Stretch marks are stripes or streaks of skin that appear red or purple and glossy at first. Over time, they grow whitish or grey and look like scars. This change in colour is due to blood vessels contracting so you instead see fat underneath the skin. Often, stretch marks have a slightly different texture than the rest of the skin. Usually they appear on the thighs, abdomen, flanks, hips and/or breasts.
When the body grows slowly, the skin’s connecting fibers accommodate and stretch. But, rapid growth makes these fibers overstretch and break. This makes it easy to see blood vessels that show through these tears, which is why they appear red or purple at first.
During treatment, the microneedle penetrates deep into the dermis to stimulate the development of newer, healthier skin. As a result, the skin looks clearer and smoother where the stretch marks exist. This treatment also minimize the discoloration of stretch marks. After the treatment, the marks become noticeably smaller and thinner, while the texture of the skin becomes more normal and natural.