The appearance of stretch marks are very common during pregnancy, rapid growth, or weight gain. Stretch marks are actually tiny scars in the skin that start off red and gradually fade to white. The use of oil and frankincense have been long-standing, traditional methods of addressing this issue. However, these options have not provided promising results. If you’ve noticed the appearance of stretch marks on your thighs, stomach area, back, chest, or arms, our team at Behr Laser & Skin Care Center may be able to help. We have the Vbeam® Laser to help fade the redness. We use multiple lasers and micro needling techniques to improve the scarring and texture of the skin.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What Are the Causes?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, show up in the form of scarring and discoloration. These marks are common among pregnant women, but may also occur as a result of weight gain or adolescent growth spurts. Striae occur due to an increase in cortisone in the body. When levels of this hormone rise, it can reduce skin pliability while causing the skin to stretch. Cortisone prevents fibroblasts from forming collagen and elastin fibers and leads to the ridges in the skin typically associated with stretch marks.
What Are the Signs?
Thankfully, stretch marks don’t cause any adverse symptoms aside from their visual appearance. While harmless, many people work to reduce the appearance of these marks to restore the smoothness of their skin. If left untreated, they may gradually fade to white, but rarely disappear completely. Striae are scars on the body and are permanent without intervention. At our Fresno location, we offer multiple Laser treatments (Fraxel®, and Vbeam Perfecta®), Microneedling, and Microneedling with Radiofrequency (Potenza® and Vivace®) services to help you address this problem successfully.
Treatments for Stretch Marks
- Fraxel® Laser
- Microneedling with Sculptra®
- Potenza™ Microneedling with Radiofrequency
- Vbeam Perfecta®
- Vivace® Microneedling with Radiofrequency
Treating Stretch Marks in Fresno, CA
Easing the appearance of skin discoloration and scarring is one of our specialties here at Behr Laser & Skin Care Center. If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your skin, we welcome you to schedule an appointment today. Get started by filling out the form below or giving our center a call at (559) 435-7546. We look forward to seeing you!