TREATMENT OF STRETCH MARKS AGED MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS WITH THE SINERGY OF ELECTROMAGNETICAL FIELD AND VACUUM. CLINICAL CASE STUDIES AND SUBSEQUENT FOLLOW-UP
Giovanni Alberti¹, Simona Laura²
¹ MD, International School of Aesthetic Medicine of the Fatebenefratelli Foundation, Rome
² MD, Arbitrator of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SIME)
Aesthetic Medicine / Volume 5 / Nº 1 / January – March 2019 pp. 14-21
the aim of this study was to verify the efficacy of the synergy between electromagnetic field, electron flow and vacuum realized with Biodermogenesi® method. This synergy was applied on very old (more than twenty years) stretch marks (striae albae – SA) on female patients. The type of stretch marks treated were selected not by location or cause, but by the age of stretch marks. In this case, the study will allow to open a discussion on the possibility to intervene successfully also against the notoriously more difficult types of striae, analyzing the results obtained and the absence of side effects.
Method: 20 women with stretch marks aged more than twenty-years were treated with a treatment program of 9 Biodermogenesi® sessions executed weekly. The treatment was performed with Bi-one® 2.0 MD device, equipped with a generator of electric impulses, electromagnetic fields and vacuum integrated with a bio-feedback system that allows the automatic variation of frequencies and intensities of the electromagnetic field delivered. A subjective evaluation of the outcomes was asked separately to the patients and the researchers; they were asked to evaluate: the filling of the hallow area of the stretch marks, the feeling to the touch of the stretch marks, the discoloration and the eventual tanning of the stretch marks. The evaluation was carried out at T0 (before the sessions – 0%), T1 (after the ninth treatment session) and T2 (after six months from the end of the ninth session cycle).
The evaluation scale is as follows:
– Level 0 No improvement + 0%
– Level 1 Poor improvement from +1% to +20%
– Level 2 Minimal improvement from +21% to +40%
– Level 3 Moderate improvement from +41% to +60%
– Level 4 Good improvement from +61% to +80%
– Level 5 Excellent improvement from +81% to +100%
The improvement of the SA has been evidenced with a tangible filling of those same marks, evident both to the touch and to the sight, and with the recovery of its initial color and subsequently uniform with the surrounding skin tissue. In the subsequent or simultaneous exposure to ultraviolet, we appreciated the tanning of the striae with an intensity very similar to the surrounding skin, in total absence of side effects.
There was also a general increase in the elasticity and compactness of the treatment area.
The synergy offered by Biodermogenesi® method has proven to regenerate even very old SA, which are the most difficult ones to treat. These imperfections were significantly reduced, and in some cases were completely eliminated their evidence to touch and sight, thanks to the newfound power to tan the striae with the exposure to ultraviolet rays. The uniformity of outcomes is appreciated, as all patients reacted positively to the therapy in the absence of side effects.