Dermaroller for Stretch Marks
WHAT CAUSES STRETCH MARKS
Many individuals will get stretch marks at least once in their lives as it is quite a common experience. Fine lines can slowly start forming during rapid weight gain or growth; this is because your skin struggles to adapt to the drastic increase in stress caused by it. This disrupts normal collagen production on your skin, which also results in an interruption of the growth of connective tissue. As a result, your skin begins to tear because it cannot become more elastic without collagen present. Pregnant women and individuals going through puberty are most likely to experience stretch marks.
HOW IT WORKS
Dermaroller, also known as skin needling, is designed to promote the production of collagen in your skin in order to rejuvenate its upper layers. The process also increases the growth of fresh skin cells, which can eventually become new tissue layers.
A sterile roller made up of a series of sharp micro-needles will be rolled over your skin, creating microscopic channels while doing so. The minor damage caused by this will trigger an increase of fresh collagen and elastin production so skin can repair itself. New skin cells will begin forming and replacing the old ones, helping to revitalise your skin as it grows thicker and appears more youthful. Skin does not take very long to heal as the microscopic channels will close up very quickly after it is created.
The process will include a customised serum which can be tailored to your skin’s needs, as well as a topical anaesthetic which will minimise any discomfort or pain. A new roller is used each time to ensure hygiene, while the titanium alloy needles will not trigger any allergies.
Since the microscopic channels close up fairly quickly, the chances of infections are very minimal. However, you should be prepared for some minor skin inflammation. This will fade away in a few hours and will be completely gone in 1 day.
On average, most patients will have at least 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart, while 5 treatments is usual for general scarring or acne scars. This might vary depending on your condition, and your doctor will advise you on a suitable number of treatments for the best results.
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