Stretch Mark Removal
Stretch marks are long streaks, stripes or lines that can appear on the skin. They result from rapid stretching of the skin that can occur during pregnancy, rapid growth periods, hormones and weight changes. It’s common for both men and women to seek stretch mark removal treatments if they’re unhappy with these changes to their skin’s appearance.
Stretch marks are a form of scarring, also called striae, that can affect both teenagers and adults and are very common. They tend to affect women more than men, and their formation may also be affected by hormonal changes.
These marks are created by the tearing of the dermis, which is the layer that helps the skin to keep its shape, and sometimes can feel itchy or painful as they form. Fortunately, stretch marks don’t present a health risk, and don’t prevent the body from functioning normally.
Stretch marks usually start as red or purple marks, most often around the areas where more fat is stored. The most common locations for stretch marks to appear are the abdomen, thighs, breasts, upper arms, lower back, hips and buttocks.
Although stretch marks do fade over time, generally to a pale silver colour, and become less noticeable, for some they are a cosmetic concern that may affect confidence and self-esteem. Wanting to remove stretch marks is a perfectly natural desire, in response to the appearance of these scars.
Fortunately, there are various treatments that can be used to improve and in some cases get rid of stretch marks. We offer laser stretch mark removal and other customised treatments at both our Melbourne and Ballarat clinics.
Recommended treatments for Stretch Marks
At Clinica Lase, we offer a number of ways to treat stretch marks, leaving you with a smoother and even appearance of the skin.
Chemical peels, LED light therapy, Excel V,Skin Needling, Pico FX, Pico Genesis and Laser Genesis are some of the treatments that we use to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
After analysing your skin during your consultation, your clinician will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan that will suit your concerns. Often cosmeceutical products can be recommended to help increase the efficacy of the treatments.
Our approach to skin concerns is holistic, and we may refer you to other health specialists if they support your treatment program with us.
It doesn’t matter how long ago, or how recently your stretch marks appeared, there will be a suitable treatment that we can use to help improve them.
Stretch marks can be effectively treated in both women and men, and the great thing about this treatment is that it reduces their appearance by inducing new collagen formation.
As part of your initial consultation, your clinician will ask you some questions, in order to develop a complete picture of why you might be experiencing this skin condition.
We’ll also discuss your medical history and previous treatments to ensure that we develop a customised plan that suits your skin and desires.
Before your treatment begins, we will let you know what you will experience during and after the procedure, and how soon you can expect to see results.
No two treatments are the same, and each person can benefit from a different treatment to help improve the appearance of your stretch mark. Our clinicians will ensure that your treatment is best suited for your age, body and lifestyle.
Before each treatment, the clinician will let you know the sensations you will feel pre and post-treatment as well as what to expect. Most patients find the experience of the treatments tolerable, but if you are concerned about discomfort, please discuss this with your clinician who can instruct you on a topical cream that can be applied before your treatment begins to minimise the sensations.
The average stretch mark treatment generally lasts for 20 to 40 minutes, and most patients will require more than one session before the desired results are achieved.
Following your clinician’s post-treatment instructions, including the use of suitable products, is essential to ensure that your skin heals quickly in the best environment to achieve the desired results.
You will begin to see results after two to three weeks, which gives the treatments time to work and for your stretch mark appears to be improved. Even better results will be realised over time as your skin continues to respond to the treatments.
We use the latest medical-grade lasers to perform all of our laser treatments at Clinica Lase, which means they are 100% safe and effective for treating stretch marks.
All of our treatments are carried out by our qualified and experienced dermal clinicians, who have government-approved laser safety qualifications, many years of experience and in-depth knowledge to ensure that all risks are minimised.
We can also test a small patch of skin before commencing any treatment to assess your comfort levels and skin reactions because your safety and well-being are our number one priority at Clinica Lase.
If you are interested in stretch mark treatment and what it can do for you, please contact Clinica Lase today to find out more.
You can also enquire about our other treatments so we can tailor a plan to suit your needs. Fill out our contact form or call our team today.
$475 - Pico Genesis + Facial Treatment (includes chemical peel, Pico Genesis treatment, LED, growth factor serum & take home sheet mask)
$475 - Excel V + Facial Treatment (includes chemical peel, Excel V treatment, LED, growth factor serum & take home sheet mask)
$475 - Skin Pen + Facial Treatment (includes chemical peel, Skin Pen treatment, LED, growth factor serum & take home sheet mask)