Stretch marks are an extremely common problem.
They are a form of scarring on the skin that occurs with
disruption of the underlying dermis. Initially stretch marks
assume a reddish-purple hue that fades to a pale scar as it
matures. Many stretch marks fade significantly, but very rarely
Stretch marks are often the result of rapid
stretching of the skin associated with sudden growth during
pregnancy and weight gain. Their appearance is also dependent
on hormonal changes and certain drugs, such as the chronic use
of steroids, may make an individual more prone to developing these
Stretch marks can occur on almost any part of the
body but are most commonly found on the abdomen,
breasts, flanks and upper thighs.
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we are completely
focused on you as an individual and will always strive to give you
a natural-looking end result that exceeds your expectations
and makes you feel confident about your appearance.
The benefits of
using Dermapen™ for the treatment of Stretch
Many individuals find
stretch marks unsightly and would like to have something done to
improve their appearance.
The Dermapen™ offers an effective solution to this
problem. This 30-minute treatment employs the use of
micro-medical skin needling to create columns that are
approximately 0.1mm in width to penetrate the skin
dermis and thus allow the body to regenerate naturally and repair
the skin, working in the dermis, thereby tackling the problem at
Skin needling is a
safe and precise procedure that does not require the removal of
healthy epidermis which means that it offers a rapid
healing time and does not cause any comparable pain. The
procedure produces collagen layers on a scale similar to
Types of Stretch Mark
Skin needling using
the Dermapen™ is one of the most effective available
treatments for stretch marks.
After an initial
consultation with your practitioner, if it is agreed that you will
benefit from the Dermapen™ Therapy, local
anaesthetic is applied to the affected area in order to numb it;
the anaesthetic is then allowed to work over the course of 30
minutes. The actual dermapen procedure takes 20-30 minutes and
is virtually painless.
treatment, a soothing cream is applied and should continue to be
applied at home for the next couple of days. For the first 24
hours post-procedure, the affected area will look red and may
be slightly swollen (very similar to the appearance of mild
sunburn). This is the normal expected result and is not
results are often seen following the first treatment, your
practitioner will generally recommend between three and five
treatments for optimum and long-lasting effects.
This treatment is
contra-indicated in the presence of active acne and if there is a
tendency to form hypertrophic or keloid scars.