Stretch Marks

stretch-marks-2If stretch marks have been bothering you, About Face offers a range of treatment options to heal your skin.

Stretch marks are narrow lines that occur on the surface of the skin as a result of sudden weight gain or growth. They are often red or purple to start with, before gradually fading to a silvery-white color and are usually long and thin. The stretching of the skin causes the middle layer of the skin, called the dermis, to tear, allowing the deeper layers of the skin to show through, thus forming stretch marks.

Stretch marks can occur anywhere but they usually affect areas where fat is stored, such as the:

  • tummy or abdomen
  • upper arms
  • breasts
  • thighs
  • buttocks
  • shoulders

Stretch marks often occur:

  • during puberty
  • during pregnancy
  • after rapid weight gain
  • an underlying health condition or a syndrome, such as Marfan syndrome or Cushing’s syndrome
  • after the prolonged or inappropriate use of corticosteroid medication

About Face offers the following treatments and services for combating stretch marks

  • Laser Therapy:

Laser therapy cannot remove stretch marks completely. However, it may help fading them and make them less noticeable. Several different types of laser therapy are used to treat stretch marks. Pulsed dye laser treatment is one such laser treatment that is painless and can be opted for while the stretch marks are still in its early stages.

You may need a couple of treatment sessions to obtain visible results depending on your skin color and type.

  • Fractional CO2 laser

Fractional CO2 laser is another innovative method used in the treatment of stretch marks that provides impressive results. The laser is divided into dozens of thin beams of light. This beam selectively scans the surface of the skin. Multiple micro injuries beneath the skin’s surface are created beneath the skin, triggering the production of new collagen and elastin, and producing new skin that is devoid of stretch marks.

  • PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

This is another therapy devised for stretch marks. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), which is plasma rich in the client’s platelets, makes use of the growth factors found in the platelets. The growth factors are proteins, found in the blood, which have rejuvenating and regenerating characteristics.

More than one treatment can be combined for better results. With a combination of fractional laser and PRP treatment, you can witness impressive results. The white-colored stretch marks are improved by 90-95% and the red-colored stretch marks by 100%

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