Scarring & Stretch Marks

Scarring & Stretch Marks

What is it?

Acne, trauma and injuries may leave behind scars, the appearance of which will be influenced by the size of the wound, your age, heredity, health and complexion. We offer treatments that can reduce the size of scars, and even potentially remove them, as well as treatments for stretch marks.

Scarring & Stretch Marks

skin care

Scars and stretch marks are permanent, but treatment may make them less noticeable. Treatment can also help alleviate the itch. It’s important to understand that no single treatment works for everyone.

Scars and stretch marks are a direct result of damage to the structural proteins in the skin known as collagen and elastin. Not everyone is prone to stretch marks or excessive scarring – as genetic factors have a large role to play. If higher levels of the growth factor TFG B3 is present in the skin at the time of injury, less scarring results. Vitamin A helps increase the amount of TFG B3 as does microneedling. Vitamin C is another key component in the production of elastin and the treatment of scar tissue.

Scarring & Stretch Marks


Cutera’s signature treatment “Laser Genesis” besides being an excellent treatment option for facial redness, flushing and excess sebum production, it also offers skin rejuvenation feature. This revolutionary, non-invasive and safe treatment effectively treats Rosacea, redness and capillaries, acne, acne scarring as well as large pores, uneven skin texture, fine lines and skin laxity.

Usually multiple laser treatments are required, with some improvement seen after each session.

Scarring & Stretch Marks


At NOVA Aesthetics and Women’s Health Medical Clinic, we use medical grade LED light system that is TGA approved for variety of medical conditions. Infra-red light spectrum helps to speed up healing time once scaring tissue is forming, making the scar less raised and less obvious after series of treatments by triggering more collagen production to help scar tissue to look as natural as prior to procedure. You may also benefit from application of LED light to the area planned to be surgically treated 24 hours prior to surgical intervention, making sure your reparative cells are at the starting line and ready to help healing after surgery is performed.

Scarring & Stretch Marks

RF microneedling

Our radiofrequency skin rejuvenation treatments achieve excellent results with scarring and stretch marks. The Micro-Needle Fractional Radiofrequency System lifts, tightens and rejuvenates skin. The combination of radiofrequency and needling encourages the body’s own wound healing response, which results in an increase in activity of fibroblasts, collagen-producing cells, thus induces collagen production within the dermis and tightens elastin fibres, which helps improve skin texture and overall appearance. This treatment can be used on all skin types.

Scarring & Stretch Marks

Want to know more?

With any procedure, side effects are possible. But, in the hands of a skilled aesthetic practitioner, side effects tend to be minor and temporary. It’s common to have some redness and swelling after a procedure, but they tend to disappear in a few hours or days. To provide you with the best results, you may need combination of procedures.

At Nova we can tell you if any of these treatments would be suitable for you, given your health, age, and how long you’ve had the stretch marks and scarring.

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