Millions of people are effected by stretch marks and it seems no matter what we do, sometimes we just can’t avoid them. Stretch marks are more common than you might think and effect both men and women at a range of ages and during different stages of their lives.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a type of scar that forms on the skin when it is put under the strain of rapid growth and/or stretching. During this process, the skin’s collagen production is disrupted which results in the red or purple streaks we know so well, eventually fading to a white or silvery colour over time. They can be broken down into three stages of development;
Stage 1 – Acute, the marks are noticeable as red, raised lines.
Stage 2 – Sub-acute, the marks become flat, fading from red to purple.
Stage 3 – Chronic, the marks are now white or lightly coloured.
Stretch marks commonly appear on the stomach, breasts, upper arms, buttocks, thighs and hips as the skin in these areas is the most prone to rapid growth stress.
Who is most at risk for stretch marks?
Stretch marks are not bias and can affect men and women, young and old. They are prevalent in pregnant women, effecting up to 90% of women during this time. Because of this, stretch marks are more common in women than they are in men, however, anyone who is experiencing rapid growth is at risk. Males are more likely to encounter them as teenagers when they experience a rapid growth spurt, bodybuilders may also struggle with stretch marks particularly on their arms as their muscles grow larger under a rigorous training schedule and those who undergo breast augmentation surgery as the skin is stretched to cover the implant.
Are stretch marks preventable?
There are many forums, articles and ads out there that claim different products, lotions, creams and oils will prevent stretch marks occurring but unfortunately, this is not true. There are currently no products available on the market that have been proven to prevent stretch marks.
How to treat stretch marks naturally
Many of us prefer a natural treatment where possible but what do we consider a natural form of treatment? We start our research online which leads us to a wide range of natural products, often starting with creams, lotions and oils only to find that after religiously applying the right amount every day, the streaks have not budged.
SublativeTM treatment is the newest breakthrough in the treatment of stretch marks, boasting proven results. The treatment uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to reach and heat the dermis (the second layer of the skin) that the creams, lotions and oils cannot penetrate. Down in these deeper layers of the skin is where the natural healing process takes place. By fractioning the energy, microscopic damage occurs in the dermis which then triggers the natural healing cycle of the body. During this cycle, extra collagen and elastin cells are produced to repair the wounded area. This added collagen and elastin naturally heals the scars and minimises their appearance, making it an effective solution to stretch mark issues.
To find out more about what SublativeTM stretch marks removal treatment can do for you, we offer a free consultation where you can have your skin assessed by our skin specialist, discuss personalised treatment options and ask any questions that you have. We can also give you a quote and information for before and after your treatment. You can click on the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our experienced and friendly team on 1300 896 834.
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