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Stretch marks

Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. They occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and are extremely common.

Anyone can develop stretch marks, although they tend to affect more women than men.

They can occur on a range of body parts, including the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, and lower back.

This type of scarring happens when the skin cannot resume normal form after a period of intense growth, often due to pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, or puberty. Over 50 percent of women experience stretch marks during pregnancy.

What are stretch marks?

stretch marks
Stretch marks can occur as a result of overstretched skin.

Stretch marks are scars or disfiguring lesions. They are also called striae, striae distensae (SD), striae atrophicans, and striae gravidarum.

The most common areas affected include:

  • abdomen
  • breasts
  • hips
  • flank
  • buttocks
  • thighs

Stretch marks are not physically dangerous but can cause problems with self-image and anxiety. For some people, stretch marks are a significant cosmetic concern that can affect day-to-day living.


Stretch marks can occur as a result of overstretched skin.
Stretch marks are scars or disfiguring lesions. They are also called striae, striae distensae (SD), striae atrophicans, and striae gravidarum.

The most common areas affected include:

abdomen
breasts
hips
flank
buttocks
thighs
Stretch marks are not physically dangerous but can cause problems with self-image and anxiety. For some people, stretch marks are a significant cosmetic concern that can affect day-to-day living.

Fast facts on stretch marks on the breasts:

  • While they are harmless, stretch marks are difficult to treat effectively.
  • Laser therapy has been shown to improve 50 to 75 percent of cases of stretch marks.
  • Though effective, laser therapy for stretch marks is expensive and needs many treatments.
  • Stretch marks on the breasts are common and often associated with puberty or pregnancy.

 

Laser and IPL Plus therapy

Laser therapy is the only treatment proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks significantly. Laser therapy uses beams of light to break up scar tissue and stimulate damaged tissues.

Laser benefits include:

  • improves blood flow to the area
  • energizes surrounding cells, including collagen-producing cells
  • stimulates the immune system
  • improves lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and pain

A 2016 review concluded that laser and light therapies were most effective in reducing early scars and promoting collagen and elastin production in older scars.

In many instances, insurance companies will not cover the procedure, considering it cosmetic surgery.

The cost of laser therapy ranges from $200 to $500 per session. It normally takes up to 20 sessions, over several weeks, for individuals to see a 20 to 60 percent reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.

 

 

NOTE: We recommend that be tested on a specific area of the skin before you proceed.

 

For more Information please visit https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

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