Most people consider stretch marks as, not such a serious problem, but those ugly little ridges that dermatologists call striae distensae (and the rest of us call stretch marks) are a serious concern for many women, especially when fashions leave more skin exposed.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are scar-like bands that are formed when the skin is stretched beyond its limits in order to accommodate a sudden increase in body size-because of pregnancy, body building, or weight gain, creating small tears in the skin. Stretch marks can also occur because of hormonal changes (the kind that come with pregnancy and puberty as well as from external agents like hormone replacement therapy and steroidal drugs). Although they can appear almost anywhere, stretch marks are most likely to occur in areas where the body stores its extra fat, such as the belly, breasts, hips and thighs (an exception to this rule would be in body builders, who typically get stretch marks in the skin around the bigger muscles, like the biceps). When they're newly formed, stretch marks look red and shiny, but after a few months will turn a whitish color and often become slightly indented or depressed. Stretch marks become less noticeable over a period of time but are there to stay.
Is there a solution?
1) Laser, improves the discoloration and reduce the size and depth of stretch marks and improve the skin's elasticity by about 50–65%, which is significant.
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3) Nano therapy- using Adipose derived stem cells administered via an unique and specialized delivery system requiring exceptional skills ina true medical setting.
Which type of laser helps?
The Nd: Yag laser administers short bursts (or pulses) of light that specifically targets reddish areas in the skin and /or the collagen, Moreover, the laser also works to increase both collagen and elastin, two key proteins in the skin responsible for its structure and elasticity.
How many sittings?
New stretch marks can often be significantly or dramatically improved in just one visit, while older marks typically require at least two or three treatments, spaced several weeks apart. Today's lasers are much easier to handle than earlier models, as they produce much less bruising and almost no pain, just a mild snapping sensation. In addition, these treatments involve no downtime: Patients can resume all regular activities right away-and get back into those shorts and swimsuits before the summer is out.
Cosmetic Surgery institute offers the best mainstream and proven treatments for stretch marks with excellent results.