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Dry Tattooing Stretch Mark Treatment

Naturally restore the colour of stretch marks, without using skin coloured camouflage pigments.  Also helps reduce the shine, width and depth of stretch marks.  Dry tattooing is advanced micro needling, helping to grow new skin and melanin, our skins natural pigment

Graphic images on this page, viewer discretion is advised. Some of the following images are immediately after treatment. The area will be red and swollen as blood has been brought into the area, how much varies by person and area treated. Effective numbing creams are used

Scar & Stretch Mark Treatments in Brighton & Manchester

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Improving Stretch Marks

Are you looking to reduce the appearance and feel of stretch marks ?  I offer a treatment called Dry Tattooing, also known as MCA Micro Needling.  I sometimes combine this treatment with a Derma Roller, particularly on loose skin or on areas lacking sufficient elasticity

  • No tattoo pigment is used
  • Suitable for all skin colours
  • RégimA Scar Repair supplied as aftercare
  • Effective numbing cream used
  • Honest advice given.  Initial consultation by phone

Achievable results:

  • Sunken stretch marks begin to fill
  • Stretch marks with a blurred edge begin to blur into the surrounding skin
  • Stretch marks with a sharp edge are unlikely to blur
  • Loose wide stretch marks will fill and firm, in effect firming the area
  • White shiny stretch marks begin to normalise in colour
  • For those who tan easily, the stretch marks can also tan
  • Pink stretch marks begin to normalise in colour

How quickly you go through the process of improvement depends on how quickly your body produces collagen in reaction to the treatment.  Results are boosted by committing to use the RégimA Scar Repair as prescribed

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Treatment Prices

I use my hand size to calculate prices (my hand’s not small!), and using this simple method you can work out your own price

Area size of 1 hand – £200
Each extra hand size – £100

Plus essential aftercare.  Price per session, 20% discount for pre-paid course of 3 (see below for details)

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Booking length: Each hand size area of stretch marks takes approximately 30 minutes to dry tattoo i.e an area of 3 hands takes about 1.5 hours plus numbing cream time and consultation.  Multiple areas can be treated in one session

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Paying Per Session

Pre-Paid Course of 3

1

£200 

£480

2

£300

£720

3

£400

£960

4

£500

£1200

5

£600

£1440

6

£700

£1680

7

£800

£1920

8

£900

£2160

Maximum 8 hands in first session


Please Note:

The photos and text on this website show my understanding of the treatments, my ability and the results achieved for my clients

The only person offering a comparable service with comparable results will be someone trained by me

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If you visit someone else offering any type of skin needling to improve scars or stretch marks, check their understanding and ability to carry out treatments so your expectation for results can be achieved


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You’re welcome to make contact using Whatsapp, for messaging and sending photos.  Beautiful Ink is a private company with me your only technician, so your photos will remain private.  My number is 07530 978856, I’m there as Beautiful Ink – Lisa


Preventing & Treating Fresh Stretch Marks

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For medium and wide stretch marks, the best results will be whilst they are still fresh.  I stock RégimA Scar Repair (cream and serum), it can be used during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks, and will mature fresh stretch marks, healing the area and making the marks less pink or red. I am able to Dry Tattoo stretch marks once they have had 3 months of healing

I also offer RégimA Peel & Heal treatments to heal and reduce fresh (pink, red or purple) stretch marks

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Mature Stretch Marks

I am able to dry tattoo stretch marks after 3 months of healing, there is no upper age limit to stretch marks that can be improved.  Waking up 2 year old stretch marks is the same as waking up 20 year old stretch marks, tho the condition of the surrounding skin does need to be accounted for – see ‘Skin Elasticity’ below


Skin Elasticity

Good skin elasticity is very important to how well stretch marks respond to treatment.  If skin lacks elasticity or is loose through pregnancy, gravity or age, like on breasts or the stomach, whilst the stretch marks will firm up, the rest of the skin will still be loose, meaning the marks less likely to blur away

If skin lacks elasticity a combined Derma Roller and Dry Tattooing treatment would be recommended for the best results.  Each stretch mark would be dry tattooed, and the whole area then derma rollered.  This combined treatment gives damaged and loose skin the intensity of collagen induction (skin needling) needed to respond


Skin Colour

Dry Tattooing works for all skin colours and is very successful on darker skins, especially when helping to normalise dark or light coloured scars and stretch marks

Clients with skin prone to pigmentation must purchase Laser Azu-Repair as an additional aftercare product.  15ml costs £22.95, 100ml £64.95.  This product helps prevent post treatment pigmentation and is a useful first aid product for burns and grazes

Dry Tattooing can be carried out all year round, and gentle sun exposure (including sun bed) helps boost results


Tattooing (body art) over stretch marks

Most tattooists recommend you don’t tattoo over stretch marks.  This is because when a stretch mark is tattooed it swells, making clean pigment implantation pretty difficult, if not impossible.  During the first dry tattooing session stretch marks will indeed swell up, however on the second session they swell less, and the third session hardly swell at all.  This is because normal skin has grown within the stretch marks, making them now more suitable to tattoo


Dry Tattooing V Laser & Carboxy Treatment

These stretch mark treatments all work on the principle of causing new collagen which will help thicken the stretched and possibly thin skin so as to help it blur into normal skin

Laser and Carboxy will firm and smooth, but there will be no return of melanin pigmentation to the area.  This is because new collagen is only formed in the deeper layers of skin.

