In this post, we’re going to be talking about microneedling for stretch marks – and why this minimally-invasive treatment might be just what you need to fade those frustrating stretch marks finally. We’ll be covering:
- What microneedling is and how it works
- How microneedling can help improve the appearance of stretch marks
- Other ways to use microneedling to feel your best and most beautiful
Stretch marks: most women have them, and they’re a completely natural side effect of rapidly stretched skin. Whether yours came from pregnancy, a teenage growth spurt, or any number of other causes, they have a lot to do with genetics and can show up just about anywhere on your body.
But even though stretch marks are surprisingly common, that doesn’t change the fact that many women wish there was some way to make them fade away. Stretch marks on your stomach, breasts, thighs, hips, and butt can make you feel self-conscious, especially when you’re trying to rock that summer bikini or a flirty, low-cut top.
What are Stretch Marks and Why Do I Have Them?
There are many different causes of stretch marks, including:
- Sudden weight loss or gain
- Growth spurts
- Breast implant surgery
Whether you get them or not mostly comes down to genetics. This means that no matter how much stretch mark cream or oil you slather on, you can still end up with stretch marks if they run in your family.
At first, stretch marks show up as purple, red, or pink marks with a long, thin shape – you’ve probably heard them nicknamed “tiger stripes,” which is exactly what they look like. Over time, they’ll heal and turn into slightly indented white lines on your skin.
Essentially, they’re scars. And even though this means that they can be permanent, it also means that some of the best scar removal treatments out there can be a great option.
At Focal Point Salon & Spa, our expert team offers microneedling for stretch marks, helping our guests say goodbye to their stretch marks and hello to a newfound sense of confidence.
What is Microneedling and How Does It Help with Stretch Mark Removal?
Microneedling, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, is a cutting-edge cosmetic treatment that’s being heralded for its effectiveness against scarring, wrinkles, large pores, and more. During a microneedling treatment, a trained expert uses a special pen-like device that contains about a dozen minuscule, sterile needles.
The needles are incredibly tiny and concealed inside the micro-pen, so even people that can’t stand needles have no issue getting the treatment. Microneedling isn’t painful, requires zero recovery downtime, and delivers instant results in the form of glowing skin – and your results just keep getting better over time!
So, does microneedling work for stretch marks? Our answer is an enthusiastic yes. It all comes down to how microneedling works and the way it kicks your body’s natural healing processes into high gear.
How Does Microneedling Work?
The micro-needles gently prick the surface of the skin, creating what we call “micro-injuries.” Despite the name, micro-injuries aren’t painful wounds – in fact, they’re so tiny that they’re invisible to the naked eye.
These micro-injuries trigger a healing response, which tells your body that it’s time to ramp up collagen and elastin production in that area. For several months afterward, your skin will steadily “recover” from the stretch marks, thanks to collagen, elastin, and skin cell regeneration. As a result, stretch marks begin to fade and become much less noticeable.
You might have seen beauty bloggers and influencers touting an at-home version called a derma roller. Stretch marks (and really, most other skin challenges) won’t generally show any worthwhile improvements from a derma-roller. And actually, derma rollers come with a set of risks all their own – you can check out our article on dermarolling vs. microneedling to learn more about it.
What Else Can Microneedling Do?
One of the reasons that microneedling has become such a hot topic in the beauty world is that it’s an impressively versatile treatment.
Look at it this way: microneedling is like having a magic wand that you can wave over your skin to rejuvenate and refresh it. It’s easy, effective, and can work for a diverse range of skin types and concerns. Basically, it’s the beauty treatment that everyone needs in their life.
Microneedling can help:
- Reduce the visible signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines
- Create a youthful glow
- Fade scarring, including acne scars, stretch marks, and even burns
- Decrease hyperpigmentation
- Provide a subtle boost in volume and texture
- Reduce the size of pores
- Increase the deep-tissue absorption of skin products, especially serums
- Cut down on how much makeup you need because makeup goes on smoother
Benefits of Microneedling
As it wasn’t enough that microneedling can help with scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and a whole host of other skin complaints, there are also plenty of advantages to making it a staple of your skincare regimen:
- The treatment is minimally-invasive
- Exceptional results with no need for invasive surgery
- A quick procedure that can even be done on your lunch break (usually takes about an hour at most)
- Offers an immediate glow and steady improvements for several weeks/months afterward
- Safe and effective when done by a professional
- Little to no downtime
- Can be regularly scheduled every 2-3 months for maximum results
- Painless (numbing cream is used to eliminate any possible discomfort)
- It can be completely customized for your goals and needs
- Safe for all stages of life, including pregnancy and breastfeeding
- It can be combined with additional treatments for next-level results
Safe, Effective Stretch Mark Treatment in Phoenix from Focal Point Salon & Spa
From stretch marks to wrinkles and just about anything in between, microneedling really can do it all. Make this the last summer you’re dealing with stretch marks, and take advantage of microneedling to feel more confident and beautiful than ever.
At Focal Point Salon & Spa, we provide microneedling in Phoenix for stretch marks, anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, and more – but here, we take it one step further. Our skilled team will assess your skin during a one-on-one consultation, where we will help you figure out a treatment plan that will check off all your beauty and skincare goals.
We can combine microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and growth factor serums, which will accelerate the healing process and intensify your results. Focal Point Salon & Spa also offers RF microneedling, which is an advanced treatment for dramatic skin improvement. Plus, you can go home with one of our signature post-procedure kits, giving you professional-quality products for the best follow-up care.
When you’re ready to look and feel like the best version of yourself, come to Focal Point Salon & Spa for all of the top treatments, products, and expert support you need. Schedule your microneedling consultation today!
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