TOP TREATMENTS FOR STRETCH MARKS
Vitamin E, tretinoin, Retin-A creams, and silicone gel help to increase dermis strength by rebuilding collagen, protecting your skin from stretch marks. Alternatively, microdermabrasion works from the outside, using crystals and suction to gently remove dead skin from the epidermis (the surface layer), stimulating new skin growth and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
For late-stage stretch marks, NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) treatments are an effective way to reduce the appearance of the skin damage.
This skin resurfacing technology helps to improve skin texture by delivering heat energy through the skin’s surface using tiny pins. This process creates microdermal wounds that prompt the body to start the natural healing process, repairing skin and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. The treatment is much more comfortable than standard chemical peels or lasers and requires very minimal downtime.
What Stretch Marks Are and How to Get Rid of Them
Did you know that up to 90% of women have stretch marks? It’s one of the most common changes you’ll likely see at some point in your life. Fortunately, there are treatments you can use to reduce their appearance. Before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s go back to the basics to uncover the causes of stretch marks and how to treat them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What benefits can I expect from DiamondGlow™?To jump-start your new skin we recommend 3-4 treatments 2 weeks apart and maintenance every 2-3 months. However, even one silk peel will usually refresh your skin for up to six weeks!
What are the risks and side effects of DiamondGlow™?Usually, there is no downtime with the DERMALINFUSION®, but some patients can experience tightening of the skin and mild exfoliation. Post-treatment the skin may be slightly pink but this should last for about one hour. Prior to treatment all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your medical provider and cosmetic coordinator.
How will I look and feel during and after my DiamondGlow™?Your skincare professional will choose one or more of our specialized Pro Infusions, formulated to address a variety of skin conditions. The DERMALINFUSION® infuses these products deep into the skin where they are most effective. The solution delivers hydrating, antioxidant, acne-fighting and pore-reducing, and/or lightening infusions into your skin. After cleansing and preparing your skin, your esthetician will perform the procedure with a specialized handpiece. The treatment uses a closed-loop vacuum system resembling that of a wand to exfoliate the skin. An aesthetician will recommend the appropriate topical to infuse the skin and stimulate new cell growth. Each pass gently abrades away dead skin, thoroughly and evenly exfoliating while infusing the treatment solution into the skin. Your skin immediately looks clearer and brighter and definitely feels smoother and your makeup will go on easily. Patients can return back to work post-treatment or resume their everyday routine. Mineral makeup is recommended as it heals and soothes the skin without irritation post-procedure and covers up possible redness which should lighten after a few hours. Most patients report a post-treatment “glow-like appearance” coupled with a feeling of rejuvenation.
Can DiamondGlow™ be combined with other treatments?DiamondGlow™ may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as Photorejuvenation, Diamond Glow, PCA peels and more. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.
I’ve been several times to Juan at Pell Radiant. First of all, he is so nice and warm, and has a smile that lights up the place. But most importantly, he really is passionate about what he does, and only performs services that he really believes in. There are so many options out there it can be confusing, but you can really trust Juan. I’ve had a series of Tribella treatments, and I love the results. My skin has never looked better. And if you are lucky, Hugo the Chihuahua will be there to greet you.