Individuals of all ages, background, and gender experience scarring and and stretch marks on the skin. Both are very common skin conditions, mostly appearing on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks or legs. Bay Medical Aesthetics offers a range of stretch mark, scarring and keloid treatment options at our Melbourne clinic to target these concerns and help you feel more confident in your skin.
Scars are a build up of skin tissue which develops after an injury, such as a cut or wound. These may develop as the result of acne or other types of trauma, such as infections, chicken pox or surgery.
The type of scarring will determine which scar removal treatment is most suitable for a particular scar. There are two main types of scars:
Stretch marks are a very common type of skin scarring. The main causes are over-weight body disposition, puberty and short-term weight gain from bodybuilding and other physical activities. They are also usually experienced by women after giving birth (known as postpartum/pregnancy stretch marks).
Stretch marks most commonly appear on the hips, thighs, arms and breasts, but may also form on other areas of the body. They occur when the dermis (the middle layer of the skin that maintains shape and elasticity) is stretched more than it can tolerate. Connective fibres in the skin eventually break, disrupting collagen production and therefore causing scarring.
If you want to reduce the appearance of scarring or stretch marks, book a complimentary consultation today with Bay Medical Aesthetics. After assessing your skin, we’ll recommend suitable treatment modalities and craft a tailored treatment plan.