Treatment for Scarring and/or Stretch Marks can vary dependent on a number of factors such as, where they are on the face or body, how much area they cover, how long you have had them for, the depth, etc.
There are a number of treatments which are available at Dr Aesthetica that can help soften and smooth and breakdown Scarring and Stretch Marks.
A course of Microneedling and/or Skin Peel treatments can assist with this.
A Scar is an area of fibrous tissue that forms usually after trauma - such as after an injury – and is part of the body’s natural healing process.
A Stretch Mark is type of scarring and are formed by the rapid growth of the body. Most commonly, they can occur during puberty and pregnancy.
Scars are formed when the deep, thick layer of skin (Dermis) is damaged and the body forms new collagen fibres to mend the damage. A scar can be formed as a line (from cuts), pitted hole (from acne or chicken pox) or abnormal overgrowth (Keloid or Hypertrophic).
Stretch Marks are formed by rapid growth or over-stretching of the skin tissue. When this occurs, the normal collagen production is disrupted which leads to the formation of Stretch Marks.
Microneedling can help smooth and even out scarring by breaking through the already formed scars. In turn, this will stimulate and induce new collagen production into the area.
Microneedling can help smooth out the appearance of stretch marks and stimulate the production of collagen.
Skin Peels can help superficial scars by stimulating the turnover of skin cells and improving the firmness, including smoothing out the tone and texture of the skin.
The number of sessions will depend on various factors including how old the scar(s) is, how deep the scar(s) is, what the tissue texture is like around the scar, what the evenness of the scarring is like, etc. Usually, 3 to 6 sessions would be required to see an improvement though we will advise you accordingly.
The number of sessions will depend on various factors including how old the Stretch Marks are, how deep or extensive the Stretch Marks are and what the tissue texture is like of the Stretch marks and surrounding area, etc. Usually, 3 to 6 sessions would be required to see an improvement though we will advise you accordingly.
You can have Microneedling undertaken almost anywhere on the face, body and scalp.