Dark and puffy undereye and stretch marks are two of the many changes that happen to a person’s body due to aging, lifestyle, among others.
There are a couple of solutions to address these oft-unwanted changes, the most current one is tattoo treatment.
Internationally trained Bianca Festejo brings the camouflage tattoo treatment, first introduced in South America and Europe, to the Philippines.
Festejo was trained by three of Brazil’s most-renowned creators of camouflage treatment and has successfully mastered her craft on stretch mark and scar camouflage from Paris recently.
How does the treatment work? The secret lies in the aesthetician’s precise and well-trained hands using flesh-toned ink to cover up both eye bags and stretch marks.
Eye bags appear as a person ages and tissues around the eyes get weak. The fat that helps support the eyes can then move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy.
The non-surgical treatment targets the outer layer of the epidermis, using traditional indelible or semi-permanent ink that’s free of parabens, fragrances, alcohol or allergens, and other harsh ingredients that could potentially damage the skin in the long run. Festejo assures that it’s safe
“Aside from hiding the dark and puffy undereye, the eye bag tattoo concealer treatment can further help fade the dark pockets below the eyes, creating the illusion of rejuvenation,” she says.
Camouflage, Festejo says, is the only scar revision protocol that provides long-lasting and visible results in as little as two weeks after undergoing one to three sessions. It uses custom color for each skin tone.
Festejo invested her time in developing a distinctive guide for pigment formulation that allows her to create a unique tone based on the patient’s complexion.
“Stretch marks or striae appear when the skin is stretched or pulled by rapid growth. This is usually caused by hormonal changes like puberty, pregnancy, menopausal hormone therapy, and even body-building. There have been a lot of remedies offered long before to get rid of stretch marks, including laser treatments and other topical agents, but they seemed aren’t enough to provide a permanent solution,” she shares.
At Bianca Festejo clinic, settings like needle depth, speed, and pigment release are adjusted accordingly for specific client, hence patients can look forward to a high success rate of 80 percent stretch mark visibility reduction with natural-looking cover-up.
Anyone with small or medium stretch marks that look white and contrasts with their skin color noticeably highly qualifies for the camouflage procedure.
However, Festejo clarifies, it is not recommended for stretch marks that have a lot of depth, with visible hyperpigmentation or if the client has a skin condition. Additionally, if the patient just gave birth and breastfeeding, she should wait for two years to avail the procedure.
Bianca Festejo’s camouflage tattoo treatment starts at P13,000. Call 0917-847-3531, go to @biancafestejohub on Instagram and Bianca Festejo Hair and Skin on Facebook, or www.biancafestejo.com to know more.
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