Microneedling is an innovative cosmetic treatment method that involves using a small handheld device with tiny needles to gently puncture the skin. The process, also known as collagen induction therapy, naturally stimulates the body’s production of this vital protein, helping to strengthen skin laxity, increase cellular turnover and reduce the appearance of scars, including stretch marks.
Whether you have faint white lines grouped around your stomach, thighs and upper arms or have found that topical treatments do not reduce their pronounced appearance, microneedling combined with medical tattooing for stretch marks might be just what you need to boost your body confidence and say goodbye to unwanted scarring once and for all.
In this blog, we’ll break down everything there is to know about microneedling — from the techniques used at La Klinic to the benefits and the number of sessions you may need to see skin-enhancing results.
What causes stretch marks?
From puberty and genetics to pregnancy and rapid weight gain, stretch marks are a common skin condition that occurs when the skin is stretched beyond its normal limits, causing the underlying tissue to tear. This tearing results in the formation of scar tissue, which appears as stretch marks on the skin’s surface. Depending on the severity and when they appeared, stretch marks can range in colour, from white to light pink, red and purple.
The benefits of microneedling for camouflaging scars
When it comes to treating and reducing the appearance of stretch marks, microneedling and medical tattooing for stretch marks can be an effective treatment option. The tiny needles work to penetrate the skin’s outer layer and reach the deeper layers where stretch marks are formed. As the needles puncture the skin, they create microchannels that stimulate the collagen and elastin in the affected area. As the body begins to produce more collagen, this protein helps to strengthen, smooth and plump the skin, making stretch marks appear less visible.
The benefits of microneedling include:
- Safe and non-invasive
Microneedling is pain-free and doesn’t require any surgery, anaesthesia or a lengthy recovery period, making it the ideal option for those who want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks without going under the knife and dealing with rigorous aftercare.
At La Klinic, our expert team of Elite Linergists is highly skilled in microneedling, cosmetic and medical tattooing. We’ve undergone advanced training in Europe to bring the latest technologies and science-backed treatments to our soil, so you can trust you’re in safe hands when you visit our clinic.
We’ll work with you every step of the way to better understand your body and skin goals before we perform an in-depth skin analysis to assess what treatment — or combination of techniques — will help you achieve your desired results. Following your microneedling treatment, our team will follow up with a micro-pigmentation session, which involves adding camouflage pigments to the skin to match your colouring perfectly.
With a range of hues available to suit any and every skin tone, our pigments are vegan, organic, hypoallergenic and free from heavy metals that can impact your skin health. Each pigment undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it’s of the highest quality and can maintain its potency for extended periods.
- Improves skin texture
As well as reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars, microneedling can improve overall skin texture, concealing raised lines, lumps and bumps to give your skin a more youthful feel.
- No downtime
Given it’s a minimally invasive treatment option, our microneedling and medical tattooing for stretch marks do not require patients to endure any downtime. Once you’ve finished your treatment, you can leave our clinic and go about your day as normal. While you may experience some redness and tenderness in the treatment area, these symptoms will eventually subside. Proper aftercare is crucial in achieving the best results.
- Long-lasting results to boost your body confidence
While everybody responds differently to our treatments for microneedling and medical tattooing for stretch marks, results are extremely long-lasting — so you can enjoy soft, smooth and scar-free skin for months on end. Most of our patients undergo two to five sessions spaced six weeks apart for the best results — however, our team will be able to recommend how many treatments you may need when you book your complimentary consultation.
Book your treatment for microneedling and scar camouflage in Melbourne today
While stretch marks are extremely common, their unsightly appearance can impact your self-esteem. If you’re ready to say hello to a more confident you, book your complimentary consultation for microneedling and scar camouflage in Melbourne online today at La Klinic.
With an experienced and highly professional team of Elite Linergists, we pride ourselves on tailoring our treatments to suit our client’s specific needs, so they can achieve results they’re proud to show off. No matter the severity or where your stretch marks are located, our microneedling and camouflage treatment will encourage new cell turnover, so you can enjoy firmer, scar-free skin.