What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are known to affect both men and women, and can appear anywhere on the body – typically developing on the thighs, abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and arms. The most common causes for stretch marks include:
Genetics play a key role in whether or not you’ll have stretch marks. For example, if your mother developed stretch marks during pregnancy, you have a higher risk of developing them as well.
Gaining and/or losing a substantial amount of weight causes your skin to stretch, which will often result in unsightly stretch marks.
When teens experience their growth spurts, stretch marks often occur as the skin struggles to keep up with the rest of the body’s growth.
When men and women rapidly develop muscles as commonly occurs during bodybuilding, the skin may expand too quickly, resulting in the development of stretch marks.
In general, men and women who have lighter skin are more likely to develop stretch marks than individuals with a darker complexion.
It’s extremely common for women to develop stretch marks on their legs, hips, abdomen and other areas after pregnancy, due to the substantial weight gain that occurs.
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An overview of stretch mark treatments
To address stretch marks, Dr. Scarpidis uses the innovative Icon Aesthetic System. To begin your stretch mark removal in NYC, he will apply a cooling cream to the target area to ensure that your treatment is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. From there, he will move the laser over your skin, encouraging fresh skin cells to grow and replace your stretch marks. This is accomplished without doing any damage to your surrounding skin, ensuring a comfortable procedure, a non-existent recovery period and very few risks.
Though it’s normal to experience some temporary redness and swelling in the treatment area after your session, it won’t prevent you from resuming your normal daily routine immediately. Depending on the severity of your stretch marks and the quality of your skin, you may see a visible improvement after just one session – or you may require additional treatments to achieve optimal results.
Benefits of stretch mark treatments with the Icon Aesthetic System
Dr. Scarpidis uses the Icon Aesthetic System for his New York stretch mark treatments because of the profound benefits the device offers, including:
There’s a very high level of patient satisfaction with this treatment, because it’s been extremely successful in dramatically improving the appearance of stretch marks for the vast majority of our clients.
The Icon Aesthetic System is a safe way to treat stretch marks – resulting in minimal side effects and no downtime.
You could get rid of stretch marks with a tummy tuck and other surgeries, but these approaches are much more aggressive. With the Icon Aesthetic System, you can reduce your unsightly stretch marks without the risks, costs and recovery time associated with a surgical procedure.