Stretch marks, are often a result of rapid stretching of the skin after a rapid gain of weight, rapid growth (puberty, pregnancy, muscle building) due to hormonal and metabolic changes in one skin.
Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body but are most likely to appear in places where fat is stored, like: abdomen, breast, upper arms, underarms, back thighs, hips and buttocks. They appear first as reddish-purple lines which in time become lighter, white lines. They usually form in the dermis, the elastic middle layer that keeps the shape of the skin. The hormones are impacting the elastin proteins in our skin which are damaged and will not heal over time.
Cosmetic laser therapies are new methods used for removal of stretch marks. Sometimes we use more than one laser to treat them, because each case and patient is different. Lasers are use to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth and fill the stretch marks from bottom up. The laser energy is absorbed in the dermal layer, stimulating the collagen production and as the new collagen thickens and plumps the skin, it fills in the stretch marks from below.
The Fractional CO2 laser is a new treatment for stretch marks with an improvement up to 75 % after 5-6 sessions.
Although laser surgery is generally the most effective treatment for stretch marks, this method still may be ineffective for some people. It is best to get laser stretch mark removal early, the older the stretch marks, the more difficult will be to fade. It is important to remember that the best way of treating stretch mark is prevention. You can do this by monitoring your weight gain and muscle building and by having a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals and water.
Newer and mild stretch marks are improved by using creams like Retin A, Vitamin E oil and cocoa butter.
To learn more about more options available for Stretch mark treatments in Dubai or to schedule a procedure, visit us at Dubai Laser Skin Treatment.