The skin is elastic in nature and as the body grows the connecting fibers in the skin slowly stretch to accommodate this growth. However, when the skin is stretched rapidly by sudden weight gain or growth spurts, the skin is not able to adapt quickly enough and there is a disruption of collagen and elastin, which are the main proteins found in connective tissues. This causes tears in the dermis (upper layer of the skin) allowing deeper layers of the skin to be exposed. As these tears heal, they cause scars that appear as narrow, long streaks called stretch marks.
Stretch marks can affect both women and men but are most commonly found in women. They appear in places like the hips, thighs, breasts, upper arms, stomach, and lower back. Stretch marks are extremely common and are not detrimental to your health in any way. Still, they are often the subject of unwanted attention. But there is good news. If you are unhappy with your stretch marks, you can do something about them. Petunia’s 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm derma rollers offer a simple and affordable, yet effective way to fade stretch marks.
How can a derma roller help with stretch marks?
A derma roller is a multifunctional tool which is used to address a number skin problems. This small hand-held device is covered with needles which cause controlled micro-injuries when rolled over your skin. It provides a form of micro-needle therapy in which the micro-injuries break up damaged cells and trigger the body’s production of collagen and elastin.
How long will it take to start seeing results?
A derma roller is not a quick-fix solution for stretch marks. Repeated treatments will be needed before you can achieve the desired results. When the treatment is repeated, the skin will strengthen and the scars will gradually fade. Using the device one per month, you may start seeing improvements after as little as 3 to 5 months. You should see significant results after about a year. You will continue to reap the benefits for up to a year after your last treatment, as the skin will continue to replenish its collagen reserves.
Is a derma roller suitable for everyone?
Just about anyone can benefit from using a derma roller for stretch marks with no risk or side effects. But as with anything else, the results will vary from person to person. Your body’s response to this treatment will depend on the severity of the stretch marks, the frequency with which you treat the affected area, the type of derma roller you choose and whether or not you are using an appropriate serum or cream.
Should I use a serum with my derma roller?
You’ve probably already tried using a topical treatment to fade your stretch marks, without success. Most topical treatments are unable to penetrate the skin to reach the cause of stretch marks. While topical treatments are not effective on their own, using a serum or cream along with a derma roller can produce better results. A derma roller will create channels via which serums and creams can seep into the skin to do their work.
We recommend using Petunia’s Vitamin C Serum with your derma roller. This serum will help promote collagen production and faster cell turnover.
Should I use the 1.0 mm or 1.5 mm derma roller?
If you have light stretch marks, the 1.0 mm derma should be able to do the trick. For deep scars, you may accomplish better results by using the 1.5 mm derma roller. If you have never used a derma roller before, we recommend starting off with the 1.0 mm derma roller before moving on to the 1.5 mm derma roller.
Because the needles on the 1.5 mm derma roller are longer, it will be more painful to use. So, for treating stretch marks in sensitive areas or if you have a low pain threshold, you might want to opt for the 1.0 mm derma roller.
Do you want to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks? Then, visit our online store to order the 1.0 mm or 1.5 mm derma roller today and start rolling your way to clearer and smoother skin.