Skin cracks occur as a result of thinning of the skin and damage to collagen and elastic fibers. Cracks may occur due to sudden weight gain, height and weight gain in adolescence, and stretching of the abdomen and chest skin during pregnancies in those whose skin structure is not flexible. In addition, skin cracks may occur in those who take cortisone-type drugs and have a hormone disease related to cortisone. It is most common in the hips, back of the knees, abdomen and chest. In some people, the cracks start with a large size and pink color and turn white over time. Sometimes it can appear suddenly as very thin, white-colored cracks. In the treatment of stretch marks, laser treatments, dermaroller, mesotherapy, PRP, skin regenerating creams can be used.
The most effective lasers in the treatment of skin cracks with laser are fractional lasers. Fractional lasers shorten the collagen with the effect of heat and create a tightening effect in a short time. They then renew the skin by increasing collagen and elastic fibers. Thus, a reduction in the appearance of cracks occurs.
Fractional lasers are very diverse.Fractional lasers are divided into two.
First, fractional lasers with wavelengths of 1440 nm, 1540 nm, 1550 nm, which do not peel off the skin,
The second is 2940 nm, 2970 nm erbium lasers, 10600 nm carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers that peel off the skin.
All types of fractional lasers can be used successfully in the treatment of stretch marks. The most effective of these lasers is the fractional CO2 laser. The disadvantage of fractional carbon dioxide lasers is that the recovery period is long after the procedure, and the feature of staining is high if it is not given in appropriate doses. Therefore, people with dark skin should be careful. Other fractional lasers may be preferred for very brunettes.
Fractional laser crack treatment should be performed in 3-4 sessions on average. Session intervals can be every 1-2 months. After the procedure, it is necessary to protect from the sun. Creams containing retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin E, antioxidants, growth factors, peptides, which are good for cracks, can be used during treatment intervals. Fractional lasers can be combined with mesotherapy, dermaroller, PRP and other laser types to increase their effectiveness.