Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops because of skin either stretching or shrinking quickly. These sudden changes in the skin cause collagen that provides it support to rupture, which in turn causes stretch marks to form when the skin heals.
Situations during which stretch marks commonly form include growth spurts caused by puberty, pregnancy, rapid weight loss or weight gain, or intense weight training that result in rapid growth in muscles. However, stretch marks do not always form because they are dependent on other factors such as fluctuating hormone levels and genetics. Stretch marks are initially reddish, purplish, pinkish, reddish-brown or dark brown in colour when they first appear, depending on your skin tone. These coloured stretch marks, known as early stretch marks, may also be slightly raised in appearance and cause itchiness. The colour will start to fade, and these early stretch marks will become mature stretch marks after some time. Mature stretch marks have a whitish colouration and can be slightly depressed if you run your finger along the area. Although stretch marks are scars caused by skin ruptures and can be permanent, it is now possible to use treatments, such as those offered by Cambridge, not only to reduce the visibility of the stretch marks but also to ease the itch that they cause.
The team at Cambridge offers a range of treatments clients can choose from to remove their stretch marks, with the Stretch Mark Buster Combo (LDM + Neogen) as the preferred choice. While both the Venus Legacy Stretch Marks Reduction therapy and the LDM®-Tech Skin Rejuvenation treatments different methods to get rid of stretch marks, they are both safe, non-invasive and non-surgical treatments that do not require any needles, anaesthetic or downtime. Without the need for surgery, our clients can resume their normal daily activities after the end of their quick treatment session. Both treatments do not take a lot of time and yield visible results quickly. This makes the treatments offered by Cambridge a superior choice for those who want to remove stubborn stretch marks in a highly effective manner.
Known to be extremely effective for multiple dermatological concerns, the Neogen Nitrogen Plasma delivers thermal energy to stimulate collagen and elastin remodelling. Together with LDM, it is able to activate fibroblasts, improve skin elasticity, remodel connective skin tissues. This accelerates a strong micro-massage effect on the tissue structures, making it even more powerful and effective together.
This is highly effective in removing the appearance of stretch marks.
Venus Legacy Stretch Marks Reduction therapy is a good solution for removing stretch marks, which are linear streaks on the skin that have been overstretched. These stretch marks begin as flat red lines but will gradually appear as slightly white streaks over time. Although there is currently no reputable medical evidence that creams or ointments have any strong effect on removing stretch marks, physical modalities, such as Cambridge's Venus Legacy Stretch Mark Reduction therapy, are one of few treatments in medical aesthetics that has shown consistent and proven results. The stretch mark removal treatment is non-invasive and comfortable, with only a gentle warming sensation when the handpiece being placed on the treatment area for 15-20 minutes to release the fat. A recommended initial course of 6 to 10 treatments conducted between once a week or once a fortnight, but since there is no risk, no downtime, and no surgery involved, you can return to normal daily activity immediately after the treatment session.
Known as the 4th state of matter, the Neogen Plasma works by delivering millisecond pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibres.
The Neogen Plasma has been proven to be extremely effective for multiple dermatological concerns. It delivers plasma energy in very precise, controlled pulses to cause uniform rapid heating of tissue, which stimulates a significant physiological response without any damage to the surrounding tissues.
It smoothens the appearance of scars like acne scars, old surgical scars and stretch marks.
Local Dynamic Micromassage (LDM)®-Tech Skin Rejuvenation treatment helps with skin problems in the dermis and epidermis. It utilises ultrasonic energy at significantly higher frequencies, making it able to accelerate a strong micro-massage effect on tissue structures, activating fibroblasts and improving skin structure. LDM®-Tech Skin Rejuvenation treatments also increase tissue elasticity and tighten connective skin tissues. Most importantly, it enhances collagen cross-linking and improves pH changes in the skin, resulting in visible improvements from the very first session.LDM® treatment also exerts an inhibitory effect on MMPs, thus reducing the damaging effect of these substances on tissues and returning the skin back to its normal collagen metabolism state. Furthermore, this procedure will also help the skin to combat stressful conditions such as exposure to extreme temperatures by building and strengthening the skin’s immunity and ability. Cambridge’s expert medical technicians recommend the LDM® treatment to be taken twice weekly for 4-6 weeks during the initial phase, with maintenance treatments once every 2-3 months.