You and your esthetician will decide whether you are a good candidate for Microneedling, Radiofrequency, or both! Microneedling involves several tiny, sterile needles in a pen-like device that are moved over the skin, penetrating to a specific depth and creating microscopic punctures that are invisible to the naked eye. Microneedling has several benefits for aging and damaged skin as well as areas of thinning or sparse hair on the scalp, including Reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other visible skin imperfections, inducing the production of new collagen to improve the strength and structure of the skin, promoting the generation of fresh, new skin cells without irritating the skin, and providing quick treatment that is easy to fit into any busy schedule.
Radiofrequency treatment that safely delivers heat into the layers of the skin. Similar to a laser resurfacing treatment, but with much less downtime, this treatment creates tiny microchannels into the skin as the radio frequency penetrates down to the deep layers of the skin, triggering your skin to go into a healing response and growing back stronger and firmer. In a high setting, this radiofrequency treatment is able to break up stretchmarks and through repeated treatments, help those scars resurface and blend better into the surrounding skin.
The Stretch Mark Solution will drastically reduce the appearance of the treated stretch marks permanently, but cannot prevent new stretch marks from appearing.
Worried about pain? Don’t stress! This treatment is quick and most patients say they feel a little heat and tenderness, but most people choose not to numb the area, simply because stretch marks are a scar and don’t have much sensitivity. We do have the option to numb you using a prescription-strength numbing cream that we will apply 30 minutes before your treatment if you would like!
There isn’t any significant downtime after the Stretch Mark Solution treatment. You may be a little red and tender for up to 7 days after your treatment, but most of our patients report feeling like they are back to normal after a day or so. You need to keep the area treated out of the sun for 7 days post-procedure.
The Stretch Mark Solution is $250 per 4″ by 4″ area. We offer single treatments or discounted packages of 3 for $625. How many treatments needed varies per person. It depends on your skin type, how long the stretch marks have been there, and the color of the stretch marks. We always recommend doing a series of treatments- most people see the best results after 3-6 treatments.
The Stretch Mark Solution takes about 10 minutes per 4″ by 4″ area. If you would like to numb the area with a topical numbing cream (uncommon,) you are welcome to come 30 minutes early. Your time is precious- we don’t want to waste it!
We can’t treat sunburned skin, or skin that has any open wounds or rashes, so other than making sure your skin is treatable, just come into your appointment and we will take care of the rest!
We recommend SkinCeuticals PhytoCorrective Mask for soothing and cooling the skin post-treatment, $39. Of course, you should always be applying at least a 35 SPF daily. We recommend SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50, $29, and Skin Medica Essential Defense SPF 32, $29.