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Stretch Marks Treatment in Chennai

Meaning

Stretch marks are a form of skin scarring related to pregnancy, obesity, puberty, and short weight gain. They generally form when the dermis, the middle layer of the skin is stretched more than it can tolerate. Connective fibers within the skin eventually break resulting in disruption of collagen production which causes stretch marks. They are commonly found on the thighs, hips, arms, buttocks, abdominal area, and lower back. Stretch marks affect men and women of nearly all ages and skin types. However, People with darker skin have more tendency to develop stretch marks.

Causes of Stretch Marks

There may be various causes which lead to stretch marks like -

  • Stretch marks are commonly seen in women on their legs, abdomen, hips, and other areas of the body due to weight gain during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the skin expands and stretches to its limit, causing tiny glossy tears in the supporting layers of skin which appear as stretch marks.
  • Growth spurts throughout puberty often lead to stretch marks because the skin is unable to stay up with the body's rate of growth.
  • Rapid development of muscle mass may stretch the skin beyond its limits resulting in stretch marks.
  • Heavy or long-term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, a widely used pharmaceutical steroid compound, also can lead to stretch marks.

Treatment for Stretch Marks

The Doctor takes a through medical history and medications if any used by the patient before undergoing commencing treatment. Because stretch mark removal is customized to the individual patient, Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam offers comprehensive solutions for stretch mark removal with effective long lasting results with the following treatment options

  • MRF (microneedle Radiofrequency) - MRF increases the collagen formation in the skin thereby correcting scars. It is one of the most advanced treatments available for scar reduction. The tips come with different pin sizes like 25 pin, 49 pin and 85pin. Selection of the pin size depends upon the depth and circumference of the scar. Mild scars require 3 sessions, Moderate scars 4 to 5 sessions and Deep scars 6 to 8 sessions to see a good result.
  • PRP- platelet rich plasma is the most effective treatment in which platelets are centrifuged from the blood and injected in to the stretch marks. PRP will enhance the regeneration of collagen.
    MRF treatment can be combined with PRP for better results.
  • Traditional Stretch Mark Removal Treatment - This treatment includes creams, lotions, diet and exercise which embrace for mild stretch marks. However, these ways fail to provide satisfactory results for several people, significantly those with previous, well-developed stretch marks.
  • Laser Stretch Mark Removal Treatment– This procedure involves removal of thin layers of skin around the stretch marks through a beam of high-energy ultraviolet laser light. This disrupts the molecular bonds in the skin tissue, causing the tissue to disintegrate in a process known as ablation. Once laser stretch mark removal is complete, the treated area will heal quickly, resulting in new layers of renewed healthy skin. Occasionally blistering and temporary burn injury may result which can be rectified with doctor’s prescribed medication. It is also extremely safe and requires less recovery time.
  • Other Stretch Mark Removal Treatments – There are a variety of non-surgical options like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and blue light therapy which can prove to be good for those who want to avoid surgery. Also, they are less expensive than laser stretch mark removal.

Conclusion

Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam understands the problem of every skin and accordingly designs the right solutions for stretch marks and help to regain your lost healthy, smooth and radiant skin back.

Authored By Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam - Dermatology MBBS MD, Chennai