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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring that occurs on the skin and typically has a off hue color. They are formed during rapid growth of the body such as during puberty or pregnancy which causes the skin to stretch or shrink quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin which support our skin to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.

 

When stretch marks first appear, they tend to be red, purple, pink/reddish brown or dark brown depending on your own skin color. Stretch marks that have just formed can be slightly raised and itchy.

 

With time, the color fades and the bands sink beneath the skin which can lead to a slight depression. Like any scar, stretch marks are permanent but early treatment can make them less noticable and can alleviate the itching.

 

If you have concerns regarding your stretch marks, call us @ 67329989 to find out more about the treatment options available.

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