A Farewell To Stretch Marks - Consider Laser Treatment

A Farewell To Stretch Marks - Consider Laser Treatment

Stretch marks (also known as striae distensae) are common form of dermal scarring that appears on the skin as hypopigmented, erythematous or violaceous linear striations. Stretch marks occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and they are awfully common. Anyone can develop stretch marks, while they tend to affect more women than men. This kind of skin scarring is commonly associated with pregnancy, puberty and obesity. Other candidates include bodybuilders who have quickly developed significant muscle mass and people who have lost significant weight in a short period of time.

Stretch marks form in the dermal layer of the skin which maintains shape and elasticity of the skin. When it is stretched beyond the limit of its elasticity, the connective fibres in the skin ultimately break disrupting collagen production. Scarring is a result of an altered healing response and replacement of collagen. Dermatologists classify stretch marks as rubra (striae rubra) or alba (striae alba). At first, they appear as rubra: The stretch marks can be wrinkly, telangiectasia-raised streaks that can be red, reddish-brown-to-violaceous patches or plaques that may or may not be pruritic. The streaks in due course flatten, fade and tend to change to a silvery, white, or glossy along lines of skin tension (striae alba). Other names for stretch marks are striae atrophicans (thinned skin), striae gravidarum (following pregnancy) striae caerulea (dark blue) and striae nigrae (black).

Risk factors

The prevalence of stretch marks has been reported to range from 50% to 75% for women who have recently given birth. Pregnancy and Stretch marks usually go hand in hand - almost three in four women will experience stretch marks after pregnancy. These women typically have belly stretch marks, but other areas may also be affected by weight gain during pregnancy. Many women who have stretch marks after pregnancy turn to laser stretch mark removal to get rid of this unwanted scarring.

growth spurts is typical in young people going through puberty. This can lead to stretch marks. Rapid weight gain: They can affect bodybuilders, as well as anyone else who has gained or lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time.

Medical conditions:
Certain conditions, such as Cushing's syndrome and Marfan syndrome can cause stretch marks. Prolonged Corticosteroid use: continuous use of corticosteroid medications, creams and lotions can reduce collagen levels in the skin and can increase the risk of stretch marks.

Family history:
There is also a familial predisposition for stretch marks. If your mother had stretch marks in pregnancy, then you're more likely to have them too. Some people are more prone to developing them than others as genetic variants are known to be associated with stretch marks. Women with a history of breast or thigh stretch marks and Non-white women are more prone to developing stretch marks during pregnancy. Other factors, such as race and increasing age, are also found to play a role.

Treatment for stretch marks:
There are many conservative treatments available, ranging from creams, lotions applied to the skin and recommendations for special diet. Non-surgical treatments for stretch marks include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser therapy and even more invasive surgical methods are also available. Regrettably, stretch marks remain a tricky problem to target, in which no treatment provides 100% results. For Prevention, you may have heard many old wives’ tales about stretch marks and unconventional therapies — (applying castor oil or slather your pregnant belly with cocoa butter or applying seaweed wraps etc) However, there’s no way to avoid them completely. But you can significantly decrease the appearance of stretch marks.

There are a few other considerations for patients who undergo stretch mark removal treatments. Patients should have reasonable and have realistic expectations about the results that their desired treatment method can offer. The most successful option for rubra and alba stretch marks is laser therapy, as of now.

Lumenis fractional non-ablative lasers:
This procedure is also used to remove red stretch marks. The non-ablative fractional laser generates an array of focused microspots and the doctor can visualize the aiming beam through a window in the device and therefore precisely target the treatment area with high accuracy. This method is highly effective and performs by enhancing collagen as well as elastin in the deeper layers of skin. Depending on the spread and age of the stretch marks, multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to produce improvement in the skin texture.

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