Microneedling for Scars and Stretch Marks: What You Need to Know

Over the years, microneedling has gained a reputation for being a non-invasive and effective scar and stretch mark treatment. We all value the beauty of our skin, and it’s natural to be cautious about the procedures we consider. Microneedling can be a great treatment option that will improve your skin — and confidence — for years to come. At Cornerstone Aesthetics, we want our clients to be informed. Let’s create a toolbox of essential information for your convenience.

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The Process

Microneedling involves the use of a device with fine needles that puncture the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The needles penetrate the top layer of the skin (epidermis) to create small injuries that activate the body’s natural healing process. Sometimes, you may require multiple sessions from a licensed medical aesthetician to get the results you want.


How Does Microneedling Improve Skin?

The stimulation of collagen and elastin in the skin reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks over time because these proteins are responsible for keeping skin smooth and firm, and micro-needling encourages their production. The treatment works on all areas of your skin, from face to feet.

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Safety Concerns

When the treatment is administered by a trained professional, micro-needling is safe and effective. Like any procedure, though, there may be side effects. These side effects can include redness, swelling, and bruising. Very rarely, infection and scarring can occur.

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Compared to more invasive skin procedures, the downtime required after a microneedling treatment is minimal. You can return to your normal activities directly afterwards. One important thing to remember, however, is to use sunscreen when outdoors (for a while after, but sunscreen should ideally be used every day anyway) due to the increased sensitivity of the skin.

Microneedling is an effective treatment for scars and stretch marks and is valued due to its efficiency and lack of considerable recovery period. People often pursue multiple sessions. You can learn more about skin services from Cornerstone Aesthetics here.

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