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Stretch Mark Treatments

Embrace Confidence with Our Stretch Mark Solutions

Fractional Laser Resurfacing and RF microneedling allows us to treat your skin problems in a new unique way never before possible. Sciton Halo fractional laser resurfacing technology leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. RF microneedling uses tiny needles to deliver the energy deep into your skin for minimal downtime. These stretch mark removal treatments allow your skin to heal much faster than if the entire area was treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections. Fractional laser and RF treatments improve wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars with minimal downtime. We treat men and women of all ages from all over Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa area.

An image of a woman's thigh before and after treatment for stretch marks.

Stretch Mark Information

Stretch mark removal are fine lines on the body that occur from tissue under your skin tearing from rapid growth or over-stretching. It is a common condition that does not cause any significant medical problems but can be of cosmetic concern for some people. Other names for stretch marks are striae distensae, striae atrophicans, striae rubra (which are red) and striae alba (white).

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur in certain areas of the body where skin is subjected to continuous and progressive stretching.

  • Abdomen and breast in pregnant women
  • Adolescents undergoing growth spurts (thighs, buttocks, breasts)
  • Shoulders in body-builders
  • Obese or overweight people

Stretch marks can also occur from prolonged use of oral or topical corticosteroids. They are also a feature of the disease Cushing’s syndrome, where increased adrenal cortical activity i.e. excessive circulating cortisol is implicated in their development.

An early sign of stretch marks developing is when an area of skin becomes flattened and thin with a pink color. This may also occasionally be itchy. Soon reddish or purplish lines develop (striae rubra). Over time these lighten to become whitish or flesh-coloured and much less conspicuous. Stretch marks are usually several centimeters long and 1-10 mm wide. Those caused by corticosteroid use or Cushing’s syndrome are often larger and wider and may involve other regions, including the face.

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