Stretchmarks: get 'em gone

Updated: May 12

You’re probably pretty familiar with stretch marks already, given that it’s estimated that up to 90% of people get them. They look like dark indented lines that cover large areas of your body, including your buttocks, stomach, thighs, hips and breasts. Yours might be red, purple, brown or pink.

You might have first noticed them during a growth spurt or when you were pregnant, as these are two common times for them to appear.

In essence, they are scars. And typical of most scars, when left to their devices, they fade but remain a permanent mark on your body.

They can leave you feeling pretty ho-hum about the way your skin looks.

What Causes Stretch marks

Stretch marks are caused by your skin stretching or shrinking rapidly.

There are 3 layers of skin. The two top layers of skin are called the dermis and the epidermis. Underneath this, there’s a fatty subcutaneous layer.

When tissue underneath the skin expands or contracts, the skin stretches to accommodate these changes. However, when this happens over a short time, inflammation can occur in the skin. This is what causes stretch marks.

White Stretch Marks

“But my stretch marks are white, not red!”

If this is the case for you, it means they’re probably older stretch marks. Over time inflammation subsides, and the silvery or white scars remain. While stretch marks are still in the red, brown or purple phase, there are still blood vessels present under the skin. As time passes, these narrow. Without blood vessels it’s harder to stimulate collagen production, which is needed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

The earlier you target your stretch marks, the greater your chance of success.

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Scrolling through the internet, it would be easy to think there’s nothing you can do about your stretch marks but learn to love them.

And while we fully support self-love, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about your stretch marks if they’re distressing you (or you’d simply like to have your smooth skin back, please!)

Dermapen Treatments are a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks without any downtime.

How Dermapen Treatments Work for Stretch Marks

Many practitioners and patients tell us that Dermapen Treatments have been more effective than other traditional methods, including lasers or superficial creams.

Side note — Dermapen Treatments aren’t simply microneedling your scars, although this is the core procedure. Our Authorised Treatment Providers are specially trained on our proven Protocols to get you results. This includes depth and speed settings, how often to perform a procedure, and interval. They will also support you with the right products that work within the skin to reverse your skin concerns.

3 Ways Dermapen Treatments Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks

Dermapen Treatments are a triple threat to your stretch marks. They help restore smooth, even skin in the following ways.

  1. During the needling, existing fibrous tissue is released and broken down via mechanical methods.

  2. After the needling, regulatory growth factors and normalised wound healing promote the growth and proliferation of regulated tissue—like that of unscarred skin.

  3. During the needling, Dp Dermaceuticals Meso-Glides™ are infused into the skin. Following the microneedling, ÜBER MD chemical peel can be applied to accelerate results. Both of these products can aid further stimulation of collagen or provide a regulatory effect.

What is a Meso-Glide?

These professional-grade serums help the Dermapen 4 glide across the skin. The needles push the active ingredients deeper into the skin than topical application for more outstanding results.

Professional Microneedling Serum for Stretch Marks: MG-R.A.S.

This speciality serum facilitates collagen induction to help reduce the visible signs of ageing and scars, including stretch marks. It contains potent, high-quality active ingredients, such as:

Retinaldehyde: The most active form of retinoid (Vitamin A) promotes improved cellular regulation and quality.

Copper Peptides: These fibroblast activators help neutralise the damaging effects of free radicals.

Centella Asiatica: A potent anti-inflammatory that supports wound healing.

HylaFuse™: Our patented hyaluronic formulation with 3 molecular weights to reach different levels in the skin. It’s clinically proven to be absorbed 150% more effectively than other forms of hyaluronic acid.

Watch as Your Stretch Marks Disappear

Sure, you can keep spending your money on over-the-counter creams that offer unpredictable outcomes at best. Or you can follow in the footsteps of 3 million Dermapen Treatments. Microneedling is a non-invasive, effective procedure that provides benefits beyond reducing the appearance of your stretch marks. It’s safe on all skin types and colours (unlike some laser treatments and chemical peels) and can help improve your overall skin tone, texture, and pigmentation.