Scars and Stretch Marks
When someone gets an injury they usually end up with a scar to the dermis. Proper management of scars is crucial to the recovery of patient well-being, since unattractive results can in the end have adverse effects on social life and self-esteem. With the advancement in Laser Technologies, like resurfacing and microdermabrasion, new solutions have since been developed to permanently erase or minimize aesthetic issues caused by scar formation.
Laser treatments are used on dermis scarring for multiple reasons. They can prevent a raised scar from forming after surgery, reduce scar pain and itching, and increase your range of motion if your scar limits movement. Laser treatments can also make your scar less noticeable, however it will not get rid of the scar completely. Your results will depend greatly on the person performing the treatment.
Depending on the location, colouration, size and age of the scar being treated, our expert team could treat your scar with either of the Etherea-MX® IPL-SQ®, LongPulse®, ProDeep®, GoSmooth®, or DualMode® Lasers.
Stretch marks are characterized by a disruption of elastic fibres that support the epidermis, mainly formed by collagen and elastin, that are responsible for the tone and elasticity of the tissue. Stretch marks affect everyone, men, women and children at different ages, with a plethora of factors involving the rapid growth and weight cycling, personal hormonal imbalance, excessive exercise, possible pregnancy and even continuous dry skin. The appearance of stretch marks is much more common in regions of the breasts, hips, outer thighs, thighs and buttocks.
Currently, there are several treatment options for stretch marks, some which stand out include microdermabrasion and photo-rejuvenation. Combining different principles in the tissue in order to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin fibres.