Can Micro-needling Help Treat Stretch Marks?

Posted in: Microneedling Skin Therapy- Nov 19, 2014 Comments Off on Can Micro-needling Help Treat Stretch Marks?
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Micro-needling skin therapy has quickly become a force in the cosmetic skincare world. This skin renewal technique is very beneficial in treating wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and even stretch marks. Let’s find out how micro-needling uses the body’s natural healing ability to help treat stretch marks. The needling procedure may stimulate collagen production by creating microinjuries. The channels that are created allow active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and growth factors to be delivered more deeply to the skin.

How Micro-needling with the Rejuvapen can treat stretch marks

Micro-needling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, in which a micro-roller or pen fitted with tiny needles, makes microscopic perforations in the skin.  As the needles stamp the skin they penetrate the dermal layer, and this action encourages the body to repair itself.

Stretch marks or striae are streaks in the skin, which are usually the result of the excess stretching of the skin due to pregnancy, or significant weight changes. These streaks form in the dermis where the micro-roller can penetrate, and stimulate collagen production. This helps with skin renewal, and also induces skin tightening.

The new collagen that forms makes the skin smoother, and also fills in stretch marks, so that they are less noticeable. It typically takes about 6-8 treatments to achieve the required fading of the stretch marks, especially when the marks are old and deep. It is best to use growth factors along with the Rejuvapen procedure.

Active ingredients are delivered to the skin via the micro channels created by the micro roller. The superficial punctures assist with the absorption of the ingredients that can enhance the effects of micro-needling.

Although the procedure is not painful, numbing cream is applied at the start of treatment. Rejuvapen Micro-needling therapy  sessions typically take about 30 minutes with 30 minute of numbing prior to the procedure. Because stretch marks are scars, you must have some patience and plan on multiple sessions typically spaced 1 month apart.

If you have questions about how Rejuvapen micro-needling may help treat stretch marks, then contact Dr. Linda Kelley of Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. Just fill out the form in the right sidebar or call us at (770) 649-0094.

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