brazilian Stretch mark Camouflage” is a system very much similar to tattooing, which through the use of special ink mixing formulas and careful application, will re-pigment your stretch marks, scars, vitiligo and hyper-pigmentation exactly the same colour of the surrounding skin. Blending the affected area permanently and seamlessly to the rest of your body’s skin colour.
What Skin Conditions Can Be Tattooed?
- Stretch marks
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are essentially a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks too quickly. These abrupt changes in the skin will result in the collagen and elastin in our skin rupturing, and it’s actually in healing that the stretch marks appear. At first appearance, stretch marks are often red, pink, purple, reddish-brown or even dark brown, depending on your particular skin tone. These can be raised and even a bit itchy at first; however, over time, the colour will fade, and the band sinks beneath the skin, forming a slight depression.
What Is Scar or Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattooing?
This is a revolutionary scar treatment whereby a unique formulation of tattoo ink is matched to your skin pigmentation. Through a specialised tattooing technique, the ink is perfectly blended with your natural skin tone, thereby reducing the appearance of scars or stretch marks anywhere on the body. While the scar or stretch mark will not necessarily disappear, the flesh tone pigmentation will adequately disguise the area. This is an effective form of permanent cosmetics – Medical Tattooing – and the process is known by a number of terminologies, including Brazilian Stretch Mark or Scar Tattooing, Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Corrective Camouflage, Skin Re-Pigmentation, Scar Camouflage, Skin Camouflage, Camouflage Tattooing, and Skin Camouflage Tattooing.
Benefits of Scar and Stretch Mark Removal
For those that are suitable candidates for the Brazilian Stretch Mark and Scar Camouflage Tattooing procedure, there are many benefits to this medical tattooing process:
- This is a cost-effective scar treatment when compared with surgical treatments.
- Used with medical needling, I am able to adjust both the texture and colour for more effective camouflage. This technique will also stimulate the body’s wound-healing response.
- This is a completely safe treatment, provided it’s performed by a certified technician.
- This is a quick treatment option, with some clients only requiring one session before seeing results.
- As with permanent tattooing, the results last for years – this is a permanent procedure.
- You will require anything between 1-4 sessions to get the desired result, you will see a change in the colour of the scar or stretch mark after each session and a decision to continue each tattoo session can be made after the healing period. Each person and case is unique.
Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage Treatment
Although there are many treatments for stretch marks, the effectiveness of these treatments varies, with very few masking the appearance of stretch marks entirely. A few years back, a Brazilian tattoo artist from São Paulo – Rodolpho Torres – developed an ink and tattoo technique that would effectively fill in the stretch mark contours, matching them to the individual’s skin tone. While the stretch marks won’t disappear, they will be markedly less obvious. The process used is a form of permanent cosmetics (medical tattooing for stretch marks) and is referred to as:
- Brazilian stretch mark tattooing
- Scar tattooing
- Corrective pigment camouflage (CPC)
- Corrective camouflage
- Skin re-pigmentation
- Scar camouflage
- Skin camouflage
- Camouflage tattooing
- Skin colour tattooing
What Are the Benefits of Brazilian Stretch Mark Tattooing?
There are several other treatments for covering stretch marks, but Brazilian stretch mark camouflage has so many benefits for users.
- When performed by a certified technician, it is completely safe and effective.
- Compared with surgical treatment options, stretch mark tattooing is a cost-effective alternative.
- It’s a very quick treatment, with some clients only needing one session.
- Because this is a permanent procedure, the results last for years.
- If you have some raised area on the stretch marks, the camouflage technique can be used alongside microneedling to address the texture and colour.
Frequently Asked Questions
The colour of ink mixed is specific to each client and helps to blend the stretch mark/scar colour to the same shade as the surrounding skin.
A special blend of permanent ink matched to your skin colour/tone is tattooed to the dermal layer of the skin.
All kinds of stretch marks & scarring can be treated. Darker scars can be lightened, lighter scars can be darkened. A very popular treatment now is the disguising of stretch marks using tattoo camouflage. Both men and women can suffer from stretch marks from weight gain/loss and many women have stretch marks post-pregnancy. Permanent stretch marks & scar camouflage can really help bring back someone’s confidence and it is such a rewarding treatment to perform. The procedure can also be used to treat vitiligo sufferers.
Anything between 1-4 sessions to achieve desired results. An approximate healing period of 6-10 weeks is neededbetween each session.
Each session achieves up to 25% improvement in colour and texture.
Most clients achieve up to 80% improvement.
Costs vary dependant on size of area(s) and how many sessions of possible medical needling are needed to prep the areas prior to the pigmentation. Please send photo of all areas to be treated and I can give you an approximate price via phone consultation. A face to face consultation with a colour patch test is recommended.
Yes – using this specialised Brazilian Stretch Mark and Scar Camouflage tattoo ink, technicians are able to effectively tattoo your unique skin tone onto the scar. This non-surgical medical procedure will deposit the ink, which mimics your natural skin colour, into the scar tissue. Because skin isn’t one solid colour, the technician uses an advanced technique to mix and match the skin tones throughout.