Welts, scars, stretch marks

stretchmarksWelts, scars, and stretch marks appear following physical skin damage (wounds, cuts, burns, small traumas, or marks after surgical procedures).

If the damage affects only the epidermis, no trace is left, as the cells in the basal layer of the epidermis always have the ability to fully regenerate. However, if the trauma occurs in the deeper layers of the skin (the derma), the tissue defect is filled in with granulation tissue, which then develops into a scar.

The physiological process of scar tissue formation takes place in three stages (lasting from 30 to 50 days), and each day serves an important purpose in the healing process. The timeframe in which you begin working with a specialist will determine your therapy options, so the sooner the better!

Stretch marks are scar tissues in the form of white or purple (red) lines They occur as a result of microdamage to the elastic fibers of the epidermis and appear where the skin has been stretched. Tiny internal lacerations are filled in with connective tissue over time. Initially, stretch marks have a red-violet tone, then pale pink, and finally they become whiter. Since connective tissue does not contain any pigments, stretch marks do not tan, so they appear on the body as white lines.

Stretch marks most often develop during pregnancy or puberty. This is due to the activation of the adrenal cortex and the production of glucocorticoids (prednisolone, hydrocortisone, etc.). Similarly, stretch marks can emerge on the body and face as a side effect of Cushing’s Disease (in which case they will be larger and more extensive).

To prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy, special preventative cosmetic preparations can be applied to susceptible areas or Skintonic sessions can be scheduled.

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