Treatment Of Stretch Marks
Treatment Of Stretch Marks
Stretch Mark Treatment
The appearance of stretch marks occurs when the skin stretches and there aren’t enough new cells to support the collagen in the skin. They can occur with weight gain, pregnancy and growth spurts.
Unfortunately treatment is difficult and most patients just need to give it time. Stretch-Marks often appear to be a purple/red colour when slowly fade to white over time.
Treatment for red/purple stretch marks or striae:
Aura Laser – The Aura laser treatment (laser therapy) can be used to help lighten the stretch marks as it targets the redness in the skin (dermis), closes the vessels in the stretch mark therefore making it appear lighter. Three to six treatments are needed, depending on skin type and other variables. After the treatment the area will be more red for about 3 days and then it will start to fade.
Treatment Options For White Stretch-
Dermapen – The Dermapen treatment uses fine needling to help stimulate cells in the skin called fibroblasts. These cells are in charge of making collagen and elastin.
When more collagen and elastin is formed it makes the stretch-mark appear less visible.
Numbing cream is first applied to the area to make it more comfortable. When the needling is performed; we infuse a hylauronic acid to help speed up the collagen production.
Patients can experience some side-effects from the dermapen. After treatment the area will be quite red for a few days. You may also have some scabbing occur. 3-10 Treatments are needed and are performed 6 weeks apart.
** All patients whom are seeing Dr Lanzer for Stretch-Mark Reduction will need a Referral Letter from their GP.
Wrinkles and anti-ageing:
As we get older, our faces start to age the collagen and elastin fibres breakdown causing fine lines and wrinkles. Sun exposure also contributes to premature ageing.
Microdermabrasion is a facial treatment which sloughs off dead skin cells leaving the skin feeling fresh and smooth. It helps to stimulate fibroblast cells in the skin which are in charge of collagen and elastin production which in turn can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is also an excellent treatment for a special occasion as it leaves the skin super soft and hydrated. There is no down time with this treatment.
Ipl is an intense pulsed light treatment that stimulates new collagen formation in the skin. Multiple treatments are required at intervals of six weeks. It usually takes six weeks for collagen and elastin to form and another six weeks for it to intertwine and help to plump the skin. There is no downtime with this treatment.
Discover Stretch Mark Treatment Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Stretch Mark treatment procedures. Here at Dr Lanzer’s clinic we have many treatments to help target fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re looking to remove stretch marks, get a free consultation at Melbourne Stretch Mark treatment clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Dermapen in a micro-needling treatment that creates little pin holes in the skin and infuses hylauronic acid to help stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin.
Dermapen is fantastic for anti-aging, scarring and stretch marks. Multiple treatments are required which are performed six weeks apart. Treatment is painless as a numbing cream is applied before treatment. Post treatment there is slight redness which may last a few days but can be covered with makeup.
Dermal Fillers are a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural sugar complex hyaluronic acid (HA). HA can hold 1000 times its own weight in water and helps it plump up areas of where it is injected into. Dermal fillers are perfect for deep lines and wrinkles in the cheeks, chin, around the mouth etc. They can typically last from 6 to 9 months. Fillers in the cheek area can last up to 18 months. We have a range of dermal fillers at Dr Lanzer’s clinic; some which last more than other. Dr Lanzer is happy to give you a free consultation on which one is best for you.
Muscle relaxant injections help to relax the muscle under the skin therefore making the fine lines on your face less visible. It can be used in many areas such as the frown, crows feet, smile lines etc. The result typically lasts around three months.
Frequently Asked Questions For Stretch Mark Removal
Can plastic surgery remove stretchmarks?
Plastic surgery can cut out stretch marks such as with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and thigh lift surgery.
How to remove stretch marks?
Stretch marks can be cut out particularly those on the stomach or inner thighs using a tuck procedure. The redness of stretch marks improve with time. Products with aha and vitamin a can help from the D’lumiere range. Some non surgical treatments such as viva and energy may be of assistance. Liposculpture often improves stretch marks because of the volume reduction under the skin.
How much is stretch mark removal laser surgery?
Costs depend on the procedure performed between $9995- $15000.