Growth spurts. Rapid weight gain. Pregnancy. The culprits of stretch marks or ‘straie’ are incredibly common, making this skin complaint one of the most treated skin conditions at our practice. Stretch marks are a type of scar, forming when the skin stretches so rapidly that the skin fibers cannot keep up, creating ribbon-like tears that show as vivid red when they first appear and fade into a silver/white color over time. You can blame genetics (some skin is more ‘elastic’ than others), but we recommend doing something about them. With the right combination of treatments, we can finally fade stretch marks into the memory they should be.
The Best Stretch Mark Treatments
Stretch mark lotions and creams can only do so much. At Skin Artist Laser Clinic, we tackle stretch marks with cutting-edge aesthetic devices that will leave skin looking smooth and resurfaced. For newer stretch marks, we can minimize discoloration with a skin brightening IPL treatment. For deeper and older marks, we might recommend a series of fractionated resurfacing laser treatments and RF microneedling (or collagen induction therapy) to stimulate new collagen production. At every phase, we’ll be focused on returning skin to its original state: healthy, supple and good as new.