Every woman hates the arrow streaks or lines that develop on the surface of the skin, which mars their natural beauty. Stretch marks not only affect pregnant women, but they also affect kids that grow quickly and people who gain and lose weight rapidly.
During pregnancy, the skin first stretches resulting in stretch marks, and then on losing weight, the skin folds on itself, making the striae more visible. Stretch marks also appear when young men go start body building to increase their chest and shoulders.
As the name suggests, stretch marks (or striae distensae) are created by the breakdown of elastic tissue as the skin stretches or distends.
With technological advancements in the field of beauty and aesthetics, a number of conscious people are today heading to aesthetic clinics to get rid of stretch marks.
Modern day technologies help wipe away stretch marks.
Marks or scars are never a pleasing sight. Many people feel traumatised and troubled if they have stretch marks. Women who have just delivered go through a range of emotions when they experience a drastic change in their bodies, stretch marks are something that also trouble them.
At clinics, we provide a range of procedures to lighten stretch marks such as diamond microdermabrasion, laser treatments and thermage, among others. These are technologies developed with great research, and they help people feel better about themselves.
Diamond Microdermabrasion is a technique that lightens the striae by flattening them out. In this we polish the stretch marks with a combination of cut and uncut diamonds fixed on platinum tips. With this the stretch marks become softer, lighter and less visible. 8-12 sessions, once a week can be helpful. Besides, multiple sessions with chemical peels can also help lighten stretch marks.
Affirm Multiplex Laser that uses multiple light wavelengths (1320 and 1440 nm) is very effective. This is a fractional laser, which uses CAP technology to enhance the results. This is a short relatively pain free treatment .You may need 4 to 6 sessions ,one session every 2 to 3 weeks. Cynergy multiplex laser (combination of Pulse Dye and YAG laser) using sequential mode technique is also an effective modality to lighten stretch marks.
Thermage technique uses radiofrequency to tighten and contract skin. Most women develop looseness and stretch marks over the lower abdomen post pregnancy. Thermage treatment for the tummy also helps to tighten and flatten the tummy and in the process stretch marks become less visible.
Scarlet is a minimally invasive procedure and uses micro needle electrode, which delivers direct radiofrequency energy into the superficial and deeper layers of the skin through precise depth. As the micro needles penetrate and deliver the energy directly into the tissue, the stretch marks begin fading.
Is it possible to avoid stretch marks?
This is a question, which most people ask. To avoid stretch marks: One could massage the affected area with vitamin E, 1% cream (e.g. Evion). Aloe Vera gel could be applied over stretch marks twice a day. These simple remedies if started while the stretch marks are appearing can retard their development. Plus, taking supplements like vitamin A, E and B is also helpful.
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