How To Diminish Appearance Of Stretch Marks

May 28, 2014 | Blog, Skin Care

One trend becoming increasingly popular in the skin rejuvenation industry is a low-cost, easy-to-perform and effective treatment called micro-needling. Those silvery white marks, commonly known as stretch marks, are a source of frustration and concern for women of all ages and ethnicities. If you’re looking for an effective way to diminish the unsightly appearance of stretch marks, microneedling may be the skin care treatment for you.

skin_rejuvenationDo you have stretch marks?

At first, stretch marks appear as pink or purple lines and progressively become lighter in color. They’re typically found on the mid-section, breasts and thighs, but you might find them on your arms, back, buttocks and hips as well. Here are the most common causes of stretch marks:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Medical conditions
  • Certain medications

How does micro-needling work?

Imagine a small paint roller covered in ultra-fine needles. This is used by your skin care physician to treat the areas with stretch marks, which increases collagen and elastin production. The affected area will heal within a few hours, and the results are similar to fractional laser treatments, but the needles do not penetrate as deeply. Micro-needling requires no downtime and naturally revitalizes the appearance and texture of your skin.

Is micro-needling only effective for stretch marks?

It’s unfortunate that stretch marks are not the only skin care issues that occur as we grow older, but micro-needling is useful to improve signs of aging, too. These include the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Thinning or sagging skin
  • Scars caused by acne, burns, chicken pox, keloids or surgery
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin texture or tone

To help our patients attain maximum skin rejuvenation, micro-needling can also be combined with other non-invasive skin care treatments offered in our clinic.
If you’re ready to enhance the appearance and health of your skin, learn more about micro-needling from your skin rejuvenation experts at the North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic. Request an appointment online or call (480) 513-2888 today!