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Stretch Marks Removal

Stretch Marks Removal treatments are increasingly sought after in Singapore. As our bodies change through life events like pregnancy, puberty, or significant weight fluctuations, stretch marks can appear, impacting skin’s smoothness and overall aesthetics.

In response, many individuals—especially new mothers—are turning to treatments that can effectively minimise and eliminate these marks. The introduction of technologies such as lasers and injectables offers promising results without the need for invasive surgery. With these methods, patients in Singapore are finding successful solutions that restore the skin’s appearance with fewer risks and downtime, which makes stretch mark removal an appealing option for those looking to rejuvenate their skin confidently.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks, also known as striae distensae, are a type of scarring on the skin that appears as long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines. They develop when the skin is stretched quickly and significantly, causing the elastin and collagen in the skin to break. Multiple factors could lead to the manifestation of stretch marks. Whilst they do not pose any significant harm, many Singaporeans have shown determination in eliminating stretch marks due to aesthetic concerns.

During your consultation, our experts will determine the classification of stretch marks in your specific case. Different types of stretch marks require different treatment approaches- this is especially true with Asian skin tones where the manifestation of stretch marks may vary in appearance.

Classification By Stage

Stretch marks can be classified into two distinct stages based on their development and appearance. Classifying the stage of stretch marks is pertinent in ensuring the most effective treatment is introduced. Stages include;

  • Striae Rubrae: also known as early-stage stretch marks. These stretch marks tend to be coloured (pink or red) when they initially form. During this phase, the marks are often slightly raised and can cause itchiness. Patients are advised to seek treatment at early stages as stretch marks are easily managed when they first occur.
  • Striae Albae: aged stretch marks that develop when stretch marks fade to a lighter tone (typically white). Additionally, matured stretch marks tend to become slightly depressed beneath the skin's surface, reflecting the changes in texture and appearance over time. Whilst treatable, mature stretch marks tend to be more stubborn and require extensive intervention.

Classification By Colour

Additionally, the treatment approach can also vary depending on the colour of the stretch mark. The manifestation of different colours is mainly attributed to one’s skin tone. As such the treatment approach will differ depending on how melanated your stretch marks are;

  • Striae nigrae: dark grey or black stretch marks that occur on darker complexion.
  • Striae caerulea: dark blue or purplish stretch marks that occur on more tan complexions.

Classification By Condition

There are specific conditions or underlying health issues that may trigger the formation of stretch marks. Consideration of root causes of stretch marks is important to ensure safe and effective treatment is introduced without exacerbating or causing harm to one’s health, further reemphasizing the need to consult medical professionals when dealing with dermatological concerns;

  • Striae gravidarum: occurs due to uterus enlargement in the abdominal cavity during pregnancy.
  • Striae atrophicae: forms due to pathological conditions such as Cushing's syndrome or Marfan syndrome, long-term use of corticosteroid creams and lotions or after surgical procedures. Increased cortisol can also these types of stretch marks as it weakens elastin fibres in the skin.
  • Adolescent striae: stretch marks occurring during puberty when the bodily changes occur quickly and significantly in a short period.
  • Physiological striae: unlike the types of stretch marks above, these are marks that occur due to natural reasons such as rapid changes in weight and rapid muscle growth.

What causes stretch marks?

The anatomical structure of skin with stretch marks
The anatomical structure of skin with stretch marks

Stretch marks are a result of one or more factors that cause structural changes in the skin; particularly collagen and elastin tissue. Abrupt changes in the body – caused by hormonal changes, health conditions or natural factors, result in the rupturing of collagen and elastin. Stretch marks are essentially the aftermath of said changes. As the skin heals and recovers, these scars become visible subsequently presenting physical changes in texture and appearance.

What are the signs and symptoms of stretch marks?

The signs and symptoms of stretch marks can vary depending on the stage and severity of the marks. Some of the common symptoms of stretch marks include:
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One of the common signs of stretch marks includes visible lines or streaks on the skin, often appearing red, purple, or silver depending on their age.
  • Visible lines or streaks: these can appear on the skin as red, purple, blue, or dark brown and eventually fade to a lighter or silvery shade.
  • Textural differences: stretch marks may initially feel slightly raised and then become thin and depressed compared to the surrounding skin.
  • Itchiness: new stretch marks might cause a mild itching sensation as the skin stretches and tears.
  • Localised irritation: some individuals may experience slight irritation in areas where stretch marks are forming.
  • Common areas: symptoms typically appear in areas prone to rapid stretching, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, breasts, and upper arms.

How does stretch mark removal treatment work?

