Most people are afflicted by stretch marks on one or another part of their body. Usually more hidden, these long, narrow lines form on your skin when it is suddenly stretched, cause no health concerns but do create an aesthetic bother for many. There are many treatments on the market that claim the ability to remove stretch marks but unfortunately, many of them do not work. The good news is that Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic has a range of stretch mark treatments, one of which might be the right solution for you.
Although they can affect anyone, women do seem to be more prone to stretch marks than men. They can appear on a number of body parts including the stomach, breasts, upper arms, lower back, hips and thighs. Most commonly, stretch marks will appear after a period of intense growth. The skin will be stretched during this growth period and is unable to return to its normal form. Though they pose no health threats, stretch marks do often cause body image issues as well as anxiety in those who have them.
Also known as Striae Distensae, they are scars that that develop when the skin stretches or shrinks too quickly. This abrupt change ruptures to collagen and elastin in the skin and as these support structures begin to heal, the stretch marks will appear. There are several different classifications of stretch marks:
Not everyone will get stretch marks in their life. Some people are more prone to them than others, particularly if they run in the family. People who also have fluctuating hormone levels may also be at risk. The application of corticosteroids to your skin may also induce stretch marks.
When stretch marks initially appear, they usually have a red, pink or brown hue depending on the colour of your skin. Fresh stretch marks can also feel itchy and slightly raised when they first occur. Over time, the colour will fade and the thin bands will sink beneath your skin. Often you can feel a slight depression when running your finger over an older stretch mark.
At Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we are happy to offer our clients proven relief from stretch marks.
The first option is Stratamark which is designed specifically for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks and is known to:
Stratamark is a registered medical treatment that was developed to prevent and treat all types for stretch marks resulting from pregnancy, adolescent growth spurts, weight gain or loss or bodybuilding.
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At Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we offer a number of stretch mark treatments. Other treatments offered by our professional team include: