Stretch marks are parallel bands of marks left after rapid stretching or scarring of the skin.
Where do Stretch Marks occur?
Stretch marks most commonly occur on the hips, thighs, buttocks, breasts and abdomen areas.
Symptoms of Stretch Marks
Off coloured, purple or pink hue.
Parallel lines/ bands of parallel lines on the skin.
Minor indentations that can be felt when touched.
Sore of itchy areas on the skin with visible stretch marks.
Causes of Stretch Marks
Sudden Weight Gain or Weight Loss
Rapid Growth in the body
Medication side effect
Treatment of Stretch Marks
Fractional CO2 laser Fractional CO2 laser helps reveal the skin that lies under areas affected by stretch marks by removing layers of affected skin tissue in a fractionated way.
Dermabrasion Dermabrasion helps reduce stretch marks by sand blasting the skin with crystal flow to wear down the ridges formed by stretch marks.
Topical medications with retinoids Topical medications with retinoids reduce the appearance of stretch marks by promoting production of collagen and elastin.