What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are dermal scars on the skin’s outermost layer. They present themselves as red, pink, or purple streaks anywhere on the body but often appear on the breasts, abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. Over time, the marks tend to flatten and fade to white or grey pale marks.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
There are several causes of stretch marks, but the most common are:
- Puberty/adolescent growth spurts
- Rapid changes in weight
- Increase of the hormone cortisol
- Genetic skin conditions
Stretch Mark Treatment Solutions
Stretch marks can be improved by different treatments that we offer at DP MediSkin. Our treatments centre on encouraging the middle layer of the skin to regenerate naturally, and thereby smoothening the skin texture. Below are the treatments that we use:
- Skin Needling Treatment (Collagen Induction Therapy)
Skin needling is an effective and safe procedure for stretch mark treatment. It involves inserting micro-needles in the area of concern to create tiny wounds that activate the natural healing by triggering the collagen production and cellular renewal. This progressively remodels the stretch marks, significantly reducing their appearance. The treatment not only improves stretch marks, but it also leaves the skin firmer, smoother and glowing.
- Fotona Laser Treatment
Fotona laser treatment works by remodelling and resurfacing the skin, thereby reducing their appearance. Laser energy is delivered to the skin at different speeds and depth levels to trigger the production of new skin cells. At DP MediSkin, we use the Fotona laser, which is an advanced laser that combines two wavelengths that provide fast, effective, and safe treatment to the targeted parts of the skin.
- Fotona Smooth Mode
This step targets the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and initiate skin tightening and skin remodelling.
- Fractionated Laser
This part of treatment involves treating the stretch marks with fractionated laser beams. The fractional laser causes micro injuries as it delivers heat to the stretch mark lines as well as the adjacent skin tissue. The stretch marks then begin to smoothen and remodel.
- Skin Tightening
This stage targets the larger surface of the area of concern. It involves delivering thermal laser energy to increase collagen and elastin production.
- Fotona Smooth Mode
Who is a Good Candidate for Stretch Mark Removal Treatment?
The stretch mark treatments are ideal for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of their stretch marks. Whether at the early stage or later stage, our treatments can significantly improve the marks, wrinkles, and other skin concerns.
Which is the Best Stretch Mark Removal Treatment for Me?
The choice of treatment will depend on your overall situation, skin type, and age of stretch marks. Both treatments are very effective for improving stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Once you visit our clinic, one of our clinicians will assess your skin and general health and discuss with you the treatment options and other concerns to determine the most effective treatment for your skin.
How Many Treatments Will I need to see Results?
The number of treatments depends on your age, stretch mark history, and other factors that we consider when establishing a treatment plan during your initial consultation. Typically, most clients require 4-6 treatments. Our clinicians will also determine how the sessions will be spaced for optimum results.
What Results Can I Expect?
After the 3 to 4 sessions, your skin will start to look noticeably healthier and firmer, and the stretch marks will be less visible. Overall, you can expect less visible stretch marks and a rejuvenated and radiant skin.
When you come for a consultation, our clinicians will advise you on how to best prepare for the treatment. Once the procedure is done, we will also provide you with aftercare information to help you maintain the results.
Does the Stretch Mark Removal Treatment Hurt?
The procedure is fairly painless. Most clients report feeling an uncomfortable sensation, but it’s completely tolerable.
Do the Treatments have any Risks?
Since our treatments are non-invasive, there is no scarring or any other adverse effect on your skin. Nonetheless, you may experience some mild swelling and redness after the treatment. This is simply because of the microscopic holes created during the procedure. You may also experience some slight itching and warm sensation, but all these subside shortly after the procedure.
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
The stretch mark treatment can last for years, depending on how well you take care of your skin. Our clinician will advise you on the best way to ensure long-lasting results.
How Much Do Stretch Mark Treatments Cost?
All our treatments are customized for each client to deliver the most efficient and effective treatment to achieve the best results. Because of this, the cost of the treatment will depend on a number of factors. Once we assess your condition and know your expectations, we will be able to give you a more accurate cost estimate.