Stretch marks represent unsightly skin "cracks" in the form of whitish or reddish lines, usually parallel, on areas such as the buttocks, thighs, abdomen etc.
Stretch marks can be final (mature, stopped evolving) or evolving (immature, young, still evolving). Initially they are immature, reddish, easily influenced by specific cosmetics and non-medical treatment techniques.
After about 6-8 months, they mature and become final. In the case of final stretch marks the treatment is local chemical peels, medical or surgical micropigmentation procedures, excision of the affected skin to the extent that these are the areas excised.
Treatment is determined based on the individual patient sometimes combinations of several types of therapies being indicated. Chemical peels remove the superficial layers of skin with a large number of stretch marks. Results by this method are represented by a softening of the unsightly appearance in a proportion of 50-70%.
The healing period after a definitive local treatment is about two months, during which sun exposure of that area is prohibited. Treatment can be applied to any area of the body covered with hairless skin.
Substances used are acidic. The treatment does not require anesthesia because it is not very painful. It might be a local burning sensation after applying the acid, sensation which lasts 10 minutes and is attenuated by a medical ventilator.
Later, in the next 7-10 days after treatment, the area is gradually covered with a blistered crust. Do not pull the scabs to hasten the peeling! This can lead to scarring!
Throughout the healing period creams your doctor indicated should be used. Once cleaned the crusting surface of the skin has areas of different colors, is very sensitive to UV exposure and must be protected and cared for constantly until complete healing occurs in two months.
Although treatment is very effective , however 1% of patients do not achieve desired results!