Stretch Mark Removal in Ottawa
What are stretch marks?
A stretch mark is a type of scar that appears on your body when your skin stretches or shrinks too quickly. They show up as indented streaks, commonly on places like the abdomen, buttocks, hips, or back. While they are not painful or medically dangerous, many people can find them unsightly or annoying to deal with.
What causes stretch marks?
Anyone can get stretch marks, but they are more prevalent in women than in men. There are certain other factors which increase the likelihood of them appearing, including:
- Rapid growth spurt
- Rapid gain or loss of weight
- Breast enlargement surgery
- Using certain steroids
- Hereditary factors
- Having a genetic disorder
Stretch marks are a very common condition for all ages.
Where do stretch marks form?
The most common areas to develop stretch mark are the abdomen, buttocks, hips, lower back, breasts, thighs, décolletage and upper arms.
Do stretch marks go away on their own?
Stretch marks do not tend to go away on their own. In some cases, they will fade and become less noticeable over time, but in many cases they will persist indefinitely.
Can I treat my stretch marks myself?
There are many topical creams, oils and skin ointments that claim to reduce the appearance of stretch marks – however, you should thoroughly research any products that make this claim before purchasing them. The truth is that stretch marks are difficult to fully treat with topical products or home remedies.
Our Solution: Opus Plasma for Stretch Marks
Opus Plasma is a revolutionary high-frequency unipolar radiofrequency technology. The first fractional plasma device on the market, it combines radiofrequency with microplasma energy to create tiny channels in the skin, which activates collagen production and rejuvenates the skin.
Opus has been shown to be an effective solution for stretch marks, on many areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, breasts, and décolletage. In addition, our Opus patients have seen great results in just one 15-minute session, comparable to four 45-minute sessions of laser stretch mark removal, with 1/5th of the downtime! For this reason, we have switched from laser to Opus as our preferred stretch mark treatments.