Inkless Stretch Mark Revision (ISR)
WHAT IS ISR?
An inkless tattooing treatment that smooths stretch marks. It aims to shrink and flatten stretch marks to make them less noticeable.
It works by creating small wounds in the skin that results in a channel for the customized serum to be absorbed into the skin allowing an improved absorption rate above topical applications alone.
As with needling, this method stimulates natural healing response and a serum is introduced to further enhance the body's production response. Each stretch mark is treated individually, helping boost the production of collagen and elastin.
This treatment can improve the texture, depth and colour contrast of stretch marks helping them blend in more with the surrounding skin.
Suitable for all skin types except clients prone to hyperpigmentation (patch test may be required).
Improves texture and depth.
Improves colour contrast.
Works on old stretch marks.
Please read the following contraindications for this procedure and when it is NOT advised:
Pink (new) Stretch Marks
(Stretch marks have to be white or transparent color to proceed with this treatment).
Pregnant or Nursing.
Issues with keloids or scarring.
Use of accutane and/or retinol (in the past 6 months).
Must be 18 years old or older
WHAT TO AVOID PRIOR TO ISR:
Aspirin or ibuprofen 24-48 prior to your appointment.
Alcohol, caffeine, blood thinners for 24 hours before your appointment.
Fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (natural blood thinners).
WHAT TO AVOID AFTER ISR:
DAY 1 TO 4
Do not take Advil after the procedure (next 24 hours).
Redness, swelling, tightness, feeling of being sunburnt is a normal reaction.
Avoid all things hot: saunas, hot tub, sweating, etc.
You can shower 12 hours after procedure.
Apply after care 2 times daily or as required to
keep area hydrated.
Avoid wearing tight clothing for the next 2 to 3 days.
Avoid perfume and deodorant near or in the treated area.
DAY 3 TO 7
Area will become dry, flaky and possible a small amount of scabbing (DO NOT PICK).
Apply aftercare 2 times a day.
DO NOT tan the area until it is fully healed (about 30 days). Wear sunscreen when treated areas are exposed to the sun.
How long does the procedure take?
The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area to be treated. On average, a small area around 1 hour and a bigger area up to 3.
How quickly will I see the results after a treatment?
30 to 90 days after your initial treatment.
You often see as much as 60 to 70% improvement after the first session.
2 TO 4 SESSIONS
May vary based on your expectations and healing results.
On average range of treatments is somewhere between
1 to 4.
Using proper aftercare will make a big difference in your results.
A need to exceed more than 4 sessions is a great indicator that the body's response is not meeting the desired results and perhaps ink camouflage.
Stretch marks will never completely go away but ISR will greatly improve them.
For best results please make sure you are at a stable weight and the stretch marks are at least 1 years old.
SPACING OUT TREATMENTS
Following the treatment the redness in the treated stretch marks will subside (approximately 4 to 6 weeks) and you will be ready for another treatment.