More Common Than You Think
If you have unwanted stretch marks on your abdomen, breast, thighs, arms, or back – you are not alone. In fact, as many as 50% of mothers get abdominal stretch marks during their pregnancies, and up to 80% of the population – including men – have stretch marks. Over-the-counter stretch mark creams and ointments have not been proven to be effective measures to reduce the effects of stretch marks for many people. However, specialists have developed specific laser therapies that are effective at minimizing the visibility of stretch marks – the VitalLife Scientific Wellness Team offers Bangkok stretch mark removal treatments to help you regain your blemish-free skin!
What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a kind of scar or tear on the top layer of your skin. This occurs because your skin can not return to its normal appearance after a time during which your body has significantly grown or shrunk in size.
Your skin may appear slightly uneven and discolored – usually, a purplish hue if recent or white if a long duration has passed. They are generally long and narrow – often in a line, stripe, or streak-like fashion. Typically, people get a cluster of stretch marks in one or more common areas including: arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, breasts, and more.
Pregnant women are at an increased risk for developing stretch marks, but additional risk factors include:
- Heavy weight lifting
- Hormonal changes
- Medical conditions such as Marfan syndrome
- Long term treatment with medications such as corticosteroids can negatively affect collagen placing an increased risk for stretch marks.
While Stretch marks may not be considered a medical concern they can impact on self-esteem. And many would like to minimize them for cosmetic reasons. This is especially true for those who develop deep-hued and noticeable stretch marks. The VitalLife skin doctor in Bangkok offers specialized stretch mark treatment options to help reduce your stretch marks!
If you have unwanted stretch marks, there are options available for you. These non-invasive and easy treatments will repair your skin damage and encourage new skin growth to reduce your stretch marks and make them overall less noticeable. Ready to get started? Make an appointment with the VitalLife team today!