The body’s largest organ isn’t the liver or the heart; it’s the skin. The skin is resilient and has the incredible ability to expand and contract as needed. That said, while the skin has high elasticity, its supporting tissues can be damaged if stretched too far and too quickly. This rapid expansion and subsequent tissue damage lead to stretch marks visible on the skin. It’s common for people to develop stretch marks when the body grows and changes, such as during puberty, weight gain, and extreme hypertrophy (muscle building). 90% of pregnant women get stretch marks.
Stretch marks, however, can be treated, and there are a number of ways to do that. Here’s what you should know.
Fractional Skin Treatment
Fractional skin treatment, such as Morpheus8, is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen production in the underlying dermis layers of the skin to create firmer and smoother skin. Fractional skin treatment uses radiofrequency and microneedling technology to help renew and rejuvenate deeper layers of the skin. This process has shown to be effective in removing stretch marks on the body.
Morpheus8 fractional skin treatment can be used on any areas of the skin that can undergo subdermal renewal. It can be paired with other skin treatments for better results. The benefits of this treatment will be visible within a few days, but they will continue to improve for up to three months.
Topical ointments and creams are some of the more affordable methods for reducing stretch marks. Some are readily available over the counter, while others, of course, need to be prescribed by a doctor or dermatologist. When applied regularly, topical ointments and creams may lighten the tone of your stretch marks, but it’s not likely that it will remove them completely.
Cosmetic surgery is an effective method for permanently removing stretch marks, but it is expensive and is likely to leave scars of its own. Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is one such procedure that removes both stretch marks and excess fat from the abdomen area. However, surgical procedures do pose a number of health risks. Consult your dermatologist about your options.
If you’re interested in trying out the Morpheus8 fractional skin treatment to rejuvenate your skin and reduce stretch marks, consider us at REFIRM.
We are a leading skin care clinic in Calgary with 20 years of experience in skincare and dermatological research. We specialize in Morpheus8 fractional skin treatment for body contouring and stretch marks removal.
For more information, call us now at 403 466 3476!