Typically, the skin has the ability to stretch out and return to its natural state thanks to the strong, elastic fibers that hold it together. But sometimes rapid growth or changes in weight can cause your skin to stretch past its normal capacity. These create the long, discolored streaks we know all too well. And they don’t really have an expiration date.
Some people naturally have more elasticity in their skin than others, making those of us who don’t more prone to stretch marks. Stretch marks are most notorious for affecting expectant mothers, up to 90% report getting them. There are a few methods that help in reducing the stretch marks and the skin more appealing again.
Stretch marks result from two events in your body: your skin stretches or shrinks past its normal elastic properties, and your adrenal glands produce an increased amount of the hormone cortisone. Having too much cortisone makes your skin lose its natural elasticity.
Stretch marks can appear almost anywhere, but they’re most common on your stomach, thighs, breasts, upper arms, and buttocks. They don’t pose any medical danger; they’re essentially a cosmetic complaint. However, they may make you feel self-conscious enough that you want to have them removed.
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There are a few methods that help in reducing the stretch marks to a minimal extent. These are as follows:
Microneedling uses tiny micro-needles to create small punctures on the top layer of the skin and penetrate the dermis. The wounds “traumatize” the skin and trigger the body’s natural response of creating more collagen and elastin to heal the wounds. Left behind is improved texture and firmness, and a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
The laser beam reaches the skin cells, destroying degenerated collagen and elastin fibers which are responsible for building stretch marks. At the same time, it stimulates skin cells to rebuild normal fibers. Intact tissue (healthy cells) which is left between pixels, significantly accelerates the reconstruction of collagen and heal the area that was affected by the therapy.
Treatment PIXEL RF creates the grid of micro-injuries, it happens at the level of the dermis and epidermis. Between these small micro-injuries of skin, there is an undamaged zone. The result of the laser is activation of processes of formation and recovery of cells. Microdamage resulting from the laser is surrounded by the area of thermal injury – it affects the shrinkage of the collagen of skin and as a result its reconstruction, remodeling, and lifting effect.
Chemical peels work by removing the outer layer of skin cells, leaving smoother, softer skin behind. At the same time, these treatments stimulate the body’s own healing process, compelling the body to produce more collagen to support the underlying skin structure. Depending on the depth of the peel, these treatments can be temporary or provide results that are long-lasting. Temporary results can also be maintained by repeating the peel treatment at regular intervals.
• Increased energy for cells in the treatment area.
• Reduced inflammation.
• Improved healing response.
• Promotion of collagen for new skin production.