Having any obvious areas of pigment loss can make you feel self conscious. You don't have to! I can help.
Sometimes we lose our skins pigment. Color can be replaced via tattooing in many instances. Scars and stretch marks work the best.. Color can be added to areas that are completely de-pigmented such as from tattoo laser removal too. Sometimes even vitiligo, although that doesn't always work.
Any de-pigmented skin has more trouble holding color due to the absence of melanin. Normally that helps the color "stick". When there is nothing there to bind to, the color can come back out. Often tattooing the area twice, or micro-needling it once or twice will help it stay. Creating texture in the skin, giving the pigment something to bind to. Sessions must be a minimum of 30 days a part.
If your scaring is large, or your stretch marks are deep. A few sessions of micro-needling, spaced 30 days apart, may be done to break it down and flatten it out. This works amazingly well in just a few visits.
In order for scars or stretch marks to to be colored, they need to be lighter in color to the surrounding area. (Hypo-pigmented)
If the area has become darker (hyper-pigmented) that can be harder or sometimes impossible to correct.
Often micro-needling can be used to prep the area for color.
Micro- needling works best for caucasian skin. Unfortunately, some ethnic skin & some just, ethnic backgrounds can hyperpigment more with needling or even coloring a scar or stretch mark. It can be used successfully to break down scar tissue on ethnic skin & even keloid areas. But,one has to decide if it does darken, will that be better than a big scar?
A test spot can be done for anyone on any area for a small fee if you are concerned in the least of how your skin may react, please schedule that with me.
If you are torn with doing micro needling or adding color. Please set up a consultation so I can advise. For stretch marks, I really think adding color is the fastest path to camouflage. The color sort of acts as a micro-needling over a few times.
For scars, most cases, it is works well to micro needle it first, let that heal 30 days. Then either micro or then add color.
Micro-needling scars or stretch marks is $150 per hour with a 1 hour minimum. Roughly a 6x6" space
Coloring in stretch marks or scars is $150 an hour, with a $150 minimum.
Additional visits - pricing remains the same.
Touch ups on cosmetic work are a predicted need.