What are stretch marks?

Although stretch marks typically come from increased volume under the skin, such as weight gain or pregnancy, they can come at any age regardless of weight changes. Whatever the cause, patients looking to remove stretch marks can find a solution at Chi Skin Rejuvenation Clinic. While these frustrating marks can vary in their severity, they are all a form of scarring on the skin. When the skin is stretched more quickly than its ability to produce collagen, small tears occur, and the resultant scars are seen as stretched marks on the skin. Stretch marking can also be caused by hormonal changes, such as pregnancy. Below are the main causes of stretch marks: Pregnancy Stretching of the skin in the abdomen as well as hormonal changes are both responsible for creating stretch marks. Weight gain, especially when it is rapid, weight gain can stretch the skin apart, causing stretch marks. An example of this is bodybuilding, when the body can experience rapid, dramatic changes in volume.

Stretch mark treatment options

From our skin care to laser skin rejuvenation, stretch marks respond to a number of different treatments. At Chi Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, we apply a multi-faceted approach to treating stretch marks. Treatments are delivered by our therapists who have vast experience within in the aesthetics industry so you can feel confident you are in some of the best hands around.

Microneedling
Uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered and the skin is tightened.
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Laser Skin Rejuvenation
We have the newest lasers and latest technology that are ideal for skin resurfacing, stretch mark concerns and can be used on any color of skin.
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Photodynamic Therapy
This procedure is effective in assisting the reduction of stretch marks and scarring.
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Skin Care
Our therapists have extensive knowledge in aesthetic skincare and are prepared to assist you in meeting your goals and maintaining a more youthful appearance.
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