Stretch-marks: The Who, The What, The Why and Getting Rid of Them
Men and women alike suffer from stretch-marks – but what exactly are they, how can we avoid them and what is the best treatment if we do end up getting them?
stretch-marks appear as parallel lines on your skin and take on a different tone to the skin around them, ranging from pink to light grey. They develop as a result of stretching skin and an increase in cortisone in the system. Cortisone is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the adrenal glands, but too much of it can cause the skin to lose it’s elasticity.
stretch-marks appear most often during pregnancy or during periods of sudden change in weight. Teenagers are especially susceptible to developing them, particularly during growth spurts.
The most common areas to find stretch-marks are on the thighs, stomach, breasts, upper arms and butt – and tend to disappear or lighten over time.
While it’s not possible to prevent stretch-marks completely, it is feasible to reduce the likelihood of developing them by using creams and lotions on a daily basis, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet.
If however you’ve found yourself developing stretch-marks for whatever reason, here at Beautilase we have 2 treatments that are designed to treat and minimize the appearance of fine lines and stretch-marks:
- PLASMA PEN
A relatively pain-free, non-invasive treatment where an acupuncture needle transfers energy to the skin by using voltage in the air between the device tip and the surface of the skin to generate a plasma charge. The results are visible almost immediately, but continue to develop over the subsequent 4 – 8 weeks after the treatment.
An effective skin tightening treatment that is fantastic on all skin types.
While we offer both treatments, we will recommend a specific treatment to suit your particular needs.
If you’d like to chat to us about your stretch-marks and the best way to treat them, give us a call and we’ll talk you through the process and develop your personalized treatment plan!
Call Smita now on 021 169 4975 to book your session!