Stretch Marks

Asterie Clinic offers a variety of proven techniques in the management of stretch marks ranging from effective lasers to microneedling

• Stretch marks or striae distensae are long scars associated with a thinned epidermis (top layer of the skin). They occur where the skin has been continuously stretched or is stretched too much. This may occur with pregnancy, muscle gain, rapid weight gain (obesity) and breast augmentation. Certain diseases such as Cushing’s disease may cause the release of hormones that make stretch marks more likely.

Stetch marks typically start as striae rubrae, which are red, pink or purple streaks on the abdomen, hips, breasts, upper arms, thigh or buttocks. Over time they flatten and fade to translucent white or grey pale marks called striae albae. It is though that treatment of striae rubrae is more effective than treatment of striae albae but treatments for both have shown improvement.

Frequently Asked Questions

What treatments are available?

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Asterie Clinic offers Er:Glass and long pulse Nd:Yag lasers, both of which have shown effect in the treatment of stretch marks. A fractional ablative laser such as the Pixel Er:Yag laser offered by Asterie Clinic may also be effective by stimulating the growth of new epidermis. The epidermis is the top layer of skin that is thinned out in stretch marks. Micro-needling is also an effective option for the treatment of stretch marks that can be used in all skin types.

Can skin care prevent stretch marks?

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There is limited evidence in support of skin care in the prevention of stretch marks. However, tretinoin 0.05% (prescription only) has been shown to be effective in reducing the severity of early stretch marks.

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