As we go through life, our bodies inevitably go through changes. Any type of change can come with visible ramifications, from very small to very large. One visible reminder of change comes in the form of stretch marks. There are a few misconceptions surrounding these visible marks, which we will partly clear up below.
If you have stretch marks and you are interested in finding a way to reduce their appearance of fade them completely, our team at The Aesthetic Clinique would be more than happy to talk to you about your options. No one should feel uncomfortable in their own skin, especially when there are non-surgical treatment options available at our practice in Santa Rosa Beach. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
What Causes Stretch Marks?
The first important fact to know about these colorful marks is that they can affect anyone at virtually any weight. Women are usually affected more than men, but either gender is susceptible to stretch marks. The most common reason why stretch marks form is pregnancy, but of course there are many others.
Stretch marks can appear on almost any part of the body, including the arms, legs, breasts, stomach, and back. Stretch marks are due to the skin stretching too quickly, hence the name. These marks pose no medical risk, but they can cause a drop in self-esteem and body image issues.
Stretch marks can also be caused by the skin rapidly shrinking, which is why many individuals start to notice these marks after losing a significant amount of weight. Growth spurts and gaining muscle mass can also cause lines to appear on the skin.
Not everyone develops these marks, and some individuals see their stretch marks fade away naturally over time. These marks may start out red or purple, but after some time they may change color to closer match the surrounding skin.
Who is a Candidate for Treatment?
If you are frustrated by visible marks on your skin, there are many over-the-counter options. These creams and serums may not be effective for everyone, so you may need to look further. We can discuss your candidacy with you at your consultation with our educated staff. Most individuals make good candidates for stretch mark removal treatment.
If your marks are not fading, or if you would like them to disappear completely, consider us here at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach. Self-esteem is a very important part of life, so there is no reason to feel bad about yourself and your body when stretch marks are completely natural and we offer effective treatment options for them. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!