Aim of Treatment
Stretch marks appear on different parts of the body for a number of different reasons. The most common is pregnancy as the body changes rapidly in a short space of time. Others may be growth spurts during teenage years or weight gain at any stage of life.
The marks are formed when the skin is stretched and the elastic component collagen is disrupted.
Although these small scars do not cause harm they can be distressing to people and do affect their normal activities.
The treatment aims to repair the skin restoring the lost elasticity. In some cases, a range of treatments can be offered.
The fractional resurfacing pixel laser is used to create tiny injuries into the skin which stimulates the production of new elastic tissue. The skin remodels its self and the marks are minimised.
I started to notice the marks appear as my abdomen started to grow at around 4 months into my pregnancy. I bought every product advertised to treat stretch marks I could find. Nothing worked as you can see. I also started to develop Linea Nigra which added to the overall appearance and my distress.
I thought that the skin on my stomach would never be the same. There was some improvement naturally post pregnancy and the dark line started to fade but the texture of the skin and the stretch marks were clear to see. They actually started to look worse as I lost the weight I had gained.
I was sceptical about treatment but once I got through the first stages of being a new mum I decided to research the problem.
I found Laserase and I had an initial consultation. I wasn’t sold anything and I was given a very detailed explanation of the treatment.
The treatment recommended was Pixel laser and some home care products to help with the healing and strengthen the skin.
The Pixel Laser was not too painful mostly just hot and a bit stingy and I have to say it was hot for a while after the treatment. I wore loose filling clothes and it only took about 5 days to heal up and then it just looked like red lines. I had to avoid heat treatments like hot baths for a few days.
In total, I had 5 treatments with Saria and the results are totally amazing. The smoothness of my skin has returned and I am delighted with the treatment it is beyond what I had expected.