SKIN’s Stretch Mark Treatment Program
Stretch marks are a common term used to describe a form of lined scarring on the surface of the skin, known as striae. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis, occurring when the skin is forced to stretch beyond its limits. This occurs often during times associated with rapid growth and may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building or even steroids. These marks can be red, purple, white or even skin colored. Despite variations in color, the stretch mark skin is always thinner than the normal skin around the stretch mark. SKIN MediSpa’s Stretch Mark Treatment Program can improve the texture and appearance of stretch marks and help you feel confident in your skin again!
A SKIN specialist will review previous and current skin care, perform a detailed skin analysis, and discuss general health history before recommending a customized treatment program that will optimize aesthetic improvement in the treated area.
The specific treatments required to optimize your cosmetic result will be based on your initial skin assessment and will include one, or several of the following:
SKIN’s Fractional Resurfacing treatments resurface the epidermis, and help to improve both old and new stretch marks. Heat and energy are delivered beneath the surface of the stretch marks, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and maximizing collagen production. Collagen production increases over time and with each treatment, producing new healthy skin cells that work to repair, plump and mend the textural appearance of stretch marks. Options include Sublative™, and Icon™ Fractional Non-Ablative Laser.
SKIN Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/Radio Frequency Treatment incorporates intense pulse light and radio frequency energies to reduce the redness and discolouration associated with stretch marks. Options include Renew™ and Icon MAXG™ and MAXYs™ IPL Laser.
Patients will notice a fading in the colour of newer stretch marks, an improvement in the texture of stretch marks, and a firming and tightening of the skin as collagen is produced.
As individual programs will vary from client to client, the associated cost will vary as well. However, a quote will be provided during the initial assessment process.