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Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are caused by the over-stretching of the skin, tearing the skin, due to pregnancy or rapid weight gain.

Treatments for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks appear as linear discoloured marks on the skin, similar to scarring. Stretch marks are mostly found around the hips, breasts, stomach, buttocks and thighs and are cause by the over-stretching of the skin causing the skin to tear, allowing deeper layers of skin to show through. Stretch marks may slowly diminish naturally overtime but they will not completely be reduced without laser treatment. Lasers can resurface the skin, eliminating the appearance of the stretch marks to restore an even skin tone.

SYMPTOMS of Stretch Marks

The symptoms of stretch marks can effect the thighs, stomach, buttocks and breasts. Stretch marks appear as indented streaks and lines on the skin, they initially appear darker than your skin’s normal colour, red, purple, pink or blue and their colour will fade in time. They may have some texture and can effect self-esteem.


CAUSES of Stretch Marks

  • Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin which often occurs during the third trimester of pregancy or as a side effect of excess weight gain. An increase of cortisone which weakens the fibres of the skin can also contribute to the cause of stretch marks.

Prevention of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are prevented with careful weight management to avoid excess stretching and tearing of the skin. A diet high in nutrients and adequate hydration will also help reduce the development of stretch marks. When stretch marks cannot be helped, it is best to have them treated as soon as possible for the best results.

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