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Stretch Marks

Nurture Women's Health -  - OBGYN

Nurture Women's Health

OBGYNs & Pelvic Health, Incontinence and Sexual Medicine Specialists located in Frisco, TX

You can develop stretch marks for various reasons, such as pregnancy, a growth spurt, or weight gain. If you want these lines erased from your body, Stella Med Spa at Nurture Women’s Health in Frisco, Texas, is one of the only med spas that offers the state-of-the-art Potenza™ radiofrequency microneedling treatment by Cynosure®. Call the specialists today to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tool.

Stretch Marks Q & A

What are stretch marks?

The stretching of your skin causes stretch marks, which look like indented streaks and typically appear on your:

  • Breasts
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Stomach 
  • Buttocks

Over time, they can become less noticeable. Even though stretch marks aren’t harmful, they might be a cosmetic concern for you.

The expert team at Stella Med Spa at Nurture Women’s Health can evaluate your stretch marks and talk to you about the best solution for your condition.

 

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are a result of the skin stretching and can worsen for many reasons, including your genetics, the degree of stress on the area of skin, and your cortisone level. Cortisone is a hormone that can weaken the elasticity in your skin.

Stretch marks can be caused by:

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Rapidly gaining and losing weight
  • Breast enlargement surgery
  • Genetic disorders

When you start to get stretch marks, you’ll notice indented lines in your skin appearing pink, black, blue, purple, or red.

Everyone’s stretch marks look different. Some are longer and larger, and others are brighter or darker in color. They’re also located in various places on the body, depending on your type of skin and the cause of their appearance.

 

How do you treat stretch marks?

The team at Stella Med Spa at Nurture Women’s Health uses the Potenza microneedling treatment by Cynosure. This advanced technology uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to diminish the look of stretch marks by targeting the area and breaking down the stretch marks with the applied energy from the Potenza device. The RF energy can be delivered to large areas of tissue and allows for skin tightening through soft tissue coagulation. It only takes four to eight sessions to get the look you want and takes less than 30 minutes per visit. There is no downtime after the procedure.

After completing your treatment, you might experience temporary swelling and redness that should disappear after a few days. Talk to your specialist if you have concerns about side effects.

The end result of treatments is a smooth texture where your stretch marks once left their indented imprint on your skin.

If you want to get rid of your stretch marks, reach out to the medspa specialists at Stella Med Spa at Nurture Women’s Health by calling or booking an appointment online today.