Effective stretch mark removal is possible through a variety of leading non-surgical treatments offered at Aesthetics Lab. Reduce the appearance of those purple & silver tiger stripe lines caused by rapid stretching of the skin during puberty, pregnancy or due to weight gain.
The visible layer of skin (epidermis) is made from several sheets of cells and functions as a barrier for the underlying tissue. Epidermal cells born in the bottom sheet push up through the layers to replace old, dead skin cells that are constantly being shed. The epidermis also contains melanin – the pigment responsible for skin colour.
Beneath the epidermis is the dermis. This deeper layer contains sweat glands, sebaceous glands, hair follicles, blood vessels and nerves. The dermis is made from two types of fibre, being collagen, which gives the skin its strength, and elastin, which provides skin with its elasticity.
While the skin’s fibres allow for growth, the dermis is not prepared to withstand abrupt changes in body mass. Consequently, this over-stretching forces the dermis’ fibres to break and the blood vessels contained in the deeper skin tissue to show through, creating the condition’s distinguishing streaks and lines. A stretch mark is formed when:
The skin is stretched as a consequence of underlying tissue expansion.
The inflammation eventually fades and is replaced by scar tissue. This produces a thinned epidermis, loss of dermal elastin, and a replacement of the dermis by abnormally dense collagen fibres.
There is an inflammatory reaction in the skin that is responsible for the characteristic red or purple colour.
The scarring is characteristically white or silvery in appearance and permanent.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT
MAINTAIN A DAILY MOISTURISING ROUTINE
EAT A BALANCED DIET
TREAT STRETCH MARKS EARLY
* Results may vary