Microneedling for stretch marks: how it works and common questions

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Microneedling is one of the treatments indicated to eliminate red or white stretch marks, because, when sliding over the skin, the micro needles stimulate the formation of new collagen fibers, giving more firmness and support to the skin. The technique can be done by rollers, the Dermaroller the most common, or electric pens (DermaPen) and always by a specialized professional, who will follow up after the procedure and use techniques that can avoid injuries and damage the skin. The device used must be individual and the material used must be sterile and present authorization from Anvisa for its use.

To achieve a satisfactory result and have a quick recovery, microneedling for stretch marks should be performed regularly, with intervals of one month between applications and always with a dermatologist’s recommendation. to use the derma roller in stretch marks, you should not have a tanned skin or have local infections.

How is microneedling done for stretch marks?

Microneedling for stretch marks should be done by a professional, who should follow these steps:

  1. Clean the skin with cotton wool and saline to eliminate all dirt and reduce the risk of infections;
  2. Apply an anesthetic ointmentwhich contains Lidocaine, for example, and let it act for 30-40 minutes;
  3. Completely remove the anesthetic from the skin with cotton and cold water or saline solution;
  4. Slide the roller exactly over the stretch marksin the vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions;
  5. Clean again with cotton and salineafter passing the roller over the entire region to be treated;
  6. apply a serumwith Vitamin C, for example, and let it act until its complete absorption.

Each microneedling session can be performed at 4-week intervals and it is essential to follow the guidelines given by the professional after the treatment.

Main care after microneedling

The care that need to be taken after microneedling are:

  • Avoid sun exposure after microneedling sessions throughout the treatment, so as not to cause blemishes on the skin.
  • Use sunscreen only 24 hours after the procedure;
  • Avoid tight clothes that cause friction/pressure in the stretch marks region;
  • Avoid using creams or moisturizers in the first 24 hours after the procedure;
  • Observe if the skin remains with any irritation or redness, after 7 days of the procedure. If yes, seek professional help.

Care helps to nourish the skin, improve the results and effectiveness of microneedling and prevent the appearance of stains or scars.

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling is a technique that consists of making microperforations in the skin with small metallic needles. These micro-perforations make there is better blood irrigation at the site, lead to the formation of new cells and stimulate the production of new collagen fibers, giving greater support to the skin.

In this way, with microneedling, the skin becomes more uniform and the stretch marks become smaller and thinner with the continuity of the treatment, until they are completely eliminated. However, in some cases it may be necessary to use other aesthetic treatments to complement microneedling, such as radiofrequency and laser, for example. See other treatments to eliminate stretch marks.

In addition to eliminating stretch marks, this technique is also indicated to fight wrinkles and promote facial skin rejuvenation, lighten blemishes, eliminate acne scars, reduce hair loss and soften expression lines, especially those around the eyes. Learn about other benefits of microneedling.

Common questions about microneedling

Some common questions about microneedling for stretch marks are:

treatment with derma roller it works?

Microneedling is an excellent treatment to eliminate stretch marks, even white and older ones, even if they are very large, wide or in large numbers. Needle treatment improves 90% of stretch marks, being very effective in reducing their length and width in just a few sessions.

treatment with derma roller It hurts?

Yes, needles cause an injury to the skin that can cause pain, so it is necessary to anesthetize the region before starting the treatment. After the session, the area may be sore, red and a little swollen, but these symptoms tend to improve within a few days.

Can microneedling be done at home?

No. In order for the microneedling treatment to reach the right layers of skin to eliminate stretch marks, the needles must be at least 2 mm long. The needles indicated for home treatment are only up to 0.5 mm, and are not indicated for treating stretch marks. Thus, microneedling treatment for stretch marks should be done in a clinic by qualified professionals.

Contraindications

Microneedling should not be used in some situations, such as:

  • Presence of keloids or any wound at the site to be treated;
  • Use of anticoagulants, such as heparin or aspirin, as it increases the risk of bleeding;
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis;
  • History of allergies to local anesthetic ointments;
  • Skin cancer.

Microneedling can cause changes in skin color, especially in people with dark or black skin who have some type of previous injury, so it is recommended to consult a professional.

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