When it comes to issues concerning the skin, most of us tend to focus on what’s happening on our face rather than what’s happening on other parts of our body. There is an exception to this though, and that exception is stretch marks.
Stretch marks can be pretty difficult to ignore and can cause much stress and frustration. Fortunately, the Setiba Aesthetics Group offers treatment options to treat stretch marks, and even prevent them from coming back in the future.
Stretch marks are seen as striae or linear marks on the skin which take on a reddish color at first, then gradually fade to gray or even silvery white. These marks can usually be found around the breasts, on the arms, on the hips and thighs, around the abdomen area, and even on the back. This is often caused by skin stretching (like during weight gain or muscle building) or even through hormonal changes like pregnancy and puberty. Skin stretching and hormonal changes in the body may damage or “tear” the skin’s elastic fibers which cause the linear marks.
The bad thing about stretch marks is that they can be very hard to conceal, but the good thing is that they can treated!
We offer a variety of treatment options here at Setiba Aesthetics Group when it comes to treating stretch marks, but basically stretch marks removal can be grouped into two stages. The first stage will be reducing all the visible marks, while the second stage will be ensuring that the patient will get healthier skin after the treatment so that no further lesions or marks will occur.
One of the treatments that we are proud of here at Setiba Aesthetics Group is our fractional laser treatment. This will activate the production of collagen in the areas that are needed to be treated.
Collagen is a natural protein present in the body which is responsible in maintaining the skin’s elasticity, tightness, and moisture. However, as we grow older, the production of collagen also declines, making our skin more vulnerable to wrinkles and marks.
With the help of our treatment, the production of collagen and new skin cells will be activated in the problem areas resulting in a more youthful skin with less visible stretch marks. It will even leave it firmer than before.