Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Stretch marks are linear skin lesions caused by rapid growth or excess fat on certain body parts. The subcutaneous tissue is pulled apart, which leads to red lines, which evolve in a later phase to white scars.
Stretch marks or scars will never disappear completely. However, they can become softer and less visible. This can be done by corticosteroid injections or laser treatments (Palomar Starlux fractional laser treatment). Often multiple sessions are needed to obtain the desired result. There should be a four week period between the treatments and exposure to the sun during that time should avoided.
Results after laser therapy on scars:
Other methods for scar treatment are compression and silicone therapy. Silicon therapy will make the scar not only more attractive and less visible, but also reduces redness, itching and pain.
Prevent and treat stretch marks by:
Massaging your skin daily (preferably with an oil), especially when weight changes, pregnancy, intensive sports.