Stretch mark removal

Stretch marks are skin atrophies that appear in certain areas such as the abdomen, breasts, legs or buttocks. Currently, thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery, interventions can be made to minimize or eliminate them, thanks to a series of medical-aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peeling, mechanical microdermabrasion, application of vitamin C by injection or laser treatment ablative CO2.

Treatment information

15 a 50 minutes

Surgery Time

Topical anesthesia

Anesthesia

24 hours

Hospitalization

3 a 4 days

Recovery

30 days

Effects

Permanents

Results

Benefits

  • Smooth and smooth skin.
  • Stretch marks will be reduced or eliminated.
  • Non-invasive treatments and very little abrasive.

Expected results and risks

In most cases, the results may be seen between the third and fourth sessions. Regarding some kind of risk, it will depend a lot on the treatment to be followed. If done with a laser, redness, and risk of burns on the dermis or hyperpigmentation may appear. In the case of dermabrasion, it can leave irritations.

The intervention

The Fraxel or dermabrasion laser treatments are usually applied since they are in greatest demand. The laser, when applied on the area to be treated, promotes the production of collagen and elastin, which reactivates the production of cells; generating a new dermis in the patient and disappearing the stretch marks. After review and assessment by the doctor, cream anesthesia is applied to the area to be treated. After adjusting the intensity of the laser, the surgeon will proceed to apply it on the skin.

In the case of dermabrasion or any other recommended technique, the first step is to peel the area to be treated and continue with the injection or application of the active ingredients recommended for the case, which will promote circulation. Thanks to the technique used, the doctor will work on the surface of the skin, which will produce greater vasodilation, which in turn will produce heat, helping to generate and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. At the end of each session, a slight lymphatic drainage will be performed.

Cares after the intervention

Those patients who choose the laser treatment should use regenerating creams on the intervened area, which will be of great help for the recovery of the dermis, allowing it to generate collagen and elastin to generate the new skin. During a week the skin will show slight signs of redness, going to tanning stage and then be skinning. Meanwhile, the treated patient will be able to do a normal routine.

Patients who have opted for any other type of procedure will also be prescribed creams that will help the skin cell regeneration process. It will proceed to avoid strong sunlight and, in the first weeks after the intervention should minimize or suspend, if necessary, the development of activities of their daily routine.

Contraindications

These treatments are not recommended in the case of women in pregnancy or lactation. Likewise, it is not recommended for people suffering from any skin disease, such as the case of tissue abrasion, skin with burns, cancer, keloids, and cutaneous type tumors, among others. In the case of patients who present a clinical treatment (circulation, cardiovascular or systemic problems), it will be the doctor who will evaluate previously.