The Best Treatment for Stretch Marks
90% of people have stretch marks and many of us have tried more than one lotion or potion to get rid of them.
Stretch marks are a kind of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. Although painless they can be annoying.
How to treat stretch marks has radically changed recently. Our newest clinical treatment for stretch marks is called Plasma Fibroblast Diathermy and the results are outstanding.
What treatments work on stretch marks?
Traditionally the best treatment to reduce stretch marks was collagen induction through Skin Needling.
I find Skin Needling effective but only if the scar tissue is new and not as successful on mature scar tissue.
Our clinic has found Plasma treatments are undeniably producing the best results on older stretch marks.
This photo on the right, was taken on stretch marks that occurred 10 years ago during pregnancy. The right side photo was taken 4 weeks after a single plasma treatment. The scar is softened, flattened and redness reduced.
The treatment involves making small micro wounds with a plasma flash. The skin naturally reacts with it’s own healing response.
This stimulates skin cells (fibroblasts) to produce collagen up to 400 times more than normal and remodel scar tissue.
Clients see results within two weeks and continue to improve over the next three months.
Post Treatment for Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Treatment with Plasma
Why creams don’t work
If you’ve tried topical creams to treat stretch marks, without success, you are not alone. There is very little clinical evidence that any of these treatments work.
Studies have proven that almond oil, cocoa butter, olive oil or Vitamin E do not produce results. The damage is created deep in the dermal layer and these ingredients neither penetrate this layer or able to create cellular change.
There is some evidence that cosmeceutical hyaluronic acid and retinol may help reduce new stretch marks, however Retinol is not recommended to pregnant women.
The updated international clinical recommendations have confirmed silicone gel is the best topical ointment to apply. I recommend Strataderm for new stretch marks.
How to prevent stretch marks
Keeping the skin in peak condition is the best way to prevent stretch marks.
Exfoliation and hydration may have a small preventative effect.
A recent Australian study found Stratamark very effective in preventing stretch marks.
70% of pregnant women develop stretch marks. By using Stratamark only 18.2% of women developed stretch marks.
Remember, there is nothing wrong with stretch marks. They are a sign of something beautiful happening in our body.
But if you do want to get rid of them there are options.