Stretch marks are a common problem that affect many men, women and teenagers. They frequently appear as unattractive red, purple or white streaks across the hips, stomach, breasts, buttocks, flanks, thighs, arms, or shoulders. They may occur with pregnancy, rapid growth spurts, weight lifting, rapid weight gain or loss, and medical steroid use. It happens when the tissue under 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 is disrupted. As a result, scars in the dermis called stretch marks may form. Stretch marks are characterized by wide linear bands of discolored or wrinkled skin that occurs in areas of collagen damage due to stretching. Two types of stretch marks are described, newly formed( reddish colored) and older (white).
Carboxy therapy is the new, simple and proven technique that can dramatically improve the appearance of stretch marks by improving local tissue metabolism and perfusion. Treatments are rapid, comfortable and effective for a high percentage of patients. It causes the formation of new collagen and subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretch marks by rebuilding the collagen matrix.