Stretch Marks

Stretch marks can affect both men and women of all ages and races, though are more common in women who have experienced pregnancy.

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What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks can affect both men and women of all ages and races, though are more common in women who have experienced pregnancy. Approximately 75 to 90% of pregnant women begin to develop stretchmarks in their third trimester, though they also begin to occur in approximately 70% of adolescent women and 40% of adolescent men due to growth spurts as they are ageing naturally.

Our skin has a natural level of elasticity and has the ability to be stretched and return to its natural shape and form. As we age, the skin will lose its natural elasticity and stretch marks will appear on any areas of the body where the skin it stretched beyond its capacity or where its elasticity has diminished over time, which is why it affects pregnant women much more commonly. A good analogy of this is to think of it as an elastic band, the more times you stretch it the thinner it becomes until it eventually snaps or tears.

How can you combat the appearance of stretch marks?

Stretch marks will never completely go away as they are a mark of where the skins natural elasticity has been stretched too thin, however there are ways to combat the appearance and visibility of stretch marks. Microneedling is one of these ways and can significantly improve the appearance of these marks. Microneedle therapy can improve the colour and texture of stretch marks by blending them with the surrounding skin.

A quality microneedling pen can also reduce the width and indentation of stretch marks whilst also encouraging the growth of small amounts of normal skin, so whilst unfortunately there is no way to completely remove stretch marks, at Better Body Clinics we can help to camouflage them to a point where they are barely visible.

How does microneedling work?

A microneedling pen will be used to create microscopic injuries within the stretch marks and the natural response of the body is to produce new collagen at the wound sites. This reaction by the body helps to heal the tears within the dermal layer that are responsible for causing stretch marks. As the outermost layer of skin is not affected by the microneedling process, the newly generated collagen is only used to help with healing and repairing the stretch marks.

Usually, dependent on the depth of the stretch marks they will require a series of microneedling sessions usually separated by 4-6 week intervals. It is a chemical free procedure and is suitable for all skin types and colours.

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