STRETCH MARK, BURNS & SCAR CAMOUFLAGE
Paramedical micropigmentation tattooing can be used on a wide range of skin conditions, from people who suffer from vitiligo (autoimmune disorder), self-harming, white patches, burns, skin grafts, stretch marks, radiation markers, birthmarks and white scarring from medical and cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tucks, facelifts and breast surgery.
Scars can be different from normal skin in terms of texture, contour and colour. Fresh scars are often pink but mature scars can be darker (hyperpigmented) or lighter (hypopigmented) compared to the surrounding skin. These differences in colour can be hidden, or improved, with scar camouflaging tattooing.
Flesh colour pigments are implanted into the skin to restore the loss of skin pigment, this requires advanced knowledge and training, it is a specialist treatment.
Dry Needling will cause the body to produce more collagen, which helps with scars that are dipped into the skin, pushing them to the surface ready for camouflage tattooing. Fine needles, puncture the skin, producing new collagen and elastin. Improving skin texture and reducing scars.
Skin camouflaging is not suitable for all scars and is not recommended for clients who are prone to keloid scarring or have red/dark scars, which are darker than their own skin tone.
Camouflaging any kind of scar is a process and NOT a one-time fix, you will need multiple sessions, patience and time to build the colour correctly. We can not give a rough estimate as to how many sessions will be needed, as the number of sessions will depend on your own skin and the size of the area. Every client is different, so cost and healing will be different, depending on how your skin reacts to the treatment.
In some cases the skin does not retain the implanted pigment very well, pigment retention can be influenced by unhealthy, damaged skin, so it is important for us to manage your expectations.
Scar camouflaging tattooing will not restore the skin back to how it was before, it will help to disguise the colour differences and appear less noticeable. There are quite a lot of factors that play are part in scar camouflaging, such as tanning, how old the scar is and blood flow. You should be aware that the skin underneath the tattoo will not tan, whereas the surrounding skin will, hence why we prefer to undertake this treatment during colder months, it is much better to have the colour match lighter to your natural skin tone than darker to a tan that will fade and leave the area darker than the surrounding skin as your tan wears off.
Stretch marks are a source of annoyance for people of all ages and particularly for women who have given birth. Whilst Stretch Marks tend to fade gradually over time, this treatment will conceal them.
We have had some very good results with scar camouflaging, pigment is deposited in the upper layer of the skin, and the results are natural-looking skin colour that closely blends in with your own skin tone. We do not use a numbing cream, as this blanches the areas that we are working in and will make your normal skin turn white, not allowing us to see the area that needs treating. It is a relatively painless procedure and lasts between 2-3 years and longer.
What causes the skin to age?Sooner or later, the years catch up with us. As we grow older the Dermal layer of the skin becomes thinner, less collagen is produced and the elastin fibres, which provide elasticity wear out. Over time, Sebaceous glands get bigger, whilst producing less sebum (the oily matter that lubricates the skin) and so the number of sweat glands get smaller, causing skin dryness. These changes in the scaffolding of the skin, cause it to loose laxity, texture and get saggy and wrinkly. We also become more susceptiable to hyper-pigmentation, discolouration and photo damage, expecially from exposure to the sun's radiation and smoking among other factors. Our ultimate goal, of our Fibroblast treatment is to help dramatically repair, all of these effects for a more youthful appearance.
Why Fibroblast/Plasma Treatment?The name comes from one of the most important cells in this treatment, which are the fibroblasts. These are the most common cells in the connective tissues. Most importantly, they synthesize the extracellular matrix and connective tissue fibres (including the cruical collagen and elastin). As you may guess, the rejuvenation process begins with the manipulation of these cell's activities. The fibroblast treatment works by rejuvenating skin around the face and neck. This includes lower and upper eyelid tightening, neck tightening, facelift, lip wrinkles, smile lines, stretch marks and others.
How does the treatment work??We target fibroblast cells, to create very precise heat induced trauma, shortly after these injuries occur, inflammation starts and blood flow to the region, which increases as the skin repairs itself. This process activates and stimulates the fibroblast cells, to lay down new collagen cells. The fibroblast cells leave behind new collagen and elastin cells as they spread inwards towards the trauma. For weeks after the trauma, the fibroblast cells will continue to produce new collagen. Tiny plasma flashes are discharged from the tip of the handpiece. This creates a dot upon contact with the skin. There are no cuts, blood or damage to the skin. These tiny plasma flashes cause "crusts" to form on the skin, giving the distinctive dotting effect. These on average are gone between 5-7 days. The skin is numbed before each treatment. It takes around 30 mins to complete, depending on the area, you are left with slight redness around the eyes and slight swelling occuring within 1-3 days. After 7 days, the marks disappear and the redness will have gone by 3 weeks
What are the advantages of this treatment over cosmetic surgery?Here are some of the benefits that come with this treatment: - No scapels and No cutting. - No stiches required. - Very low risk treatment. - Minimal side effects and very short downtime. - Quick and easy treatment with rapid recovery. - No thinning of the skin. - Significant cost savings compared to alternatives. - Lon lasting results 2-3 Years.
What areas are best for this treatment?Skin tightening using the fibroblast treatment, can work wonders around the eyes and all over the face and neck. If you are concerned about how your eyelids have started to droop or looking for a treatment for the bags under your eyes, the fibroblast treatment is a great alternative to cosmetic surgery. It can also be used on stretch marks. If you have concerns about the best treatment for wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, then this treatment is a great and longer lasting alternative to Botox and Fillers. You may have some acne scars or saggy facial skin, that needs tightening, then this is the treatment for you.
Is the treatment safe and does it hurt?Local anesthetic is applied prior to the treatment, to minimise any discomfort and the treatment is then virtually painless. The treatment may feel hot in places and there may be a tingling or burning sensation after
Are there any side effects from the treatment?Straight after your treatment, the area may be red. 1-2 days after your treatment, swelling may occur. After roughly 5-7 days, somtimes longer as everyones skin is different, the scabs that have formed will disappear. The new skin that appears may be slightly pink for up to 4 weeks while the healing process takes place.
How many treatments will be needed?This varies from each client depending on whst you are hoping to achieve.
What results can i expect after the treatment?Final results after depend on severity of skin laxity, the desired result, the general condition of the skin and pre exisiting skin and medical conditions. Reductions in skin folds and creases appear immediately.