Blog Frustrated by Stretch Marks? Here Are 3 Effective Removal Treatments
Stretch marks are a common cosmetic concern, and we’ve all seen them in the mirror at one time or another. They can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness, especially when they’re on visible parts of your body.
Today, there are a variety of advanced stretch mark removal treatments available. The right one for you will depend largely on the type and color of your stretch marks. Here at Evolution Medspa, NY, our expert providers will help you get the results that matter most to your personal aesthetic goals.
What Exactly Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, also known as “striae,” are a form of scarring that occurs when the skin is stretched quickly. This most commonly happens during pregnancy and puberty, but can also be caused by extreme weight gain or loss.
When you have stretch marks, your skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and more fragile. Stretch marks are usually pink or reddish-purple in color, with lighter lines running parallel to each other. They are often found in areas of the body where there has been rapid stretching or growth—most commonly in places like the stomach, thighs, and breasts.
We understand just how frustrating having unwanted skin marks can be. That’s why we offer a variety of treatments designed to help you feel confident again, including the following:
A minimally invasive procedure, microdermabrasion uses a sandblaster-like device to spray tiny crystals across the surface of the skin that removes the thickest layer of dead skin cells and leaves behind a smoother texture and more even tone.
Laser treatment uses light energy to heat up layers of skin below the top layer. The heat causes collagen fibers to contract and tighten. This increases blood flow to the area, stimulating new collagen growth. These new collagen fibers will fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and striae while also giving the skin a firmer, tighter appearance overall.
Microneedling is a procedure that uses very small needles to puncture holes in your skin, causing it to go into repair mode. During this process, your body produces new collagen, which helps fill in scars and other imperfections on your body for smoother-looking skin with fewer wrinkles or stretch mark issues than before!
Our most common patients are new mothers who develop stretch marks during or after pregnancy. However, all women and men (as well as young teens) who wish to remove fresh striae caused by excess weight gain, growth spurts, or bodybuilding are good candidates for these treatments.
People with lighter skin tones and a low likelihood of scarring make the best candidates for these three procedures. Patients with active acne should also avoid these procedures until their skin clears up.
Evolution Medspa | Don’t Settle for Stretch Marks
Upgrade your beauty routine with Evolution Medspa, New York. Whether you’re getting ready for a special event or simply want to feel better about yourself, we can help you feel comfortable in your own skin again. Contact us today for a consultation!