Stretch marks are a fact of life for some of us. We usually respond by covering them up, with clothing or makeup, and pretending that they’re just not there. But as we look to the warmer months ahead, it’s time to get rid of those marks once and for all so we can break free and enjoy our time in the sun! Fortunately, there are effective treatments to help rid you of stretch marks, and at Weston HCG Center, we’re here to help.
We all know about stretch marks caused by pregnancy. But they can also happen during puberty with rapid growth spurts, after losing weight quickly, or even for athletes when they quickly gain significant muscle. Stretch marks develop when skin stretches and shrinks quickly, rupturing the collagen and elastin supports in the skin and leaving the scars behind.
Microneedling is an effective treatment that uses your skin’s natural healing process to eliminate scars. Tiny, microscopic needles make tiny holes that stimulate the healing response immediately. Your skin responds by producing collagen and elastin, filling in the gaps that caused the scarring.
Another plus is that the treatment allows serums and other skin treatments to penetrate deeply into the skin and work more efficiently. Your esthetician will assess your individual needs and choose the best serums to achieve the results you want, like vitamin C and other antioxidants, stem cells, and lightening serums.
Results can vary, but most people see a significant reduction in the appearance of stretch marks. Treatment plans also vary for each individual, but normally four to six treatments will help eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. It takes about one to four weeks for the healing process to take place. As your skin heals, more collagen and elastin are built up and your skin looks smoother and smoother. All skin tones and types can benefit from microneedling. Results are permanent, although your skin can still make new scars from similar causes.
There’s little discomfort with microneedling, but if you have deeper scars, a topical anesthetic will be used to minimize discomfort. While there may be some redness or swelling that are part of the healing process, you can return to most activities right away. Your esthetician will give you the right skin products to address this quickly. We recommend that you avoid the sun for a week or two and use only recommended, mild products.
Ready to make those stretch marks a thing of the past? Make an appointment today at Weston HCG Center. Our professional estheticians will assess your individual needs and create a treatment plan to minimize the appearance of your stretch mark scars. You can find us at 1654 Tower Center Circle in Weston, Florida, call 954.888.9889, or book your Weston HCG consultation appointment online.