Stretch marks (striae) are a common form of scarring on the skin that occurs. Women are more susceptible to stretch marks, particularly during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes.
Due to rapid growth or significant weight changes, the dermis layer stretches, causing the collagen and elastin fibres to tear. This results in the appearance of multiple red or purple lines that eventually fade to white/silver over time. Scarring can occur on different areas of the body, such as the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms and lower back.
As with other forms of scarring, stretch marks can be effectively treated with laser resurfacing. Our innovative Fotona laser technology naturally stimulates a healing response to help aid the removal of stretch marks. It promotes cellular renewal and collagen, to repair the uneven and raised tissue. The laser treatment generates new skin cells and replaces the damaged ones, in turn healing the skin and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Did you know that stretch marks occur in 50% to 90% of pregnant women?
At Women’s Health Plus we believe you are beautiful just the way you are. However, if you find your stretch marks are effecting your self-image, we are here to help you regain your confidence. We understand that for some it can be a significant cosmetic concern, impacting on quality of life.
Our laser treatment can be individualised to suit and address the different depths, colour and thickness of the stretch marks. The Cosmetic Doctor may recommend combining treatments with the use of topical products to promote long-term results.
The number of treatments necessary depends on each individual patient. Therefore, we highly recommend booking in a skin consultation with us. The experienced Cosmetic Doctor is highly trained and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Please note you must always undergo a thorough initial assessment by the Doctor to discuss your condition and the available management options, including their potential benefit and harm, prior to commencing any treatment.