Stretch Marks

1. What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are linear thread like scars that often appear on:

  • Abdomen
  • Breasts
  • Hips
  • Buttocks, and
  • Thighs

Stretch marks become less noticeable over time but they do not disappear completely.

2. How do stretch marks occur?

Stretch marks occur due to the tearing of dermis because of sudden stretching beyond the limits of its elasticity. Initially they appear red then fade to a silvery, white streaks.

Common causes of stretch marks are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Puberty
  • Rapid weight gain or weight loss
  • Prolonged steroid use
  • Medical conditions like Marfan syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome

3. What treatments does Derma-Care offer for stretch marks?

  • Fractional radiofrequency (Scarlet) lasers help in improving the stretch marks to 20-40%. Patients usually require four-to-five sittings.
  • Fractional co2 (Ultrapulse laser) reduces the size of stretch marks.
  • Nano radio frequency (Venus Viva) will improve the stretch marks.

The quality and texture of stretch marks improve with each treatment. There is no downtime for this procedure. We can improve the appearance of stretch marks but not fully remove it with any treatment modalities available.