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Stretch Marks

Effective Medical Treatment

Stretch marks (“striae” as they are called medically) are actually a form of scarring, leaving ridges on the skin.

Stretch marks are not a health risk in themselves, but can be very unsightly and therefore distressing for the sufferer.

They are caused by damage to the dermis and are often as a result of the skin being stretched e.g. through pregnancy or weight gain, which pulls and stretches the skin beyond its elasticity.  Experts say that 75% and 90% of women develop stretch marks to some degree during pregnancy.

Stretch marks first appear as reddish or purple lines, but tend to gradually fade to a lighter range. The affected areas appear empty and are soft to the touch.

Stretchmarks Treatment

Dr Barbara Kubicka works closely with a number of patients offering bespoke stretch mark treatment.  Depending on the site, size and scale of the stretch marks, a number of treatments may be offered or combined to treat the stretch marks.  These may include:

Popular Areas for Treatment

Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, but are most likely to appear in places where larger amounts of fat are stored, e.g.:

  • abdomen
  • breasts
  • upper arms
  • back
  • thighs
  • hips
  • buttocks