Stretch Mark Treatment
How to get rid of stretch marks?— is the most common question that my clients ask.
I answer from the point of view of science: nowadays it is impossible to get rid of stretch marks completely, but it is possible to make them significantly less visible.
Why do stretch marks appear?
Stretch marks, are a type of scarring on the skin caused by a tearing of the dermal layer. They are a result of excessive dermal stretching, such as after rapid weight loss/gain, pregnancy, or pubertal growth spurts.
Stretch marks first appear as reddish or purple lines, but tend to gradually fade to a lighter flesh toned colour. The affected areas appear empty and are soft to the touch.
Stretch marks occur within the middle layer of the skin, known as the dermal layer, which is what helps the skin retain its shape.
Imagine stretch marks as caves. Caves are deep. They reach the middle and deep layer of the skin. Sides of these caves covered with heaps of damaged collagen. Cells that produce new collagen and elastin surround these caves. But the number of this cells is much less compared with areas of skin without scars or stretch marks.
How to get rid of stretch marks?
Stretch marks are areas of the skin with the damaged collagen( like scars).When we grow the collagen around the stretch marks, we close the stretch marks from both sides. As the result they are becoming much less noticeable.To get rid of stretch marks is a necessity:
- Destroy areas of damaged collagen.
- Stimulate cells that that produce new collagen and elastin to work hard to close the stretch mark.
A:You know that caves of scars or stretch marks are deep. Do you think that creams, masks, or even peels and microdermabrasion will work on such a depth? The response is NO! All of them cannot reach the layer of collagen.
A:Some lasers, RF- Radio Frequency and Fractional RF.
A:Many of lasers destroy only superficial skin layer but not deep. Stretch marks are deep collagen layer problem.
A:RF stimulates collagen growth without damaging the superficial skin layer. It is the safest solution for the representatives of darker skin type because it never creates hyper pigmentation. Consider 6-9 treatments. The result will appear 2 month after the treatment was started. It is physiology of the process for the new collagen to grow.
A:Stretch marks removal with Fractional RF gives the best results in modern aesthetic medicine. The technology “burns out “damaged collagen like laser and stimulates new collagen production working as RF on a depth. People with skin type 4+ should have additional precaution in order to avoid hyper pigmentation after the treatment. Consider 3-6 treatment once per month.