- 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.
- 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, from conditions like Cushing's Syndrome & drugs like potent steroids.
- Common areas for stretch marks to arise include the abdomen, breasts, hips, flank, buttocks and thighs, arms and shoulders.
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 prescription products for effective improvement in the appearance of striae.
New Red/Purple Stretch Marks
The reddish appearance of recently formed striae is due to their high vascularity and 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.
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.