Stretch marks is a form of scarring that appears on the skin as lines, and can have a red colour to a dark purple colour and in some cases can even have a grey- white colour.
Stretch marks are caused when the dermis of the skin stretches over time, causing tears in the connective tissue of the skin. They are not painful but may be itchy.
They can develop in both women and men but are common in woman. Pregnancy is one of the main causes of stretch marks but not the only cause. Being overweight, using corticosteroid medication or creams, family history of stretch marks and rapid weight gain or weight loss can all cause stretch marks to develop. Stretch marks can develop anywhere on the body but are more common on buttocks (gluteus), arms, thighs, waist and even breasts.
Although stretch marks are sometimes preventable, when they have developed they can make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, but do not despair because we at Glo Laser and Beauty have the best treatments to help get rid of those stretch marks.
Our therapists at Glo will give you our MicroPeel™ treatment which uses the combination of radio frequency technology and microdermabrasion with the spark hand piece to help treat the stretch marks. The MicroPeel™ treatment works by reducing scar tissue in the area and stimulating collagen and new skin cell production in the area, leading to a healthier and smoother skin appearance. They will also recommend our Dermaroller treatment used in combination with a Skin Rejuvenation Serum from our Lamelle range which will help to stimulate collagen production and speed up skin cell turnover to give the skin a healthy and smoother appearance. For home care treatment they will recommend the Lamelle RA cream which will be used as a skin preparation cream for two weeks before the Dermaroller treatment. They will also recommend Elastoderma oil from Lilian which will help to improve your skin’s elasticity and help to repair damaged skin.