Stretch marks are a common problem that affects many women around the world, and a small number of men as well. Although they are harmless and often fade as time passes, they can become a cosmetic concern for some women, who then look for ways to remove them. Micro-needling is one of the most innovative treatments used to fade stretch marks.
Stretch Marks and Micro-needling
Stretch marks are streaks or lines that appear on the skin usually on the thighs, buttocks, and breasts. Micro needling is a breakthrough treatment that can fade stretch marks, and it is also effective against wrinkles, acne scars, and fine lines.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a device that contains clusters of very fine needles. It is a safe procedure that can be performed on all skin types and colors, to rejuvenate the skin.
How Micro-needling works
At the start of the procedure, topical anesthetic cream is applied to keep patients comfortable. The micro-needling device is then used to deliver tiny pricks that puncture the dermal layer of the skin, where stretch marks are located. The needling action helps to stimulate collagen, which is an important protein that holds the skin tissues together, and keeps it strong and resistant.
It generally takes multiple treatments to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. As the skin begins to repair itself, new collagen builds up beneath the surface, causing it to gradually become smoother and plumper. The collagen fills in the stretch marks from the bottom-up, making them less visible.
What to expect
After treatment there will be minimal swelling, but this should diminish within 5 to 7 days.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how to fade stretch marks, contact Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. You can call 770-649-0094 to book an appointment with Dr. Linda Kelley.