Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Confidence starts from within, but it doesn’t make matters more accessible when you don’t like how your skin looks. Life changes and diet can play a significant role in the luster and integrity of our skin. The appearance of stretch marks is widespread during pregnancy, rapid growth, or weight gain. These strange minor marks are tiny scars in the skin that start red and gradually fade to white. If you’ve noticed the appearance of stretch marks on your thighs, stomach area, back, chest, or arms, our team at Aspen Aesthetics + Pharmacy can help. 

What Are the Signs?

While harmless, many people work to reduce the appearance of stretch marks to restore the smoothness of their skin. Stretch marks may gradually fade to white if left untreated but rarely disappear completely. Striae are scars on the body and are permanent without intervention. Here at Aspen Aesthetics + Pharmacy, we offer Secret™ PRO, a radiofrequency microneedling treatment that effectively penetrates the skin, delivers exceptional results, and erase the appearance of these marks for good.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

While these marks can be annoying and stubborn to prevent, new technologies can also there are also new technologies that can help reduce or eliminate their existence. These marks are prevalent among pregnant women but may appear after significant weight gain or during an adolescent growth spurt. 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.

Secret™ PRO by Cutera® Treatment Options

At Aspen Aesthetics + Pharmacy, we offer Secret™ PRO by Cutera® treatments to help remove stretch marks from unwanted areas. Secret™ PRO uses radiofrequency microneedling, sometimes combined with CO2 laser energy, to treat various skin conditions. In just one session, this technology can leave a noticeable impact on the look and feel of your skin. The CO2 laser addresses the problems on the surface of the skin, while the RF microneedling goes deeper below the surface to tackle harder to treat conditions. Microneedling can be used to deposit serums, such as topical tretinoin and vitamin C, deeper into the skin. While this occurs, you may feel light pressure or warmth. No matter which treatment you receive, your sessions will not be painful.

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Stretch Marks in Edmonton, AB 

Stretch marks don’t have to be an issue you deal with, and it doesn’t have to be a forever problem. Easing the appearance of skin discoloration and scarring is one of our specialties here at Aspen Aesthetics + Pharmacy. Schedule your appointment by using the online scheduler or calling (587) 200-8018.

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