Stretch marks are quite typical. This issue is thought to be present in more than half of the female population, while men can also develop them. Stretch marks don’t hurt you physically, but they have a big impact on any individual’s appearance. Now that skin care procedures have advanced, these stretch marks can be eliminated. One of the treatments that can help with stretch marks is the Sylfirm X technique. It is a non – invasive approach based on a microneedling device that emits radio frequency (RF).
Stretch marks will be discussed in this article, along with their causes and possible treatments using Sylfirm X. The conversation that follows will tell you everything you need to know about how Sylfirm X therapy is applied for stretch marks removal in Singapore.
How do stretch marks form?
In essence, the skin’s top layer has an entwined pattern with clearly defined ridges. All of the body’s underlying tissues are shielded from harm by this outer layer of skin. Melanin, a naturally occurring chemical compound that consists of melanocytes, is found in the skin. The components that determine an individual’s complexion are these tissues.
The mid-layer of skin, or dermis, is located underneath the top layer of skin and is composed of parallel, regularly spaced collagen and elastin threads that contribute to give the layers of skin firmness, versatility, and suppleness.
Stretch marks first appear as pink, red, or even violet shades as a result of persistent pulling and fundamental changes to the skin, which trigger an immune response. Microscopic white blood cells in the skin and stationary phagocytic cells in the surrounding cells experience disruptions due to the inflammation.
These overstretching-related reactions alter the skin’s surface, but they eventually go away. Scar tissue results from the thinning of the outer layer, extreme degradation that impacts a particular form of white blood cells. This leads to a degeneration of these cells, loss of elastin in the skin and the creation of closely packed fibrous tissue. Eventually, leading to the emergence of scars. Stretch marks are extremely challenging to eliminate once they reach this level and may even develop to be irreversible.
What is Sylfirm X?
For Sylfirm X, the profundity of the microneedles and RFintensity can be modified to address a variety of skin issues, including melasma, rosacea, acne, acne scars, and wrinkles. The tool can also be applied to various anatomical locations. The most significant benefit is that Sylfirm X is capable of dealing with a spectrum of skin ailments in a wide range of patients.
RF energy can be successfully transmitted to the skin using the Sylfirm X’s RF micro-needling tool. It contains a number of tiny and thin needles that work together to gradually but effectively reduce epidermal scarring. In an effort to restore the soft tissue, the skin subsequently generates new elastin and collagen. This technique of skin tissue restructuring aids in minimising the scarring’s aesthetic appearance.
Enhanced features of Sylfirm X that enables it to treat stretch marks even better:
Dual Modes – CW and PW
Dual wavelength capability is used in the RF microneedling procedure that has been approved by the USFDA. This can cure more skin conditions besides just melasma. The Sylfirm X produces a second wave in addition to the ultra-short pulse wave, which is referred to as the continuous wave.
Ultra-short Pulse Wave (PW)
By focusing on a number of the underlying factors, pulse wave therapy can alleviate PIH and melasma. One of the issues with melasma is the aberrant blood passages that feed the melanin units. These blood vessels are widely dispersed in the reticular dermis, which the ultra-short wave can address. The fragile basal membrane is reinforced by the ultra-short wavelength, which also hinders the transfer of pigments from the top layer of the skin to the secondary stratum. The melanocytes are stabilised by the pulse wave’s lower frequency, which is most crucial.
Continuous Wave (CW) mode
Compared to pulsed mode, CW has a higher level of intensity. When the CW interacts with the epidermis, temperature increases. Greater RF transmission and CW frequencies will lead to significant regeneration surrounding the devices, which will encourage skin restructuring and improve skin tightness. These outcomes lessen the extent of scarring on the skin.
Benefits of CW mode
- Body Rejuvenation – Improving skin firmness, suppleness and appearance
- Scars – Atrophic Scars, Hypertrophic Scars, Stretch Marks, Acne Scars
- Facial Rejuvenation – Fine lines, wrinkles, and Skin Loosening
- Less Pain
Sylfirm X’s tiny needles reduces discomfort during therapy delivery. A lot of the time, this practice is painless. Additionally, an anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand to make the process more comfortable.
- Lesser downtime
RF travels throughout the whole span of non-insulated microneedles such as those found in Sylfirm X, resulting in high volume heating. Minimal downtime and trauma are experienced because Sylfirm X typically requires one or two sessions. Additionally, Sylfirm X needles are made of gold, enabling greater skin penetration and reducing the likelihood of hyperpigmentation abnormalities by preventing unwanted skin tension.
After a few hours, any minor discolouration and discomfort that may have occurred immediately after the therapy should go away.
If stretch marks are distressing and troubling you and you wish to harness medical technology to address your concerns, do consult our doctors for an assessment of your condition and if Sylfirm X is suitable for stretch marks removal in Singapore.