Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are due to collagen fibre tears in the deeper skin dermis from excessive skin stretching. Several treatments are available to improve the appearance of stretch marks by inducing collagen regeneration to rebuild damaged collagen fibres. Some of the treatments available include percutaneous collagen induction with Dermapen, SkinJet Air Volumetric Remodelling and laser collagenesis.

 

Treatments are enhanced with the use of polydeoxyribonucleotides (PDRN) or Autologous bioremodelling with PRP. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.  

 

Stretch marks in the abdomen, back and thighs can be treated

 

DOWN TIME: NO 

TREATMENT TIME: 30 MINUTES (+30 MINUTES NUMBING CREAM PREP) 

 

RESULTS  

  • Results are visible after a course of 2 weekly treatments for a minimum of 5 sessions. 

  • Use of tissue repair factors and peptides at home will greatly enhance the results.  

 

PREPARATION FOR TREATMENT  

  • Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will consult and assess your suitability for stretch mark treatments and discuss any concerns you may have. 

  • Your clinician will suggest measures to prime your skin two weeks prior with vitamin A, vitamin C and growth factor serums 

  • Advise your clinician if you: 

    • Have an auto-immune disorder  

    • Are taking blood thinners (aspirin, Warfarin, ibuprofen, fish oils, ginkgo biloba and alcohol), photosensitisers, and/or antidepressants (consult with client’s general practitioner prior to treatment)  

  • Not suitable if you: 

    • Are pregnant or breastfeeding 

    • Have taken isotretinoin in the past six months  

    • Have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring or wound healing  

    • Have any ongoing bacterial or fungal skin infection at treatment area 

    • Has tested positive for Hep B, Hep C, or HIV  

    • Has had any aggressive laser resurfacing in the last three months  

    • Has undergone radiation treatment in the last 12 months  

    • Has a history of post-inflammatory pigmentation 

 

POST TREATMENT CARE 

  • You may expect the following 

    • Swelling, pain and stinging sensation which resolves within 24 hours 

    • Mild to moderate redness, which is resolves within one to two days  

    • Skin dryness and flaking, which resolves within 7 days 

  • Avoid heavy exercises, skin scrubs and skincare with acids for the first 2-3 days 

  • Moisturise and use sun protection cream SPF40+ daily, avoiding prolonged sun exposure for the first week 

 

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.