Stretch mark removal treatments vary, ranging from topical solutions to advanced medical procedures, each working in different ways to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Depending on your unique concerns, our experts will prescribe the appropriate treatment module. Traditional treatments might provide some improvement in the appearance of stretch marks, but they typically fail to deliver dramatic and lasting results, especially for older, deeper stretch marks or marks that occur on Asian skin tones. Some conventional treatments for stretch marks include:
  • Topical treatments: these include creams, gels, and oils that are applied directly to the skin to reduce the appearance of stretch marks over time. Ingredients like retinoids (derived from vitamin A), hyaluronic acid, and tretinoin are frequently used in these products to promote skin regeneration and elasticity. Topical treatments' effectiveness tends to be slow and not necessarily permanent.
  • Microneedling: microneedling involves using small needles to puncture the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. The formation of new tissue helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks as the skin becomes thicker and more elastic. Microneedling by itself, however, is a more traditional approach to resolving stretch marks and may not always prove to be effective.
  • Microdermabrasion: this is a minimally invasive procedure that involves sanding down the top layer of skin with tiny crystals to stimulate new skin growth. Over time, this can help to fade stretch marks as the new skin forms.
  • Chemical peels: this treatment involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which helps to remove the outer layer and promote the growth of new, more elastic skin. This can gradually reduce the visibility of stretch marks.

Ozhean Zoey’s Unique Approach for Stretch Mark Removals

The limited effectiveness of conventional methods for stretch mark removal often left many seeking more impactful solutions. This shortfall has propelled us to use advanced treatment options at our clinic. These optimised and progressive treatment modules target the deeper layers of the skin more effectively, which promotes significant regeneration of skin tissues and provides a substantial improvement in skin texture and appearance.

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Laser

Such as the long pulse laser treatment is an effective option for reducing the appearance of stretch marks by using laser energy to target and stimulate the deeper layers of the skin. Long pulse laser works by delivering controlled heat to the affected areas, which promotes the production of new collagen and elastin. Long pulse laser is especially beneficial for mature stretch marks that have turned silver or white, as it can help in repigmenting the area and improving skin texture.

JuvenLook

JuvenLook is a specialised injectable treatment designed to target and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. This innovative approach utilizes a combination of peptides, hyaluronic acid, and other skin-rejuvenating ingredients to boost skin elasticity, hydration, and natural repair processes. Juvenlook works by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin cell regeneration, which helps to repair the torn dermal fibres that cause stretch marks. The application of Juvenlook can be particularly beneficial for new or red-coloured stretch marks, as it can effectively diminish their appearance by integrating into the skin's natural healing and restructuring processes.

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Microneedling RF

A unique treatment module that combines the benefits of microneedling and radio frequency. Our unique microneedling approach administers radiofrequency (RF) heat energy to the deep skin layer (dermis), stimulating growth factors that induce new collagen formation. Studies have shown that this combination therapy greatly increased collagen production, improved skin texture and enhanced dermal (skin) remodelling. The added benefits will be an overall improvement in skin tone with a bonus of boosted self-confidence.

10therma

10therma is an FDA-cleared medical aesthetic device that utilises radiofrequency energy to promote collagen regeneration. Radiofrequency technology has shown a significant reduction in stretch marks and permanent removal with frequent treatment sessions 10therma effectively produces plump and firm skin– enabling a taut appearance in areas of concern. Dramatic results are typically observed among patients with acute striae. Machines such as 10Therma are also effective among patients with mature and dark stretch marks.

CONTACT US

Schedule a consultation with our doctors to determine which treatment module will best yield results for your specific concern. As we have established, the treatment approach will vary depending on the unique factors that have caused stretch marks.

For postpartum women, it’s important to choose a safe method, particularly if they are breastfeeding. Consulting a qualified expert is pertinent in providing personalized advice and safe treatment options.

Our Doctors
Dr Park Ji-Youn, Medical Director of Ozhean Group
  • Founder and director of the Ozhean Skin and Plastic Surgery Network
Dr Michelle Ng, Aesthetic Physician at Ozhean Zoey
  • Holds an extensive portfolio of filler and facial rejuvenation cases
Dr Alfred Li, Aesthetic Physician at Ozhean Zoey
  • Dedicated to aesthetic dermatology anti-ageing and non-surgical rejuvenation

What are the benefits of stretch marks removal treatment?

At Ozhean Zoey Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, our stretch mark removal treatments offer a range of benefits tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, especially postpartum women. We understand that stretch marks can affect your self-esteem and comfort in your own skin, which is why we provide personalised solutions to help restore your skin’s natural beauty and health. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from our stretch mark removal treatments:

Improved skin appearance

Our treatments significantly reduce the visibility of stretch marks, which helps achieve smoother and more uniform skin. This can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin, and allow you to wear a wider variety of clothing options without concern.

