Stretch marks don’t hurt anything but your confidence and self-image.
If you’re looking for a treatment to remove your stretch marks, Dr. Dimitry Rabkin at Esthetica MD offers a number of different options.
Located just across the river from Manhattan in Englewood, NJ, Esthetica MD is a safe medical spa that provides expert advice and top-notch treatments that deliver natural-looking results.
Stretch marks are the result of tears and ruptures in the collagen and elastin in your skin, which bind your skin firmly to the layers beneath. Collagen tears are actually a type of scarring, which makes them especially difficult to treat. You need a skin care specialist like Dr. Dimitry Rabkin of Esthetica MD to remove your stretch marks. He understands skin anatomy and cosmetic concerns.
Several factors significantly influence the type of stretch marks you get and the degree to which they appear on your body. These factors include:
- Your skin type and color, which determine the color of your stretch marks
- The cause of your stretch marks, with pregnancy being the most common
- Where they appear on your body
Stretch marks don’t pose a medical threat to your health and they aren’t painful or limiting, but they can be bothersome. Talk to Dr. Rabkin about treatment methods to diminish your stretch marks.
Stretched to the Limit
It’s possible that your stretch marks may look like slightly indented streaks on your skin. They may have no distinguishable difference in color from the rest of your skin or they may appear purple, red or even silver. Stretch marks can appear on anyone at any age. The most common places for stretch marks include your chest, stomach, hips, thighs and buttocks.
While you can’t fully prevent stretch marks, there are measures you can take to keep your skin in good condition. The better nourished and moisturized your skin is, the better its ability to stretch. Get plenty of vitamins C, D, and E in your diet. Stay properly hydrated to boost your skin’s natural resilience to stress.
Common Causes of Stretch Marks
Some people never develop stretch marks. For others, stretch marks may be so minor or insignificant that they’re unnoticeable. For the rest, stretch mark removal makes a significant difference in how they feel about themselves. Common causes of stretch marks include:
Stretch marks are extremely common in women during pregnancy. Since the growth of your baby happens very quickly, your body can’t always keep up. It’s estimated that between 50 and 90 percent of pregnant women develop stretch marks.
Puberty and growth spurts
Rapid growth is part of being a kid. In some cases, accelerated growth rates exceed the skin’s ability to expand. Some people go through life with stretch marks from avery young age.
Weight gain or loss
Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding crash diets is recommended. Unhealthy diets and eating habits can lead to extreme weight fluctuations. The faster these changes occur, the more likely you are to get stretch marks.
Gaining or losing too much muscle too quickly has the same effect on your body as gaining or losing fat. Stretch marks can be a problem for body builders, especially if you build an unnatural muscle mass with steroids.
There’s a genetic component to the composition of your skin and the way it stretches. If you’ve noticed stretch marks on your mother and immediate family, you probably have a higher risk of developing them yourself.
How to Remove Stretch Marks
The sooner you begin treating your stretch marks the better chance you have of being successful. Ultimately, the goal is to significantly reduce their appearance. Dr. Rabkin of Esthetica MD offers you a variety of stretch marks treatments that include:
This controlled method of advanced exfoliation removes dead skin cells from your outermost layers. Then it stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
This is another form of effective advanced exfoliation. A peel resurfaces the skin and encourages cell turnover.
This non-invasive treatment can rejuvenate your skin, limiting the appearance of stretch marks.
Using tiny needles that puncture the skin, this method harnesses your skin’s natural healing properties to build more collagen and help hide stretch marks.
Combining your own platelet rich plasma <Link to PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment> and ultrasound technology, this cutting-edge treatment harnesses the benefits of your own natural healing process to rebuild collagen and elastin fibers of your skin. Platelet rich plasma, injected into the middle layer of your skin, signals your body to jump-start the healing process.
If you’ve suffered with stretch marks, it’s time to do something about it. Contact Esthetica MD to arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Rabkin.