Minimising Stretch Marks with Dermapen

Although they are completely safe and natural, many people feel self-conscious about stretch marks, especially when swimwear seasons starts. It’s great to embrace body positivity, and if reducing the look of them can make you feel more confident, Dermapen can be a fantastic solution.

Microneedling is a very safe treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural healing response to reduce the look of these scar-like marks, and can improve and fade stretch marks within two or three treatments over a few weeks.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks appear as red, brown or purple lines on the skin and eventually fade to a white or silver colour. These marks (clinically known as striae) are caused by tears in the skin when it needs to stretch quickly over a short period of time. This can happen with growth spurts, weight gain, muscle gain or after pregnancy. Stretch marks are very common around the tummy, legs, arms, bust and hip area.

How can Dermapen microneedling treatments help reduce stretch marks?

In the same way Dermapen treats other skin conditions, these tiny and very fast-moving needles create thousands of painless micro-injuries to the skin (which are so small they aren’t visible to the naked eye), which stimulates the body’s natural production of new collagen and elastin to heal the skin. This helps to repair scarring and stretch marks with fresh, regenerated skin, in a minimally invasive way.

The treatment is also suitable for all skin types and tones, unlike other options such as laser. Because the needles only slightly penetrate the top layers of the skin there will be no bleeding or scarring – just soft, rejuvenated skin within the next few weeks. As an added bonus, the skin in your treated area will also become plumper and firmer (as the treatment is also great for improving winkles, sagging skin and cellulite).

How long will my skin take to heal from microneedling?

Downtime is very minimal, your skin may be slightly pink afterwards, but this will fade within 24 hours. You’ll just need to make sure the area is protected with SPF (if it isn’t protected by clothing), so the sun won’t damage your fresh skin and new collagen. For optimum results, keep the area nourished with DP Dermaceuticals products, which contain antioxidants, vitamins and peptides to hydrate and protect the skin.

How many microneedling treatments will I need to get rid of stretch marks?

Each skin is different, and it will also depend on the severity of your stretch marks. Typical best results will be between 3 to 6 treatments every few weeks, and your skin will continue to improve over the next few months after treatments, as your skin rejuvenates with new collagen.

DP Dermaceuticals SSSCAR

Unfortunately a lotion or cream alone is not likely to fade stretch marks completely, however using a product such as the DP Dermaceuticals SSSCAR in combination with microneedling can aid in fast recovery and reduce discolouration in scars and stretch marks. SSSCAR can also be applied daily to the stretch marks to help reduce their appearance.

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