Dry Tattooing causes new collagen from the surface to the deep layers,  so new melanin cells are also formed, meaning the return of natural pigmentation to the stretch marks.   Clients can easy (mistakenly) think their stretch marks have disappeared after only a few sessions because the pigment has is returning and the skin looks so much better.  The darker the natural colour of skin, the sooner this is visible.  I say mistakenly because new collagen takes longer to develop than new melanin


Before & After Stretch Mark Treatment

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Stretch Mark Reduction (before)Before – Stretch mark reduction for fine silvery stretch marks.  Duplicate area on other side.  Total area size 3 hands.  £400 per session dry tattooing, plus £100 derma roller (one-off price).  £960 for a course of 3.  Each session about 2 hours

Stretch Mark Reduction (after)After – Stretch mark reduction for fine silvery stretch marks. Duplicate area on other side.  Total area size 3 hands.  £400 per session dry tattooing, plus £100 derma roller (one-off price).  £960 for a course of 3.  Each session about 2 hours

Pain factor, ticklish in places and bottom twitched in some areas.  No real pain experienced

Stretch Mark Dry Tattooing before & afterBefore and after fine silvery stretch mark treatment using Dry Tattooing and Derma Roller.  Results are after one visit, second treatment carried out

Normal pigmentation has almost completely returned to the treated areas. Dry tattooing uses no pigment, this happens naturally in most cases.

Immediately after doing the second treatment my client was surprised I’d still found stretch marks, in the mirror she could not see them.  With colour returning the marks had become less visible, tho were still there as they wouldn’t disappear in one session. Results are very individual


Number of sessions needed and how long in between sessions

Expect to need 3 sessions to give the best result.  I give a 20% discount for a pre-paid course of 3 sessions, or you can pay each session without the discount (prices below photos)

I’ve found the best results are achieved when the second session is taken 4 to 6 weeks after the first, and the last session taken 6 to 8 weeks later.  This is gentle and controlled stimulation, allowing healing and collagen growth before stimulating again.  Leaving too long between sessions allows the skin to fully settle before being stimulated again

After 3 sessions, allow the area to fully settle and develop for a period of 6 months before considering more treatments.  Results will be developing for up to a year !

Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments


Stretch marks on top of bust area
Fine silvery stretch marks on top of bust area. Treatment area size 1 hand, £200 per session or £480 for course of 3.  Derma roller not needed
MCA for stretch marks
Immediately after first session fine silvery stretch marks on top of bust. Treatment area size 1 hand, £200 per session or £480 for course of 3.  Derma roller not needed

If you think the treated area looks sore: It’s worth remembering that stretch marks don’t have the same nerve endings and blood supply as normal skin, and as a result the treatment hurts less, during and after

Treatment for Breast Stretch MarksResult after one session !!   You’ll notice from the date on the photos my client didn’t return for more than a year.  After one session she thought the stretch marks had actually gone, but after putting on a little weight she saw a few were still there so returned for another session.  This result was possible because her breast skin was firm, so no need for the derma roller in addition to dry tattooing, and she used the aftercare creams as prescribed
Before - Stretch marks on top of breast
Before – Fine silvery stretch marks on top of breast
Immediately after dry tattooing
Immediately after treatment (her review is below). Treatment area size 1 hand. £200 per session dry tattooing, or £480 for a course of 3 sessions. Derma Roller not used. Pain factor, no pain felt at all
Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments
8 weeks of healing and collagen developing - after one visit
3 months after one visit. Client reported shine of the marks has gone, and colour is returning. You can return after 4 to 6 weeks to have further sessions. 3 sessions recommended, then leave the area to settle and develop
Stretch Mark Reduction - Before and After
Fine silvery stretch marks on breast.  Before and after one visit – 3 visits recommended for best results
My client above had slightly loose and fine breast skin, more sessions and more collagen growth was required for the best results. The use of a derma roller in addition to dry tattooing would be recommended and consistent use of the aftercare products

Client Review (scroll down for more)

“It was a rather pleasant surprise to finally have had a treatment that has shown me much better and faster results! The treatment was carried out with much care and I was at ease. I would go back for a follow up and highly recommend it.” Amrita, Hove

Three treatments are recommended, taken 4 to 6 weeks apart, then leave the area to settle and develop over the coming months

