Stretch marks are scars that develop on the skin during periods of rapid growth. They are most common during puberty, pregnancy, and weight gain. Stretch marks typically form in areas where there is a lot of fat deposited under the skin, such as the stomach, breasts, hips, and thighs, and the stretching of the skin from the growth causes the development of stretch marks.
The appearance of stretch marks can cause many women to become self-conscious about their bodies. Fortunately, there are cosmetic treatments that can help improve the appearance of stretch marks. Microneedling is one of the cosmetic treatments that can be used to treat stretch marks. Let us talk about how this works, and where to go in Sarasota for stretch mark treatment.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can help improve the appearance of stretch marks. During the procedure, tiny needles are used to create micro-wounds in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, which can lead to an increase in collagen and elastin production. Over time, the microneedling treatments can help improve the appearance of stretch marks by making them less visible and improving skin texture, and restoring your confidence in your body. Compared to other methods of stretch mark removal, microneedling penetrates deep into the skin, which makes it more effective at reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
How Long Before You See Results FromMicroneedling for Stretch Marks?
Patients who undergo microneedling treatments for their stretch marks usually see dramatic results in as little as four weeks, as the body keeps producing collagen and elastin to treat the micro-wounds created by the microneedles. It typically takes four treatments to see the full results of the treatment, with four to six weeks between each session. Since microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, you can continue with your day after you leave the clinic. There is no downtime or recovery period needed for this treatment.
Radiofrequency Microneedling for Stretch Marks
Radiofrequency is the latest technology used with microneedling. It produces heat that penetrates deep into the skin to trigger the production of collagen and elastin. It is usually combined with traditional microneedling – the microneedles create micro-injuries in the outer layer of the skin and the radiofrequency gets deeper into the skin to boost the production of collagen and elastin.
Radiofrequency Microneedling for Stretch Marks in Sarasota, FL
SA Aesthetics offers radiofrequency microneedling to our patients for the treatment of many skin conditions, from wrinkles to acne scars and stretch marks. Our treatments are safe and effective and administered or overseen by our board-certified physician, Dr. Susan Aull.
There is no shame in wanting to enhance your appearance and look more beautiful. Dr. Aull will assess whether radiofrequency microneedling is right for you or if another cosmetic treatment will be more appropriate. We offer a range of cosmetic treatments for skin conditions. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aull, call our office today at (941) 487-7244 or use our convenient online appointment request form.