Stretch marks can be unsightly and embarrassing, as well as itchy and uncomfortable. They can show up anywhere on the body but generally they will appear in places where large amounts of fat are stored such as the belly, breasts, and buttocks. Stretch marks are caused when the skin has stretched quickly, due to factors such as weight gain or pregnancy, and there is a lack of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin fibers are necessary to keep skin smooth and tight; when there has been a hormonal change that inhibits the production of collagen and elastin and when the skin stretches farther than it has those components to handle, the skin will tear. The result is the formation of purple or red lines on the affected are. These lines can fade over time but will not disappear without treatment.
Most women will experience stretch marks during pregnancy due to the increase in weight and the change in hormones. It is also common for athletes who have experience sudden weight gain or rapid physical expansion due to weight lifting to get stretch marks. Children and teenagers are very susceptible as well since that is a time of dramatic growth.
There are plenty of topical treatments on the market that claim to prevent the formation of stretch marks, but there is little evidence that any are effective. Studies have shown that laser treatments are the most effective way of eliminating stretch marks by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen in the skin. Other procedures such as dermabrasion and surgery have been shown to visibly reduce the scarring, but those treatments are generally associated with significant pain and discomfort. As well as the significant pain, the long recovery time associated with surgical options can be dramatic. The fastest and easiest method for achieving smoother, better looking skin is with laser treatments. Choosing laser treatment to improve your appearance allows you to enjoy the benefits of smooth skin without the pain or down time of other methods.
For more information about the benefits of laser stretch mark removal treatment contact the Jon ‘Ric Medical Spa And Wellness Center at 704-665-0058 or visit www.jonriccharlottemedicalspa.com.
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