Enhanced skin texture

Beyond improving appearance, our treatments also enhance the texture of your skin. Techniques like microdermabrasion, microneedling, and laser therapy promote the regeneration of skin cells, which results in softer and more resilient skin.

Boosted skin health

By stimulating collagen and elastin production through various treatments, we help strengthen the structural integrity of your skin. This not only aids in reducing stretch marks but also improves overall skin health by making it more elastic and youthful.

Minimally-invasive options

We offer a variety of minimally invasive treatments, such as microneedling and radiofrequency treatment, which involve minimal to no downtime. These options are particularly appealing to new mothers who may have limited time and prefer a less intrusive approach.

Customised treatment plans

We provide customised treatment plans based on a thorough assessment of your skin type and condition, which helps us ensure the most effective treatment for your specific stretch marks.

Professional care and support

Our experienced team of professionals are committed to providing the highest level of care. We ensure that you are comfortable and well-informed throughout your treatment journey, offering support and guidance to achieve the best possible results.

Our goal is to help you achieve the skin you desire through safe, effective, and scientifically informed treatments. Speak to our doctors today to discuss how we can assist you in your postpartum recovery and skin care goals.

What results can I expect from stretch mark removal?

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Stretch mark removal treatments enhance skin appearance by smoothing texture and reducing discolouration.

From the moment you step into our clinic for your stretch mark removal treatment, you can expect a journey tailored to achieving visible and satisfying results. Initially, you will undergo a personalised consultation with one of our experts. Here, we classify your stretch marks, assess the severity and discuss your desired outcomes. Based on this assessment, a customised treatment plan is crafted, utilising the most effective methods available in our clinic depending on what best suits your needs.

As you begin your treatment, you can expect to see gradual improvements. The appearance of your stretch marks will diminish over a series of sessions, with the skin becoming smoother and more uniform in tone. The texture and elasticity of your skin will also improve, as our treatments stimulate collagen and elastin production. While the extent of improvement varies depending on individual factors like the maturity and tone of the stretch marks, most of our clients experience significant enhancements in the treated areas. By the end of your treatment plan, you can anticipate not just reduced visibility of stretch marks but also boosted confidence in your skin's appearance.

How many treatment sessions are needed for stretch marks removal?

The number of sessions needed for stretch mark removal can vary significantly depending on the treatment method. Treatments such as the Secret RF often require around 3 to 6 sessions, to achieve noticeable results. Milder stretch marks may show improvement with daily applications of topical treatments over several months. Laser treatment usually necessitates 6 or more sessions, depending on the laser technology used and the severity of the stretch marks.

The exact number of sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and goals, and this will be determined during your initial consultation and re-evaluated as your treatment progresses. At Ozhean Zoey Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, we ensure that each treatment plan is personalised, providing you with the most effective and efficient path to reducing the appearance of your stretch marks.

FAQS

At Ozhean Zoey, our treatment offerings include Secret Rf, 10Therma, Long Pulse Laser and Juvelook. The treatment recommended will depend solely on your unique condition and aesthetic goals. Patients are often prepared to use combination treatments to obtain expedited results.
Stretch mark removal discomfort varies by treatment. Topical treatments are painless, while procedures like laser therapy and microneedling may cause mild discomfort. We often use numbing creams to ensure patient comfort.
Once stretch marks are treated and their appearance is reduced, the same marks do not typically reappear. However, new stretch marks can form with subsequent skin stretching events such as pregnancy or significant weight changes.
Side effects are generally minimal but can include temporary redness, swelling, and itching. More intensive treatments might also lead to slight bruising or peeling, depending on your skin's sensitivity.
Results vary based on the treatment type. Some patients see improvements as early as after the first session, while others may notice changes more gradually over several months.

Most topical treatments have no downtime. Procedures like laser therapy and microneedling might require a few days of downtime, during which you should avoid strenuous activities and sun exposure to allow proper healing.

JuvenLook is particularly effective on newer, red- stretch marks, as it enhances the skin’s elasticity and hydration through its active ingredients, which help promote healing and make these marks less noticeable over time.

Yes, Long Pulse Laser treatments can significantly improve old, white stretch marks by promoting collagen production deep within the skin, which helps restore texture and even skin tone, and make these marks less visible.

Secret RF combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to target stretch marks from within. This treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production more effectively than traditional methods, which results in improved skin texture and a reduction in the depth and severity of stretch marks.

Get in touch

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