Stretch Marks The red or silvery white marks on a patient’s skin are called “stretch marks” and can be troubling. Patients seeking immediate change to smoothen their skin are asked to book a consultation at this clinic. These stretch marks are often located near the arms, hips, breasts, buttocks, back, and abdomen depending on the patient’s case. The reason these marks appear involves hormonal changes (puberty or pregnancy), skin stretching, weight gain, and muscle gain. If the skin fails to recoil post-stretching, it leaves marks or micro-tears. The tears consist of elastin, collagen, and various related substances. This clinic offers an all-inclusive, robust stretch mark treatment to reduce and eliminate these marks once and for all. Types of Stretch Marks Purple/Red Stretch Marks: Seen during initial onset of micro-tears in skin as blood vessels collect around inflamed area. Can persist for months before reducing in color. White/Silvery Stretch Marks: Seen during second phase as blood vessels diminish and inflammation dies down. These stretch marks are permanent and fail to fade unless treatment is considered. Treatment A specialist will determine the skin’s collagen building potential, elasticity, and where each stretch mark is located before selecting a viable treatment. The procedure will vary depending on the patient’s case and type of stretch mark as well. For example, a red/purple stretch mark requires treatment for discoloration. Radio frequency technology is employed to help treat this area of the body effectively. The sessions are spread in 2-3 week intervals (up to 3-6 sessions). The purpose is to reduce inflammation and help with appropriate healing to reduce stretch mark visibility. With white/silvery stretch marks, a different treatment is implemented to augment positive results. The specialist will administer the use of radio waves to target each stretch mark. The purpose is to help reinvigorate collagen and elastin production. This treatment is completed multiple times and spread in 4-6 week intervals. Procedure Depending on the device being used and treatment plan, the procedure will require a topical numbing agent. Once it’s active, the applicator will be implemented on the target area. Each session can take around 30-60 minutes depending on the area’s size and how many stretch marks are present. The specialist will pinpoint these details during the initial consultation along with how many sessions are necessary to provide 100% skin clarity. Is the stretch mark procedure painful? No, it’s not painful and the topical numbing agent helps eliminate any signs of discomfort a person may have. This treatment is comfortable and will not cause uneasiness once the anesthetic is infused. Ideal Candidate For Treatment The consultation will help determine whether or not a candidate is viable for treatment. An ideal candidate is someone with visible stretch marks (red or silvery white) and has reasonable expectations. Potential hurdles include pregnancies, infective lesions, keloid scar formations, and skin cancers. Therefore, a specialist will ask about the candidate’s medical history beforehand. Post-Recovery The specialist will offer an extensive post-recovery plan and simple guidelines for patients to follow. In rare cases, the patient can display mild discomfort, bruising, and swelling. A pink hue can develop at the surface of one’s skin following treatment but will dissipate quickly. The specialist will analyze any other side effect before a solution is offered. All key details are mentioned during the consultation and before the procedure commences. Patients are recommended to alleviate any questions and/or concerns as soon as they arise to improve their experience. To begin, please contact a specialist and set up your stretch mark removal consultation as soon as possible. This is a gateway to better and healthier skin.