Shamá Stretch mark Treatment™
Since 1985, Shamá Clinic has treated many people with stretchmarks that have had great results with our unique treatment method, the Shamá method®.
1000´s documented treatments implemented, why we can confidently say that our method removes alternatively corrects stretch marks by 50-90%.
Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institute & International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) has recognized Shamá method® for its good result. Learn more about our references here!
Patients referred from Swedish county hospitals and foreign medical facilities are continuously sent to Shamá Clinic for treatment.
How we treat with Shamá Stretchmark Treatment™
For best result, we treat stretch marks in steps and the treatment is shaped after the person’s skin type and the intensity of stretch marks. The first visit, the consultation is very important because we thoroughly examine your stretchmarks and your anatomical conditions. You may read more about the First visit here!
We begin to soften and smooth out the asymmetric skin with the help of medical products and antioxidants. A sterile disposable needle goes very gently in the skin, barely a millimeter deep and is therefore not painful. The products that are used descends superficially in the skin and acts on the stretchmarks days after treatment. Tending after the treatment is an important moment for good result, it´s important to care for the treated area according to the instructions given. Radio frequency therapy helps stimulate collagen in the skin which complements the Shamá Stretchmark Treatment™. In Shamá Stretchmark Treatment™, we treat to the degree where the stretchmarks structure achieves a harmony in color and form with the undamaged skin, thus reducing it until it’s no longer visible at all.
How many treatments are required & the time interval between these?
It is most often necessary with at least 4 treatments for a satisfying result. Stretchmarks are treated very carefully and the treatment is repeated at 8 to 30-day interval depending on the property of the damage. This is to avoid more tension on the already injured skin. Every individual and every stretchmark may have different preconditions. For an assessment it´s essential for a personal visit, a consultation where there is a full examination. The treatment is repeated several times for a safe and a good finished result. An average of an overall number of treatments is approximately 4-6.
After many years of research and development, Shamá Clinic has developed the unique Shamá Stretchmark Treatment™. In most cases the stretch marks are completely removed. The finished result is fantastic, see our before and after pictures here!
What could one expect after a finished treatment?
At Shamá Clinic, we have performed hundreds of well documented Shamá Stretchmark Treatments™ on different skin types and we can confidently say that our treatment removes, alternatively corrects stretch marks with 50-90%. Every case is of course on an individual level and only after a consultation may a proper evaluation be presented. It is important to understand that the finished result is based on the preconditions one had to start with. Many clients and patients have been pleased with a substantial improvement.
Is stretch mark treatment painful?
Some experience a tingling sensation, but this is not a painful procedure. Usually, only a topical anesthetic is needed which is applied for about 30-60 minutes. If you are very sensitive, stronger anesthetics is used if necessary.
Can I return to everyday life as usual after a treatment?
Yes, it’s absolutely fine to return to everyday life as normal. The treated area should however not be covered with bandage. The first days one should take it easy with heavy exercise where there is a lot of sweating.
Do the treatment have any side effects and does the stretch marks turn worse after a treatment?
After 30 years of well documented work we can assure that the Shamá Stretchmark Treatment™ does not have any side effects or complications. We treat the stretch marks in several sessions which assures that there is no wear on the already injured tissue, and thus no side effects or other harm.
What happens when I expose the treated area to sunlight?
It is perfectly fine to expose oneself too sunshine two days after the scar treatment, although excessive sun tanning is not recommended.
Background – What is stretch marks?
Stretch Marks may develop on many places on the body because of numerous reasons. Such stretch marks develop when dermis, the middle skin layer, stretches out to a degree where the skins elasticity breaks down. Microscopic bleeding in the skin, together with a mild inflammation occurs which gives the ruptured skin a red or purple tone as well as up stretched skin. This is newly developed stretch marks.
When the dermis is stretched, the same happens to the epidermis, the outer skin layer which makes the skin slightly transparent. That is why one can see the red-purple marks under the skin. Inflammation and micro bleeding heals normally through time but leaves behind scar formations (stretch marks). As time goes by, the color of the marks may fade and may also turn lighter than the natural skin tone. These lighter colors occur because of over stretching of dermis which disturbs the natural production of collagen in the skin. This may also affect pigment (melanin) production in the affected body area. Often stretchmarks become completely white in tone.
Why don’t they heal with time?
The body cannot effectively repair the damaged elastic fibers in the skin, this is why stretch marks won’t heal completely.
Who will most likely develop stretch marks?
Pregnant women, heavy weight lifters and teenagers are those who most likely will develop such marks. People who gain or lose weight quickly will most likely also develop stretch marks. About 75 % of pregnant women get stretch marks around the belly. Other common areas are thighs, buttocks and chest. Growing teenagers that develop such marks because of rapid growing in length or in mass tend to regain to the natural skin tone, thus the rupture does not stand out as much. Male heavy weight lifters tend also to get stretch marks around shoulders and upper arms during quick muscle mass gain.