Stretch marks are one of the most common complaints people have about their skin. They affect people of all ages, sizes, and genders, and often result in self-consciousness and a lack of confidence. Stretch marks can appear nearly anywhere on the body and appear as bands of lines across the skin. They are usually a slightly different texture and colour to normal skin and can be anything from white to purple and pink.
Having these stretch marks is not at all dangerous and has no impact on overall health. However, many people seek ways to reduce their appearance. The most common places to find stretch marks is the stomach, upper arms, thighs, breasts and buttocks. They are commonly caused by a sudden change in weight such as pregnancy or weight gain but are also common in adolescents that grow quickly. The reason for stretch marks is the skin stretching beyond the natural skin recoil resulting in damaged collegan and elastin strands.
Stretch Marks Treatments At Hans Place Practice
Various treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. At Hans Place Practice, we recommend anyone considering treatment for stretch marks books in for a skincare consultation to assess the options available.
Renuvion offers skin tightening and toning without any need for invasive surgery. Exceptional precision is used to insert a Renuvion wand subdermally through small skin incisions. This wand emits a radiofrequency energy that is cooled by helium to the area with stretch marks.
The energy used in Renuvion works to contract the collagen tissue within the body which boosts collagen production and creates an instant firming effect. For treating stretch marks, just one Renuvion treatment is required, but results can be progressive and improve for up to a year after treatment.
INTRAcel is a skin rejuvenation treatment which is used to target collagen production and tighten and smooth the skin. It is a straightforward procedure which combines radiofrequency technology, micro-needling and fractional treatments to offer impressive results. Skin will start to produce more collagen after just one treatment, and depending on the depth of the stretch marks, multiple treatments might be recommended.