Today, stretch marks are at the forefront of the problems that affect the aesthetic appearance, especially affecting women. There are multiple treatment options available to relieve stretch marks.

Stretch Marks TreatmentWhat is Stretch Mark?

Stretch mark; It occurs as a result of excessive stretching in the dermis layer of the skin.

In the appearance of stretch marks, the skin of the person becomes thinner, weaker and takes a torn appearance.

The problematic part is easily separated from the healthy skin. If the stretch marks are newly formed, their color is closer to dark purple than skin color. In the future, the colors of the stretch marks become light and pale. 

The colors of stretch marks vary from person to person according to their structure and timing. Stretch marks occur frequently, especially in women, during pregnancy.

For this reason, it is also called pregnancy stretch marks. Stretch marks especially gives an unaesthetic appearance.

What are the Causes of Stretch Marks?

The skin consists of 3 layers. These layers are; epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. There are elastin and collagen fibers in the dermis layer and they are responsible for the elasticity of the skin. 

When these fibers break and the bonds between them weaken, visible deterioration occurs in the skin. The factor that causes skin cracking, especially in women, is the pregnancy period.

During pregnancy, the skin is stretched too much. In the last months of pregnancy, especially due to weight gain and edema, skin stretch marks occur in the abdomen, inside the legs and on the breasts.

Conditions such as rapid weight gain and loss, changes in muscle structure, other than pregnancy, may cause skin stretch marks to occur in the body. Hormones also cause the formation of stretch marks.

The formation of stretch marks in the skin is associated with weight gain. Diseases and drugs used can also cause stretch marks. Cortisone comes at the beginning of these drugs, and elastin and collagen fibers are destroyed in patients using cortisol, in this case it causes stretch marks.

Some infectious diseases cause tissue damage and stretch marks appear. Finally, stretch marks may occur for no reason. This is called idiopathic fissure.

What are the Symptoms of Stretch Marks?

The newly formed stretch marks in the person’s body differ in color, appearance and place of formation. Stretch marks are especially found on the chest, abdomen, hips, legs, inner part of the arm, and back.

Hormones affect the formation of stretch marks. For this reason, women and men differ according to the areas of stretch mark formation. 

In women; stretch marks appear in the hip, leg, breast area; In men, stretch marks are seen in the arm, under the back and hip region. It is frequently encountered especially in adolescence.

During pregnancy, a lot of stretch marks occur specifically in the abdomen. In some cases, if the stretch marks are intense and large, they can cause itching and sores.

What are the Types of Stretch Marks Treatment?

There are surgical or non-surgical methods of stretch marks treatment.

Stretch Marks TreatmentStretch Marks Treatment with Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy method, which is a non-surgical stretch marks treatment, is a suitable treatment especially for the abdomen, waist, hips, arms and chest areas.

For the treatment of stretch marks with mesotherapy, chemical drugs are injected into the area of the cracks with fine-tipped needles. 

Mesotherapy provides self-renewal of the skin by stimulating collagen production under the skin.

The most ideal patient type for the mesotherapy method is those whose stretch marks have not turned white and who have stretch marks in red tones.

Mesotherapy is the best option to control stretch marks when they first occur and to prevent them from being permanent. Treatment with mesotherapy should be done at least 6 sessions. After the mesotherapy application, it is very important to be protected from the sun for the first few days.

Stretch Marks Treatment with Fractional Laser

Stretch marks treatment with a fractional laser is a very effective application. In this treatment, the effect of heat is utilized. Collagens are shortened and tightened.

With the production of collagen and elastic fibers, the patient’s skin renews itself. In this way, the stretch mark appearance on the body is reduced. Fractional laser is divided into two groups; Fractional laser with wavelengths of 1440 nm, 1540 nm, 1550 nm, 2940 nm, 2970 nm erbium lasers, 10600 nm carbon dioxide laser.

With the high wavelength CO2 laser, the patient’s skin is peeled and effective results are obtained in the treatment. For stretch marks treatment, 4 or 6 sessions of Fractional laser treatment should be performed. There should be 1 week between each session. If the doctor sees it appropriate, combined treatment can be performed with mesotherapy.

Stretch Marks Treatment with RF Micro Needling

With the RF micro needling, the skin is renewed and tightened. The RF micro needling device is applied to the subcutaneous area with micro needles and to the area with stretch marks.

Micro holes are formed on the skin surface. With radio frequency going under the skin, collagen and elastin production in the dermis is accelerated and the skin recovers itself.

In the RF micro needling method, collagen production is stimulated and the skin begins to recover itself. For the treatment of stretch marks, it is appropriate to have 3 sessions of RF micro needling with 3- or 4-weeks intervals.

Stretch Marks TreatmentStretch Marks Treatment with Tummy Tuck

With tummy tuck surgery, stretch marks are removed from the body by surgical operation.

Tummy tuck is the most effective and most permanent stretch marks surgical treatment.

A tummy tuck is a very suitable method, especially for people with sagging abdominal skin and intense stretch marks in the abdomen.

How Much Does Stretch Marks Treatment Cost in Istanbul, Turkey?

Stretch marks treatment prices primarily vary depending on which treatment is suitable for the person. For example; mesotherapy, fractional laser, RF micro needling treatment, tummy tuck stretch marks prices differ.

However, it should be noted that the cost of the treatment for stretch marks within itself. How many sessions of stretch marks treatments will be applied, the width of the area to be applied, whether there is a total package price for the sessions, are the factors affecting stretch marks prices.

To get the most up-to-date and accurate price information, you should be examined by our doctor. You can reach the healthiest information about stretch marks treatment prices, Istanbul by calling Quartz Clinique.

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