Stretch marks inner and out thigh. Course of 3 sessions £600 or £250 per session
Fine silvery stretch marks inner and out thigh. Treatment area size 4 hands, £500 per session dry tattooing, or course of 3 sessions £1200,  Derma Roller not used
First session of course of 3. Inner and outer thighs. £600 for course of 3 or £250 per session
First session of course of 3Fine silvery stretch marks on inner and outer thighs. Treatment area size 4 hands. £500 per session dry tattooing, or £1200 for course of 3 sessions.  Derma roller not used.  Pain factor minimal, bit nippy round back of leg
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You can clearly see on the above and below photos that the stretch marks immediately after treatment have changed from the first visit to the second visit.  This is because new skin has grown and the stretch marks have become finer.  It has to be said, these stretch marks were impossible to photograph due to the flash whitening them out
MCA for stretch marks
Last session of course of 3Fine silvery stretch marks on inner and outer thighs. You can see the skin is responding differently to dry tattooing as it’s developed over the weeks
Before & After Stretch Mark ReductionBefore treatmentFine silvery stretch marks on inner thigh. Treatment area size 4 hands, £500 per session dry tattooing, or course of 3 sessions £1200.  Derma roller not used
Before & After Stretch Mark ReductionAfter 3 sessions and 3 months of healingFine silvery stretch marks on inner thigh.   Stretch marks have tightened and the thin skin is filling up.  Area will still be developing over the coming months. 
My clients skin lacks elasticity so I have suggested collagen supplements, or in a few months to consider a Derma Roller treatment to induce more collagen to the surrounding skin
Although positive changes are seen after one treatment, full results take several months to develop, just like the stretch mark initially did
Stretch mark MCA Micro Needling
Beforemedium width stretch marks on back. Treatment area size 2 hands, £300 per session or £720 for course of 3.  Derma Roller not needed.
Stretch mark MCA Micro Needling
Immediately after first session medium width stretch marks on back – Treatment area size 2 hands, £300 per session or £720 for course of 3.  Derma Roller not needed. Pain factor, client felt it was fine
Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments
Stretch mark MCA Micro Needling
Beforemedium width stretch marks on tummy. Treatment area size 3 hands, £400 per session or £960 for course of 3.  Derma Roller not used
Stretch mark MCA Micro Needling
Immediately after first session medium width stretch marks on tummy – Treatment area size 3 hands, £400 per session or £960 for course of 3.  Derma Roller not used. Pain factor, bit ticklish in some areas otherwise felt fine
Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments
New stretch mark treatmentsBefore – medium width stretch marks on tummy.  Total area size 2 hands.  £300 per session dry tattooing, plus £100 derma roller (one-off price), or £720 for a course of 3
New stretch mark treatmentsImmediately after first session medium width stretch marks on tummy.  Total area size 2 hands.  £300 per session dry tattooing, plus £100 derma roller (one-off price).  £720 for a course of 3. 
Note on left hand side how derma roller redness already fading
Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments
Stretch mark MCA Micro Needling
Beforemedium width stretch marks on tummy. Treatment area size 1.5 hands, £250 per session or £600 for course of 3.  Derma roller not used
Stretch mark MCA Micro Needling
Immediately after first session medium width stretch marks on tummy – Treatment area size 1.5 hands, £250 per session or £600 for course of 3.  Derma roller not used.  Pain factor, client felt some discomfort, will leave numbing cream for longer next time
Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments
Get rid of stretch marks
Before Wide stretch marks on tummy. Treatment area size 4 hands. £500 per session or £1200 for a course of 3.  Derma Roller not used tho is recommended adding £100 to course price
Get rid of stretch marks
Immediately after first sessionWide stretch marks. Treatment area size 4 hands. £500 per session or £1200 for a course of 3.  Derma Roller not used tho is recommended adding £100 to course price. 
Effective numbing creams are used before and during treatments
Pain factor, my client felt more at the top by ribs, but not really pain, rest was completely fine. Afterwards are was also reported to feel fine, advised as large area to go have a nice lunch or something sweet
Stretch Mark Reduction
48 hours after treatment for wide stretch marks – My client reported area felt tender to touch the next day, 48 hours later “is all good”
Update: I’ve since spoken to this client and she’s been dieting, hoping to return for another visit when she’s lost weight.  I’ve advised treatments during weight loss, not after as I already can only help to tighten the skin

Client Reviews

Female 25-26 years old: Treatments for old stretch marks on inner thighs, bum, hips and top of the calves.  I have had 3 treatments

“My first encounter with Lisa was a phone call based on the pictures I had sent her. I have looked into several other types of treatments and walked away from them because I did not feel comfortable with the person carrying out the treatments. Lisa put me at ease over the phone.

