Stretch marks are a condition that generally affects women and causes deterioration of aesthetic appearance. There are many different treatment methods for the treatment of cracks . In order to treat cracks, it is necessary to first understand what caused the crack. The condition, which is called skin crack among the people, is called stria in medicine. If the dermis layer is exposed to excessive stress, cracks occur. This skin becomes so thin that it can be seen with the naked eye, and it weakens and takes the appearance of a tear. The problematic part and the cracked part are easily understood. If the crack formation is new, the cracks will be purplish in color. The color of these cracks begins to open over time and becomes a pale pearly color. How the cracks will color will not be the same for everyone. Stretch marks are usually seen in women during pregnancy. Cracks seen in this period are called pregnancy cracks. The formation of cracks in the skin does not harm the integrity of the skin. But it affects the outer appearance. For these reasons, especially women want to get rid of their stretch marks.
Skin cracks are caused by the breaking of fibers. When the structure of the skin is examined, we know that there are layers of epidermis, dermis and hypodermis in the skin from top to bottom. Elastin and collagen fibers in the dermis layer are necessary for a healthy appearance of the skin. When there is a fiber break, deterioration occurs on the skin. One of these deteriorations is skin cracks. In women, this occurs most often during pregnancy. Especially women gain a lot of weight in the last months due to pregnancy. During pregnancy, the skin will be subjected to a lot of tension. With weight and edema, cracks may occur in the abdomen, inside the legs and breasts.
The reason for the formation of skin cracks outside of pregnancy has not been determined precisely. However, it is known that the development of muscle structure, bodybuilding and frequent weight gain and loss during adolescence cause skin cracking. Stretch marks can also occur due to hormones. Hormonal changes cause skin cracks.
Studies have shown that obese people are 40 percent more likely to have skin cracks. Cracks may occur due to drugs used and some diseases. It is known that elastin and collagen fibers are destroyed, especially in patients using systemic cortisone. This situation paves the way for cracks.
Cracks can occur due to a disease called Cushing’s syndrome, which causes cortisol levels to fluctuate constantly. Apart from these, it has been revealed that cracks may occur without any reason. Cracks that occur for no reason are called idiopathic cracks in the medical language.
Cracked skin symptoms can be different for everyone. The color of the new cracks on the body is different from the old cracks. Even according to the location of the crack in the body, there may be a change in the sign of cracks in the skin. Stretch marks are usually seen on the abdomen, buttocks, legs, inner parts of the arms and back. Anatomically speaking, skin cracks can occur anywhere. Since hormones are known to be effective in the formation of cracks, it has been proven that women are more likely to have stretch marks than men. The crack area in men and women also differs.
In women, stretch marks are most common in the hips and legs. In addition, men are at higher risk of developing stretch marks on the arms, lower back, and hips. The time of appearance of stretch marks is parallel to puberty. Stretch marks can occur in women during pregnancy. Crack formations caused by pregnancy are called striae gravidarum. Most pregnancy stretch marks occur in the abdomen. It is known that cracks have no symptoms other than their appearance. If the crack is very deep and advanced, itching, sores and burning may also occur with the crack.
Types of skin cracks are examined under 2 headings. When they first appear, they are more red and purple in color compared to the skin tone. Such cracks are called striae rubra. As time passes, the color of the cracks begins to fade. These cracks are called striae alba. When cracks first begin to form, some changes occur in the surrounding tissues. In the first stage, there is enlargement of the superficial veins. Later, lymph cells begin to increase in the area. In the later stages, there is a decrease in collagen fibers and thinning of the epidermis. These can be explained as the stages of skin cracking.
There are 4 skin crack stages in total. In the first stage, new crack formation started. When crack treatment is performed at an early stage, it is possible to get more effective results in a shorter time. In the second stage, it is seen that the cracks begin to turn white. There are no collapses and openings around the striae. However, when stage two continues to progress, depression is observed during palpation. When it comes to stage 3, there are openings in the cracks and lines appear on the skin. In the last stage, there are quite obvious cracks at first glance. When treating skin cracks, it will be necessary to plan the treatment intensity according to the stages of the cracks. Therefore, knowing the crack stage is of great clinical importance.
