Stretch Marks

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks (striae distensa) are the streaky lines that develop on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs. They are caused by the rapid expansion of skin usually during pregnancy or during weight fluctuation. This sudden stretching of the skin actually results in the tearing of the dermis (below the surface of the skin). These marks are notoriously difficult to treat, but thanks to laser technology, stretch marks can be repaired without causing further damage to the skin.

What are the causes?

Stretch marks are more likely to develop during pregnancy, sudden weight gain or loss, growth spurts during puberty, or weight training that results in rapid muscle growth. If members of your family easily get these marks, you may be at a higher risk. Fluctuating hormone levels can also play a role.

How are stretch marks treated?

If you want to reduce the streaky lines from your stomach or legs, schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health. We specialize in non-invasive treatments and we can help you get back to healthy, clear skin. Vbeam Perfecta is one of the most effective treatments for stretch mark reduction. This treatment uses a flashlamp pulsed dye laser to deliver an intense, but gentle burst of rhythmic laser energy through the dermis and epidermis. As a result, your skin will appear firmer, tighter, and rejuvenated.* Learn more about Vbeam Perfecta here.

Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA

If you suffer from stretch marks and you live in the seacoast region of New Hampshire or the North Shore in Massachusetts, schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health. Using Vbeam Perfecta, we help patients improve the overall health of their skin.* Give us a call at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington) or (978) 525-0100 (Peabody). You can also fill out form on our site to request a consultation.


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*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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