|A stretch mark is a type of scar which results from an abrupt change in skin elasticity. It occurs when the skin is rapidly stretched as a result of underlying tissue expansion. This causes the elastin fibres in the dermis to become overextended and results in an overall loss of dermal elasticity.
Stretchmarks will initially appear as red or pink parallel streaks and eventually fade into a silvery-white tone. Commonly found on the stomach, breasts, thighs and lower back, stretch marks can be caused by pregnancy, weight gain and growth spurs.
A range of modalities can be combined to visibly improve the appearance of stretch marks. The following devices can be utilised to produce a highly effective treatment course for your clients.