Microneedling for Stretch Marks Beverly Hills
When skin has been stretched beyond its capacity, stretch marks appear on its surface. These stretch marks are considered to be signs of obesity, as stretch marks generally occur in places where there are fat deposits and the skin has been unable to grow properly. Microneedling for stretch marks stimulates collagen production in the tissues. This makes it so the stretch marks can be healed by the body’s natural healing process.
How Skin Repairs Itself During Microneedling
Stretch marks can appear all over the body, in areas like the upper arms, thighs, waist, and even in the breast region. Stretch marks can be removed by stimulating the upper dermis region.
During microneedling for stretch marks, microneedle rollers create several minute punctures in the surface of the skin, which work as micro channels to produce collagen that enables healing within a short period of time. Even though this treatment causes pinpricks on the skin, it does not damage the skin’s surface and helps in easy absorption of topical creams for quick healing.
When the microneedling device is rolled over the stretch marks, it causes stimulation of collagen and elastin protein growth. Once the damaged area is healed, it is replaced with fresh new skin, which will be free of any blemishes.
The effects of the microneedling treatment on stretch marks can be seen within four to five treatment sessions. After the new skin slowly starts appearing, you can apply skin creams and lotions to the affected areas to hasten the healing process.
Deep stretch marks do not disappear with one treatment and will require a series of sessions spread out over six to eight weeks. The exact number required will be determined during your consultation.
Microneedling can also be combined with other treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion to create optimal results.
Potential Side Effects
Skin may appear reddish and irritated for some time after the microneedling for stretch marks treatment, lending it an appearance akin to that of a sunburn. These symptoms do not last long. Soon, the skin may appear dry and flaky. You have to be careful about maintaining hygiene and sterility during the process.
Instead of carrying out any microneedling procedure at home by purchase of a microneedle roller, it is best to visit our facility, where the procedure can be carried out by an expert.
Advantages of Microneedling for Stretch Marks
- This treatment is safer than other forms of skin treatment. Risk of injury is minimal, as doctors know exactly where to concentrate the needles.
- There is minimal pain, and the redness of the skin heals within a few days.
- Microneedling is the least expensive of all stretch mark removal treatments, including skin grafting and laser skin resurfacing.
To get a clearer idea about your skin condition and learn more about microneedling for stretch marks, contact our office and arrange an appointment. During a consultation, Dr. Mehrdad Hassid will perform an evaluation of your skin and give you an expert recommendation.