It is possible to improve the appearance of stretch marks however the results are variable and depend on individual assessment.
As a rule newer stretch marks respond better than old.
What Are Stretch marks?
Stetchmarks form because of a tear in the deeper elastin and collagen layers of skin that forms in times of rapid growth or weight gain. Teenage growth spurts and pregnancy being the most common causes. They are genetic so if your mum and dad have them, chances are you will as well and there is no sure way to prevent them.
Initally they appear red or purple and slowly over time the appearance does improve naturally as they turn a silver white and hence are less prominent.
Stretch Marks Treatment?
We have two treatment options for improving stretch marks.
1. Sublative radio frequency with the eTwo
2. Dermapen Skin Needling.
The eTwo uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to penetrate through the skin giving a controlled injury to deeper skin layers stimulating collagen and elastin to be layer down. It works also to reduce blood vessels, so decreases the red/purple appearance of young stretch marks as well as healing the skin layers to improve the overall texture and appearance.
4+ treatments are required done at four week intervals.
Does the treatment hurt?
eTwo stretch marks treatment is tolerable, but we like to treat on the highest level you can tolerate as this gives better response so we use a topical numbing cream.