Stretch Marks and Scars
Stretch marks are a type of scarring on the skin that occurs when the skin is stretched beyond normal limits, causing tears within the dermis. They can occur on multiple areas of the body, such as the lower back, stomach, thighs, arms, breasts, and butt . Common causes of stretch marks are growth spurts in childhood, sudden weight gain, and pregnancy. Stretch marks are able to fade slowly over time with exercise, diet, and hydration, but it is not guaranteed.
Scars to the body can occur from acne or when there is trauma to the skin through a deep wound. When the skin repairs itself it lays down collagen fibers and oftentimes it is different from the surrounding tissues. A scar can be flat and pale or raised, called a keloid.
We have several procedures to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scarring: Secret RF, laser treatments or combination treatments.