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Stretch Marks Causes

Stretch marks are a very common concern, affecting most adult women as well as men and teenagers, and can affect all skin types. Also known as ‘striae’, they technically a form of scarring, characterised as indented streaking across the surface of the skin; common shapes and patterns of stretch marks lead to them being commonly referred to as ‘tiger stripes’. Usually, they are red or purple-hued when they first appear and fade to a silvery white over time.

This condition is commonly associated with pregnancy and while around 80% of women will develop them while pregnant, the actual stretch marks causes are more varied and can be as a result of growth spurts during puberty, rapid muscle growth and extreme weight fluctuation. Anything that forces your skin to rapidly grow at a faster rate than it is able to manage will cause the collagen bundles in the deep layers of your skin to tear away from each other, allowing your blood vessels to be seen through the upper layers of your skin. Over time, these blood vessels contract and become less red, but no matter the original stretch marks causes, the tear itself can leave a scar-like white line underneath your skin.

Stretch marks are most common across the abdomen, hips, breasts, thighs and buttocks, but they may also appear on the back, shoulders, upper arms and sometimes even on the face.

Stretch Marks - EF MEDISPA

All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.

How to treat Stretch Marks

Because stretch marks causes are due to damage to the collagen structure, EF MEDISPA offers a variety of treatments that help rebuild the collagen in your skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. These include laser skin resurfacing for stretch marks and microneedling stretch marks treatments. 


Advanced microneedling treatment that helps stimulate collagen to encourage fresh, rejuvenated skin cell growth, smoothing and tightening the skin.


Laser skin resurfacing for stretch marks, an advanced skin rejuvenating treatment that targets damaged cells in the deeper levels of the epidermis.


Microneedling treatment helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating the production of collagen.


A popular microneedling technique that uses a network of microscopic needles which are gently rolled over the skin to trigger new collagen production.


Laser skin resurfacing for stretch marks that targets the surface of the skin, encouraging skin cell regeneration and collagen production.


Rejuvenates the skin by utilising targeted carbon dioxide injections that improve circulation and can help to repair damaged skin and stretch marks.


A targeted microneedling technique that uses a stamping device with microscopic, often in conjunction with AQ Recovery Serum.

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