SCARS and STRETCH MARKS
Scar Stretch Mark & Vitiligo Camouflauge Tattoo:
New Treatments from $1,900 / 3 hours
Yearly Touch-Up $650 / hour
It's a fact that the skin undergoes many changes and even trauma. There are many causes for the changes in our skin including:
Recreational or occupational injury
Rapid weight gain in our body e.g. child bearing, sudden muscle growth, or fat storage
Surgery (Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Implants etc.)
While some people love owning their look and may even show it off, some find that their stretch marks, scars, and pigmentation changes are distracting, and get in the way of feeling confident.
Everyone deals with this in their own way. If you've tried, and you're ready to move on and find a long-lasting solution then camouflage tattoo just might be for you.
WHAT IS CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO?
Scar, stretch mark or Vitiligo camouflage tattoo uses a specialized technique that is nearly identical to traditional tattoo methods. Both the pigments and needle depth are very similar to common tattoo processes. The difference between camouflage and traditional tattoo is that traditional tattoo aims to create designs that stand out and contrast next to the skin whereas camouflage tattoo aims to mask areas of the skin that stand out.
Camouflage Tattoo is a form of “paramedical tattoo” and it is an increasingly popular alternative to surgical and invasive medical procedures.
In 2 to 3 hours and approximately 2 to 3 separate sessions, an electric machine with a fine precision needle is used for the procedure. After carefully mixing a selection of custom formulated pigments mixed specifically to match your skin small dots are rapidly deposited into the dermis. The result: an incredibly natural, and realistic continuation of your beautiful skin, masking unwanted scars, stretch marks, or Vitiligo.
WHAT MAKES TATTOO PERMANENT?
Tattoos are permanent because of our body’s immune system. When pigment (foreign material) is introduced into or below the dermis it triggers an immune system response. Whenever the needle penetrates the skin it causes tiny wounds that result in our body producing an inflammatory response and a signal to start repair. White blood cells (“macrophages”) rush to the site and attempt to consume the invading material and clean up the inflammation. The macrophages “gobble” up the pigment and carry it back to the lymph nodes through the lymphatic system. While some macrophages make it many are left behind. With the lagging white blood cells stuck with bellies full of dye they clump together. With no way to dispose of the pigment the dyes inside of them remain visible through the skin. These visible pigments are what make tattoos permanent.
WHO IS CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO FOR?
Camouflaging for scars and stretch marks is perfect for anyone wanting to head to the beach, the pool or gym without being occupied with your perfect imperfections.
If you have Vitiligo, scars, or stretch marks that are white and have healed for at least 2 years, then you are a candidate for camouflage tattoo.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROPIGMENTATION AND CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO?
The pigments used in camouflage tattoo are different from those used in micropigmentation. The pigments used in camouflage tattoo are insoluble, unlike those that are used in the micropigmentation that are, with time, absorbed by the body.
The technique used in camouflage involves introducing pigment into the dermis with the aid of needles, pigments that are retained in the cells of the skin.
By contrast, in micropigmentation, the pigments are deposited in the epidermis. The epidermis undergoes constant cellular renewal which causes the pigment to disappear over time.
Camouflage tattoo is therefore understood to be more permanent than micropigmentation.
IS CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO PERMANENT?
Because pigments used in camouflage tattoo are non soluble, and because they are embedded into the dermis, they last much longer and should expected as permanent.
The pigments used in camouflage tattoo are also less sensitive to sun exposure and they should not change.
WHAT IS CAMOUFLAGE TATTOO AN ALTERNATE TO?
For those who have considered surgery, skin grafting, or laser work you may have been shocked at the price and the time commitment involved to complete all of the sessions necessary to resolve your concerns. As well, many of these treatment types are expensive and often require extensive travel for preliminary and follow-up consultations.
Camouflage Tattoo is a great alternative to surgery and laser treatments due to its lower price point and more immediate results.
Ivonne Sanchez has been trained by Fernanda Jaffre of Studio Magic Ink, located in Brazil. Fernanda was a student and protege to Rodolpho Torres who is renowned for his Brazilian camouflage tattoo techniques.