Changes in your body like weight gain, muscle gain, or pregnancy can unfortunately mean your skin suffers as a result. Stretch marks can be famously hard to get rid of, leading to frustration and the tendency to cover up. Although you might see plenty of products that promise to get rid of stretch marks, professional treatments are some of the most effective options.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are the natural result of sudden growth where the skin can’t keep up. Often, the deep layers of the skin stretch and tear, leaving the upper layers of the skin intact. This causes a white or dark ‘tiger stripe’ appearance in areas like the hips or stomach on many women (although men experience them too!) Some people are genetically more likely to experience stretch marks than others.
What are My Options for Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are most effectively treated when they are relatively new. Read more about our best stretch mark treatments in Beverly Hills:
Microneedling is one of the most effective options for stretch marks because it can break up scar tissue, stimulate collagen production, and shrink loose skin with radiofrequency energy. With multiple treatments, most patients see substantial results for stretch mark reduction.
For stretch marks that are near the surface, chemical peels can be an effective option. This is a treatment that uses a concentrated chemical solution to exfoliate the skin to customized depths. This requires only a few treatments depending on the strength of each peel.
Erbium YAG Laser
The YAG laser is an effective option for stretch marks because it can remove skin cells at precise depths to treat each inpidual stretch mark. Although this can come with some downtime, it’s an extremely effective way to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate the growth of healthy, new cells.
Schedule a Consultation
You don’t have to live with stretch marks that take away from your confidence. To learn more about your best treatment options, contact our Beverly Hills office by calling or filling out our online form.