Ah, stretchmarks…Those unsightly little lines blemishing your beautiful skin. They are the bane of existence for many and what often makes baring your shoulders, mid-drift or thighs a dread. But fear not, you’re not alone in this woe – microdermabrasion for stretch marks may be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

Stretch Marks affect thousands of people, regardless of age, weight, size or race. They may have appeared while you were growing up, or from pregnancy, weight gain or even weight loss. And it’s not only women with this problem. Men too struggle with this issue. They are due to elastic fibre and collagen loss in the second, deeper layer of the skin and result in little, fragmented scars that are sunken into your skin. Because elasticity plays an important role in creating those unpleasant scars, it can also play a role in how we can use microdermabrasion for stretch marks to remove them.

Both collagen and elastin are important components in building strong, youthful, vibrant skin that is unblemished and flexible. Stretch marks form when collagen and elastin fibres, responsible for keeping this taut skin, are not being produced at a high enough level. Stretch marks need strong exfoliation to remove the damaged skin. Microdermabrasion for stretch marks does just that. It helps by removing the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells, encouraging the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells. These cells have higher levels of collagen and elastin thus improving your skin’s appearance and reducing the depth of the stretch marks. Microdermabrasion not only exfoliates but also enables the skin to produce more collagen and elastin so over time the stretch marks will be reduced.

Microdermabrasion takes about 25 minutes and has very little redness. At The Gentle Touch, we follow up our thorough microdermabrasion in Vancouver with a gentle masque.

It is recommended you stay out of the sun for the 48 hours following a microdermabrasion. Click here to learn more about microdermabrasion for stretch marks or to book an appointment.