Stretch Marks Reduction

Stretch Marks Treatment in Chandigarh

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Stretch marks (Striae) are discolored, indented streaks, slightly depressed scar-like lines, that often appear on the skin surface of the abdomen, hips, breasts, upper arms, lower back, thighs, and buttocks. These are noticed when the skin rapidly stretches or shrinks but does not come back to its original state. They are very common concerns for most women and men. They are neither harmful nor painful medical conditions rather they are cosmetic skin problems that can make people feel distressed about having them. Stretch marks cannot spread from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact.  

Symptoms of Stretch Marks

  • Deep-set lines in the skin
  • Discoloration- appears in varying colors like red, purple, pink, blue, black, or brown when the stretch marks have newly formed
  • Mature stretch marks appearing glossy and streaked in silver or white
  • Mild irritation or itchiness.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are caused when the skin rapidly draws out or draws back and results in disruption of the collagen and elastin protein fibers in the skin. Collagen is responsible for providing strength, support, and structure to the skin while elastin helps the skin to stretch, recoil, and remain elastic. In the areas with weakened collagen and elastin, the skin heals to leave behind stretch marks.

Many factors contribute to the severity of stretch marks, including genetics, the extent of stress put on the skin, and even the level of cortisol hormone produced by adrenal glands.

Who Gets Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can happen to anybody, but they are most likely to develop if:

  • men or women drastically lose weight in less time or gaining significant weight in a short span of time
  • the muscles are quickly getting bigger because of weight lifting or bodybuilding
  • a teenager experiencing growth spurts during puberty
  • pregnant, especially if young and a South Asian, East Asian, Black, or Hispanic
  • having a personal family history of stretch marks
  • suffering from genetic disorders like Cushing Syndrome or Marfan Syndrome
  • consuming corticosteroids for long-term 
  • earlier had breast enlargement surgery
  • exercising and using anabolic steroids.

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Who Gets Stretch Marks?

Minimally Invasive Approaches for Stretch Marks Reduction

Generally, stretch mark reduction is not so easy. Many treatment options can help improve stretch marks' appearance, but they cannot get rid of them entirely. If the stretch marks are addressed at the time of their first appearance, there is a great chance of getting desired results. The older, deep stretch marks may be more difficult to treat.

  1. GFC and Microneedling
    Growth Factor Concentrate or GFC is a worthwhile procedure when done in combination with the microneedling technique to treat stretch marks. In this treatment, the doctor first creates micro-perforations into the skin epidermis using a micropen or other microneedling device. The resulting micro injuries serve as micro-channels for the penetration of GFC solution deep into the skin's outer and middle layers. They also have another role- to trick the skin to initiate the natural healing response of the body wherein collagen remodeling takes place.

    Next, the doctor draws out a small portion of blood from the patient's arm and then spuns it in a centrifuge machine at a pre-set time, temperature, and speed. At the end of centrifugation, the blood components get separated from one another. Growth Factor Concentrate which does not contain any RBCs and WBCs and has only plate-lets-enriched pla-sma is isolated to be further used to treat stretch marks. The GFC provides a super-charged boost of healing factors and ste-ms cell-like activity as it contains natural growth factors and essential proteins. When GFC is administered into the stretch marks affected skin using a thin, sterile syringe or cannula, it results in the appearance of rejuvenated and regenerated skin. Moreover, new collagen production is seen in a more organized manner. Finally, all the dead and damaged skin cells are replaced with new, vibrant, elastic cells.

    If the stretch marks are treated in earlier stages, great results can be achieved after 4-6 weeks of the first treatment. To obtain optimal results, 2-3 GFC microneedling sessions are usually needed. If mature stretch marks are being treated, 5-6 GFC microneedling sessions are required completely to regain the more natural skin look.
  2. MNRF
    MNRF (Microneedling Radiofrequency) is one of the first-rate, effective techniques to respond to the problem of stretch marks. In this treatment, first, the treatment site is cleaned and then a topical numbing agent is applied to ensure comfort throughout the treatment. Next, the anesthesia cream is wiped off and the microneedling handpiece tip that delivers radiofrequency energy is made to come in contact with the skin. The microneedles are injected into the skin to create microfractional holes in the epidermis and dermis. The exposure time, power level, and penetration level of the needle are manually set for the device, depending upon the severity of stretch marks and the area to be treated.

    MNRF harnesses the power of alternating electric current to reach deeper skin levels and encourage collagen and elastin production, which helps fade away stretch marks. This treatment may be done once every 4-12 weeks for a total of 3-5 sessions based on the improvements seen.

  3. Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
    For the reduction of stretch marks that can be challenging to conceal, especially those located on thin skin, the best approach to reduce their appearance is to use a specially designed laser tool. A fractional CO2 laser is a popular non-ablative type of laser chosen for treating stretch marks as they produce longer wavelengths of light that can easily target the darker skin tissues. The laser device delivers pixelated fractional laser beams to treat small channels of tissue. The body responds to this by sending natural healing proteins to the affected area and the surrounding healthy skin tissue begins to reproduce itself. After several weeks of the treatment, the stretch marks are replaced by healthy tissue growth. Furthermore, the laser light energy generates heat which shrinks the existing collagen in the affected area and stimulates new collagen production. The results are noticeable only after two weeks or so. To get the benefits of laser stretch marks treatment in Chandigarh make a visit now at Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics.

  4. Thread Lift
    For rejuvenating the skin surface and reducing the appearance of stretch marks, a thread lift can be one’s choice. A thread lift helps stimulate collagen production. In this treatment, absorbable medical-grade non-barbed threads are carefully placed beneath the skin using thin needles or cannula, into the stretch marks. The needles are removed after the insertion of the threads. At this time, the patient may experience some tightening under the skin. Following the treatment, at the sites of the insertion of the needle, collagen remodeling takes place. The skin improvement starts to be noticed in 3-4 days and the final healing process gets over in several weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of stretch marks treatment?

The cost of stretch marks treatment in Chandigarh will vary from patient to patient. Following factors decide cost of treatment

  • Type of stretch marks
  • Body area targeted
  • Severity of the condition
  • Type of treatment performed
  • Doctor’s experience.

How widespread are stretch marks?

Seventy-five to ninety percent of women develop stretch marks, especially during pregnancy. Pregnant adolescents are at the greatest risk of developing severe stretch marks.

Is there a way to prevent pregnancy stretch marks?

Stretch marks are commonly associated with pregnancy, but they do not always appear during pregnancy. There are numerous ways to avoid stretch marks, such as gaining weight steadily as opposed to rapidly. Consult your physician if you experience a rapid weight gain in order to establish a diet plan and better manage your weight gain. A good body care regimen can also significantly increase your odds of avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy.

Who Can Benefit from Laser Stretch Mark Removal?

  • Stretch marks are the result of the skin being stretched beyond the capacity of the underlying fibres to expand.
  • Stretch marks are commonly observed on the abdomen, back, butts, and breasts and are caused by the skin's expansion during childbirth.
  • Stretch marks may also appear on the arms, legs, back, and buttocks of individuals who have gained and lost an excessive amount of weight.
  • Most individuals with mild to moderate stretch marks are suitable candidates for this procedure.

To get smoother-looking skin, visit now at Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics, the best skin clinic in Chandigarh, for the best stretch marks treatment in Chandigarh.

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