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TAHAN Lew-Fatt could have one of the most slamming bodies on the reality TV celebrity circuit, but it appears she may just be a body-perfectionist.

The Big Brother exotic beauty, who was headhunted to appear in Zoo Weekly last October, has turned to skin needling on her buttocks to get rid of stretch marks. A regular promotional model at the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars, Lew-Fatt told her more than 200,000 Instagram followers she was going under the micro-needle.

Micro needling and stretch marks. Do these 2 mix well together?

What makes stretches different is that they can show up without warning and you sometimes can’t even find yourself in the usual list of causes for stretch marks.

And once they come around they don’t plan on ever leaving, sure they might settle in a bit, but to leave? Not on their list.

But you do not want them to stay, want them gone, want them to give you back your smooth skin that you had before. Now, they do heal over time and they do appear much less after a few years. But for most of us, that is way to long of a time period to wait.

The healing itself works by your skin producing more collagen, healing up your tears, and replacing the unsightly striae with new skin cells. Using for example oils will supply your skin with enough nutrients so it can speed up this process severely. A decent method and worth doing on its own.

But where there’s a will, there’s a way, and another possible treatment was uncovered. This method is called microneedling.

Is microneedling safe? 

Yes! But micro needling is a procedure that requires a bit more knowledge.

For example with creams your only task is to put some of the cream on your fingers, massage it into the stretch marks and wait for it to dry. Simple, straightforward, fast.

Now this changes with micro-needling, as more care needs to be taken. Even though it is at a small scale and not painful, piercing still takes place and with it the possibility of an infection.

It is always advised to visit your doctor or dermatologist, as you might have some other skin conditions that need to be approved first. If not, these skin conditions can turn worse, as not all of them will improve if you start needling yourself. Don't know where to get a consultation? Use our Clinic Finder to find a Dermapen practitioner new you!

If you follow the pre- and post- procedural instructions of your practitioner, micro needling is safe and can have good results with lessening stretch marks, but do not expect a total removal as the skin on its own can only do so much, no matter how much you try to stimulate it.

When micro needling, tiny needles are used to puncture the skin over the stretch mark area. When doing this, the needles that are rolled over, pierce through the first skin layer into the second layer, creating microscopic damage. In response, the body starts producing more healing material (collagen) around that area speeding up the heal time. To better imagine this, it is similar to muscles. When muscles are under pressure, they get little microscopic damages and after a while a stronger muscle grows around it. The same happens with skin, which in turn when you start needling, slowly replaces the skin cells with newer improved ones much faster.

To see if micro-needling may be an option for you, check out our Clinic Finder and visit a Dermapen Practitioner in your area!