Stretch Marks

Stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the supportive collagen and elastin to rupture.

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Stretch marks are the result of rapid or excessive stretching of the skin. While not all stretch marks are the same, they are generally slightly indented pink, red, or purple lines that fade to white with time. The most common area for stretch marks to appear are on the breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks or thighs. Thankfully, we offer a combination of treatments and products that minimize the appearance of new stretch marks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ + Do stretch marks ever go away?

Like any scar, stretch marks are permanent, but treatment may make them less noticeable. Treatment can also help alleviate the itch.

+ + How can I prevent stretch marks?

Stay hydrated, Eat a nutrient-rich diet, Include vitamin C in your diet, Treat fresh stretch marks when they appear. Control your weight- one of the most helpful things you can do to prevent stretch marks, whether you’re pregnant or not, is to maintain a healthy weight.

+ + Why do red stretch marks appear?

You can think of new stretch marks as small injuries to your skin, your skin then has a mild inflammatory response as your tissues try to adapt to the stretching effects. This explains why fresh stretch marks are red.

+ + Why do white stretch marks appear?

These are older skin scars that are more difficult to treat than newer stretch marks. However, there are options available to reduce the appearance of your scars if you so choose, prior to pursuing treatment, understand there’s a possibility your stretch marks may not disappear completely.