The Viridex RF provides a highly effective treatment method for stretch marks by applying the principle of thermocoagulation to the affected area of the skin

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are distinguished by linear and smooth scars on the skin that, depending on the color of the skin, can be different colors; usually red or purple and fading to white over time.

The skin is made up of three layers. The outer is the epidermis, with the primary function of protecting the skin. Below is a layer of collagen connective tissue that is called the dermis. The third layer is the hypodermis and is built up out of adipose tissue and blood vessels, with the primary function of excreting sweat. Together, these layers make an effective protection for the tissues and organs located underneath and against dehydration and excessive water intake.

Stretch marks are formed in the second layer of the skin, the dermis. Elastin, a protein found in this layer of human skin, holds an important role in the skin’s ability to stretch. Rapid expansion of the skin, beyond the capabilities of the elastic tissue, causes the fibers to overstretch and break, resulting in the visible colored marks.

When do stretch marks usually form? stretchmarks

  • During Pregnancy
  • During Puberty
  • In periods of rapid weight gain
  • In combination with other medical conditions
  • In combination with the use of corticosteroids