Our patients tell us time and again how much their stretch marks bother them, so we understand how
frustrating the issue can be. Stretch mark removal is one of the most challenging treatments we
perform because of all the different types we see and the variability that exists in their response to treatment.
Stretch marks are caused when the skin is overstressed
in a short period of time, and this usually occurs during rapid weight gain. When the skin is stretched
too quickly, the collagen and elastin (the building blocks of the skin) are broken down. Damaging the
collagen and elastin leads to the textural and color changes in the skin that we see in stretch marks.
Stretch marks (also known as striae) occur in up to 90% of women (and some men as well). They are
genetically linked and so some individuals are more likely than others.
Stretch marks can appear as indentations in the skin, and are typically purple, red
or brown when they are new. Older stretch marks are often thin and silvery or white. We treat new
and old, colored and textured.
Stretch marks can be treated successfully. At Celibre, we use the most current laser treatments
to stimulate new collagen in textured stretch marks and remove the pigment in colored stretch marks.
At Celibre, all of our stretch mark removal treatments involve the use of lasers. While we have
not found creams or topical solutions to be helpful, laser stretch mark removal is one of the newest
methods for decreasing the color and texture of stretch marks.
Unlike traditional treatments such as gels and creams, we use laser technology to create a thermal injury to
the skin, which stimulates new collagen to improve texture. We also use two different lasers to get rid of
the color associated with red or brown stretch marks. Currently, we do not treat flat white stretch marks.
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