Although they are not a health concern, the appearance of stretch marks are definitely an unwelcome sight for many people. These unwanted skin changes appear as lines and bands with different colors than the surrounding skin. Stretch marks can also be raised above the surface of the surrounding skin.
Stretch marks are often caused by pregnancy when the abdomen must expand to accommodate the developing baby. This causes skin to stretch to an unnatural shape, and the stress results in improper healing of the skin in this area. Stretch marks can also be caused by extreme fluctuations in weight.
Microneedling For Stretch Marks
Many patients have seen great improvements in their stretch marks using the microneedling procedure. This treatment utilizes the known fact that creating microchannels in the skin result in cell turnover and skin rejuvenation. The technique has actually been used for hundreds of years, but has recently been refined to allow for the treatment of problems like stretch marks and other common skin conditions.
The Microneedling Treatment Process
Our specialist begins your microneedling treatment with the application of a gel to numb the treatment area. He or she will then pass the handheld device over the surface of your skin repeatedly to form tiny punctures in it. Even though these microscopic injuries are invisible to the naked eye, they are enough to trigger a healing cascade that results in skin rejuvenation.
In addition to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks, microneedling is a treatment that helps with many other skin conditions. Patients have seen dramatic improvements in the appearance of scars due to acne, injury, or surgery. Others have enjoyed significant improvement in the reduction of common signs of aging like lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
Depending upon the prominence of their stretch marks, many patients choose to undergo several microneedling treatments to take advantage of the cumulative results that the procedure offers. You will typically see gradual improvement in your stretch marks when you schedule multiple treatments.
One key thing to remember is that you will need to wait several weeks between each microneedling for stretch marks treatment session. This gives your skin adequate time to heal completely without rushing the process.
Microneedling is powerful enough in its own right, but it also works extremely well when you combine it with certain other skin care treatments like topicals. If you normally enjoy the application of creams, lotions, gels, or serums, combining them with a microneedling for stretch marks treatment can offer incredible results.
If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin, microneedling for stretch marks may be the answer. Contact us today at Skindulgenz to schedule your consultation in Scottsdale.