They are the bane of many women’s lives and up until now most treatments have been ineffective, However a new technique is available which could kiss goodbye to stretch marks.
The procedure, which is not painful, involves anaesthetising the skin before gently making small pinpricks within the stretch mark. Using the ‘Precision Plus’ Micro-pigmentation machine, a fine needle is used to run through the stretch mark, this causes the skin’s natural defence mechanism to try and heal the mild trauma by producing collagen. The area will be a little red, but heals very quickly. (Clients are given a petroleum based ointment containing vitamins A and D to apply at home which aids the healing process).
The “collagen actuation” in turn stimulates the melanocyte cells (which are responsible for pigmentation in the skin) which restore’s the client’s natural pigmentation to the area, after healing takes place. A 3-5 minute session on a sun bed on day 5 after treatment, really helps boost the melanin.
Original case studies completed in America, show excellent results even on Afro Caribbean skin (a lady with dark skin, had really bad white stretch marks on the back of her legs…
By her fourth treatment, we were struggling to find the area to treat because her own natural pigment had returned to the skin!).
In the past scars and stretch marks were camoflagued by using micro-pigmentation techniques, but it was hard finding the exact colour to match the client’s natural pigment, also all skin changes tone with the seasons and body temperature. This approach is more targeted than using a ‘Dermal Roller’ as only the actual stretch mark itself is treated, therefore, less trauma and faster healing.
MCA also works well on wrinkles as the mild trauma from the needle creates the stimulation of collagen which plumps out the skin.
Scarring and Burns
Dry needling breaks through the scarred tissue stimulating cell growth under and around the area. The scarring will begin to shrink and disappear, resulting in the restructuring of the skin. It may take multiple treatments to achieve the desired goal based on the severity of the skin damage. A local anesthetic is used for Dry Needling.
MCA is an advanced technique, as is camouflage, and therefore specialized training is required. I completed my advanced training in MCA in June 2011
MCA is essentially no more invasive or damaging than the use of electrolysis and/or microdermabrasion.
I always take “Before and After” photographs of all my clients, these will help you to make decisions and of course they are private and confidential, they will not be used for display purposes without your permission.