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What exactly is a stretch mark?
A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.
Not everyone develops these narrow bands on their skin. Fluctuating hormone levels seem to play a role. You may also have a higher risk if people in your family get stretch marks.
If you develop stretch marks, you’re most likely to do so during these times:
- Growth spurts that happen in puberty
- Rapid weight loss or gain
- Weight training when you have rapid muscle growth
Applying a corticosteroid to your skin for a long time can also cause stretch marks. If you have Cushing’s disease or Marfan syndrome, you may see stretch marks.
When stretch marks first appear, they tend to be red, purple, pink, reddish-brown, or dark brown, depending on your skin color. Early stretch marks may feel slightly raised and can be itchy.
In time, the color fades and the narrow bands sink beneath your skin. If you run your finger over a mature stretch mark, you often feel a slight depression.
How it works
Basically, when a stretch mark forms, the blood stops circulating in that region and for that reason it no longer regenerates (white stretch marks). That’s where vacuum suction therapy comes in, reopening the way for blood to circulate again in the region, causing local redness (vascularization). The more blood possible to bring to the surface of the skin, the better the final appearance of the treatment will be. Our treatment makes the blood circulate again in this region while we use a combination of acids that are intended to regenerate the tissue and stimulate its improvement.
- Improved skin quality
- Disguises and improves the skin
- Remove the appearance of stretch marks