Stretch marks can be a constant source of self-consciousness, social anxiety, and mental discomfort. Individuals with stretch marks often try numerous over-the-counter medications, topical creams, and oils to reduce the prominence of stretch marks, but the results are rarely effective. Everyone is unique, and your stretch mark treatment must be personalized according to your specific needs and goals. At Aspire MedSpa & Beauty Bar, we provide unique stretch mark treatments to restore your skin’s youthful texture and smoothness.
Stretch Marks Treatment
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are visible as wrinkled and indented streaks on the skin’s surface, usually on the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and other regions that undergo dramatic weight changes. Stretch marks are especially common in women after pregnancy, with most of the streaks appearing in the final trimester. While stretch marks aren’t painful or dangerous, they can cause self-consciousness and social anxiety.
All stretch marks aren’t alike. Different people have different types of stretch marks, depending on their unique skin conditions, the root cause of stretch marks, body type, and how long they’ve had the marks. The following are some of the most common features of stretch marks:
- Stretch marks that cover a wide area of skin on specific body parts
- Extremity bright stretch marks that gradually diminish into a dull pink
- Purple, black, blue, red, or pink stretch marks
- Stretch marks that appear on the buttocks, hips, thighs, breasts, and other body parts
What’s the root cause of stretch marks?
As the name suggests, stretch marks are indented streaks that appear when the skin stretches or shrinks considerably in a short period. The sudden expansion or shrinkage of skin leads to changes in the collagen and elastin fibers, which can lead to indented streaks. When you experience sudden weight gains or weight loss, you may notice new stretch marks on your skin. That’s why women develop stretch marks during the last trimester of pregnancy.
Can I remove stretch marks permanently?
Stretch marks are usually bright and dark in the initial stages. When you first develop stretch marks, they might look like bruises — bright pink, red, purple, or even black. But over time, the stretch mark heals and fades away into a dull pink or silvery color. The brightness of stretch marks can indicate their age. You can’t remove your stretch marks completely, but aesthetic treatments can make them shrink and fade away until they become almost invisible.
Some patients opt for surgical procedures to remove stretch marks, which usually involves trimming away the skin tissues around the streaks. But surgical procedures can leave deep scars that essentially replace the stretch marks, especially if your body doesn’t heal properly. Our non-surgical and non-invasive stretch mark treatments encourage your body to produce natural collagen fibers to make the stretch marks dissipate and smoothen away, making them almost undetectable.
When will the full results of my treatment become visible?
For most people, stretch marks are an inevitable part of life. You may develop stretch marks in your puberty, during pregnancy, or because of sudden weight changes in your body. While you can’t remove stretch marks completely, collagen induction treatments can diminish their prominence. We provide highly personalized and safe stretch mark treatments that don’t involve any downtime.
You can resume most of your daily activities immediately, and the quality of your skin gradually improves over several weeks and months. Most people observe optimal results after 6 months. Our stretch mark treatments encourage your body to produce new collagen and elastin fibers over several weeks and months, which, in turn, improves your skin’s overall texture.
How can you eliminate stretch marks?
Aspire MedSpa & Beauty Bar provides highly personalized stretch mark treatments to reduce the color and prominence of your stretch marks. Our stretch mark treatments trigger your body’s natural collagen production capabilities, which makes the stretch marks dissipate and fade away into the background. The stretch mark treatment plan is personalized according to your skin type, condition, and goals.
Morpheus8 is a groundbreaking skin rejuvenation procedure that reverses the signs of aging, enhances skin quality, and reduces the prominence of stretch marks. Morpheus8 combines the unique benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to activate the body’s natural healing processes, stimulate collagen production, and improve overall skin tone and texture. The procedure involves making thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface (just enough to stimulate healing without damaging your skin). As the microneedles enter your skin, they also deliver radiofrequency energy to heat up the deep dermis.
Stretch marks usually appear because of the loss of elasticity and collagen in your skin. When you’re young, your body produces a high volume of collagen and elastin, which makes your skin look firm, smooth, and even textured. The loss of collagen and elastin due to aging leads to skin laxity, wrinkles, and stretch marks that don’t disappear. Morpheus8 stimulates collagen production, making your skin look firm, taut, and even textured. After a few sessions, your skin will look tighter and firmer, and the stretch marks will become less visible.
PRX-T33 (TCA Peel)
PRX-T33 is an incredibly innovative chemical peel procedure that stimulates collagen production and reverses the signs of aging without exfoliating the skin. This chemical peel comprises 33% TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), 5% Kojic acid, and hydrogen peroxide. It’s gently applied to your skin using unique massage techniques, ensuring the product is completely absorbed by your pores. The TCA peel session includes 2 to 5 applications of PRX-T33, following which your facial skin is washed and rinsed.
Unlike traditional chemical peels, PRX-T33 stimulates collagen production and skin cell regeneration without exfoliating the uppermost layers of your skin. That means you don’t experience redness, inflammation, and most other side effects of traditional chemical peels. Your body will gradually produce new collagen fibers to make your facial skin look plumper, smoother, and more even-textured. Because of your skin’s increased collagen fibers, the unwanted stretch marks will also gradually dissipate and become less visible.
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Aspire MedSpa & Beauty Bar is a luxurious aesthetic medical center specializing in cutting-edge treatments for stretch marks and other skin concerns. If you’re tired of spending your money on expensive topical creams and oils that don’t produce any results, we encourage you to consult our medical experts. Our team will answer all of your questions about stretch mark treatments, examine your skin type, and curate personalized treatment plans for you.
We serve patients from Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL, Carrollwood, FL, Westchase, FL, Town ‘n’ Country, FL, Lutz, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, Brandon, FL, Land O’ Lakes, FL, and surrounding areas. If you’re prepared to eliminate your stretch marks, please schedule an appointment online or give us a call.