Most people who are being honest would say that they do not want stretch marks. If you have stretch marks, you may become quite self-conscious when you slip into that bathing suit before heading to the beach. Wearing shorts or a dress may also cause embarrassment.
If you have been looking for a safe and effective way to minimize the appearance of your stretch marks, we encourage you to learn more information about micro-needling. Also called collagen induction therapy, this procedure stimulates the growth of healthy skin tissue while at the same time accelerating the process of getting rid of damaged skin cells.
The Science Behind Micro-Needling
Micro-needling encourages the growth of healthy skin through the creation of tiny channels in the skin. The body responds to the creation of these channels by filling them with blood, nutrients and scar tissue. The platelets in the blood contain important growth factors, and the nutrients in the blood serve as the first building blocks for the creation of newer, healthier skin tissue. The body will also respond by increasing the amount of collagen in the affected area. The adjacent tissue, unaffected by the process, will actually serve as a template for creating new tissue in the area of the channels. In most cases, a series of treatment sessions is necessary to achieve the desired result.
One of the great things about micro-needling is that there is virtually no downtime involved. Patients need not take days off of work to recover from the procedure. The micro-needles go just deep enough to penetrate through all the skin layers and touch the upper layers of the supportive tissues without causing serious damage to the surrounding skin.
In the weeks and months following the treatment, increased collagen production will have a profound effect on the texture and tone of the skin. Stretch marks will be much less visible, and the results can last for several years, depending on the situation. In addition to stretch marks, micro-needling can also be used to treat lines and wrinkles, loose skin and certain types of scars.
Learn More About Micro-Needling
Before deciding on any type of skin rejuvenation procedure, schedule a consultation at the Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners. We’ll give you all the facts about micro-needling and how it can help reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. Contact us today to book an appointment!