Stretch marks appear when the skin is stretched out too quickly due to puberty growth spurt, pregnancy or sudden weight gain. The abrupt stretch on the skin causes the collagen & elastin to fracture. Stretch marks usually appear on the belly, the thighs, the butt cheeks, the breasts or the upper arms, the calves...
At first, customers can notice the appearance of tiny lines or streaks on your skin. They tend to be pink or purple in color and flattened on the skin. At this stage, customers can feel a little bit itchy in the areas with stretch marks. After that, the streaks will turn silver or pale white and they will enlarge and appear lightly depressed. Stretch marks that are there for a long time may appear much lighter than the skin on the body.
At ROHTO AOHAL CLINIC, we have 2 treatment options for stretch marks:
- Laser Fractional treatment
- Radio-frequency micro-needling treatment with SYLFIRM
Our doctor will recommend one of the two treatments to customers, depending on their skin condition and needs.
With Laser Fractional, the treatment works by creating fake, tiny wounds on the skin to trigger the body's natural healing response. The healing process will encourage new skin cells to grow and stimulate collagen & elastin production. Therefore, the treatment can effectively resurface the skin, fill out the hollow streaks and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Meanwhile, SYLFIRM treatment involves targeting the skin with micro needles. After the needles are inserted into the skin, the pulsed radio frequency waves are released into the skin via the micro needles. This process creates an electrothermal effect on the skin. SYLFIRM strengthens the skin by healing the basement membrane of the skin (the layer between the epidermis and the dermis). The procedure also targets abnormal blood vessels as well as stimulates collgen & elastin production. Therefore, SYLFIRM is a great choice to resurface, regenerate the skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.