Stretch Marks Removal

Stretch marks or Striae are a kind of scars on the skin which also leads to skin discolouration.  The reason why stretch marks appear is tearing of the dermis due to the rapid stretching of the skin. Hence, it is commonly seen when a person gains weight or is pregnant. Although this does not affect the elasticity of the skin but collagen production is hampered which leads to the appearance of stretch marks. Over time these marks can diminish but do not disappear completely.

Causes

  • Rapid muscle growth as in puberty.
  • People who are obese often have stretch marks.
  • In bodybuilders, because of the rapid body changes.
  • If a person uses steroids containing creams for more than a few weeks.
  • People taking high doses of oral corticosteroids for months or longer.

Stretch marks can be usually seen in the body parts that accumulate fat such as the abdomen, upper arms, underarms, thighs, and buttocks. However, it can appear anywhere on the body.

Treatments

There are no perfect treatments for stretch marks, but few sessions of following treatments give very good results:

 

  • CO2 Fractional Laser
  • Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling

There is no treatment that can give a complete solution and riddance from stretch marks to restore the normal-looking skin. However, we can definitely improve skin texture by using dermatological techniques to stimulate collagen production. One can witness a significant reduction in red & white stretch marks and make the skin look better. With the latest treatments, we can deliver promising results so that one can not see them very easily (prominently).