Stretch Mark Removal

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks, medically known as striae, are thin, long, rippled streaks that appear on the skin. They are essentially scars that form when the skin stretches or shrinks rapidly. This sudden change causes the collagen and elastin, which support the skin, to rupture. Stretch marks appear as the skin heals. There are multiple stretch marks removal treatments that people can use to correct this skin condition.

Causes of Stretch Marks

  • Several factors can lead to the development of stretch marks, including:

    1. Pregnancy: A common time for women to develop stretch marks is during the latter stages of pregnancy, when the skin stretches to accommodate the growing baby.
    2. Growth spurts: Particularly during puberty, rapid growth can lead to stretch marks.
    3. Rapid weight gain or loss: Any sudden change in body size can result in stretch marks.
    4. Muscle growth: Rapid muscle growth, often from weightlifting, can stretch the skin.
    5. Medical conditions: Diseases like Cushing’s syndrome and Marfan syndrome can lead to stretch marks.
    6. Corticosteroid use: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams can decrease collagen in the skin, leading to stretch marks.

Identifying Signs of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks often begin as reddish or purplish in colour and then gradually fade to a lighter range, such as silvery white. They can feel slightly raised and can be itchy. Common areas where they appear include

  • Stomach
  • Breasts
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

There are numerous treatments available for stretch marks. At BM Cosmetic, we use a combination of carboxy therapy and camouflage as stretch marks removal treatment.

Carboxy Therapy

Carboxy therapy involves the injection of carbon dioxide gas under the skin. This is believed to increase blood flow to the area, which can improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

It is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used for treating various skin concerns, including stretch marks, cellulite, and scars.

When combined with stretch marks camouflage, which is essentially a form of tattooing to blend the stretch marks with the surrounding skin, the results can be quite impressive.

How Carboxy Therapy Works

  • Injection of CO2: A trained professional uses a tiny needle to inject small amounts of CO2 gas just beneath the skin’s surface. This is a controlled introduction of CO2, which the body recognises and responds to by increasing blood flow to the area.
  • Oxygenation: As a counter-response to CO2, the body rushes oxygen-rich blood to the treated area. This is because our bodies naturally want a balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide.
  • Collagen Production: Collagen is a protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. The increased blood flow and oxygenation stimulate collagen production. Over time, as collagen levels increase, the skin becomes more supple and rejuvenated.
  • Fibroblast Stimulation: Fibroblasts play an important role in wound healing and the synthesis of collagen. The introduction of CO2 stimulates these cells, further enhancing the skin’s healing and rejuvenating processes.

Stretch Marks Camouflage

Stretch Marks Camouflage is a cosmetic procedure that uses micro-pigmentation techniques to reduce the visibility of stretch marks. It’s akin to tattooing but is specialised for the skin’s particular needs when dealing with stretch marks. It is often a part of stretch marks removal treatment in Chennai.

How Stretch Marks Camouflage Works

  • Skin Assessment: A professional will first assess the stretch marks’ colour, size, and location to determine the best pigment match for the surrounding skin.
  • Micro-pigmentation: Using specialised equipment, the professional will then tattoo the stretch mark area with pigments that closely match the surrounding skin’s colour. This process helps blend the stretch marks into the surrounding skin, making them less noticeable.
  • Healing: Post-procedure, the treated area will need some time to heal. The pigmentation will settle, and the stretch marks will gradually blend in more seamlessly with the surrounding skin.

Stretch marks are a natural part of many people’s lives. There are various stretch marks removal treatments available for those looking to reduce their appearance.

At BM Cosmetic, we’re here to guide you on your journey to feeling confident and beautiful in your skin. Whether you’re considering carboxy therapy with camouflage or another treatment, you’re always in the right place with BM Cosmetic. Our expert team, headed by Dr Rajinikanth T, is here to transform you into a completely new person.

Call +919952099620 or send an email to bmcosmeticclinic@gmail.com to book an appointment today.

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