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Stretch marks

Let's face it! The most frequently googled question by a lot of individuals when it comes to dealing with skin issues is, how to get rid of stretch marks? 

So what are stretch marks? Stretch marks, or scars that occur when your skin quickly stretches or recoils, regularly appear as groups of lines stumbling into your skin. Stretch marks are extremely normal and up to 90 percent of the individuals have them. They regularly show up during or after pregnancy, or after other abrupt or quick changes in your weight. For instance, quickly growing teenagers could see a few stretch marks. These marks can show up pretty much anyplace, however they're generally normal on your:

  • stomach
  • breasts
  • upper arms
  • thighs
  • buttocks

So the next most commonly asked question is, do stretch marks go away? Like some other scars, stretch marks are quite permanent, especially pregnancy stretch marks. However, if corrected on time, they generally blur and become somewhat lighter than the remainder of your skin - they might look white or shimmering. Assuming that you are self-conscious about their existence, it's important to remember that most adults have them. A board-certified expert is the best individual to converse with about the skin issues, including stretch marks. They can let you know about the best kind of treatment that is suitable for your skin type and increase the chances of bringing down the stretch marks. However you must ensure to let the doctor know about your medical history, health issues and current prescriptions. 


Stretch marks don't all resemble the same way. They differ based upon how long you have had them, what is the reason behind them, in which part of the body they are located in and the kind of skin you have. Normal symptoms of having stretch marks include:

  • Indented marks or lines on the mid-region, breasts, hips, bottom or different parts on the body
  • Pink, dark, blue, purple or red stretch marks 
  • Prominent streaks that blur to a lighter tone
  • Streaks covering enormous region of the body
  • Thin, polished lines in your skin that might seem whitish over the long haul
  • Itchiness and irritation on the skin before stretch marks show up


There are two primary reasons as to why stretch marks may appear on your skin;  

  • When your skin stretches
  • When there is an increased production of cortisone in your body 

Cortisone is nothing but a hormone that is naturally induced in your adrenal glands. When you have too much of these hormones, you will suffer from a loss of skin elasticity and collagen production. Stretch marks also occur more often in some specific circumstances:

  • Women tend to experience stretch marks during their pregnancy because their skin on the belly stretches, because it is making room for the fetus to develop. This continuous process of shrinking and expansion can cause pregnancy stretch marks 
  • Stretch marks me also appear when one individual loses drastic amount of weight or gains a lot of weight 
  • It is also common among adolescents due to their sudden growth spurt
  • Usage of corticosteroid creams, pills, or lotions can also be the reason for occurrence of stretch marks, by reducing the skin’s ability to expand
  • People who experience rapid muscle mass with weight lifting 
  • Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that weakens the fibres of the skin and causes abnormal growth
  • After a breast implant surgery
  • Illnesses like Cushing's syndrome

Treatment options 

Some of the most commonly sought after treatment options to get rid of red stretch marks, pregnancy stretch marks or any other types - include; 

  • Laser treatment 

Removal of red stretch marks by laser consists of eliminating striae - medically called stretch marks by means of laser resurfacing. It works by eliminating the external layer of skin to assist with rebuilding the overlying skin. During this treatment, light emissions are utilised in concentrated amounts to stimulate new development. While it cannot dispose of stretch marks totally, laser removal might assist with leaving the stretch marks smoother, in this manner decreasing their appearance. The quantity of sessions in your treatment period will rely upon different factors, for example, how old the stretch marks on your skin are, the type of your skin, width of the stretch marks, and the basic cause. Normally, 4-8 sessions are expected for permanent and drastically noticeable outcomes. Learn more about Laser Treatment→

  • RF Microneedling  

Microneedling utilises a fine needle to make miniature wounds, or punctures, in the skin. This stimulates the creation of vessels, elastin, and collagen. It's likewise called skin needling or collagen inducing treatment. Assuming the technique additionally utilises radiofrequency waves, it's called as radiofrequency microneedling. The needle discharges radiofrequency into the channels, causing extra damage. This improves the impacts of standard microneedling. For the most part, the methodology just takes 10 to 20 minutes. Although there is  no downtime, you will have to wear an SPF as your skin mends. You'll probably require somewhere around 4 sessions to get the best outcomes you need. To keep up with the full impact, repeating the treatment once a year is suggested. Learn more about RF Microneedling →

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