People everywhere are looking for effective ways to minimise or get rid of stretch marks.
Rediscover your confidence by getting rid of those ugly stretch marks! Both PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) have been used for decades to treat various skin conditions.
PRP and PRF stretch mark treatments are a non-invasive way to treat stretch marks as they assist in generating the production of new collagen and elastin. With their recent rise in popularity, these procedures are now commonly used for treating acne scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. These two procedures help with the regeneration of new collagen and elastin fibres.
How does PRP and PRF help in stretch mark treatment?
Stretch marks are basically a scar in the dermis where there was a sudden increase in the size of the skin. Both PRF and PRP helps boost collagen production in the dermis; this leads to collagen re-growth in the scar. With more collagen present, the stretch mark gets firmed up and the scar appears less visible.
PRP also helps boost elastin production in the dermis. Elastin helps keep the skin taut, so it helps make the stretch mark appear less visible. Another important thing PRP does is to increase skin hydration and nourishment in the dermis, which helps make the skin less dry and flaky.
Why Should You Consider PRP and PRF for Stretch Marks?
First of all, let’s talk about why you should consider PRP for stretch marks. PRP and PRF for stretch marks has the same benefits as the treatment for the rest of the skin.
– Increased collagen production: One of the main benefits of the treatment is increased collagen production. Collagen is the connective tissue that holds the entire skin structure together. It also helps keep elasticity and skin texture intact. As people age, the collagen production in the body slows down.
This leads to a decrease in skin elasticity, which in turn leads to the formation of stretch marks if there is a sudden change in size to the patient’s skin. PRP and PRF treatments helps boost the collagen production in the skin, leading to better skin texture and elasticity.
– Increased elastin production: PRP and PRF also increase the production of elastin, the protein responsible for keeping the skin stretchy and taut. As you age, the amount of elastin in the skin decreases, and so does the skin’s ability to stay taut. This is when stretch marks and wrinkles start to appear. PRP and PRF help boost the elastin production and keeps your skin tight and hydrated.
– Skin hydration: Apart from the above benefits, the treatment also helps keep the skin hydrated and nourished. This is especially important for stretch marks, as they tend to be dry, red and itchy. PRP and PRF helps keep the skin hydrated and nourished, so that stretch marks appear less visible.
– Increased collagen deposition: PRF has one more benefit over PRP – it helps increase collagen deposition, which means the collagen fibres are being laid down deeper in the dermis. This makes the skin appear firmer, smoother and less wrinkly.
Stretch mark prevention with PRP and PRF
PRP and PRF are not just helpful for treating stretch marks, but also for prevention of stretch marks. Stretch marks tend to appear in areas of the skin where there is a sudden and fast increase in the skin’s size. Common areas for stretch marks to appear include the abdomen, thighs, breasts and back.
As we wrote, PRP and PRF help boost collagen production and elastin production in the skin. This helps keep the skin taut and less prone to develop stretch marks.
Stretch marks are a very common skin condition caused by an increase in the size of the skin. While they don’t pose any health risks, they can be quite frustrating.
Thanks to the rise in popularity of PRP and PRF, there are now many treatment options for treating and preventing stretch marks. PRP and PRF are non-invasive, painless and quick procedures that help boost collagen production, elastin production and skin hydration and nourishment.
These procedures can be used to treat stretch marks as well as prevent them. If you’ve been struggling with stretch marks affecting your confidence, you should consider visiting the team at Hair and Skin Science who will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment.