This is also known as a collagen induction therapy, and is a minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure. As each thin needle punctures the skin, it micro-wound causing the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Moreover, new capillaries are created, this neovascularisation and neocollagenesis that takes place following treatment precedes the reduction of scars.
Microneedle technology is both a minimally invasive and fairly painless option with the use of an anesthetic cream. This procedure is cost-effective, and can be done on more sensitive areas of skin that are not suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing. The patient is able to take part in regular activities almost immediately, depending on the depth of penetration of the needles. Furthermore, you will notice a change much sooner than you will with other treatments, such as creams or oils. After about 4-6 treatments you will see great changes in your stretch marks, which is significantly less time than it takes when waiting for your marks to naturally fade away!