So what are stretch marks and why do they happen?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off color hue. Over time they may diminish but will not disappear completely. Stretch marks form during pregnancy, usually during last trimester, and usually on the belly, but also commonly occur on the breast, thighs, hips lower back and buttocks. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis. This is often from the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes.
And what exactly is SkinPen and how the heck does it work?
SkinPen allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro-injuries in the skin, which automatically triggers new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. In addition, the mechanical creation of microscopic channels into the deep dermis allows for the temporary penetration of topical normally not absorbed by the skin.
This is not to say your stretch marks will entirely disappear, but for men and women who are self-conscious about these marks, treatments can bring back your confidence and that sexy body back. Microneedling is the newest and for many patients, the best procedure. Used with a SkinPen device, it is minimally invasive, virtually painless (we have great numbing cream;) fast, and requires no downtime. Unlike lasers, The skinPen is safe and effective for every skin color and type!
Time won’t be an issue! The procedure typically takes 30 minutes depending on size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin. After one treatment, patients see marked improvement in scars, wrinkles and skin discoloration, stretch marks or large pores.