January 25, 2016
Stretch marks or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear completely.

Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, hormone replacement therapy, etc.

Fortunately, there are safe and effective stretch mark reduction treatments that help to fill surface defects and depressions, stimulate new collagen and elastin fibers resulting in an improvement of the skin’s elasticity and texture appearance.

The recommended treatment depends on various factors (social downtime, urgency to address concerns and budget) and will be discussed during consultation.