What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur when skin tears due to excessive forces upon the skin. The process of pregnancy, weight gain, and growth spurts can cause stretch marks. Steroid and hormonal changes can also weaken the bonds between the cells of the skin and produce stretch marks.

Areas of Occurrence: Stretch Marks

Stretch marks usually occur in areas involving the breast, abdomen, thighs, groins and buttocks.  They are initially red or purple, but, as time progress, often lighten.

Treatment of Stretch Marks

Using combination therapy such as Fraxel, Microdermadrasion, Retinol, and Glycolic has shown to produce the most optimal results. 

The results of many past treatments have been unrewarding, but new laser technologies are available to treat stretch marks through stimulation of new collagen which shortens the distance of the stretch mark.   

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