Stretch marks have long been bemoaned by women the world over. Typically stretch marks show up as purple or red streaks or lines and then they fade over time, never completely going away. Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched quickly causing a tearing in the second layer of skin, or dermis. Changes in weight, growth, puberty, pregnancy, and bodybuilding can all lead to stretch marks. While stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, they most commonly show up in the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, back, upper arms, breasts, and underarms.
While there are a few ways to combat stretch marks, one new treatment making waves on the market today is the CO2 laser resurfacing which uses scattered pulses of light to treat the stretch marks over several treatments. This laser works by stimulating your own body’s collagen growth and epidermal reorganization. To learn more about your stretch mark treatment options, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.