That’s why when a Reddit user claimed she rid herself of the pesky marks using a simple at-home treatment in just two weeks, the Internet lost their g-damn minds.
“Before & After – Only used dermaroller on left thigh,” she captioned an unretouched shot.
In the pic, you can clearly see blemishes covering her right leg, while the left looks flawless.
“I’ve only done two sessions with a 1.5mm roller and thought I couldn’t see any improvement until I saw this angle,” she added.
In short: Derma-rollers are tiny hand-held devices that contain hundreds of tiny needles. When moved across the skin, the needles deeply penetrate the surface, causing painless micro-injuries. This send collagen and elastin production into overdrive to compensate as it heals.
The result? A tighter, plumper, blemish-free appearance.
Derma-rolling has long been heralded for treating acne scars and hyperpigmentation. But as far as stretch marks are concerned, it is pretty rare to see such a drastic change in a matter of weeks.
In fact, while the Reddit user explained she only waited a fortnight between rolls, experts advise six weeks should be the minimum to reduce the risk of damage to cells.
Keen to try it for yourself? Here are a few of our faves:
Just remember to make sure the device is properly steralised in between uses (coz, infection) and that you’re using the proper needle size for your needs.