Say goodbye to stretch marks and restore confidence in your own skin. Our medispa has all of the latest non surgical treatments available to reduce stretch marks and improve the texture of your skin, including EnCurve, skin needling, PRP and more.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are highly common skin concern. Characterised by long, narrow streaks, stripes or lines that develop on the skin, stretch marks form when the skin is suddenly overstretched. This condition is usually red or purple in colour when they first appear, before fading to a silvery white over time.
They can develop anywhere on the body, however the most common areas affected include the abdomen, breasts, hips, thighs, flanks and buttocks. It is particularly common in adult women, although men and teenagers can also be affected.
This condition may not be harmful, however they can cause issues with self-confidence. While stretch marks do gradually fade and become less noticeable, this can often take years.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks form as a result of extreme skin growth, usually due to pregnancy, puberty or rapid weight gain. In fact, stretch marks are commonly associated with pregnancy, with over 50 percent of women developing them whilst pregnant.
When our skin stretches rapidly, the collagen bundles in the deeper layers tear away from each other. This causes the blood vessels to become visible through the upper layers of skin, appearing as stretch marks.
Unwanted stretch marks don’t need to leave a permanent mark. No matter the location or age of your marks, we can visibly reduce their appearance using a number of medical grade technologies. Here at Dr Anh’s Medispa, we offer a number of treatments to restore your skin’s texture, including:
EnCurve is a radiofrequency based treatment system that promotes skin tightening and fat reduction. Using controlled heatwaves to penetrate the tissues, enCurve stimulates the production of collagen. This works to help the skin regain elasticity, which in turn reduces the appearance of the unwanted marks.
Dermapen microneedling treatments produce tiny micro punctures in the skin, which triggers the natural healing and rejuvenation process. By encouraging the production of collagen, Dermapen treatments break down stretch mark scars and give the skin a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to re-strengthen the collagen fibre structures in the epidermal layers that provide support to our skin. This is done by gently heating the dermal layer of the skin, which triggers the body’s natural renewal process and encourages collagen production. This results in an improvement in the appearance of stretch marks.
Fraxel laser treatments can be used to treat both, new red ones and older marks that have faded. During treatment, laser light is absorbed into the deeper layers of skin, which stimulates collagen production. This triggers the skin to replace the old damaged skin with newer layers of healthy skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments use the plasma component in your own blood to improve skin texture. When injected back into the skin, the platelets in your plasma encourage the release of growth factors, which aids in collagen regeneration. An increase in collagen will help to thicken the skin, reducing the appearance of unwanted marks.
Booking a consultation with Dr Anh is the first step to creating a customised treatment plan to best improve the texture of your skin. If you would like to know more about our treatments or to request an appointment, contact Dr Anh Plastic Surgeon, Medispa and Wellness Clinic today.