Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Treatment

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Stretch Marks are tears in the dermis (middle layer of the skin) causing

  • Loss and damage of collagen and elastin (building blocks of the skin), blood vessels and pigment producing cells in the area affected. In addition, one also sees a loss of skin tone and wrinkle formation.
  • Types of scars that, are initially red to purple in colour, and then, with time, gradually fade to a pale to white glistening colour.

Occurence

About 90% of pregnant women get stretch marks. They also affect 70% of young females and about 40% of young males.

Triggers

  • Heredity – Some individuals are genetically prone to stretch marks.
  • Weight – Rapid weight gain or loss.
  • Skin Type – Dryer skin types have less elasticity than oily skin so dry skin types are prone to stretch marks.
  • Use of moisturiser regularly can prevent stretch marks in dry skin individuals.
  • Pregnancy – it can result from the weight gain and hormone activity during pregnancy.

Commonly Seen In

Pregnant women (last months of pregnancy, on lower abdomen).

  • Teenagers during growth spurts.
  • Individuals that gain rapid or excessive weight.
  • Body builders, weightlifters.
  • Individuals taking drugs containing steroids.
  • Young women, on their breasts, thighs, hips and buttocks.
  • In people who are generally more susceptible to stretch marks.

Preventing Stretch Marks

Stretch Mark prevention measures may include

  • Avoiding excessive weight gain.
  • Eating a well-balanced healthy diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals; drinking enough water and exercising regularly can help.
  • Moisturising the skin regularly.
  • Avoiding steroid medications

Benefits

  • Greater thermal and ablative effect
  • Enhanced treatment results
  • Works on all skin types
  • Safe for use all year round

Why christell Clinic For Stretch Mark Removal

Christell clinic has the latest technology in stretch mark removal that can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies.