Stretch marks have traditionally been very challenging to treat, but innovations such as micro-needling can make them look a lot better. Micro-needling is a non-invasive treatment that works on different skin types, and is used to correct various skin imperfections. But how effective is micro-needling for stretch marks treatment? Let’s take a closer look at the technology.
How Micro-Needling Treats Stretch Marks
Micro needling involves the use of a small roller that is fitted with very fine needles. The device is rolled over the area where the stretch marks are, in order to stimulate the skin’s healing process. The needles pierce the skin and create hundreds of small microscopic channels.
In response to the piercing, the body produces more collagen, which is a component of the skin’s connective tissue that heals the skin over time. When new collagen forms, it heals up the tears or striae that cause stretch marks. The stamping action of the roller also induces cell regeneration, and facilitates the delivery and absorption of active ingredients that help to optimize the results.
After several micro-needling treatments the stretch marks fade significantly, and the skin is smoother. Micro-needling has been used to reduce stretch marks on the breast, thighs, and buttocks.
Micro-needling is not a painful procedure, but numbing cream is generally applied to reduce any discomfort. One session lasts for just a few minutes, but it will take several sessions in order to blend the stretch marks with the other areas of the skin.
If you would like to learn more about micro-needling for stretch marks, contact Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics to get more information on the treatment. We are located in Roswell, GA, but also serve the Atlanta metro area. Please call (770)649-0094 today, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Linda Kelley.