Most people dream of having skin that is clear, blemish less….perfect, so to speak. One of the most common reasons why people don’t have this perfect skin, is Stretch Marks.
Stretch marks are a normal part of puberty for most girls and guys. When a person grows or gains weight really quickly (like during puberty), that person may get fine lines on the body called stretch marks. If you’re noticing stretch marks on your body, you’re not alone. Most girls and women have stretch marks, which tend to show up on the breasts, thighs, hips, and butt.
What Happens :
Stretch marks happen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it’s overstretched, the normal production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin) is disrupted. As a result, scars called stretch marks may form.
- Many women get them during pregnancy.
- People who are obese often have stretch marks.
- Bodybuilders are prone to getting stretch marks because of the rapid body changes that bodybuilding can produce.
- Stretch marks also may occur if a person uses steroid-containing skin creams or ointments (such as hydrocortisone) for more than a few weeks, or has to take high doses of oral corticosteroids for months or longer.
- And while they’re more common in girls, guys can get stretch marks, too.
At first, stretch marks may show up as reddish or purplish lines that may appear indented and have a different texture from the surrounding skin. Fortunately, stretch marks often turn lighter and almost disappear over time.
But the fact that stretch marks usually fade and become less noticeable over time can be little consolation if you plan to spend most of your summer in a bathing suit.
What we can do for you :
We at ageless can offer you treatments which will help you get rid of the stretch marks, as also cause the skin to tighten, giving it a fresh look. The treatments we offer are :
- Derma Roller
It is a device which, when rolled over the desired area, causes micro-punctures, which then heal over a period of time, causing new, fresher skin to form and also increasing collagen formation. A few sittings of the Derma Roller give excellent results.
An advanced technology that , in principle, is similar to Derma Roller….it causes micro punctures on the skin, enabling the old skin to be shed off/ablated. The new skin that comes is fresher and with less obvious stretch marks. Sittings with this machine also reduces thicker, deeper stretch marks.
The New PixelRF Fractionated Skin Resurfacing Module Using Micro Plasma Radio frequency Proprietary Technology.
- Improvement of acne scars and striae marks
- Skin tightening
- Drug delivery system
- Treatment of discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne Treatment
Based on UniPolar™ RF-based technology, the PixelRF tips with Micro Plasma Technology™ create multiple controlled, microperforations within small zones of thermal injury, similar to the pattern created by many fractionated skin resurfacing lasers. During the procedure, just a small portion of the tissue is ablated. The remaining tissue supplies the healing that leads to the elimination of irregular epidermal pigmentation, tightening of dermal collagen and the smoothing that results from the generation of new collagen.
Microscopic bursts of electromagnetic RF energy pass to the skin surface from an array of pyramid-shaped points on an RF electrode. These bursts perforate and ablate the skin to very controlled depths.
Effective for all skin types, PixelRF uses multiple tips with either stationary mounting or novel IN-Motion™ RF technology, depending on skin contour and severity of condition. PixelRF can also function as a drug delivery system utilizing the micro-perforations.
The 18mm width In-Motion Roller tip allows coverage of large areas (full Face) in less than 10 minutes. Stationary tips with assorted spot sizes are also available for small localized areas.
Effective on all skin types, genders and ethnicities
PixelRF can be used year-round, with no seasonal restrictions.
The PixelRF module is a simple upgrade to the Accent®XL platform. No separate system is needed. There are no consumables, no disposables, and there is no need to purchase a new system. The lightweight, ergonomic handpiece uses reusable tips that snap in and out.
PixelRF Histologies and clinical Results
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|The histology shows a crater caused by the ablative effect of a single micro plasma RF Pixel spike @ 45 Watts.||The histology shows re – pithelialization of the crater 3 days after the Pixel RF micro plasma exposure.||The histology shows closure of the crater and healing / rearrangement of the rate ridges area 14 days after the Pixel RF micro plasma exposure.|
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What is scar?
A scar is a line or a patch of tissue that replaces normal skin after injury or disease. Scar revision treatment aims to improve the appearance of scars. There are many scar revision treatments available and only the most common are discussed here.
Every time the skin or tissue is cut or damaged it will heal with a scar. Scars can happen outside and inside your body. For example, you may have a scar on your skin after an injury, but you can also have scars in deeper tissues or on your internal organs where a cut has been made during surgery.
Causes of scars
Any damage to the skin can cause a scar, including:
- Acne or chickenpox
- Cuts or grazes
The worse the initial damage is to the tissue, the worse the scar will be. Your skin colour, age and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle (for example smoking) will all affect how your skin reacts to the damage.
Types of scars
There are several different types of scar
Atrophic scar – a sunken or pitted scar. You may get this type of scarring after having acne or chickenpox.
Contracture scar – this type of scar causes tightening of the skin and may affect movement in the affected area. You may get this type of scarring if you burn your skin and it can also occur in tissue around an implant (eg breast implant).
Hypertrophic scar – a red, raised (lumpy) scar. You may get this type of scarring after surgery. They usually fade and soften spontaneously but this may take years.
Keloid scars – a red, raised scar that extends beyond the original injury (may also be painful and itchy). These may never go soft or flat.
Stretch marks – this is a type of scar that occurs when the skin is stretched rapidly (eg during a teenage growth spurt or pregnancy).
Treatment of Scars are usually permanent and you may choose to have scar revision treatment. This doesn’t guarantee that the scar will be removed, but the treatments aim to make it less obvious and reduce any tightness it may cause. Your skin colour, age and the type of scarring will influence how much improvement you can expect.
The type of treatment you have will depend on the features of your particular scar, such as its size, location and if it’s raised or depressed. A single type of treatment may be enough or you might need a combination of treatments to achieve the best results.
We have Alma Laser’s world class Radiofrequency Pixel Technology at our centre, and it is First time launched in India by Ageless medica. All the patients have got excellent results of this Radiofrequency Pixel technology machine. We have expert doctors to perform all these treatments, which will consult, diagnosed and treat your problem in a right manner.
Unipolar RF based technology
Electro-magnetic energy that is creating multiple controlled, micro perforations with a zone of thermal injury on the skin tissue, surrounding the piercing zone.
The electromagnetic RF energy stimulates micro sparks between the skin surface and the RF electrode.