Stretch marks appear when there is a rapid expansion of skin, creating red and sometimes white glossy streaks.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks develop when there is a rapid expansion of skin, often caused by rapid weight gain, pregnancy, or growth spurts. They come in a variety of appearances including bright red streaks or white, glossy lines. Stretch marks are notoriously difficult to treat, but with new techniques and advanced laser technology, the skin can be repaired with excellent results.
Common areas to treat
Stretch marks are most commonly found on the abdomen, flanks, and lower back. However, they can occur anywhere including the arms and legs.
Stretch mark procedures
Some procedures to treat stretch marks including:
- Chemical peels
- IPL photofacial
- Laser resurfacing
- Scar and stretch marks therapy