Stretch Marks: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

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Stretch marks are a problem that affects both men and women. Today, almost 90% of women have stretch marks. As they are more vulnerable to hormonal and weight changes. We offer best treatment of Stretch Marks at Skin Clinic Abu Dhabi. These marks can cause emotional and psychological problems in those who suffer from them.

These can appear from early ages to pregnancy. Stretch mark removal has become a priority for many women, especially after childbirth.

The stretch mark removal treatment allows you to eliminate them in their first phase. That is, when they have a pinkish appearance. As in the second, in which they are already more whitish.

Stretch Marks

What Are Stretch Marks?

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Skin Clinic Abu Dhabi

Stretch marks are lesions of the elastic fibers of the skin that can appear in different shades. They can be reddish if they are recent, or white, if they are more mature. If your skin has high tension in its middle and inner layers then Stretch Marks occur. That causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers, making it difficult to heal.

The frequent areas in which they appear are in the abdomen, thighs, and hips.

Cause Of the Appearance of Stretch Marks

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Skin Clinic Abu Dhabi

The causes of the appearance of stretch marks can be several and different:


Stretch marks affect 9 out of 10 women during pregnancy due to increased hormone levels of progesterone. That increase tissue fragility, especially in the abdomen area.

Rapid Growth During Puberty

The rapid development together with the hormonal changes typical of age produces skin distension. That gives rise to stretch marks. That is why during puberty the first stretch marks may appear.

Sudden Changes in Weight

Weight gain or loss weakens the dermal tissue. This causes skin distension that produces stretch marks and, in this case, affects both men and women.

Differences Between Red and White Stretch Marks

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Skin Clinic Abu Dhabi

Red stretch marks are stretch marks that appear on the skin recently. They are very similar to a scar. And their tone responds to the existence of blood circulation. In fact, the more intense their color, the younger they are and the sooner they respond to treatment.

White stretch marks, on the other hand, despite being less conspicuous. No longer have vascularization. And their treatment to make them disappear completely is more complicated.

Treatment For Stretch Marks

The aesthetic medicine specialists recommend the combination of CO2 laser. And the application of an expert formula. That includes retinoic acid to refine and minimize your stretch marks. Whether they are new or mature.

How The Treatment Works

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Skin Clinic Abu Dhabi

In a first consultation, our specialists will carry out a detailed diagnosis of the skin. It is to assess its level of fragility and its stretch marks. They will also guide the most appropriate intensity, depending on the problem and the area to treat.

The session lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. And immediately afterwards you can resume your daily routine. Then paying special attention to sun protection. However, our specialists recommend that you perform this type of treatment. That includes laser when you are no longer going to expose to the sun. Thus, do not run the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Depending on the area where they are located and the magnitude of your stretch marks. We have dermatology and advanced aesthetic medicine team.  They will recommend both the number of sessions and their frequency. However, we usually advise a minimum of 3 sessions to achieve the desired effect.

Remove Stretch Marks with Retinol

In the treatment, our specialists include the topical application of an expert formula composed of retinol and other substances with which it is possible to activate the production of collagen and recover the elasticity of the skin, which will also achieve a higher level of hydration.

The combination of this treatment together with the CO2 laser sessions guarantees the treatment. And improvement of white stretch marks. Which are the most complicated to eliminate. It enhances their texture and tone and blurs them in such a way that they seem invisible.

Our anti-stretch mark protocol includes painless techniques that do not include contraindications.

Results After Stretch Mark Treatment

Depending on the area where they are located. And the magnitude of your stretch marks. Our dermatology and advanced aesthetic medicine team will recommend both the number of sessions and their frequency. However, we usually advise a minimum of 3 sessions to achieve the desired faded effect and to be able to see the results.

Treatment Benefits

The laser light penetrates the skin, heating the deepest layers to generate increased collagen production. And, in this way, reduce the atrophic tissue of stretch marks. Therefore, among the benefits we find:

  • The attenuation of stretch marks.
  • We achieve greater elasticity, firmness, and texture of the skin.
  • A painless treatment
  • It is an outpatient procedure.

We have the solution if you want to get rid of stretch marks on your skin. And qualified personnel to treat them in a painless and visible manner.

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