Stretch marksSKIN INJURIES

Stretch marks

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Stretch marks are skin atrophies in the form of whitish lines located in the connective tissue. They appear when the skin is stretched or gives much of itself due to rapid growth.

Clinical picture

Despite the fact that the skin is usually elastic, when it is stretched excessively, the normal production of collagen (the main protein in charge of manufacturing the connective tissue of the skin) is altered. Consequently, fine scars called stretch marks can form.

They are preferably located on the abdominal wall, buttocks, legs, arms and breasts. The stria color is initially on board and in its final stage it is pearly white.

Radiofrequency Stretch Mark Treatment with Microneedles

 Radiofrequency with Micro needles, produces a reduction in the size of the stretch marks and releases growth factors that improve the quality of the skin

It is a painless, outpatient treatment and its activity can be continued immediately.

A half to an hour before the procedure, anesthetic cream and plastic wrap should be applied to the area to be treated.

Cost of Radiofrequency Treatment with Microneedles

The cost is $8,000 each session.

The recommended number of sessions is 4 to 6, with intervals of 30 to 45 days between one and the other.

This procedure is performed by dermatologists at the 3 centers.

You can take your shift via the internet WITH DERMATOLOGISTS at any of our branches and go directly to carry out a treatment.

cost Stretch Mark Treatment with Carbon Dioxide Laser

Strong Co2 Laser + Platelet Enriched Plasma has a cost of u$d 1.500 (IVA No Incluido)

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.

 How do I take a shift?

The most effective, safe and practical way to take a shift is via the internet.

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

If you have difficulty taking a shift online, payments and administrative issues.

You can call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(011) 4901-6690     (011) 4904-3434     (011) 4904-0880


You can take a turn and go directly to perform a treatment. If you have any questions, you can clarify it first with the same professional.

The cost of the dermatological consultation is $1.200, if you. carry out the treatment then the value of the consultation will be discounted.

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If you. If you have any medical questions, you can write to us in advance by sending an email to 

[email protected]

Only medical consultations will be received here. This mail does not address inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues.

If you wish to carry out this treatment, contact Josefina Nuñez. Send an email to [email protected] or by WhatsApp at 005491169459535

By phone you can communicate on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

0054 11 4 901 6690          0054 11 4 904 3434                     0054 11 4 904 0880

Types of stretch marks

There are two types of stretch marks:
• Bloating stretch marks: they are seen in pregnant women, in patients who have lost weight drastically.
• Purple or dark purple or purple streaks that are a characteristic sign of Cushing's syndrome due to excessive production of cortisol (hypercortisolism). They can also be created by prolonged consumption of pharmaceutical corticosteroids.

 Causes

From a physiological point of view, stretch marks are caused by stretching of the middle and inner layers of the skin due to pregnancy, puberty and rapid growth, or also by sudden increase or decrease in weight.

Stretch marks can also appear when a person uses steroid-containing skin creams or lotions, or has to take high doses of corticosteroids for prolonged periods.

The stretch mark is like a scar on the skin caused by the breakdown of the collagen and elastin fibers.

Preventive treatments

The most important thing is to avoid sudden increase or decrease in weight.
Moisturize and maintain the elasticity of the skin, applying from the beginning of pregnancy or when the adolescent begins to grow rapidly, cosmetic products that include hydrolyzed elastin, placenta extracts, amniotic fluid, plant extracts such as quisetum (cola). horse), algae, etc., by means of massages that stimulate the skin circulation and the penetration of the active ingredients.
The same is applicable to those patients who are going to undergo the placement of breast prostheses.
Drinking plenty of water and using creams with vitamin A helps prevention.

How to treat them?

The most radical methods for treating whitish stretch marks are ablative lasers such as the Carbon Dioxide Laser and the Erbium Laser.

The latest for stretch mark treatment is the radiofrequency with Scarlet Microneedles. At Hoogstra Medical Centers we have this sophisticated technology and our medical professionals adapt the treatment to each particular clinical situation. If the patient presents striae in the lower abdomen with flaccidity, a dermolipectomy may be indicated.