WHY DO THEY APPEAR | Striae or Stretch Marks are formed when the skin stretches beyond its normal capacity to expand (like a rubber band that is stretched a little too far and snaps). This the process tears the dermis & damages the mesh like network of collagen protein which gives the skin its tone. WHO CAN GET THEM| Stretch marks can therefore occur in all conditions that cause stretching of skin or damage - during pregnancy, puberty and rapid gain in height, after rapid weight gain or sudden weight loss, sudden muscle bulking or atrophy, medical conditions & medication with potent steroids. WHERE CAN ONE DEVELOP THEM | Common areas for stretch marks to arise include the abdomen, breasts, hips, flank, buttocks and thighs, arms and shoulders.
types of stretch marks
NEW: Red/Purple Stretch Marks: The reddish appearance of recently formed striae is due to the tearing of small blood vessels when skin stretches unduly; as well as the formation of new blood vessels during the active process of wound healing. Striae are most sensitive to new collagen formation at this stage, therefore treatments for stretch marks are most effective when started soon after their formation. Even if treatment is not possible, intense hydration and the application of topical medication should be started early, on the advice of the treating doctor.
OLD: Silver/White Stretch Marks: The older stretch marks get - the more treatments they may take to show comparable results. However, they can still be effectively treated with visible improvement. We combine striae treatments with skin hydration, body contouring and skin tightening for the best results.
Synergistic Treatment Protocol:
We follow an evidence based systematic approach that targets various steps in the formation of stretch marks for best results. Our US FDA approved collagen boosting tool is combined with other treatments and prescription home care products for effective improvement in the appearance of striae.
- UD FDA approved Micro Needling RF
- Collagen Induction Micro Needling
- Meso Therapy Cocktail
- Ultrasound Skin Lifting
- Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
- Spot Fat Reduction
- Active Peptide Delivery
- Deep Dermal Hydration
- Oral & Topical Medication