Stretch marks are a common and, typically, inevitable skin condition that can affect even the healthiest and most fit. However, thanks to the process of microneedling, you don’t have to keep them. Here’s more info about stretch marks, and how microneedling can help with stretch mark removal.
What Is a Stretch Mark, Exactly?
Stretch marks occur any time the skin experiences stretching due to rapid growth, such as during pregnancy. However, there are also many other ways that they can form. In fact, they can begin to form as early as puberty when the body is undergoing many changes.
When skin is stretched past its point of elasticity, the collagen production of the skin is interrupted. It is this interruption that results in stretch marks. In addition to physical causes, stretch marks can also be formed when the body produces an excess of cortisone.
How Does Microneedling Work for Stretch Mark Removal?
Microneedling is a process in which hundreds of needles are rolled across the skin and puncture the top layer or epidermis. The point of this is to trigger the body’s natural healing process and, ultimately, to start the regeneration of the skin. When the skin is wounded, white blood cells rush to the area to heal it. As well, new collagen and elastin production is triggered. When this occurs, the skin renews itself.
As well, the process creates micro-channels in the skin that serve to increase collagen and elastin production significantly, but which also enhances your skin’s absorption ability. As such, during the procedure, skin serums and other products are often applied to the area.
Microneedling and Its Effect on Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are definitely noticeable; they are often a different color than the rest of the skin, can be raised, and may feel harder than other areas. When stretch marks undergo the microneedling process, their raised and tougher texture is softened and any difference in pigmentation is reduced or eliminated.
Safe Process, Natural Results
Unlike some other skin treatments, microneedling uses your own body’s process of healing for stretch mark reduction. This procedure is a safe one, but it does require some special care following each treatment to prevent irritation and infection. It is also considered to be a fairly non-aggressive treatment for the skin.
Skin Regeneration Takes Time
The microneedling process requires several treatments in order for you to achieve results. You will require treatments over a three- to six-month period. As time passes, you will notice gradual changes for the better in the look of your stretch marks.
Professional Microneedling for Stretch Marks
Now that you know how to remove stretch marks, contacting microneedling experts is your next step. Spark Laser Center specialists are licensed, certified, and experienced. All of our high-quality treatments benefit every skin type, and we always aim to exceed your expectations. If you’re ready to wage war on your stretch marks with the battle scar therapy that microneedling provides, contact us today: (212) 245-0940.