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Stretch Marks



Stretch marks are caused when skin is stretched. The condition is hereditary, so women whose mothers had stretch marks following pregnancy are likely to acquire them as well. Stretch marks also can occur after a large amount of weight is gained or lost. They may also develop after taking certain strong medications such as steroids. Stretch marks can appear pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown, and fade over time to a more silvery-white color.

It’s best to treat stretch marks as early as possible. Research has shown stretch marks treated in the earliest stages — when they are still purple or red — more readily respond to treatment. Once stretch marks pass to the later stage — when they become white or silver, sometimes with deep indentations – they are much more challenging to treat.

Microneedling as seen in before and after picture is used to treat stretch marks

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