How to get rid of stretch marks

Stretch marks are a common skin concern amongst men and women, particularly women who tend to battle with the condition during and after pregnancy.

Stretch marks occur when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. It most commonly affects teenagers who are going through growth spurts, people who have lost weight, and women who have gone through pregnancy.

Often confused with cellulite, stretch marks present as red, white or purple marks on the skin, whereas cellulite causes skin to dimple. The latter is also most common in females, while stretch marks impact both men and women.

At Artisan Aesthetic Clinics we offer a number of treatments for stretch marks:

Skin Needling

Dermapen is an innovative, non-invasive skin needling treatment that restores and rejuvenates the skin. It works to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, tighten and improve elasticity, shrink enlarged pores, minimise scarring and repair pigmentation, and sun damaged and ageing skin for an all-round healthier looking complexion.

The hand-held device penetrates the top layers of the skin with micro-needles that create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This then triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating new collagen to eliminate and replace the damaged cells with new ones. This new structure of collagen and tight elastin formation reduces wrinkles, scarring and other imperfections, while also improving skin texture and tone.

Fat Dissolving

Fat dissolving injections reduce small and stubborn fat pockets without surgery, for a smoother, more contoured look. The injections contain a substance called phosphatidylcholine (PC), which is a natural compound derived from soybean. It’s safe to use and naturally broken down by the body over time.

The treatment involves a series of small injections directly into unwanted fat pockets. Once injected, the active ingredient (PC) causes fat cells to rupture. Once eliminated, they are then naturally broken down through your metabolism. You will notice a reduction of fat over time as the body continues to process the unwanted cells.

Skin Tightening

At Artisan, we offer a number of skin tightening treatments that are highly effective in treating stretch marks, including Thermage® and Ultraformer III. Thermage® is a radiofrequency treatment that transforms the skin below the surface, stimulating collagen and the body’s natural renewal method to tighten the skin and slow the ageing process. It triggers re-strengthening of the collagen fibre structures in the epidermal layers that provide the support to our skin. Immediately after the treatment, your skin is visibly tighter as the collagen fibres contract, achieving a firmer, smoother appearance.

Ultraformer III is also a favourite among many of our clients for its immediate tightening, lifting and contouring effects on the skin. Ultraformer III targets specific sagging areas with ultrasound technology, allowing deeper penetration and highly targeted results. It targets the layer of skin surgeons pull back when doing a facelift, stimulating new collagen production and providing long-term tightening of the skin.

Both are highly effective treatments for lifting and tightening the skin and generally only require one treatment to achieve long-lasting results.

Book a consultation with our masters today to learn more about our cellulite reduction treatments and how we can help you master the artistry of you®.

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