Is Microneedling Best for Stretch Marks?
Without a doubt, stretch marks can be a stubborn problem. So can Microneedling get rid of stretch marks? Our short answer is yes! It’s one of the best options to fade or reduce unsightly red or white lines on the body. But to find out whether it’s right for you, let’s drill down further:
What are Stretch Marks?
Before we get to the superior skin-repairing ability of Microneedling, let’s talk about what stretch marks are. Essentially, the stretch mark (also known as striae) is a type of scar. When the skin expands rapidly, the supportive web of collagen and elastin weakens and ruptures. As a result, the skin fails to heal properly and becomes permanently streaked. If you think about what happens when a balloon is blown up either too quickly or too much, you get the picture.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Here are the most common reasons that the skin stretches beyond its capacity:
- Weight gain
- Puberty or growth spurts (70% of adolescent girls develop stretch marks, 40% of adolescent boys)
- Hormonal shifts (increased cortisone levels can also weak elastin fibers and connective tissue)
- Weightlifting or weight training
- Genetic predisposition
- As a natural part of aging
Red vs. White Stretch Marks: What Does the Color Mean?
When stretchmarks first appear on the skin, they are usually pink, dark red or purple lines that can be slightly raised and itchy. As they mature, they typically recess and fade in color, either to silver, grey or white.
The color of a stretch mark is an important indicator for determining the effectiveness of Microneedling. In a nutshell, newly formed stretch marks are still in the process of healing. Thus, they are easier to reduce or diminish.
How Does Microneedling Work?
During treatment, a Microneedling device holds a network of super fine needles. As it passes over the skin, the microneedles make controlled injury at customizable depths. This sparks the body’s healing response. As a result, collagen and elastin are boosted and cellular turnover is prompted. Over time, healthy tissue replaces scar tissue — with the goal of achieving a smoother and more even surface.
Which Microneedling Serum is Best for Stretch Marks?
In addition to the micro-injury at the surface of the skin, the microneedling pen deposits healing serum underneath the skin. As a result, it boosts the body’s rejuvenating processes. Choices depend on your individual beauty goals and include:
MICRONEEDLING WITH HYALURONIC ACID (HA)
Replenishes levels of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) to increase cellular turnover and boost blood circulation.
MICRONEEDLING WITH MESO ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS
Vitamins B, C and E protect the cells from free-radicals and environmental, oxidative stress.
MICRONEEDLING WITH PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)
Promotes collagen and stem cell production, increases cellular turnover, as well as encourages blood circulation to the skin.
Does Microneedling Work on the Body?
Microneedling is great for diminishing and reducing stretch marks on any area of the body. Typically, they are found on:
- Thigh area / Inner Thighs
- Butt / Buttocks
- Stomach / Belly / Love Handles
- Arms / Inner Arm / Armpit Area
- Lower Back
Is Permanent Stretch Mark Removal Possible?
In general, Microneedling is a top treatment for improving skin texture and diminishing all kinds of damage to the skin. However, it’s important to note that stretch marks (and scarring in general) are a lasting textural change to the skin. So microneedling can work effectively to lighten and smooth their appearance.
How Many Sessions to Get Rid of Stretch Marks? What’s the Microneedling Stretch Mark Cost?
Our treatment recommendations always depend on the condition of your skin to begin with, as well as your personal beauty goals. We recommend coming in to speak with us to determine the Microneedling price for you.
What’s the Best Microneedling Near Me? Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC?
Smooth Synergy Med Spa has been in business since 2002 in New York City. This experience gives us a distinct advantage in determining how to care for your skin. For more information about whether Microneedling for Stretch Marks, it’s best to come in for a complimentary consultation. An Expert in Beauty will evaluate your skin, answer all your questions and review our comprehensive menu of choices. Call us at 212-397-0111 to learn more.