Stretch Marks Treatment
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About Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are caused by rapid weight gain, weight loss, or pregnancy which causes the collagen and elastin fibres in the dermis (middle layer of skin) to stretch and tear. The body responds by forming scar tissues known as stretch marks or striae, which appear through the epidermis (top layer of skin) in the form of purplish or reddish streaks. These marks usually turn lighter over time.
Who can get stretch marks?
Anyone can get stretch marks although there is a strong hereditary influence and women are 2.5 times more likely to develop them than men. They are common during pregnancy and can also appear at times of rapid growth, such as during puberty and adolescence. They can also be caused by rapid weight gain or loss, weight lifting or even medications.
Stretch Mark Correction in Sydney
By far, the best procedure for the removal of stretch marks is through the use of CO2 lasers. The Cosmetic Medical Clinic uses the European made EXELO2 system, which safely and effectively treats stretch marks of varying degrees of severity. Stretch marks treatment costs will also vary depending on the degree of severity. As such, a consultation is imperative in order to conduct an in-depth skin assessment and to attain an accurate quote.
CO2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing – This is the golden standard in CO2 lasers and in stretch marks treatment globally.
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