A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture.
You are most likely to develop stretch marks during these times:
- Rapid weight loss or gain
- Weight training when you have rapid muscle growth
Like any scar, stretch marks are permanent, but treatment may make them less noticeable!
If you’ve tried over-the-counter products to no avail, you might consider microneedling to get rid of your scars and stretch marks.
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is highly effective at reducing acne scarring, body scarring, hair thinning, fine lines and skin texture.
The Dermal Roller
The ASI Dermal Roller device allows you to take advanced skin treatments home. Performing this treatments 2 -3 times a week will result in lighter and brighter skin. With an increase in collagen production you can expect faded scarring, plump and hydrated skin.
How does it work?
Dermal roller is an at-home skin needling device.
It works by creating microscopic channels on the skin's surface to stimulate the skin’s healing process.
This means that it stimulates Collagen and Elastin production as the skin heals itself.
The underlying action of this treatment is to stimulate a natural reaction in your skin to produce more of its own collagen and elastin. As well as releasing growth factors to start a rejuvenative process. This allows the skin to break up scar tissue and heal itself.
So how can you benefit from micro-needling for scars and stretch marks?
If you plan to do it at home, first you'll need a derma-roller—a drum-shaped device with a handle and teeny-tiny stainless steel needles sticking out of it that usually come in sizes between 0.25 and three millimetres long.
After cleansing your skin, you gently roll them over your scars, and as you do, the needles penetrate the epidermis, creating itty-bitty micro-injuries that stimulate this collagen process. The procedure is gentle, painless, and doesn't break the skin.
Performing this treatment 2 -3 times a week will result in lighter and brighter skin. With an increase in collagen production, you can expect faded scarring, plump and hydrated skin.
To make the treatment even more effective, you can combine it with the appropriate serum.
After you're finished rolling, you can put any of the following products on as an intense treatment infusion:
-Vitamin A: Will help with scarring, aging and all over skin renewal. Vitamin A exfoliates the skin at a cellular level to encourage the production of collagen and elastin.
-Vitamin C Serum: Targets fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring, uneven skin tone, and age spots. Vitamin C Serum will boost skin clarity, brightness and all over skin glow.
*0.75mm Dermal Roller should only be used by advanced skin care users, can be used as either a face roller or body roller.
*Do not Dermal Roll on active acne, clean roller after each use by running under hot water.