Whether you have welcomed a new baby into the family or have undergone sudden weight changes, there are good reasons why you should consider microdermabrasion for stretch marks.
Stretch marks are a common concern for many people, and while they are not harmful, they can be a source of self-consciousness. At Mara’s Med Spa, we want you to be your most confident self, so we offer a wide variety of treatments that reduce the appearance of stretch marks, including microdermabrasion. If you are looking for ways to boost your confidence to bare it all, here is everything you need to know about microdermabrasion for stretch marks.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle cosmetic treatment that involves using tiny crystals or diamond-tipped tools to gently exfoliate the outer layer of skin, resulting in a smoother and more even complexion. This is a popular treatment for various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars, and recent research shows it also to be an effective treatment for the appearance of stretch marks.
How Microdermabrasion Works
Microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of skin, which contains dead skin cells and other debris. This method triggers the skin’s innate ability to heal itself, encouraging the development of fresh skin cells and the production of collagen. Collagen, a protein responsible for skin’s elasticity and firmness, plays a crucial role in minimizing the visibility of stretch marks.
During a microdermabrasion treatment at Mara’s, our experienced medical estheticians will use a small handheld device to gently exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing dead skin cells. This process is typically painless and requires no downtime, though some patients may experience mild redness or sensitivity following the procedure.
Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks
While microdermabrasion is not a cure for stretch marks, the treatment can significantly reduce their appearance by smoothing out the skin and promoting collagen production. Microdermabrasion is particularly effective in reducing the appearance of newer stretch marks, which are still red or pink. Older stretch marks that have turned white or silver may be more challenging to treat, though microdermabrasion can still help to improve their texture and smoothness.
In most cases, you will need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. Patients typically notice a gradual improvement in the appearance of their stretch marks over several weeks or months.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks
One of the main benefits of microdermabrasion for stretch marks is that the procedure is non-invasive and painless. Unlike other treatments, such as laser therapy or surgery, microdermabrasion does not require any recovery or downtime. You can immediately return to regular activities after the procedure.
One major advantage of utilizing microdermabrasion for stretch mark treatment is its suitability for patients with all skin types and colors. Unlike other treatments, there is no chance of hyperpigmentation or scarring, making microdermabrasion an ideal option for individuals with sensitive skin or a history of allergic reactions.
Preparing for a Microdermabrasion Treatment
The first step for any treatment at Mara’s Med Spa is scheduling your complimentary consultation. During this appointment, our fully-trained and experienced medical estheticians will meet with you to determine which of our luxury med spa treatments is suitable for your specific needs. For instance, we will ask about any medical conditions you have, such as skin infections or active acne, since these may impact whether you are a good candidate for microdermabrasion.
During your initial consultation, you should also disclose any medications or supplements you are taking, as some may increase the risk of bleeding or skin sensitivity. These may include blood thinners, aspirin, or herbal supplements such as ginkgo biloba or St. John’s wort.
We also recommend that our clients avoid sun exposure or tanning for two weeks prior to the treatment, as well as discontinue use of topical retinoids or exfoliating products for several days before the treatment, as these can increase skin sensitivity.
Following your appointment for microdermabrasion for stretch marks, we recommend you continue to avoid sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
Patients may experience mild redness or sensitivity following the treatment, but this typically resolves within a few hours to a day. And while you can resume your normal skincare routine and activities immediately following the treatment, harsh or abrasive skincare products can further irritate the skin.
You can optimize your results by pairing the in-spa treatment with at-home care, such as using premier skincare products like iS Clinical Pure Care Collection Post- Procedure Home Regimen.
If Stretch Marks Are Keeping You From Being Your Most Confident Self, Mara Can Help
Microdermabrasion at Mara’s Med Spa is an excellent choice for those looking to improve the appearance of their stretch marks. Our number one goal is helping our clients have the self-confidence to bare their souls and bodies. Are you ready to see the difference that luxury med spa treatments can make in your life? Schedule your complimentary consultatio n today!