Did your stretch marks change the way you dress?
Well, thanks to microneedling, you can now go back to wearing tank tops and bikinis without being too conscious. In this post, we will share how microneedling can help you get rid of your stretch marks or tiger stripes and restore your clear skin.
What are stretch marks or tiger stripes?
Stretch marks are scars due to the rupture of elastin and collagen on our skin. It happens when our skin suddenly stretches and shrinks. It is a natural part of puberty where most of us have growth spurts. These scars also occur during:
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss
- Muscle growth common in bodybuilders
During the early stages of stretch marks, they can appear red, purple, pink, or reddish-brown. They can also be itchy, especially when they start to heal. After the healing process, the marks will sink and turn into white lines on the skin.
Since stretch marks are essentially scars, they can be permanent. Cosmetic treatments and other invasive treatments can help them look less visible on the skin. However, for a less invasive approach, treatments like microneedling can help the body restore itself without the need for surgery and other invasive treatments.
What is microneedling, and how does it help with stretch mark removal?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure where you use your body’s natural healing process to remove skin impurities. It uses sterilized tiny needles to prick the skin and trigger the wound healing process. During the wound healing process, your body naturally produces more elastin and collagen in the treated areas.
Skincare experts like Metrolina Medical Associates use microneedling to help remove stretch marks by encouraging the body to produce more collagen and elastin in the affected areas. Microneedling treatment is also recommended for the following conditions:
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Hair loss
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
Most patients consider microneedling a more affordable stretch mark removal than laser treatments. It is also non-invasive and uses your body’s amazing ability to heal itself and restore the damaged skin.
Benefits of microneedling
Microneedling is a go-to treatment for most patients with skin issues due to the following benefits:
- More affordable than other skin treatments
- Requires no surgery, thus, allowing a faster recovery process
- Utilizes the body’s natural healing process
- Applicable to any part of the body
- No chemicals and medication involved
Does microneedling hurt?
Since microneedling involves the use of tiny needle points to create punctures within the outer layer of the skin, it can be uncomfortable, especially for patients who are afraid of needles. However, our microneedling procedures at Metrolina Medical Associates are completely painless! That is because Dr. Rajesh Kedar will apply a numbing cream on your skin before the treatment and you won’t feel the slightest pain.
Get rid of your stretch marks with microneedling treatments in Rock Hill and Charlotte
Be amazed by your body’s ability to restore your skin and eliminate your stretch marks on its own with microneedling. Let our talented team at Metrolina Med Spa use microneedling treatment to help you have a safe and medically-supervised stretch mark removal in Rock Hill and Charlotte. Schedule an appointment now, and let us help you become a better version of yourself.