What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are also known as striae in medical terminology and appear mainly in the subcutis. They are caused by strong stretching of the tissue, such as through pregnancy or also strong overweight. Because the blood vessels often show through, they have a reddish colour that differs from the rest of the skin and is often considered unattractive. The appearance of stretch marks mainly affects the abdomen but also the hips and thighs as well as the buttocks and the upper arms and breasts. Particularly in older people, this phenomenon can occur again and again, which is mainly related to the weakening connective tissue. In some cases, stretch marks also occur as a consequence of diseases such as obesity or Cushing’s syndrome.
How can stretch marks be treated?
There are different answers to the question of how stretch marks can be removed in Berlin. The simplest but certainly not the most effective option is to take vitamin A acid, which can also take the form of creams. It should be noted, however, that this application is not advisable during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Another supposedly effective remedy for stretch marks is the use of lasers. The laser beams penetrate the upper layer of the skin down to the dermis and stimulate the natural healing process of the skin. The previously existing scars fade and a smoother and firmer skin appearance is created.
Removing stretch marks with microneedling
Admittedly: Laser treatment against stretch marks is quite promising. However, in our experience, even better results can be achieved with medical needling or microneedling. In addition, this procedure is particularly gentle and does not cause any pain. Microneedling against stretch marks is usually carried out with a dermaroller specially designed for this purpose. This is equipped with hundreds of wafer-thin needles that penetrate just 2.5 millimetres deep into the skin. The result is thousands of minimal injuries that stimulate the production of both natural collagen and elastin. This works through the targeted irritation of the upper layer of the skin (epidermis). In this context, new hyaluronic acid is also formed and provides a firmer skin appearance. However, this is usually only visible after a few weeks.
Stretch mark removal in Berlin
If you would like to have stretch marks removed in Berlin, you are in the right place with the BellaDerma specialist centre for aesthetic treatments. We are waiting for you at one of our two locations in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Joachimsthaler Straße / corner of Kurfürstendamm and Berlin-Mitte, Unter den Linden / corner of Friedrichstraße. We are also happy to answer all your questions in advance by phone.