How to Minimize Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

September 9, 2015By 0 Comments



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There are women who glow when they’re with child. Their skin is clear, their hair is lustrous and they generally become more beautiful with each passing trimester.

And then there’s the other 90 percent of the female population.

Magical as pregnancy may be, few women would extol its cosmetic virtues. Weight gain, bloating, varicose veins and skin discoloration are typically considered some of the condition’s downsides. In the aftermath, many women experience hair loss, sagging skin, rashes and, perhaps the most dreaded of pregnancy’s cosmetic bummers, stretch marks.

Stretch marks accompany at least 50 percent of pregnancies.

They often appear on the belly in the third trimester or in the initial weeks after delivery, but they might also crop up o Technically called striae gravidarum, they result from excessive stretching of the skin.n the hips, buttocks and breasts — anywhere with heavy concentrations of fat cells.  The skin is fairly elastic, but during pregnancy (as well as adolescence and any period of major weight gain) it can be called on to stretch too much and too quickly. The result is tearing in the dermis, the middle of the three layers of skin. Tissue structures in the dermis are pulled apart, breaking collagen bundles embedded there. The result is a pink, red or purple, striating scar.

Various treatments are available for the purpose of improving the appearance of existing stretch marks, including laser treatments, dermabrasion, and prescription retinoids. Some cream manufacturers claim the best results are achieved on recent stretch marks; however, few studies exist to support these claims. The use of the Dermapen uses the bodies natural solution for unsightly stretch marks. New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks. The Dermapen® does this through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).

The Dermapen® device allows for appropriate treatment needle depth to activate the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone steps to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth and healthy colored skin. The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens and noticeable smoother and evening of stretch marks is the result.

At Vitality Laser Spa you receive a professional  skin analyses and a complimentary consultation. Most patients see a noticeable difference in just one treatment however 5-6 treatments may be necessary. After 5-6 treatments striae improvement is noticeable with improved texture and appearance of mature, white striae in skin types I-IV. Four weeks between treatments is necessary to allow the bodies natural skin cycle to complete before another treatment should be performed.

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Vitality Laser Spa is located in Boca Raton, Florida and specializes in laser hair removal, pigmentation, and skin tightening treatments. Vitality also offers body and face treatments including facials, massages, and cellulite reduction.

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