Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis as a result of rapid stretching of the skin. Stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth such as pregnancy or weight changes affects the dermis by preventing the fibroblasts from forming collagen and elastin fibers, necessary to keep skin taut.
Ultrasound waves penetrate the deeper levels of the skin. The micro-massage of the effect of the waves, combined with the thermal effects of ultrasound aids, promoting the regeneration of collagen and repair of the elastin fibres, helping heal the torn dermis, thereby reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
By creating a micro-injury in the dermal layers, new collagen forms to repair the skin.
Non-Ablative Micro Fractional Laser treatment uses fractional pulses of laser light to break down and repair stretch marks by triggering the production of new tissue.
Stretch Marks can also be treated with NEOGEN Nitrogen Plasma treatments. The plasma energy creates a thermal injury to the skin which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibres to help repair the torn tissue and minimise the appearance of stretch marks.