Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks or lines that develop on the skin. They occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and their appearance is extremely common.
Stretch mark reduction is achieved via the procedure of microneedling whereby small needles are pushed over the area that needs to be targeted to create controlled punctures, which force your skin into repair mode. The microneedle length can vary from 0.25 to 2.5 mm depending on the treatment and area where it is used on.The treatment involves multiple superficial puncturing wounds which release growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts creating new collagen and elastin. The treatment's aim is to traumatise skin without collateral damage to the epidermis and healthy tissue creating a wound healing response and renew the skin cells.
The process achieves results through increased quantities and access of cell nutrients to the skin- optimising cell function. Tiny open channels created by the micro needles allow up to 80% more product into skin as compared to 7-10% with normal topical application. The collagen results from the natural wounding of the skin, even though the wound is minuscule. Each tiny wound goes through three classic phases of wound healing like any other wound.
Note: We at the British Aesthetic Bar only work with medical professionals to ensure your safety is never compromised. A free consultation is included with all our treatments at our London clinic.
To start with, a numbing cream is applied on the treatment area. Once the skin has become numb, the process of microneedling starts where micro needles are used via a device called Derma Pen to puncture your skin.
Due to the application of the numbing cream, there is no pain or discomfort during the Microneedling procedure.
A typical Microneedling session lasts for 30-45 mins however might vary depending on the size of the treatment area.
We offer a free one on one consultation with a medical professional, where you can discuss any concerns you may have regarding the treatment including your medical suitability.
Side effects with Microneedling are rare however mild redness does occur in some cases which usually subsides within 48 hours.
A soothing cream will be provided complimentary with the treatment for a successful recovery. We suggest avoiding the sun & high temperatures for 48 hours post treatment & using a medical grade SPF which can be bought from your practitioner itself.