We are happy to offer our clients relief from stretch marks
Although they are not overly detrimental to a patient’s health, stretch marks can cause physical symptoms such as itchiness, tenderness and pain. Because of their visual appearance, they can also have a tendency to affect the patient’s self-esteem and self-image.
Stretch marks usually appear on the abdomen, breasts, hips and thighs and less commonly on the buttocks. They initially appear as slightly raised pink to purple linear bands that eventually mature to become pale, atrophic and finely wrinkled lines.
Stretch marks may result from pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss and in some instances occur due to puberty or steroid use
Straie Distensae is the generic term for stretch marks, but there are several different classifications:
- Striae Rubra describes early red scarring that occurs in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin)
- Striae Alba describes the stretch marks as they become mature, whiter and depressed
- Striae Gravidarum describes stretch marks that occur due to pregnancy
Treatment for Stretch Marks
Stratamark stretch mark therapy gel
Stratamark is designed specifically for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks. It is known to:
- Soften and flatten stretch marks
- Reduce redness and discoloration associated with stretch marks
- Relieve the itching and discomfort of stretch marks
Stratamark is a registered medical treatment. It was developed for the treatment and prevention of all types of stretch marks resulting from pregnancy, adolescent growth spurts, weight gain or bodybuilding.
- Transparent and odourless
- It does not contain alcohol, fragrances or parabens
- It is suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, children and people with sensitive skin
- It dries to form a thin, flexible and protective gel sheet that is gas permeable and waterproof
- Hydrates and protects the skin
- Allows the skin to normalise the collagen synthesis cycle
One 50g tube contains enough for approximately two months of treatment for women in the late stages of pregnancy.
- Stratamark is applied in a very thin layer to the relevant areas.
- Stratamark gel is a unique formulation that requires substantially less product per application than typical moisturising creams or cosmetic preparations.
- Easy application to all areas of the skin, including exposed and sensitive areas.
- Can be covered by undergarments, sun screens or cosmetics.
Recommended duration of treatment:
Prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy
Stratamark is recommended for use from the beginning of the second trimester (13 weeks) or at the first sign of stretch marks. Treatment should be continued following birth for a minimum of 60 – 90 days.
Prevention of stretch marks during growth spurts
Stratamark should be used for the duration of the growth spurt or until the skin is no longer tightly stretched. Treatment should be continued for an additional 60 – 90 days.
Treatment for existing stretch marks
Stratamark should be used for at least 60 – 90 days (24/7) Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen. Severe and/or older stretch marks may need longer treatment. Stratamark may also be used in combination with other stretch mark treatments including laser therapy with the advice of your physician.
These methods may be used to fade the colour of new stretch marks. You will need to book a consultation to discuss the need for Laser/I.P.L. treatment.
Fractionated Radio Frequency (RF)
This method is used to treat old stretch marks. What we try to achieve here is firming and refining of the stretched tissue.
Skin Needling Stretch mark treatment Launceston
This method uses either the dermaroller or e-dermastamp to create tiny pin-holes into the skin through to the level of the dermis. Your natural healing will then take place and lay down new collagen deposits thereby creating some firming of the tissue with overall improvement in the appearance of the stretchmarks.