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Stretch Marks

When the body gains rapid weight and overstretches the skin (most often during puberty and pregnancy) collagen and elastin fibers tear, creating these annoying and, unfortunately, intractable scars. Even though a patient will never get rid of stretch marks completely, there are a few treatments that can permanently improve their visible appearance.

Laser : When stretch marks are new and still red (it can take months to years before they become white), a pulsed-dye laser can fade them. Most women require two to six treatments (spaced four to six weeks apart). Results vary from 25 to 75 % satisfaction. The treatment feels like a light rubber-band snap and leaves a bruise that lasts about a week. Cost: $300 to $750 per treatment

Fractional Nonablative Laser : Once stretch marks are white, a fractional nonablative laser (like Fraxel Restore or Harmony Pixel) is the most effective treatment. It feels like strong electric zaps on the skin, and calls for prescription-strength pain killers and topical anaesthetic. Four or six treatments, every six to eight weeks, can improve the texture of stretch marks by 50 %, at most. Cost: $500 to $850 per treatment

Prescription Retinoids : Though many creams are touted as stretch mark solutions, a prescription retinoid is the only one that creates any appreciable improvement in stretch marks—and it's most effective in the early stages. In one study, when applied daily to red stretch marks for six months, a retinoid improved their appearance by about 14 %. (You can't use retinoids while pregnant or breastfeeding, though). For white stretch marks, a retinoid won't restore colour but can help even out texture. Cost: $40

Specialised medical skin peels : these peels are painless, applied every 4 weeks, usually again 4 to 6 treatments. Patient satisfaction level is as high as 80%. These can be combined with prescription retinoids and a proper diet to achieve better outcomes. Cost $400 to $ 650 per treatment (we do not offer Fractional laser).

Specialised medical skin peels : these peels are painless, applied every 4 weeks, usually again 4 to 6 treatments. Patient satisfaction level is as high as 80%. These can be combined with prescription retinoids and a proper diet to achieve better outcomes. Cost $400 to $ 650 per treatment (we do not offer Fractional laser).

CACI ULTIMATE : As the name suggests The CACI Ultimate really is the Ultimate aesthetic treatment system. As the very first treatment system to combine; Microcurrent, Facial Toning Crystal Free orbital Microdermabrasion and, LED Light Therapy Photo Stimulation the CACI Ultimate is truly the most versatile treatment system available

The system's multifunctional capabilities enable the operator to offer the most comprehensive range of non surgical treatment options, appealing to both male and female clients of all ages.

The microcurrent toning phase uses a combination of specific waveforms and ultra low frequencies that work in harmony with the body's own bio-electrical field to provide an instant face firming effect.

The Ultimate touch screen display features 45 preset treatment programs and an automatic sequential treatment mode for softening lines and wrinkles, facial toning, hand rejuvenation, sun damage skin hydration, stretchmarks and acne / blemish treatment.

A unique wrinkle comb applicator combining the synergy of LED red and blue Light Therapy stimulation and high frequency Microcurrent is used to instantly plump out and soften deep lines and wrinkles thereby providing a needle free alternative to collagen injections and other dermal fillers. But also stimulates blood flow ( re capillarization / formation of new fine blood vessels ) which are essential for treatment of stretch marks.
Cost : $95 per session ( number of sessions varies per size , severity and personal response .

SUMMARY : stretch marks are generally difficult to treat and its not uncommon to try different modalities . Ideally patients should be treated in settings where those different modalities can be offered .