Stretch marks are like unwanted visitors who show up without notice and you just have to bear with them. Just because you are bearing with them it does not mean that you have stay with them permanently. Stretch marks are a menace to the skin and they can sometimes be embarrassing and frustrating. Some may fade away with time while others may not hence the need for treatment to get rid of them.
What are Stretch Marks?
Also known as striae, they appear as wriggly type of bands which stretch on the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, butt, breasts, lower abdomen and back. They can occur due to sudden weight gain or weight loss, during pregnancy, muscle gain due to body building, during puberty and most of them occur due to genetics. As your weight fluctuates the skin stretches and this may result in stretch marks.
Stretch marks form when collagen production and elastin is blocked due to hormones. Collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping the skin smooth and supple. When the skin is barred from producing collagen and elastin the epidermis ruptures and produces the stretch marks.
How to treat stretch marks
There are numerous methods of stretch marks removal in Dubai on dark skin. Some them are coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin A, C and E, stretch marks removal creams and the list is endless. These types of treatment do are not usually 100% effective on removing stretch marks on dark skin. Removing stretch marks on dark skin is a bit challenging as not all treatments respond well on the tone.
For the best and permanent removal of stretch marks on dark skin it is good to opt for microdermabrasion in combination with laser therapy. Both laser and microdermabrasion are non-surgical procedures.
Microdermabrasion removes the initial layer of the dead skin cells by exfoliating the epidermis. Since stretch marks are deep in the skin microdermabrasion brings them closer to the skin surface. This procedure is especially safe for dark skin. You will need about 6 treatments to get rid of the stretch marks.
From microdermabrasion laser therapy takes over. Laser works by targeting the stretch marks at their molecular level. Laser uses pulses of fractional light to break down stretch marks. This triggers new tissue production thus improving the appearance of stretch marks. It also boosts the level of collagen and elastin production which makes the skin to be softer and smoother. The procedure takes about 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. A couple of treatments are needed to make the treatment a complete success but the number may vary.
Also see the dermapen treatment for old stretch marks.
There may be some redness and swelling on the stretch marks after the treatments but this usually fades away within a few days. You can return to your day to day activities immediately after the treatment.