Inkless Stretch Mark Revision (ISR)
What is Inkless Stretch Mark Revision (ISR)?
IRS is inkless tattoo treatment for stretch marks and scars with a vitamin serum prior to and perhaps instead of camouflage tattooing. This method aims to flatten and smooth the stretch marks and scars to make them less noticeable.
It works by creating small wounds in the skin that results in the customized serum to be absorbed into the skin allowing an improved absorption rate above topical applications.
As with needling, this method stimulated the natural healing response helping boost the production of collagen and elastin.
This treatment can improve the texture, depth and color 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 color contrast.
Works on old stretch marks.
Please read the following contraindications for this procedure and when it is NOT advised:
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, and feeling tightness is normal.
Avoid all things hot: saunas, hot tub, sweating, etc.
You can shower 12 hours after the procedure; please use an antiseptic soap.
Apply after care 2-4 times daily or as required to keep the 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 possibly a small amount of scabbing (DO NOT PICK).
Apply aftercare 4 times a day. Picking may cause undesirable and untreatable results.
It is NORMAL for treatment area to darken during the healing process. DO NOT PANIC.
DO NOT tan the area until it is fully healed.
How long does the treatment take?
The Length of the treatment depends on the size of the area. A small area can take up to 1 hour and a larger area up to 3.
How quickly will you see results?
30 to 90 days depending on how long your body takes to heal from your initial treatment.
You often see as much as 30% 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 6 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 3 months 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.
BREAST / CHEST
UPPER BACK / LOWER BACK
INNER THIGHS / OUTTER THIGHS
BACK OF CALVES / KNEES
What is considered an area?