Stretch marks are caused when the skin rapidly stretches as a result of sudden growth or weight gain. The stretching causes the middle layer of skin (dermis) to tear, allowing the deeper skin layers to show through, forming stretch marks.
The dermis contains strong, inter-connected fibres that allow your skin to stretch as your body grows. However, rapid growth can cause the skin to over-stretch and break the fibres. The tears in the dermis allow the blood vessels below to show through, which is why stretch marks are often red or purple when they first appear.
When the blood vessels eventually contract (get smaller), the pale-coloured fat underneath your skin will be visible, and your stretch marks will change to a silvery-white colour.
Stretch marks can occur anywhere on the body where skin has been stretched, but they usually affect areas where fat is stored, such as:
Many people find stretch marks unsightly and look for treatment to reduce their appearance.
We have a number of solutions to stretch marks including:
Emerge™ Fractional Laser
EMERGE™ Fractional Laser drives thousands of individual columns of light deep into the epidermis and down into the dermis layer of the skin, these columns induce controlled trauma to the skin. The body’s natural healing process then rebuilds the treated tissue with healthy tissue containing new collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of smooth-looking skinFind Out More
The treatment uses fine needles to create microscopic channels. In doing so the dermis is encouraged to produce new collagen and elastin, which generates new skin cells to repair itself for smooth-looking skin.Find Out More