While stretch marks are not painful or damaging to one’s health, they can have a negative impact on an individual's self-confidence. Stretch marks are indented streaks and stripes that develop on the skin, typically appearing on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and/or breasts. They usually appear when the skin quickly stretches or shrinks from abrupt weight changes. It occurs when the collagen and elastin in our skin rupture, creating the indented lines seen at the surface.
From pregnancy to increased muscle gain through weightlifting, stretch marks can develop in many ways. Because they are scars, they permanently mark the skin. However, our team at Beverly Hills Aesthetics offers many treatments to help diminish the look of stretch marks. From microneedling to non-invasive lipo, here are some innovative options that will help you feel confident and comfortable in your skin.
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, as well as acne scars, wrinkles, and large pores. During the treatment, one of our cosmetic specialists uses a revolutionary device made up of various fine needles. These needles pierce just below the outer layer of skin, spurring the body into producing more collagen and elastin. Because it takes up to 3 months for these proteins to generate, the look of stretch marks diminishes gradually over time. However, the procedure’s results are proven to last for years.
We recommend Beverly Hills microneedling because it is a safe and virtually painless procedure. Rather than putting our patients under general anesthesia, we apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treated area 30 minutes before the treatment. This numbs the area and minimizes any discomfort that the patient may feel during the procedure. While the entire process only takes up to an hour to complete, we recommend patients see us for multiple treatment sessions. Every case is different, however, and we are happy to work with you until we reach the most optimal results.
We pride ourselves on being your non-surgical specialists. Just like many of our other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, microneedling does not require patients to pause their everyday lives. While it may take one to three days for light swelling, redness, and bruising to go away, our clients are free to resume normal activities after the procedure.
You may have heard of liposuction, but have you heard of EZ Lipo? Created in France, EZ Lipo, also known as “Smart Liposuction”, is a type of liposculpting technique that is less invasive than traditional liposuction. Performed under local anesthesia (similarly to microneedling), a cosmetic specialist creates a few small incisions in the patient’s skin. A small cannula is inserted into these incisions, tightening the skin and removing any unwanted fat from the area. The incisions are so small that there is no need for stitches or general anesthesia.
The goal of EZ Lipo is to sculpt the body and make stretch marks less visible. It takes three months for the skin tissues to fully heal and contract. As the skin tightens, the stretch marks fade, and any concave sections of the skin are restored. Dr. Sam Assassa, the founder of Beverly Hills Aesthetics, appreciates the procedure for its ability to restore the body’s natural beauty. With the patients’ safety as his first priority, Dr. Sam Assassa has extensive experience performing this procedure on hundreds of patients.
So how long does the treatment take? EZ Lipo takes 2-3 hours to complete, and the results can last for years. Our cutting-edge technology makes this procedure safe and simple.
Another treatment that we offer for patients wanting to diminish the look of their stretch marks is nano fat grafting. During this procedure, fat is transferred from another part of a patient’s body to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Let’s get specific!
Nanofat is fat that is emulsified and filtered until it is a liquid. This liquid contains a high concentration of mesenchymal stem cells, which are powerful in rejuvenating skin cells. Grafts of nanofat are injected into the skin and can significantly improve its quality at the treatment area.
Nanofat grafting is especially safe because the patient’s own fats are reinjected into the skin! It is 100% biocompatible, meaning there is no risk of patients having an allergic reaction from the grafts. While it is a surgical procedure, it is minimally invasive with a low risk of complications. The diminished appearance of stretch marks can last for years following this treatment.
At Beverly Hills Aesthetics cosmetic surgery center, our goal is to help you love the skin you're in. Whether you want to reduce your wrinkles or stretch marks, we dedicate our work to making you feel comfortable and confident both during and after you visit our Beverly Hills office. We are not focused on creating a brand new look. We want to capture the unique beauty that is already within you.
“I would like to start a movement called ‘less is more,’” Dr. Sam Assassa says. “We need to pop the ballooned faces, lips, and butts and return to face and body harmony. We have to restore the definition of real beauty by adhering to Leonardo da Vinci’s golden ratio of harmony and beauty.”