Stretch Marks

Why do stretch marks occur?

Stretch marks or striae occur in skin stretched by rapid growth due to weight gain, pregnancy, or rapid weight loss. This skin does not bounce back to its original state and forms a scar-like tissue called stretch marks or striae.

They may initially be reddish or purplish but eventually become silvery or white. These stretch marks usually occur on the abdomen, hips, thighs, breasts, upper arms, or back.

How to prevent them?

If you are pregnant and are concerned about stretch marks, consult us to begin preventive treatment before your stomach starts growing. Usually, we will prescribe topical creams. It is important to note that these medications may not be completely effective as your genetics and other factors also play a role in stretch mark formation.

 

Drinking plenty of water is essential to avoid stretch marks. A balanced diet with no nutritional deficiencies is vital. Caffeine increases the risk of stretch mark formation.

What are the treatment options for stretch marks?

The degree of success of any treatment depends on your age, skin type, and diet. Trust us to provide a tailor-made regimen of a combination of treatments that will bring you optimum results.

 

  1. Topical options- applying retinoids or hyaluronic acid to stretch marks make them less noticeable
  2. Chemical peels
  3. Radiofrequency
  4. Fractional CO2 laser
  5. Intense pulsed light

 

We will plan a combination of these treatments for you to achieve the best results.

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