Stretch marks occur as a result of stretching of the skin. Mostly seen with pregnancy, rapid weight gain, puberty and hormonal changes. There is a break down of collagen in the deeper layer of the skin as a result of stretching. The outer skin remains intact but appears streaky. These stretch marks are pink or red when fresh but turns silvery white with time. They are permanent and the appearance is a concern to most. As long as the collagen is intact in the deep dermis the stretch marks can not form. They can occur on any part of the body, commonly seen on lower abdomen, thighs, hips, breasts and upper arms. They are of no health risk but are unsightly.
Many treatments have been tried with no success, such as topical creams, Dermabrasion, Retinoids. Tummy tuck surgery removes the lower abdominal skin with the surgical procedure and associated risks, scar and downtime.
A new RF Micro needling treatment can deliver micropulses deep in the dermis. This forms a new collagen in the dermis to reduce and fill in these stretch marks. 3 DEEP advanced skin tightening restores the skin back to its original tightness. Non ablative Fraxel laser can improve the appearance and erase the stretch marks with this very safe technology. The procedure is noninvasive with minimal recovery time. All skin types can be treated with RF Micro needling. For best results need multiple treatments.
Call the Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center at (952) 831-2828 to schedule an appointment in our Bloomington, MN office.