Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. A stretch mark develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear. These long, thin, rippled marks are also called stria. Stretch marks can appear on different parts of body. They can show up on upper arms, back, breasts, stomach, thighs, hips and lower hind legs. Stretch marks can occur due to rapid weight gain or loss. In your teen years, when you suddenly grow up, stretch marks can appear. Many women experience stretch marks during pregnancy. Most of the stretch marks are temporary and the skin often has the ability to heal them, but in many cases, especially after pregnancy or due to some unnatural stretching of skin, stretch marks can be permanent.
Stretch marks can be unsightly, but they are a common and often temporary problem. They pose no long-term health risks but can cause anxiety and may affect self-esteem. Stretch Marks can be treated and reduced using Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Lasers and Radio Frequency. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment encourages the growth of collagen and elastin and is very effective in treating the stretch marks. Micro-needling also stimulates the collagen growth which reduces the stretch marks.
At Skin Hair & You Clinic, we advise the best and the most effective treatment for stretch marks after an assessment of the skin and individual requirements. All the treatments are done only by trained experts following strict safety and hygiene protocols.