Stretch marks are caused by the body’s growth exceeding that of the skin. They have a different texture and colour to the rest of the skin surrounding them, typically pink, purple, or a whitish-grey.
As the skin outgrows the body’s development, your flesh’s collagen and elastin become unable to keep pace. These proteins have a limited ability to stretch before they break and cause abnormal collagen development, leaving signs of damage in the form of stretch marks.
Stretch marks commonly affect pregnant women, bodybuilders, and obese people.
Dr. Adam Najem’s clinic provides three types of stretch mark treatment:
Skin needling (also known as DermaPen) encourages new tissue growth across those areas affected by stretch marks, utilising micro-fine needles to create microscopic holes.
This causes safe, low levels of physical trauma to create new elastin and collagen. The skin stays intact and is not damaged during this process.
Skin needling’s results tend to appear during the first month following the treatment. Generally, though, it can take between three and 12 months.
Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) is a regenerative treatment which revolves around your own blood.
The plasma, rich in platelets, is extracted and concentrated before being reinjected into the body. PRP triggers growth factors able to regenerate skin, repair tissue, and produce collagen.
PRP is non-invasive and painless, posing no risk of allergy or infection.
Dr. Najem has worked with many patients requiring stretch mark treatment, across the three types available.
He has years of experience and delivers transparent advice during your free consultation. Dr. Najem will examine your target areas and identify the most suitable option, based on your skin type, end goals, and expectations.
If you want to know more about stretch mark treatment, book your free consultation now.
A: We would like to term the process as one that brings about a sensation instead of pain. Patients will feel a mild and prickly feel as the energy reaches their skin. After a successful surgery, your skin becomes pink or red.
A: depending on the type of patient you are, your skin could either yield quickly to the treatment or yield slowly. The average is always between 4 to 6 treatments. Stretch marks on a different level will require extra measures to be erased.
A: generation relies upon the technique for treatment just as the kind of skin and zone of the body with stretch marks. A hereditary inclination for better collagen union additionally assumes a significant job in acquiring the desired result. The previously mentioned treatments can likewise upgrade production of the development factor from fibroblasts (skin cells) just as animating different cells, prompting a superior appearance of stretch marks.
A: the stretch marks are treated with a variety of methods to ensure a permanent solution. Some of the treatment methods include laser therapy, PRP, peelings, fractional lasers, and other purposes.
A: by the fourth to sixth week, you will be able to see significant increase in the health of your skin. The stress marks become less visible, and the subcutaneous tissue becomes firmer.
A: For those who have just delivered and would love to treat the stretch mark which came as an aftermath of their pregnancy, we advise that they go for the treatment two to three months after the pregnancy. The best method for treating pregnancy caused stretch mark is through a combination of PRP and Dermapen. You should also understand that better results and response to treatment come when you treat the stretch mark on time after pregnancy.
A: It is somewhat hard to tell what exactly causes stretch marks, but there are many factors around the appearance of stretch mark on a person’s body. One is the fact that they might have gotten it from parents, other factors are steroids, pregnancy, obesity and others. Under a microscopic view, a stretch mark looks like a scar and that informs the reason why it is treated through a multi modal system to try to completely eliminate the marks.
A: The stretch mark procedure contains minimal side affects that will be discussed with Dr Adam Najem.
A: If you have observed, stretch marks only appear in areas of our body that are mechanical. They don’t just appear on any part of our bodies, but in target positions where movement and frequent activities occur. Examples of such places include the breasts, abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs and many other parts.
A: If you continue the follow-up every three to six months, you will see a significant decrease in the visibility of the marks, and a longer lasting clear skin. Essentially, for every four to six treatment sessions, the treatment last about six or more months on your skin.
A: The sessions have varying costs depending on the agreement and the methods to be used. If you need more information about the costing, you can get that information when you come for the consultation.