Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre
Stretch Mark Treatment | Vancouver
Discover stretch mark removal treatment options in Vancouver, BC to keep your skin clear and smooth.
Pregnancy, muscle gain, and weight loss are all proud accomplishments. Dr. Rose wants to help you celebrate these changes without living with lifelong scars. While stretch marks are very common, they don’t have to be permanent.
Do you want to enjoy the skin you had before your body changed? Dr. Rose can make that dream possible with her minimally invasive treatment that keeps your skin soft, elastic, and free of unwanted marks.
Contact Dr. Wong and the Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre to start on your journey to rediscovering your naturally radiant skin beneath your stretch marks.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch mark scars appear when your skin quickly grows or shrinks.
Your skin relies on collagen and elastin to stay elastic. As a result, it helps your skin return to its original place after losing weight. However, if changes happen too quickly to your skin, it strains your collagen and elastin, causing them to rupture.
The skin heals the ruptures but leaves scars, which look like white lines across the skin.
Stretch marks aren’t a medical condition and don’t require a medical diagnosis or treatment. However, you may wish to undergo treatment to fade the scars for smoother, clearer skin. In addition, removing stretch marks can boost your confidence.
Where Do Stretch Marks Appear?
Stretch marks can occur anywhere on the body, but the places they’re most likely to happen include:
- Upper arms
What Are the First Signs of Stretch Marks?
As your skin stretches to accommodate sudden growth, it will feel extra itchy. At first, stretch marks usually look bright red, purple, dark brown, or pink. The color depends on your skin’s pigmentation.
Stretch marks are slightly sunken in your skin.
After about six to twelve months, stretch marks usually fade slightly as they continue to heal. Older stretch marks look white or silver. While some stretch marks may fade over several years, stubborn marks may never disappear completely.
What Is the Primary Cause of Stretch Marks?
Any changes in your body that cause drastic size changes in a short time can cause stretch marks.
Some of the most common causes include:
- Pregnancy: 80% of pregnant women have stretch marks during and after pregnancy.
- Sudden Weight Gain: Gaining weight quickly can stretch your skin faster than it can adjust, causing stretch marks.
- Sudden Weight Loss: Weight loss surgery and drastic diets can cause a fast weight loss that results in stretch marks.
- Fast Muscle Gain: Bodybuilders and those who gain muscle quickly may see stretch marks along with the new muscle.
- Surgeries: Surgeries like breast implants stretches the skin quickly, which can result in stretch marks.
- Growth spurts: During puberty, you may have gotten your first stretch marks during that period of fast growth.
- Gender: Females are more prone to stretch marks than males.
- Genetics: Some people are genetically more susceptible to stretch marks because their skin is less elastic.
How Can You Prevent Stretch Marks?
How can I remove stretch marks naturally or prevent them from occurring in the first place?
Since genetics play such a significant role in whether you develop stretch marks, they may not be completely avoidable. However, you can take a few steps when you’re expecting sudden weight changes (like during pregnancy, weight loss, or weightlifting).
These tips may not prevent stretch marks altogether but can reduce the number you see or how noticeable they are. Taking care of your skin can also help reduce their appearance after your skin stretches.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy and hydrated so it can stretch easier without breaking.
- Moisturize your skin: Apply direct moisture to keep it more elastic. Creams created for stretch marks are more likely to target the collagen in your skin. Some believe cocoa butter, olive oil, and vitamin E can prevent stretch marks, but no studies support these claims.
- Eat a healthy diet: Eat foods that keep your skin healthy, like foods rich in vitamins, zinc, and protein. A healthy diet can also promote healthier weight changes rather than crash diets.
- Stay active: Exercise and regular movement improve your blood circulation, which promotes collagen and elastin production for more elastic skin that can adjust to your changing weight.
Stretch Mark Removal Treatment Options at Hush Beauty
How do I permanently get rid of stretch marks?
Scars are permanent, so treatment options aim to reduce their appearance so they blend in with the rest of your skin rather than get rid of them altogether. However, treatment is very effective as blending your stretch marks in and reducing their appearance so you can enjoy smoother, younger skin.
Because stretch marks vary significantly due to their age and cause, you must consult a professional before choosing the best treatment for stretch marks. You may also require several rounds of treatment to address all your stretch marks.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend taking extra precautions before using any products or undergoing treatment to ensure the treatment is safe for you and the baby.
Learn about four of Dr. Rose’s expert treatment options at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centrefor how to remove old stretch marks and new ones alike.
Through Exosome therapy for stretch mark treatment, Dr. Rose injects the exosomes to target specific areas of the body where there are stretch marks to trigger a desired response. The exosomes then deliver the materials and information necessary for your body to heal itself, naturally reducing stretch marks’ appearance.
You’ll then watch your body naturally and safely heal your stretch marks over the next few months. Depending on your situation, you may see results within three months, but often you may not see the maximum results until after nine months.
Learn more about the benefits of Dr. Rose’s Exosomes therapy for stretch marks.
Microneedling for stretch mark treatment helps stimulate your body’s natural healing process. With microneedling, Dr. Rose runs a pen-like device over the area with stretch marks. Tiny needles create small punctures in the skin. As your body rushes to heal those small punctures, it’s also replacing the old cells around your stretch marks.
As your stretch marks and surrounding skin grow new cells after microneedling, you’ll notice a more even skin tone and smoother surface. Your body will also release collagen and elastin for more long-term skin health and strength.
Learn more about the benefits of Dr. Rose’s microneedling treatment for stretch marks.
Morpheus8 for stretch marks combines the benefits of microneedling with the added boost of radiofrequency energy. Microneedling stimulates the natural healing process of the skin around your stretch marks. It also creates pathways for the radiofrequency energy to travel, targeting your scarring much deeper under your skin.
Dr. Rose then releases radiofrequency energy to heat the tissue beneath your stretch marks, stimulating collagen and elastin production. If you want to treat multiple areas for stretch marks, Dr. Rose performs the treatment over several sessions to ensure optimal safety.
Learn more about the benefits of Dr. Rose’s Morpheus8 treatment for stretch marks.
Radiesse for stretch marks is a dermal filler made from a biodegradable substance that boosts collagen production. While Dr. Rose often uses dermal fillers to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, it’s also effective at minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and boosting collagen production to help heal the scarring.
Dr. Rose injects Radiesse into the area with stretch marks. The fillers even out your skin tone under the stretch marks, minimizing the scars’ appearance. The collagen production also heals the skin around your stretch mark scarring, improving their appearance.
Learn more about the benefits of Radiesse for stretch marks.
Can Products Help with Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are permanent, so there aren’t any products that can effectively treat stretch marks. However, taking care of your skin while losing or gaining weight through daily moisture keeps your skin more flexible, which may reduce your chances of getting stretch marks.
If you notice new stretch marks, you can try a scar recovery gel during the healing process, but there aren’t any guaranteed results. The only truly reliable treatments for stretch marks are one of the above options from Dr. Rose.
Don’t Let Stretch Marks Impact Your Confidence
Can stretch marks be removed permanently? While they are there to stay, they don’t have to be as visible as they are now.
You’re beautiful and strong and adjusting to your new body after sudden weight loss or gain. There’s no need to let pesky stretch marks get in the way of finding confidence in the new you. Let Dr. Rose take care of the appearance of those silver lines so you can wear what you want with confidence in your smooth, flawless skin.
Schedule an appointment with Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre in Vancouver, BC to talk about the best treatment options for your stretch marks.