Stretchmarks are lines that appear on the surface of the skin. They are often seen around the stomach, buttocks and thighs and can be pale, pink, purple, red or brown in colour. They form due to rapid stretching of the skin which tears the middle layer of the skin (the dermis). Stretching of the skin can happen during a growth spurt, pregnancy or rapid weight gain. There are a number of treatments that can improve the cosmetic appearance of stretch marks.
The over-production of pigment in scars is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). At Drs Tatiana + Rishi Advanced Aesthetics, we treat PIH by reducing inflammation, blocking the production of new pigment and accelerating the shedding of existing pigment. This is best done using topical skin products containing evidence-based ingredients such as vitamin A and C, hydroquinone, glycolic and tranexamic acid
The principle of skin resurfacing is to inflict a controlled injury to the skin; the injured skin then repairs and creates new collagen, elastin and skin hydrators. This process converts stretch marks into healthy skin.
Morpheus 8 is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy to smooth and firm the skin. As the small needles enter the skin, the tips of the needles heat up with radiofrequency energy. This sends controlled heat energy into the upper layers of the skin and stimulates collagen production, thus tightening, firming and smoothing the skin over several months after the treatment. Morpheus 8 is safe for any skin type and can be used alongside other treatments such as dermal fillers.
SecretRF is an evolution of microneedling with radiofrequency. This device works by precisely inserting small needles into different depths of the skin, creating microchannels, with the subsequent delivery of radiofrequency heat energy to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, thereby improving the appearance of stretchmarks. The motor mechanism of the SecretRF is extremely smooth and it’s needles particularly precise and well-insulated, resulting in minimal downtime and being suitable for all skin types
This dynamic, non-ablative treatment, pairs RF microneedling with an erbium glass laser. The RF microneedles deliver heat to the deeper layers of the skin via precise needles, whilst the laser gently delivers powerful beams to the skin in microcolumns, creating bulk heating. This works to effectively target common signs of ageing and skin concerns in any skin type, with almost no downtime and an instant glass-like glow to the skin.