If you’re among the 80% of people who have stretch marks, you probably know how difficult they are to get rid of. Even after you’ve spent thousands of dollars on creams and oils that claim they’ll get rid of your stretch marks, your stubborn stretch marks just don’t seem to go anywhere.
Often appearing on the stomach, hips, thighs, butt, and breasts, stretch marks can vary in thickness and in color. Stretch marks are caused by your skin stretching quickly. This can be due to weight gain, pregnancy, and even just your genetics!
Thankfully, microneedling for stretch marks has become a readily available option in many parts of the country, including Phoenix, AZ.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical skin treatment that uses small needles to puncture the skin. This causes your body to develop new elastin and collagen to repair itself. By creating micro-injuries in your skin, microneedling helps to remove stretch marks!
A microneedling treatment isn’t invasive. Which means that after a treatment, you won’t need to have any downtime to recover. Most people do report minor redness and irritation in the treated area after a microneedling session, but those side effects typically go away a few days after the treatment.
Who Should Use Microneedling?
If you’re looking to remove stretch marks by fading them over time, you would be an excellent candidate for microneedling! You could also enjoy a microneedling treatment if you’re looking to fade acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and superficial stretch marks.
The only downside to microneedling is that it will only work on shallow stretch marks. If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of stretch marks that are deep and a dark purple color, you may have a hard time finding results from a microneedling treatment.
Pros and Cons of Microneedling
Pros of Microneedling
While using microneedling won’t completely remove the appearance of your stretch marks overnight, it will, however, help to fade the appearance of your stretch marks over time. You can also use microneedling to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars!
Cons of Microneedling
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. While some people have described the treatment as painless, you may experience a tolerable discomfort during your treatment
Beauty Made Simply uses a topical numbing cream (prescription strength BLT), which makes the procedure virtually pain free.
The cost of microneedling can vary by the size of the area being worked on, so you should expect to pay around $150 for treatment of a small area and upwards of $700 for treatment of a large area. Note that microneedling isn’t covered by insurance.
Let’s Talk About It
Microneedling is a highly-effective treatment for removing stretch marks. Plus, you may even notice that your skin feels firmer and looks brighter! Interested in discovering other ways to start taking care of your skin? Contact us today to book an appointment for advanced collagen stimulation treatments!