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Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are the streaky lines on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs, that are caused by the rapid expansion of skin during pregnancy or from obesity.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks (also known as striae distensa) are the streaky lines on the skin, especially on the abdomen and legs, that are caused by the rapid expansion of skin during pregnancy or from obesity. This sudden stretching 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, torn skin can be repaired without burning a hole in or damaging it.*

What are the causes?

Stretch marks are more likely to develop during these times:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Grow spurts resulting from puberty
  • Weight training that results in rapid muscle growth

If members of your family get these marks, you are at a higher risk. Fluctuating hormone levels can also play a role.

Request treatments at Vermont Med Spa

If you have tried lotions, creams or other home remedies that have failed to treat these marks, request an appointment at Vermont Med Spa in Los Angeles. We use IPL treatments, Morpheus8 skin resurfacing and microneedling to reduce stretch marks.* These procedures are all non-surgical, non-invasive and require very minimal downtime (if at all).* To get started with a custom treatment plan, call (213) 335-3542 or request an appointment on our site.


* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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