STRECH MARKS CAMOUFLAGE FAQS
CAN STRECH MARKS CAMOUFLAGE, REMOVE MY STRETCH MARKS?
To this day, there is nothing available on the market that can completely remove stretch marks, unless in some case when the skin can be stretch in the case of an abdominal, some or all stretch marks can be removed. stretch marks camouflage, can address 2 aspect of the stretch marks the color and the texture, making them less visible.
CAN I GET THE TREATMENT WHILE PREGNANT OR BREAST-FEEDING?
My highest priority is the safety of you and your baby, unfortunately, I'm unable to treat you, while pregnant or breastfeeding. I look forward to treating you once you are no longer breastfeeding.
IS THE TREATMENT SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES?
Generally, yes! However, there are a small number of people who the treatment would not be suitable for. Your Stretch Marks and scars need to be at least two years old, lighter than your skin tone and completely healed. Booking a virtual consultation can help determine if you’re a candidate for this procedure and is required for all clients.
CAN I GET STRETCHMARKS CAMOUFLAGE IF I HAVE A SUN TAN?
custom color blend, match the stretch marks with the color of your natural skin color. It’s best to wait until your tan has faded, so that the stretch marks custom blend perfectly with your natural tone ones the tan as faded. Matching stretch marks to a sun tanned skin will have the client look like a tiger once the tan as faded, and the skin lighten to it’s normal lighter skin tone. Please schedule your session accordingly 6 weeks post sun exposure.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I GET A TAN:
If only I was given a dollar each time I am asked this question ( few times each day) ... When you tan, untreated scar or stretch marks, are more visible as the contrast between the tan skin and the white stretch marks increases. When you tan after having had the Stretch mark camouflage the contrast his diminished, and the stretch marks less visible. If you over tan more then 6 shade, stretch marks may become slightly more visible, but will get back as soon as the tan starts fading.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS?
There’s little to no downtime. Most Clients can resume work the same day, or even fly home after their session. It’s normal to experience redness and swelling immediately after the procedure for 1-3 days. For the first 3 days, you’ll be given strict instructions on how to minimize inflammation, speed up the wound healing phase, and how to “ice” the area and keep it clean. Over the next few weeks, the redness will dissipate and go through a variety of shades (from dark to light) until your skin heals. We’ll be in contact with you every step of the way.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM MY PROCEDURE?
They are many variables, like age, skin texture, stretch marks depth and type, general health, overtones, sun exposure, etc. and so it’s impossible to give an exact number of days it will take you to heal. On average, it takes 45-60 days, if you have a dark skin tone ad dry skin it might take up to 8 weeks During your consultation, we can discuss and assess your skin’s estimated timeline and variables.
STRETCH MARK CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO VS. LASER TREATMENTS?
While Laser Treatments do work on stretch marks by damaging the skin’s outer layer and forcing it to heal itself, they do not put color back into the skin. So almost all clients who get Laser Treatments for their stretch marks still have noticeable stretch marks. In fact, many of our clients have had many Laser Treatment procedures prior to walking into our studio. Another huge difference is the cost of that treatments. Laser Treatments could run $1,000 to $3,000 per session, and can easily end up costing the client over $10,000 overall.
WILL IT HURT? DO YOU NUMB YOUR CLIENTS?
The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo is a penetrative skin procedure so a small amount of discomfort will be experienced. Usually on a scale 1-10 (10 being most painful), the average consensus is a 6 or 7. We do not numb our clients to avoid any interference to the purity and insertion of pigment into the scar. In addition, your pain receptors will be heightened if you’re on your monthly cycle, and so we suggest you book your session/touch ups accordingly.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS OF THE PROCEDURE LAST?
The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo is a penetrative skin treatment that’s only been around for 6-7 years. According to our industry, it’ll last 5 years, or more provided that the correct after-care procedures are adhered to. You may or may not need a touch up after 5-6 years. Remember, a stretch mark is a scar and so the skin is trickier to penetrate. In addition, as we age, all tattoos transition and change on our skin because there’s less elasticity and melanin production. This can effect your stretch mark camouflage tattoo, as well.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROCEDURE?
The total cost of the procedure varies greatly per technician and is dependent on the location and severity of the stretch marks or scar requiring treatment. Studio Conceal charges anywhere between $500-$2,000/ per area. We require an initial consultation (in-person or virtual) free of charge with zero pressure, during which the final cost can be determined by a formal quote.