How to Reduce Stretch Marks with Micro Needling
Stretch marks are a part of life—that’s kind of become just an acceptance for most women. And now that some brands have decided to stop Photoshopping them out of their ad campaigns and celebrities have shown them off on Instagram, we can all begin to accept their place on our bodies a little easier, right? It’s certainly not embarrassing to possess a feature you have no control over. We are humans, and our bodies do what they must to keep us living.
Have you grown used to your stretch marks, as in barely noticing them when you dress or undress, and has the shame that came with them during your teenage years generally subsided? This is a common “flaw” that a lot of us constantly try to come to terms with, and you know what? That’s okay! It’s good to like your body and not be worried about the stigma still attached to stretch marks.
That being said, feeling compassion toward your body (all its curves and edges) and wanting to reduce the appearance of stretch marks does not have to be conflicting schools of thought. We all want to feel good about our body positivity and still try to treat our stretch marks if we so choose.
So that’s exactly why we compiled this article about micro needling and how it can help reduce stretch marks!
What Is Derma-Rolling?
A derma-roller is a tool comprised of many tiny needles which, when rolled against your skin, create micro-injuries. This, in turn, sends collagen and elastin production into overdrive to compensate as it heals—leaving your skin tighter and plumper than it was beforehand. And don’t worry—it doesn’t hurt. But it does resurface the top layer of your skin by encouraging your body’s natural healing process.
It’s helpful to know exactly what a stretch mark is before considering how derma-rolling might help combat it. To be clear, “a stretch mark is a tear in the collagen fabric of the dermis that occurs whenever the skin is stretched beyond its tensile limits. This is visible as a lighter-appearing linear wrinkling under the skin. This will happen in the abdominal region during pregnancy or in the hips and leg region with rapid weight gain—this can happen any time but is most common during adolescence due to the hormonal alteration in the skin to accommodate growth.
If you have stretch marks on the inside of your upper thighs, micro needling might just be exactly what you’re looking for!
Benefits of Micro Needling Stretch Marks
- Enhances texture of skin
- Stimulates collagen production
- Can help reduce scars and hyperpigmentation
The GloPro derma-roller is a good at-home option, using it three times per week and you should start to see improvement in skin’s firmness, evenness of skin tone, and how it helps stimulate their skin’s natural collagen after just 30 days.
That being said, since some stretch marks are from years ago, they’re more stubborn than newly formed ones. New stretch marks are usually red while older ones are white. They can both be challenging to treat, but you may find that newer ones are easier. While treatment options can be very effective in some, it may not be able to completely remove them regardless of whether they are old or new.
Remember to be patient and keep your expectations on the long-term goal, not for instant results. And don’t forget that micro needling isn’t just for the body, but for your face too. It’s a powerful anti-aging tool that has remarkable results for keeping even our faces youthful and wrinkle-free! If you want to try out micro needling for the first time, it’s best to get a professional facial. Not only will your skin be carefully taken care of, you’ll also be educated about the benefits of micro needling and what to expect better than at home!
Book your micro needling facial at Botanica Day Spa today. Call us at 727-441-1711 and say so long to wrinkles and stretch marks!