Stretch Marks, which are called striae in medical language, are lines or streaks on the skin. They can be pink, purple, or white, depending on their age. They occur because the skin gets stretched due to rapid growth or stretching and spends its flexibility.
Common areas on the body for stretch marks are on the hips, stomach, breasts, thighs, back.
Stretch marks are prevalent in pregnant ladies, mainly when the last half of pregnancy.
You may be concerned about these bright rays on your skin, but stretch marks aren’t severe and fade over time. However, in some cases, widespread stretch marks sign a medical infirmity such as Cushing’s symptoms or different adrenal gland infections. Treatments can fade the look of stretch marks.
What makes stretch marks?
- Adolescents may discern stretch marks through growth spurts.
- Diseases or conditions: Adrenal gland diseases and Cushing’s symptoms can cause extensive stretch marks, as can Marfan symptoms, Ehlers-Danlos symptoms, and other genetic disorders.
- Medicine use: Corticosteroid lotions, creams, pills, and continued use of oral or systemic steroids can make stretch marks.
- Pregnancy: Most pregnant women receive stretch marks at the end of their pregnancy. The physically stretching of the skin due to increasing belly and hormonal factors leads to pregnancy stretch marks.
- Stretch marks are made, exactly, by a stretching of the skin. A hormone produced by the adrenal glands, An increase in cortisone, can complicate the process by reducing the skin’s elastic fibers.
- Weight gain: Stretch marks seldom occur due to actual weight gain.
- Weightlifters also can grow stretch marks, especially on the arms.
At the AWISH clinic, we will guide you to choose the most appropriate treatment for you.
Factors to consider include:
- Age of the stretch marks
- Cost — those benefits are cosmetic and normally not covered by medical insurance.
- The advantage of treatment — treatments differ in length and regularity of sessions
- Tests And Diagnosis
- Your expectations
Stretch marks are typically diagnosed based on examining your skin and reviewing your medical records. Some issues will be asked regarding your symptoms and signs, medicines you’re using, and any known medical health.
Treatments for Stretch Marks
All stretch mark reducing procedures are nonsurgical without any side effects or risk. The procedure requires multiple sessions, which are performed in about 30 mins. You can return to work shortly after treatment to remove stretch marks because there is no downtime.
Stretch marks are lightly to treat if they are fresh stretch marks. When they are brand new, named striae rubra looks like raised red lines. At that point, it’s simpler to use pulsed dye or NG-YAG laser to target the blood veins. Over time, normally after six months to 2 years, stretch marks fade to thinner, whitish lines called striae alba that is notoriously hard to treat.
Most common treatments for stretch marks include:
Laser treatment for stretch marks
Pulsed dye laser therapy
Used at wavelengths of non-ablative (non-wounding) flashbacks, this kind of laser treatment improves underlying skin (dermis) by exciting collagen and elastin growth. Pulsed dye laser treatment works excellently when stretch marks are fresh, but it may still affect maturer stretch marks. This kind of treatment may change skin tone on darker skin tones.
In pulsed dye, laser therapy wavelengths of flash incite new completion of elastin and collagen. The variation is that it makes partial (incomplete) damage to tiny dot-like distances within a targeted place. Because most of the treated area endures unharmed, the skin recovers quickly.
Combining two laser treatments
You can enhance your results by merging another form of Laser after fractional LaserLaser like pulsed dye laser, to get relieved of the red pigment or whatever other your skin might need. Rather, it depends on what’s working on with your skin.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional CO2 LaserLaser is a revolutionary laser treatment that can thoroughly eliminate your stretch marks and provide fresh, healthy skin. This procedure works best when the stretch marks are still red. Fractional CO2 laser therapy will remove your stretch marks entirely within 3-4 sessions.
On the other hand, the white-colored stretch marks procedure requires more than the number mentioned above of sessions.
Fractional laser CO2 is an innovative approach gaining area during the last years in treating stretch marks, as it looks to provide effective and impressive results. During the session, the Laser is divided into dozens of thin beams of light, selectively selecting the skin’s surface.
The effectiveness of the Laser is based on the creation of multiple micro-injuries below the skin’s surface, which trigger fibroblasts to provide new collagen and elastin. This production of collagen and elastin gives rise to fresh and healthy skin. Subsequently, the stretch marks’ depth is decreased, and the color color of the stretch marks resembles the one of the common skin, and the stretch marks go away slowly. The texture of skin is greatly improved, and skin is tightened at the same time.
The recovery is almost immediate as no downtime is required.
Laser stretch mark removal cost
The cost for removing stretch marks depends upon the suitable treatment for you and the area that needs to be treated. Please make a visit to one of our clinics in Delhi. On your visit, our experts will discuss with you what works best for stretch marks? And how much has your exact laser stretch mark removal cost?
Microdermabrasion for stretch marks
In this treatment, your skin is gently rubbed or polishes by spraying microcrystals on your skin. These crystals are scattered on the skin with the help of a handheld device. Then, a vacuum tube excludes the skin and crystals. With the help of microdermabrasion topmost layer of leather is gently removed, which may result in new skin growth that is more elastic. The skin heals only in 24 hours. This treatment is an alternative for older stretch marks. You will need to repeat the procedure several times to see good results.
Skin needling is also known as micro-needling treatment or collagen induction treatment. With the help of a micro-needling device like dermaroller, controlled skin injury is created in this procedure. With each narrow needle puncture to the skin, micro-wounds or ways are created. The controlled damage triggers the body to fill certain micro-wounds by providing new elastin and collagen in the papillary dermis. Also, new capillaries are produced, and due to this, neovascularization and neocollagenesis look of wrinkles and fine lines is significantly reduced. This healing and collagen formation process continue 40 days later, needling, so the procedure can be repeated after that. Doing derma rollers too often seems not to give any better effects.
Tummy tuck for stretch marks on the lower abdomen
The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is the most effective stretch mark on the lower abdomen with saggy skin. A tummy tuck compresses the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin under the naval region. It can remove all stretch marks and saggy skin in the lower abdominal area.