Stretch marks: (Striae distensae)
Before explaining how stretch marks can be reduced, it is important to establish the causes of these unsightly marks and to explain exactly what these marks are.
Stretch marks are caused by a tearing of the dermis, or inner layer of skin. This tearing usually is associated with rapid weight gain, such as occurs in pregnancy, but hormones also influence the formation of stretch marks. This means stretch marks may occur during puberty or even healthy muscle-building. Stretch marks can show up anywhere on the body, but most commonly found on breast tissue, stomach and upper thighs. New stretch marks appear reddish in colour, while older stretch marks fade to a silvery hue.
What can you expect from the treatment?
Firstly we begin with microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells to allow the laser paddles to penetrate the skin properly. The first laser paddle attacks the pigmentation and texture of the stretch marks the second paddle then works with the elasticity of the deeper tears of the stretch marks.
The results are incredible, a course of 8 is recommended to achieve up to an 80% reduction in as little as 4 minutes!
Laser therapy for stretch marks works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin.
This promotes elasticity and makes the skin under the stretch marks thicker.
Laser therapy also causes the fibroblasts or connective tissues cells in the skin to divide. This in turn reduces the appearance of stretch marks but despite improving the visual look of the marks does not remove them altogether.
Stretch marks of any age and colour can be treated.
Combine with Radiofrequency treatment to shrink and smoothen the stretch marks even further making them less visible.
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