Understanding Stretch Marks | striae lines
Stretch marks are permanent and currently there is no treatment available that causes a stretch mark to completely disappear. There are, however, several treatment options available to help minimise the appearance of stretch marks by improving the texture and colour.
When the skin undergoes rapid stretching due to; growth spurts, weight gain, muscle gain and pregnancy, the skin may be left with stretch marks. Stretch marks can range from red discoloured scars (Striae Ruba) to silver scars (Stria Alba).
Immediately after trauma the skin begins a series of processes to repair the damaged tissue. Collagen is quickly laid down to seal the wound, however this collagen is different in structure and therefore appearance to the surrounding skin. This scarring initially appears reddened slowly fading to a silver colour. These processes can take up to 5 years to completely heal the area, however with a scar revision program, improvement can be seen in as little as 4 to 15 treatments.
How we can Help.
The Aesthetic Lounge offers simple, safe and personalised treatment and product programs to remove redness and soften the appearance of white stretch marks. A thorough and informative Skin Consultation with one of our experienced Dermal Therapists will ensure your skin goals are achieved. We pride ourselves on only employing fully qualified and expertly trained Cosmetic Dermal Therapists, ensuring your skin is in safe hands.
The effects of Stretch Marks concern us all differently and can be debilitating for anyone suffering with this scarring. Therefore, The Aesthetic Lounge has a multi-phased approach to prepare, treat and maintain the health of your skin. This customised treatment and product program will target your concerns from indented, stretched, brown and pink in colour.
1: A thorough Skin Consultation to review the Stretch Marks to be treated and give an in depth understanding of how we can treat the skin to meet your skin goals.
2: Exfoliate and resurface dead skin build-up and heal the skin faster with Microdermabrasion and LED. This will also brighten pigmented skin and allow for our IPL, Laser or dermal stamping treatments to be as effective as possible.
4: Soften indented, raised and stretched scars with Fractionated Laser or Dermal Stamping by stimulating age-defying cells to refine and smooth your skin with new healthy cells and discarding the old damaged ones.
Please note: the number of each treatment and the frequency between treatments will depend on your individual Stretch Mark concerns and goals.
The daily use of your prescribed cosmeceutical products are a must to ensure quick results during your treatment program, increase the skins healing capacity and prolong time in between follow up sessions.
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