Previously, stretch mark treatment included PRP combined with microneedling, RF, stretch mark laser, and vitamin A cream. Removing young red stretch marks is more straightforward than removing older white ones.
Laser treatment options for Stretch Marks include:
- Vascular laser
- CO2 Laser
- Pico Laser
Other Treatment options:
- Tixel Skin Treatment
- Skin needling or RF microneedling
Who Gets Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks affect more than half of pregnant women, and many more men and women get them during periods of rapid weight gain or growth. They are, unfortunately, genetic, so if your mother and father have them, chances are you will as well, and there is no sure way to avoid them. Striae are most common on the hips, thighs, buttocks, tummy, and breast. However, all areas are treatable. Although stretch marks are not harmful, they are unsightly for many people. Unfortunately, there is no cure or prevention. However, the appearance can be reduced and improved by using laser treatments or Tixel combined with creams.
Stretch marks appear when your skin cannot keep up with rapidly expanding tissue volume, causing breakage in the collagen and elastin fibres. The original reddish colour is caused by increased blood vessels to repair the skin. However, they can never fully recover once interrupted, and the goal is to achieve the best cosmetic result possible.
Laser Options for Red/ Purple Stretch Marks
Early red stretch marks can be removed with a laser.
Early red to purple stretch marks are easier to treat with a vascular laser and Stratamark stretch mark cream. Though laser stretch mark removal does not restore the skin’s original appearance, significant improvement is usually achieved. It is best to begin planning for stretch mark removal while pregnant. Stratamark is safe to use during pregnancy, and once you’ve given birth, start vascular laser stretch mark treatment as soon as possible. Vitamin A cream on prescription can be used.
Options for White Stretch Marks
Older stretch marks are more difficult to treat, and the results are generally less impressive. This is because the effectiveness of your natural repair system is the most critical determinant of treatment response. This, unfortunately, cannot be quantified. On the other hand, a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking improve your innate repair. Tixel, CO2 laser and RF skin needling are two older methods for removing stretch marks. This can be combined with Vitamin A cream, which aids in regenerating new collagen.
What is the procedure for laser stretch mark removal?
Early stretch mark laser treatment:
Because early stretch marks have more blood vessels, vascular lasers treat them. In addition, a vascular laser treatment that begins early solves the redness and helps remodel collagen.
- Stretch marks fade in colour and require treatment to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth.
- Three to four procedures spaced two weeks apart may be required.
- The treatment lasts 5-15 minutes.
- To make the procedure more comfortable, the skin is cooled.
- Stratamark stretch mark cream and vitamin A cream can be used together to improve treatment outcomes.
Older stretch marks can be treated with Tixel or CO2 Laser:
Older stretch marks have fewer blood vessels and appear as a whitish scar. As a result, they are more challenging to treat. The older best stretch mark treatment is radiofrequency skin needling combined with CO2 or Erbium laser resurfacing. These treatments can be combined with other collagen-inducing procedures, such as PRP.
- It takes 3-5 treatments
- Treatments are spaced four weeks apart.
- To ensure that the stretch mark treatment is tolerated, the skin is numbed before the laser treatment.
- Cream for stretch marks.
Stratamark Stretch Mark Cream
Stratamark stretch mark cream is a silicone gel that occludes and hydrates the skin to help induce collagen production. It has demonstrated efficacy and is safe to use during pregnancy. It should be used during the second trimester and for the first 2-3 months after birth. It can also be used during periods of rapid growth.
Once stretch marks have formed, prescription retinoids can help repair them. However, this is unsafe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
- Silicone gel has been shown to treat stretch marks. • Apply as soon as stretch marks appear. • Can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It can be used on older stretch marks, but the results will be less dramatic.
PRP for Stretch Mark Removal
It is impossible to remove striae altogether. The goal of treatment is to improve cosmetic appearance rather than to remove stretch marks. PRP and micro-needling are safe for all skin types and have a quick healing time with little risk of skin pigmentation changes.
PRP therapy entails drawing blood, centrifuging the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and injecting it back into your skin. Four treatments spaced fortnightly to monthly are recommended as a treatment course. Stretch mark removal costs $790 for an area the size of your face.
Stretch Marks and RF Microneedling
The Secret RF uses microneedles to penetrate the skin, causing a controlled injury to deeper skin layers and stimulating collagen and elastin formation. It also reduces blood vessels, which reduces the red/purple appearance of young stretch marks, as well as healing the skin layers to improve overall texture and appearance. For two treatments, the cost is $660. (One treatment is an area approximately the size of your face). Four or more treatments must be performed at four-week intervals. During treatment, you should also use topical retinoids.
Why Is There Such A Wide Range Of Responses To Stretch Mark Treatments?
Striae are challenging to treat and should only be expected to fade and improve cosmetically. Individual results vary depending on factors such as your immune system and overall health. A healthy diet low in inflammatory factors, little stress, regular meditation exercise, and so on are all factors that influence healing. Inflammation in the skin, smoking, excessive alcohol or exposure to environmental pollution, stressful life situations, and so on are all factors that hurt ecological factors.
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