A popular go-to for Mummy’s who experience stretch marks during pregnancy is Bio Oil or similar oils or creams in an effort to reduce the appearance of their stretch marks. These products are great for moisturising your skin, however in true terms of effectiveness, they often rely on clever marketing rather than clinically proven results.
Stretch marks form in the dermis (the second layer of the skin), therefore it makes sense that the most effective treatment has the ability to target this depth of the skin. In this article we look at how and why they form and discuss a clinically studied technology that can effectively target the site of stretch marks.
How and Why Do Stretch Marks Form?
Stretch marks form when the skin is put under strain and can’t grow fast enough to accommodate rapid changes in size or weight. Puberty and pregnancy are the most common times for women to experience these long, thin red or purple lines. Significant changes in weight, family history and certain medical conditions can also increase your risk.
How elastic your skin is will impact your susceptibility to stretch marks. Elastin within our skin is responsible for skin elasticity. But how do we increase the elastin in our skin?
How To Stimulate Elastin Production
Elastin occurs naturally in our skin, but as we age, our body produces significantly less. By using the latest technology, we can effectively stimulate the production of collagen and elastin through our body’s own natural healing response.
SublativeTM technology is neither laser nor light based – it uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to initiate a strong wound healing response in the dermal layer while also minimising the damage to the epidermis. The thermal damage stimulates collagen and elastin production at the site of the stretch mark. The red/ purple colour fades and they become less pronounced as healing occurs from the inside out.
Don't waste your money on oils (moisturisers) and wait years for your stretch marks to fade. If you would like to know more about effective treatment for your stretch marks using SublativeTM technology, at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic, specialist skin clinic Sydney, we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information and answer any questions you have.
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