Get rid of stretch marks with Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as medical skin needling therapy intended to stimulate collagen and elastin production by injuring dermis layer of skin. This technique uses body’s natural wound healing responses to heal intentional albeit tiny damage to skin. Wound healing regenerates new collagen structures and results in firmer, better looking skin. In most cases, micro needling hardware and derma rollers are fitted with several hundreds of micro needles that deliver tiny but numerous injuries with purpose to penetrate epidermis and reach dermis. Once dermis is damaged the body uses natural agents and cells to generate new fibroblasts and collagen to fulfill injured areas with missing collagen.
How can Collagen Induction Therapy help get rid of stretch marks ?
Stretch marks are damaged scar tissues in skin that lack collagen and elastin. By injuring stretch marks over a period of time, the body will heal, tighten and improve texture of stretchmarks by itself. The benefit of micro needling and CIT is that it reaches its destination – dermis, and relatively easy and convenient to use. The downside is slight pain and stinging when applying this technique on stretch marks areas. Most people find derma rollers very convenient for home use.
Get rid of stretch marks with Derma Rollers
Derma rollers are simple hand held roller devices with 192 surgical steel micro-needles which are able to puncture the top layer of the skin without damage. They can be ordered online and used anywhere: at home, work, bus, train, almost anywhere. It is recommended to have topical anesthetic cream to apply 30 minutes before derma roller application. There are different micro-needles lenghts which come in sizes 0.5mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm and 2.5mm . The bigger and deeper the stretch marks the bigger needles will one need. However, for most cases 1.0mm and 1.5mm is sufficient enough.
Following collagen induction therapy, it is useful to apply topical vitamin (E, C, other) creams that will easily penetrate the outer layer of skin into epidermis, thanks to tiny holes from skin needling.
Noticeable changes can be seen in as little as week. It is recommended to have 3-4 day breaks to allow the body to repair itself. Skin completely renews itself every 40 days. Keep on using derma rollers for several months and results won’t dissapoint – you will see stretch marks diminish by at least 50%. The author of this website personally used this method and seen stretch marks improved by 40% in 2 months of use.