Stretch marks are one of the #1 concerns men and women have with their bodies. Stretch marks can affect everyone for a number of reasons including genetics, growth spurts, weight gain or loss, muscle gain, and most commonly with pregnancy.
Also known as striae, stretch marks are exactly what they sound like: areas where the skin has stretched rapidly which causes tears to the connective tissue below the surface. When the connective tissue is stretched, the tear results in what is known as an epidermal atrophy.
Stretch marks cause the collagen and elastin fibres to break, which can result in an indentation within the skin, however in many cases stretch marks remain flat. From the trauma of this occurring, stretch marks may appear red or purple in colour then may slowly fade to being white as they heal.
Profound RF Microneedling at 67 Degrees Cosmetic Clinic remains the most effective treatment option to remove stretch marks. This signature treatment combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy by penetrating the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles, then releasing a small burst of radiofrequency energy.
The energy is then converted into heat which causes collagen and elastin bones to contract and tighten, then stimulates the synthesis of new, healthy collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which will remove the red, indented or white stretch mark.