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Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks in Bangalore

Stretch marks, also known as Striae, are visible marks found on the surface of the skin, an off-color hue. It mainly caused due to tearing of tissue, mostly due to rapid weight gain or stretching of the skin. The elastic layer of the skin called the dermis is affected and stretch marks are formed. Stretch marks are more likely to found on women suffering from hormonal fluctuations.

The laser treatment to get rid of stretch marks is chosen to be amongst the best therapies and is decided on the development of the lesion.

 

Dermarollers Treatment for Stretch Marks

“Micro-needling” (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is a procedure that can stimulate the production of new collagen, thereby reducing the stretch marks and improvising the skin texture. A roller with very fine bristles produces many microscopic channels in the skin, which stimulates your skin to produce new collagen. These channels help in better penetration of anti-stretch mark medication. This procedure is perform after applying an anesthetic cream to the skin, 60 minutes prior to the treatment. The affected skin is treated by using a Dermaroller for about 15 to 20 times in order to achieve an intensive perforation. This takes off the tissue tension and softens the scar. The Dermarolling causes micro-bleeding, which usually stops within a few minutes. The needle only penetrates through the epidermis and does not remove it. This procedure perforates and breaks down the fibrotic fibers that keep the scar tethered down. Soon after the scar perforation, new blood vessels and collagen can migrate through the scar wall into the former “scar streams.” After several treatments, the former ‘river-like scar of stretch mark’ is filled with new collagen layers, thus bringing the previously depressed scar to normal skin level. Dermarollers are helpful in improving the appearance of the skin.

Dermaroller Treatment can also bring about a mild tightening of the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and decrease the size of open pores. 

Is Dermaroller the Safe Treatment?

The dermaroller contains about 192 needles with varying sizes starting from 0.5 to 2.5 mm length. The treatment is safe and effective for both men and women having all skin types and color.

The main advantages of the dermaroller procedure include low risk, short down-time (48-72 hours of healing time), painless procedure, cost-effective and gives exceptionally good results.

Post Treatment Guidelines

  • After the procedure is performed, the patient has to follow certain guidelines prescribe by the doctor.
  • Strict sun-protection is needed for 3-5 days.
  • The color of the skin immediately after a micro-needling session using Dermaroller changes from pink to red.
  • Mild scabbing and flaking will be there for a few days. But the skin heals up completely in a week’s time.
  • The treatment is done on an outpatient basis and it requires no antibiotic tablets during the recovery period.

Stretch Marks Removal Specialists in Whitefield, Bangalore

For stretch marks removal treatment, a highly expertise and specialist is needed to ensure proper treatment is done based on the development of the stretch marks. Your doctor will prescribe 'skin preparatory creams' for a month before starting treatment, and 'skin repairing creams' in between treatment sessions.

Stretch Marks Removal Therapies

Collagen induction therapy using a Dermaroller is among the best treatments available for the treatment of scars, acne scars and stretch marks. It is a simple and cost- effective treatment which shows gratifying results. Some centers use a single roller device for several treatment sessions. At Dr. Sunaina Hameed’s Advanced Dermatology Center, the doctor personally does not recommend this. The bristles of the dermaroller cannot be sterilized by steam or autoclaving and cleaning with spirit alone is not a safe or effective disinfectant. Besides, the bristles become dull and blunt after one treatment session. Such bristles end up just scratching the skin rather than perforating it, making the treatment ineffective. Therefore, Dr. Hameed advises a fresh dermaroller device to be used for each treatment session. Although this raises the cost of the procedure, it makes the procedure safer, gives better results and eliminates the risk of infection.

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