Stretch Marks Treatment
Stretch marks a problem for you? Talk to the team at Lightsculpt Clinic for all your stretch mark treatment options.
Treating Stretch Marks
Treating stretch marks has always been a very difficult task. When stretch marks first appear they look pinky-red and slightly raised. They then increase in length and acquire a dark purple colour and over time, become white and flat. Stretch marks are caused by abnormal collagen formation and all the treatments used at Lightsculpt Clinic are aimed at improving the collagen fibres in your skin.
At Lightsculpt Clinic we use four modalities to treat stretch marks. These new treatments may result in significant improvements in the appearance of stretch marks. Most often they are used together, which is referred to as a multimodal approach.
Patients wanting a non-surgical option are able to combine the Dermaroller with PRP. For this treatment option you will generally need 2 treatments spaced 1-2 months apart to achieve the best possible results.
Patients wanting a more invasive option are combining Fractional Laser and PRP. For this surgical option you generally only need one treatment for a marked improvement in your stretch marks – although results on any treatment may vary per individual.
1. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets which help to activate collagen production in the skin. At the start of this treatment we take a small amount of your blood, put it in a test tube and then spin it in a centrifuge. As your red and white cells fall to the bottom the platelets contained in your blood rise to the top in the form of a golden liquid. This substance that is referred to as PRP is your plasma which is made up of platelets that are rich in growth factors. When these growth factors are injected under the skin they help to stimulate the stem cells which induce collagen formation, thereby tightening the skin.
Also known as skin needling, this treatment helps to stimulate new tissue formation through the use of micro-fine needles on areas of skin with stretch marks. Microscopic holes are made into the dermis, which improve stimulation of the production of new collagen and new cell growth. The skin remains intact and is not damaged therefore promoting constructive regeneration. This treatment is most often used in combination with PRP.
3. Venus Viva
Venus Viva combines NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and one-of-a-kind SmartScan™ technology to penetrate deeper, covering a greater area and treating multiple concerns in the same session.
Stretch marks treatment can provide some excellent benefits in terms of your physical health and self-worth as well as your emotional well-being.
You should ensure that you fully understand the procedure and ask lots of questions whilst you are deciding whether this is the right solution for you. It is a medical procedure performed by expert cosmetic surgeons and nurses who adhere to strict quality guidelines.
Although results vary from patient to patient, you could see up to an 80% improvement in the appearance of stretch marks. There are some minor risks to consider and you should also understand that not everyone is suitable for fractional laser stretch marks treatment and that results will vary based on a range of factors.
Finally, the decision should be yours and yours only, however, having made the right decision for you, you will be on the path to joining the hundreds of people who undergo stretch mark treatment every year who are delighted with the results.