Coming up with an answer for patients with scars and stretch marks is where it all started. Stretch marks (striae) are the result of sudden or drastic stretching of the skin as a possible consequence of hormonal changes like: puberty, pregnancy, menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), bodybuilding, among others; the fast expansion of the tissue leads to the tearing of the dermis which ultimately results in the formation of scar tissue. Stretch marks have been studied over the years and we know that they develop as a repair mechanism to address the damaged tissue. Initially, stretch marks start as a reddish/purple, itchy and even sometimes painful lesion. Over time, they tend to lose pigmentation (due to the tissue inability to function properly) and they turn into hypo-pigmented lesions known as “striae alba”. The use of topical agents, natural remedies and exfoliating treatments have been tested over the years and have not shown significant evidence to be effective in any way. Certain laser resurfacing frequencies, along with mechanical induction treatments like micro-needling has also been clinically studied and have been shown to provide improvement but not a significant enough reduction or even represent a permanent solution.
“Camouflage” is the only scar revision protocol that provides permanent, long-lasting, visible results in as little as 2 weeks after only 1-3 sessions; no downtime and minimal to no discomfort are to be expected. Makeover Aesthetics being the biggest provider of this procedure in the U.S has invested time and research in developing a distinctive guide for pigment formulation that allows us to create a unique tone based on the patient’s complexion. The pigment is loaded into a precise “electronic infusing device” that allows the clinician to adjust settings like needle depth, speed and pigment release. This pigment is then deposited into the epidermis and dermis to successfully correct the desired lesion. Unlike traditional indelible or semi-permanent ink, our unique pigment formulation is free of any parabens, fragrances, alcohol or allergens; all of the factors mentioned above being harsh ingredients that could potentially damage the skin over time. Stretch marks do not pose any health risks but are an understandable daily struggle for women who have undergone the changes mentioned prior, and who are wanting to accept and celebrate their bodies.
To learn more about stretch marks:
What is stretch marks and and when to do Stretch Camouflage
It is the tear that occurs in the skin by breaking down collagen fibers.
Why is it happening?
In skins with genetic tendency, dryness, lack of hydration and moisturization.
How can we avoid stretch marks?
We must take care of our diet, water intake, certain foods with natural fats such as avocado, nuts, almonds, orange, mandarins and antioxidants with vitamin e to maintain elasticity in our skin.
What treatments are available for stretch marks?
There are many types of treatments in aesthetic medicine that can help improve texture and healing when they are new which are so-called red stretch marks. Treatments such as dermapen, laser, and stretch ria creams. In general it can regenerate the skin a little and improve the texture, but it does not improve the color. These treatments are available in www.makeoveraesthetics.com
Is the stretch area colored?
The stretch marks are transparent in color but look white on colored skins.
Is there a solution?
The stretch shake has no cure in general because you can’t recover the skin after it breaks it’s practically a scar. The only solution for stretch marks is stretch marks camouflage.
What is stretch marks camouflage?
Stretch marks camouflage is a totally innovative technique that promises the solution to stretch marks. It is a custom color for each type of skin tonality that covers the stretch marks permanently.
Anyone with small or medium striations that look white and notice the contrast with their skin color qualifies for the procedure.
Stretch marks with a lot of depth and people suffering from hyperpigmentation or skin conditions does not qualify. A consultation is needed to evaluate your stretch marks. This query can be online or face-to-face.
How many sessions do you need?
Stretch marks can be done with just one session, although in some cases it may need a touch-up. The procedure can last from 45 minutes onwards, depending on the size of the area you want to work on.
After the procedure, healing care such as any tattooing or micropigmentation procedure should be met.
They should avoid contact with water and sweat, especially the first few days, keep the area moisturized with a special, organic healing and apply 2 to 3 times a day.
The results may be seen after the healing process that can take approximately 4 to 5 weeks, although some skin may take longer.
It does not require rest time, the person can return to their activities immediately, even depends on the type of skin they can get to see their results immediately
It depends on the sensitivity of each particular person’s skin. A percentage of 70 claims not to feel pain.
Stretch marks vs tattoo and micropigmentation
Stretch marks camouflage is a procedure that has a different technique than a tattoo or micropigmentation.
The tattoo would mark the skin and not look natural.
Micropigmentation has plant pigments that are lost or changed in color.
Stretch marks camouflage in turn is a safe procedure that defies the concentration of ingredients to achieve a natural and safe result.
Does the sun affect stretch marks camouflage?
Going back to the theory, the stretch is like a scar, it does not contain blood flow, therefore it is not affected to ultraviolet rays. A person with sunbathing stretch marks tans the skin but does not tan the stretch marks, so the color does not change and stays the same, although in some cases if you tan a lot the skin you can notice again the stretch marks.
It is important to respect a prudent time after treatment for sunbathing and thus not cause damage to healing.
Does stretch marks camouflage work for red and dark stretch marks?
Stretch marks camouflage only works on white stretch marks, for red stretch marks another treatment is needed for scarring and collagen recovery. These treatments can be found in www.makeoveraesthetics.com
Although we recommend to all those with red stretch marks use the formula HYDRO INTENSE BY MAKEOVER SKINCARE to obtain incredible results in the disappearance of red stretch marks and skin recovery.
Scar camouflage involves placing a custom color to improve imperfections and disguise their appearance.
Anyone with white scars can have the procedure. Red or dark scars should be subjected to other treatments.
Scar clearing TECHNICAL
The scar rinsing technique is a technique that involves makeover aesthetics that consists of mixing different vitamins and trace elements to regenerate the skin and control the altered melanocytes that caused hyperpigmentation in the area after the Scar.
In this way with at least 6 sessions we can get results of more than a 50 of rinsing in these scars. The procedure lasts 45 minutes and is done once a week.
What treatments can improve scarring?
Treatments of microneedles, induction of lightening and collagen regenerators, microdermabrasion with vitamins and carboxytherapy.
These treatments are available in www.makeoveraesthetics.com
The scar camouflage will not remove the scar but will visually improve its appearance permanently.
You must have the same healing care as stretch marks camouflage.