Life leaves various traces on our bodies, and stretch marks are definitely among the most stubborn ones. They occur as a result of excessive stretching of the skin, most commonly on the abdomen, thighs, upper arms and hips. They are initially reddish and pink in color, but they eventually fade. People of both sexes have them, but women tend to get them more often because estrogen destroys collagen and stimulates their emergence. Therefore, they occur most often during puberty and pregnancy, as well as if one is taking oral contraceptives when estrogen levels are high.
There can also emerge if there is a significant increase in body or muscle mass, if corticosteroids are used and if there is a hormonal imbalance. Stretch marks are actually skin defects where one layer is missing to a greater or lesser extent. As for the treatment of stretch marks in our clinic, we use a combined treatment technique that includes chemical peels, microneedling and mesotherapy. During mesotherapy, we use special cocktails for the correction of this defect, as well as the patient’s own blood (PRP).
A combination of four treatments three to four weeks apart is usually recommended.After that, and depending on the result, a further treatment strategy is planned. Stretch marks can never completely disappear, but it is certainly possible to substantially mitigate them. The width of stretch marks (the wider the stretch marks, the harder it is to remove them) as well as their depth is crucial for success. The procedure is painless and does not require any recovery. The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the surface to be treated, as well as the combination of procedures chosen for each individual patient.