𝗪𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐓𝐂𝐇 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐊𝐒 ❓
Stretch marks, also called striae, occur when our skin changes rapidly due to growth or weight gain. They are not usually a sign that something is wrong with our health. Anyone can get stretch marks, regardless of gender.
At first , stretch marks appear as thin red or purple lines that have a different texture from the surrounding skin . Most stretch marks fade on their own over time . After fading , they may become less noticeable . Faded stretch marks usually look lighter than the surrounding skin and shine a little , like a scar.
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞:
✅ Rapid weight gain
✅ Rapid muscle gain
✅ Pregnancy Physical changes during puberty
✅ Genetic factors
𝗪𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐎𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐓𝐂𝐇 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐊𝐒 ❓
1. Microneedling - A new, non-surgical skin regeneration procedure that can help repair and restore the skin's surface. This procedure uses tiny micro-medical needles to improve the skin damage caused by stretch marks. This treatment stimulates the skin to produce collagen and elastin, which can make sagging skin appear firmer.
2. Radiofrequency Therapy - This therapy uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis and stimulate collagen production . It is a fantastic option for the non-invasive treatment of stretch marks. As new, healthy collagen is produced, patients often notice less visible stretch marks over time.
3. Fractional Co2 Laser - An ablative laser that can be helpful in treating stretch marks . It removes the outer layer of skin, leaving newer, smoother skin. The Co2 laser also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which helps to smooth the raised scars of stretch marks. It is used for deeper scars.