The key to solving stretch marks lies in personally evaluating the patient to determine the personalized treatment suitable for each patient.
Stretch marks are linear scars of different coloring and width caused by the rapid stretching of the skin, which may result from obesity, large weight fluctuations, during development stages, especially adolescence, pregnancy or from any other cause such as Cushing's syndrome. They commonly appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, breasts, and arms.
Stretch marks can be treated in different ways but treatments depend on the characteristics of the stretch marks, which must be examined in a dermatological consultation to determine the most appropriate treatment. The best time for treating stretch marks is when they first appear, when they are pink.
If the stretch marks are recent, the chances of correcting them are greater than if they are "older" and white. This does not mean that they cannot be treated but rather that the success of correcting them will not be as great. It is also important to keep weight as constant as possible, as new stretch marks can appear during treatment if the patient gains weight or increases their body size.
Treatments will first include 4 sessions, once every 15 days or once a week, depending on each case. Results will be evaluated and more sessions may be prescribed if necessary.
There are multiple options, which can be combined. However, it all begins with a preliminary diagnosis at the first appointment, which is key.
Results are variable, depending on the characteristics and number of stretch marks, when they appeared, etc. Generally, improvements are partial although the aesthetic aspect improves in almost all cases.