My first face-to-face meeting with Lisa was good. She listened to my past experiences and how uncomfortable I felt. She made me relax and I did not feel uneasy or embarrassed in anyway. She was also happy to answer my long list of questions. We talked about me paying for three treatments this way and would see better results. Treatment started with us looking at my stretch marks and agreeing on how to treat the areas and talk about expectations. Lisa started by putting numbing cream on and then we talked aftercare etc. Then treatment started. It did not hurt at all, it tickled a bit in certain areas, but nothing that was unpleasant. Lisa was very aware of me during the treatment and my needs. She made sure I had eaten before I came. She gave me a snack during treatment and made me text her in the evening to make sure that I was still ok. Lisa texted me before my second treatment to follow up on how I was doing.

If I am being perfectly honest my results were not so visible after my first treatment. The areas my stretch marks were in had not reduced, but they were not quite as white in certain areas especially my bum. Lisa had told me I might not really see results until I had had all 3 treatments so I was excited for my second treatment.

Second treatment: The things that varied from my first treatment is that I was more ticklish. I had a few areas that were treated without numbing cream (I agreed to this). The reason for no numbing cream was so my finer lines would be visible so Lisa could treat them. Lisa was good at doing an area without numbing cream and then and area with numbing cream so it would not be too painful. When she did an area without numbing cream it felt like it was stinging sometimes but it did not constantly sting. Lisa listened to me and took breaks when I need and talked me through it: Breath and try to relax. She put her hand on my lower back and it made me relax immediately. She gave me praise when the treatment was done. We changed up my aftercare regimen so that is was more suited for my skin.

After my second treatment before my third is where I saw the greatest results in terms of improvement of my stretch marks: They had faded a lot in color and the areas where I had stretch marks the amount had reduced especially on my hips.

3 rd treatment: I had more areas that were treated without numbing cream. Everything I was really ticklish during this treatment more than in the past. Lisa gave me a great sheet of aftercare instructions and I wrote down the changes that we made, so I had no problems aftercare wise.

In general, after each treatment swelling and redness of the stretch marks subsided within a few days. I was able to live a normal life and go swimming etc. I did not do this until the redness and swelling as gone.

After my third treatment the stretch marks on my bum are a lot less visible. I have less stretch marks on my hips the area where they were has reduce and what is left is not too visible. The reason I write not too visible is because I has 3-4 deep big white one on each hip. They are still there but are less noticeable. I still have a lot on my inner thighs but these are also less visible. I am extremely pleased with my results. I never thought this was possible and that the results would stick. I used to feel embarrassed about my stretch marks especially since they are all over the lower part of my body. But seeing these results I feel more confident and I feel more at ease with my body.”

Review sent by email

Lisa is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I’ve had 3 microneedling treatments for old stretchmarks and whilst they haven’t been removed they are much smoother and less noticeable. Lisa is very honest and provides straightforward advice and opinion, and is keen to ensure that her clients expectations are realistic. She is keen to review on – going progress and is always happy to answer questions or provide advice over text, email or phone. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Tracy Merseyside.  Dry Tattooing for stretch marks (review left on Google)

“After the third and final course, the stretch marks are noticeably less visible and in some areas can hardly be seen at all so am very pleased with the results. I really liked Lisa’s straightforward and honest approach and that she showed a genuine interest in the results understanding that everyone’s skin (and therefore reactions to the treatment) can vary.”

Sandra R – Brighton.  Dry Tattoo and Derma Roller for stretch marks on top of breasts.  Treatment started 12th August 2014, review received 9th December 2014.   A satisfied client after 3 treatments

Lisa is very kind and informative. She makes you feel at ease right away. She is extremely professional. I have had dry tattooing done on some old stretch marks and it has really improved the appeareance of them. I live outside of the UK and evey time over has been worth it. I would recommend Lisa to others in terms of quality of care, quality of the results and affordability.

Maria H – Outside UK.  Dry Tattooing for stretch marks on various areas.  Review after two visits

More reviews can be found here


How Dry Tattooing works on stretch marks

Dry tattooing causes new collagen growth to this thin and stretched tissue, helping to create a firmer skin. After treating, stretched skin goes through a process of development over the months, starting with the shine going, your normal skin colour returning, the skin firming and the stretched skin starting to blur into normal tissue

How much the stretched skin will blur into normal tissue is very individual. It depends how wide or deep the marks were, how many treatments are had, and how long before you call a result. Treated skin will be developing for months, 3 to 6 months and up to a year. Think how stretch marks settle and change over the months and it has to be a similar length of time


How long will the area look treated ?

After the initial redness heals, there will remain a pink/brown healing colour for 3 to 4 weeks after treatment.  This is becasue the skin has been deeply grazed and new skin is developing and growing.  The healing process for each treatment is different and usually shorter because the skin is responding more like normal skin.  Going on holiday and gentle sun exposure is actually a good thing during the healing process

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