What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, or Striae, are a form of scarring on the skin that occurs during period of rapid growth of body such as puberty or pregnancy. These long narrow streaks appear red or purple to begin with and fade out over time due to loss of pigmentation. They are particularly visible on the stomach, buttocks, the thighs, breasts, hips, upper arms and décolletage. While stretch marks are completely normal and common, not everyone feels confident in having them.
What causes Stretch Marks?
Most common causes are:
- Rapid weight gain
- Medical conditions such as Cushing syndrome or Marian syndrome
What treatments are available for Stretch Marks?
At Dermacore, we offer a broad range of treatments for Stretch Marks that are non-invasive and highly effective. Book a free consultation to discuss your skin concerns with our skin specialist and develop a plan for a smooth, youthful skin.