Stretch Mark Reduction

reduce the visual appearance of stretch marks


Reduce Stretch Marks


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What are Stretch Marks?

The medical term for stretch marks is Striae. Striae appear initially as asymmetric, raised, red linear streaks that tend to flatten and lighten over time. They are typically found on the hips, thighs, abdomen and buttocks in patients who are adolescents, overweight, pregnant women or anyone whom experiences a phase of rapid development or weight gain. Females have a predisposition to develop them in the breasts while males have a tendency for striae in the low back, axilla and upper arms. Striae are rarely a medical concern but are generally an unwanted visual concern.

Some people are more prone to stretch marks than others. It is theorized that striae are caused by rapid expansion of connective tissue with damage resulting in dermal tissue atrophy and overlying epidermal thinning. There appears to be a hormonal component as striae only develop in situations when hormonal changes occur and not from basic physical stress such as with tissue expanders. Under the microscope, the tissue closely resembles that of a scar with changes in collagen fiber arrangement from the normal wavy pattern to a more horizontal stacked pattern.

Early Treatment of Stretch Marks

Laser therapy has shown some improvement for striae in the early-red inflammatory phase. Laser therapy works by targeting the vasculature and thereby reducing redness and to some extent progression of lesions.

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Later Treatment of Stretch Marks

After time, the striae are less of a vascular problem and more of a scarring problem. To help reduce the visual appearance of the striae, a combination of microdermabrasion and the Reaction Skin Tightening treatment can be used to increase the growth of your skin’s collagen (the part of the skin that gives it structure) and to decrease the size of surrounding fat cells. The combination effect over time tightens the skin making the scar surface smaller and less visible.

Microdermabrasion
Skin Tightening

Price

Treatments Regular Price VIP Price VIP Savings
1 $300 $255 15% Off
3 $900 $720 20% Off
6 $1,800 $1,350 25% Off
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