What are stretch marks, and what can you do to get rid of them
Apr 12, 2022

Stretch marks are scars caused by rapid skin shrinkage or stretching. Stretch marks are visible streaks of skin that occur on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, and upper arms.

Stretch marks are created by excessive skin stretching, which causes the collagen bundles beneath the skin to pull apart. When the skin returns to normal, it may appear wrinkled and lined because it is not supported by the same collagen structure beneath.

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Stretch marks can occur in any gender, from children to adults; but pregnant women are more prone to them. Although stretch marks are not harmful, some people prefer to avoid having them on their skin.

Not every stretch mark is a permanent one; applying pressure to your scar or stretch mark may amplify the maturity in its appearance. Massages should be done at least once a day when the stretch marks or scars are visible. LA Cosmetique treatment can help alleviate the irritation associated with these stretch marks.

While the most used treatment for stretch mark removal is the skin laser treatment in Kuwait, there are other effective medical remedies for treating stretch marks, which we will discuss in this article:

 

1. Micro-needling

Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of ultra-fine needles to generate hundreds of small, invisible puncture wounds in the skin's top layer. These wounds activate the body's wound-healing mechanisms. During the healing process, your body produces new collagen to replace the damaged collagen, which rejuvenates your skin. This improves the texture and tightness of your skin by "filling in the wrinkles" and erasing the stretch marks.

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2. Skin Laser Treatment

Our qualified team of skilled dermatologist offers the most sophisticated skin laser treatment in Kuwait to eradicate stretch marks. Lasers emit concentrated light that is absorbed by the skin. Depending on the laser treatment utilized, it boosts collagen production and helps stretch marks fade to fit in with the surrounding skin.

We partner with Royale Hayat's gynaecology unit, which offers Fraxel laser treatment for both new, red stretch marks and those that have slightly reduced. The laser light is absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin, while the heat from the laser light promotes the formation of new collagen. As a result, there are fewer deep or visible stretch marks.

 

3. Chemical peel

Chemical peels involve the application of an acid to the skin's surface, such as glycolic acid. Peels exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen formation, which help stretch marks appear smaller. A chemical peel is one of the most cost-effective techniques to improve the overall skin’s appearance.

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4. Hyaluronic Acid

If your stretch marks are red in colour, the chemicals hyaluronic acid and tretinoin help to improve the pigmentation of your stretch marks. These treatments may aid in the appearance of your stretch mark.

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Contact La Cosmetique Royaleat +965 2536 0555 or lac.social@royalehayat.com today to visit our specialised skin doctor and get treated with the most advanced stretch mark removal procedures, with the assurance that you will receive the highest quality service.