Stretch marks are a part of life. Approximately 75% of study participants reported stretch marks after pregnancy. A third of these women experienced feelings of shame and self-consciousness about their stretch marks.
Furthermore, some OBGYNs believe that worrying about stretch marks could contribute to anxiety during and after pregnancy.
If you’d like to know how to remove stretch marks, keep reading. We’ll share the causes of stretch marks and some exciting ways Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can help.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Despite the mental and physical damage they cause, stretch marks are a simple concept. When your skin stretches, small tears in the skin’s fibers occur. These tears don’t heal in the same way that cuts or scrapes do.
Instead, the healing process leaves wide, discolored skin striations behind.
Most people associate stretch marks with pregnancy. Still, they occur in a variety of situations.
- Rapid growth during adolescence
- A sudden increase in body weight
- Having breast or butt enhancement surgery
- Rapid muscle gain
- Disorders such as Cushing’s disease and Marfan syndrome
- A family history of stretch marks
- High cortisol levels
Many people don’t realize they’re prone to stretch marks until after they happen. Consulting the professionals at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa helps you learn more about the best treatment for stretch marks.
Can You Prevent Stretch Marks?
If you surf the web frequently enough, you’ll find many products and tips that promise to reduce or prevent stretch marks. While some of these methods may help in small ways, most don’t work as advertised.
Creams and lotions are common “cures” for stretch marks. The American Academy of Dermatologists suggests that you don’t accept these claims as fact. Instead, follow these tips.
- If you’re pregnant, use lotions and creams every day.
- If you notice stretch marks, use the products only on the affected areas.
- Always stay hydrated.
Common home remedies like coconut oil, olive oil, and vitamin E oil have few or no effects on stretch marks. Keeping your skin moisturized is always a good idea. Still, don’t count on that to prevent stretch marks.
How to Remove Stretch Marks
Working with the professionals at Colair may be the answer to getting rid of stretch marks. By working with our team, you can find out which treatment can help smooth out stretch marks.
When you meet with the team at Colair for the first time, we’ll discuss your medical history. We’ll also determine how and when your stretch marks occurred.
Being honest about your expectations is also important. Understanding your desires helps our team create the best treatment plan for you.
The SRF Scarlet treatment uses microneedles to deliver radio frequencies into your skin. This type of treatment is a popular anti-aging therapy. It’s also a favorite of dermatologists and aestheticians.
The radio frequencies boost your skin’s collagen production. More collagen means tighter, firmer skin. The procedure also heats the surface of your skin for a brief period.
SRF is also one of the most preferred treatments for stretch marks. Often, positive results appear after a single treatment.
After your SRF treatment, your provider will supply aftercare instructions. These include our recommended topical serums, staying out of the pool, and limiting physical activity for 24 hours.
Microneedling is like our SRF Scarlet treatment, but it’s less invasive. Microneedling is a great option for those with lighter stretch marks. It’s also excellent for those who prefer to start with a more moderate treatment.
Colair Med Spa uses state-of-the-art SkinPen treatment technology. SkinPen produces impressive results on scars and stretch marks.
Your nurse will begin by numbing your skin. Then the SkinPen creates tiny holes in your skin. The procedure triggers heightened collagen production.
The results are firmer skin, lighter scars, and reduced stretch marks.
Aftercare for microneedling is minimal. You may also see your results lasting for six months or longer.
Most people think of chemical peels only in regard to facial skin care. We’re pleased to share that chemical peels show exceptional results on stretch marks.
A chemical peel causes the outer layers of your skin to slough away. This treatment is fantastic for scarring and stretch marks, as you tend to see results right away.
A chemical peel treatment also includes an exfoliation session, moisturizing treatment, and an enzyme mask to further pamper your skin.
Our nurses will assess your skin’s needs and choose the chemical peel that’s right for you.
Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa is thrilled to offer Lamprobe technology to our clients. This service is not yet available everywhere, so we invite you to learn more about how it can assist with stretch mark removal.
A Lamprobe treatment works by using radio frequencies to change skin irregularities. In the case of stretch marks, it targets the discoloration that’s so common with this condition.
The outer layers of your skin dry during the Lamprobe session. The target area heals, revealing fresh skin. The deep red and purple colors of stretch marks can fade with this treatment.
We love Lamprobe because it’s quick, almost painless, and produces incredible results.
Tightening the skin does wonders for stretch marks. This is what we can do with a plasma pen treatment.
A plasma pen treatment helps your skin cells reconnect. The result is tighter, smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of scars.
The plasma pen uses a heated, gas-like substance that works in the deeper layers of your skin. As these layers heal, you’ll see rejuvenated skin at the surface. Your skin’s appearance will continue to improve during the days and weeks after your treatment.
After your plasma pen treatment, you’ll notice little or no bleeding or scarring. You will see an improvement in the look and feel of your stretch marks. Also, you won’t need a recovery period.
Coming Soon: Laser Treatments
Laser treatments are one of the most effective ways of treating stretch marks. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be offering this exclusive service to our clients in the coming months.
Laser treatments work by using concentrated beams of light and resurfacing your skin. After the healing period, you’ll see smoother, clearer skin underneath.
The FDA approves this treatment as the most effective method of stretch mark removal. We’re excited to share it with our clients.
Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks and Hello to Colair
If you’ve struggled with your skin and wondered how to remove stretch marks, your search is over. Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa and our talented team of nurses and professionals in Gilbert, AZ are committed to helping you feel better in your skin.
Contact us today for a consultation.