Scar & Stretch Mark Reduction Results | Before & After Micro-Needling

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Lots of People Have Scars & Stretch Marks

I think it's fair to say that most people have either a scar or stretch mark. And many of those people would like their scars or stretch marks to be less noticeable. The problem is this. There aren’t many effective ways to minimize scars and stretch marks.

Micro-needling is a newer treatment that improves these imperfections.

It forces your body to remodel the imperfection by triggering a healing response. Our bodies won’t replace the scarred tissue completely, especially if it's deep; but they will replace the parts that are injured by micro-needling. This creates a mixture of scar tissue and normal tissue.

So indented scars fill and raised scars flatten - and you get softer, smoother, better looking skin.

Needling a hypo-pigmented scar will also improve its color. The color change happens when the pigment producing cells move from the surrounding skin into the mark. It doesn’t work for everyone; but in most people, it does.

To get the best result, multiple treatments are necessary:

  • Testing has shown that 6 treatments deliver the best results.
  • There's no limit to the number of treatments.
  • 8-10 week intervals between treatments is recommended.
  • The response varies by the individual so there's no way to predict who will get the best result.

Scar & Stretch Mark Reduction Results – Before and After Micro-Needling Photos

Acne Scars

Before SkinPen Micro-Needling

Read more about the different methods of treating acne scars in our blog post on Acne Scar Treatment - and check out the SkinPen link on Acne Scars.

Acne Scars

After SkinPen Micro-Needling

To learn more, read our blog post, Micro-Needling Acne Scars.

Acne scars before SkinPen micro-needling
Acne scars after SkinPen micro-needling

The technique works great for sunken areas on the skin caused by acne, but not for deep, narrow “ice pick” scars, says dermatologist, Doris Day in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Day says she generally sees a 60% to 70% improvement in the broad acne scars with four to six treatments. Read more about the different methods of treating them in our blog post on Acne Scar Treatment.

Acne scars before SkinPen micro-needling
Acne scars after SkinPen Micro-Needling

Stretch Marks Before SkinPen Micro-Needling

Stretch Marks After 1 SkinPen Micro-Needling Treatment

Be sure to read our blog post, The Science Behind Stretch Marks.

stretch marks before SkinPen Micro-Needling
stretch marks after SkinPen Micro-Needling
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Amy Takken, RN

Amy Takken is a registered nurse with 20+ years of experience helping people improve their health. Her in-depth skincare articles have been featured on Nazarian Plastic Surgery and The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. She's also been quoted on

Amy loves research and constantly watches for new products and treatments to help you improve your skin’s health – because healthy skin is beautiful! To reach Amy, visit our contact page.

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The Information provided on our website is not medical advice and should not be viewed as such. By law, only a medical doctor can diagnose or give medical advice. As a registered nurse, my goal is to educate, so I provide information on skin care, skin care products, and skin care treatments. If you have any condition that concerns you, please see a medical doctor. While most skin conditions are benign, some – like melanoma – can be deadly. If there is any doubt, please, please consult your physician. Thank you!

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