A lot of people have to deal with stretch marks. It’s actually a given aspect of everyday life for a lot of people. While a perfectly natural occurrence, they are not necessarily pleasant to deal with. The good news is that there is an increasing number of treatments available to treat and address stretch marks in an effective way. But first, it’s good to understand what stretch marks are in the first place and where they come from. If you are looking for Stretch mark removal in Atlanta, Park Ave Cosmetic Center can help you.
Causes of Stretch Marks
There are many different causes of stretch marks. As their name implies, they occur because of the unsupported stretching of the skin. How exactly do they actually happen? An increase of cortisone, a steroid hormone released in response to stress, reduces the skin’s pliability and flexibility. It prevents the fibroblasts in the dermis from forming collagen and elastin fibers, which keep growing skin taut. Because of this, when the skin is stretched, there is a lack of supportive material and both dermal and epidermal tearing occur. Stretch marks are what we call the scars that result from this biological occurrence.
One of the most common instances of stretch marks is pregnancy. These are specific forms of scarring that occur because of the rapid growth of the uterus and the surrounding tissue. It is estimated that about 90% of pregnant people are affected by pregnancy stretch marks. The specific conditions of the pregnancy are subject to affect the severity of the resulting stretch marks. For example, a study showed that a high body mass index, weight gain of over 33 pounds, and a lower pregnancy age were all related to the severity of ensuing pregnancy stretch marks. It is also worth noting that a majority of people who develop stretch marks during their first pregnancy tend to not develop them during a second one.
Stretch Mark Removal
At Park Ave Cosmetic Center, we implement stretch mark therapy in order to reduce the visible effects of stretch marks on the skin. Through stimulation of the Stratum Basal at the Dermal-Epidermal junction, the Procell micro-channeling procedure manages to create better quality dermal-epidermal adhesion. This process, which does not damage or destroy any tissue, activates fibroblastic activity and initiates a wound-healing cascade that visibly diminishes the appearance of stretch marks on the skin surface. Hence, by inducing a faster production rate of collagen on the skin, the flexibility of the skin is enhanced and stimulated, allowing for more elasticity that not only erases traces of stretch marks but also prevents further occurrences.
Stretch Mark Removal in Atlanta
If you wish to reduce the impact of stretch marks on your skin, the team of medical cosmetic professionals at Park Ave Cosmetic Center can help you with that. The Procell micro-channeling procedure has demonstrated an unprecedented efficiency in the field, promptly removing stretch marks in a way that looks natural and causes no damage to the tissue. If such a procedure sounds like something you would be interested in, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll make sure to properly guide you through the process and determine what the best way to target your stretch marks is. Fill out the contact form on our website or call us at (770) 299-1493 for more information.