Purple Dots On Stretch Marks

Celebrity Stretch Mark Removal

Travis Stork: Stretch marks, so very common Drew. Andrew Ordon: Such a common problem. You know, anywherefrom 70 to 90 percent of all women have stretch marks. And what are theyé Let me show youexactly. They're scars in the dermis and epidermis caused by a tearing or stretchingof the dermal components. What that does, you lose elastin, you lose collagen, and ittranslates to those scars that you actually see on the surface. Early on, they're red.Those can be treated with a different type

of laser. Today though, we're focusing onthose old stretch marks that have been there for months or years and in her case, afterpregnancy, the two areas where women see it the most, the tummy, the breast, sometimeson the hips as well. So she's going to get a treatment here with fractional erbium laserresurfacing treatment. Simon Ourian: Exactly. This is the first time that we canactually treat some of the silver and white stretch marks. Before this, every time I talkto s, they said impossible, this cannot be treated. We have had great results. We'vebeen able to treat these stretch marks with

only one or two sessions and up to four orfive sessions, we can completely get rid of them and in many cases, just making them looka lot better makes people feel better and more confident about their body. Travis Stork: So Carrie, you've never had this done before,righté Carrie: No. Simon Ourian:

So here you go, we're gonna go ahead anddo this area. Do you feel anythingé Carrie: No, not really, no. Travis Stork: How many treatments would this requireé Simon Ourian: It usually takes anywhere from two to fivesessions to get rid of all the stretch marks. Andrew Ordon:

Yeah, because you can't go too deep at anyone session, so you do your treatment Simon Ourian: Exactly. You do as much as you can. Brooke Burke Charvet: You're not feeling any pain at allé Carrie: No, no.I can feel some warmth, but it'spainless. Travis Stork:

And we actually have someone in our audience,Ana, who.she's another patient. I think, Ana, you completed a set of treatments forthisé Ana: Yeah, three treatments. Travis Stork: So I wanted to do a little before and afterpicture, if we could, of your stretch marks. Ana: Okay.

DermTV What is a Black and Blue Mark DermTV Epi 363

Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause And welcome to DermTV. Everyone at some time has experienced a “blackand blue� mark, which is actually a flat skin bruise. Theycan occur anywhere on your skin and at any age, although they're much more common in olderadults.

Very simply, they're the result of bleedingin the skin from damaged or broken blood vessels, which usually comes from blunt trauma, likea fall or just from knocking into things. Usually, the damage is to capillaries or tinyveins, which we call venules, in the dermis, thesecond layer of skin, and much less commonly it's from veins inthe fat in the third layer of skin, called the subcutis.

When blood vessels are damaged, blood leaks out from them into the surroundingtissues, called the interstitial spaces, and causes the flat black and blue spots which are just collections of free blood andhave fancy names like “purpura� and “hematoma�. Usually,there is no tearing or breaking of other skin tissues. And the reason that you don't “bleed�is because

the upper layer of skin, the epidermis, hasn'tbeen broken, so the free blood can't get out. The colorsgo from black and blue, to purple, rust and yellow, and sometimes, the area of the discoloration spreads downthe body in the direction of gravity, especially onthe face and legs. As we get older, our skin becomes thinnerand the capillary walls become more brittle, so it's very commonfor people in their 60's and older to experience blackand blue spots

from literally pinching their skin or evenjust rolling over on their arm or hand during sleep. That'scalled “pinch purpura� or less kindly, “senile purpura.� I even have a very wealthy patient who keeps getting frequent black and bluespots on her forearms and wrists from her very heavy expensive jewelry hitting against her skin. Now that's what I call a “high class�problem!

You don't have to treat these black andblue spots because the blood is reabsorbed into the body, and heals on the inside. But, many peoplebelieve that frequent application of topical arnicapreparations may actually speed the disappearance of theblack and blue spot. Black and blue spots may be unattractive,but they're not dangerous.

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