Minimize the Appearance of Scars and Stretch Marks: Effective Treatment Options
Your confidence can take a hit if you live with scars, birthmarks, stretch marks, or other skin irregularities that make you feel uncomfortable. And if the marks on your skin are the product of surgery or a traumatic experience, simply looking in the mirror can trigger painful memories and a cascade of emotions.
At Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America, we deeply understand how impactful skin irregularities can be. That’s why we offer a range of medical treatments designed to camouflage those marks and restore your confidence.
Let us explain a few treatment options for minimizing the appearance of undesirable skin marks to help you make the best decision for your unique needs.
Medical Tattoos for Scar & Stretch Mark Camouflage
Scar camouflage and stretch mark camouflage can both be achieved with medical tattooing. This form of tattooing is highly precise, and unlike a standard, artistic tattoo, the medical variety uses a different type of application needle and pigment.
Medical tattooing is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed anywhere on the body to reduce the appearance of a variety of skin irregularities, including:
Scars from traumatic incidents, such as injuries or auto accidents
Scars caused by breast augmentation, reduction, or reconstruction
Scars caused by any type of cosmetic procedure
Cleft palate or lip scars
Stretch mark scars
During a medical tattoo session, a highly trained technician uses micropigmentation to tattoo tiny dots of pigment into the upper layers of the skin. The technician carefully matches the tattoo pigment to the color of the individual’s skin to ensure the tattoo successfully camouflages marks by mimicking the appearance of normal, healthy skin.
With a medical tattoo, you’ll see immediate results after the procedure is complete. And like a traditional tattoo, the healing process typically takes around two to three weeks.
Because any tattoo pigment can fade over time, additional sessions may be required to maintain a complete camouflage effect.
SkinPen Microneedling to Soften the Appearance of Skin Irregularities
Microneedling, also called scar relaxation, is a medical procedure that involves creating microscopic, controlled injuries in the upper layer of the skin. Unlike medical tattooing, SkinPen microneedling does not deposit any pigment into the skin; rather, it encourages damaged skin to regenerate naturally, improving its appearance.
Though microneedling does not provide a pigmented camouflage, it is also a highly effective treatment for minimizing the appearance of scarring and other skin irregularities.
Collagen induction therapy – the medical term for microneedling – is well known to be effective in stimulating the creation of new collagen, the skin’s primary structural protein. It also encourages the formation of new capillaries, which bring an influx of nutrient-rich blood to the treatment area to enhance the healing process further.
For most people, microneedling improves the tone, texture, and overall appearance of scars, stretch marks, and other skin irregularities. Since treatment results are cumulative, multiple treatments over a period of several months are typically required.
Please keep in mind that every scar and skin irregularity is unique and long-lasting. It may not be possible to eliminate the appearance of skin marks completely, but with the right camouflage solutions, you can absolutely enjoy healthier-looking skin and improved confidence!
There are a couple of other options if you want to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. One good choice is a chemical peel. This is a simple, relaxing treatment that treats the skin on the surface level.
So it’s less invasive. However, chemical peels aren’t going to get rid of deeper scars or stretch marks, but they may reduce how obvious they look.
Do At-Home Remedies Work for Scars & Stretch Marks?
Many people have questions about removing scars and stretch marks on their own. You may have heard some ideas or tales about removing scars and skin imperfections at home or using DIY methods. Perhaps you’ve heard that baby oil will work. Or maybe you’ve heard of more traditional methods. Remember that, for the most part, these at-home remedies are unlikely to work, especially for deep scars and stretch marks.
However, it does benefit your skin to keep it moisturized, healthy, and clean. If you have questions about keeping your skin hydrated, contact Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America for advice.
Your Twin Cities Source for Stretch Mark & Scar Camouflage
If you struggle with undesirable skin irregularities, let our team at Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America help. We specialize in scar camouflage, stretch mark camouflage, and various other treatments designed to help you look and feel your best.
To learn more about our services or request a free consultation, please call our office today at 612-770-0000 or contact us online.