All About Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage

Brazilian stretch mark camouflage is an effective procedure for concealing stretch marks, scar tissue, and skin discoloration. Learn all about it below!

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Stretch marks are totally normal and most of us have them. Yet we try so hard to get rid of them!

How do we go about this and make our stretch marks less visible? A Brazilian tattoo artist developed an effective solution for permanent stretch mark concealing and called it Brazilian stretch mark camouflage, although it works for some other skin imperfections, too.

Read this guide to find out what Brazilian stretch mark camouflage is, how it’s done and how you can benefit from this procedure.

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What Is Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage?

Brazilian stretch mark camouflage is a technique developed by Rodolpho Torres of São Paulo, a Brazilian tattooist and permanent makeup artist.

This technique implies using flesh-colored tattoo ink to conceal stretch marks as well as dark under-eye circles, scars, and skin depigmentation.

The results of Brazilian stretch mark camouflage are long-lasting, however, in order for the procedure to be successful, the color of the ink has to be matched flawlessly.

So it is crucial that your skin isn’t tanned at the time of treatment so you don’t end up with a mismatch, and your treated scar or stretch mark will look darker than the surrounding skin.

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What’s the Brazilian Camouflage Tattoo Process Like?

The Brazilian stretch mark camouflage procedure starts off with a consultation with your chosen artist. During the consultation, the artist will assess your skin and do a patch test if necessary, to rule out any possibility of an allergic reaction.

They will then mix a custom ink shade that will blend your stretch marks with your skin tone. Keep in mind that if the shade is not well-matched, you risk making your stretch marks even more visible.

This is one of the reasons why we recommend choosing an experienced artist for this procedure.

With a specialized cosmetic tattoo machine, your artist will then inject the ink into the stretch marks.

How long the procedure will take depends on the size of the treated area, but in general, it could last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

After the procedure, your stretch marks will seem like they’re mismatched with the surrounding skin and there will probably be some slight redness. But rest assured, Brazilian stretch mark camouflage before and after healing looks dramatically different, just give it some time.

What’s the Brazilian Camouflage Tattoo Process Like?
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What Are the Benefits of Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage?

Brazilian stretch mark tattoo is a safe and effective treatment for camouflaging scars and skin depigmentation, in addition to disguising stretch marks. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable benefits of Brazilian stretch mark camouflage:

  • It’s a permanent procedure with long-lasting results.
  • There’s little to no downtime. Most clients can resume work the same day, or even fly home after their session.
  • Compared with surgical treatment options, stretch mark tattooing is a cost-effective and non-invasive alternative.
  • Touch-ups aren’t necessary. Some clients only need one tattoo session to enjoy maximum results.

What Are the Benefits of Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage
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How Long Will the Results Last?

Brazilian stretch mark camouflage uses tattoo inks. This means that the results could last indefinitely with proper aftercare.

But just like any traditional tattoo, your Brazilian camouflage tattoo will fade over time and require a touch-up 5 to 6 years after the initial procedure to stay fresh.

Remember, stretch marks and scars are harder to penetrate with needles and don’t retain pigment as well as uncompromised skin. In addition, as we age, all tattoos transition and change on our skin because there is less elasticity and melanin production.

All this can affect your Brazilian stretch mark camouflage tattoo, so keep that in mind.

Brazilian Camouflage Tattoo Healing and Aftercare

One of the most important steps to Brazilian stretch mark camouflage is following the correct aftercare routine. If you do not follow the proper aftercare routine guidelines, you can cause complications during the healing process, like infection or hyperpigmentation. You also risk poor retention.

Just like with any other tattoo, it is important to keep sun exposure to a minimum once your scar or stretch mark has been camouflaged. Let’s take a look at the proper aftercare timeline for Brazilian stretch mark camouflage:

First 72 Hours After the Procedure

Apply cold compresses to the treated area using a gel pack cooled in the refrigerator. Between 6 to 9 compresses a day of 10 minutes each should calm down redness and inflammation.

The compresses are also super important in order to avoid hyperchromia – darkening of the skin.

First 2 Weeks After Treatment

After the first 72 hours have passed, you can stop the cold compresses and start applying a dermal restoration ointment or moisturizer recommended by your artist.

The healing process will begin with scabbing and itchiness, but it is important not to scratch or pick at scabs to prevent patchy healed results. You should also avoid swimming, excessive sweating, and sun exposure during this period.

60 Days After Treatment

Your Brazilian camouflage will take an average 60 to 120 days to heal fully.
During this time, you should avoid sun exposure and moisturize the treated area as recommended by your artist.

Brazilian Camouflage Tattoo Healing and Aftercare
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Who’s a Good Candidate for Brazilian Scar Camouflage?

Brazilian scar camouflage tattoo is a treatment that can conceal the loss of pigment in the skin, but unfortunately, can’t really disguise texture. Here’s a quick look at which types of stretch marks and scars are a good candidate for Brazilian stretch mark camouflage:

Healed Scars and Stretch Marks

Only completely healed stretch marks that are no longer pink or changing in color are suitable for Brazilian camouflage. Your stretch marks or scars should be at least 9 to 12 months old with stable color before booking the appointment.

Smooth, Relatively Flat Stretch Marks

Brazilian camouflage tattooing can’t disguise or correct extreme changes in skin texture. If your stretch marks or scars are bumpy or raised, the procedure may not be effective.

Stretch Marks and Scars Without Dark Edges

Dark edges around your scar or stretch marks indicate post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by the initial trauma or surgery. It is possible that the Brazilian camouflage tattooing treatment may increase hyperpigmentation and create a wider, darker border.

Who Shouldn’t Get Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage?

People with the following skin conditions are advised against getting Brazilian stretch mark camouflage:

  • Port Wine Stain birthmarks (PWS)
  • Spider veins
  • Age Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Unstable Vitiligo (not in remission)

These conditions can be improved with non-tattoo medical treatments such as lasers, sclerotherapy, or chemical peels. Please consult a physician regarding the best course of treatment for these conditions.

The list may not be final.

How Much Does Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage Cost?

The cost of a Brazilian camouflage tattoo depends on the general surface area that needs to be treated.

On average, prices vary from as little as $250 for small areas (like small scars) and $1500 per section for more extensive areas (stretch marks that spread from the thigh area and cover the whole buttock).

How Much Does Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage Cost?
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Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage – Main Takeaways

Brazilian stretch mark camouflage can be a life-changing procedure for women dealing with pregnancy-related stretch marks or anyone with stretch marks caused by weight gain and growth spurs.

It is a relatively safe, non-invasive procedure that aims to conceal stretch marks and scars by blending them with the surrounding skin using permanent tattoo ink.

The results are generally long-lasting and there are no complicated aftercare routines involved which makes this procedure perfect for anyone looking for a confidence boost.

Learn more about stretch mark camouflage treatments here.

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