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New miracle procedure for stretch marks: Skin needling

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People often go looking for help fixing problems like scars and sun damage to their skin. The newest trend is called "skin needling." But does it work? And how much will it cost you?

You might as well call it a magic wand. This needle -- basically a tattoo needle -- can be used to help with just about every cosmetic problem out there.

Take a look at these before and after pictures. Acne scars you thought you could never get rid of, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone -- Corena has been using it for stretch marks.

"What I'm doing is opening up the skin and I'm actually going to put color in there," describes Linda Dunn-Carter of

"Because her stretch marks are white and by braiding the tissue I can get the color in there."

Dunn-Carter with Scottsdale Skin Needling says the process does take some time -- about 4 months -- with the average overall cost $3,500.

How does it work? You're basically reprogramming the skin telling it what to do.

"The scar tissue that's the connective tissue underneath the epidermis, I separate that very precisely with my needle," says Dunn-Carter. "It's releasing the epidermis from the tethered bands of tissue giving it a path for the collagen to flow."

You can get rid of surgical scars, frown lines, and sun damage. The pictures really say it all.

There is some down time with the procedure, anywhere from three to seven days.

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