Microneedling for Scars and Stretch Marks

Nov 10, 2023
Microneedling for Scars and Stretch Marks
Microneedling has gained a versatile reputation over the years. Scars and stretch marks are just a couple of the many skin conditions this minimally invasive therapy can correct.

Over time, your body naturally heals scars and stretch marks, causing them to become silver or fade away entirely. While this can normally take years, cosmetic treatments like microneedling can speed things up. Microneedling is best performed professionally with sterile tools by a specialist who can give you accurate expectations and treatment advice. 

At Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, our team of body wellness and anti-aging specialists helps turn back time by applying the technique known as microneedling to your skin. This technique fades scars and stretch marks by restarting the production of your skin’s building blocks (collagen and elastin).

Why microneedling is so effective  

Microneedling uses small, shallow, sterile needles to puncture the skin. This creates micro-injuries, which stimulate the body’s healing response. As blood is drawn to the surface, cells rush to repair the damage, boosting protein production and reinforcing the skin with fresh collagen and elastin. 

This makes microneedling effective against many different kinds of skin conditions. The upper layers of skin benefit from the added blood flow, while the lower layers are encouraged to strengthen themselves by reinforcing the infrastructure.

Depending on the depth of the needles, microneedling can be used to address surface flaws like sun spots or deeper concerns. 

Microneedling for scars and stretch marks

Two of the most common skin concerns among women include acne scars and stretch marks, both of which are hard to avoid during puberty. Even as an adult, a hormone imbalance or pregnancy can easily lead to more of these spots and lines.  

Plenty of women learn to embrace their stripes, but it’s normal to wish they’d fade faster, and you might not have the time or patience to wait. 

Since microneedling is minimally invasive and preserves the uppermost layers of skin rather than stripping them away, the treatment is gentler than many others and can be done more routinely than a deep chemical peel. Microneedling can help stimulate blood flow and begin fading scars within a few sessions. 

This process can be accelerated even more with the addition of PRP therapy, or platelet-rich plasma. This is a substance derived from your own blood, which is drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge. It contains a concentration of platelets, which aid in healing. Once the needles have penetrated the skin, the PRP serum can be applied and absorbed through the micro-injuries.  

Uncomfortable in your own skin? Schedule a consultation with the Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead by calling 470-670-0465 or by requesting an appointment online