Stretch marks –
Medical Needling

 

Stretch marks are visible scars that form in the deeper layer of the dermis (or subcutis) when the connective tissue is over-stretched. They often occur during pregnancy but bodybuilders and even teenagers can suffer from them. Some people are more predisposed to stretch marks, especially in phases of rapid weight gain. They can appear on the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. Both men and women can be affected.

To improve the appearance of stretch marks, we recommend our skin needling treatment. During this procedure, the stretch marks are treated with a dermaroller, which is covered in very fine, needles with a length of 0.75 inches. The rolling causes micro-abrasions—basically tiny pinpricks—in the skin, which triggers collagen and elastin production and in turn activates the body’s own regenerative process. This produces fibroblasts (skin cells), which improve the skin quality as regeneration begins.