Heal, Repair and Prevent Stretch marks

A stretch mark is also known as striae, a type of scar that develops on the skin. Stretch marks form in the dermis of our skin when the connective tissue is stretched beyond the limits of its elasticity. This normally occurs because there was a rapid expansion or contraction of the skin.

As our bodies grow, the connecting fibers in the dermis slowly stretch to accommodate slow growth, but when rapid growth takes place it leads to sudden stretching of the skin. The sudden stretching causes tearing in the dermis and so allowing deeper layers of the skin to show through. 
Inflammation locally recruits mast cells and macrophages which through the release of their enzymes, trypsin, chymotrypsin, and elastase significantly degrade the structure of the extracellular matrix. Furthermore, the fibroblast is no longer capable to neutralize those effects by neo-synthesis of proteoglycans and lose contact with the matrix. The tissue becomes fragile and it creates a lack of supportive material as the skin is stretched and leads to dermal and epidermal tearing. Stretch marks become more visible.

How do Stretchmarks look? 

Stretch marks don’t all look alike. They will all vary depending on how long you’ve had them, what caused them, there location on the body, and also the person’s type of skin. Common variations include:

•             Indented streaks or lines in the skin

•             Pink, red, black, blue or purple streaks

•             Bright streaks that fade to a lighter color

•             Streaks on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks or thighs

•             Streaks covering large areas of the body

Stretch marks will eventually fade to a silvery, white, or glossy appearance, due to the pale fat beneath the skin becoming visible instead of the usual blood vessels.

Causes of Stretch marks: 

The main cause of stretch marks is caused by stretching of the skin. The severity of a stretch mark may be affected by several factors. Factors that play a role are a person’s genetic tendency, degree of stress on the skin and cortisone level. 

Where do they commonly appear on the body? 

Arms, Back, Breasts, Buttocks, Hips, Shoulders, Stomach

Humankind Cellustretch serum helps not only reduce stretch marks but also prevent them from appearing on the skin.

Humankind Cellustretch combines an exclusive ingredient called Dermastril that consist of the following: 

• Green Bean Extract that inhibits cutaneous degradation and repairs a damaged extracellular matrix, antagonizes the enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin.

• Rutin-bioflavonoid is found in certain fruits and vegetables that have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, antagonize elastase and stabilize mast cells.

• Biopeptides in the serum increase the neo-synthesis of the extracellular matrix. 

• An enzymatic exfoliation based on a protease obtained by fermentation helps to promote skin renewal. 

• Vitamin A ( Retinyl Palmitate) speeds skin renewal and repair the tissue. 

• Allantoin has a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect

• Ethoxydiglycol, a trans-epidermal penetration enhancer of actives to ensure their high efficacy. 

We do recommend that you use Humankind Cellustrecth in combination with your micro-needling treatments for the treatment of stretch marks. 

We advise performing micro-needling with DNA Stem cell Elixir for better results.

DNA Stem cell elixir is a unique skin repairing serum that contains plant-derived stem cells cultivated from Argan Tree and Comfrey roots. They help to boost the regenerative capacity of epidermal and dermal stem cells. It helps to increase the skin turnover rate and helps improve skin firmness and density. Additional extracts from the aerial part of Onopordum Acanthium help to heal and repair damaged skin. 

Epidermal stem cells insure that the cells in the basal layer continuously regenerate the epidermal layer. Dermal stem cells confer firmness and elasticity to the skin and are involved in the wound healing process. 

Treatment plan 

•             6-10 sessions.

•             For the first two sessions: 1x per week (0.5mm) 

Further treatment: Every 4 weeks (1mm)

Essel Homecare

• Humankind Cellustretch.  (Safe to use during pregnancy and also a preventive, it can be effectively used as part of treatment).

•  DNA Epinew Stem cell Elixir 

• Microneelding Derma-Roller

•  Aesthet Recovery serum to use post-micro-needling to help to heal and repair.

• Humankind Exfoliating body wash can be used in-practice treatment as well as part of the homecare regime to help speed up the cell renewal process.


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