Although stretch marks are a typical, yet annoying part of life, most people wish that they could make them permanently disappear. There is an entire industry built around creams, lotions, and even surgery to help conceal these imperfections, but a Brazilian tattoo artist developed a much simpler, more effective solution that Alicia Shapira has learned and now offers here at her studio New Image Beauty Bar in Coral Springs, Florida!
Rodolpho Torres, of São Paulo, uses flesh colored ink to hide stretch marks as well as circles under the eye. Anvisa (National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance) has approved his ink, and he personalizes each mixture 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.
Now, this technique has officially made its way to the United States, where Alicia Shapira has learned and practiced to provide you with the stretch mark tattoo camouflage treatment, without having to travel to Brazil!
“This is a phenomenal procedure everyone can appreciate and love- and now it’s practically in your own back yard of South Florida!” says Alicia. “I just ordered all of my ink to be delivered soon, and I am beginning to accept appointments for this treatment, so hurry and call because people would be crazy not to take advantage of this”.
The technique is a closely guarded secret, and there is only a handful of artists who can perform this technique, Alicia is proud to be one of them.
Skin or scar camouflage is tattooing of the skin with different colors of flesh tone pigments. It’s purpose is to disguise a scar or skin area that is missing pigment or color. It is a specialized area of permanent cosmetics that falls under the category of Medical or Paramedical Tattooing. This process is also called Corrective Pigment Camouflage (CPC), Corrective Camouflage, Skin Re-Pigmentation, Scar Camouflage, Skin Camouflage, Camouflage Tattooing, and Skin Color Tattooing. The science behind pigments and the physiology of human skin and tissue must be understood by the specialist performing these procedures. These procedures require advanced knowledge, training, skills, and experience in permanent cosmetics as well as an artistic eye for color and skin tones. (Note* Multiple sessions are required)
You might be a candidate if you meet the criteria below. Your scar should be:
- Healed and no longer pink or changing color: Your scar should be at least 9 to 12 months old with stable color. If it is red or pink or still changing color, the tissue may still be healing. A reputable, experienced medical tattooist will not work prematurely on scar tissue because it may cause further damage to the skin. (Note: If you were under a physician’s care for the condition, ask him/her if you may undergo skin color tattooing before contacting New Image Beauty Bar)
- Smooth and relatively flat: Camouflage tattooing cannot disguise or correct extreme changes in skin texture. If your scar or skin area is bumpy or raised, the process may not be effective. (Note: If you have any skin surface irregularity, please consult with a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon first to see if any type of medical treatments can first improve the skin texture.)
- Without dark edges: Dark edges or borders around a scar indicate Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIHP) from the initial trauma or surgery. It is possible that the camouflage tattooing process may increase the hyper-pigmentation and create a wider, darker border. (Note: The risk of this happening is usually greater with darker skin tones.)
- NOT one of the following: Port Wine birthmarks; spider veins; freckles; age spots; under eye circles; hyper-pigmentation; or unstable Vitiligo (not in remission). These can be improved with non-tattoo medical treatments such as lasers, sclerotherapy, or chemical peels. Please consult with a physician regarding the best course of treatment for these conditions
For appointments to book your stretch mark camouflage tattoo treatment, or for more information regarding pricing, please call or text 954-774-5087.