HOW IT WORKS
Micropoints is an exclusive and innovative technique from Brazil that consists in the mechanical stimulation (performed with a cosmetic tattooing machine) and use of biotechnological cosmetics in order to regenerate the skin, activating the production of collagen, elastin and melanin.
Micropoints is the latest technique for stretch mark reduction. It is a revolutionary method that treats especially older white stretch marks, like no other technique was ever able to do.Request an appointment
ABOUT STRETCH MARKS
Stretch marks appear as a result of rupture of the collagen and elastin fibres, which are responsible for sustaining the elasticity of our skin. When the skin is subjected to extreme tension, these fibres don’t resist and rupture occurs.
A few different factors can cause stretch marks, such as: hereditary factors, fast body growth, excessive weight gain, pregnancy, hormones, diabetes etc.
The results achieved are permanent as once treated, those stretch marks won’t return. They will get lighter over the course of sessions to an almost invisible state. Most clients will experience a significant improvement from the first treatment.Request an appointment
- How many sessions are required?
The amount of sessions required will vary from one individual to another depending on thickness of the stretch marks, post treatment care and the individual’s ability to recover. Generally speaking, up to 6 sessions are required.
- What are the intervals between sessions?
Sessions should be done at a minimum of 4 weeks apart.
- Is there any downtime associated?
Yes, around 1-2 weeks depending on each individuals healing capabilities. The skin will look slightly red afterwards and will scab and flake off in the next couple of weeks after treatment.
- Does is remove the stretch marks permanently?
We don’t like to call it “Stretch Mark Removal” as there is no method in the market able to completely remove stretch marks, as one the skin is ruptured, it is impossible for it to go back to its original state. Micropoints treatment will permanently reduce appearance of stretch marks, being the most efficient method for stretch mark reduction available. 50% to 90% reduction can be achieved to the point where even though the stretch mark will still be there, it will be practically invisible to the naked eye.
- Is it painful?
It all depends on each individual pain threshold. Some people will find it painful, some people will find it ticklish.
- How long does each session take?
It all depends on the area treated, the amount of stretch marks and severity of the case. It can range anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour.
- Is there any contra-indication to treatment?
Yes, conditions such as Carcinogenic Tumors, HIV, Leukemia, Epilepsy, Pacemakers and Contagious Warts are contraindicated. Pregnant and breast feeding clients need doctor’s authorization in order to have treatment.
- What is the difference between red and white stretch marks? And can Micropoints treatment target both red and white stretch marks?
Red stretch marks are recent stretch marks and the reason why they are red is because the skin, in an attempt to recover, gets filled with blood vessels and swells. Over period of time, the cells will settle and the stretch mark lightens to a white colour, which is a sign that the stretch mark has been in the area for longer. Micropoints treatment can treat both red and white stretch marks but it will work best on white stretch marks.
- Does Micropoints treat any conditions other than stretch marks?
Yes, Micropoints technique can also treat wrinkles and fine lines, scars and acne scarring. Please check out Skin Treatments page for more information. We offer to every client a FREE initial consultation where we can further discuss treatment plan.