Stretch mark treatment is a method aimed at eliminating or reducing the appearance of stretch marks that commonly occur as a result of rapid weight gain or loss, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, or other factors. Stretch marks are most commonly observed on areas such as the upper arms, thighs and buttocks, abdomen, breasts, and waist. They can appear in various colors, including pink, red, purple, or even white or light tones. Many aesthetic treatments in the field of aesthetics have proven to be beneficial in combating stretch marks. Although it may not be possible to completely eliminate stretch marks in some cases, there are treatments available that can minimize their appearance. With advancements in technology and updated devices in the field of aesthetics, stretch mark treatments have become more effective, yielding positive results.
How Do Stretch Marks Form?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are characterized by the presence of uneven and striated lines on the skin’s surface, resulting from the disruption of the underlying fibrous structure. While stretch marks do not pose any health risks or harm, they are aesthetically undesirable, prompting individuals with such concerns to seek various methods and solutions for their elimination. Stretch marks tend to occur more frequently in individuals who undergo significant weight fluctuations, such as rapid weight gain or loss.
Stretch Mark Treatment
Certain factors, such as hormonal changes and genetic predisposition, contribute to the formation of stretch marks. Sedentary lifestyle, irregular and carbohydrate-heavy diets, and habits such as fast food consumption can also contribute to the development of stretch marks in different areas of the body. Conditions like obesity, which result in excessive weight gain, can cause the breakdown of connective tissues and the disruption of fibers, leading to stretch marks. During pregnancy, stretch marks commonly occur due to the enlargement of the abdomen and overall weight gain, and these types of stretch marks are referred to as “pregnancy stretch marks” or “striae gravidarum.”
Some chronic illnesses can also contribute to the formation of stretch marks. Additionally, there are cases where stretch marks appear without a known cause, and these are referred to as “idiopathic stretch marks.” The formation of stretch marks occurs due to the deterioration of elastin and collagen molecules in the skin’s general structure, weakening the bonds between protein fibers. Individuals engaged in bodybuilding or intense sports activities may experience stretch marks if these activities are performed rapidly and without proper guidance and supervision. To avoid such situations, it is important to engage in these types of sports under the supervision of trainers and experts.
Preventing The Formation Of Stretch Marks
The most significant factor contributing to the formation of stretch marks is rapid weight gain or loss. Stabilizing body weight, avoiding drastic weight changes, such as crash diets, engaging in weight fluctuation in a gradual and phased manner, emphasizing regular exercise and physical activities like walking during weight control are important steps in preventing the formation of stretch marks. During pregnancy, applying stretch mark prevention oils and creams to areas prone to weight gain, such as the legs, abdomen, and buttocks, can help maintain the skin’s moisture and elasticity, preventing stretch marks from forming. Since stretch marks are prone to form due to hormonal imbalances, regular health check-ups and maintaining control over hormone metabolism are additional preventive measures.
How Is Stretch Mark Treatment Performed?
One of the highly effective and satisfying treatments for stretch marks is fractional laser therapy using the Fraxel Dual device, which is an advanced technology approved by the FDA. The application of heat with a laser head aims to increase the elasticity of the fibrous structures in the deeper layers of the skin, strengthen the connective tissues, and ultimately eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. With approximately three or four treatment sessions, the appearance of stretch marks can be significantly reduced or even eliminated. The duration of treatment sessions in the treatment package can be adjusted based on the width and characteristics of the stretch marks on the body. Fraxel Dual laser therapy is a preferred treatment for stretch marks due to its high effectiveness, painless application, and absence of any harmful side effects.
Another method for treating stretch marks is the application of special skincare products, such as creams, serums, oils, or gels, externally to the skin. These collagen-based skincare products, produced with today’s technology, can effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks when used regularly and applied during the early stages of stretch marks. It is advisable to use these products under the supervision and recommendation of a dermatologist to prevent new stretch marks from forming and improve the appearance of existing ones. Combining these skincare products with other treatment methods can enhance the effectiveness of the overall treatment. In cases where stretch marks are deep, extensive, and have a dark color, they may not respond to treatment with skincare products alone. In such situations, seeking different treatment methods, either alone or in combination, under the supervision of a qualified doctor is essential for effective stretch mark treatment.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy is another treatment option for stretch marks. In PRP procedures, the individual’s own blood is centrifuged to obtain plasma rich in platelets, which is then injected into the dermal layer of the skin in the areas where stretch marks are present. This stimulates collagen production, cell renewal, and strengthening of connective tissues. PRP treatment can be combined with fractional laser therapy in some cases to achieve faster and more effective results. Radiofrequency treatment is another commonly used method in stretch mark treatments, where radiofrequency waves are applied to the affected areas with a special needle-like applicator to eliminate the appearance of stretch marks.
Stretch Mark Treatment Prices
Stretch mark treatment prices can vary depending on the location, characteristics, and extent of the stretch marks on the body. To determine the appropriate treatment procedure and obtain accurate pricing information, it is necessary to schedule a consultation with our clinic. Please note that it is not appropriate to provide pricing information for medical procedures on internet platforms according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health. To have a naturally rejuvenated and healthy-looking skin by undergoing stretch mark treatment, please contact our clinic at +902122414624 for detailed information and to schedule an appointment.