Whether you have gained them through pregnancy, puberty, or the ordinary passing of time, stretch marks are a common cause of frustration. Mothers wish their stomachs still had smooth skin, others wish to get rid of stretch marks after dramatic weight loss. Some adults carry those infamous lines because of fluctuations in weight.
Stretch Marks appear in different parts of the body. It is commonly found on the tummy, thighs, arms, buttocks, and hips. It can also appear on the knees, calves, and the lower back. Many have unfortunately grown used to adjusting their clothing choices to their stretch marks.
How Does One Get Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are created when the top layer skin is stretched quickly and combined with a surge of cortisone in the body. This prevents fibroblasts from creating collagen and elastin fibers, which keep skin looking tight and smooth. The tearing on the dermis then leads to epidermal tearing and without the infrastructure of collagen, results in scar tissue and the formation stretch marks or striae.
Many articles have suggested that applying certain creams with particular ingredients can help with stretch marks removal. Mild stretch marks sometimes can improve in appearance but older stretch marks cannot be removed via topical creams only.
How Can I Get Rid of My Stretch Marks Permanently?
Laser Stretch Mark Removal is the option to consider should patients desire to be rid of their stubborn stretch marks. At Clifford Clinic, the latest Edge Fractional CO2 treatment and Fraxel Dual laser combined with vascular V-Beam Perfect and the Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers is used to treat any kind of stretch mark. Whether it is recent or from one’s teenage years or pregnancy, Clifford Clinic is able to treat it using top notch technology and its many years of expertise.
A number of modalities are used in order to provide the best treatment for stretch marks. For purple stretch marks with thin papery skin uses two treatments: the V-Beam Perfect for its purple component and the Edge Fractional CO2 laser treats the thin skin issue. For older stretch marks that have turned brownish because of hyperpigmentation, the Q-switch laser is used. The final stage of stretch marks removal is the white or silvery color. At this stage, Clifford Clinic uses the Edge Fracional CO2 laser and the Fraxel Dual Laser.
Simpler cases sometimes only use one laser type while more complex require all three lasers. At Clifford Clinic, the patient can be assured that the choice of laser for the kind of stretch mark is taken care of to achieve best results and to avoid post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The latter happens when early stretch marks are treated with older technology.
Many patients have succumbed to stretch marks and have accepted it as a daily reality. Let Clifford Clinic help you achieve your best possible skin.
Call Clifford Clinic at 6532 2400 to schedule your appointment and learn more.