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Stretch marks are harmless pink, brown or white markings on the skin which form when the skin stretches quickly over a short period of time.
These natural marks most commonly affect pregnant women – indeed the NHS estimates that between 70% – 90% of pregnant women will experience stretch marks – but they can also appear in adolescents, or people who have rapidly gained or lost weight in a short space of time.
Many people feel self-conscious about their stretch marks, especially when bikini season rolls around. Baring your body on the beach can be scary enough without worrying having your stretch marks on show. Despite stretch marks being completely natural and totally harmless, they’re still airbrushed out of magazines, giving many people the idea that the ‘perfect’ body is free from stretch marks.
Luckily, for those who are living with stretch marks, there is a solution which could help diminish their appearance for good.
The Dermapen is a fantastic new dermatological treatment which can help minimise stretch marks permanently. It’s all part of a new line of treatments which fall into the category of micro-needling – the use of tiny needles to treat scars all over the body.
The Dermapen is a small device that looks… well, just like a pen! Except this unique device has microscopic needles all over the top. These needles are run gently over the skin, creating hundreds of tiny little punctures in the skin’s surface. These minuscule injuries jump-start the body’s natural defence and repair systems, causing an instant increase in collagen and elastin – the two vital proteins which give your skin its elasticity and plumpness.
When the Dermapen is rolled gently over stretch marks, the increased collagen and elastin works to repair the scarring, helping the surrounding skin to regenerate in a natural, minimally invasive way. Results can first be observed after around six weeks, but you’ll see the best results if you continue coming for regular Dermapen treatments for around three months.
The treatment is suitable for all skin types, unlike laser treatments, which are better suited to some over others. It can also be used anywhere on the body completely safely – so whether you stretchmarks appear on your legs, your stomach or your chest, the Dermapen can be used to rejuvenate the surrounding skin and minimise the appearance of these scars. The treatment can also be tailored to suit each individual – so whether your stretch marks are light or severe, there’s a Dermapen option that will provide excellent results.
Here at Brixworth Laser and Skincare, we offer full Dermapen treatment plans for those who would like to say goodbye to their stretch marks for good. Get in touch with one of our qualified Dermapen practitioners today to find out how this exciting new treatment could help you manage stretch marks and other scarring.