Although the treatment of skin cracks is not completely possible in some cases, it has become possible to remove a large part of the crack cosmetically. One of the most important points to know about skin cracks is that these cracks are not a clinical problem. Stretch marks cause problems especially for women, as they cause the body to deteriorate aesthetically. Treatment options for stretch marks have varied over the years. Even if the crack has reached the final stage, it has become possible to get successful results thanks to the advanced methods used in the treatment of cracks. The stage at which the crack treatment is started will directly affect the result of the treatment. The result of the person who came for treatment in the first stages will not be the same as the results of the people who came in the last stages.
It is extremely important to determine the risk factors for the person before starting the treatment of skin cracks . If the person is in a period where he will experience a rapid weight change, it is necessary to give advance information about the formation of cracks. Thanks to the knowledge of the risks in advance, it will be possible to get positive results from the fight against stretch marks.
When the treatment is started, the main goal is to prevent the reduction of collagen fibers. It is necessary to stimulate the fibers and reduce the appearance of superficial veins in the surrounding tissues in clinical stages. With the treatment, it is aimed to regain the flexible feature of the skin. In addition, the coloration problem is minimized as much as possible. In this way, both the normal moisture balance of the leather is provided and the formation of cracks is minimized.
The choice of skin crack treatment will be made by the physician according to the patient’s condition. Today, many different treatment protocols are applied to fulfill the main treatment goals. The choice of method according to the person is applied by the physician and the person remains under the supervision of the physician. Massage can be applied topically during treatment. However, ingredients such as some plant extracts, vitamin A types, hyaluronic acid, cocoa butter, almond structure, olive oil can be used. It is known that the massage applied to the skin is more important than the content in topical treatment. Some topical applications are not suitable for pregnant women. Therefore, people should definitely consult a doctor.
Physician can treat cracks with chemical peeling method. Combined micro demacrolysis treatment can also be performed together with chemical peeling. In this process, a special ingredient is sprayed onto the skin and the skin is peeled off. Since chemical peeling will support this treatment, the effect of the treatment increases.
Biodermogenesi application for the treatment of skin cracks provides high success in different areas. The areas where this application is used can be listed as follows:
This practice is frequently used in Italy. Scientific studies have been organized in more than 10 universities for the application. Some of these studies are still ongoing. The method, which was first applied only for the treatment of cracks, started to be used in many different areas later on. It is known to be the most effective application in the world. The average success rate demonstrated by academic studies is 83.55 percent. (minimum 72% – maximum 100%)
IPL application for the treatment of skin cracks is derived from the initials of the words Intense Pulsed Light. Its Turkish meaning is concentrated light pulse. Unlike laser devices, light is sent in a single wavelength. The wavelengths of the laser vary between 400 and 1200 nm. The success rate with IPL laser varies between 80 and 90 percent. Since the IPL laser has different wavelengths and different parameters, it is used in many dermatological fields. In order to see the benefits of the device, the pulse duration, number of pulses and pulse power should be adjusted by professionals according to the skin problem. The following treatments can be performed using IPL:
For the treatment of skin cracks, PRP application is not only used for the treatment of cracks. This technique is also used to treat other skin problems such as scars on the skin surface and acne treatment. In this treatment method, plasma obtained from the person’s own blood is used. This plasma contains intense growth factor. Plasma is injected back into the problem area of the person. In this way, healing is achieved.
Specially designed needles are used in Morpheus application for the treatment of skin cracks . It is the deepest and FDA-approved technology. The specially designed needle, which is covered with electrodes in the form of a spider web, is extremely effective. These needles give intense energy to every point under the skin. There is a triple effect in Morpheus 8 application. Its first effect is an intense and even energy delivery. The second effect is skin restructuring from deep to surface. Finally, it has a versatile application. Application can be made as 2 mm, 3 mm and 4 mm. It is a method that has been used for a long time. It is reliable. It can be preferred with peace of mind. It allows the cracks to disappear in a short time. The success rate is high. It is a method applied in different parts of the world.
The number of sessions required for skin crack treatment will be different for everyone. Which method is used, the condition of the cracks, the stage of the cracks, the skin characteristics of the person, the equipment used by the specialist, even the season will affect the treatment of cracks . If you want to get results in a short session for stretch marks treatment, as soon as you notice your stretch marks, look for a solution while you are in the first stage. It will be more difficult to get results for advanced cracks. Starting treatment early makes it possible to use less effort and simpler methods.