Stretch Marks: What Causes Stretch Marks and How Can They Be Treated?
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are indented streaks that can be formed on different parts of the body. Stretch marks appear on areas of the body that store fat, such as the stomach, arms, thighs, butt, breasts, and hips.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin. Our bodies produce collagen (a protein that makes your skin elastic) and when the body doesn’t produce enough collagen, it can affect your skin. For example, if a woman is pregnant, her body might not be able to produce enough collagen to keep her skin from stretching and forming stretch marks.
With that said, there are many reasons why people get stretch marks. You can get stretch marks due to any of the following reasons:
- Breast enlargement surgery
- Rapidly gaining or losing weight
- Being obese or overweight
- Genetic disease such as Marfan Syndrome
- Family history of stretch marks
If you’re someone who suffers from stretch marks do not worry. There are many ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even permanently remove them.
Stretch Mark Treatments
Here at VIP Laser, we offer many stretch mark treatments.
Fotona Laser Stretch Mark Reduction
Fotona is a laser machine that emits two wavelengths. The machine allows for the lasers to be customized to treat a variety of skin conditions, one of those skin conditions is the reduction of stretch marks!
The fotona laser uses heat to create a sense of urgency on the stretch marks to produce new collagen and elastin. This causes the stretch marks to repair themselves from the inside out. This leads to the rejuvenation of the stretch marks!
eMatrix for Stretch Mark Reduction
eMatrix is a non-invasive, FDA approved treatment that uses fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency energy that is precisely directed onto the stretch marks in a series of patterns. The skin around the dots is stimulated to begin an accelerated healing process, which encourages the production of collagen and healthy cells.
Plasma Fibroblast for Stretch Marks
When plasma pen fibroblast is used on the skin, it forces the skin tissue to contract virtually immediately by thermally disrupting the skin as well as fibroblasts. The trauma done to the skin stimulates the healing process and creation of new collagen and helps activate proteins such as cytokines and fibroblasts.
This non-invasive treatment will make your stretch marks stimulate fibroblasts, making your stretch marks tighten and repair themselves.
For more information on any of the treatments mentioned for stretch marks, call us at 305-239-9222 or send us a message via our Instagram @viplasermiami.