Stretch Marks

about Stretch marks typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. These lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray.

When you touch stretch marks with your fingers, you might feel a slight ridge or indentation on your skin. Sometimes, stretch marks feel itchy or sore.

These lines commonly appear during or after pregnancy or after a sudden change in your weight. They also tend to occur in adolescents who are rapidly growing. You can have stretch marks just about anywhere, but they are most common on your stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.

Stretch marks often fade with time. If you do not want to wait, there are treatments that can dramatically improve their appearance.

At-home treatment

Retinol works by restoring collagen, a fibrous protein that helps give your skin elasticity. It is best to use this cream on recent stretch marks that are red or pink. This cream may cause skin irritation. If you are pregnant, you should not use Retinol.

Recommended Products – ZO Retinol Skin Brightener, ZO Wrinkle & Texture Repair

In-Clinic Treatments

At Century Derma Lounge, we offer non-ablative skin resurfacing treatments as well as Microneedling with Radiofrequency, both of which are effective for visibly reducing the appearance stretch marks. Stretch marks are common especially in women who have experienced weight gains and losses such as during pregnancy. They can create a cosmetic concern.

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