Why do I get stretch marks and what are they?
Stretch marks occur when the middle layer of your skin is stretched to a point where the skin’s natural elasticity begins to break down. This causes a slight form of micro bleeding as well as some inflammation of the tissue which gives us the appearance of stretch marks. Over time the marks will change in colour from red or pink to a silvery white colour. More often than not, some of the common reasons we get stretch marks are weight fluctuation, hormonal changes, surgery and pregnancy however there could be several other factors which also contribute.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
The majority of people are suitable for Stretch Mark Reduction. We do recommend booking in a complimentary consultation to discuss your skin and ensure this treatment is right for you. This treatment cannot be performed on pregnant woman.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Areas that are best for treatment include the stomach, thighs, upper arms, chest area. Any any areas where stretch marks develop the treatment can be performed.
Does it hurt?
You may experience warmth in the treated area and a stinging sensation during treatment. The radio frequency when delivered into the skin can produce tingling.
How many treatments will I require?
This is dependant on your skin priorities. Generally at a minimum, the requirement is between four and six treatments.
How much time does my skin need to recover?
For the majority of clients, redness and inflammation on the skin settles within hours of the treatment and you will notice it gradually minimises soon after. Your skin should return to normal within 12-24 hours. Our therapists will guide you on how to take care of your skin post treatment. It’s important that an LED Light Therapy session immediately follows the Stretch Mark Reduction treatment. LED Light therapy will accelerate healing time and also enhance results.
What are the tiny black dots appearing over my stretch Marks?
Commonly referred to a pepper scabs, these appear on the skin where the micro-needle has penetrated the skin. They usually heal within 7-10 days but it’s important to not pick, scratch or remove the scabs as they are healing the skin from within.
What side effects are normal?
Your skin may appear slightly scratched and swollen within first 24 hours; pin prick bruising may also occur but will gradually subside over the 24-48 hours. It’s very normal for black dots to appear on the skin, this is a sign the treatment is working towards healing and minimising the stretch marks. Avoid using any exfoliating scrubs or lotions before and after treatment for at least 3 days. Also avoid exposing your new skin to sunlight and tanning beds.