Dr. Haus Dermatology

Stretch Marks

Both women and men can suffer from stretch marks or striae, as they are known medically.

They are long, reddish lines that appear on the skin and which may then turn white over time.  Stretch marks occur when your skin is stretched very quickly and the skin cells cannot grow as fast. The damage that can be seen is formed in the middle layer of the skin which is known as the dermis. While the stretching skin may not be painful, the stretch marks themselves are actually scars.

Stretch marks are usually more noticeable in people with darker skin because of the higher melanin content in their skin.

Many women will develop stretch marks during their pregnancy as a result of the rapid expansion of the skin during this time.  Another group of people who are prone to stretch marks, are body builders if their muscles bulk up too quickly.

Dr Haus knows that once formed, stretch marks are difficult to eliminate entirely but there are still a number of effective treatments options available, to make them less noticeable.

Recommended Treatments: Lasers and Ablative Radiofrequency

I am very pleased I went to Dr Haus for treatment, my skin looks and feels fantastic. The clinic is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing and reassuring. Dr Haus made me feel welcome and comfortable throughout my first visit and I look forward to returning. Highly recommended.

Hanne Malling

Stretch marks - Dr. Haus Dermatology