GET READY TO MICRO THOSE MARKS
Microneedling has made headlines for its ability to change the way your skin looks forever.
Because of its ability to reduce the look of scars, it can be used on different areas of the body–not just the face.
We’re talking chest, thighs, belly, breasts, and hips. ALL the places where stretch marks like to rudely show up.
A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.
Not everyone develops these narrow bands on their skin. Fluctuating hormone levels seem to play a role. You may also have a higher risk if people in your family get stretch marks. Since they are scars, they do not go away on their own. While they may fade over time, getting rid of stretch marks requires undergoing treatment.
Microneedling utilizes the body’s natural healing process to help rejuvenate and improve the skin. When the micro-injuries to the skin occur it initiates the promotion of collagen and elastin in your body. The skin regeneration process can encourage new skin growth in areas with stretch marks, improving the tone and texture of skin and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Anytime the word “needling” is used it may seem daunting. However in reality the process is quick, simple, and relatively painless – with some patients even claiming that the treatment actually felt more like a facial massage.
Treatment series will be individualized and vary person to person. We have personally seen success after just one treatment, and others needing more than ten.
Even though stretch marks can not be completely removed without surgical intervention, microneedling will improve their color and texture. Basically, they will become less visible.
This procedure is more effective than stretch mark removal products. The number of treatments depends on the area you are having treated.
Advantages of Microneedling for Stretch Marks:
This treatment is safer than other forms of skin treatment. Risk of injury is minimal, as since we know exactly where to concentrate the microneedling pen.
There is minimal pain, and the redness of the skin heals within a few days.
Microneedling is the least expensiveof all stretch mark removal treatments, including surgical intervention or laser skin resurfacing.