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A Short Guide to Medical Tattooing for Stretch Marks

Do you know your stretch marks can be fixed with the help of medical tattooing? As you can tell from the name, this is a technique that’s medical approved. Not only is the method approved but also the many components of it are medically approved, such as the needles and pigments.

Here is a short guide to help you understand what medical tattooing for stretch marks really means.

What Is It?

It is the use of medically approved tattooing techniques for camouflaging skin defects, marks, discoloration. A medical tattooing artist will use relatively smaller needles to puncture the area and draw a tattoo using pigments that match your skin tone. They then fill the stretch marks with this pigment so they blend with the tone of the skin around them.

How Long Does It Take?

Depending on the size of the area that you have stretch marks on, it can take no more than 3 hours for a session to complete. If the area isn’t big, you could be out and about within 30 minutes. In many cases, you will need to visit the technician 2 or 3 times before the tattoo is finalized.

How Long Do the Results Last?

One of the things that make medical tattooing for stretch marks so amazing is that it lasts forever. Yes, it might get a bit light and faded with time, but you will be asked by your technician to keep coming back for touchups after certain intervals. These intervals are long so you don’t have to keep frequenting the clinic.

What’s the Procedure Like?

The procedure quite similar to how a regular tattoo is drawn on your body. However, the needles used for medical tattoos are smaller and less painful. The ink is medically approved i.e. it’s actually pigment in most cases.