Stretch Marks Treatments
There are plenty of treatments on the market today that claim to treat stretch marks, but few of these are effective. However, microneedling is a new med spa procedure that can heal your stretch marks, eliminating visible stretch marks by up to 100%!
Microneedling is a procedure that uses a special device to create tiny holes called micro-channels into the outer layers of the skin, prompting the body to turn on its natural healing processes. This starts by stimulating new elastin and collagen fiber production to fill in the gaps that cause uneven areas on the skin’s surface, like stretch marks. These uneven surface areas gradually fill in, leaving your skin thicker, tighter, and with restored elasticity. This process can take as little as a week, with more dramatic results visible in a month or less.
How does it work?
Your skin reacts immediately to the micro-channels produced by microneedling, beginning the process of building more collagen and elastin right away. Although they’re not visible, your skin reacts to the micro-channels as damage, so your natural healing processes begin right away and these channels close quickly.
Depending on the depth of the scar treated, you’ll experience only mild redness or slight pinpoint bleeding, which stops almost immediately.
What are the other benefits of microneedling?
In addition to scar treatment, the natural skin rejuvenating effects of microneedling provide other benefits, including better product absorption. Gels, creams, and serums absorb more effectively after a microneedling treatment, giving you better results from these skin nourishing products. At Weston HCG Center, we’ll customize your treatment to include other products that treat your skin, including:
- Hyaluronic serums
- Lightening or bleaching serums
- Stem cells to increase production of new young cells
- Vitamin C for strengthening and for an antioxidant boost
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much of an improvement can I expect?
No treatment can eliminate every scar, but microneedling will significantly diminish the appearance of most stretch marks, including white, red, and purple colored stretch marks. Microneedling works well on many types of scars, including stretch marks.
How many treatments will in need?
This varies according to your individual needs, because some stretch marks are deeper and require more treatments than others. In most cases, we recommend four to six treatments for optimal results.
How long does it take to see results?
You’ll see results within a week of the first treatment as your skin produced more collagen and elastin to fill in the uneven areas. Because this is a natural healing process, you may continue to see improvements for up to one year.
Are the Results Permanent?
Yes, the results should last a lifetime if you continue to care for your skin by moisturizing and wearing sunblock on the treated areas. However, your skin might still make new stretch marks over your lifetime.
I’ve had my stretch marks for more than two decades. Can they still be treated?
Yes, our specialized, proprietary formulas of microneedling with PRP or vitamins stimulates collagen and elastin production, even in areas with older scars. New tissue is created through the process, evening out the surface skin in these areas.
Is microneedling appropriate for my darker skin?
Microneedling treatments are effective and safe for all skin types and skin tones. In fact, if you have darker skin, you have a lower probability of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Does microneedling treatment hurt?
For most people, there is little discomfort in a microneedling procedure, especially since we provide a topical anesthetic for treatments involving deeper scars and longer needles. Most people report feeling just a slight tickling sensation with their microneedling procedures.
Is there any downtime after microneedling?
There is little downtime, if any, with Weston HCG Center’s microneedling treatments. In most cases, you can return to your regular activities after your treatment session, although you may have some redness, like a sunburn, or mild swelling in the treated areas. This usually resolves in a few days, and your med spa technician will provide a special serum that you can use in the first few days to minimize these effects.
On the third day after treatment, you can expect to resume your regular skincare regimen, although you should continue to be gentle with your skin in the treated area and avoid sunlight. Your med spa technician will provide any additional aftercare instructions following your treatment.
To see if microneedling is the right treatment for your stretch mark scars, request your free consultation by completing the form below or click here to schedule an appointment.