Stretch marks are narrow streaks or lines that occur on the surface of the skin.
Doctors often refer to stretch marks as stria, striae. Both males and females can suffer from this condition. Stretch marks are the result of the skin suddenly stretching. The middle layer of skin (dermis) breaks in places, allowing the deeper layers to show through.
Stretch marks that develop during pregnancy are known as Striae Gravidarum.
The tummy, buttocks, breasts, upper arms and thighs are the areas of the body most often affected. Not everyone gets stretch marks – it depends on the skin type and people with higher collagen in the skin are less likely to get stretch marks. This is because collagen keeps the skin elastic and stretchy; allowing to expand more easily.
Stretch marks are often red or purple to start with, before gradually fading to a silvery-white colour. Stretch marks usually fade and become less noticeable over time, but this can often take years.
Unfortunately, there is no miracle treatment or cream to completely get rid of the stretch marks.
If you have unsightly stretch marks, or if they affect a large area of your body, you may want to try one of the treatment options available. however, It is important to understand that stretch marks are not an easy skin condition to treat. Like hormonal pigmentation and acne, stretch marks can be very resiliant and treatment resistant.
This is why, at Medaesthetics™, we have invested in the most advanced and versatile array of medical and laser treatment options available today to tackle most stretch marks. We only treat patients who have realistic expectations and are willing to allow several treatment sessions over a period of time to achieve maximum improvement.
The cost of of Treatment/program depends upon the type and size of the area to be treated. Each patient is unique and requires a different treatment regimen. This is assessed during the initial consultation which is free with our cosmetic nurses or dermal therapists. A treatment is mapped out for each client and the cost can be assessed at this time. A single treatment session can cost anywhere between $350 to $2500.
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