Although they are not overly detrimental to a patient’s health, stretch marks can cause physical symptoms such as itchiness, tenderness and pain.
Because of their visual appearance, they can also have a tendency to affect the patient’s self-esteem and self-image.
Stretch marks usually appear on the abdomen, breasts, hips and thighs and less commonly on the buttocks. They initially appear as slightly raised pink to purple linear bands that eventually mature to become pale, atrophic and finely wrinkled lines.
Stretch marks may result from pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss and in some instances occur due to puberty or steroid use.
Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic offers Stratamark stretch mark therapy gel along with consultations to effectively treat and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Other treatments are available, and the best course of action will be decided during your consultation.
Stratamark is designed specifically for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks. It is known to:
Stratamark is a registered medical treatment. It was developed for the treatment and prevention of all types of stretch marks resulting from pregnancy, adolescent growth spurts, weight gain or bodybuilding.
Stratamark is recommended for use from the beginning of the second trimester (13 weeks) or at the first sign of stretch marks. Treatment should be continued following birth for a minimum of 60 – 90 days.
Stratamark should be used for the duration of the growth spurt or until the skin is no longer tightly stretched. Treatment should be continued for an additional 60 – 90 days.
Stratamark should be used for at least 60 – 90 days, applied once a day. Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen. Severe and/or older stretch marks may need longer treatment. Stratamark may also be used in combination with other stretch mark treatments including laser therapy with the advice of your therapist.
These methods may be used to fade the colour of new stretch marks. You will need to book a consultation to discuss the need for Laser/I.P.L. treatment.
This method is used to treat old stretch marks. What we try to achieve here is firming and refining of the stretched tissue.
This method uses either the dermaroller or e-dermastamp to create tiny pin-holes into the skin through to the level of the dermis. Your natural healing will then take place and lay down new collagen deposits thereby creating some firming of the tissue with overall improvement in the appearance of the stretchmarks.