Home Microdermabrasion For Stretch Marks and Raised Scars
(For didactic reasons the treatment is described in several phases.)
BIOSKINEXFOL™, a home microdermabrasion for stretch marks and raised scars, and a skin regenerating cream. It contains micro-crystals, that helps to exfoliate old, rough, raised damaged tissues to help the biological serum penetrate through them and get rid of stretch marks and scars.Read more
No skin preparation prior to the exfoliation with the cream for microdermabrasion for stretch marks is necessary. No pre-peel treatment with any cream or any other regime is necessary. First, clean your skin with any alcohol cleaner or with a glycolic acid cleanser. Then just massage the BIOSKINEXFOL™ CREAM on clean skin, with either the tips of your fingers or with a dry and soft cloth. Simply apply a small amount to the skin and rub in a rotational pattern. Wipe after.
For practical purposes, the area to be treated may be divided into squares of 10 × 10 cm (4 × 4 inches). The goal of the microdermabrasion is to remove the superficial layer of the epidermis and allow the cream to penetrate evenly. The microdermabrasion may be performed until you start to feel the first pain of abrasion. When you touch the surface of the abraded skin, you will feel roughness of the skin, as you are touching keratinocytes, which are better hydrated than the surface corneocytes.
Keratinocytes originate in the basal layer from the division of keratinocyte stem cells. They are pushed up through the layers of the epidermis, undergoing gradual differentiation until they reach the stratum corneum where they form a layer of dead, flattened, highly keratinized cells called squamous cells.
This layer forms an effective barrier to the entry of foreign matter and infectious agents into the body and minimises moisture loss. Keratinocytes are shed and replaced continuously from the stratum corneum. The time of transit from basal layer to shedding is approximately one month.
Corneocytes are cells derived from keratinocytes during the late stages of terminal differentiation of squamous epithelia. Corneocyte desquamation at the skin surface is a complex biologic event which is normally regulated for providing an inconspicuous shedding of single corneocytes.
The cream and how to apply it
BIO BODY CREAM contains a naturally active ingredient which is a colloidal serum —with cell-communicating ingredients, enzymes that “dissolve” or “digest” damaged cells, and biological activators of skin renewal— combined with natural emollients, emulsifiers, surfactants and nourishing extracts derived from Olive Oil, hydrating Hyaluronic acid, and humectant Glycerin that moisturize, replenish and stabilize the lipid content within the intercellular skin matrix.
The regular cream is applied with your finger tips, in a circular motion. You simply massage the cream into your skin.
Home Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks
BIOSKINEXFOL™ home microdermabrasion cream is BIO BODY CREAM infused with the same exfoliating micro crystals the pros use, and can be applied with your finger tips or with a cloth or a handheld electric appliance (not sold by us) with a circular motion until redness appears. Then cleanse by brushing or wiping off the micro-crystals. Usually with a 1-2 minutes massage to an area 10×10 cm the exfoliating of cells will be enough. Note that the entire area must be treated and not only the depth of the stretch marks.
One noteworthy advantage is that there is no downtime after the microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion evolved from a technique called dermabrasion. Dermabrasion has been around for decades and was used to treat severe scarring by polishing the uppermost surface of the skin with an abrasive, metallic attachment. This highly effective technique requires recovery time, not to mention anesthesia. Microdermabrasion is gifted with a gentler, less invasive skin-resurfacing technology. And, there is no risk of dyschromia on darkly pigmented individuals.
Microdermabrasion kits come in all shapes and sizes, but all provide deep-exfoliating micro-crystal creams. Microdermabrasion kits range from inexpensive do-it-yourself lotion packages to medical and spa machines costing several thousands of dollars. This technology empowers you to experience serious skin improvements from home, at the salon, or in your dermatologist’s office without the inconvenience and risks involved with surgery, lasers, and chemicals.
BIOSKINEXFOL ™ is an ultra-exfoliating home microdermabrasion cream designed to take skin care to a new level. A brand new skin surface is revealed, healthier and revitalized. The treatment is painless, and should feel like a deep tissue massage.
As an added bonus, the treatment also stimulates blood flow and rapid skin cell rejuvenation through its therapeutic tissue massage.
Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks
Removes the keratin barrier.
Increases skin permeability.
Stimulates keratinocyte turnover.
Indirectly stimulates fibroblasts.
Allows more regular penetration of the cream .
Stimulates dermal fibroblasts.
Stimulates epidermal regeneration.
Induces a controlled inflammation at the depth of the striae thereby increasing collagen production at this site
Stimulates keratinocyte turnover
Captures free radicals and diminishes post-treatment oxidative stress.
Induces epidermal liquefaction
Discourages from touching the area.
By discouraging infection, reepithelization is favoured
Application of the cream for home microdermabrasion for stretch marks and occlusion of the area.
The quantity to be applied is about 0.5 g per 10 × 10 cm area.
The cream will be the active factor at the depth of the stretch marks, while also acting on the normal dermis between the stretch marks. Both elements will create the improvement. The microdermabrasion ultra-exfoliation stimulates the fibroblastic reaction of the normal dermal cells located between the stretch marks.
The cream will be absorbed deep within the skin during the microdermabrasion massage and works fine just like that, but it works best beneath occlusion.
Use occlusion: either taping or a nonpermeable membrane, or kitchen plastic wrap secured with bandages, or an occluding substance —-usually a cheap petrolatum cream or petroleum jelly.
The occluding dressing holds perspiration close to the skin, hydrating the top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum. Topical substances are absorbed into a moist stratum corneum 10-100 times more efficiently than with dry skin. A common method of occlusion is to apply plastic wrap to the affected area and secure it on all sides with tape. Occlusive dressings should be left on for at least 2 hours and often are applied at bedtime so as not to interfere with daytime activities. Because occluded areas remain moist, they are at risk of developing bacterial infections. In general, occlusion should not be used for more than 3 days in a row.
When occlusion is applied the cream a) continues for long its enzymatic digestion of both the damaged proteins and the coagulated proteins that form when skin is injured as it is with the microdermabrasion cream and b) continues for a longer period of time the stimulation of new collagen and glycosaminoglycan formation.
Otherwise absorption may not be enough, due to the barrier of coagulated proteins. Also to avoid the desiccation of the area by air contact it is best to apply a dressing or sheet on top of the cream to create an occlusion.
Removing the occlusion
The occlusion should be left for about 6 hours. The duration of occlusion is a factor that influences the efficacy of the treatment. The longer the occlusion the stronger is the action.
Microdermabrasion or acid peelings alone do not yield benefits. In our technique, the benefit comes from the association of two or the three elements: microdermabrasion, cream absorption, and occlusion.
Multiple treatments are required to see improvements with the cream for microdermabrasion for stretch marks.
Treatments should be repeated every 2-3 days. Superficial stretch marks will require a 2 months treatment to achieve about 50% to 80% improvement, whereas it may take as much as four months of treatments to significantly improve old, large and deep stretch marks.
4 – 8 Weeks – for mild or minor scars or marks.
8 to 12 Weeks – for noticeable results for old and deep stretch marks.
Results are better and fewer treatments are needed with more recent and/or superficial stretch marks. It works as well for stretch marks seen during puberty or many years after pregnancy.
Before starting the treatment you should know that the final result of the appearance of your stretch marks will be an improvement but never a complete disappearance. So you have to make a final decision when to stop the treatment.
The only complication that may need management is transient hyperpigmentation usually seen around 4 weeks post-microdermabrasion, especially on darker skin types. This hyperpigmentation can be resolved with the application of a 4% hydroquinone bleaching cream twice daily.
This form of treatment offers many advantages and stays within a safe zone. The presumed mechanisms of action are reviewed below.
The microdermabrasion is performed just deeply enough to remove the corneocytes. These cells are responsible for the impermeability of the epidermis. Removing this layer allows the cream to penetrate.
The goal of the cream is to stimulate the fibroblasts of the healthy zones between stretch marks and act also at the depth of the stretch marks.
The glycoprotein enzyme and the moisturizing and lipid enhancers contained in the cream start a partial dissociation of the corneocytes and enhance the penetration of the product by diminishing the superficial tension. Breaking of the barrier function of the epidermis creates an immediate stimulation of the lipids, DNA and growth factors into the keratinocytes that will stimulate their differentiation.
After the action of the abrasion and the cream on the healthy parts of the skin between the stretch marks, the cream also acts at the depth of the marks, stimulating re-epithelization and enhancing fibroblast production.
The aim of the procedure is to allow the cream to touch the desired level of the skin and, because of the occlusion, to remain in contact long enough with the dermis at the depth of the stretch marks, where the cream can exert its various beneficial effects on collagen synthesis and so improve the marks.
A new home microdermabrasion cream containing enzymes that dissolve scar tissues and trigger new biosynthesis of collagen and healthy glycosaminoglycans from within the deep layers of the skin is described which is effective in improving the cosmetic appearance of stretch marks. Neither skin type, nor localization, nor class of stretch marks limits this treatment.
Microdermabrasion is relatively superficial but enough to break the skin barrier to allow deep penetration of the ingredients in the cream. Further occlusion with a plastic sheet or a petrolatum cream over the area for about 6 hours retains moisture and enhances the absorption of the biologically active regenerating ingredients.