Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a common problem faced by both men and women. They can appear post weight loss/gain and are often suffered by women post pregnancy. Some skin types are more susceptible to stretch marks than others and for some patients the marks can be quite noticeable. However the latest technologies available offer a ray of hope.

Cause of Stretch Marks

The skin is the body's largest organ and has the remarkable ability to expand and contract as needed. The skin is strong and elastic, but its supporting tissues can be damaged if they are stretched too far or too quickly. Stretch marks were considered to be the most difficult to treat skin problem.

Treatment Summary

1. PREVENTATION

Stretch mark prevention measures may include

  • Avoiding excessive weight gain.
  • Eating a well-balanced healthy diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals; drinking enough water and exercising regularly can help.
  • Moisturising the skin regularly.
  • Avoiding steroid medications

2. TREATMENT

Laser Resurfacing - CO2 & 1064 ND Yag Laser

  • Platelet Rich Plasma ( prp therapy)
  • Fillers
  • Topical Medications.