Stretch marks typically result from hormonal changes that affect the skin. Pregnancy, weight loss and weight gain, puberty, and possibly even genetics are among the many factors that can contribute to the development of stretch marks. These common skin conditions often first appear as red, purplish, white, or gray streaks, and they can occur on a variety of body areas. Stretch marks are typically caused by damaged elastin protein fibers in the skin. Somewhat like a scar, they will not heal on their own; however, there are now a number of treatments available here at Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics that can significantly reduce signs of stretch marks and enhance the skin’s tone and texture in the targeted areas.
What Afterglow Can Do for Stretch Marks
Afterglow offers two of the most advanced techniques available to diminish the appearance of stretch marks. Both are minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments that do not typically require extensive downtime. The links below will take you to detailed descriptions of our stretch mark treatment options:
Dermal Roller Microneedling
This treatment is designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, ultimately helping the skin to heal itself and the stretch marks to fade.